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09/09/2014

MCLA Ranked in U.S. News & World Report as Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College for Fourth Consecutive Year

U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as a top liberal arts college. In the publication's "Best Colleges" 2015 edition, MCLA is ranked one of the top ten public liberal arts colleges in the nation, and is one of only 6 non-military institutions in the top ten.
09/03/2014

STEM leader attends national institute

Dr. Christopher Himes found himself part of a select group this summer as one of 10 early career professors who attended the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Summer Leadership Institute.

09/03/2014

First-year students reach for new heights

The traditional hike up Mount Greylock will happen a few days later this year, as incoming first-year students got things moving in a different way this past Labor Day.
08/27/2014

'It is easy to make connections'

In addition to her biology major, the allied health concentration program is preparing Susan Bloom '16 for graduate school and the next step toward her career.
08/27/2014

After London internship at Simon & Schuster, alumna heads to NYC

Kimberly Capriola '11 took her MCLA degree in English/Communications to London, England, where she's completing her master's degree in children's literature at the University of Roehampton.
08/20/2014

Interns explore youth center possibilities

After spending their summer at some of the best cultural venues Berkshire County has to offer, B-HIP interns set out to develop programming for local teens.
08/20/2014

Visiting professor provides cross-cultural experience

MCLA students this summer explored the long tradition of Chinese literature and learned about the people and culture of China, without ever leaving the Berkshires.
08/13/2014

'MCLA has so much to offer'

According to transfer student Kelli Furney '15, "MCLA has an amazing networking system where students can find internships and really expand their knowledge."
08/13/2014

'You can be yourself'

As a member of the women's soccer team, Rachel Niddrie '15 has a busy and demanding schedule. But the psychology major's professors are supportive of her endeavors - both on and off the field.
08/06/2014

Computer science major enjoys campus camaraderie

Hannah Bearup '15 aims to create software that will change the world for the better.
08/06/2014

'Plenty of opportunities to find your niche'

According to Greg Wilson '15, "MCLA was the least expensive school I applied to, but it had the most to offer." Most importantly, he knew he would fit in.
08/01/2014

MCLA President Mary Grant Appointed Chancellor-Elect At UNC Asheville

MCLA has announced that President Mary K. Grant, Ph.D, its 11th president and the first alumna to serve in that capacity, has been appointed chancellor-elect at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville.
07/31/2014

MCLA To Hold 2nd STEM Academy For Incoming Freshmen

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) next week will welcome 20 new students to campus a little early as they attend the Second Annual STEM Academy, Aug. 3 through 7. The five-day program is designed for incoming freshmen who plan to major in science or math, or who are interested in science.
07/30/2014

Psychology major dives into life on campus

Timothy Williams '17 of Springfield, Mass., didn't waste any time getting involved during his freshman year.
07/30/2014

Incoming freshmen attend Second Annual Berkshire Bank STEM Academy

Twenty MCLA freshmen have started their college careers a little early as they attend this week's Second Annual Berkshire Bank STEM Academy.
07/25/2014

First Summer Undergraduate Research Institute is Underway

From developing computer software programs that make solving mathematical problems faster to an examination of how zebrafish embryos learn, students and their faculty mentors are engaged in MCLA's inaugural Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Institute.

07/24/2014

Gallery 107 to Open 'The Vital Flux' Exhibition at Downstreet Art Celebration

Gallery 107 announces "The Vital Flux," a mixed-media, group exhibition of biomorphic artwork featuring work by artists Emily Barletta, Alana Bograd, Jackie Brown, Marguerita Hagan, Angela McQuillan and Samantha Jones, will be on display beginning July 31 and running through Aug. 24.
07/24/2014

MCLA Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Fund Scholarships for STEM Majors

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant for $639,826 to fund annual scholarships in the amount of $5,000 for 32 students who major in biology, physics, chemistry, environmental studies, computer science or mathematics.
07/23/2014

Student Athletic Mentors support Trailblazers

Based on the idea that no one understands a student-athlete's schedule and challenges better than another student-athlete, MCLA recently added Student Athletic Mentors.
07/23/2014

MCLA's BCRC to Host Next Downstreet Art Thursday on July 31

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will host the next DownStreet Art Thursday on July 31 from 3 to 9 p.m. with the opening of nine new exhibitions, open studios by local artists, pop-up happenings and community events throughout Downtown North Adams.
07/21/2014

MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Split Level' Exhibition

Beginning on Thursday, July 31, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present a solo exhibition by Julia Morgan-Leamon. In "Split/Level," she will utilize found and altered objects, assemblage, paint, sculpture and video to explore the rifts, connections and resonances that have punctuated her own life and those around her.
07/21/2014

'Nature as Medicine, Nature as Companion': PRESS Gallery's July Downstreet Art Exhibition

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has announced a new exhibition by artists Erika Radich and Jae Ok Lee, "Nature as Medicine, Nature as Companion," will open on Thursday, July 31, as part of this year's DownStreet Art summer season, in the PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project Gallery, 49 Main St.
07/17/2014

MCLA Welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr. Yu Wang from China

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this month welcomed Dr. Yu Wang of Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) in Shanghai, China, who is on campus to teach a summer course in "Chinese and World Literature."
07/16/2014

Lisa Chamberlain Appointed to MCLA Board of Trustees

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Gov. Deval Patrick recently appointed Lisa Chamberlain, managing partner of The Chamberlain Group, based in Great Barrington, as the newest member of the MCLA Board of Trustees.
07/16/2014

'MCLA creates opportunities'

Rachel Green '17, who plans to become an elementary school teacher, is an Admissions ambassador, a member of the women's lacrosse team, serves on several advisory boards, joined STICS, and spent her spring break in Belize, where she volunteered at a local school.
07/16/2014

Parents enjoy campus, community

Nearly 200 family members joined their students at a recent orientation.
07/10/2014

MCLA Student Presents 'Century America Project' at Council on Undergraduate Research Conference in DC

Alisia True '14, a history major at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and a participant in Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges' (COPLAC) Century America Digital Liberal Arts Project recently presented her research at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Conference in Washington, D.C.
07/09/2014

'MCLA has always been an important cultivator of creativity'

Alisia True '14 built a digital history website that offers a snapshot of life and community at MCLA during WWI as part of the "Century America Digital Liberal Art Project."
07/09/2014

Opening up the campus to the world

Our undergraduates - and the greater community - benefit through an ever-increasing influx of visitors to campus from around the globe.
07/08/2014

MCLA Opens Up Campus to Visitors From Throughout The World

During the academic year, students who attend Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) experience the world as they study abroad and attend class alongside their peers who come to the College from around the world.
07/03/2014

MCLA's B-HIP Marks 10th Year

This summer marks the 10th year that Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has offered a unique arts management program, the Berkshire Hills Internship Program - better known as B-HIP.
07/02/2014

Business major urges students to get involved

According to Kraig Page '15, "MCLA President Mary Grant attends all of the basketball games, and knows me by my first name. I don't know many presidents that know their students by their first name."
07/02/2014

Sophomore combines theatre with kindergarten

Mallory Schettine '17 has wanted to be a teacher ever since she can remember. With that goal in mind, she's combining her elementary education major with another - fine and performing arts.

07/01/2014

Berkshire United Way to Fund 'Berkshire County Goes to College'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received a grant award of $11,000 from the Berkshire United Way to support Berkshire County Goes to College, an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.
06/25/2014

In its 10th year, B-HIP shines

In this 13th session, in addition to drawing MCLA's own arts management students, B-HIP continues to attract students from across the nation and around the world.
06/25/2014

MCLA To Offer Lectures, Presentations on Education as Part of Its Annual Leadership Academy & CAGS Programming

In association with its Leadership Academy and Certified of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) program held on campus each summer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces a number of events and lectures, all of which are free and open to the public.
06/24/2014

Bowman Hall Renovation Begins at MCLA

Renovation work on Bowman Hall at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has begun. Once completed, the transformed facility will feature central air-conditioning, remodeled classrooms, and new offices for the Mathematics and Computer Science departments, the Visual Arts portion of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, as well as for Academic Affairs.
06/23/2014

Change through art

Egyptian artist Alaa Awad's murals make statements for peace and justice. His first work in this country will be unveiled in the downtown on Thursday with the launch of this season's DownStreet Art.
06/23/2014

Summer Heats up With a Multitude of Science Initiatives at MCLA

Multiple science-related initiatives are underway this summer at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). They include the College's First Annual Undergraduate Research Institute, as well as the Second Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Academy, which will include a presentation by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Catherine "Cady" Coleman, Ph.D.
06/19/2014

MCLA Director Of Public Safety Joseph Charon Recieves Community Recognition Award

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its director of public safety, Joseph Charon, recently received a Community Recognition Award sponsored by Northern Berkshire Neighbors of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition after he mobilized residents of the City of North Adams and surrounding communities following the collapse of two radio towers on Florida Mountain due to high winds and heavy rain on March 30, which caused a major interruption in the area's communications service.
06/19/2014

'What's Your Mantra' PRESS Gallery's June Downstreet Art Exhibition

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has announced a new exhibition, "What's Your Mantra," by artist Alke Groppel-Wegener, will open on Thursday, June 26, as part of this year's DownStreet Art kick-off celebration, in the PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project Gallery, 49 Main St.
06/18/2014

Senior aims for career in travel writing

A lifelong love of reading inspired Emma Wright '15 to a career as a writer.
06/18/2014

English major: 'MCLA is a truly vibrant place'

Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu '16 came to MCLA to study what she loves as she prepares for her dream career as a poetry professor.

06/11/2014

Arts management student: 'I will be prepared'

As a high school student, Rhea Werner '15 envisioned a career in the performing arts where she could work behind the scenes, instead of in front of the scenery on stage.
06/11/2014

From MCLA to D.C., recent grad eyes policy analyst career

After earning her bachelor's degree, Chloe McGrath '13 headed to Washington D.C., where she's earning her master's degree in public policy at American University and serving an internship with a bipartisan political consulting firm.
06/11/2014

Alaa Awad's 'Thebes' to Open With Exhibition at MCLA Gallery 51 & Mural Unveiling fo DSA 2014 Kick Off

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 has announced that "Thebes," an exhibition of work by Egyptian artist Alaa Awad, will open on Thursday, June 26. As part of this exhibit, Awad will create an original mural along the Route 2 Overpass, to be revealed on June 26 in conjunction with this season's kick off of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's (BCRC) DownStreet Art initiative.
06/11/2014

MCLA's First Orientation Session to Start June 16

Incoming Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students will visit the campus this month with their parents in the first of several orientation sessions to help them to get a head start on their college career.
06/10/2014

MCLA to Hold Info Session For Students Looking To Transfer This Fall

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Office of Admission will hold an information session on Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m. in the Intermodal Center in Pittsfield, for prospective students who are interested in transferring their previously earned college credits to MCLA for the fall semester.
06/05/2014

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society To Hold Conference at MCLA

Beginning on June 12, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host "Hawthorne in the Berkshires: The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Biennial Summer Meeting." The conference, which will run through June 15, will include a public plenary address by Larry J. Reynolds, Ph.D., a University Distinguished Professor and the Thomas Franklin Mayo Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University.
06/04/2014

Students enjoy 'cultural feast' in New Orleans

Eight MCLA students recently spent eight days immersed in the rich and diverse culture of New Orleans.
06/04/2014

SEVENTH ANNUAL DOWNSTREET ART TO OPEN JUNE 26

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will kick off the Seventh Annual DownStreet Art summer public arts festival on Thursday, June 26, from 4 to 9 p.m., with the opening of nine new exhibitions, the unveiling of a new, 60-foot-long mural created by Egyptian artist Alaa Awad, as well as pop-up performances and other happenings throughout downtown North Adams.
06/04/2014

Alumna discovered her passion at MCLA

Caitlin Murray '10 took her MCLA degree to Brandeis University, where she earned a master's degree. Now, she's a research associate within the Healthcare Research Group at the Center for the Study of Services in Washington, D.C.

05/28/2014

Campus activities inspire career path

Devon O'Dowd '14 of Methuen, Mass., lists her professors and international travel among the highlights of her college career, but it was her participation on the Student Activities Council that proved life-changing.
05/28/2014

Grad curates historical exhibit for local museum

Seth Drouin '14 got a jump start on his goal of becoming a museum curator when he prepared and installed an exhibit this month in the North Adams Museum of History and Science.
05/21/2014

Grad lands job months before Commencement

An internship at MountainOne Financial led to a permant, full-time position in information technology administration for recent graduate Isaiah Butler '14.
05/21/2014

FPA prof wins top prize at MIT

Students signed up for Dr. Lisa Donovan's "Museum Studies" course this fall soon will weigh in on its design. The course model, which they will help to develop, will go on to MIT and Brown University.

05/21/2014

MCLA Professor and Team Win Top Prize at MIT's Designshop

Dr. Lisa Donovan, an associate professor of fine and performing arts at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), and her team recently won the top prize at Education DesignShop, held earlier this month at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
05/14/2014

Undergrads visit Japan - again!

For the past three years, history professor Dr. Kailai Huang has brought groups of students to Japan due to a steady interest on campus in Japanese culture.
05/14/2014

From MCLA's classrooms to one of his own

Jesse McMillan '14 doesn't need to embark on a job search. He walked across the Commencement stage last Saturday knowing he'd already found the job he'd been working toward throughout his college career.

05/07/2014

Students tour the South for inspirational journey through history

When 10 students traveled to the South to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, they did more than visit the sites where history happened - they met the people who lived it.

05/07/2014

An expedition through China

For eight students with an interest in the history and culture of China, a fast-paced, 10-day journey highlighted not only the differences, but the similarities between that country and our own.
05/02/2014

MCLA Students Participate in State House University Day

Seven Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students joined others who attend the nine Massachusetts State Universities at the State House on Monday, April 28, to promote the benefits of continued investments in public higher education and to recognize the Legislature's investment in public higher education.
04/30/2014

Jumping into science

Morgan Nankivell '14 loves science, but she didn't know that about herself until she came to MCLA.
04/30/2014

MCLA to Recognize Student Volunteers

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will recognize and celebrate the efforts of its student volunteers who have provided service to the community over the past academic year through the College's Center for Service and Citizenship on Friday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Social Hall.
04/29/2014

Downstreet Art Awarded $10,000 NEA Art Works Grant

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) initiation, DownStreet Art, was awarded a $10,000 NEA Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
04/25/2014

Tricks of the Trade: Putting the Contemporary Back in the Cocktail Party

In collaboration with the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will present "Putting the Contemporary Back in the Cocktail Party," the final installment of this season's Tricks of the Trade series, on Tuesday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams.
04/25/2014

Alumna's Gift Provides New Scholarship at MCLA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently announced at its 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) the addition of the Pamela P. Dennis '82 Achievement and Triumph Fund. In addition to underwriting the cost of the URC, this newly endowed fund provides a $2,000 scholarship for a student each year, as well as an annual student internship at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Mass.
04/24/2014

Science major named first recipient of new scholarship

Bentley Munsell '15 is the first recipient of the Pamela P. Dennis '82 Scholarship, supported by the newly endowed Pamela P. Dennis '82 Achievement and Triumph Fund.
04/24/2014

Global Dubstep Duo 'Barely Alive' Headlines 'Rock the Block 2.0'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced its Fifth Annual Performing Arts Management (PAM) show, "Rock the Block 2.0," will take place on Sunday, May 4, from 2-8 p.m. on Main Street in downtown North Adams.
04/24/2014

MCLA Students Present Work at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Eight Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students recently participated in this year's National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Kentucky.
04/23/2014

National conference recognizes students' research

Eight students recently traveled with professors Dr. Ann Billetz and Dr. Graziana Ramsden to present their research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), hosted by the University of Kentucky.
04/23/2014

Students delve into British research

Travel with MCLA over the spring break provides not only an opportunity to see the world; it offers students first-hand learning not possible in a classroom. In the case of Dr. Rosanne Denhard's "Arts of Medieval and Renaissance Britain" course, a visit to the United Kingdom gave 14 undergraduates a rare opportunity: to do on-site research in Britain.
04/23/2014

MCLA Announces Recipients of Fourth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the recipients of the Fourth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. The award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents, was created to honor the region's exceptional teachers.
04/21/2014

MCLA's 'Green Living' Seminars to Conclude With a Discussion With Local Farmers

The spring 2014 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will conclude on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with a panel discussion on "Successes, Opportunities, and Challenges Farming in the Berkshires."
04/17/2014

MCLA to Offer 'Build Your Own Guitar' Course

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it will offer a summer course on professional guitar-making, June 2-27, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the historic Windsor Mill, 121 Union St. in North Adams.
04/16/2014

Students recognized at Model UN conference

Dominick Cooper '15 and Stephan Rochefort '14 were among the standouts at this year's North American Model United Nations Conference, where they and six other MCLA students spent their spring break.
04/16/2014

MCLA's Senior Art Majors Collaborate to Curate New Show, 'Elemental Connections'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will celebrate the artistic achievements of the students in this year's "Senior Art Project" course on Thursday, April 24, with "Elemental Connections," an exhibition to feature a range of mediums, including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, book arts and digital illustration.
04/15/2014

MCLA Prof Elected as Delegate to Modern Language Association of America

Dr. Mariana Bolivar, an assistant professor of modern language at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has been elected to a three-year term as a regional delegate of the Modern Language Association of America's (MLA) delegate assembly.
04/14/2014

MCLA to Host 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host its 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 17, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Venable Gym, when hundreds of MCLA students will present their research.
04/14/2014

MCLA Adds Women's Lacrosse

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it has added women's lacrosse to its NCAA Division III line up, to compete within the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) as an intercollegiate sport.
04/14/2014

MCLA to Host Opening for New Facilities Department Building

MCLA will unveil its new facilities building with a ribbon cutting. This dynamic space will promote collaboration and efficiency, and provide space equal to its commitment, dedication and professionalism of our facilities staff.
04/14/2014

MountainOne Establishes Scholarship Fund for MCLA Students Affected by NARH Closing

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that MountainOne Financial has donated $25,000 to establish a scholarship aid fund at the College to assist promising students whose family's financial resources have been negatively affected by the recent closure of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH).
04/11/2014

MCLA Veteran's Resource Center Opening

MCLA will present a ribbon cutting for its Veteran's Resource Center. This Center will provide MCLA veterans with the essential components in assessment and screening, general academic support systems, professional and peer support, outreach, student organizations, wellness, and access to training and campus-based computer technology.
04/10/2014

MCLA Offers Business Administration Degree Completion Program

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration will be offered this fall as a degree completion program, which is an option for the busy adult learner who is interested in completing their degree in an accelerated time period. Classes will be offered evenings, weekends, and online.
04/10/2014

MCLA adds women's lacrosse

This week MCLA added one of the fastest growing sports in the country - women's lacrosse - to its Division III line-up.
04/09/2014

MCLA's Delta Mu Delta Honors Nuclea's Patrick Muraca, Students

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently recognized the achievements of eight business administration students, as well as Patrick J. Muraca, president and chief executive officer of Pittsfield's Nuclea Biotechnologies, Inc., when the students were inducted last Saturday, April 5, into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society, and Muraca was inducted as an honorary member of the organization.
04/09/2014

Students explore Hawaii's rich culture

Ten students spent their spring break combining a visit to the beaches and all the beauty that Hawaii has to offer with an exploration into the claim that the state is a multicultural paradise.

04/09/2014

Students ready for 12th Annual URC

MCLA students are ready to share their research at the 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) next Thursday, April 17, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Venable Gym.
04/08/2014

MCLA Announces Summer Camps

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announces will offer two science-based camps for youth this summer - one in computer programming and the other in science and robotics.
04/07/2014

MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on Community Gardens

The spring 2014 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with "Community Gardens: Sharing the Harvest."
04/04/2014

Sixth Graders to Attend Annual 'Berkshire County Goes to College Day'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that over 1,000 local sixth grade students from Berkshire County's schools will visit Berkshire colleges during the week of April 7-11. The annual event, "Berkshire County Goes to College Day," is led by MCLA and sponsored by the Berkshire United Way and the Berkshire Compact for Education.
04/02/2014

Alumna to discuss chiropractic career

Dr. Victoria Welch '09 will deliver the keynote address at this year's Undergraduate Research Conference.
04/02/2014

Students help others as they experience Belize

This year's Alternative Spring Break trip was more than just an opportunity for service; it provided 17 students with the chance to explore the culture and beauty of Central America.

04/02/2014

Community Day of Service- 22 Years and Counting

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce the 22nd Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, April 12. Registration will begin in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by an official welcome and assignments to work teams and projects.
04/01/2014

MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients for 115th Commencement Exercises

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 115th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.
03/31/2014

MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on Permaculture and Resilient Food Systems

This spring's "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue with "Permaculture and Resilient Food Systems" with Jono Neiger, a conservation biologist and ecologist, on Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
03/28/2014

MCLA Professors to Discuss 'Crisis in Crimea'

MCLA history and political science faculty Dr. Robert Bence, Dr. Petra Hejnova and Dr. Ben Taylor, along with Peace Corps volunteer Robin Picard, will discuss the "Crisis in Crimea."
03/27/2014

Tricks of the Trade Announces April Sessions

The Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), in cooperation with the Lichtenstein Center and IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires, has announced that the latest installment of its Tricks of the Trade series will focus on developing artists' and arts managers' skill sets by helping them to optimize their individual practices and translate their skills to benefit the greater community.
03/26/2014

Spinning vinyl

Meet the student who's the voice behind 'The Vinyl Show' on WJJW, the campus' radio station - Ryan Walters '15 of Collinsville, Conn., who came to MCLA for our arts management program.
03/26/2014

Raber presents at Soccer Champions Coaches Clinic

Head women's soccer coach Deb Raber presented a coaches' clinic with an Olympic gold medal-winning soccer coach, Tony DiCicco.
03/25/2014

MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on Meat Production and Processing

The next "Green Living" seminar at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will take place on Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218, with a presentation titled: "Meat Production and Processing."
03/25/2014

Norwegian Composer to Present Concert This Thursday at MCLA

rwegian composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred of Oslo, Norway, will perform a concert of new music in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium on Thursday, March 27, at 12:30 p.m.
03/24/2014

MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Exchange' Exhibit by Museum Studies Students

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "EXCHANGE," an exhibition organized by the College's advanced museum studies students on Thursday, March 27, and which will feature artwork that may have been completed with the help of technology or that reflects a broad span of feelings connected to its use as an art or social tool.
03/24/2014

Berkshire County Goes to College

During the week of April 7-11, 2014, sixth graders from all of Berkshire County's public schools visit the campuses of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), Berkshire Community College (BCC), Williams College and Bard College at Simon's Rock.
03/21/2014

Mountain One to Present Major Gift to MCLA

MountainOne, headquartered in North Adams, has announced a gift of $100,000 to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), which will be used to create the MountainOne Community Development Scholars Program.
03/21/2014

MCLA Presents! to Offer 'Whos Hungry' Puppet Show

MCLA Presents! will offer a night of thought-provoking, experimental puppetry based on the oral histories of homeless and hungry individuals when Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) presents "Who's Hungry," March 29, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and March 30, at 3:00 p.m. at in the North Adams Puppet Lab at 107 Main St.
03/20/2014

Circus Amok and Jennifer Miller to Return to MCLA

Performance artist Jennifer Miller, a bearded woman and the founder and director of Circus Amok, will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Monday, March 24, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge.
03/19/2014

The key to success

Driven by her fascination with government and history, Samantha Beaton '17 of Weymouth, Mass., is studying political science at MCLA.

03/19/2014

Students travel to the Caribbean to conduct research

They went snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay and explored the ruins associated with St. John's sugar plantation history, but for eight undergraduates their trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands was much more than a tour of the Caribbean.
03/19/2014

Jones-Sneed to be Honored at Second Annual Berkshire Awards This Friday Night

Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed, professor of history at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will be honored at the Second Annual Berkshire Awards on Friday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m., at the Berkshire Museum.
03/18/2014

NASA Astronauts to Perform Concert for 'STEAM' Event at MCLA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Catherine "Cady" Coleman, Ph.D., and Daniel C. Burbank will combine a musical performance with a presentation on living and working in space at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.
03/14/2014

Distinguised Poets to Read at MCLA Gallery 51

Tupelo Press, in cooperation with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will host "Woman Talk: Voices We Write," as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in MCLA Gallery 51.
03/13/2014

PRESIDENT MARY GRANT AWARDED MASSACHUSETTS STATE MERIT AWARD

Mary K. Grant, received the New England Board of Higher Education's (NEBHE) 2014 Massachusetts State Merit Award.
03/13/2014

MCLA Gallery 51 to Host Art Discussions

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will host two evening discussions to explore issues raised by its exhibition, "Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art," next week, from 5 to 7 p.m.
03/13/2014

New England Newspapers' Kevin Moran to Speak at MCLA

Kevin Moran, regional vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc., will discuss "The Future of News: What's in it for you?" at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Wednesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. in Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218).
03/12/2014

Student finds success in soccer and studies

For the second year in a row, Drew Webster '14 of Petersburg, N.Y., was named as an honorable mention selection to the NSCAA Scholar All East Region Team, underscoring his success both in the classroom and on the soccer field.

