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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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New Trustee Joins MCLA Board

"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."

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MCLA Adds New Minor in Entrepreneurship

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.

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Berkshires Beat: MCLA Recognized for 'Outstanding Energy and Environmental Efforts'

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.

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MCLA Announces New Performing Arts Programs

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.

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MCLA Recognizes Adams Scholarship Recipients

Birge took a moment to welcome the students to MCLA and tout the school as a possible option for the honored students. He rolled out some new programs and lauded the school's efforts to be an affordable liberal arts college that integrates service with academic study.

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MCLA Students Seeking Community Input on Concussion Survey

The survey was developed using SurveyMonkey and the students say "input will help us understand how this issue may impact the future of participation in youth sports."

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Q&A: Journalist, CNN Analyst Toobin Talks About the Current News Engagement

The last 10 months have been exhausting and invigorating for political and legal journalists, says CNN political analyst and legal writer Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin was the speaker at last week's annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture series at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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MCLA to Hold Fall Preview Days, Open House Events

According to Gina Puc, MCLA’s director of admission, Open Houses and Preview Days are convenient ways for prospective students to see the campus for the first time and to learn more about MCLA’s academic programs and campus life.

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MCLA Announces Distinguished Alumni Awards

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announces that this year's Distinguished Alumni Awards were given to Jamal Ahamad '11, Wayne A. Soares '89, Susan A. Bell '97, Russell J. Pearce '60, Daniel J. Trombley '90 and Ellen L. Kennedy '83, who were honored at an awards ceremony as part of MCLA's annual reunion weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 23.