Office of Communications
September 27, 2010 - October 3, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Fall Arts Preview

Shubin to kick off year's Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series
The Your Inner Fish author will speak to the community Monday, Sept. 27.

Leave Your Car at Home Week under way
Sustainability/ES activities focus on ways to reduce carbon emissions.

North Woods tours announced
What better way to spend a fall Saturday?

Faculty author to give reading
Daniel Swift will read from his new book this week.

Ethical Consumption: 21st century dilemma
Visiting author Fran Hawthorne to share research in upcoming talk.

Thoroughbred athletics update
Golf team repeats as Liberty League champ, field hockey team throttles Rochester in weekend action.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Yacub Addy receives National Endowment for Humanities highest honor in folk/traditional arts.

Daily Events

Monday 9/27

 

Interest Meeting: DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad (Open to students only)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

Come to learn about spending a semester abroad with DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad! First-years, sophomores, and juniors from all majors are encouraged to attend.

Can't make it to the meeting? Stop into OCSE in Starbuck 202 for information. Walk-in hours are Mon-Fri from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Lecture by FYE Summer Reading author Dr. Neil Shubin
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Hall


Tuesday 9/28

 

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

Location: Wachenheim Field


FEATURED EVENT
 

Greenberg Middle East Scholar Lecture: "Consumerism and Islamism in the Middle East"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

"Consumerism and Islamism in the Middle East" A lecture by Professor Relli Shechter, Professor of Middle East Studies at Ben Gurion University and Fall 2010 Greenberg Middle East Scholar in Residence.


Wednesday 9/29

 

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.


 

Gender Studies Fall Dinner (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn


 

Survivor Series: Do I Look Stressed Out? (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Kimball Hall - Lounge

Took on too much? The Peer Health Educators will arm you with a slew of pointers to keep you mellow as you head into midterms.

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.


Reading by Daniel Swift from "Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Daniel Swift reading from, "Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War"


Thursday 9/30

 

Union Graduate College School of Education Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2n Floor Case Desk/Burgess Cafe area

The Graduate School Dedicated to the Art of Teaching

The Union Graduate College School of Education focuses primarily on the art of teaching at the secondary level. We offer five degree programs: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science for Teachers of Mathematics and Science, Master of Arts in English, Master of Arts in History, and Master of Arts in English and History. All are renowned for their rigor and quality and for graduating teachers and professionals who are among the most qualified and sought after in the field.


 

Field Hockey vs. Middlebury
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


 

Interest Meeting: Sudy 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? We'll be hosting one more meeting before the Spring 2011 application deadline:

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


Skidmore Research Colloquium (Open to faculty only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Banquet Room #4


 

Women's Tennis vs. UAlbany
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center


 

Art, Institutions, and the MASS MoCA Controversy
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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


Ramadan Dinner
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Falstaff's

Please join Hayat and the International Student Union for a Ramadan Celebration dinner.


Friday 10/1

Alumni Back to Campus Presentation: Nate Berkoff '01-Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 202

Nate is a Certified Financial Planner at Morgan Stanley since 2002. He manages retirment, estate and wealth transfer solutions for clients that tend to have significant investment restrictions.

Since starting in 2003, he became a vice president in 4 years and earned the title of Wealth Advisor. He currently runs a 5 person team called The Berkoff Group and manages over $200 million dollars. He's also on the board of two not-for-profits, finance chair for the NY Young Republicans Club from 2003-2004, managed a significant portion of the marketing and financing of the organizations operations leading up to and during the convention of 2004. He's also currently on the Junior Committee for NY Cares, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on empowering and enabling individuals to perform community service here in NY.


Alumni Back to Campus:Allison Leader '07-Burson-Marstelle (Public Relations Firm) (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

Allison will share her perspective on careers in Public Relations, life at Burson-Marsteller, (a Public Relations firm) as well as jobs and internships at the firm.


Faculty Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


 

First Meeting of the Science Networking Opportunity (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - Dana Atrium

The Science Networking Opportunity, SNO, is a student initiative whose goals include advertising opportunities in science research, providing an outlet for students to present their research, and increasing communication amongst the science departments. We also support traditional minorities in science.

This meeting is an opportunity to mingle across disciplines with science department members and discuss ideas for future events.


FEATURED EVENT

SEC Big Show: Janelle Monae
Time: 8:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center

Skidmore's Student Entertainment Company presents the Big Show of the Semester: Janelle Monae and Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves.


Saturday 10/2

 

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

Location: Wachenheim Field


Sunday 10/3

 

Wall Street 101 Career Panel (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

A Panel designed to connect alumni professionals from the investment world with Skidmore students interested in entering the field.

Alumni will share information and perspective about career options and job search strategies, as well as specific information about jobs/internships at their firm.


Ongoing Events

FEATURED EVENT
  [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.


FEATURED EVENT
  [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.


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