Celebration Weekend

October 17-19, 2014
Schedule of Events

A final schedule of events will be distributed upon your arrival at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk.

PLEASE NOTE: Any changes or updates to the schedule during the course of Celebration Weekend will be posted at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk and on the web (highlighted in gray).

Current as of: 10/17/14 10:30am

 

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

 

Friday, October 17

 
8:30 am - 8 pm  Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets.
 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm  Various Office Hours
If you need to visit any of our business offices, please note that they will only be open on Friday, October 17.

9:30 am  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides 
Depart from the Judith Pick Eissner ’64 Admissions Center

10 am - 4 pm  Selected Art Faculty Exhibition 
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
New work by Kate Leavitt (Printmaking), Janet Sorensen (Painting), and Joanne Vella (Painting).

10:15 am  Admissions Info Session:  “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Eissner Admissions Center
Join us for an information session hosted by the Office of Admissions for prospective Skidmore students including siblings of current Skidmore students and children of Skidmore alumni.

11 am  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from Eissner Admissions Center
 
11:30 am – 3 pm Lunch in the Dining Hall
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Sample tasty and healthful selections prepared by Skidmore’s Dining Services staff. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

12 - 6 pm Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Visit the website.

1-2 p.m. Summer Funded Internship Student Presentations
Bolton Hall, Room 101 location subject to change.
This summer 57 Skidmore students were awarded internship funding for their individual summer internship experiences. From the US to Cambodia and Peru (plus many additional locations), students selected as recipients of these awards had an opportunity to be involved in many types of internships, research, field work, and volunteer experiences both domestically and around the world.

Please note that the location of this presentation is Zankel Music Center, Room 117 (ELM)

1:30 - 5 pm Bus Tour of the Saratoga Battlefield   
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot promptly at 1:30 pm
Enjoy a tour of the historic Saratoga Battlefield.  Pre-reservation required. $15.00 per person.  Any open seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:30 pm  Admissions Info Session:  “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Eissner Admissions Center
See description on Friday at 10:15 a.m.

2– 3 p.m. Flora and Fauna Walking Tour of North Woods
Meet at Falstaff’s
Join student North Woods Stewards for a nature walk through the North Woods, Skidmore’s unique natural resource. This area is a living classroom as well as an outlet for co-curricular and recreational activities. Please wear sturdy shoes.

2 – 4 p.m. Office of the Dean of Special Programs Open House
Filene Hall, second floor
The College provides students of all ages with life-long learning opportunities including undergraduate credit, non-credit and graduate credit courses and programs in the liberal, performing, creative and studio arts, athletics, summer camps, as well as numerous scholarly and artistic residencies during the academic year.  The Office of Special Programs also offers the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies for graduate students.  Skidmore students, parents, siblings, family, alumni, and friends are invited to be a part of Skidmore’s worldwide community.

2:15 p.m.  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from the Eissner Admissions Center

3 pm   Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Tang Museum, Atrium        
Join a guided behind-the-scenes tour of Skidmore’s unique interdisciplinary museum and art gallery. 

3 – 4 pm    Roadmap to the World: International and Domestic Study Programs         
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
At Skidmore, students are encouraged to map out their own academic adventures off campus through Skidmore College-run programs in China, England, France, and Spain, in one or more of the over 125 approved programs, or through domestic off-campus study. They are given tips for navigating the selection, application, and preparation processes and for managing the bumps along the way.  Find out how the Office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges works with students to create their own road maps to the world. 

3 – 5 pm  Career Jam
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
All students are invited to come and network with a select group of parents, alumni, and professionals to discuss career options and learn more about potential internship and job opportunities. Co-sponsored by the Parents Council, Alumni Association, and the Career Development Center.

3 – 5 pm Van Lennep Riding Center Open House
Van Lennep Riding Center
Come and visit the Riding Center, home of the 2013 IHSA National Champions, to learn more about the center, its horses, and equestrian program.

4 – 5 pm Celebration Weekend Faculty & Families Reception
Saratoga Room, The Spa, Case Center
Visiting families and their students are invited to this light reception to meet with Skidmore Faculty and Administrators.

5 - 7 pm  “Dining Out at Skidmore”
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Dining Services staff extend a hearty welcome to all guests. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).
 
5:15 pm Student-led Shabbat Services
Wilson Chapel
 
6:30 pm Candlelighting, Kiddish, and Shabbat Dinner
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
Even if you have off-campus dinner plans, you are welcome to join Skidmore Hillell for Kabbalat Shabbat.  And if you’d like to join Skidmore Hillel's weekly shabbat dinner, RSVP to Lollie Abramson at 518-580-5679 or labramso@skidmore.edu.

