Office of Communications
September 5, 2011 - September 11, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


How I Spent My Summer Internship

Fall term starts with leadership training
Over 400 prepare for new semester with daylong workshop.

Teach in China program draws large, diverse group

Almost 100 students have become involved in the program over two decades.

Millhauser book a collection of new and favorite stories
NYT critic calls author "a quiet, enigmatic master of the medium-long-to-long story..."

"Lip Dub" draws thousands downtown
Skidmore students in the mix for music video.

Sculptor-painter Whiting Tennis launches Tang's new season

This is the first solo show for the artist, who hails from the Pacific Northwest.

Thoroughbred Sports update

Men's soccer notches first victory while field hockey downs Babson.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Part one of a round-up of summer activities.


Daily Events

Monday 9/5

 

New Student Orientation - Day2 (Open to students only)

Location: Various locations

- 10:30a-12:30p, "The Skidmazing Race" - Case Green

- 1:30p-2:30p, Closing Ceremony of "The Skidmazing Race" - Case Green

- 2:30p-4:40p, Dining Services Work Study Orientation - Murray Akins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor

- 3:30p-5:00p, Games on the Green - Case Green

- 8:00p, Showcase I - JKB Theater

- 10:00p, Showcase II - JKB Theater


Tuesday 9/6

 

Blackboard: The Basics (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

Learn the basics of creating and developing a course in Blackboard 9.1. This hands-on workshop will cover the specifics of developing a course, including posting materials. Participants will work in their own Blackboard courses and should bring to the session any course materials they want to upload or work with during the workshop. Files need to be on a flash drive (readable in a USB port) or on CD.


 

Incoming Honors Forum Student Meeting
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium


 

Checking Privilege at the Door: Living the Mission of the College (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Simulcast in Davis and Emerson Auditoriums.


 

Men's Soccer vs. New Paltz
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

New Student Orientation - Day3 (Open to students only)

Location: Various Locations

-8:30a-9:45a, Quantitative Reasoning Review Session - Emerson Auditorium

-10:00a-11:15a, Scribner Seminar Meet & Greet - Assigned Rooms

-11:30a-6:00p, Quantitative Reasoning Exam - Harder 202 & 203

-12:00p-5:00p, Individual Advising Appointments - Assigned rooms

-1:00p-2:30p, "The J Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All" with Jay Friedman, [Group1 North Quad - Wait, Howe-Rounds, Jonsson] - JKB Theater

-3:00p-4:00p, Special Advising

-3:00p-4:30p, "The J Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All" with Jay Friedman, [Group2 South Quad - Kimball, McClellan, Penfield, Wiecking, Wilmarth] - JKB Theater

-4:00p-5:30p, Honors Forum Colloquium Meeting - Emerson Auditorium

-7:00p-9:00p, Checking Privilege at the Door: Living the Mission of the College


Wednesday 9/7

 

Blackboard: Communication Tools (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

You will learn about tools that can be used to effectively communicate with students. How to use the Announcements tool for effective one-way, just-in-time communication. Tools for two-way communication, including Calendar, Email and Discussions. Grading discussion postings and effectively manage discussion threads. How to facilitate real-time synchronous communication using the Chat and Who's Online tools.


 

Quantitative Reasoning (Open to students only)
Time: 3:00 PM- 5:45 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

3:00p-4:15p, Quantitative Reasoning Review Session 4:15p-5:45p, Quantitative Reasoning Exam


Thursday 9/8

 

Blackboard: Collaboration Tools (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

One of the key features of Blackboard is how it helps students feel connected. This workshop will help you move beyond the discussion board and explore the other collaboration tools that Blackboard has to offer. We will cover blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and other collaboration tools.


 

Honors Forum Induction Ceremony
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - Atrium


Friday 9/9

 

Opening Reception (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Scribner House

Opening Reception for Faculty and Staff.


Saturday 9/10

 

Women's Soccer vs. Farmingdale (Skidmore Invitational)
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Sitar Faculty Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Skidmore Music Department Lecturer Veena Chandra is a renowned sitarist, composer, and choreographer. Known for her skill and sensitivity as a performer, Chandra has been praised for her ability to communicate the beauty and complexity of North Indian classical music to the western listener.


Sunday 9/11

 

Women's Soccer vs. Westfield St. (Skidmore Invitational)
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

An Afternoon of Chamber Music
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Skidmore Music Department Lecturers Patrice Malatestinic, Josh Rodriguez and Evan Mack come together with french horn, violin, and piano for this special Trio concert.

Works include Brahms Trio in E flat, Opus 40, a piece by Trygve Madsen, and an original composition by Evan Mack.


 

9/11 Memorial Observance
Time: 5:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Musical program to be announced.


Ongoing Events

[5/28 - 9/18] "MELT"
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

"MELT" is inspired by the notion that the material world is not fixed and certain, "MELT" presents works from the museum's collection in which artists expose the fluid nature of things we might not usually consider fluid. The works in this exhibition probe the boundaries between visible and invisible, organic and inorganic, solid and liquid, exploring ideas about structure, perception, mutability, and interconnectedness.


FEATURED EVENT
  [9/3 - 12/30] Opener 22: Whiting Tennis
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Whiting Tennis creates paintings, sculptures, and drawings populated by mysterious forms that are at once recognizable yet otherworldly.


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