Office of Communications
April 4, 2011 - April 10, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Alternative Spring Break: Volunteers in the Dominican Republic

Campus to host a week of guest speakers. The Lester W. Strock Lecture launches a week of talks by noted authors and experts.

Saratoga Reads to host talk on translation
Stephen Snyder of Middlebury College to speak; collection to be taken for earthquake relief.

April is Autism Awareness Month
Students in PS 212B are sponsoring a number of events to increase awareness.

Homerathon! 2011 scheduled for April 5

The annual Classics Department celebration is open to the campus community.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Adams a winner at Y fund raiser, Morser and Stern are interviewed, Rogoff gives several readings, Domozych an invited lecturer.

Thoroughbred Sports Update
Men's, women's lacrosse celebrate weekend victories.

Daily Events

Monday 4/4

FEATURED EVENT
 

Lester W. Strock Lecture: "Seeing the forest and the trees"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

"Seeing the forest and the trees: wood in streams of the Colorado Front Range"


Tuesday 4/5

 

Gallery Talk: "Unstable Ground"
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

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

With curators Karen Kellogg, Skidmore Environmental Studies, and Skidmore student Nicholas Liu-Sontag.

Join them as they discuss their decisions juxtaposing early twentieth-century images of the Saratoga Lake watershed with contemporary views they photographed during a 2010 summer collaborative research project.


 

When speculation becomes truth: Forced fabrication and false eyewitness memories
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium


Wednesday 4/6

 

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 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


YMCA Glens Falls Internships (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Case Desk area

The Glens Falls YMCA currently has two internship opportunities, Development Intern and Marketing Intern. These are both flexible and can be completed during the school year or over the summer.

The Glens Falls YMCA has opened a second branch and is implementing a new national brand image. Another highlight of the opportunities is that some of the assignments may be completed remotely as long as the student has access to a computer lab or the necessary software.


 

Curator's Tour: "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"
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.

With curator Lisa Aronson, associate professor of Art History at Skidmore College.


 

"American Freakout: Christian Nationalism and the Tea Party"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Michelle Goldberg is a journalist and author based in Brooklyn. Her first book, the New York Times bestseller "Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism," explored the ascendant politico-religious fundamentalism dominating the Republican Party and, at the time, the Bush administration.

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it ?an impressive piece of lucid journalism?carefully researched and riveting.? After "Kingdom Coming" came out, Goldberg spent two years traveling the world to research "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World," a book about the globalization of battles over women's rights.

Goldberg is a columnist for The Daily Beast and for Tablet, and her work has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, Glamour, Newsweek, The Guardian (UK) and many other publications. Her third book, about the world-traveling adventuress, actress and yoga evangelist Indra Devi, will be published by Knopf in 2013.


 

Carr Residency Lecture: "The Business of Conservation: A Conversation with Carter Roberts"
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Carr Residency Lecture: "The Business of Conservation: A Conversation with Carter Roberts, President and CEO of WWF-US"


Thursday 4/7

 

Softball vs. Green Mountain (Doubleheader)
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Softball Diamond


 

Baseball vs. Hamilton
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


 

The View from Pakistan: A discussion with Mr. Faqir S. Asif Hussain, Consul General for the Consulate of Pakistan in New York
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

A discussion and question-and-answer session moderated by Sumita Pahwa, Department of Government at Skidmore College

Thursday April 7 at 4 p.m. in Davis Auditorium at Skidmore College

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Sponsored by the Government Department


FEATURED EVENT
 

Lecture by Cornel West
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Dr. Cornel West, the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton, comes to Skidmore as the result of a collaboration among the divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Human Resources in support of Goal Two of the College's Strategic Plan: intercultural and global understanding. Dr. West will lend his voice to an ongoing campuswide discussion of race, gender, class, religion and nation.


Friday 4/8

 

Admissions Accepted Candidates Day (Class of 2015)
Time: 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Filene Recital Hall

Accepted Candidates Days (April 8, 15, and 18) are for prospective students (and families) who have been accepted by Skidmore's Admissions Office for the Class of 2015. It makes great sense especially for those who are undecided about their final selection of a college or university.


