Beginning this fall, Five Colleges will offer a new express shuttle service between Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges. The consortium has contracted with Seemo Shuttle to run 11-passenger vans regularly Monday through Friday through the 2015–2016 academic year. The times of the shuttle runs will be slightly different than past years, so prospective passengers should consult a schedule for details.
Auditions on all five campuses, September 8–11, 2015, open to the public
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 and Voces Feminae as well as chamber music, medieval and Renaissance ensembles.
The Five College Schools Partnership is celebrating its 30th anniversary by organizing two national institutes, one exploring Native Americans of the region and the other focused on the value of global children’s picture books as teaching tools. Both institutes are aimed at helping K-12 teachers develop tools to make them more effective in the classroom.
Charles Mark, a longtime supporter of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, was honored recently at the Center by high school students he taught more than 50 years ago in Amityville, New York. Here they present him with a $2,500 check for language center scholarships in his name. From left: Five College Executive Director Neal Abraham, Language Center Director Amy Wordelman, Robert Silz, Charles Mark, Bruce Chattman and Lou Paris.
Charles Mark survived Nazi labor camp, fled Communist Czechoslovakia
Students from each of the colleges will be presenting their original research at several symposia and conferences this spring. Below is a list of the upcoming events that will feature student work and honor their achievements.
Ethnomusicology Certificate Celebration
Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m.
Amherst College, Arms Music Center, Room 7
Keynote: Martin Daughtry, associate professor of music at NYU
The Five College 2015 Jackie M. Pritzen Lecture by Lynn Morgan
April 9, 5:00 p.m. in Mary Woolley Hall’s New York Room at Mount Holyoke College
Four students from across the consortium will come together Thursday, March 26, to present their original scripts for the stage at the annual WORD! Festival. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. in the Red Barn at Hampshire College.
Students from the Five Colleges will compete to see who can best analyze big data and attract the interest of employers at the 2015 ASA DataFest competition—a unique collaboration between academe, students and industry that will be held March 27–29, 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. DataFest is an annual competition in which teams of up to five undergraduate students work to reveal insights from a large and rich data set.
Saturday March 7, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hampshire College Music and Dance Building Recital Hall; free admission
With a selection of student ensembles as varied as the campuses they represent, the 2015 Five College Jazz Festival will have something for all jazz fans. From big bands to small combos, vocal ensembles to improvising orchestras, these groups will feature the interpretive and improvisational skills of our students, under the dynamic direction of the Five College Jazz faculty.