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Rockwell Donates Art to MCLA
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:53PM / Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jarvis Rockwell's "American" assemblages now hang in the foyer of Bowman Hall at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.   "It's a lot easier than taking it home," Rockwell joked as he pointed out some of his favorite tchotchke fixed to one of the assemblages at his reception Tuesday. "It's collage and I just began on one end and kept going until I ran out of space."   The assemblages of lightly draw lines and shapes scattered with small items of all sorts have been a fixture at DownStreet Art over the past few years and will most likely be familiar to anyone who has walked down main street.   "Jarvis

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MCLA to Begin First of Three Summer Course Sessions on May 22
03:02PM / Monday, May 08, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will begin the first of three summer course sessions on Monday, May 22, with a wide variety of classes presented in a range of online, hybrid and evening formats. Classes will be offered on the MCLA campus and in Pittsfield

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.

May 22-June 29

June 19-July 27

July 5-Aug. 10

Students may sign up for the first summer session through Monday, May 23. Registration for the second and third summer sessions is ongoing through the first day of class. For

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McCann Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll
02:57PM / Monday, May 08, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School has announced its third quarter honor roll for 2016-17 school year.

High Honors

Boudreau, Brian; Cristofolini, Lorenzo; Denault, Angela; Field, Mallory; Gardner, Makenzie; Gibeau, Allie; Gifford-Blasi, Ivy; Gigliotti, Chastity; Gigliotti, Katie; Gigliotti, Madison; Gorman, Kayla; Kendig, Caleb; Kipp, William; Lincoln, Rosalyn; Noel, Alexander; Oakes, Jacob; Pandell, Blaize; Parada, Ryan; Pecor, Robert; Rancourt, Amanda; Wojcik, Alexander; Wood, Elizabeth.

Boucher, Noah; Cahill, Alyssa; Charon, Ryan; Diesz, Natalie; Dix, James; Dowling, Aimee; Duquette, Amber; Favre, Joshua; Fuller, Hannah; Gamari, Daniel; Ingalls, Maisy; Kittler, Benn;

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MCLA Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society Inducts Students, Businessman
11:31AM / Friday, May 05, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently recognized the achievements of six business administration students, when they were inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 22.

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.
 
In addition, Daniel J. Trombley ’90, majority owner and manager of Alton and Westall Real Estate Agency in Williamstown, who serves as chair of the MCLA Foundation Board of Directors, was inducted as an honorary member of the organization.

"Dan

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McCann Tech Welding Grads Hope to Spark New Careers
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:24AM / Friday, May 05, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Certificates of completion were awarded Wednesday to the dedicated graduates of McCann Technical School's evening welding course, part of a workforce development program to train for manufacturing skills.    "This is a compressed course. You went through a lot of material in a very short period of time," metal fabrication instructor John Kline said. "You know how far you've come in the short seven weeks we had here. ...   "I hope you got a lot of out of it, and not just the hands-on welding but what you learned in the classroom as well. You not only learned how, you learned why. And you need

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MCLA Names Recipients of Berkshire County Educator Recognition
01:06PM / Monday, May 01, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced the recipients of the seventh annual Berkshire County Educator Recognition Award. This award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents and Berkshire Community College, was created to honor the region’s exceptional teachers.

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.

The recipients are Lisa Kelly Kane (Early Childhood – Community Setting), director of St. Paul's Children Center of Stockbridge; Robin Poirot (PreK-Grade 2), a kindergarten

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Sociology Major Names Newman Civic Fellow at MCLA
07:50PM / Friday, April 28, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts sophomore Maggie Whited of Lincoln, Mass., was selected by the Campus Compact as the College’s 2017 Newman Civic Fellow.

According to the Campus Compact, Fellows tackle community challenges, provide fresh energy and perspective, inspire and mobilize others, and develop their own skills and potential. Through service, research and advocacy, Newman Fellows make the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.

As one of this year's Newman Civic Fellows, Whited – who majors in sociology at MCLA, with

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MCLA Holding 25th Community Day of Service
12:57PM / Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will hold its 25th annual Community Day of Service on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at worksites throughout North Adams and the greater community.  

Everyone is invited to join in this effort, which will kick off at 9 a.m. at MCLA's Venable Gym in the Amsler Campus Center, with registration and a welcome by MCLA President James F. Birge, North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright and Spencer Moser, director of MCLA's Center for Service and Citizenship.

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

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