"In the Money: 20 Savvy Financial Moves to Help You Get on Track, Stay on Track & Build for the Future After Graduation" Luncheon and Workshop (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upstairs Banquet Room

We would like to invite you to join us for an enjoyable luncheon and workshop with Susan L. S. Schell.

Susan is a Certified Financial Planner? practitioner who is offering a program based on her easy to understand activity book (which will be distributed at the luncheon), ?In the Money: 20 Savvy Financial Moves to Help You ? Get on Track, Stay on Track & Build for the Future After Graduation.?

This educational program teaches basic money management skills and will provide valuable information on ways you too can achieve financial success for the future.


Upstate New York Biocareer Connection
Time: 12:45 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Ithaca College, Emerson Suites, Ithaca, NY

Wondering what Upstate NY has to offer in the field of bioscience?

Biocareer Connection

This is a chance for job seekers and bioscience related companies in New York to connect with one another, share their expectations and opportunities, network and form business relationships, and increase awareness of what type of bioscience careers exist in this area.


Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series: Reducing Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd floor Rooms 1 and 2

Dr. Joey Sprague, professor of sociology and director of undergraduate students at the Univesity of Kansas, will give a lecture and conduct a workshop titled "Reducing Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations."

Abstracts of workshop presentations:

?Student Ratings: Evaluating Teaching or Evaluating Gender??

Institutions are placing increasing weight on the use of student rating scales to evaluate teaching. Are these scales evaluating teaching or something else? Decades of research in social cognition and in the sociology of gender demonstrate that we all see one another through gendered lenses. This lecture offers an overview of the main findings in these research traditions and describes studies that directly test the question of whether or not students are holding their teachers to gendered standards.

?Gender & the Evaluation of Teaching: What Can We Do??

In this workshop, we evaluate and work to improve the reliability and validity of student rating scales now in use. We also think through more generally the implications of evaluation methodology for how to evaluate teaching at this institution.


 

Punctuation II: Punctuation's Here to Stay (Open to students only)
Time: 2:30 PM- 3:45 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 103

This Grammar Clinic will focus on usage of colons, apostrophes, dashes, hyphens, quotation marks, and capitalization.


 

Kuroda Symposium - Guest Speaker Virginia Scharff
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium


Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Selected dance majors present their choreography performed by Skidmore student dancers.


 

Jazz Trumpet Recital by Daniel Papson
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

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


Saturday 4/9

FEATURED EVENT
 

Filene Scholarship Competition
Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Auditions throughout the day by talented high school seniors


 

Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Selected dance majors present their choreography performed by Skidmore student dancers.


 

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.


FEATURED EVENT

Performance by Spoken Word Artist Andrea Gibson
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Spoken word artist Andrea Gibson will be performing in Gannett Auditorium on Saturday, April 9th at 5:30pm.

Gibson is a highly-acclaimed slam poet who speaks to issues of gender, sexuality, racism, classism, prison systems, war and love. She is coming as the guest of the American Studies department, on behalf of Professor Beck Krefting's Disorderly Women class with co-sponsorship from: The Speaker's Bureau, Skidmore Pride Alliance, Hip Hop Alliance, EAC, The Center, Feminist Action Network, the Sociology Department, and the Gender Studies Department. Check her out at: http://www.andreagibson.org/ Gibson's performance will be part of a day-long event called (Dis)orderly Voices, featuring events and programming that give voice to different identities at Skidmore and beyond. More information will follow in the coming weeks.


 

Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Selected dance majors present their choreography performed by Skidmore student dancers.


 

Senior Composition Recital - Works by Peri Strongwater
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

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


Sunday 4/10

 

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

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


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.


  [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.


FEATURED EVENT
  [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.


FEATURED EVENT
  [3/26 - 7/31] Tang Museum Exhibit: "Alumni Invitational 3"

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

The third Alumni Invitational organized by the Tang Museum. Presented as a part of the Tang's 10th anniversary, four Skidmore alumni artists will be shown in the museum's Wachenheim Gallery. Several works by each artist will offer a focused look at the diverse and inventive practices of Skidmore's alumni. Artists will be announced in Spring 2011.


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