Office of Communications
March 8, 2010 - March 14, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Skidmore responds to crisis in Haiti
Skidmore responds to crisis in Haiti.
(Photo by Korlarp Suwacharangkul '10)

Honorary degree recipients named
At Commencement 2010, Skidmore will recognize Sir Clive Gillinson, Gwen Ifill, and Dr. Gregory Howard Williams.

College earns notice for commitment to civic engagement
Skidmore is named to the President's Community Service Honor Roll.

Calling all visual artists!
SaratogaArtsFest seeking artists for annual "Paint Out."

Kinaesthetic is new show in Rounds Gallery
Hannah Kagan-Moore '12 curates her first exhibition.

Creative Thought at Work
Neal Grasso '96, a former field geologist, helps "non-scientists understand science."

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Gordon Thompson on a Beatles milestone, Paty Rubio on the earthquake in her homeland.

Thoroughbred Athletics
Spring sports are under way; ice hockey ends season.



 

Daily Events

Monday 3/8

FEATURED EVENT
  Thornton Wilder: The Trivial And The Divine
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater: Blackbox

How can artists reveal the lives of others when they can't understand their own? 
 Which thousand words are worthy of a picture? Wilder's colorful language and powerful characters lure us on a journey illuminating the beauty of an ordinary world.


Tuesday 3/9

IRC Meeting
Time: 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Scribner Library: 213

IRC members have been discussing the resolution endorsed by the faculty to reduce membership on committees by 30% and, in the process, reflecting on the function of IRC, as the committee was historically constituted, and as it works today. In reviewing the main items of business falling under the purview of IRC, we came to the conclusion that we should perhaps consider eliminating the IRC altogether. We are still considering this matter and invite you into our deliberations.


Art and Spirituality Explored Together
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Case Center: ICC

Discussion of a video featuring three artists who articulate the spiritual explorations involved in their art. Event adjourns at 6:30, in time for the Ira Glass lecture at 7:00. This is the first of three dialogues about art and spirituality. The next one features Rabbi Linda Motzkin on Tues. March 23, demonstrating her scribal art. Following that, on Tues. April 13, Catherine Minnery, former Roman Catholic Coordinator at Skidmore, will present on her paintings.


FEATURED EVENT
  Speakers Bureau Keynote Speaker: Ira Glass
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center: Helen Ladd Concert Hall

Lecture by Ira Glass of NPR and This American Life


FEATURED EVENT
  Thornton Wilder: The Trivial And The Divine
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater: Blackbox

How can artists reveal the lives of others when they can't understand their own? 
 Which thousand words are worthy of a picture? Wilder's colorful language and powerful characters lure us on a journey illuminating the beauty of an ordinary world.


Wednesday 3/10

  "Enhancing the Sophomore Experience" (Open to faculty only)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Murray Akins Dining Hall 2nd Floor

Pedagogy Lunch open to all faculty


Student Art in the Library: Opening Reception
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Scribner Library: Scribner Gallery, 2nd floor

Please join us for the opening reception for the Spring exhibition of the Student Art in the Library Program! Refreshments will be provided.

The exhibition will run from March 10 to May 7.

About the program: The Student Art in the Library Program provides another venue for Skidmore's Studio Art students to exhibit their work. The juried exhibition is open to all sophomore, junior and senior Studio Art majors or minors currently enrolled at Skidmore College.


  The Beehive Collective: The True Cost of Coal
Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Spa

The Beehive Collective will present "The True Cost of Coal," in which the nonprofit, volunteer driven, political arts organization explores social and environmental justice issues surrounding coal mining and production in the U.S.

The banner presentation will be followed by contra and square dancing, featuring Paul Rosenberg (founder of the Saratoga Dance Flurry) and friends.

The Beehive will be presenting a giant banner reproduction of the graphic to explore the true cost of 'cheap' mountaintop-removal coal mining, starting from its devastating local impacts to the larger context of systems that both demand coal-fired electricity and suffer the results. The bees interweave anecdotes and statistics that expose dubious 'clean coal' rhetoric and connect the dots between American empire, climate change, and resource extraction. They encourage audiences to help interpret the images. 'People learn through visuals and dialogue. You can only absorb so much from the standardized, one-way, ?talking head at the podium? setup.'

Brought to you by the Environmental Action Club, United Students Against Sweatshop, the Speakers Bureau, Environmental Studies Department, the Government Department, and the Community Service Office


FEATURED EVENT
  Thornton Wilder: The Trivial And The Divine
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater: Blackbox

How can artists reveal the lives of others when they can't understand their own? 
 Which thousand words are worthy of a picture? Wilder's colorful language and powerful characters lure us on a journey illuminating the beauty of an ordinary world.


Saturday 3/13

  Men's Lacrosse vs. Western Connecticut State
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Sunday 3/14

  Sunday Eucharist
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel


Ongoing Events

  [6/6 - 4/25] Amazement Park: Stan, Sara and Johannes VanDerBeek

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Tang Museum

Amazement Park; Stan, Sara and Johannes VanDerBeek-a yearlong exhibition


FEATURED EVENT
  [7/18 - 3/14] "Lives of the Hudson"

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Tang Museum

"Lives of the Hudson" exhibition at the Tang Museum


FEATURED EVENT
  [2/6 - 6/6] Tang Exhibition-"Fred Tomaselli"

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Malloy Wing

Tang Exhibition: "Fred Tomaselli" February 6 - June 6, 2010 This survey shows the trajectory of Tomaselli's career, from early experiments with photography and collage to recent paintings and prints that combine abstraction with allusions to current events. Tomaselli's paintings explode in mesmerizing patterns that appear to grow organically across his compositions.


FEATURED EVENT
  [2/9 - 3/28] Schick Exhibition: 2010 Skidmore Student Exhibition
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center: Schick Art Gallery

Guest juror for this year's Skidmore Student Exhibition is NYC artist Dawn Clements. She will select a number of works in a variety of media that were completed by Skidmore students during 2009. Original ceramics, communication design, drawing and painting, electronic media, fiber arts, metals, photography, printmaking, and sculpture will be submitted. About one third of submissions are typically chosen for exhibit, and around 200 entries are received annually. Visit the gallery website for details.


[2/25 - 3/25] weekly movement and meditation
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

An opportunity to let go of the stresses of day to day life and shift our attention to cultivating the soul. Each of this semester?s sessions focus on strengthening or nurturing a particular attribute or quality within us - through chanting, sitting in silence and various pilates and yoga-type movements. Come whenever your schedule permits. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.


[2/26 - 3/26] weekly Torah discussion (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Intercultural Center

Discussion of the weekly Torah portion of the Jewish liturgical calendar, including both traditional and contemporary Jewish viewpoints and commentaries. Open to all members of the Skidmore community.


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