03/12/2014

A passion for politics

This week, Brendan Peltier '15 is in Toronto, Canada, where he's participating in the North American Model United Nations Conference with students from the world.
03/12/2014

MCLA President Mary Grant Awarded Massachusetts State Merit Award

sachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its president, Mary K. Grant, received the New England Board of Higher Education's (NEBHE) 2014 Massachusetts State Merit Award, which she accepted at NEBHE's 12th Annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards dinner on Friday, March 7 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel.
03/05/2014

Athletic training students help young pitchers

Williamstown native Jonah Bayliss is providing an opportunity for students who major in MCLA's athletic training program to gain hands-on experience at his business, A1 Pitching Academy, in Adams.
03/05/2014

Biology major: Center provides unity in the sciences

What's it like to attend classes in our new Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation? In a word, according to biology major Elizabeth Pitroff '16 of North Adams, Mass., it's "fabulous."
02/27/2014

Tricks of the Trade to Investigate Creative Economy

Artists, designers, cultural organizations and for-profit companies are all part of the creative economy - one of Berkshire County's four key economic sectors. Where do you fit? What's the latest in the field? Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), in cooperation with Berkshire Creative, is proud to present a trio of Tricks of the Trade sessions that will delve into issues pertaining to our Creative Economy, spear-headed by Megan Whilden, Director of the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.
02/26/2014

Education for the future

Alexandra Kadell '16 kicked off her college career a little early when she attended the LEAD Academy before her first semester at MCLA began.
02/26/2014

Political science student: MCLA is 'the best place'

Lucas McDiarmid '15 decided in high school that he wanted to become a federal agent in the human trafficking and child exploitations division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
02/25/2014

'Inside the Outside' to Open at MCLA Gallery 51

On Thursday, Feb 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present, "Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art." The exhibition, on display from Feb. 27 to March 23, will feature a variety of outsider and self-taught art, as well as contributions from professionally trained artists and teachers.
02/24/2014

'Green Living' Seminar Looks at College Food Systems

The next spring 2014 "Green Living" seminar at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will be a panel discussion on "Sustainable Food Systems on College Campuses" on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
02/20/2014

MCLA Names Dr. Christopher Himes as Jorge Endowed Chair

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it has appointed STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) Program Manager Christopher Himes, Ph.D., as the Evelyn H. and Arlindo Jorge Endowed Chair in the Education Department.
02/20/2014

North County Eighth Graders Attend Career Fair

MCLA welcomed 390 eighth grade students from Northern Berkshire County Schools as the region's business professionals held workshops to give students a taste of their careers. As one student mentioned, the fair "made me realize how important it [college] can be & that it will pay off if you get a college education."
02/19/2014

Student exchange: from Puerto Rico to MCLA

This semester, MCLA welcomed its first National Student Exchange (NSE) student to campus - Stephanie Rosa '16 - of the University of Puerto Rico-Cayey.
02/19/2014

Tricks of the Trade to Look at 'The Art Gallery of Tomorrow'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will present "The Art Gallery of Tomorrow" as part of this season's Tricks of the Trade series of seminars on Monday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. at IS183 Art School in Stockbridge, Mass.
02/19/2014

Student exchange: from MCLA to Alabama

India Prevost '14 spent the fall semester at Alabama State University through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program.
02/18/2014

Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem to Speak at MCLA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist Gloria Steinem in the next Public Policy Lecture, "The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?" It will take place on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.
02/12/2014

STEM program manager joins education department

STEM Program Manager Chris Himes, Ph.D., recently began a tenure track position as the Evelyn H. and Arlindo Jorge Endowed Chair within the Education Department.

02/12/2014

Exploring the Everglades

Students in Dr. Dan Shustack's "Environment of South Florida" class recently returned from a nine-day, immersive experience exploring that state's ecosystems and landscapes.
02/11/2014

MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on History of Dairy Farming

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue its spring 2014 "Green Living" seminars on "Cultivating a Sustainable Food System" with a lecture on "The Environmental History of Milk" by Kendra Smith-Howard, an assistant professor of history at SUNY-Albany, on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
02/10/2014

BCRC Puppet Workshop to Include 'Chronicles of Rose' Cast

Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is proud to announce the first-ever puppet workshop on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in the North Adams Puppet Lab, 107 Main St. This workshop will include the cast of the "Chronicles of Rose" (CoR) puppet production, which is part this season's MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest.
02/05/2014

Scholarship recipient aims to help others

Raised on the Ivory Coast and in Ghana until she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., seven years ago, sociology major Marie-ange Anodjo '14 is the Mitchell L. West Scholarship recipient for 2013-14.
02/05/2014

A foundation for learning

Dr. Duy Nguyen's favorite part of teaching math is seeing the sense of accomplishment his students feel after he has helped them to solve a problem.
02/05/2014

MCLA Announces Transfer Day Events

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold a series of Admissions Transfer Days, beginning with a session on Friday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Office of Admission, Smith House, 375 Church St.
02/04/2014

MCLA English Prof Honored By Wallace Stevens Society

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Dr. David Zachary Finch, an assistant professor of English at the College, recently received the John N. Serio Award, for the best published article on poet Wallace Stevens at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA) in Chicago, Ill.
01/30/2014

MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on a Vision for New England's Food System

This semester's "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock 218 with "Policies for the Future of New England's Food System," to be presented by Margaret Sova McCabe, a professor of law at the University of New Hampshire.
01/30/2014

MCLA Arts Management Prof Publishes Article

Dr. Lisa Donovan, an associate professor of arts management in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Fine and Performing Arts Department, recently published an article in the "International Journal of Education and the Arts," in collaboration with Young Song, an associate professor at Lesley University of Boston, Mass.
01/29/2014

English prof honored by Wallace Stevens Society

Dr. Zack Finch is this year's recipient of the John N. Serio Award for the best published article on poet Wallace Stevens.
01/29/2014

Artist-in-residence inspires students, faculty

Students and faculty alike are benefiting this month from an artist-in-residence who has them considering the connections between images, writing and thinking.

01/29/2014

MCLA to Present Ninth Blues & Funk Fest Feb. 7-8

MCLA Presents! will bring to the community a weekend of soulful sounds via New Orleans, Boston and the Berkshires as Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) hosts the Ninth Annual Blues and Funk Festival on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Venable gymnasium.
01/28/2014

MCLA Athletic Training to Collaborate with Al Pitching Academy in Adams

A group of students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) who major in athletic training soon will gain additional hands-on experience in the field as they embark on a service learning project at A1 Pitching Academy in Adams, where they will focus on injury prevention techniques.
01/27/2014

MCLA Green Living Seminar Series Begins Jan. 30

"Cultivating a Sustainable Food System" will be the theme of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) spring semester Green Living Seminar Series, which will begin with a seminar on "Creating Sustainable Food Systems" on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus.
01/23/2014

MCLA Students Get Hands-On Experience in the Arts Industry Gaining Knowledge and Know-How in NYC

Nine undergraduate students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) last week traveled to Manhattan in New York City to participate in the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference, Jan. 8-14.
01/22/2014

Students attend NYC performing arts conference

Nine MCLA students recently returned from a whirlwind trip to New York City, where they attended dozens of performances and stepped into the role of arts administrator.
01/22/2014

Student eyes judicial career

A double major in both history and political science, Taylor Krowitz '15 aims for a career in law, with the ultimate goal of becoming a judge.
01/21/2014

MCLA Hosts Artist-In-Residence Through Jan. 30

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) today welcomed Dr. Alke Groppel-Wegener, a professor of arts and creative technologies and the senior lecturer in contextual studies at England's Staffordshire University, as this semester's artist-in-residence.
01/20/2014

This Thursday: MCLA Presents! Third 'Chronicles of Rose'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is proud to introduce the third installment of the "Chronicles of Rose" (CoR) puppet production this week as part this season's MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest.
01/15/2014

Prominent Haitian artists show paintings in Gallery 51

MCLA Gallery 51 will kick off the New Year with the first of several shows of international art, beginning with an exhibit of artwork of by three prominent artists from Haiti.
01/15/2014

Helping to rebuild Liberia

Aloysius Street '15 of Worcester, Mass., knows exactly what he's going to do after he graduates from MCLA. Originally from Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, Street plans to return to help rebuild his homeland.
01/13/2014

MCLA to Host 'National Girls & Women in Sports Day' Celebration

The Athletics Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its annual "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" celebration on Saturday, Feb. 1.
01/10/2014

MASS Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education Approves MCLA Administrative Leadership Programs

Mitchell D. Chester, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, last week formally approved Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) administrative leadership programs, developed in response to new state requirements and regulations for the licensing of school and district administrators.
01/10/2014

MCLA G51 Announces Exhibition of Haitian Art

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Persistence of Spirit," an exhibition of paintings by three prominent Haitian artists, Philippe Dodard, Gontron Durocher and Ronald Mevs. The show will run from Thursday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Main Street gallery.
01/10/2014

Williams Prof to Speak on Trayvon Martin at MCLA

Dr. Neil Roberts, assistant professor and Africana Studies Affiliate in the Department of Political Science at Williams College, will present a talk, "It's Bigger than Hip Hip: Decoding the Trayvon Martin Event," at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
01/08/2014

New prof focuses on American political behavior

Drawn to MCLA by the idea of a small college and an intimate teaching environment, southerner Dr. James Benjamin Taylor is the College's newest assistant professor of political science.

01/08/2014

State approves new Leadership Academy program

While the spirit, values and goals of MCLA's Leadership Academy will remain the same, a new program approved last week by the state brings an added emphasis on the practical skills that school and district leaders need to support improved outcomes for their students.
01/01/2014

Alum directs sports medicine at Williams

An internship at Williams College that Rodd Lanoue '98 served during his senior year here turned out to be a foreshadowing of what was to come. He's now the director of sports medicine at Williams - in the same position his mentor once held.

01/01/2014

Freshman finds MCLA is the 'right place'

Brayleigh Hanlon '17 was in kindergarten when she started playing basketball, so picking the right team to play with as a college student was as important as the school she chose for her studies.
12/26/2013

English majors: 'There are so many opportunities'

When she's not at MCLA, Abby Egan '14 often can be found motivating local high school students to succeed.
12/26/2013

Students join MASS MoCA to envision teen space

A project to originate creative space for the region's teens is taking MCLA's arts management students beyond theory as they experience the process first hand.
12/18/2013

Protecting the planet through education

At first glance, one might wonder how someone who earned a pair of chemistry degrees ended up completing a Ph.D. in curriculum theory. But her interests in education and science are interrelated, explained Dr. Susan Edgerton, chair of MCLA's education department.

12/18/2013

Math major's service impacts local youth

Mike Vogt '14 engages local teens in community service and educates them about drug abuse to encourage good choices.
12/17/2013

MCLA Alumna Receives First Educator Alumni Recognition Award

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Eloise Burdick Stevens '78, M.Ed. '84 was selected to receive the first Massachusetts State University System Outstanding Educator Award.
12/16/2013

Drury High School Biology Class Coming to MCLA

Biology class students from Drury High School will visit MCLA's Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, where they will tour its laboratories and explore what the new facility has to offer, as they learn more about science majors and career options in the sciences.
12/11/2013

Chinese students enjoy MCLA culture

While many of MCLA's students opt to spend semesters abroad or take travel courses that include study overseas, others on campus are learning about China this year from 10 exchange students from Hebei University and Shanghai University of Business and Economics.
12/11/2013

Sociology major commended for community service

Adam Tobin '14 of Northborough, Mass., recently was recognized for his service within the greater community by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) with a "Neighborlies" award.

12/11/2013

MCLA Celebrates Recent Grads

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) celebrated 67 students who complete their degrees this month and in August at a reception held on Monday, Dec. 9, in Murdock Hall's Sammer Dennis Room 218.
12/05/2013

Area third-graders given college experience at MCLA

MCLA welcomed 140 third graders from Northern Berkshire County schools as part of the Berkshire Compact's College Visit program.
12/04/2013

Berkshire County students enjoy living on campus

Nearly 100 MCLA students from nearby towns such as Adams, Pittsfield - and even North Adams - don't live at home - they reside on the MCLA campus.
12/04/2013

MCLA Recognizes Employee Milestones in 'Giving Thanks' Event

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) honored 19 employees for their years of service to the College and named this year's recipients of the "Faculty Research Award," the "Creative Project Award" and the "Curriculum Project Award" at the annual Giving Thanks reception on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
12/04/2013

Science major makes room for music

MCLA makes it easy for Mikaelle Olivier '15 to get an education in science while allowing her to enjoy and explore her love of music through a variety of clubs and activities.
12/02/2013

Third Graders to Visit MCLA on Wednesday, Dec. 4

Once again, third graders will visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) to learn about what it's like to attend college as students from Clarksburg, Sullivan, Brayton and Greylock elementary schools spend the morning learning what the campus - and higher education - has to offer them on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
12/01/2013

Sweetback Sisters Return for a Honky Tonk Sing-Along

Back for their second appearance in North Adams, The Sweetback Sisters will help Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the greater community ring in the holidays with their honky tonk music, set to some holiday favorites on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.
11/27/2013

Student selected for 'Century America' project

Alisia True '14 will join nine other students from COPLAC- member campuses to discover what their colleges were like 100 years ago as Europe entered the Great War.
11/27/2013

Service provides life lessons

Over the past five academic years, MCLA students have put in more than 90,000 hours of volunteer service to the campus and the greater North Adams community.

11/27/2013

Branch Gallery to Present Student/Alumni Exhibition

The Branch Gallery, in cooperation with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will showcase the artwork of MCLA students and alumni in the upcoming 2013 Student/Alumni Exhibition, beginning on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the 18 Holden St. gallery.
11/26/2013

MCLA's Annual Art Sale: '99 and Nine: We Are Mused!'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present its annual affordable art show beginning on Thursday, Dec. 5, which will feature artwork in a range of styles and mediums from local and national artists. All pieces are priced to sell from 99 cents to $99.99.
11/26/2013

House Concert Celebrates MCLA's Own, Helps Community

The Railway Café, hosted at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 by the College's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), will present a free house concert/CD release party at the "G51 House Concert," to feature MCLA students, staff and faculty, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.
11/21/2013

MCLA to Hold Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Benefit Concert This Saturday

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Society of Music will host the Second Annual Hunger and Homelessness Benefit Concert at the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium in the MCLA Church Street Center on Saturday, Nov. 23, 7-9:30 p.m.
11/20/2013

Cross-country runner, commuter student finds success at MCLA

What does a Trailblazers cross-country runner do when she visits Ireland with her MCLA travel study course? Take part in a local 5K road race, of course!
11/20/2013

MCLA Announces New Gallery 51 Manager

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 has announced that local artist Julia Morgan-Leamon is the gallery's new manager. An adjunct art teacher for Williams College and IS183, Morgan-Leamon is working with MCLA students on the gallery's next show, "99 and NINE: We are Mused," to open on Thursday, Dec. 5.
11/20/2013

Freshman scores remarkable soccer season

She's still in her first semester at MCLA, but already Natalie Caney '17 of Belchertown, Mass., has made a big impact on the campus as she burst onto the Trailblazers' soccer field.
11/18/2013

MCLA to Host Open House Event

MCLA will present the final Admissions Open House of the fall this Saturday, Nov. 23. The event is open to all prospective MCLA students who are interested in exploring admission to MCLA's undergraduate and graduate programs.
11/13/2013

Alum wins MIT, Boston Children's Hospital competition

A software engineer at Arcadia Solutions, Max Eve '13 recently collaborated with two co-workers to win a new competition sponsored by Massachusetts (MIT) and Boston Children's Hospital, "Hacking Pediatrics."
11/06/2013

Alum: MCLA provides real-life experience

While he initially intended to use his business degree to open a sporting goods store, Shaun Richard '03 decided to embark on a different career path after he graduated from MCLA.
11/06/2013

Transfer student overcomes obstacles

With the intent of becoming an occupational therapist, Julia Christian '14 decided MCLA was the right school for her after learning of an agreement the College has with Sage Graduate School in New York.

11/04/2013

Andrew Young to Deliver MCLA's Michael S. & Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host Andrew Young, an American politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia, at the Third Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture, "A Continuing Legacy," which will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.
11/04/2013

MCLA to Host Admissions Open House Programs

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host two fall open house events on Monday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov., 23. These events are open to all prospective MCLA students who are interested in the College's undergraduate and graduate programs.
10/30/2013

Alumna leads state's science teachers

As the President of the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST), Betsey Clifford '06 not only supports science teachers, she looks at new ways to support science education.
10/30/2013

Volunteer work provides growth for psychology student

After Ashley White '14 graduates next spring, she plans to earn her doctorate and become a clinical psychologist so that she might help others.
10/30/2013

MCLA Hosts COPLAC Undergraduate Research Conference

More than 100 participants from colleges belonging to the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) were at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, to present their research at the 2013 Northeastern Undergraduate Research Conference of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
10/28/2013

MCLA Allegrettos to Join Jazz Trombonist and Composer Craig Harris for '50 Years After the Fire'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Renowned jazz trombonist and composer Craig Harris and his band Nation of Imagination will be joined by the award-winning Allegrettos choir in "50 Years after the Fire," for this year's Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert. It will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center.
10/28/2013

It's the Great Community Pumpkin Carve, North Adams!

This Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 31, join Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) DownStreet Art and Kidspace at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) as Holden Street is closed down to clear the way for a "Great Community Pumpkin Carve" as part of the final DownStreet Art event of the season: DownStreet Art Fight Night.
10/25/2013

Downstreet Art Wraps Up Most Successful Season to Date With Fright Night On Oct. 31

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) DownStreet Art is leading the way as "North Adams is being remade by the commerce of culture," according to a Sunday, Oct. 20, front page Boston Globe article.
10/25/2013

The Times Are-A-Changing, Keep Up With Tricks of the Trade

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Thursday, Nov. 7, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) - in partnership with the IS183 Art School and the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development - will present several Tricks of the Trade seminars that focus on how artists might keep up with the digital era.
10/23/2013

Undergraduate research impacts learning

While our Annual Undergraduate Research Conference provides opportunities to learn for those who participate, the benefits also extend to those who attend their presentations.
10/23/2013

Allegrettos study with jazz trombonist Craig Harris

Throughout the semester, a group of students have met with renowned jazz trombonist and composer Craig Harris as they prepare to premiere a few of his newest compositions before he takes them on tour across the world.

10/23/2013

'Halloween Concert: Music Macabre' All Hallows Eve Show Coming to MCLA Presents!

MCLA Presents! will team up with DownStreet Art for a special All Hallows Eve multi-media event to feature music, projections, costumes, taxidermy and more on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 8:30 p.m., in the Branch Gallery, at 18 Holden St. The show also will include performances by C. Ryder Cooley and her band, the Dust Bowl Faeries, as well as Shana Falana, an experimental "dream-pop" band.
10/23/2013

MCLA Gallery 51 to Present 'Rewilderment' Exhibit

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 has announced a new exhibition, "Rewilderment: Passing Through the Veil between Worlds." This mixed-media show will explore themes of ritual, witchcraft and mediumistic practices, beginning on Thursday, Oct. 31.
10/21/2013

Fall Day of Service Announced for Oct. 26

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce that a "Day of Service - Fall Edition" will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hillside Cemetery on Route 2 in North Adams.
10/18/2013

MCLA Alumni Association to Present Awards for 2013

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Alumni Association will hold its annual alumni award ceremony on campus on Saturday, Oct. 19, at noon in Murdock Hall, in the Sammer Dennis Room (218). This year's recipients are Eloise Stevens '78, Jerry Desmarais '74, Kevin O'Connor '83, Maura Mills '05 and Richard Brown '74.
10/18/2013

Local Author Karen Shepard to Talk About New Book at MCLA

Local author Karen Shepard will discuss the fact behind the fiction of her latest novel, "The Celestials," at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the campus' Sullivan Lounge in the Amsler Campus Center.
10/18/2013

MCLA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT AWARDS FOR 2013

This year's recipients are Eloise Stevens '78, Jerry Desmarais '74, Kevin O'Connor '83, Maura Mills '05 and Richard Brown '74.
10/18/2013

MCLA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT AWARDS FOR 2013

This year's recipients are Eloise Stevens '78, Jerry Desmarais '74, Kevin O'Connor '83, Maura Mills '05 and Richard Brown '74.
10/17/2013

MCLA helps to develop new leadership assessment

Howard "Jake" Eberwein III, Ed.D., MCLA's dean of graduate and continuing education, is working on an assessment being developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education to ensure that educators meet high standards as they prepare to assume demanding school leadership roles.

10/16/2013

Student encourages high school seniors to 'Go Public!'

When Jerry Kiahon '14 arrived at MCLA three years ago, his goal was to become a physician assistant. But, his MCLA experience caused him to aim even higher: he now plans to become a doctor.
10/15/2013

Puppets, Paris and the Past, Oh My!

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is proud to introduce the public to David Lane's puppet production of "Chronicles of Rose" on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Branch Gallery in downtown North Adams, as part of the upcoming season of the MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest.
10/09/2013

LEAD Academy helps freshman's transition

Arts management major Brianna McDermott '17 got a jump start on her education by attending MCLA's LEAD Academy over the summer.

10/09/2013

Alumna works to improve community health

One of our successful science graduates was this fall's convocation speaker. Dr. Stephanie Frost is an expert on childhood obesity and the factors that influence obesity-related health behaviors.
10/07/2013

Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin to Deliver MCLA's Fall Hardman Lecture

Emmy Award-winning television host Jeff Corwin, an environmental journalist, will deliver this fall's Hardman Lecture event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m.
10/02/2013

From Venezuela to MCLA, prof aims to inspire

Our newest assistant professor of modern language, Dr. Mariana Bolivar, began her journey to MCLA from her small hometown in Venezuela.
10/02/2013

Club attempts world record

The members of a new campus club aim create the world's longest hopscotch, as they draw, then hop, their way into the Guinness World Record books this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. at North Adams' Harriman and West Airport on Route 2.

09/30/2013

MCLA to Hold Sam Gomez Classic

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Student Government Association (SGA) will hold its 36th Annual Sam Gomez Classic road race on Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
09/30/2013

MCLA to Hold Annual Boo Bash

The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 19th Annual "Boo Bash" for children and their parents on Monday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.
09/27/2013

MCLA to Receive Funding From Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund Award to Boost STEM Interest

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was awarded a grant through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) Performance Incentive Fund. MCLA will serve as the lead partner in a project working with regional community colleges to increase student success and retention in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and programs.
09/27/2013

Tricks of the Trade Series for Artists- Back to the Basics, Then Back to the Future

MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), in partnership with the IS 183 Art School and the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development, is pleased to announce the programming for the 2013/2014 Tricks of the Trade series, a professional development seminar series for working artists in the Berkshires.
09/26/2013

Powerfully Relevamt Story of Being Black in America Comes to North Adams

On Saturday, Oct. 5, MCLA Presents! brings to North Adams the work of Award-winning director/choreographer Marc Bamuthi Joseph - "Word Becomes Flesh."
09/25/2013

Professor shares her love of science and discovery

After conducting HIV and immunology research as a biochemist, Dr. Carolyn Dehner decided to go back to school to become a college professor.
09/25/2013

Alumni join Admissions Office

When our newest admissions counselors Dayne Wahl '09 of Delmar, N.Y., and Kayla Hollins '12 of New York City talk to prospective students about MCLA, they speak from personal experience.
09/24/2013

'Markings' to Open at Press Gallery

The PRESS Gallery will present a new exhibition of work, "Markings," created by PRESS interns, volunteers and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) faculty beginning Thursday, Sept. 26.
09/23/2013

DSA Thursday Set for Sept. 26

Giant hawks and doves will "soar" through Main Street when Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) kicks off its first-ever Puppet Fest at the next DownStreet Art Thursday event on Sept. 26, 5-8 p.m.
09/18/2013

Professor brings diverse experiences

Karen Cardozo, Ph.D., an assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies, brings a multi-faceted background not only from the fields she's studied and the positions she's held, but also from the diverse cultures that have influenced and contributed to her life's experience.

09/18/2013

Freel Library adds JSTOR, making research quicker, easier

The campus community now has a great new resource to support research and teaching with the addition of JSTOR, an online collection of core, scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, as well as in general science and the social sciences.