8 p.m.   Skidmore Theater Production: Dancing at Lughnasa
Janet Kinghorn Bernhardt Theater, Black Box
Dancing at Lughnasa explores the fragile harmony among five grown sisters in rural northern Ireland in 1936 juxtaposed against the realities of political and religious shifts and the oncoming industrial revolution. Reflected through the memory of Michael, the illegitimate son of one of the sisters, playwright Brian Friel reveals undercurrents of desire and longing, which he interweaves with motifs of music, dancing, and a traditional pagan festival. Cutting between Michael’s adult and seven-year-old selves, Friel takes us back to the Ireland of Michael’s childhood and tries to come to terms with the changes in both family dynamics and Irish culture. On this gauzy screen of memory, caring family ties and nostalgia filter together like a pattern of light and shading in a woodland glen.

DATES:   October 16-22, 2014  
All shows @ 8:00pm, except Sunday matinee at 2:00pm
Purchase tickets by calling the Theater Box Office at 518-580-5439. 

8 pm     Carnegie Hall Premiers: Ensemble ACJW
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
The Department of Music in collaboration with the Office of Special Programs presents Ensemble ACJW.

Purchase tickets online at: www.skidmore.edu/zankel

 
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18


 
8 am - 7 pm Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets.
 
8:30 - 9:30 am Meet & Greet Coffee Hour 
Palamountain Hall, Class of 1967 Lobby
Meet other parents and College administrators while enjoying a cup of coffee and a light continental breakfast.
 
9 am - 1 pm Saratoga Springs Farmers' Market
High Rock Park
Visit the Farmers' Market and sample the fresh products from numerous local farms.
 
9 am - 3 pm Library Book Sale
Scribner Library
The annual sale at Scribner Library is perfect for browsing and buying.
 
9:15 am Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from Eissner Admissions Center

9:30–10:30 am President’s Hour
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Parents Council co-chairs Andy and Margherite Matteis, parents of Missy '15 and Paul '11, invite you to join President Philip A. Glotzbach for a lively discussion of College issues and his vision for the future.  Members of the President’s Cabinet will also be in attendance.

10 am  Admissions Info Session:  “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Eissner Admissions Center 
See description on Friday at 10:15 a.m.

10 am– 8pm  Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits

10:30 am - 12:00 pm  Campus Sustainability Tour
Meet at Arts Quad Amphitheater
Join Sustainable Skidmore for a tour of campus sustainability initiatives, including the new campus bike share program, community garden, geothermal system, North Woods and more. The Sustainability Coordinators will share information about student leadership opportunities, co-curricular events, and plans for the future. Please wear sturdy shoes.

Rain or Shine! The group will convene in Zankel Lobby.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm SGA Club Fair: A Showcase of Student Life
Case Center, second floor
Explore Skidmore’s rich and varied co-curricular life through the eyes of current student leaders.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Open Ballet Class
Dance Center, Dance Studio I
Skidmore dancers participate in a High-Intermediate level ballet technique class, led by Prof. Denise Warner Limoli and pianist Carol Ann Elze.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm Parents Council Meeting
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
For Parents Council members

10:45 - 11:45 am Minicollege Session I
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. Session details will be listed in the final program and are available here. No pre-registration required. 
 
10:45 am Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from Eissner Admissions Center

11 am –  12:30 pm Haunted History Tour of Saratoga Springs    
Meet in front of the Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway    registration required
Get into the holiday spirit and delve into Saratoga's legendary personalities. Visit allegedly haunted buildings and hear the tales, classic and contemporary, of their supernatural pasts. A town with a vivid human past, enchanting architecture, suggestive geological features, and significance in Mohawk and Algonquin tradition, Saratoga Springs is fertile ground for folklore, if not the otherworldly presences themselves. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to stand for 90 minutes. Rain or Shine! Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk before 10 am. FREE

Rain or Shine! Bring an umbrella and look for the Skidmore sign!

11:15 am Admissions Session:  “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Surrey Williamson Inn, North Broadway (opposite College's main entrance)
See description on Friday at 10:15 a.m.

11:30 am - 2:30 pm Celebration BBQ
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join us in the dining hall for a Celebration BBQ. The menu will feature picnic fare.  There will be two lunch seatings: purchase tickets for either the 11:30 am or the 1 pm seating. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).
 
12 noon Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from Eissner Admissions Center

12 noon – 1:30 pm Family Fun at the Tang
Tang Museum, Payne Room
Join this immensely popular program offered by the Tang.  Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions, this program offers a creative opportunity for a hands-on art activity. Come any time between 12 and 1:30 to create your own special project. For more information, please call (518) 580-8080.

12 noon –  2pm  Writing Center Open House
Scribner Library, fourth floor
Visit the renovated Writing Center, meet our tutors, and see how they work with student writers.

