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Emergency Medical Services Expo, Berkshire Mall, Sunday, May 17

BCC Fire Science and Criminal Justice Programs will be at the 6th Annual Emergency Medical Services of Berkshire County EMS Expo this Sunday May 17th at the Berkshire Mall from 11-6. BCC will have a table featuring information about their FS and CJ programs.

The Emergency Medical Services of Berkshire County (EMSCO) is holding its 6th Annual EMS Exposition on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event kicks off National EMS Week, which officially begins on Sunday, May 17, 2015, and recognizes the day-to-day life saving services provided by emergency medical services workers.

The Expo is geared to people of all ages; whether it’s a child eager to see the inside of an ambulance, a young adult interested in pursuing a career in public safety, or an adult looking for a detailed explanation of their local EMS providers, the expo caters to all visitors.

This event is free to the public!

There will be some really cool exhibits showcasing Berkshire County’s talented and dedicated EMS personnel and equipment that many of us take for granted until we really need it.
Activities and exhibits include:

11:30 Pull a Fire Truck event
13:00 Helicopter evolutions
14:00 Western Mass Technical Rescue Team
15:00 Vehicle extrication

BCC’s Journal of Student Visual Art and Creative Writing (Zine) celebration

On Wednesday the 22nd at 1:30 in library (first floor in the back), there will be a launch celebration for the 2015 issue of Zine (BCC’s journal of student visual art and creative writing), which is hot off the presses and en route from the printer.

Like last year, there will be available free copies of the journal, snacks, a slideshow of student visual art, and a reading given by several of our student writers.

Creative work presented by English faculty Neil McCabe, Matt Muller and Julianna Spallholz

On Tuesday the 21st at 12:15 in the SBA Lounge, English faculty Nell McCabe, Matt Muller, and I will read from our creative work.  I’m not sure precisely what Nell and Matt have up their sleeves, but I DO know that they’ve both been working on novels (and that Matt is also a poet).  I will be reading very short fiction, probably some older, probably some newer.  The reading will count for Forum credit.

Professors Brain Trautman and Don Lathrop will be presenting “Non-Proliferation and a Nuclear Free World”

A program titled Non-Proliferation and a Nuclear Free World will be presented by professors Brian Trautman and Don Lathrop April 21, 2015 in the Johnathan Library at 12:15.

Free and open to the public, refreshments are provided – Bartletts’ donuts, cider, apples, cheeses and more. -(Thank you, Karen Carreras-Hubbard)

Since late March, the library has been commemorating the upcoming 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the April 24-26th Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, with a powerful 40-poster exhibit and book display. The posters and display will be up for one more week- don’t miss it!



Nursing Alumna speaks about work in Bhutan and the Berkshires

Transforming Lives in Bhutan with a Solid Educational Foundation from BCC

WHO: Berkshire Community College (BCC) and Druk Zom, a BCC nursing alumnae.

WHAT: A FORUM featuring Druk Zom, a BCC nursing alumnae (Class of 2008), will share her journey from the mountain hills of Bhutan to the Berkshires. Beyond achieving personal and professional goals, she uses the skills she acquired through her BCC education to give back in America and Bhutan. The event is sponsored by BCC’s Diversity Committee.

WHERE: BCC, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, K111

WHEN: Thurs., April 9 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

DETAILS: The event is free and open to the public. FORUM credit is available for BCC students.

1 Berkshire Entrepreneurial Meetup

1Berkshire Entrepreneurial Meetup
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street, Pittsfield Mass.


Join Scott Kirchner, founder of Mad Macs, for an informal conversation about his experience launching and growing a successful start-up in the Berkshires.

In 1998, Apple Computers had been in decline for almost ten solid years. Refusing to believe that these wonderful machines had seen the last of their glory days, Scott Kirchner jumped on board and began to row what others considered a sinking ship.

In a parallel universe some 3,000 miles away in Cupertino, California at about the same time Mad Macs was founded, the iMac was born. This kickstarted Apple into a design revolution that birthed the iPod, iPhone, and the iPad and ultimately catapulted the company to become one of the largest and most lucrative businesses in the world.

Email info@1berkshire.com with questions.


Why entrepreneurial meetups?

1Berkshire is facilitating a series of meetups which gather local entrepreneurs together to engage and network, as well as allow 1Berkshire to share resources with this important community. The first meetup on February 27 was a success, with 15-20 current or potential entrepreneurs arriving at The Marketplace Cafe in Pittsfield for low-key shop talk with Paul LeBlanc, owner and founder of Zogics.

The term ‘meetup’ entered the popular lexicon in 2002, when the social networking website meetup.com was launched. Today, meetups are held across the globe and bring people of like-interests together. Although 1Berkshire’s Entrepreneurial Meetups are not powered by meetup.com, these events will be organized in a similar way: as opportunities for entrepreneurs in the region to drop into a coffee shop or gather together at a bar after work to have casual, organic conversations about issues and ideas related to their businesses.