09/16/2013

MCLA Gallery 51 to Present Solo Exhibition By Eliza Barrios

MCLA Gallery 51 will premiere a solo exhibition of new and cumulative work by Filipina-American artist Eliza Barrios on Thursday, Sept. 26. The exhibit will include text based drawings, single-channel video projections and photographs from Barrios' collaborative project, "Mail Order Brides/M.O.B."
09/13/2013

Last Chance to Catch Nick and Jake

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is pleased to present the final performances of New York-based collaborative duo, Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin at MCLA Gallery 51 for their exhibit, "A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia)."
09/13/2013

MCLA to Honor Jim Canavan and MCLA President Mary K. Grant at 17th Annual Golf Classic

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will honor Jim Canavan and President Mary K. Grant '83 on Monday, Sept. 16, at its 17th Annual MCLA Golf Classic at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, Mass.
09/11/2013

MCLA Unveils New Mascot

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) unveiled the Trailblazers' new mascot, a mountain lion, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, during the volleyball games against Mt. Holyoke in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.
09/11/2013

MCLA Unveils New Mascot

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) unveiled its new mascot, between the Trailblazers' on Tuesday, Sept. 10, during the volleyball games against Mt. Holyoke, in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.
09/11/2013

Arthur Wolf to Deliver Constitution Day Talk On Voting Rights

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Arthur Wolf, professor of law at Western New England University's School of Law, is the featured speaker at MCLA's Constitution Day celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218, on the college campus.
09/11/2013

MCLA Ranked In U.S News & World Report as Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) was named as a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges in a list of 2014 rankings by U.S. News and World Report.
09/11/2013

MCLA to present civil rights film series

MCLA will present "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," a series of four documentary films that illustrate the history of civil rights in the United States.
09/11/2013

English prof leads students to 'new frontiers'

Dr. Zack Finch is one of six new professors to join MCLA this fall.
09/09/2013

MCLA Presents! Season to Include Groundbreaking Works, 'Creating Equality Series' Performances, Inaugural Puppet Fest

For the first time ever, MCLA Presents! will explore the world of serious adult puppetry through the MCLA Puppet Fest, as professional puppeteers offer eight tales from around the world. In addition, this season will include five performances in conjunction with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) "Creating Equality" programming that looks at civil rights issues, to take place throughout this academic year.
09/09/2013

MCLA Welcomes 23 New Staff Members This Fall

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed 23 staff members to campus, to serve in a variety of positions.
09/09/2013

MCLA Welcomes New Faculty Members

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently welcomed six new professors to campus. A seventh new professor will join the campus in January 2014.
09/09/2013

MCLA Kicks Off Fall with Salsa Dura Band

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will kick off the fall semester with a concert by Orquestra, SCC, a salsa dura band from New York City, N.Y. The public is invited to join the campus for this event on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the campus academic quadrangle.
09/05/2013

MCLA to Present Year of 'Creating Equality' Programming- Author, Musician James McBride to Present Sept. 26 Kick-Off Event

In recognition of the many 50-year anniversaries of key events in the history of the United States' civil rights movement, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will explore its legacy and impact on American society through a series of events and programming to be held throughout the upcoming academic year.
09/04/2013

Coaching the coaches

MCLA's head women's soccer coach knows a thing or two about soccer: Deborah Raber travels the country, teaching coaches how to coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

09/02/2013

MCLA Hires New Staff Members in Athletics

MCLA Director of Athletics Scott Nichols has announced the hiring of two head coaches, a full-time assistant athletic trainer, and the promotion of Sports Information Director Jeff Puleri to the position of assistant athletics director.
09/02/2013

MCLA Receives 'Dual Enrollment' Grant

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was awarded a $27,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program during the 2014 fiscal year.
09/01/2013

Dr. Stephanie Frost '00 to Deliver MCLA Convocation Address

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Dr. Stephanie Frost '00 will deliver this year's convocation address to the Class of 2017 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m. at the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium in the MCLA Church Street Center.
08/28/2013

MCLA Prof Publishes Book Series

Lisa Donovan, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently published a series of five books that she co-edited -three of which she also co-authored - that instruct teachers on how to bring the arts back into their classrooms.
08/28/2013

MCLA Women's Soccer Team to Play Fellow COPLAC School Minnesota Morris This Friday

In a first for the women's soccer team at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the Trailblazers will compete against a team outside of its playing region when they battle the University of Minnesota, Morris this Friday at 3:30 p.m., on the College's Ron Shewcraft Field at the Joseph Zavattaro Athletic Complex.
08/28/2013

Gallery 105 to Host Pop-Up Tent Outside of Extended Show

As part of DownStreet Art, an initiative of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), Gallery 105 will reopen the extended exhibit of "The Forest of And, And, And" with the added benefit of a pop-up tent outside, which will house work by Tom McGill.
08/28/2013

Branch Gallery Welcomes Artist Matt Phillips

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will welcome artist Matt Phillips to the Branch Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 29,, when he will present the exhibition "Both, And: Recent Paintings" as part of DownStreet Art.
08/28/2013

Part of Church St. to Close Sunday Due to Move In

With classes starting again next week, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that a portion of Church Street between Bradley and Blackinton streets will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 1, to allow for safety as a large volume of students move into area residence halls.
08/28/2013

COPLAC collaborations include women's soccer

Trailblazer fans are looking forward to this Friday's women's soccer game, when MCLA plays the University of Minnesota-Morris.
08/28/2013

Campus to celebrate 'Creating Equality'

In recognition of the many 50-year anniversaries of key events in the United States' civil rights movement, MCLA will explore its legacy and impact on American society through a series of year-long programming this academic year.
08/26/2013

Gallery 53 to Present 'Historyland'

Beginning on Thursday, Aug. 29, Gallery 53 will present its third exhibition titled "HISTORYLAND" as part of DownStreet Art's installations this summer. "HISTORYLAND," created, collected and curated by local artist Rich Remsberg, is a medley of extraordinary and unique found objects and media.
08/26/2013

Downstreet Art Presents Site Specific Performance

On Aug. 29, DownStreet Art's newest pop up gallery, "CARAVAN PLUS," at 69 Union St. will present "inhabit (artifact)," a site-specific performance in conjunction with the current exhibition, "CARAVAN PLUS; The Collective Work of Eiko and Koma," 6-8:30 p.m.
08/26/2013

Transcript Gallery's Jennifer Huberdeau to Honor the 'Working Class' of Past & Present North Adams

DownStreet Art's Transcript Gallery will feature "Working Class," a series of new paintings by local artist Jennifer Huberdeau, beginning Aug. 29. An opening reception at the gallery, located within the North Adams Transcript offices at 85 Main St., will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29. Refreshments will be served.
08/26/2013

Adams Bank to Exhibit 'Regarding Nature' by Janet Picard

A new exhibition will open at the Adams Community Bank Gallery in conjunction with the DownStreet Art Thursday arts festival this Thursday, Aug. 29. The exhibition, "Regarding Nature," features the paintings of artist, Janet Picard, will open with a reception at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
08/26/2013

Press Gallery Announces New Exhibition and First Ever Call for Entries

PRESS Gallery is preparing "The Politics of____," its third 2013 DownStreet Art summer exhibition and its first-ever Call for Entries. Ten submissions were selected from a very competitive pool of entries from around the United States resulting in a show that will feature 11 different artists from as far as Washington State and as near as Church Street, North Adams.
08/26/2013

Third DownStreet Art of The Summer to Offer More Artistic Performances and Happenings

For the third time this summer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's (BCRC) DownStreet Art will offer a diverse variety of arts exhibition openings, musical and dance performances, and family-friendly street activities in downtown North Adams.
08/23/2013

Third Downstreet Art of the Summer to Offer More Artistic Performances and Happenings

For the third time this summer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's (BCRC) DownStreet Art will offer a diverse variety of arts exhibition openings, musical and dance performances, and family-friendly street activities in downtown North Adams.
08/23/2013

Free Classes at Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education

Enrollment has begun at the Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program for classes including those on GED preparation and pre-college skills, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and basic skills classes.
08/23/2013

MCLA to Offer 'Berkshire Early Learning Lab'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received an "Improving Teacher Quality Title II, Part A Grant" to increase educator understanding of the science of early learning through the "Berkshire Early Learning Lab."
08/21/2013

Professor, students do research in the Rockies

Dr. Emily Mooney and two of her students participated in a research program over the summer at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado.
08/21/2013

Associate gallery managers learn by doing

Just a year ago, Adriana Alexatos '12 would not have imagined a career in arts administration. But after having managed a local art gallery over the summer, that's exactly what she plans to do.
08/15/2013

Third Thursday to Focus On Science

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), lead partner of the Berkshire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Pipeline, will participate in the Third Thursday program by bringing the Pipeline's Starlab - Planetarium to Cultural Pittsfield's "Weird Science" event, to take place on Thursday, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m. in downtown Pittsfield.
08/14/2013

Incoming freshmen attend first 'STEM Academy'

Nineteen students poised to start college at MCLA this fall got a sneak peek into what the next four years will hold when they recently attended "STEM Academy."
08/14/2013

From Italy to North Adams

Jason Misani '13 of Rivolta D'Adda, Italy, recently graduated from MCLA with a bachelor's degree in business.
08/12/2013

MCLA Announces MCLA at MASS MoCA

Beginning this fall, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will enter into a new partnership with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) when art classes take place on the museum campus during the renovation of Bowman Hall.
08/07/2013

FPA prof publishes book series

Lisa Donovan, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department, recently published a series of five books that aim to bring the arts back into the classroom.

08/07/2013

Alum from the Congo brings social mindset to career

Among MCLA's diverse group of graduates this spring was Alex Mukendi '13. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, he plans to find work with a company that exhibits corporate social responsibility.
07/31/2013

Alum set on career to preserve history

This fall, recent graduate Corbin Apkin '13 of North Adams will take his bachelor's degree in history to the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston where he will enter its renowned program in archives management.

07/29/2013

Alumni 'roll' on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'

Two MCLA alumni and their local food truck business, "How We Roll," were featured on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" in July as part of the show's "Truckin' Amazing Cook-Off" contest.

07/24/2013

PRESS Gallery moves!

It's just down the street from its previous location at 105 Main St., but already the benefits are many as the PRESS Gallery settles into its new home at 49 Main St. in downtown North Adams.

07/24/2013

DownStreet Art Unveils Fourth Public Mural Commission

Typically a sculptor of architecturally themed pieces, local artist Peter Dudek has created a series of like-minded murals to be unveiled this week at DownStreet Art Thursday.
07/22/2013

Local Artist to Unveil New Mural Series During Downstreet Art Thursday

On Thursday, July 25, as part of DownStreet Art, local artist Peter Dudek will unveil a series of murals throughout downtown North Adams. The mural series, entitled "House Dreaming (and then some)," includes five different images posted in various places throughout the downtown area.
07/19/2013

BCRC Announces New Program Coordinator

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Jennifer Crowell has joined its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) as the program coordinator.
07/17/2013

Living and teaching 'green'

Education faculty member Susan Edgerton's personal interest in preserving the Earth's resources not only carries over to the campus; she works on a national level to advance environmental education.
07/17/2013

New program coordinator joins BCRC

This spring MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) welcomed a new program coordinator, Jennifer Crowell, who brings a wealth of production experience.
07/17/2013

Gallery 53 to Present 'Messages From Iran'

Beginning on Thursday, July 25, Gallery 53 will open its second exhibition, "Messages from Iran," as part of DownStreet Art's installations this summer. The exhibition will include work curated by Solly Kh, who shares the video works of artists Amirhossein Bayani and Peyman Shafieezadeh.
07/17/2013

MCLA Gallery 105 to Present 'The Forest Of And And And'

On Thursday, July 25, Gallery 105 - a pop-up gallery curated by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 - will feature the work of Tatiana Klacsmann of Hudson, N.Y.
07/17/2013

Branch Gallery to Welcome Artist Michelle Lauriat

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will welcome artist Michele Lauriat to the Branch Gallery, where she will present "Spot Pond," beginning on Thursday, July 25, as part of the BCRC's DownStreet Art initiative.
07/17/2013

Downstreet Art Presents "Caravan Plus; The Collective Work of Eiko & Koma" at 69 Union Street

On July 26th, the location of 69 Union Street North Adams, MA will become the newest "pop-up" gallery to join the DownStreet Art festivities for summer 2013. The former Gateway Chevrolet Car Dealership provides a truly unique atmosphere and space, both of which are necessary for this exhibition, which features large scale installations, archival footage, costumes and sets from internationally renowned artists/choreographers, Eiko & Koma.
07/16/2013

Gallery 51 to Present Work By Pakistani Artist Ibrahim Quraishi

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Dreaming Arizona," a solo exhibition by internationally renowned artist Ibrahim Quraishi, beginning on Thursday, July 25.
07/16/2013

Downstreet Art Invites All to Get Down With Fresh Exhibitions, New Public Art and Musical Happenings

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's (BCRC) DownStreet Art is gearing up for the second of its DownStreet Art Thursdays, a series of downtown celebrations for the arts festival's summer season.
07/16/2013

'Glam Opera' Band Takes the Stage at Downstreet Art July 25

DownStreet Art, an initiative of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will kick off its second DownStreet Art Thursday with a performance by Timur and the Dime Museum on Thursday, July 25, in downtown North Adams.
07/10/2013

'Solid Sound' experience

B-HIP's 14 arts managers kept things running behind the scenes at Wilco's recent Solid Sound Festival 2013.
07/10/2013

Music program strikes a chord

Amanda McField says MCLA has allowed her "true potential" and passion for music to shine since she arrived on campus last fall.
07/10/2013

Berkshire United Way to Fund 'Berkshire County Goes to College'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received a grant award of $11,000 from the Berkshire United Way to support Berkshire County Goes to College, an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.
07/09/2013

Author to Discuss 'School Pushout' at MCLA Leadership Academy

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Leadership Academy will present a lecture, "Understanding School Pushout," by author Eve Tuck, on Wednesday, July 17, from 6:30 to 8:45p.m., in Murdock Hall room 218.
07/03/2013

From MCLA to the Tonys

Back when he was a theater student at MCLA, little did Patrick Harris '08 know that his job would one day take him to the Tony Awards.
07/03/2013

Developing Leadership at MCLA

Joe Duncan '13 of Dalton, Mass., is taking his bachelor's degree in business administration this fall to one of the top business schools for accounting - UMASS-Amherst's Isenberg School of Management.

06/27/2013

MCLA Athletic Training Major Receives CAATE Accreditation

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its athletic training major has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
06/26/2013

Admissions Announces New Award for Local High School Students

A new award administered by MCLA's Office of Admission recognizes outstanding Berkshire County high school juniors who have excelled both academically and civically.

06/26/2013

MCLA Presents New Award to Local High School Juniors

Massachusetts College of Liberal Art' (MCLA) Office of Admission has announced a new award for local high school students, which it recently presented to high school juniors at Drury, Hoosac Valley, McCann Technical, Mt. Greylock Regional, Pittsfield and Taconic high schools.
06/26/2013

Athletic Training major accredited by CAATE

The athletic training major now is a CAATE accredited program. As such, students are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam once they graduate.
06/19/2013

'We Couldn't Be Happier with MCLA'

With opportunities for internships and MCLA's high academic expectations, the son and daughter of this MCLA parent both found jobs before they graduated.
06/19/2013

Prof to Kick Off MOOC with Webinar

An MCLA faculty member who's among the first wave of educators to try a new way to teach will kick off a monthlong MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) about game-based learning with a webinar at 2 p.m. EST on June 26.
06/17/2013

Senator Michael Moore to Visit MCLA on Monday

Sen. Michael O. Moore, D-Worcester, second district, the senate chair of the joint committee on higher education, will visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).
06/14/2013

MCLA's First Orientation Session to Start June 18

Incoming Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students will visit the campus this month with their parents in the first of several orientation sessions to help them to get a head start on their college career.
06/14/2013

MCLA Office of Admission Launches New Mobile App

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Office of Admission has launched a new mobile application to make it easier for prospective students to find out about the College.
06/13/2013

Montreal's Nomadic Massive Joins DSA Kickoff and the 'Lift Ev'ry Voice' Festival with Dance Party on Main Street

DownStreet Art kicks off its sixth season on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. with a performance by hip-hop group Nomadic Massive, in conjunction with the Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival as the City shuts down vehicular traffic on Main Street for the dance party celebration.
06/13/2013

Gallery 53 to Open 'True Cost of Coal' Exhibit Thurday, June 20

Gallery 53, located at 53 Main St., will open its doors for the first time on Thursday, June 20, as part of DownStreet Art's 2013 summer installations. Its first exhibition will showcase the works of The Beehive Design Collective titled, "The True Cost of Coal."
06/13/2013

Gallery 105 to Open During DownStreet Art Kickoff

On June 20, Gallery 105, the pop-up gallery curated by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 at 105 Main St., will open during the Downstreet Art kickoff celebration at 6 p.m.
06/13/2013

Montreal's Nomadic Massive Joins DSA Kickoff and the 'Lift Ev'ry Voice' Festival with Dance Party on Main Street

DownStreet Art kicks off its sixth season on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. with a performance by hip-hop group Nomadic Massive, in conjunction with the Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival as the City shuts down vehicular traffic on Main Street for the dance party celebration.
06/12/2013

Admissions Launches New App

Our new mobile application is making it easier than ever for prospective students to find out about MCLA.

06/12/2013

Transfer Student: MCLA was the Right Choice

It was a difficult decision for Rachel Quackenbush '16 to transfer to the College in the middle of her freshman year, but an "amazing" academic experience and the opportunity to pitch for the Trailblazers on the softball team made MCLA the right choice.

06/12/2013

DownStreet Art Welcomes 'False Apex' Ceramics Exhibition to Branch Gallery

DownStreet Art's pop-up gallery, Branch Gallery, will open "False Apex," an exhibition by ceramic artists Geoffrey Booras and David Kaufmann, whose work includes a range of ceramic pieces. The intent of the show is to provide the public with an opportunity to relate the artwork to North Adams and its own industrial arc as a living example of obsolescence and renewal.
06/10/2013

DownStreet Art 2013 Launches Sixth Season of Murals, Music & Art

For the sixth consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will provide North Adams with a summer of creative events when its annual public arts festival DownStreet Art opens with a downtown celebration from 5-10 p.m. Thursday, June 20.
06/10/2013

DownStreet Art 2013 Launches Sixth Season of Murals, Music & Art

For the sixth consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will provide North Adams with a summer of creative events when its annual public arts festival DownStreet Art opens with a downtown celebration on Thursday, June 20, from 5-10 p.m. DownStreet Art will run through Oct. 31.
06/05/2013

Taking the Arts to the Next Level

MCLA's newest professor of arts management, Dr. Lisa Donovan -- a theater artist, educator, administrator and researcher -- is excited about what lies ahead for the program.
05/31/2013

Instructor Eyed for GRAMMY's Music Educator Award

Jeff Link was selected from 30,000 nominees as a quarterfinalist for the first-ever Music Educator Award, to be presented by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.
05/31/2013

MCLA Gallery 51 Presents 'Other Hudson Chapter Two'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Other Hudson Chapter Two," the second exhibit showcasing work by artists from the New York Hudson Valley. The exhibit will open on Saturday, June 8, as part of the DownStreet Art 2013 kickoff.
05/29/2013

Double Degrees in Hand, Alum Heads to Carnegie Mellon

After completing a bachelor's degree in English/Communications in 2010, Nick Langner returned to MCLA for second bachelor's.
05/29/2013

Small School, Big Opportunities

After a Certified Athletic Trainer at her high school helped her to recover from a potentially season-ending basketball injury, Elizabeth Doughty '15 decided to make Athletic Training her life's vocation.
05/22/2013

MCLA Provides Tools for Success

Poised to enter law school this fall, Karla Disla '12 credits MCLA with preparing her for the experience by teaching her how to overcome challenges and providing her with the right tools to be successful in life, and with her studies.
05/22/2013

Inspiring Youth to Overcome Obstacles

Doris Behanzin '13 recently co-facilitated two workshops on "The Art of Negotiation" at Pittsfield's Youth Alive, where she spent time as a high school student.
05/15/2013

Reaching Undergraduates beyond our Campus

MCLA's reach extended to Missouri over the spring semester as anthropology professor Dr. Sumi Colligan mentored a Truman State University student in Kirksville, Mo., through a grant from the Teagle Foundation.

05/15/2013

Becoming a Leader

Since she was in the sixth grade, Lindsay Green '13 has wanted to be an English teacher. With her graduation this Saturday, she is nearing the realization of that goal.

05/13/2013

Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award recipients announced

Three Berkshire County educators received Educator Recognition awards, given by MCLA in collaboration with the Berkshire County Superintendents' Roundtable.
05/10/2013

MCLA's TechFest to Feature edZ Research Director

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its annual TechFest, featuring a keynote address to be delivered by Rebecca Petersen, research director at edX, a massive, open, online course (MOOC) platform founded by MIT and Harvard University to offer online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience at no charge.
05/10/2013

MCLA Announces Documentary Filmaking Course

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the Berkshire Film and Media Commission of Western Massachusetts have announced an introductory documentary filmmaking course taught by Richard Sands, a director of photography whose cinema production work includes work with directors such as Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola.
05/10/2013

MCLA Offers Summer Course to Area Teachers on Regional Influences

For the 10th year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer a course to Berkshire County and northwestern Connecticut middle and high school teachers on the historical, industrial, cultural and environmental influences of the region.
05/08/2013

Giving Back to the Beacon

Nearly three years after her MCLA graduation, Kaitlyn Bonneville '10 returned to the Beacon newsroom to share what she's learned.
05/08/2013

Tremblay, Shabazz nab top honors at Athletics Banquet

The MCLA Athletics department held their annual end of the year banquet Tuesday, May 7.
05/08/2013

Leaving a Legacy

A member of the Class of 2013, Juwonni Cottle of Boston, Mass., made his mark on campus in a way that not only brought joy to others; it helped him to determine his future career path.

05/01/2013

Inspiring the Next Generation of Artists

Poised to graduate with her Bachelor of Arts degree in art this month, Carrie Converse '13 of Pittsfield, Mass., plans to teach art to children.
05/01/2013

'Ultimate Lifetime Experience'

Eight students recently discovered Japan's intricate blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge modernity as they traveled to Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kanazawa and Tokyo.

04/29/2013

MCLA's Pam Class to Present 'Day Into Night'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced its Fourth Annual Performing Arts Management (PAM) show, "Day into Night," will take place on Sunday, May 5, from 3-10 p.m.
04/25/2013

Yvonne Spicer to Speak at STEM Summit, Region 1 Science & Engineering Fair at MCLA

Yvonne M. Spicer, Ed.D., vice president of Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science in Boston, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Region 1 Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair to be held at the College from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in MCLA's Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.
04/24/2013

A Look at the Future

Revitalization takes innovation, and that's exactly what the Eagle Street Project will showcase on Saturday, April 27 in downtown North Adams. The project, led by two MCLA students, Felipe Aedo '13 and Richie Doucette '13, will transform Eagle Street through art, fresh paint, landscaping and pop-up stores.
04/24/2013

Students Explore Spain

Seventeen students took in the beauty of Spain as they traveled over the spring break with Dr. Graziana Ramsden to Barcelona and Madrid. Part of a travel course to Spain, the trip allowed Ramsden's students to see firsthand what they'd been studying.
04/17/2013

Preparing the Next Generation

Skyla Seamans '13 and Carrisa Sacherski '15 are teaching local girls to how to negotiate - skill they will use throughout their lives.
04/17/2013

Helping Others in Appalachia

While some MCLA students headed off to study in Ireland, Spain or Japan over the spring break, another group traveled to Kentucky on an Alternative Spring Break.
04/17/2013

MCLA to Present 'Eagle Street Rising'

Students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Green Living Seminar course, along with their professor, Dr. Elena Traister, will present "Eagle Street Rising," a "Better Block" project, on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 4 p.m., on Eagle Street in the downtown.
04/17/2013

MCLA Announces 21st Day of Community Service

The North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams have announced the 21st Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, April 27. Registration will begin in the lower level of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m.., followed by an official welcome and assignments to work teams and projects.
04/17/2013

MCLA to Offer Engineering and Technology Workshop to Local Elementary School Educators

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), in collaboration with the Museum of Science in Boston, will offer a day-long introduction to engineering and technology workshop for local elementary school educators on Thursday, April 25, in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
04/17/2013

Final MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to be Panel Discussion on Future of North Adams

The spring 2013 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will conclude on Thursday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with a panel discussion on "Place-Based Prosperity and the Future of North Adams."
04/16/2013

MCLA Gallery 51 Presents Senior Thesis Exhibition

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Pathways to Perception," a group exhibition of this spring semester's graduating art majors. The show will open April 25 and will run through June 2.
04/16/2013

MCLA Offers Pittsfield Info Session About Grad Programs, and About Transferring to MCLA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) will offer an informational session for those interested in transferring to MCLA from another college on Friday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218, on the College campus.
04/16/2013

MCLA's Delta Mu Delta to Honor Andrew Mick '09 & College's Business Students

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recognized the achievements of a group of its business administration students, as well as Andrew Mick '09, recently retired president and chief executive officer of New England Newspaper, Inc. (NENI), as they were inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on April 20 in Murdock Hall room 218.
04/12/2013

MCLA Student Athlete Advisory Committee to Host Special Olympics Train Event Next Sunday

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a Special Olympics Testing Recreational Activity and Improving Nutrition (TRAIN) event on Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.
04/11/2013

MCLA to Present 'Agamemnon' Production

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Fine and Performing Arts Department will present "Agamemnon," which will open Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in the Venable Theatre on the College campus.
04/11/2013

Mayor Alcombright reads to children for "Wee Read" Program

Mayor Richard Alcombright read to children at the Haskins Center in North Adams as part of the Wee Read Berkshire County initiative.
04/10/2013

Spotlight on Student Scholarship

How important is research at MCLA? We celebrate it! Don't miss MCLA's 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Thursday, April 18.
04/10/2013

MCLA Students Headed to Girls Inc. Friday to Help Build Negotiation Skills

Three students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will head to Girls Inc. at the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center in Pittsfield this Friday to present workshops aimed to help girls build their negotiation skills.
The project, part of a series of efforts directed toward the topic of pay equity for women, is funded by the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) Campus Action Project (CAP), through a $5,000 grant MCLA received from the AAUW.
04/10/2013

Rev. Irene Monroe to Speak at MCLA on the Intersction of Oppressions

assachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that the Rev. Irene Monroe will speak on "Debunking the Notion of a Hierarchy of Oppressions" on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus.
04/10/2013

Immersed in Ireland

Students recently explored the rich history and culture of Ireland when they visited some of its most vibrant cities and took in the breathtaking Irish countryside.
04/05/2013

Sixth Graders to Visit MCLA for 'Berkshire County Goes to College Day'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that approximately 1,200 local sixth grade students will visit college campuses across the Berkshires, April 8-11, for "Berkshire County Goes to College Day," an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.
04/05/2013

MCLA Announces Preview Day

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Office of Admission will hold a Preview Day on Monday, April 15, in the MCLA Church Street Center.
04/03/2013

Top Coaches

Men's basketball coach Jamie Morrison recently joined three other MCLA coaches when he was named MASCAC Coach of the Year.

