Office of Communications
October 18, 2010 - October 24, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Celebration Weekend

Daily Events

Monday 10/18

FEATURED EVENT
 

Lecture: Entangled Images: Picture Postcards from West and Central Africa
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

During the golden age of postcard production, c. 1898 to c. 1920, it is estimated that 200 to 300 billion postcards were being printed for circulation worldwide. In Africa, their production during this period paralleled the consolidation of colonies and implementation of administrative structures by European powers. African photographers soon engaged in this lucrative endeavor. This lecture examines the life histories of several important image makers/postcard producers, aspects of their business, and their ability to cater to foreign clienteles through the appropriation of photographic conventions current among their European peers.


Swap Night (Open to students only)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Rounds Hall - 1st Floor - Office of Res Life

Come with your roommates and meet others interested in swapping out of their triple room. Refreshments will provided!


Tuesday 10/19

 

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.


Carney Sandoe & Associates Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - Conference Room 203B

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide. We have placed over 27,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.

CS&A has thousands of teaching positions available in all primary and secondary subjects each year. All fees are paid by the client school; personal and professional placement services are free to the candidate.


Reading and Discussion with Neela Vaswani
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis

Reading and informal discussion by Neela Vaswani, author of You Have Given Me a Country (2010), a memoire about her bicultural and biracial family. Vaswani is a Skidmore alumna. She is the author as well of Where the Long Grass Bends and the recipient of the O. Henry Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize.


Wednesday 10/20

Carney Sandoe & Associates Interviews (Open to students only)
Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - Conference Room 203B

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide. We have placed over 27,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.

CS&A has thousands of teaching positions available in all primary and secondary subjects each year. All fees are paid by the client school; personal and professional placement services are free to the candidate.


Webinar: Federal Internships: Find and Apply for Summer 2011 (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Floor

This webinar, a product of the Partnership's Making the Difference Campaign, is for students interested in finding and applying for internships for Summer 2011, as well as those advisors looking for more information about federal opportunities to share with their students. During this session, we will highlight a number of exciting internships across government, and show you how to research, find and apply for an internship that's right for you. ** This webinar is meant for both students and advisors. **


 

Folk singer Sean Tyrrell performs " Who Killed James Joyce"
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Falstaff's

Drawing from the musical traditions of his native Galway, folk singer Sean Tyrrell returns to the brimming well of Irish poetry and summons a collection of poets, both living and the dead, to bring home a bountiful literary harvest delivered in his pure unadulterated voice with the sparest, bare-boned style on tenor guitar. Sean's 1999 release, The Orchard, was voted Best Folk Album by the readers if Irish Music Magazine.


 

Survivor Series: Gen. Eds Now or Later? (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: McClellan Hall - Lounge

What should you register for next semester? The Office of Academic Advising is here to help you determine which classes will get you ahead!

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 10/21

 

Intergroup Relations Informational Session for Spring 2011 Race Dialogues
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Case Center - ICC

Students interested in the two-credit dialogue courses on race in spring 2011 are invited to learn more at this meeting.


FEATURED EVENT

"SPLIT: A Divided America" Film Screening and Discussion with Director Kelly Nyks
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Co-Sponsored by the Government Department, English Department, American Studies Department, and Film Appreciation Troupe, this documentary and discussion will get Skidmore ready and excited for the upcoming elections in November!

Shocking and informative, SPLIT: A DIVIDED AMERICA takes a behind-the-scenes look at the partisanship dominating our politics. Balancing candid discussions with citizens coast to coast and commentary from some of the sharpest minds analyzing government and society today, it's a coast to coast investigation of the Divided States of America.


 

Albany Symphony Orchestra
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

With actors from Capital Repertory Theatre Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Complete Incidental Music)

*tickets available at albanysymphony.com or 518-465-4755


Friday 10/22

 

Multicultural Career Networking Reception in New York City (Open to students only)
Time: 11:45 AM- 11:45 PM

Location: Deutsche Bank, 60 Wall Street

Multicultural Student bus trip to New York City for invited students. Emily Torres '09 is this year's hostess at Deutsche Bank, 60 Wall Street.

This program offers Skidmore multicultural students the opportunity to meet many Skidmore alumni of color, learn about their career field and network for internships or jobs.

Career Services provides bus transportation to and from the City departing from Case Center at Noon and returning around midnight.

Register or login to CareerLink at https://skidmorecollege-csm.symplicity.com/students/and sign up by clicking on Events, Workshops, Multicultural Networking Reception


 

Skidmore Classic Volleyball Tournament
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center


FEATURED EVENT
 

Exploration of Arthur Miller's "Death Of A Salesman"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Blackbox Studio

A take on "Death of a Salesman," based on the 1966 Lee J. Dobb TV production, which was performed "live" in the studio without takes and edits. This is a glimpse back to the Golden Age of American acting, when the world was fixed on the power of the actor. Can we discover something about acting and ourselves by mimicking, in precise detail, the work of the past? This production embraces digital video and audio technologies as a tool for excavation.

October 22-24 & 28-31

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinees only which are at 2pm.

Seating is limited, so reservations are a must!


Saturday 10/23

 

Skidmore Classic Volleyball Tournament
Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center


 

Men's Soccer vs. Vassar
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Admissions Dance Open House
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Dance Center

Open House for prospective students. Classes in Ballet and Modern Class in Dance Studios I & II at 1:30 pm and Performance & Overview of Dance Department in the Dance Theater at 3:30 pm.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Exploration of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Blackbox Studio

A take on "Death of a Salesman," based on the 1966 Lee J. Dobb TV production, which was performed "live" in the studio without takes and edits. This is a glimpse back to the Golden Age of American acting, when the world was fixed on the power of the actor. Can we discover something about acting and ourselves by mimicking, in precise detail, the work of the past? This production embraces digital video and audio technologies as a tool for excavation.

October 22-24 & 28-31

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinees only which are at 2pm.

Seating is limited, so reservations are a must!


Sunday 10/24

 

Men's Soccer vs. RPI
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


FEATURED EVENT
 

Exploration of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Blackbox Studio

A take on "Death of a Salesman," based on the 1966 Lee J. Dobb TV production, which was performed "live" in the studio without takes and edits. This is a glimpse back to the Golden Age of American acting, when the world was fixed on the power of the actor. Can we discover something about acting and ourselves by mimicking, in precise detail, the work of the past? This production embraces digital video and audio technologies as a tool for excavation.

October 22-24 & 28-31

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinees only which are at 2pm.

Seating is limited, so reservations are a must!


FEATURED EVENT
 

ENCORE: Music and Motion
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

SaratogaArtsFest Presents:

Excerpts from Music and Motion: Swan Song and Hyperion String Quartet

Experience the superb choreography of Debra Fernandez--with the acclaimed Hyperion String Quartet playing works of composer Richard Danielpour. Numerous requests have called for a repeat of this magical performance from SaratogaArtsFest 2010 in June. A meet-the-artists reception follows.

TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE!!! Admission $25, $15 with 2010 SaratogaArtsFest ARTSPASS Advance sales available at www.SaratogaArtsFest.org or call 518-580-8010.


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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