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MCLA Opens 125th Year With New Strategies, Initiatives

The college will celebrate its quasquicentennial in 2019 with a series of events, exhibitations, signage and celebrations. President Jamie Birge announced the anniversary along with other college news as the spring semester kickoff breakfast held in the Centennial Room on Tuesday morning.

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BCC, MCLA Align Community Health Programs

As the population ages, there is a burgeoning need for community health educators. Berkshire Community College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has recognized that need and on Tuesday signed an articulation agreement to start training those professionals.

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MassPIRG Pushing to Increase Voter Turnout at MCLA

While turnout was low in the last mid-terms in 2014, only 16 percent, MCLA students turned out in numbers of 47 percent and 55 percent in 2012 and 2016, respectively.

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MCLA, General Dynamics Demonstrate STEM Opportunities

Massachusetts' economy relies heavily on jobs in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. About 17 percent of all jobs in the commonwealth are related to STEM ó a third higher than the national average.

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MCLA Welcomes 10 New Faculty Members

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently welcomed 10 new, full-time faculty members, including nine assistant professors and one instructor, to eight departments on campus.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Featured Speaker at MCLA's Dukakis Lecture

Also speaking this fall will be Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, and Galen Nelson, senior director of innovation and industry support at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

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MCLA Opens Year With Plans to Enhance Programming, Raise Visibility

At the annual campus breakfast marking the start of the semester, college President James Birge detailed some of the priorities designed to "position MCLA to strengthen and enhance the college," including enrollment.

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MCLA Academy Prepares Incoming Students for STEM Careers

Now in its sixth year, the academy offers five days on campus meeting professors and likely classmates and trying out the labs in the new Feigenbaum Center for Science & Innovation. The program is entirely funded by Berkshire Bank.

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Local Students Graduate From College-Sponsored Summer Academy

The Summer Academy program, first instituted in 2016, has been designed to give motivated young adults a headstart into college by providing them with two free college courses; Statistics 101 and English 101, both of which award three college credits upon completion.

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Leadership Academy Offers Revitalization Ideas for North Adams

This past Friday saw a singular bump in attendance as members of the Berkshire Leadership Academy saw an opportunity to share data and impressions they've collected on the city over the past two weeks. Some of the 67 participants of the program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts mingled with residents, business and community leaders as the gathering spilled onto Eagle Street and the sidewalk.

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MCLA Welcomes New Leadership

MCLA President James F. Birge said he is thrilled that MacDonald-Dennis, Puc, Williams and Ziomek will fill these important leadership positions on campus.

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MCLA Announces Recipients of Berkshire County Educator Recognition Awards

This award, presented by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College, was created to honor the regionís exceptional teachers.

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MCLA Graduates Told to Find a Career that Captures Heart, Mind

Stephanie Wilson, a member of a select group of humans who have rocketed into space, told the graduating class of 2018 at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts that she hoped that her generation has done its job correctly serving as mentors to their generation.

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BCC, MCLA Agreement Creates Pathway to Physical Therapy Doctorate

Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts signed an articulation agreement on Thursday that opens the opportunity for a four-year degree in health sciences with a concentration in pre-physical therapy to BCC graduates.

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MCLA Announces Dennis Scholarship Winner

A psychology major with a minor in applied behavior analysis, Sarno is a two-time URC participant.

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MCLA Names Winner of Innovation Challenge

The challenge aims to match entrepreneurial students with resources and networking opportunities that will help them to make their ideas a reality.

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MCLA Presents 'Into the Woods'

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on April 21, 21, 27 and 28, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 29, in Venable Theater on the MCLA campus. A talkback will take place after the 8 p.m. show on Saturday, April 28.

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MCLA's Delta Mu Delta Inducts Students, Honors Alumna

The new members of Delta Mu Delta are seniors Oscar Castro, Kolumbia Cook, Taylar Jackson, Khalil Kareh, Stephen LaForest, Yueqi Li, Kate T. Reardon, Adam Trent Sams and Christopher S. Tetlow and junior Molly Elizabeth Murphy.

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Q&A: Former FBI Agent Clint Watts on Social Media Manipulation

NBC News contributor and former FBI agent Clint Watts spoke at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' spring public policy lecture last week about the attacks and implications from the Russian propaganda campaign.

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Berkshire County Sixth-Graders 'Go to College'

On Wednesday, students from Williamstown Elementary, Hoosac Valley and Undermountain Elementary visited Berkshire Community College, rotated through three sessions and enjoyed a free pizza lunch.

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Berkshire County Resident Awarded Hart Scholarship

A resident of Berkshire County for the past 16 years, White is a transfer student from Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. She is completing her undergraduate degree in biology at MCLA. Within her biology major, White is particularly interested in genetic recombination.

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MCLA President Appointed to Two Local Boards of Directors

His participation on these two boards augments the college's outreach to the greater community as MCLA continues to maintain and expand vital connections throughout the Berkshires.

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New Member Joins MCLA Board of Trustees

Burdick joined General Dynamics in Pittsfield in 1995, when she began work at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. In 2002, Burdick became the marketing and public relations manager for General Dynamics Mission Systems, before she assumed the position of senior manager of marketing and public relations for the company in 2014.

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Regional Science Fair Draws More Than 60 Budding Scientists

High school students from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties gathered in the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts gymnasium Friday to vie for a spot in the state science fair and heard from keynote speaker Jeffrey Thomas, founder and executive director of Lever, a startup incubator.

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MCLA Rolls Out New Career Development Platform

The Career Trail Online includes professional development training and assistance; a place to post resumes and search for jobs, as well as a place for employers to search for recent graduates; allows students to make career counseling appointments at CSSE; and provides ways for students to connect directly with MCLA alumni or an employer who is willing to be a mentor.

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