Office of Communications & Marketing
February 21, 2011 - February 27, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

A Pilot Project in Composting

Dean to deliver 2011 Moseley Faculty Research Lecture
Mathematical puzzles and pearls are the topic of the lecture, a highlight of the academic calendar.

Baritone Timothy Mix to make Saratoga Springs debut

The artist will present a concert at Zankel Music Center on Feb. 25.

Aronson to present annual Art History Lecture
She'll drawn on the current Tang exhibition that she co-curated to explore environmental issues in African art.

Program to share Dispatches from the Banana Lands
Visiting filmmaker Jason Glaser will discuss the social upheaval and violence intrinsic to the production of bananas.

Hustvedt to participate in 'Memoir vs. Fiction' event
Author reschedules visit; will be on campus Feb. 22.

Class of 2014: Doing well by doing good
Students host Valentine's Day flower sale to benefit Franklin Community Center.

CTW: Steve Mazza '07
Alum's first album supports South African orphanage.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Nathan takes helm at NASSH, Mercier co-chairs CASE event, Van Hook leads winter hike.

Thoroughbred Sports Update

Women's basketball victorious at Big Green Scream.

Daily Events

Monday 2/21


Skidmore cello concert
Time: 7:30 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Ann Alton, music director

Tuesday 2/22


Annual Art History Lecture: "Being Green in Africa"
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

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

Lisa Aronson?s lecture relates the environmental theme of her recently launched Tang exhibition, Environment and Object ? Recent African Art to two areas of her research on African art and visual culture. First, she looks at the work of Nigerian photographer Jonathan Adagogo Green, active between 1890 and 1905, whose photographs, she argues, played an important role in legitimizing British control of land and resource as the colonizers lay the foundation for Nigeria. Second, she explores several ways in which Africans, in recent years, have come to use textiles to address issues related to ecology and resource management as they seek to take control of their environment.


Lecture: Dispatches from the Banana Lands
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

For consumers, bananas are a delicious and nutritious start to to the day, a healthy snack and a fixture in our fruit bowls. For millions of residents in the banana lands, the production of bananas means social upheaval, violence and pesticide poisoning. NGO director, filmmaker and investigator Jason Glaser is exploring the origins of these disparate realities, and is hosting a conversation on how workers, producers and consumers can address this disconnect

Mr. Glaser will address these specific problems in the banana industry and share how they are a reflection of a wider problem in industrial agriculture throughout Latin America, especially in the sugar industry. The aim is to open up a dialog at Skidmore about what we can do about these problems and how we can help facilitate solutions.

Wednesday 2/23


Admissions Open House for HS juniors and sophomores
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall

The Admissions Office encourages high school juniors and sophomores to attend one of our six open house programs this spring: Introduction to Skidmore: Beginning the College Search Process. The program includes remarks from the directors of Admissions and the First-Year Experience, a student panel, application information, and general campus tours as well as tours of the science and arts facilities. All the Spring 2011 open house dates are listed below:

Wednesday, February 23

Wednesday, March 23

Wednesday, March 30

Wednesday, April 6

Tuesday, April 12

Thursday, April 21


Kaplan test prep and admissions information table
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 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.


Jansport at Skidmore College
Time: 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center - In front of The Skidmore Shop

Stop into the SkidShop between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23 and save on any Jansport item in the store. You'll also get a free Jansport gift with every purchase. While supplies last.


Edwin M. Moseley Lecture
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Thursday 2/24


United Students Against Sweatshops
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Case Center

Formed in 1997, United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is a grassroots organization of youthsand students who believe that a powerful and dynamic labor movement will ensure greater justice for all people. We use our unique roles of students as consumers, workers, and members of the campus community to win victories that set precedents in the struggle for self-determination of working people everywhere, particularly campus workers and garment workers who make collegiate licensed apparel.


Progressive Fashion Show General Interest Meeting
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

Progressive Fashion Show is an annual event to celebrate the earth, sustainability, and various cultures and experiences, and to stand in solidarity with historically oppressed and exploited groups such as women, LGBTQs, Latinos, Africans, and other racial minorities.

Progressive Fashion is looking designers, models, executives, and sympathizers. Join the party!

Friday 2/25


Real World Business Etiquette Dinner (Open to students only)
Time: 5:45 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

What are the keys to successful career networking?

Want to know how to get an edge on the competition?

Learn how to build your personal brand and how to market yourself.

All students are invited to join the Alumni Board of Directors and Professor Paul Calhoun for a reception, dinner and networking session that will explain how to present the most valuable asset you possess: you!


Timothy Mix, baritone
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Christopher Cano, piano

Saturday 2/26


Master Class with Timothy Mix
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - ELM (Room 117)


Men's Tennis vs. Vassar
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Men's Lacrosse vs. Babson
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Tang Family Saturdays
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

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

Family Saturday programs include a brief tour followed by a hands-on art activity. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions.

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.

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

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Wachenheim 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.

[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.

[2/1 - 5/3] Weekly Meditation and Movement
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

A mixture of chanting, silent meditation and yoga-type movements, each session focused on cultivating a particular quality or attribute of life. All welcome; come whenever your schedule permits, we meet every Tuesday. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket.

  [2/5 - 7/31] "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"

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

"Environment and Object in Recent African Art" will examine recent African art according to two fluid and often intertwined aesthetic and conceptual frameworks: the impact of the environment on contemporary African life, and the use of found objects and appropriated materials as a recurring presence in current African art. Curated by Lisa Aronson, associate professor of Art History at Skidmore, and John Weber, Dayton Director of the Tang.