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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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MCLA Names Jorge Professor of Education

Based on his work as a principal investigator for the National Science Foundation-funded "Teaching to Learn" project and his role as a Massachusetts Science Ambassador, Stroud plans to continue to push for systemic change in science education, in grades pre-K through 16.

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MCLA's Delta Mu Delta Inducts 10 Into Zeta Zeta Chapter

Zeta Zeta, the MCLA chapter of Delta Mu Delta, was chartered in 1992. Delta Mu Delta recognizes and rewards scholastic achievement in business subjects and promotes scholarship in training for business.

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MCLA's 'Henry V' Features All-Female Cast

According to the play's director, Laura Standley, an associate professor of theater at MCLA, the adaptation highlights some of the conflicts in our society today.

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MCLA to Host 2nd Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference

The second annual Berkshire Natural History Conference will feature presentations by local and regional naturalists as well as acclaimed authors on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Church Street Center.

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MCLA to Host Open House for Prospective Students

In addition to touring the campus, prospective students and families can learn more about the admissions and financial aid process; student life; attend an academic program overview; and explore the many opportunities MCLA has to offer, such as internships, study abroad, our honors program and undergraduate research.

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MCLA to Hold Open Houses For MBA, MEd Degrees

Two open houses will be held: on Monday, Oct. 24, in the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield; and on Tuesday, Oct. 25, on the MCLA campus in Bowman Hall, room 217. Both events will begin at 6 p.m.

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MCLA Alumni Association Announces 2016 Awards

This year's recipients included Peter Abuisi '66, who received the Outstanding Educator Emeritus Award; The Honorable Representative Michelle Dubois '06, who received the MCLA Alumni Humanitarian Award; Michelle Kirby '90, who received the MCLA Outstanding Educator Award; Benjamin Lamb '07, who received the MCLA Young Alumnus Award; Buffy Duringer Lord '98, who received the MCLA Outstanding Service to the College Award; and Dr. Katherine Foster Warren '82, who was presented with the MCLA Disting

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MCLA to Hold Fall Day of Service

Volunteers will gather in the Venable Gym in MCLA's Amsler Campus Center at 9 a.m. to enjoy a light breakfast and be welcomed by MCLA President James F. Birge and North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright. Work will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until noon. Volunteers should feel free to stop by any of the service sites for whatever amount of time they may have to help.

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MCLA's Improving Teacher Quality Grant Extended

The grant, which began in 2013, serves Berkshire County preschool through second grade teachers by providing rich opportunities for them to learn about and implement the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education model.

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MCLA Professor to Receive 'Friend of Art Education of the Year Award'

Donovan was selected for her passion and dedication to creative learning and the arts, for the great work she does in the field of art education, and for her contributions to teaching and learning in Massachusetts, according to the MAEA Awards Committee.

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MCLA Holds 20th Annual Golf Classic

This annual event brings together community members and local businesses to support the college’s athletics programs. The tournament drew a field of 20 teams, which competed for gross and net prizes.

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