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E3 Academy Exhibit Looks Social, Civil Rights Issues
By Ashlynn Marcil, iBerkshires Intern
03:34PM / Wednesday, May 02, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. ー The E3 Academy will be opening an interactive exhibition that covers social and civil  rights issues in connection to the community of North Adams.    "The Many Faces of North Adams" opens on Thursday, May 3, with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main St. It runs through May 29.   The E3 Academy, which stands for Effort, Employability and Essential skills and knowledge, is a competency-based program of Drury High School. The program features a non-traditional classroom setup using service-learning projects for students at risk of leaving school.   Through the work on this service learning

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BCC Phi Theta Kappa Scholars Honored at State House Ceremony
04:09PM / Friday, April 27, 2018
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BOSTON — Two Berkshire Community College students were honored by the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office at a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on April 18.

Iolani DeRis and Bridget Wnukowski were among a small group of scholars honored as the highest academic achievers of the community colleges system and were presented with medallions and certificates for being named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team.

Every year, MCCEO hosts this event at the State House in Boston to showcase the best and brightest of the 15 college system. The event is co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, and the

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MCLA Announces Dennis Scholarship Winner
04:01PM / Friday, April 27, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — This year's recipient of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Pamela P. Dennis '82 Scholarship is junior Bri Sarno of Ashland, Mass., who received the award at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Conference on April 19.

A psychology major with a minor in applied behavior analysis, Sarno is a two-time URC participant. In spring 2017 she and fellow students examined the relationship between aggression and driving behavior. This year, she presented a study that focused on her investigation of different reinforcement schedules involving duration requirements and reinforcement delays.

Recipients of the Pamela P. Dennis ’82 Scholarship must

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MCLA Names Winner of Innovation Challenge
03:55PM / Friday, April 27, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts senior Shannon Cahill of Grafton was the winner of the college's second annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Her winning idea was for "Greylock Sound," a performing arts booking and promotion agency she co-founded in December 2017.

The challenge aims to match entrepreneurial students with resources and networking opportunities that will help them to make their ideas a reality. Also recognized at the competition as the runner-up was senior Ashley Anderson of Springfield, for "Kumba," a cross-platform, digital mental health counseling mobile phone application

For her winning idea, Cahill

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Concert Benefits Girls Empowerment
02:30PM / Friday, April 20, 2018
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EGREMONT, Mass. — Miss Hall's School seniors Anna Kim and Tiffany Luu will host a fundraising concert titled "Girls Aloud! Advocating Girls Empowerment" on Sunday, April 29, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn on South Main Street.  

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Berkshire HorseWorks, a 501c3 based in Richmond that provides EAGALA Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to those at risk and equine-assisted team building for organizations of all kinds. Kim has been interning at the organization during her senior year as part of the school's Horizons program.

Tickets are limited.General admission is $15,and the student price is

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MCLA Presents 'Into the Woods'
02:20PM / Friday, April 20, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' 2017-18 theater season, "We the People," will culminate with the theater program's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," which will open on Friday, April 20.

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on April 20, 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. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at 413-662-5123 or go online.

Directed by Jeremy Winchester, assistant professor of theater at MCLA, the show

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BCC Students to be Inducted Into National Honor Society
01:08PM / Friday, April 20, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College will hold an induction ceremony for students joining the Xi Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on Tuesday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Boland Theatre of the Koussevitzky Arts Center on the college's main campus in Pittsfield.

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of junior and community colleges in the United States. The purpose of the society is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students.

To be eligible for membership, students with freshman standing (12 to 29 credits) must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or better. Students with a sophomore standing (30 or more credits) must have achieved

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MCLA's Delta Mu Delta Inducts Students, Honors Alumna
12:51PM / Friday, April 20, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently recognized the achievements of 10 business administration students when they were inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 7. Also inducted into Delta Mu Delta was Maria L. LaValley, Class of 1989, an administration assistant for the offices of athletic training, business administration and sociology.

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.
 
LaValley was inducted as an

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Q&A: Former FBI Agent Clint Watts on Social Media Manipulation
By Ashlyn Marcil , iBerkshires intern
06:13PM / Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — NBC News contributor and former FBI agent Clint Watts spoke at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' spring public policy lecture on Wednesday evening, April 4 about the attacks and implications from the Russian propaganda campaign.    Watts earned a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and a master's degree from Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Calif.   He is the author of "Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News," which reveals how malefactors use social media information. He testified before the

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North Adams, Adams-Cheshire Creating Panel to Study Shared Superintendency
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — School officials are hoping to find ways to collaborate but they want much more information before they decide to start at the top.    North Adams and Adams-Cheshire Regional school committees have agreed to create a subcommittee to gather some solid data on the benefits and challenges of sharing a school superintendent. Described as a "unique opportunity" by Adams-Cheshire Chairman Paul Butler, the proposal also has numerous unknowns.    The idea is being pushed by the looming departure of Adams-Cheshire's Superintendent Robert Putnam, who retires at the end of June. The regional school district is taking a two-pronged

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