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Former Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake to Give MCLA's Spring Public Policy Lecture
9/18/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces this spring’s Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture, “Election 2020 and the State of U.S. Politics,” will be presented by former Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 1. This virtual event is free and open to the public; advance registration is required.

MCLA Ranked a 2021 Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report
9/14/20
For the third consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is ranked as a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA ranks as No. 9 on the organization’s list of top public colleges and also appears on U.S. News’ list of Top National Liberal Arts colleges.

MCLA and HVCC Sign Environmental Studies Articulation Agreement
9/08/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Hudson Valley Community College have signed a new articulation agreement. This new agreement will allow Hudson Valley students who earn their associate degree in environmental science to seamlessly transfer to MCLA’s bachelor’s degree program in environmental studies with a concentration in environmental science or environmental sustainability. 

MCLA Alumni Association Announces 2020 Awards
9/03/20
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Alumni Awards. Due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions, MCLA will hold its annual award ceremony to recognize the achievements of alumni and supporters of the College in the year 2021.

MCLA and BCC Sign Education Articulation Agreement
9/03/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Community College (BCC) have signed a new articulation agreement, creating a pathway for students who complete BCC’s associate degree in early childhood education to enroll in MCLA’s liberal arts degree completion program in children, families and society.

MCLA to Receive $1.3M TRIO Program Grant for Student Support Services from U.S. Department of Education
9/02/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is among institutions chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to receive a TRIO program grant for student support services. The College will receive $261,888 per year for up to five years, a total of $1.3 million, in order to enhance student support for under-resourced students.

Mohan Boodram to Chair MCLA’s Board of Trustees
9/01/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announces that Mohan Boodram, Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, will chair the College’s Board of Trustees.

MCLA Fine and Performing Arts Department Announces 2020-21 Theatre Season
8/20/20
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Fine and Performing Arts Department has announced its 2020-21 theatre season, “Crossing the Divide.” In a challenging and divided time, the department is presenting projects that explore how to stay connected, focus on what matters, and emerge stronger than ever.

MCLA Welcomes Six New Faculty Members
8/18/20
MCLA is pleased to announce that six new faculty members will be joining the MCLA community for the College’s fall semester: Lisa Arrastia, Thomas Burton, Whitney Gecker, Sharon Head, Sudipto Sarkar, and J. Antonio Templanza.

MCLA Gallery 51 Reopens to the Public with Genevieve Gaignard Exhibit ‘A Long Way From Home’
8/18/20
MCLA Berkshire Cultural Center’s Gallery 51 will present a new body of work by artist-in-residence Genevieve Gaignard, titled “A Long Way From Home,” and curated by BCRC Director Erica Wall, beginning with a virtual opening reception at 5 p.m. on August 27. Gaignard’s work will be on display until December 7, 2020. This is the first exhibition to come out of MCLA’s Artist Laboratory Residency, and will kick off the gallery’s public reopening.

MCLA-IAH, BCRC to Present Two-Part Virtual Speaker Series on August 6 & 13
7/30/20
In partnership with MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), the MCLA Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) plans a two-part webinar series from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on August 6 and 13 featuring Aruna D’Souza, Genevieve Gaignard, and Ben Ripley, who will address conversations on race and transformation within art institutions.

MCLA Gallery 51 to Present Yumi Janairo Roth Collaboration “Straight Lines in Four Directions and All Their Possible Combinations for a Time of Social Distancing” in August
7/27/20
MCLA Gallery 51 (G51) will partner with artist and educator Yumi Janairo Roth and four other local organizations for a social distancing art project in August, based on the work of Sol LeWitt.

MCLA BCRC/Gallery 51 to Present “We Are More Than A Moment” Virtual Exhibit, Curated By Genevieve Gaignard, August 12
7/27/20
MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and Gallery 51 will present a virtual exhibition titled “We Are More Than a Moment,” curated by Genevieve Gaignard, the inaugural artist-in-residence at MCLA Artist’s Laboratory. This exhibition will go live on Wednesday, August 12, during Gaignard’s regular Wednesday session as MCLA’s artist-in-residence.

MCLA BCRC Artist-in-Residence Genevieve Gaignard to Host Discussion with Special Guest Diedrick Brackens
7/23/20
MCLA Artist-in-Residence Genevieve Gaignard will host a virtual discussion with artist Diedrick Brackens from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. This event is part of Gaignard’s weekly programming as MCLA’s inaugural artist-in-residence, and is free and open to the public with advance registration.

MCLA to Share Info on Master of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Programs at July 28 Coffee Hour
7/21/20
MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education will host a virtual coffee hour at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28. The event will be held online via Microsoft Teams. Community members interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration or Graduate Certificate in Business Administration are invited to attend this informal gathering of MBA staff and recent graduates to learn more about both programs.

MCLA BCRC and North Adams Artist Impact Coalition Present Conversation on Anti-Racism in the Arts July 23
7/14/20
As the July DownStreet Art event, MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) and members of the the North Adams Artist Impact Coalition (AIC) are collaborating to present a community conversation to move toward anti-racism in the arts from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, via Zoom.

MCLA to Share Info on Certificate Programs at July 8 Webinar
7/02/20
MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education will hold a webinar offering information about the College’s certificate programs at 11 a.m. on July 8, 2020.

