Office of Communications & Marketing
September 13, 2010 - September 19, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Welcoming the Class of 2014 (Photo by Sam Brook '12)

Swift's first book explores connections between air war, poetry
The author, an assistant professor of English, was inspired by the grandfather he never met.

Stange's new book titled Hard Grass
The professor provides an account of the past two decades of her life and how she and her husband bought a ranch in eastern Montana.

Myers celebrates legislative victory after a decade's work
He is a key contributor to New York's new anti-bullying law, signed Sept. 8 by Gov. David Paterson.

'Rust Belt Canon' is topic of upcoming lecture
Boston College scholar Carlo Rotella will draw upon music, literature, and film to show how the industrial city survives in American culture.

Tang exhibition hits note with critic
"I Write the Songs" appeals to Post-Star's Jordan Reardon.

Class of 2014 settles in, tackles first assignment
A video look at orientation.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Moore wins fellowship, Smith organizes summit on firefighters' cardiovascular health, Rogoff publishes new poetry.

Thoroughbred Athletics
Women's soccer defeats Kenyon in the Cortland Red Dragon Invitational, and men's soccer is runner-up in the 2010 Skidmore College Alumni Invitational.

Daily Events

Monday 9/13


Skidmore Fall Golf Invite
Time: 8:00 AM


Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions Information Table
Time: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Case Desk area

Stop by to find out about local Kaplan classes for GRE, LSAT, GMAT & more. Kaplan helps individuals achieve their educational and career goals.


Duke University The Nicholas School of the Environment Graduate School Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Duke's Nicholas School is among the world's premier graduate professional schools for the interdisciplinary study of the environment. The Nicholas School fully integrates science, business and policy in its environmental sciences programs, providing both theoretical and practical education in Environmental Sciences and Policy, Marine Science, and Conservation and Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Our two-year professional Master's of Environmental Management (MEM) and Master's of Forestry (MF) degrees blend science, business and policy to solve environmental issues. Areas of concentrated study for students include:

Coastal Environmental Management (CEM) Ecosystem Science and Conservation (ESC) Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (EEH) Energy and Environment (EE) Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP) Forest Resource Management (FRM) Global Environmental Change (GEC) Water and Air Resources (WAR) Duke's MEM and MF degrees train and prepare future environmental scientists, leaders in environmental policy and ecosystem managers. Our graduates dominate national policy and are widely employed in industry, government and not-for-profit NGO's.


Vector Marketing Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Case Desk area

Entry level sales representatives work directly with potential customers through one-on-one, in home appointments.

Tuesday 9/14


Vector Marketing Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Case Desk area

Entry level sales representatives work directly with potential customers through one-on-one, in home appointments.

Webinar: Gaining Admission into Highly Competitive Graduate Schools (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

Nationally recognized speaker and author, Donald Asher, offers valuable tips and strategies for gaining admission into highly competitive graduate school programs.

This webinar offers students a chance to learn more about how to identify specific graduate school programs, how to put together a compelling application packet, and what students can do to set themselves apart from other candidates in the overall graduate school admissions process.

This informative session is guaranteed to provide valuable tips to any student who is either thinking about or planning to attend graduate or professional school in the future.


Human Resources Career Dinner (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upper Level

Students are invited to dinner and an opportunity to meet Skidmore's Human Resources staff, learn about various HR career roles, as well as Career Services resources to help you explore this sector.


Interest Meeting: STUDY IN ASIA (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 100

Come to learn about Skidmore's Approved Programs in Asia! First-years, sophomores, and juniors from ALL MAJORS are encouraged to attend.

Can't make it on this day? Check us out on one of these other dates, instead:

9/22/10 @ 5:30 PM in BO 100 9/30/10 @ 5:30 PM in BO 100 10/4/10 @ 5:30 PM in BO 100


Lecture: "The Rust Belt Canon: Cultural Legacies of the Industrial City" by Carlo Rotella
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Rotella is an English professor and Director of the American Studies Program at Boston College. He has held Guggenheim, Howard, and Du Bois fellowships and received the Whiting Writers Award, the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, and The American Scholar's prizes for Best Essay and Best Work by a Younger Writer. His work covers a broad array of subjects and forms: books, essays, reviews, in academic and popular periodicals.

