Office of Communications
October 17, 2011 - October 23, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Fresh Faces

Ensemble ACJW returns for 8th Skidmore residency
Popular Carnegie Hall Premieres series resumes this week.

Alum to offer advice on starting a business

Brian Kelley '00 to share his story in Oct. 17 presentation.

October lecture series on Buddhism to start
Scholar Rita Gross will talk Monday on feminism and Buddhism.

Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice to give reading

He'll share new work from his collection, Poems of Faith and Doubt.

Sculptor John Galt to describe, demonstrate pour

He wraps up series on intersection of art, science.

Can we feed the world?
Distinguished scientist Wilhelm Gruissem will tell us how.

Experts to debate the future of our cities
Oct. 20 ES sponsored-panel to feature noted authorities.

Pilgrims of the Night to be staged

Show opens this week in Black Box theater.

Show us your Skidmore!
CTM photo, video contests under way.

Thoroughbred Sports Update
Women's tennis players claim five of nine state titles.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Please see the Oct. 24 edition of Scope Weekly for a detailed update.

Daily Events

Monday 10/17

Living the Liberal Arts Panel: Art History
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

Alumni talk with students about what they did with their AH degrees.


Living the Liberal Arts in Art History Career Panel and Reception (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upstairs Banquet Room

Explore the links between liberal learning during your college years and post-graduate professional opportunities, advanced education, and career development.


Guest Speaker Presentation: Brian Kelley Class of 2000
Time: 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Guest Speaker Presentation


Lecture: "Buddhism and Feminism: Reflections of a Buddhist Feminist"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Dr. Gross is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and author of "Buddhism after Patriarchy."


Tuesday 10/18

 

A Resolution of the Arts & Sciences: Lecture by John Galt
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Professor John Galt will speak about melting iron in the cupola furnace. The talk will include a brief history of iron casting; the anatomy of the cupola furnace and how it works; and the project of designing and building the furnace, which was done at Skidmore.

The talk will be followed by an iron pour demo using the cupola furnace.


The Sense of a Sentence II: Grammar and Style Workshop (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 282

Sentences help us understand our experience. This review of fundamentals will focus on recognizing types of clauses and phrases and on manipulating them, along with appropriate punctuation, to create clarity and specificity.


Gender Studies Fall Dinner (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn - dining room

By invitation only


 

Teach in China - Interest Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

Come learn more about the Skidmore Teach in China program open to Skidmore alums!


Carney Sandoe & Associates Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B Conf Rm

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 U.S. and overseas. We have placed over 14,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977. CS&A works with more private, independent and like-kind schools (k-12, urban, suburban and rural, boarding and day, single-sex and co-educational) than any other educational recruitment firm in the country. CS&A has thousands of 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, and teacher certification is not necessary but can be useful.


Poetry Reading by Gabriel Fitzmaurice
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice will read from his newly published collection "Poems of Faith and Doubt" as well as selections from his over forty published works in English and Irish.


Wednesday 10/19

Carney Sandoe & Associates Interviews (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Fl. Conf, Rm.

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. We have placed over 20,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.

CS&A has thousands of positions available in all primary and secondary subjects each year. Personal and professional placement services are free to the job-seeking candidate.

List of requirements:

Candidates will need at least a BA/BS in the subject area they will be teaching, although minors or concentrations can be acceptable for the following areas: chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and Spanish. Experience working with children between the ages of 5-18 is preferred. The ability to coach or direct extracurricular activities is very helpful.

Teacher certification is not required.


 

Jam Session with Ensemble ACJW and Veena Chandra
Time: 3:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Case Center

The classical strings of Carnegie Hall Ensemble ACJW meets the complexity of the North Indian Sitar.


 

"Eyewitness in Kabul: one month in war-torn Afghanistan"
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Lecture and Q&A about the effects on the people of Afghanistan of our ten-year war there.

Ed Kinane just returned from a month in Kabul, and was in Iraq with Voices in the Wilderness for five months at the time of "Shock and Awe" in 2003. He has been a life-long activist for social causes, having traveled in Africa for three years, and joined the anti-apartheid movement there and in the U.S. He has demonstrated against the School for the Americas and been jailed twice for it (a total of 12 months).


 

Teach in China - Interest Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Come learn more about the Skidmore Teach in China program open to Skidmore alums!


 

Men's Soccer vs. RPI
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Distinguished Science Lecture Series "Can We Still Feed the World in 2050?"
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


Talk: Elizabeth Newman (Open to campus community only.)