MCLA Receives Two Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
6/24/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is proud to announce it has received two awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a global non-profit association dedicated to educational advancement. The College received an Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance in the category of Public Liberal Arts Institutions and a Circle of Excellence Award for its 2018-19 President’s Report. This is the first year MCLA has been recognized by this program.

MCLA Plans for Students’ Fall 2020 Return to Campus
6/18/20
Today, June 18, 2020, MCLA President James F. Birge, Ph.D., wrote to the MCLA community announcing the College’s intention to welcome students to campus and resume in-person classes in September.

MCLA’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities Presents its First Virtual Speaker Series Event
6/17/20
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) has partnered with the Berkshire Cultural Assets Network (BCAN) and Penn Creative Strategy to present the IAH Virtual Speaker Series: Aligning and Activating Change Through Storytelling.

MCLA Gallery 51 Offers Virtual Discussion of TIME Magazine Cover by Titus Kaphar
6/15/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 will hold an online conversation about artist Titus Kaphar’s painting “Analogous Colors,” which graced the June 15, 2020, cover of TIME Magazine. The Gallery will explore this piece through the lens of our nation's recent events, from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, using VTS Visual Thinking Strategies.

MCLA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge Announces Three Winners
5/29/20
Although this year’s MCLA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge, held May 4-May 8, 2020, was a virtual affair, the College community still came together to view and vote for the three finalists’ pitches.

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces Virtual Artist Series
5/20/20
MCLA Gallery 51 announces its new online program, the G51 Virtual Artist Series, will be held live on Zoom, at noon on alternating Saturdays, beginning May 2020. Local, regional, national, and international artists will give virtual tours of their studios and discuss their practices. Discussions with the artists will also be recorded for later viewing.

BCRC to Offer Collaborative Programming with MCLA Artist-in-residence Genevieve Gaignard
5/05/20
MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is pleased to announce that Genevieve Gaignard, the inaugural artist-in-residence at MCLA Artist’s Laboratory, will offer virtual programming to the public beginning on May 13, 2020. Gaignard, a Los Angeles-based photographer, sculptor, and installation artist, will be in residence at the College through August 2020. Community members can view this and all other spring/summer programming on the BCRC website.

MCLA Community Invited to Vote on 2020 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge
5/04/20
This year, The MCLA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge is going virtual, and the MCLA community is invited to serve as one of the judges. Beginning at 5 p.m. on May 4, 2020, the three finalists’ pitches will be available to watch and review online. Voting will be open until 9 a.m. on May 8, 2020. Any member of the MCLA community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) will be eligible to vote once during this period.

MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Pivots to Virtual Programming
4/28/20
MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) is presenting a full season of virtual programming for spring/summer 2020, with a visiting artist, a virtual senior art exhibition, portfolio reviews for local artists, a virtual Downstreet Art kickoff, and more.

MCLA Trailblazers Keep Going Initiative Puts CARES Act Funding to Work
4/27/20
This week, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announced the Trailblazers Keep Going Initiative, which will deploy the first tranche of the College’s federal CARES Act funding allocation to directly aid students in need.

Virtual Sam Gomez Road Race Runs April 30-May 3
4/24/20
MCLA’s Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting the first-ever Virtual Sam Gomez Road Race from 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. The race will begin in conjunction with MCLA's virtual Take Back the Night event on April 30 to stand against sexual assault, harassment, and domestic violence and to continue to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center.

MCLA History Professor Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
4/24/20
MCLA is proud to announce that Dr. Amanda Kleintop, MCLA assistant professor of history, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her continuing research.

'AND SO IT GOES', MCLA's Senior Art Exhibition, Opens May 1—Virtually
4/21/20
MCLA senior art students will launch their website exhibition, titled “And So it Goes,” with an online event featuring artist talks from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May, 1, 2020. The event and exhibition will feature artists Emery Bibbins, Liz Brick, Gillian Catherine Fournier, Spring Hajjar, Samantha Louise Hinds, Sierra Lamonde, Kelsey Sherman, and Macie Turrell, all Class of 2020.

MCLA Professors, Accounting Students to Prepare Virtual Tax Returns Through VITA Program
4/14/20
Two MCLA accounting professors and their students will again be preparing tax returns for local low-income residents—this time, virtually—through Habitat for Humanity’s VITA program.

Berkshire Cultural Assets Network launches series of challenges to keep people creative through COVID-19
4/01/20
The members of the Berkshire Cultural Assets Network (BCAN) are in the process of launching the BCAN Creative Challenge Series, a new way for people of all ages to be creative at home during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

MCLA Allegrettos Alumni Return for 10 Year Anniversary Concert
3/05/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association announces the Allegrettos “10 Years, 10 Songs” reunion concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Church Street Center on MCLA’s campus. Nearly 40 alumni of the program will reunite for this one-night-only concert.

Join MCLA Alumni for “First Steps” Workshop in April 
3/04/20
J. Cottle ’13 and Jasmine Garcia ’16 of Dunamis Inc. will help MCLA students and alumni prepare for the next steps of their creative careers during “First Steps,” presented by MCLA’s Fine and Performing Arts Department, at 5 p.m. on April 3, 2020 in Murdock Hall Room 218.

