Office of Communications
October 11, 2010 - October 17, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Fall at Skidmore (Photo by Orli Handmaker '13)

Alum to launch entrepreneur in residence program
Ken Freirich began his career while a student; has maintained career success.

Aztec aqua-ecology, ideology to be lecture topic

Fordham's Barbara Mundy to share research in Oct. 12 presentation.

Award-winning journalist up next in 'Theater of War' series
Christopher Hedges to lecture on Oct. 14 in Gannett.

Scott to continue Constitution Day program
He will discuss competing concepts of the American political creed in Oct. 14 talk.

Macalester scholar to present Distinguished Scientist talk
Joan P. Hutchinson is an expert in graph coloring-an area with a wide range of applications.

Evan Mack to debut with Skidmore Orchestra
Pianist, orchestra will wrap up Celebration Weekend in style.

ArtsFest encore performance announced
Here's your chance to revisit a summer highlight: Music and Motion.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Taylor publishes new book, two Skidmore artists in major exhibition.

Thoroughbred Athletics
Volleyball wins Interleague Invite, men's tennis has strong showing at Wallach Invitational.

Daily Events

Monday 10/11

 

Roundtable Discussion with Jason Blue Lake Hawk Martinez, artist
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Roundtable discussion with artist Jason Blue Lake Hawk Martinez about his exhibit in the Wilson Chapel. Open Q and A and a last chance to view the painting installation which inaugurated this year's "Theater of War in a House of Peace" project.


 

Using your Study Abroad as a Building Block for your Career (Open to students only)
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - Career Services, 2nd floor

Career Services and OCSE host a Question and Answer discussion to discuss international opportunities and how to highlight your off-campus study experience to potential employers and graduate schools.


Tuesday 10/12

 

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.


 

Peace Corps Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - Conference Room 203 B

Peace Corps Volunteers work in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; business development; agriculture and environment; health and HIV/AIDS; and information technology. Within these areas, the specific duties and responsibilities of each Volunteer can vary widely. Ask any Peace Corps Volunteer and he or she will tell you that everybody had a unique experience.


 

Peace Corps Information Table and Chat (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Burgess cafe area

Peace Corps Volunteers work in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; business development; agriculture and environment; health and HIV/AIDS; and information technology. Within these areas, the specific duties and responsibilities of each Volunteer can vary widely. Ask any Peace Corps Volunteer and he or she will tell you that everybody had a unique experience.


 

Schick Gallery Talk: Annual Faculty Exhibition
Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Faculty discuss and answer questions about their recent art, ideas, and artistic process in the annual faculty exhibition. Artists include John Galt, Patrick Kelley, Sangwook Lee, Doretta Miller, and Iona Park.


 

Education Studies Fall Meet and Greet (Open to students only)
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 200

Please come to Education Studies Department for our annual Fall Meet & Greet! Meet with department faculty, majors and student teachers. Light refreshments will be served.


 

Women's Soccer vs. Bard
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Yoga-type Movement and Meditation
Time: 5:10 PM- 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

A mixture of chanting, silent meditation and pilates and yoga-type movements focused on cultivating positive attributes of the soul. Every Tuesday afternoon through 11/30/2010 (no program on 11/23/2010.) All are welcome. Come whenever your schedule permits. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket.


Christie's Education New York and London Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 207

Christie's is the only major auction house in the world that directly runs educational programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. An international team of dedicated art-world experts, academics and practitioners have been brought together in London and New York who are committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of art-world professionals.

We have created teaching methods based on investigating works of art in order to train through direct exposure to art-world practice. Our aim is to equip our students with the practical and critical tools to flourish in their chosen field. Each piece of work a student undertakes is related to professional practice, from curatorial and acquisition report writing, to review writing and artefact analysis, as well as training in auction house cataloguing.


Graduate School Night Info Session and Reps (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upstairs Banquet room

In this two part program select graduate schools will provide important information on the graduate school process and offer valuable tips for students when applying. Students will then get a chance to meet with representatives individually to discuss specifics about individual programs.

