Five College Multicultural Theater presents the WORD! Festival of staged student readings

WORD!, an annual presentation of student-written scripts dealing with issues of race and diversity, will be presented Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at New Africa House at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event is free and open to the public. 

Symposia to showcase research by Five College students

Five College students and community members are invited to attend several student symposia taking place throughout the month of April. Undergraduate students will be presenting their research in anthropology, ethnomusicology, geology and marine sciences. Their presentations offer a unique opportunity to see the work of students from all five campuses within a single discipline.

African Studies Community Dinner being held at Hampshire College

Thursday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Barn, Hampshire College

African food, music and conversation will be abundant at the Five College African Studies Community Dinner on March 28 at 5:30 at Hampshire College’s Red Barn. The Five College African Studies Council has sponsored the event for the past several years to connect students and faculty interested in African Studies.

Hampshire Gallery exhibition highlights works of Five College students

December 10–13, Hampshire College Art Gallery; reception Dec. 12, 6–8 p.m.

Artwork of students from each Five College campus will be on display at the Hampshire College Art Gallery from December 10 through December 13 in a show entitled, “It’s not about space, it’s about space.”

Five Colleges, PVTA, towns reach agreement to increase bus payments

A proposal by the Five College Consortium to increase its annual payment to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority by a total of $250,000 over the next four years has been accepted by PVTA and area municipalities.

PVTA’s costs are covered with a combination of federal and state subsidies, payments from towns and cities, and passenger fares. Since 1979 Five Colleges has agreed to pay PVTA the town portion of the cost of bus routes that include its campuses. This has been with the understanding that, to encourage bus use, Five College students do not have to pay fares.

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