Emma Gildesgame to Discuss Nutrient Pollution in New England’s Waters for MCLA’s Green Living Series
2/28/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the seventh event in its spring Green Living Seminar series will take place on Thursday, March 12. The talk, “Too Much of a Good Thing: Nutrient Pollution in New England’s Waters,” will be given by Emma Gildesgame, an environmental analyst with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC).

MCLA Spring Theatre Season Kicks Off with the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Topdog/Underdog”
2/27/20
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) theatre program kicks off its spring season with Suzan-Lori Parks’ compelling “Topdog/Underdog.” The play will be directed by visiting guest artist Rodney Creech, with student John Archer-Harvey serving as assistant director.

MCLA announces new Health Sciences bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Radiologic Technology, bolstered by $421K Skills Capital Grant from Baker-Polito Administration 
2/26/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is proud to announce that its new health sciences bachelor’s degree with a concentration in radiologic technology is now accepting students for the Fall 2020 semester. The program has been approved through the MCLA governance process and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and students completing the degree are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Radiography examination. 

MCLA Receives NEA Grant and Launches Berkshire County Blueprint for Arts Integration and Education
2/14/20
The MCLA Fine and Performing Arts Department's arts management program has received a $100,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the implementation of the C4 Initiative: Creative Compact for Collective Impact.

Registration for MCLA Summer Classes to Begin March 2
2/10/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that registration for summer class sessions will begin on March 2, 2020. Registration is open to MCLA students, interested community members, high school students, and Berkshires-based college students who wish to earn credits toward their degree from another institution.

MCLA Green Living Series to Host Talk by MassDEP Environmental Analyst Matthew Reardon
2/10/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the fourth event in its spring Green Living Seminar series will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20. The talk, “Water Quality in the Hoosic River Watershed,” will be given by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) environmental analyst Matthew Reardon.

Next Green Living Talk to be Given by Vicky Kelly of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
2/05/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the third event in its spring Green Living Seminar series will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13. The talk, “Road Salt: The Problem, the Solution, and How to Get There,” will be given by Vicky Kelly, environmental monitoring program manager at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y.

MCLA to Celebrate 125th Anniversary with April 25 Event
2/03/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces its 125th Anniversary Celebration will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2020, in the Amsler Campus Center Gym. Cocktails will be served from 5-6:30 p.m., with dinner and program to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Photographer and Filmmaker John Stanmeyer to Deliver MCLA Conflict Prevention and Resolution Lecture
1/30/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that John Stanmeyer will present this year’s Conflict Prevention and Resolution lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, in Room 218 of Murdock Hall, on the MCLA campus. This event is free and open to the public.

MCLA, Habitat for Humanity Collaborate to Offer Free Tax Assistance to Those in Need
1/27/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and its Department of Business Administration will once again partner with Habitat for Humanity to offer free tax preparation services to residents in need through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Former Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake to Give MCLA's Public Policy Lecture
1/24/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces this spring’s Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture, “Election 2020 and the State of U.S. Politics,” will be presented by former Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Next MCLA Green Living Event to be Dr. Paul Godfrey’s Talk on Acid Rain
1/22/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the second event in its spring Green Living Seminar series will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6. The talk, “Acid Rain: How Science and Volunteerism Contributed to Addressing an Environmental Challenge,” will be given by Dr. Paul Godfrey.

First MCLA Green Living Talk of 2020 to be “Plastics in the Environment: Separating Myth from Reality”
1/17/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the first event in its spring Green Living Seminar series will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30. The talk, “Plastics in the Environment: Separating Myth from Reality,” will be given by Chris Reddy, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

MCLA Green Living Seminar Series to Begin January 30
1/17/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the theme of its upcoming spring Green Living Seminar Series will be “Environmental Pollution.” This 11-part series will begin on Thursday, Jan. 30, with the talk “Plastics in the Environment: Separating Myth from Reality,” presented by Chris Reddy, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

MCLA and Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Announce 27th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Day of Service
1/16/20
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) invite all community members to participate in the 27th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

New Gallery 51 Show Gives Window into Artistic Practice
1/14/20
What drives artists to make their work and sustain a creative practice? “A Practice in Process,” the new show opening at MCLA Gallery 51 on Jan. 22, aims to explore this question through the work of eight artists who participated in MASS MoCA’s artist-in-residence program at the Studios at MASS MoCA, an initiative of the museum’s Assets for Artists program, which delivers finance and business training to working artists, between December 2019 and January 2020.

Collaborative Effort Fills North Adams' Main Street with Art for the New Year
12/27/19
Downtown North Adams is glammed up for the new year, thanks to an artistic collaboration among the City of North Adams and MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and Fine and Performing Arts Department.

 MCLA Music Students Release 'A Very North Adams Christmas: The Holiday EP'
12/04/19
A group of 11 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) music students are set to release a holiday EP featuring their take on seven classic Christmas songs. “A Very North Adams Christmas: The Holiday EP” will be released as a physical CD during the MCLA Winter Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, at the MCLA Church Street Center. To celebrate the release, a teaser performance of one of the songs will close the performance. The concert and a limited number of CDs are both free.