04/03/2013

MCLA Student Receives Newman Civic Fellow Award

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that MCLA student Chris Hantman '14 recently was selected by the Campus Compact as one of nine students in the Commonwealth to be recognized as a Newman Civic Fellow.
04/03/2013

Berkshire Compact for Education Announces Third Annual Early Literacy Initiative 'Wee Read Berkshire County'

The Berkshire Compact for Education and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announce the Third Annual Wee Read Berkshire County initiative, to be held during the month of April in recognition of the Week of the Young Child and National Library Week, which are celebrated April 14-20.
04/03/2013

'Becoming a Behavioral Scientist'

Evan Herrmann '07, the keynote speaker at this year's Undergraduate Research Conference, will soon begin work as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
04/03/2013

Wee Read Berkshire County to promote early literacy

Wee Read Berkshire County will be offered throughout Berkshire County, promoting early literacy. This year's books is "The Tiny Seed," by Eric Carle.
03/29/2013

MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar to Focus on Downtown Revitalization

The spring 2013 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with a lecture titled "Revitalizing Downtown."
03/27/2013

Sekou Sundiata Evening of Spoken Word & Poetry

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold the Third Annual Sekou Sundiata Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry on Wednesday, April 3, at 7PM as part of its MCLA Presents! performance series.
03/27/2013

The Best Choice

Few students are as involved on campus as Asia Andrews '14. Her many activities, she says, contribute greatly to her education.
03/27/2013

'Gamification' Draws Interest at Conference

Philosophy professor Dr. Gerol Petruzella is part of the first wave of educators to develop a new way to teach: his students learn by playing an online game. Petruzella presented this innovative curriculum surrounding gaming education at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Trade Show.
03/26/2013

MCLA Earns Place On National Honor Roll For Community Service

In recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
03/22/2013

MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients For 114th Commencement

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 114th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

This year's keynote speaker will be Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts, a lawyer, domestic violence advocate, educator and community volunteer, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
03/21/2013

MCLA 'Green Living' Talk to Focus On Urban Development

The Spring 2013 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall Room 218, with a lecture titled "Legalizing Main Street."
03/20/2013

MCLA All-Star Looks Back

After a tremendous season, Lucy Tremblay '13 of East Greenbush, N.Y., has carved a special place for herself in the College's record books.
03/20/2013

The Beacon Goes to Broadway

Four undergraduates on the Beacon's staff took advantage of spring break and immersed themselves in the world of journalism during a national media convention in New York City.

03/13/2013

Students Consider World Issues at Model UN Conference

From international piracy and cyber warfare to the problem of Korean independence, a dozen MCLA students last month actively considered matters of critical global concern at the North American Model United Nations Conference.

03/06/2013

Encouraging Young Students to go to College

MCLA wants everyone - across the Berkshires and beyond - to aspire to go to college.
03/06/2013

Students Participate in Social Entrepreneurship Conference

Four students got in on the ground floor of a new academic area of focus, but the topic already was familiar: MCLA is socially innovative.
03/05/2013

MCLA students attend Public Higher Education Advocacy Day

In support of Public Higher Education Advocacy Day in the Commonwealth on Tuesday, March 5, groups from various public higher education institutions throughout Massachusetts traveled to the State House in Boston to voice their support for public higher education.
03/02/2013

Berkshire Compact fuels and fosters local education

The Berkshire Compact released its third major report, "Collaboration, Opportunity, and Achievement" at its March 1 meeting.
02/27/2013

Staying on Track

Choosing to major in interdisciplinary studies was an easy decision for Will Dunbar '13. With concentrations in both music and art, this choice enables him to pursue his interests without delaying his graduation.

02/27/2013

A Study in Opposites

As different as they are, sophomore Helena Kemper's two majors keep her in balance.
02/26/2013

MCLA Students to Present Comedy Feb. 27-March 2nd

The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a spring production of Mark Dunn's contemporary play, "A Delightful Quarantine," directed by MCLA theatre professor Dr. Doug Jenkins.
02/26/2013

'Green Living' Seminar at MCLA to Discuss Smart Development

The spring 2013 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Sullivan Lounge with a lecture on "The Environmental Argument for Smart Development."
02/22/2013

International BestSelling Author Irshad Manji to Speak at MCLA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host author Irshad Manji, founder and director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University, in the next Public Policy Lecture, "The Future of Islam," on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.
02/22/2013

'Masters in Cardboard' Headed to MCLA Gallery 51

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present the work of North Adams artist Andy Davis, who has recreated masterpieces from the Clark Art Institute's permanent collection. "Masters in Cardboard" will open on Thursday, Feb. 28, and run through March 24.
02/22/2013

MCLA Offers Info Session on Graduate Programs

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Graduate School in Education will offer an informational session for those interested in pursuing a Master's of Education (MEd), a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), or a Professional Master's of Business Administration (PMBA), on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus.
02/22/2013

GospelFest Returns to MCLA with Campbell Brothers

The Campbell Brothers will bring their signature "sacred steel" guitars to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as they headline this year's return of the GospelFest on Saturday, March 2, in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at 7 p.m., for the annual Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship concert.
02/20/2013

'You will be noticed at MCLA'

Alyson Stolz '15 says her experience at MCLA as an athletic training major, a basketball player, and more, has been "nothing short of amazing."

02/20/2013

A Semester in Salzburg

Snow-capped mountains. Crisp air. Pristine blue skies. This is what MCLA student Melody Rolph '14 wakes up to each day while she's doing a semester in Austria.
02/15/2013

Allegrettos to Perform Concert

The Allegrettos, a student a capella group at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will perform a concert, "Back to Basics," on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorum in the MCLA Church Street Center.
02/14/2013

MCLA's Richardello Elected to Second Term on the New England Regional Council of the College Board

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Denise Richardello, vice president of enrollment and external relations, has been elected to a second term to the New England Regional Council of the College Board
02/14/2013

MCLA Announces First of Three Accepted Students Day Events

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) has announced it will hold the first of three Accepted Student Day events this year on Friday, Feb. 22, at the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.
02/13/2013

Getting the Word Out

Amy Modesti '13 took what she learned in her arts management marketing class to heart when she reached out through social networking to let others know about MCLA's Blues & Funk Festival.

02/13/2013

Math+Computer Science=New Solutions

A double major in computer science and math, Mike Wheelock '13 says, "I love making simulations of complex systems and using them to solve problems and answer questions that couldn't be answered otherwise."
02/06/2013

Computer Whiz

He's been a college student for less than a year, but already Patrick Kelly has distinguished himself as a teaching assistant and tutor in computer science.
02/06/2013

A Day 'On'

Instead of taking a break on the recent Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hundreds of MCLA students spent the day volunteering alongside community members, across the northern Berkshires.
02/06/2013

Gender Pay Gap

Fact: women are still paid less than their male counterparts for doing the same job. This subject will be discussed during a panel discussion, "Gender Pay Gap: The Long and Winding Road Toward Parity," which will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in Murdock 218. The free event is open to the public.
01/30/2013

Place-based Prosperity

Students in Dr. Elena Traister's "Green Living Seminar" not only learn about issues of sustainability that impact communities; through their study and related projects, they have a unique opportunity to impact the Berkshires.
01/30/2013

Universal Language

Natalie Pozzetti's first semester at MCLA proved transformative after two classes led her to her chosen field.
01/23/2013

Creative Communications

The decision to transfer to MCLA at the start of her sophomore year was the right choice for Shauna Dacus '13.
01/23/2013

Customized College

When it came time for Sarah Fuller '13 of Halifax, Mass., to choose a major, she combined her two greatest interests to create her own customized education.
01/18/2013

MCLA Green Living Seminar Series Begins Jan. 24

"Place-based prosperity" will be the theme of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) spring semester Green Living Seminar Series. The series begins on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation on "The Return of Placecraft," by Jennifer Krouse and Ian Rasmussen.
01/18/2013

MCLA Presents! Gets Funky With the 8th Annual Blues And Funk Fest

MCLA Presents!, a performance series of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), hosts the eighth annual Blues and Funk Festival on Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Venable gymnasium on the MCLA campus.
01/16/2013

'100 Hours in the Woodshed' Returns to MCLA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that "100 Hours in the Woodshed IV," MCLA Gallery 51's collage biennial will return to MCLA Gallery 51 on Main Street in North Adams on Thursday, Jan. 24. The exhibition that will result from their work will open on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
01/16/2013

Second Home

A familiar face to the North Adams arts scene is MCLA Gallery 51's new manager.
01/15/2013

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces New Manager

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 has announced that its new manager is C. Ryder Cooley, an interdisciplinary artist, musician and performer who has performed at the College and in downtown North Adams for several years at a wide variety of events, including those for MCLA Presents!, DownStreet Art and MCLA Gallery 51.
01/14/2013

Cultural Immersion

Eight students recently returned from a cultural immersion in Haiti, where the country's artists invited the group into their art studios, dance classes and musical jam sessions.
01/11/2013

MCLA Career Fair in North Adams boosts variety of vocational programs

The second annual North County Career Fair was held at MCLA on January 10. Students chose two sessions from a total of 19 workshops.
01/11/2013

Studying their possible futures

Students from North County schools explore career options at second annual North County Career Fair.
01/09/2013

Serving the Elderly

An internship at a local nursing home proved key to Marleigh Thompson's career path. Now, she wants to work in geriatric social work.
01/09/2013

'Fascinating' Courses

A Commonwealth Scholar, Nicole Braden '12 of Germany recently defended her thesis, "Beyond Belletrism: The Philosophical Core of Literature."

01/02/2013

Thoughtful Learning

Erin Blight '14, an interdisciplinary studies major, ultimately wants a career as a college professor of social work.
01/02/2013

Second Chance

As a mother, Kelle Hostetter '13 frequently took part in her children's elementary school activities. Now a grandmother, she's pursuing a degree at MCLA so she might make a difference in other children's lives.

12/26/2012

Deeper Learning

History major Tyson Luneau '13 will bring his longtime passion for history to teach high school students how fascinating the field can be.
12/26/2012

Shanghai Study

For Unique Burton '13, who will graduate with a bachelor's degree in international business, study abroad was essential. So, she spent a semester in China.
12/19/2012

Breakthrough Research

Research conducted in part at MCLA by physics professor Dr. Emily Maher has been named by Physics World as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2012.
12/19/2012

Welcome Challenges

An avid volunteer, Jacquitta Ferguson '13 enjoys stepping outside of herself to take care of someone else.
12/19/2012

MCLA Physics Prof RPart of Research Recognized as Top 10 Breakthrough for 2012

Research conducted in part at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) by Dr. Emily Maher, chair of the College's physics department, has been named by Physics World as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2012.
12/12/2012

An Experience to Remember

While Anyelin Antigua '14 of New York City finds her studies fascinating, it's her professors who make all the difference.

12/12/2012

Wonderful Experience

"Studying abroad offers a new perspective," according to Qing "Angie" Huang '13, a Chinese exchange student from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.
12/07/2012

MCLA Allegrettos Earn Top Honors in Lenox Caroling Festival

Congratulations to the Allegrettos who came in First Place at the second annual Lenox Caroling Competition on Saturday, Dec. 8.
12/05/2012

Bridging Campuses

As an English major who wants a career in international business, it was imperative for Chinese student Zizhe "Zelene" Pan to study abroad in an English-speaking country.
12/05/2012

Multilingual Motivation

Dr. Graziana Ramsden, who was born in Italy, learned how to communicate in multiple languages through study abroad programs she attended in Spain, Great Britain and the United States.
12/05/2012

North Adams third graders visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Third grade students from Brayton, Greylock and Sullivan Schools got a taste of college life.
12/04/2012

Folk Duo Dala Returns to MCLA For Special Holiday Show

MCLA Presents!, a performance series of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will bring Dala back for "A Very Special Holiday Show" at MCLA's Church Street Center on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
12/04/2012

MCLA to Receive AAUW Grant

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced it is one of nine campuses across the country to receive a grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to address economic problems facing millennial women.
12/01/2012

Public school officials join other states in search of better education methods

Massachusetts is one of 23 states developing a common set of assessments in English and math to test whether students are ready for college and careers.
11/28/2012

Turning Point

One of the most enlightening and influential experiences of his undergraduate education has Steve Gwozdz '13 of Cheshire, Mass., set on a career as an orthopedic surgeon.

11/28/2012

Global Perspective

MCLA students don't need to travel overseas to learn more about the world. This semester, seven students from China have joined our campus community.
11/21/2012

Sleep Studies

Miranda Benjamin '13 recently represented MCLA at the COPLAC Regional Conference as she presented research on college students' sleep.
11/21/2012

International Education

MCLA attracts undergraduates from around the world, including Soumaila Bance '12, who's about to complete his degree in political science and public policy.

11/14/2012

Smart Start

According to Janine Desgres, the best plan for any student just starting out in college is to get involved in at least one extra activity, and make the most of it.

11/14/2012

Shop Local, Buy Local: 99˘ and Up Art Show

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present its annual exhibit "99 Cents and Up," beginning on Thursday, Nov. 29, as part of North Adams Hometown Holidays, 5-8 p.m. All artwork will remain on exhibit, for sale through Dec. 31.
11/14/2012

Endless Opportunities

Through his work as a STEM Associate, a supplemental instructor and more, Andy Martin '14 is invested as much in other biology students' success as he is his own.
11/14/2012

MCLA Presents! Brings "Broadway's Next H!t Musical" to North Adams

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) performance series MCLA Presents! will showcase the comedic improvisation show, "Broadway's Next H!t Musical," on Friday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
11/13/2012

Berkshire Readiness Center to Offer PARCC Info Session

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that the Berkshire Readiness Center will present "PARCC 101: Updates on PARCC Resources to Implement the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks" on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. in Berkshire Community College's (BCC) Koussevitzky Arts Center.
11/10/2012

Berkshire Compact for Education lauded for successful initiatives

Berkshire Compact members review accomplishments and results from the past seven years and discuss future direction.
11/09/2012

'Free The Slaves' Author Kevin Bales to Speak at MCLA

Kevin Bales, the author of "Free the Slaves" will speak about ending modern slavery on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m., at Massachusetts of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in Murdock Hall room 218.
11/08/2012

MCLA Philosophy Professor Publishes New Book

Dr. Paul Nnodim, chair of the philosophy, interdisciplinary studies and modern languages department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently published "Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation," a book about corporate social responsibility as the private governance of corporate-induced externalities.
11/07/2012

Program Builder

As MCLA's new dean of graduate and continuing education, Howard "Jake" Eberwein III is creating new programs to meet the changing needs of the area's adult learners.
11/07/2012

'Amazing' Opportunities

Bryan Acton '13 of Franklin, Mass., had always been curious about the different ways in which people behave. At MCLA, he's exploring this interest further.

11/06/2012

MCLA Graduate School Fair

Interested in learning more about graduate school? Then you'll want to attend MCLA's Graduate School Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Venable Gym.
11/05/2012

MCLA Admissions Open House Events

The Office of Admissions invites prospective students to attend two upcoming Open House events this month. The first Open House will be held Monday, Nov. 12, and the second will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17.
11/03/2012

Reach Out and Read program could help 8,000 Pittsfield children

With grant funding from Berkshire United Way, the Berkshires has been granted "Bookend County" status through the national Reach Out and Read initiative.
10/31/2012

Food Security

Over the summer, Matthew Ham '13 worked at Square Roots farm in Clarksburg, Mass., where he learned more about food security, and how to live a self-sufficient and sustainable life.

10/31/2012

First Class

MCLA's first class of its Professional Master's of Business Administration program recently took an important step to advance their careers with the successful completion of their degrees.

10/31/2012

Senator George Mitchell to Deliver Public Policy Lecture at MCLA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host Senator George J. Mitchell, a former Senate Majority Leader, in the Second Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Campus Center gymnasium.
10/26/2012

Second Annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture and Dinner

Senator George Mitchell will be the speaker for the second annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the auditorium at the Church Street Center. A benefit dinner with Senator Mitchell, Governor Dukakis and Kitty Dukakis will be held at 5 p.m. in the Sammer Dennis Room (218), Murdock Hall.
10/25/2012

Annual Boo Bash To Be Held At MCLA

The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 18th annual "Boo Bash" for children and their parents on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.
10/24/2012

Innovation Motivation

From Bangladesh to England to the United States, Shahnaz Abdullah, Ph.D., has studied and taught business and economics all over the world.
10/24/2012

Passion for Poetry

To Jeffrey McRae, poetry is "the whole enchilada." A visiting instructor and assistant professor at MCLA for nearly 10 years, he recently joined MCLA's English/communications department.
10/23/2012

MCLA Celebrates First Group of Students to Complete PMBA Program

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Friday, Oct. 19, celebrated the first graduating class of the College's Professional Master's of Business Administration (PMBA). This first cohort of 10 students successfully completed the program on Aug. 31.
10/23/2012

MCLA Alumni Association Presented Awards for 2012

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association held its annual alumni award ceremony on campus on Saturday, Oct. 20. This year's recipients are Stephen Valley '88, Donna Denelli-Hess '75, Sally Webster Douglas '74 and Rachel Dayton Churchill '06.
10/22/2012

Press: Letterpress as a Public Art Project to Open 'Fly By'

On Thursday, Oct. 25, PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project will open its fifth DownStreet Art 2012 installation, "Fly By: The bird at PRESS."
10/19/2012

Brown Bag Lecture Series with Sharon Claffey

MCLA's Brown Bag Lecture Series on Friday, Oct. 19 will feature Sharon Claffey, who will speak on "Team Based Learning vs. Traditional Lecture" at 3 p.m. inside Sullivan Lounge. This is a perfect opportunity to take in one of these engaging lectures at the start of MCLA's Reunion and Fall Family Weekend which begins Friday, Oct. 19 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 21.
10/17/2012

Community Investment

Recent graduate Amanda Schuler '12 of Dalton, Mass., headed to Berkshire Community College (BCC) in July when she joined the Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program.
10/17/2012

Captivating Coursework

Whether they take one of his classes to fulfill a requirement or because they want a career in science, Dr. Justin Golub wants MCLA students to know that biology is fun.
10/16/2012

Downstreet Art Ends Season with Halloween-Themed Celebration

Over the course of the summer and early fall, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) brought More than 80 artists, 33 exhibitions, three murals, a bus stand and more to downtown North Adams through DownStreet Art. The College will celebrate the season on Thursday, Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m., with new exhibition openings, special performances, happenings and events for visitors of all ages.
10/16/2012

Exhibition Honors Local Photographer

For 44 years, Transcript photographer Randy Trabold captured the daily ins and outs of residents of the Northern Berkshires through the lens of his camera. His pictures, which appeared daily in the paper, were often picked up by the Associated Press and other international wire services.
10/16/2012

Haitian Musician Belo to Perform at MCLA Presents!

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) will welcome Haitian guitarist and singer BélO to its Church Street Center on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. for the its MCLA Presents! performance.
10/15/2012

MCLA Announces Faculty Promotions

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently granted tenure to three of its faculty, and has promoted two faculty members to associate professor and three to full professor.
10/12/2012

'This Blue Marble: The Universe of Josh Simpson' at MCLA Gallery 51

On Oct. 25, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "This Blue Marble: The Universe of Josh Simpson," a solo exhibition of work from internationally known glass artist Josh Simpson. This exhibition will feature new and old celestial-inspired pieces, and look into the artist's process and his Infinity Project.
10/10/2012

Coming Home

An alumna who specializes in poetry is among the newest assistant professors to join MCLA's English/communications department.

10/10/2012

MCLA Board of Trustees to Welcome Alumnae as Newest Members

Two local alumnae, attorney Buffy Lord '98 and Denise Marshall '81, executive vice president of Adams Community Bank, have joined Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Board of Trustees as trustees to the Board for five-year terms. Lord and Marshall join Mohan Boodram and JD Chesloff, who recently were appointed by the Governor as the newest members of the MCLA Board.
10/10/2012

Howard Kurtz, Host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" to Deliver MCLA's Hardman Lecture

Howard Kurtz, the Washington bureau chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will speak at this fall's Hardman Lecture event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.
10/10/2012

Field Work

Despite the difficulty of finding the right job in today's market, environmental studies major Ariana Chiapella '12 soon will begin work at the Watershed Stewards Project in California.
10/09/2012

MCLA Seeks Community Volunteers for Day of Service

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), along with the City of North Adams and community organizations, will hold a Fall Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
10/03/2012

Garden Intern

A passion for nature and a desire for opportunities to work outdoors led Jenna Johnston '13 to select environmental studies as her major.

10/03/2012

Digitized Data

The Freel Library's new digital services librarian takes requests via text messages, Tweets about library services and chats online with students.
09/27/2012

Gengarelly to 'A Word Transformed: The Art of Jessica Park' at MCLA This Tuesday

Anthony Gengarelly, Ph.D., a professor in the fine and performing arts department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a lecture, "A Word Transformed: The Work of Jessica Park," on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge, on the MCLA campus.
09/26/2012

Understanding Learning

Rebekah Benjamin, Ph.D., this fall achieved a goal she set for herself as an undergraduate when she became the newest faculty member in MCLA's psychology department.

09/26/2012

Big Art

Local artist Melissa Matsuki Lillie unveils the final installment of the "Public Art Mural Project," an initiative that made North Adams the canvas.
09/26/2012

MCLA Welcomes Six New Faculty to Campus

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has welcomed six new faculty members to campus this fall, with a seventh to join the College in the spring.
09/26/2012

MCLA Welcomes New Staff Members

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has welcomed 18 new staff members this year to a variety of positions, including several employees who transitioned to full-time positions.
09/25/2012

MCLA Receives Grant for Dual Enrollment Program

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) was awarded a $27,000 grant from the state's Department of Education to fund its participation in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program (CDEP) during the 2013 fiscal year.
09/24/2012

Irish Actor Connor Lovett Returns to MCLA with "Moby Dick"

As part of the MCLA Presents! series, the Gare St. Lazare Players of Ireland will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) with internationally renowned actor Connor Lovett in two one-man performances of the great American novel, "Moby Dick," on Thursday, Oct. 4, in MCLA's Church Street Center, and on Friday, Oct. 5, in Pittsfield's Berkshire Museum.
09/22/2012

Community leaders stress importance of college to local youth

YOU First Day of Caring events offered throughout Berkshire County.
09/21/2012

Former Celtics Play to Speak At MCLA

A former player for the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets and the head of "Hoop Dreams" will speak at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the College's Campus Center gymnasium.
09/20/2012

MCLA Hits Top 10 List of Schools

"Our inclusion in the list of top public liberal arts colleges not only acknowledges our strong academic programs and out-of-classroom experiences, but it makes us more visible to students across the nation." - Denise Richardello, MCLA vice president of enrollment and external affairs, quoted in today's North Adams Transcript.


09/20/2012

MCLA is on Twitter!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and stay informed. MCLA@mcla_edu
09/19/2012

Sociological Study

Rachael Silvano '13 last month was immersed in the diverse study of her field with leading professionals and other top undergraduate students from across the nation.

09/19/2012

Life-inspired Art

Although Joseph Goncalves '14 didn't consider himself a leader in high school, all that changed at MCLA.
09/19/2012

Downstreet Art Continues with Sept. 27 Celebration

The DownStreet Art 2012 season moves into the Fall Season with an arts and culture celebration on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be 10 new exhibition openings, live performances by MCLA's fine and performing arts students and local bands, a free trolley shuttle bringing MCLA students from campus to Main Street, North Adams , and much, much more.
09/19/2012

Downstreet Art Continues with Sept. 27 Celebration

The DownStreet Art 2012 season moves into the Fall Season with an arts and culture celebration on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be 10 new exhibition openings, live performances by MCLA's fine and performing arts students and local bands, a free trolley shuttle bringing MCLA students from campus to Main Street, North Adams , and much, much more.
09/14/2012

MCLA Announces Appointment Of New Trustees

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Board of Trustees last night introduced two new trustees who recently were appointed by the Governor. Joining the board are J.D. Chesloff, executive director of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable (MBR), and Mohan Boodram, associate dean for enrollment and students services at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. They will serve as trustees to the Board for five-year terms.
09/14/2012

MCLA named a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College

For the second consecutive year, MCLA has been named as one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
09/12/2012

MCLA Receives Four Year, $400,000 Readiness Grant

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced its Berkshire Readiness Center is the recipient of a four year, $400,000 Regional Readiness Center Activities grant from Massachusetts' Executive Office of Education (EEC).
09/12/2012

Television Internship

The world of televised journalism opened up for Dan Peluso '13 of Amsterdam, N.Y., as he spent the summer interning for a CBS station.

09/12/2012

Political Process

While millions watched the recent Democratic National Convention from the comfort of their homes, Chloe McGrath '14 was hard at work in the Charlotte, N.C., arena.

09/06/2012

Pedro Martinez to Open MCLA Presents! 2012-2013 Season

MCLA Presents!, a performance series of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will kick off its 2012-13 season on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. in the MCLA Quad with Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band.
09/06/2012

MCLA Presents! Announces 2012-2013 Season

From Cuban percussions, Haitian rhythms, folk, rock, blues and gospel music to a performance of an American classic by an Irish actor, poetry and a bit of Broadway, the 2012-13 season of MCLA Presents! will bring performances from around the globe to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and other nearby venues.
09/05/2012

Humanitarian Focus

Originally from the Ivory Coast in Africa, Doris Behanzin '13 plans to combine her language skills with a desire to help and elevate others by pursuing a career in humanitarian law.
09/05/2012

College Tradition

First-year students launched their college careers by learning about their new community and discovering more about themselves.

08/29/2012

Serendipitous Sculptures

This Thursday, local artist Richard Criddle will unveil his latest sculptural creations - as well as a new collection of drawings - in "Compendium," a solo exhibition at MCLA Gallery 51.