Co-sponsors - American Studies, Dept. of English, Special Programs and First-Year Experience.

Wednesday 9/15


Survivor Series: Who Does My Laundry? (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Howe Hall - Lounge

Surprise, you've run out of clean underwear! The Office of Residential Life shows you how to avoid shrinking, ripping and turning your clothes pink! Don't miss this popular program!

Skidmore's Survivor Series is organized by the Office of Residential Life and provides support for first-year students adjusting to life at Skidmore College.

Thursday 9/16


OCSE Welcome Back Ice Cream Social (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 202

Off-Campus Study & Exchanges is holding a welcome back ice cream social for all students that studied off campus during the 2009-10 academic year or the spring 2010 semester.

Friday 9/17


Lecture: Terror and the Constitution
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Pohndorff Room

Marc Landy has a B.A from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. He and Sidney Milkis wrote Presidential Greatness (Kansas U. Press, 2000). He is an author of the Environmental Protection Agency From Nixon to Clinton: Asking the Wrong Questions. He is an editor of Seeking the Center:Politics and Policymaking at the New Century (2001) and The New Politics of Public Policy. His textbook, American Government: Balancing Liberty and Democracy (co-authored with Sid Milkis) will appear in November 2003 from McGraw Hill. In addition to teaching undergraduates and graduate students, he regularly teaches public officials from Ireland and Northern Ireland about American Politics through a series of executive programs run by the Irish Institute. His recent articles include: "The Bush Presidency after 9/11: Shifting the Kaleidoscope" in the inaugural issue of the E Journal Forum, "Local Government and Environmental Policy," in Martha Derthick ed., Dilemmas of Scale in American Federal Democracy (Cambridge U. Press 1999). and "The Politics of Risk Reform", co-authored with Kyle Dell, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, Fall 1999.


Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre Services
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Theater

Saturday 9/18


Yom Kippur Services
Time: 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Theater

Services will conclude at sundown with a Break Fast in the lobby.


Women's Soccer vs. Manhattanville
Time: 1:00 PM


Field Hockey vs. Union
Time: 2:00 PM


Men's Soccer vs. Plattsburgh
Time: 7:00 PM


Sitar Recital featuring Skidmore Faculty Veena Chandra
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Sunday 9/19


Women's Tennis vs. Conn. College
Time: 3:00 PM

Ongoing Events

  [7/17 - 4/17] Opener 20: Paula Hayes: Understory
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Payne Room
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Paula Hayes creates living artworks that intimately connect people with the natural environment and each other. Her glass terrariums and indoor plantings fill the Tang's Payne Room, transforming it into an oasis-like setting for dinners and conversations around her custom designed table settings and dinnerware.

  [7/17 - 1/2] Opener 21: Suzanne Bocanegra: I Write the Songs
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Malloy Wing
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

From wall arrangements that map the work of the 17th century Flemish painter, Jan Brueghel the Elder, to a sound piece made in collaboration with a mathematician and classically trained opera singer, Suzanne Bocanegra's work springs from creative dialogues with a range of collaborators. Her most recent pieces have spilled out of the studio, taking the form of live performances that layer music, dance, theater, and audience interaction.

  [9/8 - 9/26] Schick Art Gallery Exhibition: Michael Kuch, Printmaker/Book Artist

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

The Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents an exhibition featuring works by printmaker/book artist Michael Kuch. The show remains on exhibit through September 26, 2010. (NOTE - The gallery is closed August 6 through September 6 for Summer Break.) Many of Kuch's limited edition books are held in the artists' book collection in the Department of Special Collections, Pondorff Room, Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College. Kuch will deliver the 2010 Fox-Adler Lecture on September 23. For complete info visit