Albany Law School, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester, The College of St. Rose, University at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, American University of Antigua Medical College, Fordham University, Saunders College of Business at RIT, The Peace Corps, Clarkson University MBA Program, Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions, Columbia University School of Social Work, Northeastern University Graduate School of Professional Accounting, Skidmore MALS Program, Union Graduate College, The Sage Colleges


 

Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon Company Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Fl. Conf. Room 203B

Pershing LLC is a subsidiary of Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon, the nation's oldest continuously operating bank, and one of the world's leading providers of securities services.

Pershing helps financial services firms and advisors succeed by providing the technology, operational, trading, investment, and practice management ...


 

Lecture: "Aqua-ecology and ideology in Aztec and colonial Mexico City"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 301

The drive to empty the shallow inland seas of the Valley of Mexico led to the well-known desague (drainage) campaigns of the colonial city. But these were only the last stages of centuries of ecological manipulation here. The control and management of water was essential to the creation of Aztec Mexico City (Tenochtitlan) and the survival of its residents, and ideologies about water found their visual expression in works of art. In this lecture, I will explore both the complex hydraulic system created by Aztecs and look at the instrumental role that sculpture played within that system, as well as its colonial legacy.

Barbara Mundy is Associate Professor of Art History at Fordham University. Professor Mundy specializes in Latin American art of the colonial period (16th through 18th centuries). Her book, _The Mapping of New Spain_ was awarded the Nebenzahl Prize in the History of Cartography in 1996. A current project, Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010), can be seen online at http://www.smith.edu/vistas. Research interests center on indigenous art created in the Spanish colony, especially in New Spain, cartography in the early modern period, and the role of collections in pre-Columbian art history.


 

Volleyball vs. Middlebury
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center


Wednesday 10/13

 

Pace Law School Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Case Desk area

Pace Law School transforms students into effective new lawyers who possess the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to make an immediate and positive impact on their chosen field of law.

Led by Dean Michelle S. Simon, Pace continually seeks ways to better serve its students and society. Combining rigorous required courses, intense legal exercises, real client and courtroom exposure, and a variety of opportunities to broaden their skills, Pace students graduate with a deep, comprehensive, and integrated understanding of the law and its application.

Innovative programs

Pace Law School's curriculum reflects a philosophy that students benefit most from intense exposure to the real-world meaning of the abstract concepts they learn in the classroom. By providing students with the opportunity for deep exploration of legal processes -- from framing arguments to filing lawsuits, as advocates or as litigators -- students emerge with a complete understanding of how the law works. This depth of knowledge is critical for anyone who hopes to succeed as a lawyer in a private firm, corporation, non-profit organization, government agency, or academic setting.


 

Pace Law School Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B Conference Room

Pace Law School transforms students into effective new lawyers who possess the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to make an immediate and positive impact on their chosen field of law.

Led by Dean Michelle S. Simon, Pace continually seeks ways to better serve its students and society. Combining rigorous required courses, intense legal exercises, real client and courtroom exposure, and a variety of opportunities to broaden their skills, Pace students graduate with a deep, comprehensive, and integrated understanding of the law and its application.


Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions Practice Tests
Time: 5:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 100, 280, 281, 282 (TBA, depending on which test you sign up for)

*** PLEASE SIGN UP AT http://www.jotform.com/sandramcintyre/2345651092 or CALL 518-489-0077 TO REGISTER TODAY!!! ***

Kaplan is offering an opportunity to take practice tests in GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, DAT


 

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

Location: Wachenheim Field


Thursday 10/14

 

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.


 

Curator's Tour: "The Jewel Thief"
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

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

Curator's Tour of "The Jewel Thief" with Ian Berry, Malloy Curator at the Tang.


"Entrepreneurship and Using Creativity to Follow Your Passion in the Field of Your Choice" by Ken Freirich '90 (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

"Entrepreneurship and, Intrapreneurship and Using Creativity to Follow Your Passion in the Field of Your Choice" Come to an Interactive talk with Skidmore alumni Ken Freirich Class of 1990

Student Entrepreneurship/Creativity Exercise announced.

Presentations take place on Friday at the Tang.

Prizes awarded to winners.


 

Networking Session with Skidmore Class of 1990 alumni Ken Freirich of Health Monitor Network (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 2:15 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium Foyer

Come to this Informal Networking Session where full-time work and internship opportunities with Health Monitor Network will be discussed in such areas as writing/editing, marketing/sales/public relations, graphic design, web design, technology development, finance, web mobile and gaming applications.