 MCLA Gallery 51 Announces 'Made By Hand Holiday Art Show'
12/04/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce that its “MADE BY HAND HOLIDAY ART SHOW” will open on Thursday, December 5, just in time for the holiday season. All art will be priced below $100 and will be available for purchase that evening through Dec. 28, 2019.

Nine MCLA Students Attend the 2019 COPLAC Conference at Keene State College
11/19/19
Nine Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) students had the opportunity to present scholarly and creative work at the 2019 Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) Conference of COPLAC, the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The students traveled to Keene State College on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 with MCLA professors Dr. Jenna Grace Sciuto, associate professor of English and chair of undergraduate research, and Dr. Anna Jaysane-Darr, assistant professor of anthropology and associate chair of undergraduate research.

Peace Paper Project Director Drew Matott to Present at MCLA
11/14/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is pleased to welcome Drew Matott, director and founder of the Peace Paper Project, for a lecture and papermaking demonstration using The Oracle, a bicycle-powered paper pulp beater. Matott’s presentation, “Papermaking as Personal Transformation,” will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, in Bowman Hall, Room 303.

Author, Environmentalist, and Activist Bill McKibben to Present MCLA's Vadnais Lecture 
11/14/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that author, environmentalist, and activist Bill McKibben will present the Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Campus Center gymnasium.

MCLA Again Named Top Four-year Public College in MA for Gender Equality
11/12/19
For the second year in a row, a report from the Eos Foundation examining gender equality in Massachusetts colleges and universities has identified Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as the top four-year public institution among only 40 percent of schools to achieve gender equality.

MCLA Inclement Weather Procedures for 2019-2020
10/31/19
As the autumn days shorten and the temperatures fall, it is time for all of us to start thinking about the inevitable arrival of winter weather. Please read the following information carefully as it describes new efforts to help all of us manage our decisions about winter weather travel.

MCLA Announces Its Second Day of Dialogue
10/30/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will hold its second Day of Dialogue on Thursday, Nov. 7. This is an annual, campus-wide initiative with suspended day and evening classes to ensure full campus participation by students and faculty. The theme of this year’s Day of Dialogue is “Educating A Diverse Community: Inclusive Teaching and Learning at MCLA.”

MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Announces New Director
10/25/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) announces Erica Wall has been appointed its new director. As director, she will assume oversight of MCLA's public art spaces and programs including MCLA’s Gallery 51, its performing arts program, MCLA Presents!, and its four-month summer arts festival, DownStreet Art.

MCLA Alumni Association Announces 2019 Awards
10/25/19
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association held its annual award ceremony on Oct. 5 to recognize the achievements of alumni and supporters of the College. More than 60 alumni and friends of the college gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 alumni honorees, and remarks were given by MCLA President James F. Birge, MCLA Board of Trustees Chair Denise Marshall ’81, and Alumni Association Board of Directors President Dan Summers II ’07. 

MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Brings “Pang!” To Campus
10/23/19
The Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce that Dan Froot and Company will bring “Pang!” to the College Sunday, Oct. 27–Friday, Nov 1.

MCLA to Host Information Session for Degree Completion, Graduate and Certificate Programs on October 29
10/11/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host an information session for people interested in the College’s Degree Completion, Graduate and certificate programs. The session begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 in Murdock Hall, Room 218.

MCLA to Hold 25th Annual ‘Boo Bash’
10/11/19
 Residential Programs and Services (RPS) and The Volunteer Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 25th annual “Boo Bash” in the Venable Gym on Monday, Oct. 28, from 6-8 p.m.

MCLA Students to Co-Host Two North Adams Candidates Forums
10/09/19
Students in Dr. Samantha Pettey’s “State and Local Politics” class, part of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of History, Political Science and Public Policy courses offered this fall, will co-host two candidates forums with the North Adams Chamber of Commerce.

MCLA Honors Program to Host Professor Kevin Escudero
10/09/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome Kevin Escudero, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Sociology Department at Brown University, to campus at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in Murdock Hall, Room 218. This is the second lecture in a series presented by the College’s Honors Program and is free and open to the public.

Southern Vermont College students continue their Radiologic Sciences studies at MCLA
10/09/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the official teach-out partner for Southern Vermont College following its closure, is working to ensure that students in SVC’s Radiologic Sciences program are able to complete their degrees without interruption.

MCLA to Hold Second Annual Career and Internship Fair
10/03/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host its second annual Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event, which is open to all MCLA students and alumni, as well as to Berkshire Community College (BCC) students, will take place in the Amsler Campus Center’s Venable Gym on the MCLA campus.

MCLA’s Writer-in-Residence Hilary Plum to Offer a Reading on October 7
10/02/19
 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of English/Communications announces this semester’s visiting writer-in-residence will be Hilary Plum, an award-winning author and the associate director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. She will offer a reading at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 7 in MCLA Gallery 51.

Miss Julie Kicks Off MCLA Theatre Season
9/27/19
The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) kicks off its 2019-2020 season with August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie.” Presented in a new version by David Eldridge from a literal translation by Charlotte Barslund, the play will be directed by adjunct faculty member David Lane, with scenic design by Assistant Professor of Theatre Jeremy Winchester, costume design by Declan McDermott ’21, and lighting design by Jarret Garland ’20.

