Office of Communications
April 11, 2011 - April 17, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Students respond to local, international concerns

Career Jam to return to campus this spring
It's bigger than 2010, and offers more programming on the job search.

Swan Lake to be performed at Zankel April 15-16
Dance, music departments to collaborate on gala presentation.

Freirich Competition heats up; final round nears
Seven teams of students ready for April 14 decision.

North Woods Stewardship Day announced
Event includes guided walks, information on sustainability and natural environment.

Concert to feature NYCB clarinetist Steven Hartman
Matinee performance to be artist's Skidmore debut.

Filmmaker to discuss, screen documentaries
Latin American Studies to host visit by Francesco Taboada Tabone.

Soccer teams schedule Soccer Without Borders camp

The camp, for younger players, will take place during the public school vacation week.

Faculty-Staff achievements
Kennelly is published and interviewed by Irish media, Simon leads library book discussion on William James.


Thoroughbred sports update
Virtually every spring team sees weekend action.




Daily Events

Monday 4/11

 

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, and more. Kaplan helps individuals achieve their educational and career goals.


 

Changing Chocolate: Indigenous Cooperatives in Ecuador (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

You can experience a flavorful journey into the world of gourmet dark chocolate in this blind tasting of chocolates.

This educational and sensory-stimulating lecture helps you learn to distinguish chocolate notes, discern roasting techniques and recognize origins. You will savor gourmet chocolates from around the world during the session, meanwhile learning to develop control of the palate and texture identification. The audience will gain familiarity with the numerous stages in cocoa production and bean preparation from an Amazon cocoa grower.

Then, an experienced chocolatier will talk about the regional flavors of cocoa beans, the process involved in chocolate making, and the economic impact of the world's third most important commodity. Farmer-owned chocolate bars processed nearby in the cocoa groves will be matched up against the top-rated leading gourmet, fair trade, and organic dark chocolates in a blind tasting that will challenge even experienced chocoholics.

Kallari Chocolate is the only world-class dark chocolate made by indigenous farmers who are 100% owners of their own line of chocolate bar. Human rights campaigns, environmental researchers, and discerning food critics have praised the Kallari line of organic gourmet bars.


Tuesday 4/12

 

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


Janet Littlefield '98 Friends of Little Field Home Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor, Case Desk area

Come hear Janet talk about the full-time nonprofit organization she founded called Friends of Little Field Home. Found out about volunteering with this organization.

The organization's mission is to financially support the Little Field Home in Chigamba Village, Malawi. Little Field Home is a home for over 70 orphans and vulnerable children. The goals of the organization are to care for the children and empower the people and create a self-sustaining community through programs in education, health care and commerce. They work firsthand with the community in Chigamba Village and other surrounding villages of Malawi.


 

Curator's Tour: "Alumni Invitational 3"
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 Ian Berry, Malloy Curator at the Tang Museum.


 

Men's Lacrosse vs. Middlebury
Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Lecture by Dr. Kenneth Liegner, "Chronic & Neurologic Lyme Disease: An Epidemic Denied"
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Dr. Kenneth Liegner, Lyme specialist and contributor to the book titled "Coping with Lyme Disease," will discuss recent topics in Lyme disease research, diagnosis, and prevention.

Sponsored by the Honors Forum (A citizenship project supporting the nonprofit organization Time for Lyme, Inc.

Dr. Kenneth Liegner is a board-certified internist with additional training in pathology and critical care medicine, practicing in Pawling, N.Y. He has been actively involved in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and related disorders since 1988. He has published articles on Lyme disease in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented poster abstracts and talks at national and international conferences on Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. He has cared for many persons seriously ill with chronic and neurologic Lyme disease. His work has focused on the serious morbidity and (occasional) mortality that can eventuate from this aspect of the illness. He has emphasized the urgent need for widespread clinical availability of improved methods of diagnostic testing and for development of improved methods of treatment for Lyme disease in all its stages. He holds the first United States patent issued proposing application of acaricide to deer for areawide control of deer-tick populations as a means of reducing the incidence of Lyme disease.


