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New Brochure Identifies Invasive Species at Windsor Lake

A student environmental project at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has produced a brochure and more extensive booklet identifying invasive species at Windsor Lake.

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MountainOne Provides Funding for Scholarships for MCLA Camps

NBUW and WCC will work closely with area youth agencies to refer young people into the summer programs and coordinate transportation when needed.

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MCLA Alumna Named Scope Educator of the Year

This Educator Alumni Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding state university educator alumni who work or have worked in a Massachusetts public pre-K or K-12 school.

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MCLA to Host North County Eighth-Grade Career Fair

Funded in part by a $7,500 grant from the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in Pittsfield, and sponsored by MCLA and the Berkshire Compact for Education, the fair will help students learn about different types of jobs and careers so that they can make informed decisions about course selection in high school and begin to think about higher education and a career.

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Math Major Wins MCLA's '29 Who Shine' Award

In addition to two years of service to the Adams Youth Center program as a mentor and a tutor, LaVoice is the creator of the "Pathways to College" program, which sends MCLA students to Drury High School in North Adams to help the younger students with professional development and college access-related activities.

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Tells MCLA Grads to 'Get in the Way'

Lewis would join King and the Civil Rights Movement and help organize the 1963 March on Washington as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He would be arrested 40 times, and five more while representing Georgia's 5th District.

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Rockwell Donates Art to MCLA

Jarvis Rockwell's "American" assemblages now hang in the foyer of Bowman Hall at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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MCLA to Begin First of Three Summer Course Sessions on May 22

Each year, MCLA designs summer course offerings for both traditional and non-traditional college students, as well as high school students who want to get a head start on college.

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MCLA Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society Inducts Students, Businessman

The new members of Delta Mu Delta are seniors Jordan R. Meredith, Brianne Murray O'Rourke, Brian Harper, Tyler V. Panetti and Liza Scranton and junior Nicole Hastry.

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MCLA Names Recipients of Berkshire County Educator Recognition

This year's recipients will be recognized on Thursday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218, on the MCLA campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sociology Major Names Newman Civic Fellow at MCLA

As one of this year's Newman Civic Fellows, Whited – who majors in sociology at MCLA, with minors in social work and child and family studies – joins 200 other student leaders who represent Campus Compact member colleges and universities from 36 states and Washington, D.C.

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MCLA Holding 25th Community Day of Service

According to Moser, this year is special in that it marks the 25th anniversary of this annual spring day of service. Participants will meet in the larger Venable Gym because the event has outgrown its previous location in the MCLA Church Street Center.

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MCLA Makes It Official With Inauguration of President Birge

James F. "Jamie" Birge hadn't intended to become a college president. After interviewing dozens of presidents of colleges large and small, private and public, for his dissertation in leadership studies, he came away with the impression it was too difficult, too demanding and fraught with financial pressures.

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'Farm to Hand' Food Truck Wins MCLA's First Entrepreneur Challenge

Twenty-seven teams of two to five students entered the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge last fall, the first-ever competition held by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and funded by the Feigenbaum Fund and Jack and Susy Wadsworth. After months of research, planning, and guidance by mentors, four finalist teams stood to present their business plans.

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'Dear World' Project to Visit MCLA

"Dear World" is an interactive project that explores the subtle and powerful connections between students, faculty and staff at college campuses around the world. To date, the organization has taken more than 50,000 portraits.

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MCLA Appoints Two to Board of Trustees

Therrien has served in this capacity since August 2016 when she was first elected to serve the remainder of the term of that vacant seat. Therrien is the director of trust and estate administration at Williams College. Reilly is president emeritus of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Education Society and a school committee member of the Northern Berkshire Regional Vocational Technical High School (McCann Tech).

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North Adams Arts Commission Gets First Public Art Proposal

Griffin Labbance, a residence director at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, is hoping to engage college artists in decorating one of the college's entry points and came to the commission seeking guidance. Montana is a one-way street owned by the city that runs between the main campus and the Townhouse dormitories. The back of Bowman Hall and the entrance to the Amsler Campus Center were redone a few years ago to create a more attractive entrance and pathways into the quad and more parkin

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Williamstown Asked to Expand Village Business District

For the second time in three years, Williams College is asking the town to expand the Village Business District, but this time it is not to allow a new development. The college’s Jamie Art was in front of the Board of Selectmen on Monday to ask it to pass along a formal request to the Planning Board to develop a warrant article for May’s Annual Town Meeting that will expand the commercial district to include the Taconic Clubhouse.

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MCLA Professor Begins 'The 50 Card Project'

As part of her project, Mowinski will send cards to President Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and other key figures in the Trump Administration. She hopes to remind them of what is important.

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MCLA Announces Spring Preview Days

Check in for each Spring Preview Day begins at 10:45 a.m. in the Center for Science and Innovation. The program will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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MCLA to Present Student Leadership Conference

Registration for this event, open to college and high school students, will remain open through Thursday, Feb. 2. This event is free to all members of the MCLA community, and $40 for those from other campuses. The cost includes breakfast, lunch and a snack.

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MCLA Athletic Director to Serve on Division III Management Council

Mooney is one of 19 members on the Council. Her appointment takes effect immediately and will run through 2021. She said she is excited to promote MCLA and the Massachusetts State Athletic Conference in the process.

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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Speaking at MCLA Commencement

This year's keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement who, as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups to organize the 1963 March on Washington. Lewis will receive an honorary doctor of public service.

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MCLA Recognized for Community Service

According to Spencer Moser, director of MCLA's Center for Service and Citizenship, the college's inclusion on the 2016 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is a reflection of the thoughtful and strong partnerships that the campus has with organizations throughout the community.

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MCLA Students Elected to Lead Commonwealth Honors Program

Junior Jackie Ordway, an English/communications major from Lunenburg, is the committee's president. In addition, junior Nicole Hastry of North Attleboro, who majors in business administration, was selected as the group's vice president.

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