08/29/2012

River Project

Environmental studies students are making the Hoosic River healthier for the Northern Berkshire community.

08/22/2012

PRESSing Forward

It's been well over a year since MCLA art professor Melanie Mowinski committed to a gallery project that not only quickly became a DownStreet Art success, but a permanent fixture on Main Street.

08/22/2012

Jump Start

Thanks to a summer session of the Individual Enrichment Program (IEP), 40 of MCLA's incoming freshmen got a jump start on college.
08/20/2012

Jarvis Rockwell Gallery To Open New Exhibit

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 30, the Jarvis Rockwell Gallery will present the Opening of "A Conversation with Jarvis Rockwell: an Experiment with Inspiration." This show is a facilitation of further conversation between Rockwell and the creative minds of local and regional artists asked to visit the gallery space to interact with the artist, who then in turn create a piece of artwork which artistically converses with Rockwell.
08/20/2012

Bank Gallery to Host Exhibition of Small Sculptures, Photography

The Bank Gallery, located within the Adams Community Bank, will open an exhibition of art by local artist Laura Christensen and a variety of photographers curated by local artist and recent Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) graduate Kristen Parker on Thursday, Aug. 30.
08/20/2012

'Transcend: Art As Activism in the Occupy Movement' at Branch Gallery Will Open Thursday, Aug. 30

"Transcend: Art as Activism in the Occupy Movement," a new exhibit, will open at Branch Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 30, 6-9 p.m., as part of Downstreet Art Thursday. It will feature works of various mediums created by Occupy Wall Street (OWS) art working groups, as well as individual artists.
08/20/2012

The Transcript Gallery to Host Exhibition of Reporters Photography

The Transcript Gallery, located within the North Adams Transcript office, will present "Capturing Northern Berkshire," a series of photographs taken over the past three years by Transcript reporter and City resident Meghan Foley. The exhibition will open on Aug. 30 as part of the DownStreet Thursday celebration.
08/20/2012

Press To Open 'Postal Pinacotheca' Exhibit

On Thursday, Aug. 30, the PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project gallery will open its third DownStreet Art 2012 exhibition, "Postal Pinacotheca," a mail exchange between artists from America and Australia.
08/20/2012

Gallery 107 To Host Month-Long Festival, "Imagining North Adams"

Gallery 107 will present "Imaging North Adams," a festival that aims to generate, collect and promote ideas to re-think about the space we live in, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 30.
08/20/2012

MCLA Gallery 51 to Feature New Art By Richard Criddle

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Compendium," a solo exhibition of new drawings and sculptures by local artist Richard Criddle, on Aug. 30.
08/15/2012

Artful Installation

Kristen Parker '12 just graduated in May, but she's been putting her MCLA degree to work for the past year as a curator for art exhibitions.
08/15/2012

Unique Transformation

While DownStreet Art's outdoor murals literally changed the face of North Adams, arts management interns with local, national and international points of view say the City's transformation goes much deeper.

08/10/2012

Dr. Paul Donovan to Join MCLA Health Services

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Dr. Paul J. Donovan, medical director of Northern Berkshire Sports Medicine, Inc. will join the MCLA Health Services medical team as the College Physician this fall.
08/08/2012

International Teaching

Undergraduates from all over the world are getting a taste of what it's like to be an MCLA student this summer as Professor Petra Hejnova teaches a course in Rome, Italy.

08/08/2012

NCAA Internship

As the recipient of an NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant, MCLA has welcomed Kaylyn Smith as the new assistant to the director of athletics.
08/03/2012

MCLA Welcomes Eberwein as New Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the appointment of Howard Jacob (Jake) Eberwein III, Ed.D., as its new dean of graduate and continuing education.
08/02/2012

17 MCLA Student-Athletes Named to All-Academic Team

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that 17 of its MCLA Trailblazers have been named to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference's (MASCAC) Spring 2012 All-Academic Team.
08/01/2012

Common Application

Beginning today, applicants for admission to MCLA in fall 2013 will find a streamlined process through the Common Application membership association.
08/01/2012

MCLA Professor in Rome, Italy, to Teach Students From Around the Globe

Petra Hejnova, a professor of political science and public policy at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), is in Rome, Italy, this month to teach course on "Human Rights and International Security" to students from around the world.
08/01/2012

Hockey Goal

After an injury kept Chris Kingsley '90 from the sport he loves, he went on to become the head athletic trainer for the 2012 Stanley Cup champs - the LA Kings.
07/31/2012

MCLA Prof. Presents Work at Shanghai University

Dr. Kailai Huang, a history professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently presented a paper at the 14th Annual Conference of American History Research Association of China (AHRAC), held at Shanghai University in Shanghai, China.
07/25/2012

Big Internship

Captivated by wild cats - such as lions, tigers and ocelots - ever since she can remember, RyanAnne Naughton '13 is serving an internship at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla.
07/25/2012

Memorial Art

Works created in response to the loss of his father inspired local artist Sean Riley for "Meet Me in the Middle of the Air," a solo exhibition to open this Thursday, June 26, in MCLA Gallery 51.
07/24/2012

MCLA President Mary K. Grant Named to New State 'Educator Preparation Advisory Group'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) President Mary K. Grant recently was named to a new Educator Preparation Advisory Group (EPAG) established by state education secretary Paul Reville. EPAG, a group of education, business and advocacy organization leaders, have been tasked to develop a more unified, aligned, and coherent public education system that will better meet the needs of all students in the Commonwealth. This enhanced system will reflect the evolution of teaching and leadership in Massachusetts as well as the Patrick-Murray Administration's ongoing commitment to education.
07/23/2012

Downstreet Art 2012 Thursday Night

DownStreet Art 2012 season continues with an arts and culture celebration on Thursday, July 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. The downtown will fill with pop-up and permanent gallery openings, live performances, a celebration of a new mural, happenings, trolley rides and businesses open late with DownStreet Art specials.
07/23/2012

Transcript Reporter to Exhibit Paintings

DownStreet Art's Transcript Gallery will feature "Interludes: Inspiration from bucolic places and literary pages," paintings by local artist Jennifer Huberdeau, beginning July 26.
07/20/2012

MCLA Head Men's Basketball Coach Takes On Position As Director Of Native Tribal Scholars Program

Jamie Morrison, the head men's basketball coach at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has begun work as the director of Native Tribal Scholars, a program of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, the Northern American Center of Boston and UMASS-Boston.
07/18/2012

Campus Changes

Over the past several years, some dramatic changes have changed the face of the College.
07/18/2012

Star Gazer

This summer, Caroline Bartlett '13 is at the Maria Mitchell Observatory in Nantucket, Mass., watching a unique star that could be in the very early stages of development.

07/18/2012

Jarvis Rockwell To Open Custom Toy Exhibit

Beginning Thursday, July 26, The Jarvis Rockwell Gallery will open "The ART of the TOY," a custom toy art exhibit. This exhibit will bring together the work of local and regional "custom" toy makers.
07/12/2012

Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air At Gallery 51

On June 24, MCLA Gallery 51 is pleased to present "Meet Me in the Middle of the Air," a solo exhibition of new work by local artist Sean Riley. The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings and works constructed from fabric.
07/11/2012

Pedal Power

Our students are more visible than ever throughout the community as they travel from town to town on bikes they borrow from MCLA.
07/11/2012

Physics Photos

Photographs of a solar eclipse taken by Ryan Barley '12 of Westfield, Mass., were published in Scientific America.
07/04/2012

Photographic Focus

"I have become a very independent person since I came to MCLA. I also have developed confidence in myself, my leadership and my artistic capabilities. Every semester I take my newly learned knowledge and apply it to my future plan,"
said Ben Mancino '14 of Troy, N.Y.
07/04/2012

Digital Documentation

Ahead of the curve compared to a number of other colleges and universities, MCLA expects all of its students to compile an ePortfolio, which is used to track their learning throughout their college experience.
06/29/2012

Gallery Gurus

Our students are doing what few of their peers experience so early in their education and career: They are working this summer as associate gallery managers.
06/27/2012

Technical Art

With the dream of one day working for Disney or Pixar, or perhaps creating illustrations for Marvel or Dark Horse comics, Bradley Gradneigo '14 of Pittsfield, Mass., is combining his love of art with his interest in computer science.
06/27/2012

BCC, MCLA partner to help business students

Berkshire Community College and MCLA announced a new "2+2" articulation agreement that will enable students who obtain an associate degree in business administration from BCC to seamlessly transfer into MCLA's bachelor's degree in business administration program.

06/20/2012

Internal Art

MCLA Gallery 51 will continue its series of solo exhibitions by local artists with Ven Voisey's "VS.," which will open at a reception held in conjunction with the kickoff celebration of DownStreet Art 2012, on Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m.

06/20/2012

'Optimal' Opportunity

Students from around the world and across the country once again have gathered at MCLA to experience a unique internship in the business of the arts.
06/13/2012

Summertime Opportunities

While most MCLA students head home for the summer, Meghan Davidson '13 of Southwick, Mass., is boosting her college credit count - a move that will help her graduate a year ahead of her peers.

06/13/2012

Outdoor Art

When DownStreet Art kicks off its fifth season later this month, North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright will unveil the first of four outdoor murals to be created throughout the city.
06/13/2012

'Lift Ev'ry Voice' Scholarship Recipients Announced

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Lift Ev'ry Voice Scholarship Committee Co-chairs Shirley Edgerton and Don Quinn Kelley announce the recipients of the first annual Lift Ev'ry Voice Pearl Fryar Scholarship award.
06/12/2012

MCLA G51 Gallery Manager Goes Down Fighting

Beginning Thursday, June 28, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "VS.," a solo exhibition of artwork by Ven Voisey.
06/06/2012

Mind Games

The choice between playing a video game and studying just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a new philosophy course developed by Dr. Gerol Petruzella '01.
06/06/2012

Shutter Bug

After landing an internship at the North Adams Transcript, Sarah Howard '12, from Wallington, Conn., can't imagine a future outside of the newspaper business.
06/01/2012

Downstreet Art 2012 to Feature Murals Throughout the City

Public art has never been so public in North Adams. DownStreet Art kicks off its fifth season on Thursday, June 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.
05/31/2012

President Grant Awarded Honorary Degree from Williams College

Dr. Mary K. Grant, President of MCLA, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Williams College at their commencement on Sunday, June 3, 2012.

05/30/2012

Full Circle

Gillian Jones '91, known across the Berkshires as the eyes of the North Adams Transcript for the past two decades, shares a selection of her photographs in a solo exhibition in MCLA Gallery 51.

05/30/2012

Dream Job

Isabelle Holmes '08 parlayed her Bachelor of Arts degree in arts management and work experience gained through MCLA's Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) into not one, but two great jobs in New York City.
05/23/2012

National Recognition

MCLA's Society of Physic Students (SPS) club recently was named as one of the outstanding SPS chapters by the Society's national office.
05/23/2012

Momentous Music

Eight students with a strong interest in music recently had an unforgettable arts management experience as they traveled to Louisiana to attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

05/22/2012

Gillian Jones: 20 Years of Photo Journalism in the Berkshires

Beginning Thursday, May 31, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Gillian Jones: Twenty Years of Photojournalism in the Berkshires," a selection of photographs taken throughout Jones' 20 years as a photojournalist for the North Adams Transcript.
05/16/2012

Athletics Banquet

This year's honorees at MCLA's annual Athletics Banquet got a special treat when they were joined by a special guest - award-winning Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan.
05/16/2012

Shining Example

Amanda Ok '12 of Ayer, Mass., was honored in a State House ceremony last Thursday, May 10, when the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education recognized "29 Who Shine."
05/09/2012

Arts Education

MCLA wasn't the first stop for Pamela Buchanan '12 in her quest to earn a bachelor's degree. Along the way, she attended five other colleges, but, at each institution, financial or personal issues halted her progress.
05/09/2012

Cross-cultural Encounters

An expert in Asian history, Dr. Kailai Huang provides a global perspective to his students, both in the classroom and overseas.
05/02/2012

Dynamic Dialogue

The essence of teaching is conversation, not monologue, says English professor Dr. David Langston.
05/02/2012

Japanese Journey

Over the spring break, a group of MCLA students traveled to Japan with history professor Dr. Kailai Huang for an intimate experience of that country.
04/25/2012

Future Communications

Dr. Emily Maher is part of a national, cutting-edge research project that may determine the future of secure communications, as well as communications with submarines and with astronauts traveling across the galaxies.

04/24/2012

MCLA Announces 20th Annual Community Day of Service

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), Develop North Adams and the City of North Adams announce the 20th Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, May 5, starting with registration and a continental breakfast to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center.
04/20/2012

MCLA Library Adds New Position

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Pamela Contakos has joined its Freel Library in the newly added position of "digital services librarian," which was created specifically to help the library expand its digital offerings and increase ease of use for library visitors.
04/19/2012

MCLA to Present Free Screening of Award-Winning Film Tuesday

Filmmaker Anne Macksoud will show her award-winning film, "Grandmother to Grandmother," at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
04/18/2012

Award-winning Research

Physics major Max Eve '12 was honored by the American Physical Society with an "Outstanding Presentation of Undergraduate Research" award.
04/18/2012

Graduating with Honors

This spring, 11 MCLA students expect to graduate with All-College Honors. They are part of a growing program that students find very rewarding.

04/17/2012

Rock the Block Celebration Coming to Downtown North Adams May 6

The Performing Arts Management (PAM) class at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will curate, produce and present the final MCLA Presents! performance of the season, "Rock the Block." "Rock the Block," which will include music by Debo Band - also known as "Boston's Ethiopian Groove Collective" - will take place on Sunday, May 6, from 2-9 p.m. on Main Street.
04/13/2012

MCLA Announces Recipients of Second Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the recipients of the Second Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. The award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents, was created last year to honor the region's exceptional teachers.
04/12/2012

MCLA Announces "Earth Day" Events

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced "Earth Day" events and activities to take place throughout the campus, beginning Wednesday, April 18. They include student work days on campus and beyond, a Green Living Seminar, a Recycling Fashion Show, as well as numerous information tables set up in the Campus Center Marketplace.
04/12/2012

Tenth Annual MCLA Undergraduate Research Conference April 19

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 19. Posters will be presented from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Venable Gym and paper presentations and exhibits will take place in sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Murdock Hall and Bowman Hall.
04/11/2012

Changing Lives

Just a week before Alternative Spring Breakers were scheduled to arrive in Kentucky, a tornado ripped through the region, widening the trip's scope to include disaster relief: MCLA students found they were the first outside responders.
04/11/2012

Passionate Study

Two MCLA students will defend their Commonwealth Scholar (CS) Theses on Thursday, April 12, and Monday, April 23, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 208.
04/06/2012

MCLA VP to Serve on the New England Regional Council of the College Board

Denise Richardello, vice president of enrollment and external relations at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently was named to the New England Regional Council of the College Board.
04/04/2012

Documenting History

MCLA introduced Jennifer Beaton '05 to her "dream job." She's now an archivist and the oral history coordinator at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
04/04/2012

International Spotlight

Erin "Flo" Floriani '14 of Readsboro, Vt., took a spot on the international stage last month when she presented her paper on "Ecofeminism: Environmentalism as a Women's Issue" in Abu Dhabi at the "Women as Global Leaders" conference.

04/03/2012

Living in Exile, An American Vicarious Production to be Performed at MCLA and Williams

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Williams College will present performances of American Vicarious' production of "Living in Exile," April 10-12 at Williams and April 13-15 at MCLA.
04/03/2012

MCLA to Premier Documentary on North Adams

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) will present the premiere screening of "Farewell to Factory Towns?" on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
03/30/2012

MCLA's Alyson Carey '13 Named 2012 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) undergraduate Alyson Carey '13 of Dudley, Mass., is among the 162 students from 32 states to be honored by the Campus Compact as a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellows awards recognize inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges that face their communities.
03/29/2012

MCLA Students Awarded Tsongas Scholarships By Massachusetts State University System

Seven Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students were recognized by the Massachusetts State University System in a State House ceremony on Monday for their academic talents and dedication by being named Tsongas Scholars. Tsonga Scholarships cover full tuition and fees at any of the nine campuses of the State University System.
03/28/2012

MCLA's Delta Mu Delta to Honor Ellen Kennedy '83 and the College's Business Students

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will recognize the achievements of 10 business administration students and Ellen Kennedy '83, acting president of Berkshire Community College (BCC), as they are inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
03/28/2012

A Better Choice

When Caitlin Culver '12 of Johnsonville, N.Y., looked at colleges, her high school guidance counselor suggested MCLA to get her on the road to a career as a physical therapist.
03/28/2012

Berkshire Compact Announces "Wee Read Berkshrie County" Event for Youth

The Berkshire Compact for Education and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announce the second annual Wee Read Berkshire County initiative, to be held during the month of April in recognition of the Week of the Young Child, April 22 - 28, and National Library Week, celebrated from April 8 - 14.
03/26/2012

Berkshire Compact Announces "Wee Read Berkshire County" Event for Youth

The Berkshire Compact for Education and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announce the second annual Wee Read Berkshire County initiative, to be held during the month of April in recognition of the Week of the Young Child, April 22 - 28, and National Library Week, celebrated from April 8 - 14.
03/26/2012

More Than 350 Sixth Graders to Visit MCLA for "Berkshire County Goes to College Day"

More than 350 local sixth graders will visit the campus of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on April 10 and 11 as part of "Berkshire County Goes to College Day," an annual event held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA.
03/26/2012

Local Author Elizabeth Kolbert to Deliver Vandais Environmental Issues Lecture at MCLA

Award-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert will present "Field Notes from Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change" at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218.
03/21/2012

Increasing Opportunities

Small classes, abundant opportunities for hands-on experience and a unique chance to work within the world of the performing arts make MCLA's athletic training program a great portal to a career with expanding options.
03/21/2012

Political Opportunity

Armed with his degree in political science and public policy from MCLA, Joaquin Bernal '12, a founder of the Colombian Green Party, will set off to start a third political party in the United States.
03/20/2012

April 'Tricks of the Trade' to Focus on Engaging with the Envrionment Through Art

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center will focus its April "Tricks of the Trade" series on environmental art. Workshop participants will learn how to engage with the environment through art and about related initiatives and projects happening in the Berkshires.
03/20/2012

MCLA Seeks New Mascot

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is seeking input and ideas from everyone in the College community - students, alumni, faculty, staff and fans throughout the Berkshires and beyond - as it looks for a mascot to represent the Trailblazers.
03/15/2012

North Adams Rising

The March 2012 issue of Berkshire HomeStyle features an article about North Adams, and the role of MCLA in helping move the city forward.
03/14/2012

Technology Driven

Dr. Ann Billetz, chair of the MCLA biology department, continues to develop programs that prepare students for cutting edge careers in the life sciences.
03/14/2012

Berkshire Careers

Jamal Ahamad '11 traded his home in Brooklyn for life in the Berkshires and the start of a great career.
03/12/2012

MCLA Receives Grant for 'Berkshire Math and Science Partnership Program'

The multi-year grant, for nearly $67,000, will fund the program for its first year of services, which began on Feb. 6 and ends on Aug. 31. A continuation of the grant will be awarded for two additional years contingent on appropriation of federal fund and yearly progress.

03/10/2012

Busting borders of knowledge

Eight annual Region I science and engineering fair held at MCLA
03/07/2012

Advice for Success

Katelyn Moore '13 of Amesbury, Mass., share the secrets to her success in college.
03/07/2012

Mascot Search

MCLA is looking for a mascot and wants your ideas for the new Trailblazer.

03/02/2012

MCLA Students Heading to Middle East for International Women's Conference

Each March, MCLA students travel around the world during spring break. This year, nine students in a women's studies class will travel to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend an international conference on women.
02/29/2012

Making a Difference

On her way to a career in medicine, Jennifer Baptiste '13 helps to improve life for others throughout the campus and the greater community.
02/29/2012

Arabian Adventure

During the upcoming spring break, nine students in a women's studies class will travel to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend an international conference on women.
02/29/2012

Founder of Women for Women International to Speak at MCLA's Public Policy Lecture on Tuesday, March 6

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, will deliver this spring's public policy lecture, "The Other Side of War," on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center.
02/28/2012

March 'Tricks of the Trade' to Focus on Political Art, IS-183 in Stockbridge to Host "Occupy" Movement Discussion

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces its "Tricks of the Trade" series for the month of March will focus on political art, especially as it encourages social activism and political awareness in a community.
02/28/2012

March 'Tricks of the Trade' to Focus on Political Art, North Adams Event to Feature Sekou Sundiata Documentary Screening

On March 6, MCLA Gallery 51 in North Adams will present a screening of a 30-minute documentary film, "Finding the 51st (dream) State: Sekou Sundiata's American Project," which explores the artistic development of Sekou Sundiata's "The 51st (dream) State" through his national, communal exploration of American identity and citizenship.
02/28/2012

March 'Tricks of the Trade' to Focus on Poltical Art, Pittsfield Event to Feature Reverend Billy on the Occupy Movement

On March 7, the Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield will present Reverend Billy, who will "preach" on the Occupy movement, as well as his current "Fear of Banking" activist tour with his Church of Earthalujah. There will be a question and answer after the "sermon."
02/27/2012

MCLA Announces Region I High School Science Fair

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the eighth annual Massachusetts Region I High School Science & Engineering Fair will take place on Friday, March 9, in the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.
02/23/2012

MCLA Offers Summer Course to Area Teachers on Historical, Industrial, Cultural and Environmental Influences of the Region

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites teachers to participate in The Upper Housatonic Valley Experience: Summer 2012, June 25 -29.
02/23/2012

MCLA Students to Present "What's Great About Bard? (Redux)"

The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a spring production of "What's A Great Bard? (Redux)," written and directed by MCLA theatre professor Dr. Doug Jenkins.
02/22/2012

Abroad in Africa

Dennise Carranza '13 of Worcester, Mass., is spending the semester studying abroad in Namibia, Africa.

02/22/2012

Stopping Stigma

Dr. Michael Birch found no textbook covered the information he wished to impart to students in his "Film Mediations about Mental Health" class. So, he wrote the book himself.
02/17/2012

MCLA Gallery 51 to Open "Branching Together" Exhibit Thursday

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 23, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "Branching Together." The exhibit will bring together the work of Helen Hiebert, Sun Young Kang and Michelle Wilson; three artists who use the physicality of paper as a means of telling a story.
02/16/2012

Third Annual Sekou Sundiata Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry to Feature Voices of MCLA and Williams Students

Internationally acclaimed poet, playwright and activist Shailja Patel will host MCLA's Third Annual Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry, which will be dedicated to the life and work of the great poet and performer, Sekou Sundiata. The night will feature students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Williams College.
02/15/2012

Beyond Expectations

Students in a museum studies class excelled as they brought an exhibition of "Outsider Art" to the community.

02/15/2012

Full Experience

When Alyson Carey '13 of Dudley, Mass., graduates next spring, she will leave MCLA with a diverse and rich educational experience from a college community that truly cares for her.

02/09/2012

MCLA to Offer Production About the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present an acclaimed theatrical production about the life of Harriet Tubman on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.
02/09/2012

MCLA Professor Publishes Book About Media Representation of "Mental Health"

Dr. Michael Birch, an associate professor of English/communications at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has published "Mediating Mental Health: Contexts, Debates and Analysis," a book about improving media representations of mental health.
02/08/2012

Outdoor Education

Christine Amor '11 of North Andover, Mass., took her degree in environmental studies to Alaska.
02/08/2012

Behind the Scenes

Each year, students from our arts, theatre and arts management programs get a rare, behind-the scenes glimpse into the world of New York City's Metropolitan Opera Company.
02/08/2012

MCLA Announces Starlab Training Workshop for Local Educators

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its Regional Science Resource Center and the Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network invites local educators to participate in an upcoming STARLAB training workshop, on March 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center.
02/07/2012

MCLA to Hold Free Events as Part of Black History Month Celebration

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold a series of events as part of the campus's celebration of Black History Month, including an award-winning theatrical production about the life of Harriet Tubman in the MCLA Church Street Center.
02/06/2012

Public Invited to Free Artist Talks at MCLA

This spring semester, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer MCLA Creates! artist talks that are free and open to the public.
02/06/2012

Dr. Syed Ali to Speak on Dubai's Migrant Workers at MCLA

Dr. Syed Ali will speak on "Permanently Impermanent: Dubai's Migrant Workers" on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).
02/01/2012

High Impact

Playing on the men's soccer team, travel/study in the Czech Republic, and serving an environmental studies internship for the Hoosic River Watershed Association are just a few of this recent grad's high-impact experiences.
02/01/2012

Beyond Science

Instead of heading to Florida's theme parks, these students visited state parks where they walked through swampland often inhabited by alligators.
01/30/2012

Integration of Art and Community Will Be The Spotlight for "Tricks of the Trade" Feb. 7-9

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center announces that its "Tricks of the Trade" series for the month of February will focus on "Integration of Art and Community," in particular the relationship between local politics, the arts and the larger community.
01/27/2012

Author, Playwright, Community Leader and Professor of Experiential Learning to Speak at MCLA's Annual Leadership Conference

College students from across the region will gather at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Saturday, Feb. 4, to gain leadership skills at the campus' 17th Annual Student Leadership Conference in the Amsler Campus Center's Venable Gymnasium, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
01/26/2012

MCLA to Present 7th Annual Blues and Funk Festival

On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, the Seventh Annual MCLA Blues and Funk Festival will bring two nights of "soul-pumping music," featuring the Berkshires' own Misty Blues and rising international star Blitz the Ambassador.
01/25/2012

MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar on Medical Plant Conservation

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Green Living Seminar Series will offer a lecture on "Medicinal Plant Conservation" by Dr. Emily Mooney, assistant professor of biology at MCLA, on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218
01/25/2012

Meaningful Mentorships

Kaitland Hager '12 of Springfield, Mass., established a mentor program to provide local, at-risk high school students with the skills they need in and out of the classroom.