 

Beg, Borrow, or Steal? Plagiarism Is Not a Pretty Sight (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - Room 103

This workshops will focus on plagiarism?why it has become a pressing issue, how to check for inadvertent plagiarizing, and how to prevent fear of plagiarizing from stifling the writing process.


"Waiting for Superman" Film Screening and Discussion
Time: 6:15 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upper Level

Students in SO219C: Race & Power will be hosting and facilitating a discussion about race, class, and the U.S. educational system, with the help of the film "Waiting for Superman."

Directed by Davis Guggenheim, the Academy Award-winning director of "An Inconvenient Truth," "Waiting for Superman" (2010) is a deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the U.S. and how it is affecting our children. Fueled by his conscience and electrified by the possibilities for change, Guggenheim sets off on a probing journey into the lives of five unforgettable kids whose dreams, hopes and untapped potential reveal all that it is at stake at this critical moment.? www.waitingforsuperman.com/synopsis


 

Film Screening & Discussion: "Maguey"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Mexican filmmaker Francesco Taboada will offer a Q&A after a screening of his documentary film "Maguey." The film looks at this plant, a symbol of Mexico, that has been used by generations of the Otomí and Nahua peoples of Mexico to make pulque, food, homes, clothes, and more. Despite its practical and symbolic importance, the maguey cactus is currently at risk of extinction. This film, in Taboada's words, "rescues the living memory of a fight to preserve our identity."


Wednesday 4/13

 

Baseball vs. Southern Vermont
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


Autism Awareness Event: Parent Network
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - Room 280

This event is part of the monthlong Autism Awareness campaign and will feature a panel of parents who will share their stories and discuss their experiences in raising a child with Autism.


 

Survivor Series: I Still Have to Live With My Parents? (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wilmarth Hall

Anxious about living with your parents this summer? Then don't miss this opportunity to talk with the Counseling Center about moving back home!

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.


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Williams
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Alex Sanchez - Pride Alliance Keynote Speaker
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Alex Sanchez will discuss personal stories about growing up gay and a Mexican immigrant, how he came to write his books, the remarkable effect his books are having on young people across the country and internationally, issues of sexual orientation and homophobia, and the impact each individual can have on the world. It?s an upbeat and inspiring presentation about overcoming challenges, being true to yourself, and helping to make a better world.


One Night Stand Talent Show
Time: 9:30 PM- 11:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

Please join the Office of Student Diversity Programs for the third Annual One Night Stand Talent Show. Come share your talent. Cash prizes for audience favorites.


Thursday 4/14

 

Kenneth Freirich Business Plan Competition and Award Ceremony
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

The 2011 Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition will award prizes valued at $7,500 to the Skidmore student or team of students who writes the best business plan. The prizes are intended to act as a catalyst to help students start a new business or to assist the development of their existing business.

A panel of experts made up of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, accountants, lawyers, executives and members of the Department of Management and Business will evaluate the submitted business plans. They will narrow the submissions to a list of finalists, and then serve as judges for a formal presentation of those business plans to be held in April.


 

Softball vs. MCLA (Doubleheader)
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Softball Diamond


FEATURED EVENT
 

"Romeo & Juliet" by William Shakespeare
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

Shakespeare's classic tale of forbidden love, feuds, and revenge as viewed through the power and passion of the tango world of Buenos Aires.

April 14-17 and April 21-23, 2011

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinee 4/17 only which is at 2pm.


Friday 4/15

 

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.


Career Jam 2011 (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 2:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor & Ladd 206 & 307

* 2-5 p.m., miniclasses on improving your resume, interviewing skills, and job search strategy

* 3-4:30 p.m., Networking with mentors

* 4:30 p.m., the return of the Shark Tank Competition for the Parents Council Summer Funded Internship Award, Faculty Staff Club, 2nd Floor Case Center

Watch the five chosen finalists presentations vying for paid internship scholarships


Open Meeting to review the Middle States Periodic Review Report
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Rochester
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


FEATURED EVENT
 

"Romeo & Juliet" by William Shakespeare
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

Shakespeare's classic tale of forbidden love, feuds, and revenge as viewed through the power and passion of the tango world of Buenos Aires.

