This spring, there are several opportunities to learn from Five College students about their original work and to celebrate their accomplishments. Information about all upcoming Five College events can be found at fivecolleges.edu/calendar.
Because Amherst College was closed due to a snow emergency on Thursday, February 9, classes will be held on the first makeup date, Monday, May 1, 2017, and will follow a Thursday schedule. No other deadlines or event dates will change as a result of this makeup day.
The 2017 Five College Jackie Pritzen Lecture
Thursday, March 9, 4:30 p.m., Holden Theater, Amherst College
As the 2017 Five College Jackie Pritzen lecturer, Wendy Woodson will talk about the different surprises and challenges in her work as an interdisciplinary artist in dance, theater and video and as an artist in academia. Woodson, the Roger C. Holden 1919 Professor of Theater and Dance at Amherst College, is a choreographer, director, writer and video artist.
The Association for Asian Studies has awarded its 2017 Buchanan Prize to Anne Prescott, director of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, for her work as editor and co-author of the book East Asia in the World: An Introduction.
At a brief ceremony on September 15 attended by campus officials and developers, Five Colleges, Incorporated broke ground on for its Library Annex on a site it has purchased in Hatfield, Massachusetts.
For 25 years, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center has been initiating and supporting projects dedicated to engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. Through workshops, fellowships and seminars, the center has become a forum for students, scholars and community members. In celebration of their anniversary, the center is hosting a robust series of events this fall:
Friday, Sept. 16
Important Information Concerning Current Drought Conditions
As you may know, western Massachusetts is currently experiencing drought conditions. Drought management plans and water conservation measures are being put in place throughout the area. The town of Amherst has, since the beginning of August, imposed mandatory water conservation measures. The campuses of Amherst, Hampshire, and UMass have put in place their own measures. For information on various regional water conservation plans, please click below:
The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and community members interested in auditioning to sing or play in one or more ensembles, including the Collegium choir, Baroque Orchestra (modern string players and adventurous pianists are encouraged to try this!) and chamber music, medieval and renaissance ensembles and Voces Feminae. The auditions are "painless" experiences, held at all the campuses.
The Seemo Shuttle express service will not doing its regular runs Mount Holyoke and Smith during exam week. There will be one run from Mount Holyoke to Smith on Wednesday, May 4 at 1:05 p.m., and a return trip from Smith to Mount Holyoke at 4:10 p.m.
May 16 keynote address at Museums10 Summit open to the public
Renowned arts educator Patty Bode will discuss the ways museums can engage with their communities and broaden their audiences in the 21st century, in a keynote address at the fourth annual summit of Valley-based collaborative Museums10 on Monday, May 16.