12 noon –  2pm Center for Sex and Gender Relations Open House
Case Center, Room 308
Meet the Center’s Peer Advocates who work to create an open, safe space to empower and educate the Skidmore community on issues relating to sexual health, sexual assault, and domestic violence. While you're here, check out our library, pick up some pamphlets and other educational items!

12 noon- 4 pm Selected Studio Art Faculty Exhibition
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday at 10 am for description.

1 pm   Tour the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery 
Tang Museum, Atrium        

1 – 2:30 pm    Career Development Center Fall Festival Open House
Starbuck Center, second floor
Visit the Career Development Center to see some of the innovative resources offered to Skidmore students and alumni.

1:30 pm GreenCOAL Movement in Madagascar
Case Center, Ladd Hall, Room 307
College students across the country are challenged to design and undertake “Projects for Peace” thanks to philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis.  Davis launched Projects for Peace on the occasion of her 100th birthday in 2007. Because of Skidmore’s participation in the Davis UWC Scholars Program (co-founded by Davis’s son, Shelby Davis), Skidmore students have been granted projects each year. This past summer the eleventh Skidmore Davis Project for Peace was implemented by Stella Langat ‘16.  Stella used her skills of social entrepreneurship, her commitment to the environment, and passion for her native region to advance the GreenCOAL Movement in Madagascar.  Her project included the use of sustainable charcoal made from rice husks, a natural bi-product of an existing industry. Working side-by-side with community members, Stella’s team made and used sustainable charcoal briquettes replacing traditional charcoal created by excessive harvesting and burning of local forests.

2 - 3 pm Minicollege Session II
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. Session details will be listed in the final program and are available here. No pre-registration required.

UPDATE: Please note that the MiniCollege Session titled "Are You Sitting on Innovation?" has been cancelled. 

2 - 3 pm Naked on the Internet: 10 Smart Social Media Tips for Online Reputation Management
Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium
Many college students don't realize how much information about them can easily be found online, nor do they understand the consequences of that information being publicly available. The Internet is permanent, plain and simple. Imagine a bathroom wall full of graffiti, except this wall can be read by anyone with an Internet connection, including graduate, medical, and law school admissions counselors as well as future employers. Join Daniella Nordin, Skidmore's Online Community Manager, to learn how to ensure your online profile (and your student's) is everything you want it to be. 

3 – 5 pm  Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot
Join Skidmore families and alumni for a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore’s first campus. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

4:30 - 5:30 pm President's Reception
Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway
A welcome reception honoring legacy families as well as Parents Council Members and their students.  By invitation only.

5 pm  Deb Fernandez and So Percussion Performance
Tang Museum, Wachenheim Gallery
Space is limited. Reservations required by calling the Tang Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080. 

5 – 7 pm  Farm to Table Dining at Skidmore
Murray Aikins Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. Enjoy farm-fresh cuisine from local Saratoga and Washington County farms in partnership with the Saratoga Farmer’s Market. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

6:30 – 8 pm  Fall Opening Reception
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Free and open to the public

6:30 pm   Filene Scholarship Winners Concert
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Featured artists are the winners of 2013’s Filene Music Scholarships, established in 1982 by the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation to help gifted young musicians further their musical studies and develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. Tickets: Free

8:30 pm Skidmore “Under the Big Top”
Williamson Sports Center, Main Gym
Enjoy a festive evening of song and dance entertainment provided by Skidmore’s talented student performers.  Seating begins at 8 pm.  Seats are limited; advance reservations are strongly recommended. $10 per person, $5 for Skidmore students, no charge for children 6 and under.


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Sunday, October 19


Morning  
For a listing of local religious services, please pick up a copy of "Area Houses of Worship" at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk information table.

9 – 10 am Class of 2015 Parents Fund Breakfast
Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway
By invitation only. 

9 am - 12 noon  Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor

9 am - 3 pm Jazz Brunch 
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join students and families for brunch with music performed by Skidmore’s Small Jazz Ensemble from 11 am to 1 pm. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

10 am– 5 pm  Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits

11 am  Catholic Eucharist
Wilson Memorial Chapel
Join Fr. Paul J. Borowski, C.Ss.R., Sacramental Minister, to celebrate the Sunday Eucharist with the Catholic Newman Club. Coffee and refreshments will be served following the liturgy.

11 am 21st Annual Skidmore Celebration 5K Run-Walk
Event begins and ends on Case Green and covers a 3.1 mile course around campus. Awards will be given to the first three finishers in six different categories. No entry fee. A t-shirt will be provided to the first 80 entrants.  Walkers and joggers are most welcome!  Register now: www.skidmore.edu/run-walk

12 noon - 4 pm Selected Studio Art Faculty Exhibition
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday 10 am for description.


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