01/25/2012

Perfect Fit

Making a difference with his career is of paramount importance to Max Dilthey '13 of North Adams, Mass.
01/24/2012

MCLA Green Living Seminar Begins Thursday, January 26

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) spring semester Green Living Seminar Series will begin with a presentation on "Biodiversity and Conservation in New York State Parks," by George Robinson, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Albany.
01/24/2012

MCLA's Freel Library Receives Grant for "Films on Demand"

The Freel Library at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently was awarded a $5,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Academic Library Incentive grant. The award will go toward the cost of a subscription to "Films on Demand" and bring documentary filmmakers to campus to discuss their work.
01/18/2012

Outdoor Learning

For the past two summers, Joshua Cook '11 of Littleton, Mass., enhanced his environmental studies by serving internships at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
01/18/2012

Filling a Need

With a career goal centered on working with young families, Sarah Plummer '11 of Gloversville, N.Y., created a clothing exchange for area parents in need.
01/12/2012

At fair, middle schoolers sample careers

Nearly 400 8th graders learned about careers at the North County Career Fair at MCLA.
01/12/2012

Eighth graders explore future careers at MCLA

MCLA hosts its first North County Career Fair for eighth grade students.
01/11/2012

Protecting the Planet

Members of the Environuts club were among those who protested at the White House against the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL Pipeline.
01/11/2012

Catalyst for Change

Teresa Palano '13 of Pittsfield, Mass., recently completed a "Service Leadership" project with the aim of improving the educational experience for non-traditional students like herself.
01/09/2012

Division of Capital Asset Management Awards $120,000 to MCLA

As the result of an energy study conducted for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) by the state's Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) the College has been awarded $120,000 to complete a feasibility study.
01/09/2012

MCLA and BCC Awarded Davis Foundation Grant

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Community College (BCC) have been awarded a grant from the state's Board of Higher Education under the Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment (AMCOA) project, funded by a Davis Educational Foundation grant.
01/09/2012

MCLA Hosts Berkshire Compact Aspirations Committee Initiative 8th Grade Career Fair

The Berkshire Compact Aspirations Committee Initiative will present an 8th grade career fair at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) for students from northern Berkshire high schools on Wednesday, Jan.11.
01/09/2012

MCLA Students Collaborate with Pure Vision Arts for Upcoming MCLA Gallery 51 Exhibit

In collaboration with Pure Vision Arts of Manhattan, N.Y., arts management students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present an exhibit, "Visions from the Edge: The Artists of Pure Vision," in MCLA Gallery 51, beginning Jan. 26.
01/04/2012

'Green' Focus

As the campus moves forward to become increasingly green, Caroline Scully, chair of the College's Sustainability Committee and coordinator of MCLA's Berkshire Environmental Resource Center, has been hard at work to assure its continued success.

01/04/2012

Athletic Opportunity

Besides majoring in psychology, Kayla Bromback '12 of Lee, Mass., has been part of the growing women's volleyball program at MCLA for the past four years.
12/28/2011

Interdisciplinary Learning

Students from across the campus, along with some members from the community, got a vivid lesson in the maldistribution of wealth throughout the world at a biannual Hunger Banquet.
12/28/2011

Creative Education

"Art and culture are one of the same - they create each other," according to Marli LaGrone '14 of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
12/21/2011

Responsible Recycling

The MCLA Sustainability Committee - otherwise known as the "Green Team" - recently joined the College's facilities and computer support services departments to organize an electronics recycling pick-up for the campus community.

12/21/2011

Advantageous Activities

Kayla Hollins '12 of Flushing, N.Y., enriches the campus through her extracurricular activities. But what she gets back is much more.
12/14/2011

Permanent Press

Melanie Mowinski, an assistant professor of art, took something that she loves and found a creative way to share it with the community and use it as a teaching tool with her students.

12/14/2011

Rainforest Restoration

Biology major Christopher Bonasia '12 of Long Island, N.Y., spent his fall semester "down under," as he's lived and studied in an Australian rainforest.

12/14/2011

Gateway Cities Agenda for Schools

Governor Patrick outlines Gateway Cities Agenda for closing achievement gaps in education.
12/14/2011

MCLA's "Green Team" Gathers Electronic Waste for Recycling

Faculty, staff and students on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Sustainability Committee - also known as the "Green Team" - partnered with the campus's facilities department and computer support services to organize an electronics recycling pick up for the campus community.

12/07/2011

FAFSA Changes

Modifications made by the U.S. Department of Education this year make it imperative that students complete their taxes early and take advantage of an IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing their FAFSA.
12/07/2011

Artistic Advantage

A Northeastern University senior found MCLA to be the perfect place to learn about the arts this fall semester as she interned at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.
12/05/2011

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Announces 2011 Francis H. Hayden Memorial Award Winner

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2011 Francis H. Hayden Memorial Award Winner, Dr. Mary K. Grant, President of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).
12/01/2011

MCLA Sociology Professor to Teach Class on "Education and Labor" in Pittsfield's Education Center at Conte This Spring

This spring, Dr. Len Paolillo, a sociology professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), who has held union leadership positions at local, state and national levels, will teach a course on "Education and Labor" at the Education Center at Conte, inside of the Silvio O. Conte Federal Building in downtown Pittsfield.
11/30/2011

Convenient Classrooms

MCLA will offer spring courses at a newly established facility in downtown Pittsfield. The Education Center at Conte, inside the Silvio O. Conte Federal Building, is part of a unique agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration.

11/30/2011

MCLA Announces Spring Classes for Pittsfield Education Center at Conte

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this spring semester will offer three undergraduate classes, as well as two graduate classes in Education, at the Education Center at Conte, inside of the Silvio O. Conte Federal Building in downtown Pittsfield.
11/30/2011

Project Video

A graduate of MCLA's broadcasting program, Zeke Meginsky '09 of Springfield, Mass., received a wide variety of hands-on experience in the College's television studio. He's now hard at work on a documentary.

11/23/2011

Egyptian Opportunity

Lauren Feeney '15 of Duxbury, Mass., and an Egyptian student recently switched places to learn more about each other's cultures and way of life.
11/23/2011

Economic Engine

Art sales from MCLA's DownStreet Art initiative continued to grow, increasing this past season by an estimated 25 percent over last year.
11/22/2011

Pediatricians prescribe reading for kids, families

Berkshire County pediatricians provide books to chidren at checkups as part of Reach Out and Read
11/16/2011

Campus Counseling

MCLA's counseling services welcomed a new director this fall when Heidi Riello, M.S.W, LICSW, joined our campus community.
11/16/2011

Studying in Shanghai

Jenny Rosario '12 of Brooklyn, N.Y., is immersing herself in her international business studies this semester as she continues her education in China.
11/09/2011

German Lifestyle

Studying abroad this semester, Tano Holmes '12 lives in a castle in Heidelberg, Germany, that's full of history: in addition to being the former home of a Russian princess, it once served as a residence for Adolf Hitler.
11/09/2011

Documenting History

An extension of the coursework taught by recently retired sociology professor Dr. Maynard Seider, his upcoming documentary, "Farewell to Factory Towns?" had its genesis in his classroom.

11/03/2011

MCLA's Freel Library Completes Project to Digitize, Preserve and Post Sprague Archive Online

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Freel Library - in partnership with the North Adams Public Library and the North Adams Historical Society - has completed a project to digitize, preserve and post online an archive of "The Log," the Sprague Electric Company newsletter.
11/02/2011

Public Honor

MCLA's Board of Trustees has honored former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and his wife by naming the campus' annual fall public policy address the "Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Lecture."

11/02/2011

Fortune 500 Career

On the leadership team at Vera Bradley, Brittany Shea '11 manages communications and is in charge of maintaining the brand's qualities and goals.
11/01/2011

Dr. Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense (2006-2011), to deliver public policy address at MCLA

Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates, who served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and on the National Security Council, will deliver a public policy address for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) newly named "Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Lecture" on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.
11/01/2011

Pacific Islanders Headed to MCLA to Showcase Environmental Plight During MCLA Presents! Performance

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) performing arts series, MCLA Presents!, will showcase the plight of the Pacific Islands - where sea levels are rising on the coral atolls of Kiribati, Tokelau and Tuvalu as a result of global warming - on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
10/26/2011

New Chemistry Major Approved

MCLA has developed and implemented a new chemistry major to fill the growing interest and need for STEM professionals.
10/26/2011

Theatrical Inspiration

One of the foremost interpreters of Samuel Beckett's work not only will perform with his Gare St. Lazare Players of Ireland this weekend at MCLA, he also will do some work with our theatre students.

10/26/2011

Berkshire Community College will be able to probe DNA with new technology

BCC unveils new super-computing cluster. Nuclea Biotechnologies, MCLA and Clark University are partners.
10/25/2011

Tricks of the Trade Returns with Focus on Enagaging Community While Building Creative Arts

The official kick-off of the new series titled, "Tricks of the Trade: Culture-Making," begins Nov. 8 at MCLA Gallery 51. This series of 19 interactive seminars will be held across Berkshire County through May 2012. The monthly seminars will provide inventive topics and ground-breaking speakers to ignite the evolving conversation between art and community, including unexplored opportunities and ideas for the artists and creatives.
10/24/2011

State Board of Education Approves New Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at MCLA

The Massachusetts State Board of Education has approved a new major for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), which now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.
10/21/2011

Photographic Exploration to be The Focus at MCLA Gallery 51

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 27, MCLA's Gallery51 presents "Photos of the Undescribed," by Ben Ripley.
10/19/2011

Groundbreaking Ceremony

With the Oct. 14 groundbreaking of MCLA's Center for Science and Innovation, construction is officially underway!
10/19/2011

Preserving History

Over the summer, the Freel Library staff completed a project to digitize, preserve and post online an archive of "The Log," the Sprague Electric Company newsletter from 1938-85.

10/14/2011

Governor Patrick Breaks Ground on MCLA Center for Science and Innovation

NORTH ADAMS - October 14, 2011 - Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials to break ground at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Center for Science and Innovation in North Adams.
10/13/2011

Tony Award-Winning Musical Writer to Headline MCLA's Annual Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert

Tony Award-winning musical writer STEW, of the Broadway hit jazz-rock musical "Passing Strange," and his artistic partner Heidi Rodewald of "Stew and The Negro Problem," will headline this year's Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). They will be joined by Broadway veteran Jon Spurney.
10/12/2011

Love of Learning

The newest member of MCLA's department of sociology, anthropology and social work loves to teach because she loves to learn.
10/12/2011

Firm Foundation

Daury Torres '10 attributes his successful career launch to MCLA. He is the assistant director of admissions for diversity recruitment at a Boston college.
10/05/2011

Collaborative Research

English professor Dr. Rosanne Denhard has a keen interest in providing research opportunities for her students. Last spring, six worked on a collaborative project presented to scholars in Belgium.
10/05/2011

More high school students take SAT

Massachusetts has the third highest partcipation rate in the SATS -- 84 percent of state public high school students in the class of 2011 took the SAT, up from 75 percent the previous year.
10/05/2011

Educational Example

After one semester of college as traditional student and a successful career in the real estate business, Jessica Lesure '14 of Clarksburg, Mass., a wife and mother of four, enrolled at MCLA to follow her passion.

10/03/2011

North Adams Open Studios To Take Place Oct. 15-16

The 7th Annual North Adams Open Studios will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 16, from 10 to 4 p.m.
09/29/2011

Soledad O'Brien to Deliver Hardman Lecture at MCLA

Journalist and author Soledad O'Brien, who serves as an anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will speak at this fall's Hardman Lecture Series event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
09/28/2011

Focus on Teaching

MCLA's focus on excellent teaching and its small liberal arts environment drew Dr. Ben Wood to join the College's psychology faculty this fall.
09/22/2011

MCLA Presents! to Offer 'Drawing from the Body' Video and Dance Performance

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) has announced a series of video and dance installation performance pieces co-presented with the Williams College Dance Department.
09/21/2011

Campus Careers

This fall, in addition to six new faculty, MCLA welcomes 20 staff members to campus. This year, however, about half of our new staff members have a special bond with the institution: They are MCLA alumni.

09/21/2011

Science Education

Dr. Nick Stroud was studying to be an astrophysicist when he realized his calling was in education. Now, he trains future educators to teach science and to incorporate technology in their classrooms.

09/21/2011

Gregory Scheckler to Open Milestone Retrospective Exhibit

North Adams artist Gregory Scheckler, a professor of art at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will present a retrospective exhibition of art in MCLA Gallery 51 from Sept. 29 through Oct. 23.
09/21/2011

Press to Open New Show as Part of DownStreet Art Thursday

Letterpress as a Public Art Project, will open its fourth exhibition, "This One Goes to ELEVEN, Part 2" with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., which is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Oct. 26
09/21/2011

The Artery to Feature Site-Specific Installation at DownStreet Thursday

As part of the Sept. 29 DownStreet Art Thursday event, The Artery will offer a site-specific exhibition of ceramic objects, drawing, paint and video curated by Pittsfield's Ferrin Gallery owner Leslie Ferrin.
09/14/2011

Dance Career

Although she has danced throughout her life, as an MCLA student Rachel Palmieri '08, of Webster, Mass., never dreamed she would one day become a professional ballroom dance instructor.
09/14/2011

Athletic Opportunities

Ryan Krzyzanowicz is the newest instructor in the biology department for MCLA's athletic training program.
09/12/2011

MCLA Welcomes Six New Faculty Members This Fall

As Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has consistently grown its' faculty in recent years, the College continues to add new positions to its' academic departments as it welcomes six new faculty members to campus this fall.
09/12/2011

Best-Selling Author and Former Baseball Umpire to Speak at MCLA

Dave Pallone, a professional umpire for 18 years and the author of the New York Time's bestselling autobiography, "Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball," will speak at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
09/12/2011

MCLA Presents! Announces 2011-12 Season will Feature Diverse Performers from Around the World

From some of the most remote islands in the South Pacific to Africa, Ireland, the Dominican Republic, the stages of Broadway in New York City and beyond, the 2011-12 season of MCLA Presents! will feature artists from around the world who will bring their music, poetry, dance, video, comedy, drama and much more to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).
09/07/2011

Standout Student

As a member of the American Sociological Association's Honors Program, Bee Kissinger '12 of Ballston Spa, N.Y., interacts with leading sociologists from around the country.
09/07/2011

Student Success

Students are the heart and the soul of MCLA. At the Center for Student Success and Engagement (CSSE), ensuring the success of all our students is at the center of its mission.
09/02/2011

MCLA to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with Talk by Social Critic and Leading Hip-Hop Intellectual

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a social critic and one of the leading hip-hop generation's intellectuals will speak at MCLA to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Church Street Center auditorium.
08/31/2011

Computing Opportunities

Among the six new professors to join the College this fall is Mark A. Cohen, Ph.D., who left his tenured position at a Pennsylvania university to join MCLA as an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.

08/24/2011

Devereuxs Fund MCLA Scholarship for Harlem Children's Zone Student

A former Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) trustee and his wife are providing a four-year scholarship at the College for a student with the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) of New York, who will begin her studies this fall.
08/24/2011

Alumni Network

Chelsy Anne Baker '10 of South Dennis, Mass., attributes her successful job search to the network of MCLA alumni.
08/24/2011

Successful Siblings

MCLA was the right college for brothers Dauri Torres '10 and Natanael Burgos '12, and their sister, Dary Burgos '13 of Lawrence, Mass.
08/17/2011

Immersed in Theatre

He came to MCLA with aspirations of becoming a high school English teacher. But, since arriving on campus, Tyler Prendergast '13 of Saugus, Mass., discovered his passion - the theatre.

08/17/2011

Theatrical Experience

Fine and performing arts professor Laura Standley knows firsthand what theatre students want from their education. Like MCLA students, she chose a small, liberal arts college to put herself on the road to fulfilling her dreams.

08/15/2011

Downstreet Art Joins Downtown Celebration

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will hold special DownStreet Art events during the City's Downtown Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m.
08/10/2011

For the First Time, MCLA Students to Study in China in Exchange with the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade

In fall 2010, a group of Chinese students from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) came to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) to spend a semester abroad in the United States. This fall, for the first time, MCLA students will attend SIFT for a semester in China.
08/10/2011

Global Education

An MCLA economist is bringing the world to his classrooms as he networks with educators from around the globe.

08/10/2011

Discovering Expertise

Jackie Nash '12 of Norton, Mass., came to MCLA determined to work in television or radio and declared herself an English and communications major, concentrating in broadcast media. What she found was an exploration of possibilities she never expected.

08/03/2011

Commuter Connections

A commuter student, Sara Grimaldi '12 of Adams, Mass., is one of the most connected students on campus. Her many activities include the Student Activities Council, Student Government Association and Cheer Club.
08/03/2011

Managing Galleries

Some MCLA students majoring in art and arts management are getting real-world experience this summer as they run downtown art galleries.
07/28/2011

Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates to Deliver Public Policy Lecture at MCLA

Former United States Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates will deliver a Public Policy lecture at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.
07/27/2011

Hands-on Art

Caitlin Healy '08 is putting her bachelor's degree in arts management to work as she serves as the associate coordinator for the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.
07/27/2011

Capitol Internship

Todd Foy '12 is spending the summer as an intern in the office of U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, in Washington, D.C.
07/25/2011

'PRESS' Gallery to Open 'THE EXCHANGE" Exhibit

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces that the "PRESS" gallery at 105 Main St. will open a new show, "The EXCHANGE," on Thursday, July 28.
07/21/2011

C. Ryder Cooley to Perform in 'XMALIA' Gallery

Inter-disciplinary artist, performer and musician C. Ryder Cooley will perform at her XMALIA exhibition on Thursday, July 28, as part of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center's DownStreet Art project.
07/20/2011

Career Connections

The contacts that Courtney Parker '08 made as an undergraduate proved vital to launching her career in the arts.
07/20/2011

Hands-on Learning

Psychology major Megan Blocker '12 aims to specialize in forensics as she embarks on extensive study of the state of the criminal mind to become a profiler.

07/19/2011

Sculptor to Show Window Installation for Downstreet Art

Sculptor Cynthia Consentino will show her artwork on Thursday, July 28, during DownStreet Art Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m., in a window installation at the PIP Postal Instant Gallery, 53 Main St.
07/19/2011

Carrie Mae Weems 'Slow Fade to Black' at Downstreet Art

Award-winning photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems brings her exhibition, "Slow Fade to Black" to DownStreet Art on Thursday, July 28. The show will run through Sept. 25.
07/19/2011

"US: Maya IV," Jarvis Rockwell's Earlier Works to be on Display

Artist Jarvis Rockwell will open "Us: Maya IV" on Thursday, July 28, on DownStreet Art Thursday, an initiative of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).
07/19/2011

'A Social Geography of Hair' Open as Part of Downstreet Art

Curator Izabel Galliera will open her exhibition, "A Social Geography of Hair: Performing Gender and Identity in Contemporary Art," in the former Sheer Madness space at 81 Main St., on Thursday, July 28, as part of DownStreet Art Thursdays.
07/18/2011

Downstreet Art Thursday to Include Exhibition by Award-Winning Photographer and Artist Carrie Mae Weems

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will bring new art, performance and live music to the streets of downtown North Adams with DownStreet Art Thursday, July 28, 6-9 p.m.
07/18/2011

At MCLA Gallery 51: Erin Ko: 'We are the Music Makers'

Opening on Thursday, July 28, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "We Are the Music Makers," a solo show by Erin Ko. The exhibition is part of DownStreet Art, an initiative of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.
07/13/2011

Physics Down Under

Physics major Caroline Bartlett '13 is studying wave velocity differentials in Australia this summer as she serves a National Science Foundation internship.

07/13/2011

Early Experience

Two area high school students are gaining work experience and learning more about how to get into college as they work this summer in MCLA's Office of Admission.
07/06/2011

'Indescribable' Experience

Recent grad Michelle Webb '11 discovered her passion at MCLA while serving as a resident advisor.
07/06/2011

Unique Path

The career plans of Kate Moore '13 will take her down a road much different from that of her classmates.
07/01/2011

SIFT Professor Returns to MCLA to Teach Business Courses

Dr. Laura Yang, dean of international education and entrepreneurial studies at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in China, will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this summer to teach courses in business and economics.
06/29/2011

Good Move

Jessica Russo '12 found her transfer last semester to MCLA was an easy and positive experience. "It felt like home after a week."
06/29/2011

Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Dr. Mary Ellen Cohane says MCLA is a dream place to explore interdisciplinary learning. "Teaching through an interdisciplinary lens fits, I think, what education needs to be these days."
06/22/2011

Artistic Celebration

For the fourth consecutive summer, MCLA will ensure that the streets of downtown North Adams are alive with art and cultural programs.
06/22/2011

Performance Printing

Curated by Melanie Mowinski, an assistant professor of visual art at MCLA, "PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project" brings the private practice of the pressperson into the view of the public, creating a performance of printmaking.
06/16/2011

McCann Teacher Presented Berkshire Educator Award

Cynthia Roper-Patenaude, an English Teacher from McCann, receives first annual award
06/15/2011

Scholars Converge

Professors from across the country are on campus through July 9 to participate in the 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute.
06/15/2011

Career Change

A computer network consultant in the IT business, Kathy Lloyd '12 of Pittsfield, Mass., became a mother and realized that she needed a career shift. So, in her mid-30s, she decided to go back to school
06/10/2011

MCLA to Hold 2011 NEH Summer Institute, 'The Role of Place in African-American Biography'

Frances Jones-Sneed., Ph.D., a history professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will lead "The Role of Place in African-American Biography," from June 13 to July 9. Selected in a competitive process, 25 college and university faculty from across the country will attend the four-week summer institute at MCLA to explore local African-American history with nationally recognized scholars.
06/08/2011

Real-World Experience

Dr. Emily Mooney's conservation biology class recently embarked on a nationwide project, the results of which will be used by conservation biologists across the United States.
06/08/2011

Psychology Opportunities

Joseph Whitehouse '12 of Schenectady, N.Y., soon will embark on an experience that will have him well on his way to achieving his goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.
06/02/2011

MCLA Receives National Recognition for Community Service

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this year was recognized as a leader among institutions of higher education nationally for its support of volunteerism, service-learning and civic engagement throughout the community. The College was admitted to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
06/01/2011

Global Experience

A drive through Tuscany and visits to Florence, Venice, Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento and Rome - not to mention the world's best pizza, pasta and gelato - was more than a tour of Italy for a group of MCLA students.

06/01/2011

New Experiences

A year-long position as a teacher at the New England Center for Children (NECC) is just the first stop for recent graduate Amanda Marsh '11 on the road to her career in psychology.
06/01/2011

DownStreet Art to Feature More Than 100 Exhibitions, Galleries to Feature Carrie Mae Weems, Xin Xin Zhi and DJ Spooky

The Fourth Annual DownStreet Art initiative - organized by MCLA's the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) - will feature more than 100 exhibitions, showcasing the work of artists from around the world.
05/25/2011

Revitalization Project

For their senior seminar class this past semester, a group of public policy students took an in-depth look at the historic Windsor Mill and how it might be used in the 21st century.
05/25/2011

High Impact

When it comes to high-impact activities at MCLA, Sara Katz '13 of Niskayuna, N.Y., already is a veteran.
05/18/2011

Embracing Opportunities

Just completing her first year at MCLA, Kelley Bryant '14 of West Springfield, Mass., has been busy creating her own story while embracing her new life as a college student.
05/18/2011

Extraterrestrial Learning

MCLA students who are pursuing their elementary school teaching licenses got a view of the solar system through the eyes of a NASA education specialist.
05/12/2011

Governor Patrick, Campus Presidents Honor 29 Outstanding Public College & University Graduates in State House Ceremony May 12

Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland has announced that 29 outstanding 2011 graduates of Massachusetts community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts will be honored for both academic achievement and their contributions to the Commonwealth in a State House ceremony at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.
05/11/2011

'Riders' Revisited

This week, Ashton Darrett '11 and Michael Obasohan '11 are joining college students from across America as they retrace the Freedom Riders' journey.
05/11/2011

Personal Education

When Chris Skutnik '11 of Sunderland, Mass., heads to graduate school this fall, he will bring with him a solid foundation from MCLA that includes undergraduate research and the opportunity to be a delegate at the North American Model United Nations.
05/05/2011

MCLA to Offer Summer Course to Area Teachers on Historical, Industrial, Cultural, and Environmental Influences of the Region

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), invites teachers to participate in The Upper Housatonic Valley Experience: Summer 2011, June 27 - July 1, 2011 at the Pittsfield Intermodal Center.
05/05/2011

MCLA Chamber Choir to Present Concert on Saturday, May 7

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Chamber Choir will present a spring concert on Saturday, May 7, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center auditorium.
05/04/2011

River Restoration

Parts of the Hoosic River soon will be healthier and even more picturesque thanks to the efforts of four environmental studies students.
05/04/2011

Expanded Horizons

While she initially was attracted to MCLA because of the many outdoor activities the Berkshires have to offer, Nashua Rose '13 of Marblehead, Mass., soon found she was expanding her horizons as an enthusiastic participant on campus, as well.

