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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"As managing partner of the Keator Group, Frederick has been recognized by numerous organizations as one of America's top independent financial advisors and will bring a wealth of knowledge to MCLA," Birge said. "Over the years, the Keator family has been a great supporter of the College and I look forward to working with him as we continue to advance the work of MCLA."
The minor is closely tied to MCLA's design thinking curriculum. Design thinking, a new process for problem-solving that uses methods from traditional science and the humanities, will be part of the new "Principles of Entrepreneurship" course, according to Zachary Feury, project coordinator of the Feigenbaum Leads Initiative at MCLA.
Over the past decade, MCLA's clean energy and sustainability initiatives resulted in a 19 percent reduction in campus greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of removing 232 cars from the road – despite a 14 percent growth in campus square footage.
Also in FPA, students may access minors in dance and music production. Already, a number of students who focus on theater and arts management have added the dance minor, according to Laura Standley, associate professor of theater.