MCLA Announces 2019-20 Theatre Season
9/24/19
The Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces its 2019-2020 Theatre Program season. The lineup will include a postmodern take on a classic musical, a darkly comic fable about family wounds, a deeply complex portrait of a tragic murder, and a classic story of desire, choice, and class warfare..


MCLA Ranked a 2020 Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report
9/09/19
For the second consecutive year, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has been ranked a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA ranks as No. 7 on the organization’s list of top public colleges and also appears on U.S. News’ list of Top National Liberal Arts colleges.

MCLA and MASS MoCA to Present ‘Slow: A Symposium in Praxis & Theory’ Symposium at MASS MoCA Nov. 1
9/03/19
The Mind’s Eye, the much-loved faculty published journal that has been a part of academic life at MCLA for years, expands to a one-day symposium on November 1, 2019 at MASS MoCA. This inaugural symposium will engage scholarly and creative communities within and beyond the Berkshires. It represents an innovative collaboration between higher education and a cultural institution, with programs that strengthen the ties between the humanities and the arts. 

MCLA Welcomes New Faculty Members
8/28/19
MCLA is pleased to announce that nine new faculty members will be joining the MCLA community for the College’s fall semester. Katelyn Born, Margaret Clark, Alyssa Dufresne, Linda Lippacher, Michaela Petrovich, Clio Stearns, Xin Shen, Joshua Uhalt, and Julie Walsh will all bring their expertise to the MCLA community.

MCLA Students Move Back to Campus Over Labor Day Weekend
8/23/19
IN BRIEF: MCLA will welcome new and returning students to campus over Labor Day weekend 2019. Students and families will move into residence areas, and MCLA volunteers will help with the process.

MCLA Alumni Association Announces 2019 Awards
8/15/19
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Alumni Association will hold its annual award ceremony to recognize the achievements of alumni and supporters of the College at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2019.

MCLA Downstreet Art Returns To Downtown North Adams August 29
8/15/19
DownStreet Art, the last-Thursday-of-the-month popup program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (MCLA BCRC), returns to downtown North Adams from 5-8 p.m. on August 29, 2019. As always, DownStreet Art is free and open to the public.

MCLA to host information night for Degree Completion, certificate programs in Pittsfield August 5
7/25/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host an information night for people interested in the College’s Degree Completion and certificate programs. The session begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019, at MCLA-Pittsfield, the College’s new academic center at 66 Allen St. in Pittsfield, Mass.

Senior Art Show “A Phobia of Phobias” Opens Aug. 7 at MCLA’s Bowman Hall
7/24/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces artist Kamryn Dunton ’20 will be exhibiting her senior art show “A Phobia of Phobias,” at noon on Wednesday, August 7, on the third floor of Bowman Hall on the MCLA Campus.

MCLA Summer Camps, Boy Scouts of America, General Dynamics and the U.S. Navy to Demonstrate Rocket Launch July 24
7/18/19
The MCLA Science & Robotic and Young Hacks summer camps, as well as the Boy Scouts of America, have partnered with General Dynamics and the U.S. Navy to learn about and build model rockets and will be demonstrating them at noon on July 24 at Joe Wolfe Field. 

MCLA Downstreet Art Returns To Downtown North Adams July 25
7/17/19
DownStreet Art, the third-Thursday popup program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (MCLA BCRC), returns to downtown North Adams from 5-8 p.m. on July 25, 2019. As always, DownStreet Art is free and open to the public.

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces Artist Talk With Jon Verney July 25
7/17/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce an artist talk and reception with Jon Verney, whose Gallery 51 exhibit “Burning at the Center of Things” opened on June 27.

Tour MCLA’s Campus During Admission Summer Saturdays August 3, August 24
7/15/19
You can visit the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) campus any day of the week—but prospective students and their families seeking an in-depth look at MCLA as they tour campuses this summer are welcome and encouraged to register for an upcoming Summer Saturday program.

MCLA Athletics Taps Adriane Baird to Lead Softball Program
7/11/19
Laura Mooney, MCLA’s director of athletics, has announced the hiring of Adriane Baird as the school’s new head softball coach.

MCLA STEM Academy for Incoming First-Year Students Begins July 28
7/10/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will welcome incoming first-year students this month to STEM Academy, a summer program designed to provide a preview of the college experience and opportunities to make friends before the fall semester begins.

Two MCLA Alumni Named To National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellows Cohort
6/28/19
MCLA alumni Erica Barreto ’18 and J. Cottle ’13 are putting their arts management degrees to work and have been named to National Arts Strategies’ 2019 Creative Community Fellows New England cohort.

MCLA Announces Youth Summer Camps And Sports Clinics
6/20/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that registration is open for the College’s annual summer camps and sports clinics. Camps and clinics are available for students in grades 4 through 12 and include Young Hacks, Science and Robotics, and a summer volleyball clinic. A limited number of camperships are funded in part by Northern Berkshire United Way’s Campership Grants Program.

MCLA Kicks Off DownStreet Art Season With New Installations And Activities
6/20/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (MCLA BCRC) is excited to announce the first Downstreet Art of the 2019 season will be 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. Local and regional artists have decked out Main Street storefronts for the occasion, and three locations will host simultaneous gallery openings downtown.