April 14-17 and April 21-23, 2011

All performances at 8 p.m. except 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on 4/17.


 

Inside the Business of Sex Trafficking: A True Story of a Modern Day Abolitionist
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

What does justice look like in our global world and economy? What does it look like for you to be a modern day abolitionist?

Alissa Moore '07, a Skidmore Alum, will be on campus on April 15 to discuss her work as an abolitionist as a co-founder of Nomi Network an organization that works to leverage the marketplace to eradicate sexual slavery.

Sex traffic survivors cry out: "Know me, know my story, know my success."

Join us.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Skidmore Ballet and Orchestra Gala: Swan Lake Act II
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Two performances. Staged by Denise Warner Limoli, based on 1895 Ivanov choreography. Performed by the Skidmore Dance Department Classical Ballet Workshop and the Skidmore Orchestra, Anthony Holland music director.


 

Accents Spring Jam
Time: 10:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


Annual Scholarship Dinner

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

By invitation only.


Saturday 4/16

 

Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM

Location: Dana Science Center

The HRUMC is a one-day mathematics conference held annually each Spring semester at rotating institutions, and attended by students & faculty from various universities, colleges, & community colleges in New York & New England (so far!.) The first meeting was held in 1994 at Siena College in Loudonville, NY. The conference features short talks by students & faculty and a longer invited address by a noted mathematician. Lunch & other light refreshments are served.

The goal of the HRUMC is to provide undergraduates with the experience of attending and/or presenting at a professional mathematics meeting designed primarily with the student in mind. We hope to establish at the conference an atmosphere that sends the message welcome to the mathematics community!

In light of this goal, we solicit student & faculty talks, scheduling them in concurrent sessions (organized by topic, as at AMS meetings.) In particular, many sessions feature talks by both students and faculty. There are talks which appeal to specialists as well as talks which are accessible to first & second-year students. Some talks describe original research done by faculty, students, or by students in collaboration with faculty, while others are more expository in nature.


 

Women's Tennis vs. Williams
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

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.


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. William Smith
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Men's Lacrosse vs. Union
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


FEATURED EVENT
 

"Romeo & Juliet" By William Shakespeare
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

Shakespeare's classic tale of forbidden love, feuds, and revenge as viewed through the power and passion of the tango world of Buenos Aires.

April 14-17 and April 21-23, 2011

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinee 4/17 only which is at 2pm.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Skidmore Ballet and Orchestra Gala: Swan Lake Act II
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Two performances! Staged by Denise Warner Limoli, based on 1895 Ivanov choreography. Performed by the Skidmore Dance Department Classical Ballet Workshop and the Skidmore Orchestra, Anthony Holland, music director. A reception will follow the performance.


 

Men's Crew vs. Middlebury & UVM

Location: Fish Creek


 

North Woods Stewardship Day


Sunday 4/17

 

Baseball vs. Union (Doubleheader)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


FEATURED EVENT
 

"Romeo & Juliet" By William Shakespeare
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

Shakespeare's classic tale of forbidden love, feuds and revenge as viewed through the power and passion of the ,tango world of Buenos Aires.

April 14-17 and April 21-23, 2011

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinee 4/17 only which is at 2pm.


 

Brass Chamber Ensembles Recital
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel


 

Clarinet Guest Artist: Steve Hartman
Time: 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Steve Hartman plays in the New York City Ballet Orchestra and in the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center.

"A member of the Music Project and the Arioso Wind Quintet, Mr. Hartman is an experienced player and a comfortably assured performer" - The New York Times

Tickets are available at www.skidmore.showclix.com


 

Master Class with Steve Hartman
Time: 6:00 PM

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

Steve Hartman plays clarinet for the New York City Ballet Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center.

"A member of the Music Project and the Arioso Wind Quintet, Mr. Hartman is an experienced player and a comfortably assured performer" - The New York Times


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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