05/04/2011

MCLA Announces Summer Classes For Graduate Certificate In Business Administration Program

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that registration for summer classes for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program is open.
05/04/2011

MCLA Students Restore Parts of the Hoosac River

Four environmental studies students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) restored parts of the Hoosic River on Monday, May 2, when they planted native trees to add to the waterway vegetation in areas by Walmart and McCann Technical School.
05/02/2011

MCLA Students Attend State House Day

Approximately 150 students from campuses of the nine Massachusetts state college university system, including Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), canvassed the State House in Boston on Monday, April 25, asking state representatives and senators to add about $11 million into the university system's reserves.
04/27/2011

Love of Languages

With a love for foreign languages, Katie Bodnar '11 found that MCLA fueled her passion not only for learning, but for travel and the growing number of dialects she speaks.

04/27/2011

European Education

Seven MCLA students recently joined 36 others from South Dakota and Texas colleges on an adventure in France.
04/22/2011

Public Invited To Join Community Day of Service on April 30

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), Develop North Adams and the City of North Adams announce the 19th annual Community Day of Service on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
04/22/2011

Annual MCLA Student Art Show To Open At Gallery 51

Beginning Thursday, April 28, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will present "All Together Now: MCLA Student Art Show," a showcase of student artworks.
04/21/2011

Outdoor 'Vivid Rhythms' Music Festival Coming to MCLA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) "Performing Arts Management Class" will bring the "Vivid Rhythms Festival" to the campus' academic quad on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 9 p.m. This event will close out the 2010-11 season of MCLA Presents!
04/21/2011

MCLA Performing Arts Class to Present 'Vivid Rhythms' Musical Festival

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) "Performing Arts Management Class" will bring a close to this season's MCLA Presents! performing arts series with the "Vivid Rhythms Festival," on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 9 p.m., outdoors in the campus' academic quad.
04/21/2011

MCLA Senior Art Show, 'Creativity Cubed,' to Open April 28

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present "Creativity Cubed," the senior art show of three graduating MCLA art students on Thursday, April 28, at a collaborative gallery at 28 Holden St. in North Adams.
04/20/2011

Political Aspirations

When Todd Foy '12 of Hadley, Mass., first arrived on campus, he majored in English. But experiences with MCLA's Student Government Association (SGA) quickly put him on a much different path - he is studying political science and public policy, with minors in anthropology and social justice.

04/20/2011

New Media

As this year's Hardman Journalist-in-Residence, television news anchor Lydia Kulbida brought her considerable experience with a rapidly changing market to the next generation of news reporters.
04/14/2011

Viewing their own future

Sixth grade students visit Berkshire County's college campuses as part of the fourth annual Berkshire County Goes to College Day program.
04/14/2011

MCLA to Hold Undergraduate Research Conference April 21, Harvard Grad Student Brendan Gaesser '07 to Deliver Keynote

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the MCLA campus, in Murdock Hall, 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. for the presentation of papers, and in Venable Gym 9-11 a.m. for the presentation of posters.
04/13/2011

Political Research

Mariann Simon '11 recently presented her poster, "Why We Fight," at a conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Her research examines why America goes to war.
04/13/2011

Giving Back

Actively involved with a variety of organizations on campus, Chris Hantman '14 of Franklin, Mass., is making the most of his MCLA experience through travel and experiences shared with others.
04/13/2011

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Students Honored at State House for Receiving Tsongas Scholarships

Twelve students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) were chosen to receive the Paul E. Tsongas Scholarship, which includes four full years of free tuition and fees. On April 8, they attended an honorary luncheon in the Great Hall of the State House in their honor.
04/12/2011

Kids hear the beauty of a good story

Andy Mick and Denise Richardello read SHOES to children in a Head Start preschool program at one of the opening events for Wee Read Berkshire County.
04/08/2011

Encouraging wee readers

Wee Read Berkshire County will help promote early literacy during The Week of the Young Child.
04/06/2011

Caribbean Classroom

Biology students in Dr. Anne Goodwin's "Field Studies in Marine Biology" course recently combined the sun and surf of the U.S. Virgin Islands with advanced research.
04/06/2011

Alumnus Abroad

Inspired by MCLA history professors Dr. Anthony Daly and Dr. Kailai Huang, and by the College's president, Dr. Mary K. Grant, Greg Rosen '09 of Holden, Mass., now lives in the United Kingdom as he pursues graduate studies at Swansea University, in Wales.
04/01/2011

MCLA'S Delta Mu Delta to Honor Sheila Keator, Business Students

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will recognize the achievements of 29 business administration students and local businesswoman Sheila Keator as they are inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
03/30/2011

Back to Belize

Eleven students traveled to Central America for an Alternative Spring Break to volunteer their time and efforts to the people of La Democracia, a village located in the center of Belize.
03/30/2011

Spring Training

Our baseball and softball teams got a jump start on the season over the recent break when they traveled to Florida for spring training.

03/25/2011

WTEN Anchor Lydia Kulbida to Speak on Social Media at MCLA

News anchor Lydia Kulbida of WTEN in Albany, N.Y., will speak on "Social Media - The Changes Facing Journalism," at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Wednesday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
03/24/2011

Fourth Annual 'Berkshire County Goes to College' Event to Take Place on Area Campuses April 12, 13 & 15

The Berkshire Compact for Education and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announce the Fourth Annual Berkshire County Goes to College Day, which will bring nearly 1,250 students to college campuses across the Berkshires April 12, 13 and 15.
03/23/2011

Journey to Prague

Seven students had the experience of a lifetime when they visited Prague in the Czech Republic over this month's spring break.
03/23/2011

Real Experience

"MCLA gives me to opportunity to take on any mission I want," said Nora Weiss '12.
03/23/2011

MCLA Students Participate in Model United Nations

Eleven Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students recently learned what it's like to serve on the United Nations as they considered contemporary world problems at the North American Model United Nations at the University of Toronto.
03/21/2011

'Green Living' Series Continues March 24 with a Look at the Future of Local Water Infrastructure

The spring 2011 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 with a lecture on "The Future of Local Water Infrastructure."
03/21/2011

MCLA Announces STEM Scholarships

As the lead partner of the Berkshire Compact for Education, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been awarded a $5,000 grant from AT&T. The funding will support MCLA students who major in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.
03/21/2011

'Close Encounters' at MCLA Gallery 51

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Gallery 51 announces the opening of "Close Encounters" on Thursday, March 31. The exhibit, which runs through April 24, will feature mixed media artwork including photography, painting, sculpture and video, with each piece exploring how people interact with each other and the world around them through emotional, physical or even spiritual means.
03/21/2011

Dr. Julianne Malveau to Speak on 'Economics and Race: Perspectives on Our Nation's Future' at MCLA

In honor of Black History Month and Women's History Month, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of North Carolina's Bennett College for Women, as she speaks on "Economics and Race: Perspectives on our Nation's Future," on Wednesday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
03/16/2011

Prescription for Success

It wasn't what she set out to do when she first applied to MCLA, but biology major Nadyne Damas '10 of Boston has found her calling: She is on her way to becoming a pharmacist. This past fall, she began the doctor of pharmacy program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester.
03/16/2011

International Experience

Eleven MCLA students recently learned what it's like to serve as United Nations delegates as they considered contemporary world problems at the North American Model United Nations at the University of Toronto.

03/12/2011

Alternative Spring Break to Return to Belize

A group of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students will return to Belize in Central America for an Alternative Spring Break. The 11 students will volunteer their time at several villages, which are recovering after a recent hurricane.
03/11/2011

DCAM Funding Energy Study at MCLA

The state's Department of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) is funding nearly a $100,000 energy study at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in a "green" effort by the campus to further reduce its carbon footprint.
03/11/2011

MCLA to Host PMBA Informational Session

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host an information session on its Professional Masters of Business Administration (PMBA) program on Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Community College (BCC) South County Center on Main Street in Great Barrington.
03/10/2011

MCLA'S Allegrettos to Compete in WGBY Television Series

The Allegrettos, an acapella group at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), soon will be introduced to a larger audience when they participate in public television station WGBY's upcoming series, "Together in Song: A Celebration of Choral Music in Western New England."
03/09/2011

Quality Education

Assistant professor of sociology Jennifer Zoltanski is proud to be part of MCLA's mission to provide an excellent liberal arts education at a public-college cost.
03/09/2011

Singing Standouts

A campus acapella group that's well known for bringing MCLA fans to their feet soon will be introduced to a much larger audience in an upcoming WGBY television series.
03/08/2011

MCLA Does it Right

Judging by recent success, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is no longer a second-rate institution when it
comes to athletics, and for that you can thank academics.
03/04/2011

Political Analysts James Carville and Mary Matalin to Deliver Public Policy Lecture at MCLA

James Carville and Mary Matalin will share their political opinions and affiliations as they analyze hot-button political issues from both sides of the political aisle when Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) presents a Public Policy Lecture, "All's Fair: Love, War and Politics," on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
03/02/2011

Unrest Analyzed

According to Dr. Robert Bence, MCLA political science and public policy professor, conditions in the Middle East made 2011 the "perfect storm" for regime change.
03/02/2011

Serving Others

From helping newly arrived students on campus find their niche to keeping students throughout the nation informed and connected, Ashley Franco '12 is making a difference in the lives of not only our undergraduates, but others attending colleges and universities throughout the United States.
02/28/2011

MCLA to Host 7th Annual High School Science Fair

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 7th Annual Massachusetts Region 1 High School Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, March 11, in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gymnasium.
02/28/2011

Two COPLAC Presidents win CASE Awards

Dr. Mary Cullinan, President of Southern Oregon University, and Dr. Mary Grant, President of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, have each been selected to receive 2011 Chief Executive Leadership Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
02/25/2011

MCLA and WGBY to Screen 'Freedom Riders' in Murdock Hall: Panel Discussion to Include Local Freedom Riders

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and public television station WGBY will present a screening of the Stanley Nelson film, "Freedom Riders," on Friday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218, on the College campus.
02/25/2011

MCLA Political Science Club and Career Services to Present 'Roots of Revolution: Egypt, Tunisia, and Beyond' on Wednesday

Dr. Robert Bence, a political science and public policy professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), will lead a discussion on the "Roots of Revolution: Egypt, Tunisia and Beyond," on Wednesday, March 2, at 6 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge, on the MCLA campus.
02/24/2011

Circus Amok Returns to MCLA

Jennifer Miller, a bearded woman and the founder and director of Circus Amok, will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge.
02/24/2011

MCLA Professor Frances Jones-Sneed to Receive Sarah A. Lewis Social Justice Award

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that history professor Frances Jones-Sneed, Ph.D., will receive the Sarah A. Lewis Social Justice Award at the Massachusetts Hall of Black Achievement (HOBA) at Bridgewater State University during the 23rd Annual Heritage Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 26.
02/23/2011

'Water Wars'

The next Green Living seminar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218, with "Climate Change, Population and Global Water Availability."

02/23/2011

Rugby Club

When rugby enthusiast Peter Swain '12 of Falmouth, Cape Cod, Mass., transferred to MCLA last fall, there was no club or team devoted to the sport on campus. That quickly changed.

02/18/2011

MCLA Presents! Premieres Two Days of Beckett for North Adams

MCLA Presents! will host two days of celebration in honor of the playwright Samuel Beckett through both film and theater. Sunday, Feb. 27, is the screening of director Chris McElreon's version of the Beckett play "Waiting for Godot" followed by a discussion, "Art as Catalyst of Change" with the actors and McElreon. The following night, Monday, Feb. 28, is the live theatrical performance by renowned actor T. Ryder Smith of another Beckett play: "Krapp's Last Tapes."
02/17/2011

BERC Continues Green Living Seminars at MCLA

The Spring 2011 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation on "Climate Change, Population, and Global Water Availability," in Murdock 218.
02/16/2011

Semester at Sea

Laura Nylic '10 of Cheshire, Mass., spent last summer having the adventure of a lifetime: She sailed around the world to explore and learn about Canada, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco during a Semester at Sea.

02/16/2011

Career Launch

It can be difficult for new graduates to find a job, especially a position within their major. Despite the economy, Kaitlyn Bonneville '10 secured a position in her chosen field not once, but twice.

02/15/2011

MCLA to Host Admission Application Days

The program is an opportunity to sit down with an MCLA Admission Counselor for a brief interview and review of a completed admission application.
02/15/2011

MCLA to Host Admission Open House Programs

MCLA will host an open house event for prospective students interested in enrolling at the College in any one of the nineteen degree programs or graduate programs. The open house will be held in Venable Gym at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
02/15/2011

A Lot of Possibilities, North Adams

MCLA Gallery 51 is pleased to announce the opening of "A Lot of Possibilities, North Adams" on Thursday, Feb. 24. The exhibition is named after "A Lot of Possibilities," a project by artist Anna Lise Jensen that belongs to a practice of contemporary art that reflects the concept of artwork as communal and participatory.
02/09/2011

Art Immersion

"APAP is a wonderful opportunity. Anyone in arts management should apply to go. It's literally taking the classroom to the street and applying everything to the real world," said Nora Weiss '12.

02/09/2011

Creative Chemistry

Blood splatters, fingerprints and forensics are common on CSI episodes. They're also part of Dr. Rob Harris' organic chemistry course.
02/03/2011

MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Receives MCC Grant

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) today announced that Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a recipient of statewide funding in 2011 from the MCC's Adams Arts Program for the Creative Economy.
02/02/2011

Portable Planetarium

Thousands of area students in kindergarten through grade 12 are learning more about science through Starlab, an inflatable planetarium that visits their schools.
02/02/2011

'100 Hours'

The work of 30 artists who participated in the third biennial "100 Hours in the Woodshed" event is on exhibit in MCLA Gallery 51 through Feb. 20.
01/26/2011

Adventure Abroad

A self-professed adventurer who loves to learn, Hawa Umarova '12 could not think of a better way to enhance her education than to study abroad for a semester.

01/26/2011

MCLA Presents! Sixth Annual Blues & Funk Festival

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) public presenting series, MCLA Presents!, will hold the Sixth Annual Blues and Funk Festival on Feb. 4 in the MCLA Venable Gym.
01/26/2011

STEM Financial Advantage

MCLA graduates who major in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) fields may qualify to have their student loans forgiven through the Commonwealth Covenant Fund.
01/24/2011

MCLA Green Living Seminars Begin January 27

"Water wars: Protecting our Water resources" will be the theme of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) spring semester Green Living Seminar Series. The series begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m. with a screening of the documentary "Flow," by Irena Salina.
01/24/2011

Science and Engineering Fair Seeks Judges

The Massachusetts Region I High School Science and Engineering Fair is seeking judges for its annual competition.
01/19/2011

Scandinavian Studies

Natasha Robinson '11 of Melrose, Mass., recently returned from spending her fall semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she gained a new perspective and delved deeper into her anthropology studies.
01/19/2011

Classroom Success

New teachers in Berkshire County who instruct grades K-12 are participating in a free induction program designed to assist them with organizing a successful academic year with their students.

01/12/2011

New Minor

Students now have the option for a new minor in cross-cultural and social justice studies as part of MCLA's interdisciplinary studies program.
01/12/2011

Enthusiastically Engaged

One of MCLA's very active students, Katie Collins '11 of Grafton, Mass., was recognized for both the Northeast region and nationally by the National Association of College and University Resident Halls (NACURH).
01/06/2011

MCLA to Host 'Coaches vs. Cancer' Basketball Classic this Weekend

MCLA will host the Third Annual Coaches vs. Cancer High School Basketball Classic this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, in the College's Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.
01/05/2011

Continual Learning

History professor Dr. Ely Janis wants his students to continue to form new questions and pursue their own answers well after their college years have ended.
01/05/2011

African Adventure

Environmental studies major Megan Curran '11 of Westfield, Mass., spent her last spring semester abroad in East Africa, at the School for Field Studies, located at The Center for Wildlife in Kenya and Tanzania.
01/05/2011

MCLA to Host Biennial '100 Hours in the Woodshed'

After an inaugural exhibition in January 2007, and a sequel in January 2009, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) once again will bring together dozens of artists from Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, California and Wisconsin for a five-day marathon of collage-making as MCLA Gallery 51 and the MCLA Gallery 51 Annex are transformed into temporary artist workshops for assemblage and experimentation.
12/30/2010

Grant to Receive Chief Executive Leadership Award

The Chief Executive Leadership Award honors institutional leaders for outstanding contributions to their campus communities, for efforts promoting public understanding of education, and for support of advancement at their campuses.
12/29/2010

Television Career

Nate Haney '08 is employed at his dream job at the New England Sports Network (NESN), a cable television network in the Boston area.
12/29/2010

History Matters

Dr. Anthony Daly wants his students to see how the world we live in has been formed by the events and decisions of the past: "It is important that we understand how what we do today will shape the world for future generations."

12/22/2010

Great Opportunities

An MCLA ambassador since her sophomore year, Danielle Morrissey '11 brings attention to our campus through her research, internships and more.
12/22/2010

Campus Comfort

Dr. Sharon Claffey used to teach psychology to classes of 300. "I wanted to get back to a smaller campus that focused on providing a quality, individualized education to its students."
12/15/2010

Perseverance Triumphs

During their freshman year, four seniors on the women's soccer team made it a goal to bring home the MASCAC championship. This year, they succeeded.
12/15/2010

Successful System

Senior Jamal Ahamad shares his formula of how to succeed in college.
12/10/2010

MCLA Announces Appointment of Three New Trustees

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the College's Board of Trustees. Appointed to five year terms are Dr. William Dudley, professor of philosophy at Williams College, Shirley Edgerton, residential program director for the Department of Developmental Services of Berkshire County, and Susan Gold, a member of the MCLA Foundation Board of Directors.
12/09/2010

Scholarship Named in Diane Collins' Honor

A longtime employee of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been honored for her work with students. Since 1975 Diane Collins has supported students through her work with the Student Government Association (SGA). Collins has been a shoulder for numerous students to lean on, and has served as a guiding mentor.
12/08/2010

Customized Learning

Four members of the Women's Center board recently traveled with some students to New York City to see a feminist art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.
12/08/2010

Enlightening Education

Tyson Luneau's studies at MCLA have made him "even more excited to become a teacher and be able to make a difference in someone's life."
12/03/2010

MCLA Professor Named American Philosophical Association Edinburgh Fellow at University of Edinburgh

Dr. Paul Nnodim, philosophy professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been awarded the American Philosophical Association (APA) Edinburgh Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland for 2010-2011.
12/01/2010

Thoroughly Theatrical

Fine and performing arts major Jess Atanas '12 has found her niche at MCLA. A classically trained singer and coloratura soprano, she's been performing since she was 8.
12/01/2010

Cultural Connections

MCLA students are learning more about China this semester as they live, eat, socialize and attend classes with a group of exchange students from Hebei University.
11/24/2010

Artistic Aspirations

After spending a year abroad, Melody Rolph '14 of Francestown, N.H., decided to attend MCLA.
11/24/2010

Scholastic Collaboration

Thanks to an exciting new collaboration between MCLA and UMass Medical School, a group of biology students will have the opportunity to study at the UMass Stem Cell Bank and Registry.
11/22/2010

'99 Cents and Up: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' at MCLA Gallery 51

Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 2, MCLA Gallery 51 will offer a selection of small, affordable artworks by local and national artists, priced between 99 cents and $99.
11/22/2010

MCLA Presents! to Bring the Vintage Honky-Tonk of the Sweetback Sisters to Taylor's

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' MCLA Presents! series will continue its 2010- 2011 season on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., with some country swing from The Sweetback Sisters at Taylor's Restaurant in North Adams.
11/17/2010

Giving Back

A "die-hard" Philadelphia Eagles fan, Sebastian Waldron '14 of Saranac Lake, N.Y., played basketball throughout high school, but his biggest passion is giving back to those in need.
11/17/2010

Botanical Discoveries

C. Barre Hellquist, Ph.D., biology professor emeritus, conducts research all over the world. His work includes surveying aquatic flora at Yellowstone National Park.
11/11/2010

City kids learn the college ropes

A panel of MCLA students spoke with high school juniors and seniors from the Harlem Children's Zone program.
11/10/2010

MCLA Presents! to Bring One of World's Foremost Beckett Interpreters to Campus

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' MCLA Presents! series will continue its 2010- 2011 season on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with "First Love," an early novella by Samuel Beckett, as interpreted and performed by Conor Lovett of the Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland.
11/10/2010

Environmental Awareness

On Thursday, Nov. 18, MCLA will present the next Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture, "Biomass Stewardship, a Practitioner's Journey," to be delivered by biomass specialist Averill H. Cook.
11/10/2010

Playing it Forward

Since she arrived at MCLA more than two decades ago, Assistant Athletic Director Dot Houston has worked to promote girls' sports and physical activity.
11/10/2010

Vandana Shiva speaks at MCLA

Shifting away from oil-driven economics in order to solve the world's economic and climate problems was the message Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmentalist, shared with a small group of students Tuesday afternoon at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
11/09/2010

Life sciences thrive at our colleges

MCLA and BCC are strong in life sciences.
11/03/2010

Welcome Change

Tess Favini '14 was attracted to MCLA's welcoming campus, small class sizes and diverse student body.
11/03/2010

Teaching Technology

MCLA students who take an online class get much more than a course on a computer: They are taught by faculty specifically trained and certified to teach in this medium.

11/03/2010

Averill Cook to Speak as Part of Environmental Issues Lecture Series

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the annual Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218. Williamstown native Averill Cook will present "Biomass Stewardship, A Practioner's Journey," about his focus on green farming.
11/03/2010

High School Students Can Earn College Credit Through MCLA's Dual Enrollment Program

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) once again offers local area high school students the opportunity to enroll in college courses for the Spring 2011 semester through the Massachusetts Department of Education Dual Enrollment Program.
11/01/2010

World-Renowned Environmental Leader to Speak at Public Policy Lecture at MCLA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host environmental leader Vandana Shiva, director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology and Ecology, in a Public Policy Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
10/30/2010

Breaking down the headlines

Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Staff
The establishment of a new science building at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is one of the most important things to happen in Berkshire County in a long, long time. A lot of people put their shoulders to the wheel on this one.
10/27/2010

Expanding Opportunities

MCLA's computer science majors work together to find innovative solutions to today's technical problems. April Johnson '10 of North Adams, Mass., is no exception. She works at Eenable, Inc.
10/27/2010

Change of Art

Samantha Patterson '06 thought she would become an oil painter. But everything changed when she took a course in "Exploring Production."
10/21/2010

Duke Prof to Discuess 'The Empty City in Popular Culture' at MCLA

Marianna Torgovnick, an English professor at Duke University, will discuss a widespread theme in films, television and popular culture at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). She will present "The Empty City in Popular Culture" on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
10/21/2010

MCLA's Student Government Association Celebrates 100th Anniversary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). The SGA not only encourages students to develop leadership skills; its members are responsible for mandating and funding every single club, organization, and council on campus.
10/20/2010

Connecting Alumni

Brandon Pender '07 wants young alumni and undergraduates to know that the Advancement Office is a resource for them. Networking opportunities are available as they enter the job market.
10/20/2010

MCLA Gallery 51 'Goes Underground'

On Thursday, Oct. 28, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will kick off "When Comics Went Underground," an exhibition of original art from "underground comix," a distinctive phenomenon of the late 1960s and '70s counter-culture. A total of 50 pieces will be on exhibit through Nov. 28.
10/20/2010

Site Celebration

MCLA will celebrate the site selection for the Center for Science and Innovation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend this event, to be held at the Office of Admission parking lot.

