Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Simon's Rock News

Rocker Awarded Fellowship to Study Ferns with Experts

July 13, 2017
Jessie Parrott '16 has been awarded a Torrey Botanical Society Undergraduate and Graduate Student Training Fellowship to study at the Eagle Hill Institute in Maine with two experienced scientists.
Award-Winning Poet Eileen Myles to Speak at Simon's Rock

Award-Winning Poet Eileen Myles to Speak at Simon's Rock

June 01, 2017
Poet, writer, and feminist icon Eileen Myles will read from selected works during a talk at Bard College at Simon's Rock on Friday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. in the Kellogg Music Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Planting Passions at Simon's Rock

May 11, 2017
Every college has popular communal gathering spots--be it a dining hall, student union, or quad. Simon's Rock goes one better. In late winter and early spring, the greenhouse attached to the Fisher science building acts as a magnet for a cross-section of students, faculty, and staff.
Feminine Mystic Conference to Explore Women's Religious Authority

Feminine Mystic Conference to Explore Women's Religious Authority

May 10, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock and Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon will host "The Feminine Mystic: American Prophetesses and the Politics of Religious Experience," Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Teen Vogue Writer and Political Activist Lauren Duca to Deliver Commencement Speech at Bard College at Simon's Rock

Teen Vogue Writer and Political Activist Lauren Duca to Deliver Commencement Speech at Bard College at Simon's Rock

May 10, 2017
Lauren Duca, award-winning writer and Teen Vogue contributing editor, will address graduates at the 48th commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon's Rock: The Early College on Saturday, May 20, at 11:00 a.m.

A Hackathon on Social Change and Open Data

April 25, 2017
On a recent weekend, the Fisher Science and Academic Center was home to the first-ever hackathon hosted by the school's computer science club.

Simon's Rock Hosted Early College Conference and Summit

April 24, 2017
Educational, cultural, and civic organizations from across the region met at the Early College Conference and Summit at Bard College at Simon's Rock on April 21 and 22, 2017. The theme of the two-day forum "The Architecture of Partnership: Connection, Collaboration, Conviviality," is designed to foster inter-organizational conversations and alliances centered around educational innovation.

'Almost, Maine' Opens April 21 at Simon's Rock

April 21, 2017
The Theatre Program at Bard College at Simon's Rock presents John Cariani's Almost, Maine on April 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th in the Daniel Arts Center's McConnell Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public.
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks to Speak at Simon's Rock

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks to Speak at Simon's Rock

April 14, 2017
Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, will deliver the 21st annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Bard College at Simon's Rock on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center.
Asma Abbas Wins Fulbright Scholar Grant

Asma Abbas Wins Fulbright Scholar Grant

April 06, 2017
Asma Abbas, Associate Professor of Politics and Philosophy and Emily H. Fisher Faculty Fellow, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to serve as Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, spring 2018.
'What A Heart Loves' Brings Shakespeare to Great Barrington

'What A Heart Loves' Brings Shakespeare to Great Barrington

April 03, 2017
If William Shakespeare were alive today, college senior Regan Humphrey would likely be his protégé. As it is, Humphrey seems to have channeled the famous playwright in her first romantic comedy titled "What A Heart Loves." The show will open in style — Shakespearean, as it were — in April at the newly renovated Saint James Place in Great Barrington, Mass. Complete with iambic pentameter, Humphrey balances wit and wisdom with grace in the five-act play, which promises all the mischief, mayhem and matchmaking befitting the Bard himself.
Equity and Inclusion in Food is Theme of Fourth Annual ThinkFOOD Conference

Equity and Inclusion in Food is Theme of Fourth Annual ThinkFOOD Conference

March 28, 2017
The Center for Food Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock will hold its fourth annual ThinkFOOD Conference on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Kellogg Music Center. Seating is limited. Registration is required: ThinkFOOD conference.
Artist's Talk and Photography Exhibit by Simon's Rock Alumnus Jan Staller

Artist's Talk and Photography Exhibit by Simon's Rock Alumnus Jan Staller

March 27, 2017
Photographer and alumnus Jan Staller (class of 1971) returns to Bard College at Simon's Rock to talk about his photography career on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Uncommon Journeys special speaker series celebrating the unique paths and extraordinary successes of Simon's Rock alumni.
South Berkshire Concerts to Feature Premier Performance

South Berkshire Concerts to Feature Premier Performance

March 24, 2017
The South Berkshire Concert Series will present the adventurous violist Stephanie Griffin and the veteran new music pianist Cheryl Seltzer on Sunday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. in Kellogg Music Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Griffin and Seltzer will perform an exciting and challenging program of works for viola and piano, including "Sonata para Viola y Piano (2015)" written especially for these performers by the distinguished Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra, the "Arpeggione" Sonata by Schubert, and works by Wolpe, Mamlok, Babbitt, and Ms Griffin herself.
Linguist and Alumnus John McWhorter is Uncommon Journeys Speaker

Linguist and Alumnus John McWhorter is Uncommon Journeys Speaker

March 24, 2017
Linguist and alumnus John McWhorter returns to Bard College at Simon's on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Daniel Arts Center for a freestyle conversation with professor Brendan Mathews about McWhorter's life, career, and longstanding association with Simon's Rock.
Alumna Molly McCully Brown to Read from Award-Winning Book

Alumna Molly McCully Brown to Read from Award-Winning Book

March 21, 2017
Author, poet, and alumna Molly McCully Brown returns to Simon's Rock on Monday, March 27 at 4:00 p.m. in Blodgett House to read from her new book The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017).
Sophomore Ckahlysia Walker Accepted to Marines

Sophomore Ckahlysia Walker Accepted to Marines

March 07, 2017
Ckahlysia "Clyde" Walker, a sophomore at Simon's Rock, is not your typical college student. Last fall, Clyde was accepted to highly selective Marine Corp Delayed Entry Program (DEP) and will be heading out to boot camp after commencement in May.
Professor Maryann Tebben Writes About Italian/American Sauces

Professor Maryann Tebben Writes About Italian/American Sauces

March 06, 2017
Dr. Maryann Tebben returns to gastronomic pursuits in her most recent publication "Semiotics of Sauce: National Identity and Naming of Pasta Sauces" in Representing Italy Through Food (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017).

Students Hold Concert to Benefit the Clinton Church Restoration Project

March 02, 2017
Bard College at Simon's Rock students organized a concert and raffle to benefit the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church restoration project. The event on Saturday, February 25th raised $1300.

The Simon's Rock Community Mourns the Passing of Beloved Professor Nancy Yanoshak

February 28, 2017
Nancy Yanoshak, dearly loved Simon's Rock colleague, teacher, and friend, passed away on February 25. She died peacefully at home with her spouse, Sandie Smith, beside her.