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<< Schools Partnership engages hundreds of K-12 educators
An exploration of ways to inspire racial and social justice organized by the drew 130 K-12 teachers, college and high school students and higher education instructors from around western Massachusetts. The education dialogue was one of many examples of the partnership bringing together the energy and resources of Five College faculty members and classroom teachers.
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Dozens of K-12 educators, Five College professors and their students gathered in Holyoke for an education dialogue on the subject "Teacher and Student Leadership for Social and Racial Justice.” For more photos visit our SmugMug gallery.
Strategic plan sets new course for Museums10 >>
Museums10 celebrated its 10th anniversary by developing a strategic plan to strengthen its individual members by leveraging the shared resources of their collaboration. Composed of seven campus museums and three independent affiliates, Museums10 is probably best known for the joint exhibitions it has coordinated—Go Dutch!, Bookmarks and Table for 10—but it has also organized professional development workshops for its own staffs and for area K–12 educators, coordinated museum marketing efforts and successfully applied for hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding. Read more . . .
Navajo weaver Lynda Teller Pete discusses the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
exhibition "Dancers of the Nightway" in March. Photo by Noah Loving. For more photos, visit our SmugMug gallery.
<< Students take advantage of many venues for meeting each other and presenting work
Each year students have many opportunities to share their work with peers and the consortium community through symposia and performances. Below is a sampling of what has been taking place this year:
New Music Festival, UMass
Student Film and Video Festival, UMass
Innovative Language Learning Symposium, Mount Holyoke
Undergraduate Film Studies Conference, Mount Holyoke
Coastal and Marine Sciences Student Poster Session, Amherst
Ethnomusicology Student Symposium, Amherst
WORD! Five College Festival of Staged Readings, Mount Holyoke
Anthropology Undergraduate Student Conference, UMass
Digital Humanities Symposium, Amherst
Above: A scene from the photobooth at the Five College Orientation Social. Photo by Noah Loving. For more photos, visit our SmugMug gallery.
Schools Partnership hosts poetry celebration >>
In coordination with Mass Poetry, the Five College Partnership sponsored a daylong celebration of poetry in December at UMass, attracting hundreds of western Massachusetts middle and high school students to take workshops and hear performances by acclaimed poets, including Martin Espada, award-winning poet and UMass professor. Photo by Ben Barnhart. For more photos, visit our SmugMug gallery.
<< Tabletop exercise underscores value of emergency planning collaboration
A workshop in late November walked campus and community representatives through the process of collecting, distributing and administering vaccines in the event of a virus outbreak on the campuses. Organized by the Five College Emergency Preparedness Committee and hosted by UMass, the “tabletop exercise” was the latest in a series of efforts in recent years to coordinate campus responses to a spectrum of emergencies, from blizzards to shooters. Read more . . .
Ann Becker, UMass public health nurse and longtime Five College emergency preparedness committee member, makes a point during the November tabletop exercise. Photo by Noah Loving. For more photos, visit our SmugMug gallery.
50th-anniversary moment >>
During the intermission of the fall faculty dance concert at Mount Holyoke, State Representatives John Scibak and Ellen Story and State Senate President Stan Rosenberg read a resolution passed by the Massachusetts legislature commemorating Five Colleges’ 50th anniversary. Photo by Ben Barnhart. For more photos, visit our SmugMug gallery.
In March, Five Colleges hosted what has become a regular semester event: a reception for faculty and staff members of color. Photo by Ben Barnhart. For more photos, visit our SmugMug gallery.
Word Play: Five College Advanced
Studio exhibition opening >>Each year, Five Colleges supports an advanced studio course for top student artists from the five campuses. They work with an instructor throughout the semester to develop their art, and then display it in an exhibition at the end of the year. The 2015 show was held in December at Mount Holyoke. Photo by Noah Loving. For more photos, visit our SmugMug gallery.
Students from all five campuses spent 24 hours solving problems and innovating creative solutions at Mount Holyoke’s Hack Holyoke event in November. Photo by Noah Loving. For more photos, visit our SmugMug gallery.
Biomath Student Symposium >>
The Biomath program celebrated student accomplishments March 29 2016 at Smith College. Photo by Noah Loving. For more photos, visit our SmugMug Gallery.
Students from the five campuses traveled to Springfield on March 18 to meet with community organizations and learn ways to get involved in opportunities in the city. Photos by Noah Loving. For more photos from Springfield Bound, visit our SmugMug Gallery .
FCWSRC Open Reception >>
The Five College Women's Studies Research Center welcomed their new fellows with a reception at their office on September 24 2015. Photos by Noah Loving. For more photos, visit our SmugMug Gallery.
<< Doors to the World
The Five College Partnership Program hosted a meeting with teachers to continue work on their global literacy project, October 7, 2015. Photos by Noah Loving. For more photos visit our SmugMug Gallery.
"Between Girls" Reception >>
Museums10 member Hampshire College Art Gallery hosted a reception for photographer Karen Marshall and her exhibition, Between Girls: A Passage to Womanhood 1985-2015. Photo by Noah Loving. For more photos from the reception, visit our SmugMug Gallery.
<< African Studies Community Dinner
On October 29 2016, African Studies faculty, staff and students from the Five Colleges dined and danced together at Hampshire College's Red Barn.Photos by Noah Loving. For more photos from the dinner, visit our SmugMug Gallery.
Editor: Kevin Kennedy
Writer: Taliesin Nyala HC ’10
Photographer: Noah Loving UM ’19
Additional photography: Ben Barnhart