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces Jon Verney 'Burning At The Center of Things' Exhibit To Open June 27
6/19/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is pleased to announce Jon Verney’s MCLA Gallery 51 exhibit “Burning at the Center of Things,” which will be open from June 27-Aug. 24, 2019, with an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. on June 27 during the first DownStreet Art date of the 2019 season.

MCLA DownStreet Art Returns For Season on June 27
6/14/19
Beginning on Thursday, June 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) DownStreet Art’s 2019 (DSA) season will feature new artists, new events, and new collaborations. 

MCLA Hosts Black Rock Football Club For Summer
6/7/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announces that the College will host coaches and trainees from Black Rock Football Club, a soccer training program that is open to players at all levels.

MCLA To Host First Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Conference June 11-14
6/4/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) presents its first conference on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from June 11-14, 2019. The conference will feature world-renowned activist, commentator, educator, poet, and writer Nikki Giovanni as the keynote speaker, as well as Mathew Knowles, record executive, former manager of Destiny’s Child, and father of Beyoncé.

BCC, MCLA Receive Grant From Mass Dept. Of Higher Ed For STEM Summer Program
5/30/19
Berkshire Community College (BCC) and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announce that the Mass Department of Higher Education (DHE) has awarded the institutions $24,980 to establish a STEM Starter Academy: STEM Transfer Summer Bridge Program.

Karen M. Kowalczyk Joins MCLA's Board Of Trustees
5/21/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed Karen M. Kowalczyk, president of Karen M. Kowalczyk, PC accounting firm in Pittsfield, Mass., to the Board of MCLA.

MCLA Professor Jenna Sciuto Named a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar
5/7/19
Dr. Jenna Grace Sciuto, a professor in the English/Communications department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 20 summer seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

MCLA to Host Eighth Grade Career Experience May 30 & 31
5/6/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome approximately 800 eighth graders from eight Berkshire County schools on Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31, for the eighth annual Eighth Grade Career Experience in Bowman Hall on the MCLA campus.

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces Anina Major: “The Rhythm of Hybrid Interactions”
5/1/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce that “The Rhythm of Hybrid Interactions” will open on Thursday May 23, 2019. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gallery 51.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Announces 2019 ’29 Who Shine’ Recipient
4/30/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that this year’s recipient of the “29 Who Shine” award is Lindsay Carter ’19 of Pittsfield, Mass. 

MCLA Announces Recipients Of The Ninth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards
4/26/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced the recipients of the Ninth Annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. This award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College (BCC), was created to honor the region’s exceptional teachers.
 
Night Of Classics
4/26/19
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Music Program will hold two concerts showcasing students in the College’s wind and jazz ensembles. Tickets are free and walk-ins are welcome.

MCLA To Host Western MA Regional Science And Engineering Fair April 26
4/22/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the annual Western Massachusetts Regional Science and Engineering Fair from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium. This event is free and open to the public.

MCLA Senior Art Show: An Inquiry into ____ opens at Gallery 51 On April 25th
4/18/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51 is proud to introduce this year’s senior art show, An Inquiry into _____, a culmination of senior art and arts management majors’ art works. The opening reception will take place on from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 25, 2019 at MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main Street, and the exhibition will remain open through May 19. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Next MCLA Green Living Talk: 'Open-Source Technology'
4/16/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces this spring’s Green Living Series will conclude on Thursday, April 25, with a lecture on “Innovating Open-Source Technology for Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture” by Dorn Cox, a farmer who is the founder of FarmOS, an open-source software platform for farm management, planning, and record keeping.

100+ Local High Schoolers To Attend Berkshire Compact Career Expo April 12
4/8/19
On Friday, April 12, 2019, more than 100 Berkshire County high school students will be participating in the Berkshire Compact for Education’s 10th Grade Career Expo at the Berkshire Museum.

CANCELED Bestselling Author Sarah Smarsh Unable To Deliver Spring Public Policy Lecture
4/4/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) regrettably announces this evening’s public policy lecture has been canceled. Unfortunately, bestselling author Sarah Smarsh is unable to attend.

Bestselling Author Sarah Smarsh To Meet With Press Prior To MCLA Spring Public Policy Lecture
4/1/19
Bestselling author and journalist Sarah Smarsh will meet with members of the media prior to her talk at MCLA’s Spring Public Policy Lecture Thursday, April 4, 4:30 p.m.

MCLA Global Film Series To Feature Emmy-Award Winning Archivist Rich Remsberg April 2
3/29/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Rich Remsberg, Emmy Award-winning film archivist and one of the nation’s top researchers for TV, documentaries, and museum exhibits, will present clips of his work and host a corresponding discussion at 6:30 p.m. on April 2 in Murdock Hall Room 218.

MCLA Adds New Bachelor’s Degree In Communications, Plus Concentration In Digital Media Innovation
3/29/19
MCLA announces that it is adding a new bachelor’s degree program in communications, plus a concentration in digital media innovation, to be offered starting Fall 2019. Current MCLA students will also be able to transition into this major if they so desire. This new degree will be offered through the MCLA Department of English/Communications.