10/19/2010

Alan Khazei to Deliver Presentation at MCLA

Alan Khazei, co-founder of City Year, and founder and chief executive officer of Be the Change, Inc., will speak at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
10/15/2010

Jazz Violinist Regina Carter to Headline Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert at MCLA

American jazz violinist Regina Carter will headline this year's Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as part of the College's MCLA Presents! performance series.
10/15/2010

MCLA to Offer New Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce the approval of a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.
10/14/2010

MCLA Alumni Association to Present Awards for 2010

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association will hold its annual alumni award ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. in Murdock Hall room 218. This year's recipients are James F. Holden-Rhodes '65, Anna M. Saldo-Burke M.Ed. '89 and Dennis P. Zicko '65.
10/13/2010

Enriching Environment

Krista Roche '08 of Buffalo, N.Y., who qualified for substantial tuition savings through MCLA's Advantage New York (ANY), says the College put her on the path to fulfilling her longtime dream.
10/13/2010

Trail Blazer

As an intern with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Amanda L'Etoile '11 of Falmouth, Mass., spent last summer building the Hoosac Range Trail.
10/13/2010

MCLA Fine and Performing Arts Department to Perform Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present Shakespeare's "As You Like It" Oct. 20-23 at MCLA's Venable Theater. Tickets are $5 with discounts for MCLA students.
10/06/2010

SGA Turns 100

For the past century, MCLA's Student Government Association has encouraged students to develop leadership skills in professional and social environments.
10/06/2010

Great Aspirations

"I love how much the school offers, despite being so affordable. The experience teachers offer, and the abroad programs and organizations on campus rival that of any major college or university," said Ashton Darrett '11.
10/05/2010

MCLA research conference a success

A firstever regional research conference hosted by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Saturday gave students a chance to showcase some of their in-depth work and to share ideas with students and faculty from five other institutions.
09/29/2010

Professional Contacts

Through networking with experts in the field, Gary Noke '10 landed an internship and a focus on his career in arts management.
09/29/2010

International Perspective

Petra Hejnova, an assistant professor of political science and public policy, brings her global view to campus.
09/24/2010

Final DownStreet Art Thursday of the Season to be Held Sept. 30th

DownStreet Art will wrap up its season of Thursday events with a full-fledged street party celebrating the arts in the city. On Thursday, Sept. 30, there will be gallery openings, bands on the street, puppet parades, specials at local businesses and lots of opportunities for all to create their own art - from the creation of a "Grand Doodle" to the reimagining of the downtown.
09/24/2010

Regions' COPLAC Students to Gather at MCLA for Northeastern Undergraduate Research Conference

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the first Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference on Saturday, Oct. 2, in Murdock Hall from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
09/24/2010

MCLA Honors Honorable Paul Perachi At Annual Golf Classic

On Monday, Sept. 20, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) honored the Honorable Paul Perachi '63, M.Ed. '70 at its 14th annual Golf Classic at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, Mass.
09/22/2010

Campus leader

Michael Obasohan '11, of Boston, Mass., is an orientation leader. This experience, he said, is an important contribution to his academic experience.
09/22/2010

Global education

MCLA not only opens up a world of possibilities on campus, it provides opportunities to study throughout the world. Recently, four students traveled to Spain to immerse themselves in the language and the culture.
09/21/2010

A college degree pays dividends for a lifetime, report finds

Adults with college degrees or higher live a more prosperous and healthy life.
09/20/2010

Laura Ling To Deliver Hardman Lecture At MCLA

Journalist, producer and author Laura Ling, who recently served as vice president of Current TV's journalism department and who created Current's weekly investigative documentary series, "Vanguard," will speak at this fall's Hardman Lecture Series event at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
09/15/2010

Alumna, soccer player honored for service

On Saturday, Sept. 18, the College will officially raise an American flag that Sgt. Sarah Lapine '01 recently had flown over Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to honor the MCLA women's soccer team.
09/15/2010

Physics major enjoys research, challenges

When Max Eve '12, of Amherst, Mass., went to look for a college physics program to fulfill his goal of becoming a physicist, he found that MCLA was the right college.
09/15/2010

MCLA Gallery 51 To Open Grafitti-Based Exhibit

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 30, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 presents "Quantum Spectrum," a group exhibition of artwork with roots in graffiti or non-permission art.
09/15/2010

MCLA Presents! to Kick Off Season with Outdoor Concert

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it will kick off its 2010/11 performance series season with an outdoor concert in the MCLA Quad on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. with "Black Violin in Concert."
09/13/2010

First Justice to Present Talk for Constitution Day

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will observe the 223st anniversary of the enactment of the U.S. Constitution with a talk by Hon. Michael J. Ripps, first justice of the Northern Berkshire District Court, on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. in the Sullivan Lounge, in the Amsler Campus Center.
09/13/2010

MCLA to Raise Flag Flown in Afghanistan by Alumna in Honor of Women's Soccer Team

The women's soccer team at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) this weekend will officially raise an American flag that Sgt. Sarah LaPine '01 recently had flown over Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan as a gift to the Trailblazers.
09/10/2010

MCLA Presents! Adds International Theatre to its Performances

MCLA Presents! announces its 2010/2011 season, including the work of two internationally known theater companies. This season, the Gare St. Lazare Players from Ireland and the Classical Theatre of Harlem will perform works by Irish avant-garde writer, dramatist and poet Samuel Beckett.
09/08/2010

Educational exchange

Visiting professor Dr. Laura Yang is helping MCLA to implement a student exchange between the College and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.
09/08/2010

Filling in the gaps

Julia Dixon's B-HIP internship taught her what she needed to know to run an arts organization. She now heads up Pittsfield's Storefront Artist Project.
09/05/2010

MCLA Welcomes 13 New Staff

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome 13 new staff members to campus as the new school year begins this fall.
09/05/2010

MCLA Welcomes Four New Professors This Fall

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome four new professors and an instructor to campus this fall.
09/03/2010

MCLA Offering Leadership Academy of the Berkshires Program

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that the Leadership Academy of the Berkshires program will offer courses in a weekend format on Sept. 10 and 11 and again on Oct. 1 and 2.
09/03/2010

Technology Changes

Freel Library will sport technology changes from top to bottom this fall.
09/01/2010

Filling the STEM Pipeline

MCLA's computer science majors learn skills that make them immediately employable upon graduation, in the fields that have the most opportunities.
09/01/2010

Preparing future leaders

This year's participants in MCLA's Individual Enrichment Program (IEP) have yet to begin their freshman year, but if the example of their predecessors holds true, you will find the campus' future leaders among them.
08/25/2010

B-HIP draws interns from across U.S., world

They came to MCLA this summer from Oregon and Indiana, Italy and China - just to name a few places. The reason? To serve arts internships in the culturally rich Berkshires.
08/25/2010

Backstage in New England

Over the summer, MCLA's gifted and hard-working students can be found working at theatre companies throughout the region.
08/25/2010

MCLA Professor Receives Third Major Grant From the National Endowment for the Humanities

Frances Jones-Sneed., Ph.D., a history professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), last week was awarded a third major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue her exploration of African-American history in the region.
08/23/2010

High schoolers learn to take charge at leadership program

Berkshire Youth Leadership Program kicks off with weekend retreat at MCLA
08/23/2010

DownStreet Thursdays Continue on August 26

DownStreet Art Last Thursdays continue on Thursday, Aug. 26, with exhibition openings, music, artistic performances, video screenings, opportunities to meet artists, an art treasure hunt, and specials at businesses throughout the downtown, 6-9 p.m.
08/18/2010

Undergrad curates art gallery

This summer's DownStreet Art project features the work of many, but one exhibition has the distinction of being run by MCLA student Jamie Mohr '10.
08/18/2010

Orientations provide head start for freshmen

Throughout the summer, incoming MCLA students traveled to campus for a head start on their college career during one of four overnight, two-day orientation sessions.
08/13/2010

MCLA Receives Approval for Student Support Services Funding

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) received news this week of approval of $1,452,580 in funding over a five year grant for student support services from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Federal TRIO Program (Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds).
08/13/2010

Theatre Students Produce on and off Stage

Hard-working theatre department students can be found working at internships and staff positions at companies throughout New England.
08/13/2010

B-HIP Offers Eye-Opening Experiences

Interns experience the culturally rich Berkshires through the Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP).
08/13/2010

MCLA Undergrad Curates DownStreet Art Exhibit

Among DownStreet Art's many galleries is a space that has the distinction of being run by an undergraduate student at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). Jamie Mohr, an English major who expects to complete her studies in December, is the curator of "Be Your Own Placebo," at 28 Holden St.
08/12/2010

MCLA Students Serve Computer Science Internships to Help Fill Growing Need for Software Developers

Computer science students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) serve internships throughout the region where they develop software for a variety of businesses and organizations. Despite a poor economy, these real-life experiences help them find jobs in this growing field, according to MCLA professors.
08/05/2010

Students from China, Italy and Throughout U.S. Serve MCLA Arts Internships in the Berkshires This Summer

Recent college graduates and students from throughout the United States, as well as China and Italy, this summer are serving arts internships through the Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP), an initiative of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).
08/04/2010

MCLA L.E.A.D. Academy Program to Begin on August 7

About 30 incoming freshmen will participate in the Leadership in Education, Action and Development (LEAD) Academy, Aug. 7 - Aug. 10, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).
08/03/2010

MCLA Orientation Engages Incoming Students Before Fall Classes, Student Orientation Leaders Grow in Leadership Roles

Incoming Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students visit the campus Aug. 6-7 with their parents for a head start on their college career.
07/30/2010

MCLA To Offer Professional MBA Program

MCLA is pleased to announce the approval by the Department of Higher Education of a Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program.
07/30/2010

New Professional MBA Program

MCLA adds a new master's degree to its offerings as it introduces a Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA). Program courses begin this fall, with the first class to be formally admitted in January 2011.

07/28/2010

Governor Signs Law Establishing State University System

On Wednesday, July 28, Governor Patrick signed the law to establish a state university system in Massachusetts.
07/21/2010

International Violin Workshop

Internationally renowned violin restorer Hans J. Nebel teaches his craft to select groups of students - at workshops held at MCLA and in Parma, Italy.
07/21/2010

Artists from Japan, Korea Exhibit in Gallery 51

"Linda Mieko Allen, Young Ja Yoon," an exhibition of abstract, mixed-media artwork, opens on Thursday, July 29, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
07/21/2010

'The Artery' to Hold Pool Tournament for DownStreet Art Thursday

"The Artery," a site-specific installation at 26 Holden St. that is part of this season's DownStreet Art offerings, will hold a pool tournament on Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m.
07/20/2010

'The Art of Dissent' to Open at Galeria Inqilab

Galeria Inqilab, at 5 Holden St., will feature artwork from the Asaro collective in Oaxaca, Mexico, in a show titled "The Art of Dissent." The exhibition was curated by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Professor Ann Scott.
07/20/2010

DownStreet Art 2010 - PRESS

DownStreet Art related articles (2010-2011)
07/19/2010

MCLA Alum Uses His Upward Bound Connections to Bring High School Student to Campus

A recent Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) graduate last week brought five students from Lawrence, Mass. to visit with MCLA through Upward Bound. Upward Bound is a fundamental support program that provides participants with preparation for college entrance. The program offers opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.
07/16/2010

MCLA Gallery 51 to Showcase Work of Internationally Exhibited Abstract Arts

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present "Linda Mieko Allen, Young Ja Yoon," an exhibition of abstract mixed-media artwork, beginning on July 29 in MCLA Gallery 51.
07/15/2010

MCLA Professor Emily Maher and Student Work on Worldwide Scientific Collaboration

For the third consecutive summer, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) physics professor Emily Maher traveled to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois to be part of the MINERva (Main Injector Neutrino ExperRiment v-A), where hundreds of scientists and researchers from colleges and universities across the county and around the globe are studying the neutrino, a fundamental particle.
07/14/2010

MCLA Physics Professor Adrienne Wootters on a Fulbright Fellowship in Rwanda

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Physics Professor Adrienne Wootters, recently returned from serving a Fulbright Fellowship in Rwanda, Africa.
07/14/2010

Rome Travels to North Adams for Arts Opportunities

To start her career in the arts, Valeria Federici of Rome needed an experience future employers could rely on. "B-HIP was the one."
07/14/2010

Student Hones Leadership Skills

Esther Fan Fan '11 recently enhanced her college experience when she attended the National Education for Women (NEW) Leadership New England 2010 Summer Institute at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
07/12/2010

MCLA Leadership Academy Draws Nearly 200 Educators to North Adams, Janet Johnson Bryant Addresses Participants

This month, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is home to almost 200 educators from New York and Massachusetts as they participate in the 2010 Leadership Academy for Educators - intensive days of study and evenings of lectures and activities at cultural events throughout the Berkshires.
07/07/2010

Worldwide Scientific Collaborations

This summer, physics major Max Eve '12 was one of just a small handful of undergraduate students to participate in the work being done on the MINERvA project at Fermilab.
07/07/2010

Teaching Tomorrow's Educational Leaders

Educators from New York and Massachusetts are calling MCLA home this month as they participate in intensive days of study and evenings of lectures and activities at cultural events throughout the Berkshires.
06/30/2010

MCLA goes 'Across the Pond'

This past spring, 13 students traveled with their professor to England for a high-impact learning experience.
06/30/2010

Exceptional Art Experiences

Art professor Laura Christensen extends her students' learning beyond the classroom at renowned museums like MASS MoCA and The Clark, and through artistic volunteer opportunities in the community.
06/24/2010

Environmentally Conscious Campus

Solar-powered pedestrian crosswalk warning signs are just the latest in "green" improvements to campus.
06/24/2010

Sean Riley's "Everything is OK"

The show features paintings, works on paper, collage, sculpture and the artist's latest medium of choice - quilts.
06/16/2010

Three Generations of Rockwell Creators

For the first time ever, the artwork of three generations of Rockwells will be displayed in the Berkshires.
06/16/2010

DownStreet Art Expected to Draw Thousands

MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center will showcase North Adams as a cultural and artistic haven by presenting DownStreet Art, a public arts project.
06/16/2010

Gallerie Haiti to Open as Part of Downstreet Art

Beginning Thursday, June 24, the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present Gallerie Haiti, a Downstreet Art gallery featuring contemporary Haitian and Haitian American Artworks.
06/16/2010

Gallerie Haiti to open as part of Downstreet Art

Beginning Thursday, June 24, the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present Gallerie Haiti, a Downstreet Art gallery featuring contemporary Haitian and Haitian American Artworks.
06/10/2010

Student Pursues Lifelong Dream

For art major Gregory Sachetti '11, MCLA is the perfect place to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a professional artist.
06/10/2010

MCLA Gallery 51 features {IN}ANIMATE

This month, MCLA Gallery 51 features an exhibition of works by New York-based artist duo Anna Sacramento and Forest H. Graham.
06/09/2010

Third Annual Downstreet Art to Launch on Thursday, June 24

With seven additional visual art destinations over last year's offerings and 11 new galleries, this year's DownStreet Art initiative - organized by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) - not only will increase in scope and size; its installations will highlight communities from around the world.
06/02/2010

Adult Learners on the Fast Track

MCLA graduated its first class of Fast Track students last month, when 11 Berkshire County residents completed their bachelor's degrees.
06/02/2010

Student Launches Early College Education

Christina Brandao '13 of Fall River, Mass., launched her college education earlier than many freshmen last summer when she participated in MCLA's Individual Enrichment Program (IEP).
05/27/2010

Students Create Zebra Mussel Documentary

The film teaches the local community how to help prevent the spread of zebra mussels - an invasive aquatic species - from one body of water to another.
05/27/2010

Customized Curriculum

Devin Kibbe '11 traveled to Britain with her travel study class and is involved in an abundance of extra-curricular activities.
05/27/2010

MCLA Offers Summer Course to Area Teachers on Historical, Industrial, Cultural and Environmental Influences of the Region

The Continuing Education Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), invites teachers to participate in The Upper Housatonic Valley Experience: Summer 2010, July 6-9 and 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Intermodal Center.
05/19/2010

MCLA Biology Professor Emily Mooney Studies Medicinal Osha Plant

Mooney believes that osha could play a key role in how colds and the flu are treated in the future.
05/19/2010

Kaitlyn Bonneville '10 Looks Back at Her MCLA Education

Bonneville says she cannot imagine attending college anywhere else.
05/19/2010

MCLA Summer College Offers Students A Jump Start on Fall Semester

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will offer two summer college sessions this year, May 24 - July 1 and July 6 - August 12.
05/14/2010

Dan Bosley Speaks at Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program Year-End Celebration

Representative Daniel E. Bosley, D-North Adams, spoke at a year-end celebration of the Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program (NBABE) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Thursday, May 13. The event served to recognize student participation and achievements.
05/12/2010

Students Travel with History Professor Kailai Huang to Japan

Highlights included tours of Japanese palaces, temples, shrines, gardens and castles.
05/12/2010

MCLA Physics Professor Adrienne Wootters on a Fulbright Fellowship in Rwanda

Wootters teaches physics to students at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
05/11/2010

{IN}ANIMATE

Beginning Thursday, May 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 presents "{IN}ANIMATE" an exhibition of works by Santa Fe, New Mexico-based, (soon-to-be Brooklyn, New York-based) artist duo Anna Katrina Sacramento and Forest Graham.
05/08/2010

Health care a hot topic

Lenox Memorial High School students discuss health care reform at student town meeting.
05/07/2010

MCLA Department of Fine and Performing Arts Sponsors Medicine Men Artists Exhibition

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will sponsor "Medicine Men Artists: Paul Joe and Charley Singer" at the Porter Street Gallery on the MCLA campus at 94 Porter St. The opening of the exhibition is Wednesday, May 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
05/05/2010

Urbanization and Marine Invaders

Part of the "Urbanization and the Environment" workshop series at MCLA will discuss how our oceans and other waterways are affected by the encroachment of civilization.
05/05/2010

MCLA Students Experience the Metropolitan Opera in New York City

The program opened up the world of opera to students. They saw "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi.
04/30/2010

MCLA Dance Company Prepares a Diverse Performance for the Mass MoCA Stage

For the past few years, the MCLA Dance Company has been featured on the MASS MoCA stage every Spring. This year, the Company will showcase their works in lyrical, ballet, modern, Broadway, tap, hip-hop, belly dancing, and some swing.
04/29/2010

Community Day

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the city of North Adams will celebrate a Community Day of Service this Saturday, May 1, with improvements and social events across the college campus, local neighborhoods and streets of the city.
04/29/2010

MCLA Students to Present Research Findings on African Americans in North Adams from 1790 - 1930

Students from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a program entitled "African American Heritage in North Adams, Massachusetts, 1790-1930" on Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at the North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St.
04/28/2010

Jesse Robillard '11 Presents Research at MCLA and UMass-Amherst

An MCLA student is conducting research that is important to the survival of coral reefs throughout the world.
04/28/2010

MCLA Community Band and Jazz Band to Perform on Wednesday

After a few years on hiatus, the Community Band at Massachusetts College (MCLA) is back and will perform a concert on Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
04/28/2010

MCLA Community Band Returns

Next Wednesday, May 5, the public is invited to a free concert in the MCLA Church Street Center, at 7 p.m., when the band will perform contemporary and classic wind band literature.
04/27/2010

MCLA Holds 14th Annual Student Affairs Leadership Recognition Program Banquet

The Student Affairs Leadership Recognition Program honors students who have gone above and beyond within the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts community as student leaders.
04/27/2010

MCLA Dance Company Prepares a Diverse Performance for the MASS MoCA Stage

The Company will showcase their works in lyrical, ballet, modern, Broadway, tap, hip-hop, belly dancing, and some swing.
04/27/2010

MCLA Wins 2010 American Cancer Society Community Partner Award for Berkshire County

On Friday, April 30, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will receive the 2010 American Cancer Society Community Partner award for Berkshire County for its dedication to the Society and commitment volunteer service in Massachusetts.
04/26/2010

Free Songwriting Workshops to be held at MCLA Gallery 51

A series of three songwriting workshops led by singer/songwriter Bernice Lewis will be held by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), beginning on Tuesday, April 27, at MCLA Gallery 51 on Main Street.
04/24/2010

MCLA Business Department Honor Society Inductees

MCLA business department recognized achievements of students and MCLA Trustee Tyler Fairbank as they were inducted into the business department honor society.
04/23/2010

MCLA Students Attend State House Day

MCLA students visited with state legislators to discuss the importance of the college to students and families and its vital contributions to the Commonwealth.
04/21/2010

High School Students Attend Classes at MCLA

In this program, high school juniors and seniors from Berkshire County may take an introductory college course at no cost, allowing them to strengthen their college applications while earning free credits.
04/21/2010

Irish Adventure

The 20 students who are enrolled in Dr. Anthony Daly's "Ireland Travel Course" this semester got to know their subject up close and personal last month when they traveled to the Emerald Isle with their professor.
04/16/2010

Commuter Student Active in Campus Life

Although the majority of MCLA's students live in the College's residence halls and townhouses, one need not live on campus to be fully engaged in the many opportunities available to them outside of the classroom.
04/16/2010

Urbanization and the Environment

Dr. Daniel Shustack kicked off a five-week workshop series on urbanization and the environment.
04/06/2010

Making a Contribution

Quincy Goodwin '12 is involved in a range of campus activities as a member of the Black Student Union and the Multicultural Student Society, theater groups, and the a capella choir. He also serves as a host for the Multicultural Overnight Program, sharing his MCLA experience with potential students.
04/06/2010

Cross Cultural Experience

In March, MCLA students participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip to Belize, where they worked helped to repair a school, stayed with and learned from local families, and saw some of the country's sites.
04/04/2010

Annual MCLA Student Art Show to Open

Beginning Thursday, April 29, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 presents "Imagine. Make. Create. MCLA Student Art Show" a showcase of student artworks.
04/02/2010

MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients for 111th Commencement

The 2010 commencement ceremony will be held on May 22, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.
03/31/2010

Tricks of the Trade to conclude with 'Creating: How Can You Secure a Residency?'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces the conclusion of this year's Tricks of the Trade series with "Creating: How Can You Secure a Residency?" on Tuesday through Thursday, April 13-15, at 6:30 p.m., at locations in North Adams, Pittsfield and Stockbridge.
03/24/2010

B-HIP announces call for applications for arts internships

The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP), an initiative of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), celebrates its fifth-year anniversary this summer. The program is accepting applications for arts internships this summer. The deadline to apply is April 15.
03/22/2010

The Essential MCLA

As many parents and students are discovering, when it comes to higher education, it's hard to beat the value of a state college, and North Berkshire's own Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts continues to stand out as a prime example.
03/17/2010

High Impact Documentary

Mitchell Maselli '11 recently returned from a trip to Haiti where he filmed a documentary of earthquake recovery efforts and the work of the North Adams-based Haiti Plunge project.
03/17/2010

Championship Season

For the first time, the women's basketball team received the NCAA tournament bid.
03/10/2010

Steppin' Up

NeXXus, the MCLA step team, won the Steady Steppin' Forward Step Competition held at Williams College on Saturday, March 6.
03/10/2010

Circus Amok to return to MCLA

Jennifer Miller, a bearded woman and the founder and
director of Circus Amok, will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge.
03/03/2010

Food on Film

MCLA's Berkshire Environmental Resource Center is participating in a film and discussion series on local, sustainable agriculture.
03/03/2010

Rhyme and Rhythm

Poet and performer Iyeoka Okoawo will perform at MCLA Gallery 51 at 7:30 on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, as part of the MCLA Presents! Sekou Sundiata Evening of Poetry and the Spoken Word.
03/03/2010

MCLA spring play, 'The Mouse That Roared' running now through Saturday

Students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) are presenting "The Mouse That Roared" tonight through Saturday, March 6, at 8 p.m. in the Venable Theatre, on the MCLA campus.
03/03/2010

Tricks of the Trade to present 'The Art of the Schmooze'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Center announces the March sessions of its Tricks of the Trade series, "The Art of the Schmooze: Making Networking Work for You," on Tuesday, March 9, Wednesday, March 10, and Thursday, March 11 at locations in North Adams, Pittsfield and Stockbridge.
03/03/2010

'Gender Outlaw' to perform at MCLA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will explore issues of sexual preference, gender identity and self identification through a performance by author and "gender outlaw" Kate Bornstein on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
03/02/2010

MCLA to hold Expo to celebrate the culture of Haiti

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate the Haitian culture on Sunday, March 7, beginning at 3 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
03/02/2010

Poetry slammer to perform in MCLA Gallery 51

Poetry slammer Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo will be the featured performer at this year's MCLA Presents! Sekou Sundiata Evening of Poetry and the Spoken Word on Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in MCLA Gallery 51.
03/02/2010

MCLA named to 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
02/28/2010

Trailblazer Champions!

The MCLA women's basketball team captured its first ever Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) title by defeating Worcester State 68-65 on Saturday, February 27 in Bridgewater. With the win, the team earns the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament which begins on Friday. Read the full story now.
02/26/2010

State colleges more affordable

A report from the MA State College Council of Presidents shows that the state colleges are substantially more affordable than other public and private universities in the region.
02/25/2010

MCLA announces Region I Science Fair speakers

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that two guest speakers will address students at the annual Massachusetts Region I High School Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, March 12, on the MCLA campus. They include the 2007 Fair winner and a Drury High School graduate who is an applications engineer and lab manager in the semiconductor industry.
02/24/2010

The Art and Life of Jessica Park

MCLA students, under the supervision of Dr. Tony Gengarelly, curated a retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Jessica Park. The traveling exhibition opens at Wheaton College March 9.
02/24/2010

Surrounded by history

MCLA History professor Frances Jones-Sneed works with local schools to teach students about the rich tradition and history of African Americans in Berkshire County.
02/22/2010

MCLA traveling art show to open at Wheaton College

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) of North Adams, Mass., has announced the opening of "The Art and Life of Jessica Park," March 1 through April 11, in the Madeleine Clark Wallace Library at Wheaton College.
02/22/2010

'Precious' executive producer Lisa Cortes, educator/activist Jonathan Kozol and pioneering news journalist Carole Simpson to speak at MCLA Public Policy Lecture

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will look at a critical set of policy issues from an artistic and an activist perspective through an examination of the Oscar-nominated film, "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," in a Public Policy Lecture on Tuesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center.
02/17/2010

Music=Art

MCLA Presents! The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron, a performance featuring artists participating in the MCLA Gallery 51 exhibition of the same name.
02/16/2010

History professor to discuss 'African Americans in Berkshire County'

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) history professor Frances Jones-Sneed Ph.D. will discuss "African Americans in Berkshire County" in celebration of Black History Month at the Orchards Hotel in Williamstown on Monday, Feb. 22.
02/11/2010

Science Fair

The annual Region 1 Science and Engineering Fair will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
02/11/2010

UMass sociologist to speak at MCLA

"The Labor Movement and the Future of Work in the U.S." will be the focus of a presentation at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) by labor movement activist and singer-songwriter Tom Juravich, Ph.D., a labor studies professor at U-Mass-Amherst, on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.
02/11/2010

MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center receives $32,000 grant from MCC

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received a $32,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) for its Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC).
02/11/2010

MCLA Gallery 51 exhibiting artists to perform for MCLA Presents!

On exhibit at MCLA Gallery 51 through March 21, "The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammitron" showcases the work of those who blend visual and performance art by combining their artwork with music. On Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the gallery, MCLA Presents! will offer an evening of performances by some of the exhibiting artists, including Paul de Jong of The Books, Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan and Ven Voisey.
02/10/2010

Dishing up service

Once a week, Jessica Krason '11 volunteers with the Berkshire Food Project, an organization that provides free meals to area residents in need.
02/10/2010

Curses!

MCLA Psychology professor Timothy Jay, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized expert in language, censorship, and the limits to speech on TV and in ads.