 

Constitutional Reverence or Democratic Faith?
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Pohndorff Room

In Federalist #49, James Madison argued that the relative difficulty of amending the U.S. Constitution would strengthen America's republican government, as it would encourage a natural reverence for the Constitution over the long run. Herbert Croly, a leading progressive thinker, attacked this sort of reverence in his 1912 book Progressive Democracy, arguing that it had led Americans to bow before a veritable "monarchy of the Word." Reverence for the Constitution, he argued, not only blocked needed reforms, but hindered a questing faith in democracy more natural to the American spirit. Professor Scott's talk will revisit this fundamental debate about the proper "political creed" for America with a view to better understand 1) our Constitution and 2) how attitudes toward it continue to shape our present political divisions.


 

Skidmore College Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series: "Some Uses of Color in Discrete Mathematics"
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Dr. Hutchinson is an expert in graph coloring, an area of mathematics with a wide range of fascinating applications. Her talk, which will be accessible to a broad audience, will survey some of places in which this field of mathematics is useful, including topics such as how to color a map with as few colors as possible, designing magic squares, and how to position guards in an art gallery.

Followed by a reception with refreshments.


 

"Empire of Illusion," a lecture by Chris Hedges
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett

Chris Hedges, author of "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" (2002) and "Empire of Illusion: the End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle" (2009) and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, was a journalist in Central America during the Contra wars and is now a Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute. He will talk about the hidden and not-so-hidden costs not just of our two wars but of being in denial about being a nation at war. This lecture is part of an on-going series of events, located principally at the Wilson Chapel, called "Theater of War in a House of Peace" which is sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. This lecture is at Gannett Auditorium.


Friday 10/15

 

Field Hockey vs. Babson
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


 

Skidmore Music Department Showcase
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center


Saturday 10/16

 

Men's Soccer vs. SUNY New Paltz
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


FEATURED EVENT
 

Celebration Weekend Dance Performance
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Dance Center

3 pm. Skidmore Dancers present works choreographed by the faculty and guest artists in Ballet and Modern dance.


Sunday 10/17

 

Field Hockey vs. Williams
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


 

Skidmore College Orchestra
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Anthony Holland, music director Evan Mack, piano

Solo piano works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Ginastera performed by Evan Mack. Orchestral Works to include:

Haydn: March for the Royal Society of Musicians, Hob. VIII Haydn: Piano Concerto in D Major Hob. XVIII: 11 Manuel de Falla: Three-Cornered Hat Suite No 1 (El sombrero de tres picos)


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.


FEATURED EVENT
[9/7 - 1/2] Eye Rhymes
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Each of the works of art displayed in Eye Rhymes contains pictorial and linguistic elements that refuse to coexist but instead vie for the viewers attention-both sides grappling for power. While language can equalize, illuminate or de-saturate the image in front of us, the same image can just as easily intensify, distort or even betray the words we read.


FEATURED EVENT
[9/18 - 2/27] The Jewel Thief
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

"The Jewel Thief" combines works by sixty artists with eccentric arrangements to explore new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Through experiments with scale, color, material and space the exhibition will create an immersive environment that raises questions about art, and display and enables fresh takes on the specific works.


FEATURED EVENT
  [10/8 - 12/5] Selected Art Faculty Exhibition
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Selected Art Faculty Exhibition by John Galt, Patrick Kelley, Sang-Wook Lee, Doretta Miller and Iona Park


  [10/8 - 12/3] weekly Torah discussion
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Intercultural Center

Discussion of the weekly Torah portion of the Jewish liturgical calendar, linking the words of the text to the concerns of our lives, and drawing upon traditional and contemporary Jewish viewpoints and commentaries. Open to all members of the Skidmore community.


[10/9 - 2/27] Elevator Music 17: Peter Edwards
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

"Elevator Music 17 features a sound and light based sculpture by sound artist and instrument builder Peter Edwards. Describing himself as a "self-taught electrical engineer", Edwards' atypical approach to electronics has produced a unique and highly personalized outpouring of fantastical instruments. Edward's new work, consists of a cluster of reactive light and sound emitting orbs descending from the ceiling of the Tang's capacious elevator.


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