MCLA’s Next Green Living Talk To Focus On The Farm Bill
3/25/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the next Green Living Seminar will take place on Thursday, March 28, with a presentation on “The Farm Bill: What it is and What it Means for Farming in the U.S.,” by Justin Chase, director of Farmer Training Programs at Tufts New Entry Sustainable Farming Project in Lowell.

Bestselling Author Sarah Smarsh To Deliver MCLA’s Spring Public Policy Lecture
3/25/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces this spring’s public policy lecture will be presented by bestselling author Sarah Smarsh at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in the MCLA Church Street Center’s Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium.

MCLA Announces New Certificate Programs In Accounting And Network Security
3/20/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Department of Graduate and Continuing Education has announced that two new certificate programs in accounting and network security will be available this fall. Classes for these 21-credit programs will be held at MCLA-Pittsfield, 66 Allen Street.

Volunteers Needed For MCLA’s Spring Community Day Of Service April 13
3/20/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) encourages all community members to participate in the Spring Community Day of Service from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.

MCLA To Host Info Night For Graduate Programs April 2
3/20/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome Mariel Fiori as this spring semester’s Hardman Journalist-in-Residence. She’ll give a talk titled “Democracy and Journalism, the Hudson Valley, and What I Care About,” at 4 p.m. on March 28 in Murdock 218. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Journalist, Translator, Educator, And Entrepreneur Mariel Fiori To Be MCLA’s 2019 Hardman Journalist-In-Residence
3/14/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome Mariel Fiori as this spring semester’s Hardman Journalist-in-Residence. She’ll give a talk titled “Democracy and Journalism, the Hudson Valley, and What I Care About,” at 4 p.m. on March 28 in Murdock 218. Her talk is free and open to the public.

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces “RECONNECTING: MCLA ALUMNI SHOW” To Open On Thursday, March 28, 2019
3/12/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce “RECONNECTING: MCLA ALUMNI SHOW” the college’s first exhibition of alumni work at Gallery 51. The show will open on Thursday, March 28, 2019, and will remain on view through April 21, 2019. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 at Gallery 51.

MCLA To Hold Ribbon-Cutting At MCLA-Pittsfield Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12, 2019
3/11/19
MCLA and its Division of Graduate and Continuing Education will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the new Pittsfield location at 66 Allen Street, the College’s partnership with 1Berkshire, and the campus’s commitment to offering courses in Pittsfield.

MCLA’s Next Green Living Talk: 'Sustainable Dining at MCLA'
3/04/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the next Green Living Seminar will take place on Thursday, March 7, with a presentation on “Closing the Loop: Composting Food Waste” by Trevor Mance, owner of TAM Organics LLC, a commercial food and farm composting facility in Bennington, Vt.

MCLA’s Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department will host Harvard Professor Dr. Ieva Jusionyte March 7
3/01/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department will host Harvard Professor Dr. Ieva Jusionyte for a guest lecture at 6 p.m. on March 7, 2019, in Murdock Hall Room 218. Dr. Jusionyte’s lecture, titled “Wall as Weapon: Infrastructure, Injury, and Rescue on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” is free and open to the public.

MCLA’s Next Green Living Talk: 'Composting Food Waste'
2/22/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the next Green Living Seminar will take place on Thursday, March 7, with a presentation on “Closing the Loop: Composting Food Waste” by Trevor Mance, owner of TAM Organics LLC, a commercial food and farm composting facility in Bennington, Vt.

Registration For MCLA Summer Classes To Begin March 1
2/22/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that registration for summer class sessions will begin on March 1, 2019. Registration is open to all, from MCLA students to interested community members to Berkshire-based college students who are home for the summer and wish to earn additional credits toward their degree from another institution.

MCLA’s Writer-In-Residence To Offer Reading On March 6
2/21/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of English/Communications announces this semester’s writer-in-residence will be Joanna Ruocco, an assistant professor of English at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. She will offer a reading on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in MCLA Gallery 51.

MCLA BCRC To Host Arts Advocacy Training Feb. 25
2/21/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center will host a MASSCreative Local Arts Advocacy Training from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2019, at Gallery 51/Design Lab, 51 Main Street, North Adams.
 
MCLA Honors Program To Host Dr. Kimberly Juanita Brown Feb. 28
2/15/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome Dr. Kimberly Juanita Brown, author and the chair of gender studies/associate professor of English and Africana studies at Mount Holyoke College, to campus at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Murdock Hall, Room 218, as the inaugural installment of an annual lecture series presented by the College’s Honors Program.

MCLA's Next Green Living Talk: ‘Indoor Farming’
2/15/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the next Green Living Seminar will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28, with a presentation on “Indoor Farming: The Future of Food?” by James Mayer, a farmer at Grateful Greens in Stephentown, N.Y.

MCLA's Next Green Living Talk: ‘Farming In The City’
2/14/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the next Green Living Seminar will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, with a presentation on “Farming in the City” by Lydia Sisson, co-founder of Mill City Grows in Lowell.

MCLA English Reading Series, ‘Spring 19,’ To Begin Feb. 26
2/12/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Department of English/Communications announces this semester’s creative writing series, Spring 19, will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, when writers Anna Maria Hong and Julianna Spallholz present readings from their recent works.

