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October 16-18, 2015
Schedule of Events

This is a preliminary schedule and will be updated as program offerings are confirmed. 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: 6/25/15

 

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

 

Friday, October 16

 
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 a.m.  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from the Judith Pick Eissner ’64 Admissions Center

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Four Photographers
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery

Works by Carin Ingalsbe, Rosamond Purcell, Cheryle St. Onge, and Andrea Wallace.                       

10 a.m.   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 a.m.   Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from the Eissner Admissions Center 

11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

Sample tasty and healthful selections prepared by Skidmore’s Dining Services staff.  $8.75 per person, no charge for children 6 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door). 

12 - 6 p.m.  Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

For more information about the exhibitions visit: .

1-2 p.m.   Summer Funded Internship Student Presentations
Location TBD

This summer 48 Skidmore students were awarded internship funding for their individual summer internship experiences. From the US to El Salvadore, Bolivia, and Nepal (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.

1:30 –  5 p.m.  Bus Tour of the Saratoga Battlefield   
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a tour of the historic Saratoga Battlefield. Pre-reservation was required. Tickets are $15.00 per person Any open seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

1:30 p.m.  Admissions Info Session:  “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Eissner Admissions Center

See description on Friday at 10 a.m. 

2– 3:30 p.m.    Campus Sustainability Tour
Thomas Amphitheater, Arts Quad

Join the Sustainability Office for a tour of campus sustainability initiatives, including the campus bike share program, community garden, geothermal system, North Woods and more. The Office will share information about student leadership opportunities, co-curricular events, and plans for the future.  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. 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 – 4 p.m.      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 England, France, and Spain, in one or more of the over 125 approved programs throughout the world, 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 p.m.   Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Tang Museum, Atrium 

Join a student-guided behind-the-scenes tour of
Skidmore’s unique interdisciplinary museum and art
gallery. 

3 – 5 p.m.     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 p.m.     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. 

3 – 5 p.m.      Dining Services Bread Sale
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, Atrium

Dining Services bakers offer fresh bread for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. Fresh from the oven!

4 – 5 p.m.      FYE Faculty & Families Reception
Saratoga Room, The Spa, Case Center

Visiting families and their students are invited to this light reception to meet with First Year Experience faculty members. For a list of confirmed faculty, please visit the online schedule. Note: A list of faculty attendees will be available in early October. Faculty attendance is subject to change without notice. 

5 – 7 p.m.      “Dining Out at Skidmore”
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests.  $10.75 per person, no charge for children 6 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door). 

7 p.m.  Pre-Concert Talk: Ensemble ACJW
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall 

8 p.m.   Carnegie Hall Premiers: Ensemble ACJW
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

Skidmore’s Department of Music and Office of the Dean of Special Programs presents Ensemble ACJW. All members of this group are alumni or current fellows of The Academy, a two-year program that supports these young professionals as they develop careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are engaged with the communities in which they live and work.

The ACJW fall residency is made possible by generous support from David and Beverly Sanders Payne ‘59. 

Concert Program:
SCHUMANN, Marchenerzahlungen, Op. 132
TIMO ANDRES, Piano Quintet
BRAHMS, Guintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115
Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children
Purchase tickets online.

 

 
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

 
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 a.m. – 3 p.m.    Library Book Sale
Scribner Library

The annual sale at Scribner Library is perfect for browsing and buying. 

9:15 a.m.       Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from the Eissner Admissions Center 

10 a.m.          Admissions Info Session: “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?” 
Eissner Admissions Center

See description on Friday at 10 a.m. 

10 a.m. – 9 p.m.      Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits

11 a.m.- 12 noon        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. 

10:30 a.m. – 12noon SGA Club Fair: A Showcase of Student Life
Case Center, second floor

Parents are invited to explore Skidmore’s rich and varied co-curricular life through the eyes of current student leaders.

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon  Parents Council Meeting
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium

For Parents Council members 

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.      MiniCollege Session I
Various locations

Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. A list of session offerings will be available in late September. 

10:45 a.m.     Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from the Eissner Admissions Center 

11 a.m. –  1 p.m.     North Broadway Walking Tour      
Murray Park, Foot Bridge registration required

Join local historian Hollis Palmer as he tells the history of the families that built Saratoga's Great Ladies (the original name for the Victorian houses) and made them homes. Some of the stories include; the man who was so mad at the city he turned his back on it; the son who took his mother's jewels from her safety deposit box and what he did with them; Saratoga's first "million dollar house" - all while gazing upon the beautiful mansions these characters called home. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to stand for two hours. Rain or Shine! Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk before 10 a.m..  Space is limited.

11:15 a.m.     Admissions Info Session:  “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Eissner Admissions Center

See description on Friday at 10 a.m. 

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Global Lunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor   

Join us for a culinary celebration of the Skidmore community. The menu will feature regional and international cuisine which reflects our diverse student body Please note that there will be two lunch seatings. Purchase tickets for either the 11:30 a.m. seating or the 1:00 p.m. seating.  $10.75 per person, no charge for children 6 and under.  Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

Noon    Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from the Eissner Admissions Center 

Noon –  1:30 p.m.    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 noon and 1:30 p.m. to create your own special project. For more information, please call (518) 580-8080. 

Noon – 2 p.m.   Writing Center Open House
Scribner Library, fourth floor

Visit the renovated Writing Center, meet our tutors, and see how they work with student writers. 

Noon –   4 p.m.    Four Photographers
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery

See Friday at 10 a.m. for exhibition description. 

1 p.m.     Tour the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Tang Museum, Atrium 

Join a student-guided behind-the-scenes tour of
Skidmore’s unique interdisciplinary museum and art
gallery.  

1 –   2:30 p.m.     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 p.m.       Increasing Science Literacy for High School Students in Haiti
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 since.This past summer the twelfth Skidmore Davis Project for Peace was implemented by Kengthsagn Louis ‘17.  Kengthsagn will share how she used this year’s $10,000 grant to renovate and build a science laboratory at the all-girls high school she attended in Port Au Prince.  Working with school officials and teachers, laboratory and classroom space was developed that will allow practical sciences to be taught, where there once were none.  Sustainability plans for this project include support for curricular development and teacher training.  Kengthsagn’s project also received support from the Saratoga Springs chapter of Rotary International, Krackeler Scientific Supply, and Skidmore’s Freirich Business Plan Challenge.

2 – 3 p.m.      MiniCollege Session II
Various locations

Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. A list of session offerings will be available in late September. 

3 p.m.      Dance Performance
Dance Theater, Williamson Sports Center

Purchase tickets at the Dance Theater Box Office. $3 for students and $5 for adults. 

2 - 3 p.m.     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 p.m.      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. 

 5 – 7 p.m.     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. $10.75 per person, no charge for children 6 and under.  Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door, see pg. 2). 

5:30 p.m       Director’s Talk and Book Signing
LOCATION TBD

Join Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum, in conversation with Charles Stainback and John Weber, former Dayton Directors, about the Tang’s history and trajectory. The conversation is followed by a signing of the newly released book, Everything is Connected, a history of the Tang Teaching Museum by Trustee and Tang National Advisory Council member Vice Chair, Barbara Kahn-Moller ‘78.  

6:30 – 9 p.m.      Fall Opening Reception
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Free and open to the public

6:30 p.m.       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

Reserve tickets online. 

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 18


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 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).

Noon –  4 p.m.   Four Photographers
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery

See Friday at 10 a.m. for exhibition description.

 


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