MCLA’s Next Green Living Talk: 'New England Food Vision'
2/11/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the next Green Living Seminar will take place on Thursday, Feb. 14, with a presentation on “Realizing the New England Food Vision” by Julia Freedgood, assistant vice president of programs at America Farmland Trust.

MCLA Reschedules Ribbon-Cutting At MCLA-Pittsfield
2/11/19
Due to concerns regarding impending inclement weather, MCLA has rescheduled its grand opening and ribbon-cutting event in celebration of its new location for the College’s new Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, its partnership with 1Berkshire, and the campus’s commitment of offering courses in Pittsfield. This event previously was slated for Tuesday, Feb. 12.

MCLA To Hold Ribbon-Cutting At MCLA-Pittsfield
2/5/19
MCLA and its Division of Graduate and Continuing Education will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the new location, the College’s partnership with 1Berkshire, and the campus’s commitment to offering courses in Pittsfield.

Nominations Open For 2019 Educator Recognition Awards
1/30/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Community College (BCC), together with the Berkshire Superintendents’ Roundtable, announce that nominations are open for the 2019 Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award.

MCLA Announces 'Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference'
1/28/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it will hold the First Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference in the Berkshires, June 11-14, and has issued a call for papers. The conference will feature world-renowned activist, commentator, educator, poet, and writer Nikki Giovanni as the keynote speaker.

Next MCLA ‘GREEN LIVING’ Talk: How Cows 'Save The Planet'
1/28/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the next Green Living Seminar will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7, with a presentation on “Cows Save the Planet: Soil, Climate, and the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture,” presented by author and journalist Judith D. Schwartz.

MCLA To Hold 24th Annual Student Leadership Conference
1/28/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the campus will host the 24th Annual Student Leadership Conference, “Leaders of the Round Table,” on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gym.”

MCLA To Launch Public Humanities Initiative With $360K Grant
1/24/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has received a $360,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a public humanities initiative to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through community engagement, experiential learning opportunities, and a summer institute.

MCLA Named Top Four-Year Public College In MA For Gender Equality
1/22/19
As part of the ongoing Social Change Film Series and in collaboration with Williams College and Bennington College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a screening of “Rafiki,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Amsler Campus Center’s Sullivan Lounge.

MCLA To Host Next 'Social Change Series' Film
1/22/19
As part of the ongoing Social Change Film Series and in collaboration with Williams College and Bennington College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will present a screening of “Rafiki,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Amsler Campus Center’s Sullivan Lounge.

MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients For 120th Commencement Exercises
1/22/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 120th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.
This year's Commencement speaker will be Richard E. Neal, who represents the First Congressional District of Massachusetts in the United States Congress and chairs the House Ways and Means Committee. Chairman Neal will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree.

MCLA Announces 'Black History Month' Events For February
1/17/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that this year’s celebration of Black History Month include a number of events that are free and open to the public, including a one-man show performed by Emmy Award-winning actor Ron Jones, “The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle,” which will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, in Venable Theater in MCLA’s Amsler Campus Center.

MCLA Gallery 51 Announces First Exhibit of 2019 'Colour And Form: Beauty In Abstraction'
1/17/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce the first exhibition of 2019 “Colour and Form: Beauty in Abstraction” will open on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, and remain on view through March 16, 2019. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gallery 51.
 
MCLA To Hold Annual 'National Girls & Women In Sports Day'
1/16/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces it will host this year’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the James T. Amsler Campus Center Gym, on the second floor of the Center.

MCLA To Begin Spring Semester With Opening Breakfast
1/16/19
MCLA will mark the beginning of its spring 2019 semester with its traditional Opening Breakfast, where exciting news, updates, and upcoming campus happenings will be shared. Please join us for breakfast and learn what’s ahead for the College!

MCLA ‘Green Living’ Seminar Series To Begin Thursday, Jan. 31
1/10/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces the theme of the upcoming “Green Living Seminar Series” will be “Sustainable Food and Farming.” This 11-part series will begin on Thursday, Jan. 31, with a presentation on “Organic Certification: The Story Behind the Label” by Laura Davis, organic certification assistance coordinator and soil technical advisor for the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter.

MCLA Announces Fall 2018 Dean's List
1/10/19
MCLA is pleased to announce our Fall 2018 Dean's List. Undergraduate matriculated students who take a minimum of six credits during the semester and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.30 with no incomplete grades are placed on the semester's Dean's List.

MCLA Announces Grand Opening of New Pittsfield Location
1/8/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and its Division of Graduate and Continuing Education has announced that the campus’s location in Pittfield has changed from the Conte Federal Building to a building owned and occupied by 1Berkshire, at 66 Allen St.

MCLA, Habitat For Humanity Collaborate To Offer Tax Assistance To Area Residents In Need
1/7/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and its Department of Business Administration will partner with Habitat for Humanity to implement a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to provide income tax assistance to local residents in need through a new internship program for business and accounting students at MCLA.

MCLA Prof Publishes Articles About Elementary School Recess
1/4/19
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that the MCLA Jazz Band and MCLA Choir, along with MCLA students who take private lessons, will present the campus’s annual Jazz Winter Concert on Monday, Dec. 10.