Location: Palamountain Hall - TBA

Elizabeth Newman, Archaeology of Colonial Foodways in Puebla, Mexico


Thursday 10/20

First Investors Corporation Group Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Bolton Hall - 100


First Investors Corporation Group Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 100


FEATURED EVENT
 

"The Long Emergency vs NYC's Resurgency" A Debate about the Future of Cities
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

"The Long Emergency vs NYC's Resurgency" A Debate about the Future of Cities with Paul Steely White, Executive Director - Transportation Alternatives and James Howard Kunstler, Author Moderator: Jeff Olson - Alta Planning + Design We live a time of either the collapse of our society or the emergence of innovative solutions. This extraordinary evening will feature two of America's most interesting voices: James Howard Kunstler, whose book The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, is an apocalyptic vision of a post-oil future, and Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives, a leader who is helping to transform New York City into a livable metropolis. Both speakers share a common vision of the need for a sustainable future - the debate will focus on whether or not change is possible in light of our modern condition.


 

Len Jenkin's "Pilgrims of the Night"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

"Pilgrims Of The Night" is set at a ferry landing on a stormy night. A rag-tag group of strangers arrive and to pass the time each one tells or invents a story. Each story gets stranger and stranger. In Jenkin?s personal style, this play revolves around a group of people in an extreme situation. In addition to being a weird and funny play, there is also something very tender expressed through this group of mismatched humans.


Friday 10/21

 

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

Location: Deutsche Bank, 60 Wall Street, NYC

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.


 

Library Informance with ACJW
Time: 12:15 PM

Location: Scribner Library

Ensemble ACJW performs in the Scribner Library


Peace Corps Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM

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

Peace Corps is a life-defining leadership experience. Peace Corps Volunteers gain valuable skills and experience that will help in any career path from fluency in foreign languages, to international experience, and cross-cultural understanding. Volunteers returning from abroad have used their Peace Corps experience as the foundation for successful careers in a variety of areas, from government to business to education.

Also, the Peace Corps offers graduate school opportunities.

To learn more visit their website


Peace Corps Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Peace Corps is a life-defining leadership experience. Peace Corps Volunteers gain valuable skills and experience that will help in any career path from fluency in foreign languages, to international experience, and cross-cultural understanding. Volunteers returning from abroad have used their Peace Corps experience as the foundation for successful careers in a variety of areas, from government to business to education.

Also, the Peace Corps offers graduate school opportunities.

To learn more visit their website


Esperantos at The Skidmore Shop (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center

Esperantos returns to The SkidShop to give students a nice sampling of their amazing late night menu.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Carnegie Hall Premieres Ensemble ACJW
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

This inspirational collective of young music professionals concludes its eighth Skidmore residency with a special culminating concert. Their residency ismade possible by the generous support of Beverly Sanders Payne '59 and David B. Payne. Program to include: World premiere of new work by composer Ryan Gallagher. LOEFFLER: Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano MOZART: Viola Quintet in G Minor, K. 516

7pm Pre-Concert Lecture by Benjamin Givan


FEATURED EVENT
 

Len Jenkin's "Pilgrims of the Night"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

"Pilgrims Of The Night" is set at a ferry landing on a stormy night. A rag-tag group of strangers arrive and to pass the time each one tells or invents a story. Each story gets stranger and stranger. In Jenkin?s personal style, this play revolves around a group of people in an extreme situation. In addition to being a weird and funny play, there is also something very tender expressed through this group of mismatched humans.


Saturday 10/22

 

North Woods Service Day
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Falstaff's

Please join us for the Fall North Woods Clean-Up & Service Day! We will join together to clean up and maintain the trails in the North Woods, to help keep them beautiful and accessible. We hope you will come and join us at 10 AM at Falstaff's in order to get things started and to break up into teams to head out into the woods! If you have particular experience with trail maintenance or building, or would like to bring a group from the community to help out, we would love to coordinate with you! If you plan to come, please RSVP to Riley at sustainability@skidmore.edu.


 

Volleyball vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Volleyball vs. Clarkson
Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Len Jenkin's "Pilgrims of the Night"
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

"Pilgrims Of The Night" is set at a ferry landing on a stormy night. A rag-tag group of strangers arrive and to pass the time each one tells or invents a story. Each story gets stranger and stranger. In Jenkin?s personal style, this play revolves around a group of people in an extreme situation. In addition to being a weird and funny play, there is also something very tender expressed through this group of mismatched humans.


 

Men's Soccer vs. Clarkson
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt at The Skidmore Shop (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center

Stop in and sample one of downtowns best hangouts. Plum Dandy will be here to give away an amazing sampling of their frozen yogurt.


 

Len Jenkin's "Pilgrims of the Night"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

"Pilgrims Of The Night" is set at a ferry landing on a stormy night. A rag-tag group of strangers arrive and to pass the time each one tells or invents a story. Each story gets stranger and stranger. In Jenkin?s personal style, this play revolves around a group of people in an extreme situation. In addition to being a weird and funny play, there is also something very tender expressed through this group of mismatched humans.


Skidomedy Presents: Skidomedy Sells Out
Time: 10:00 PM- 11:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Skidomedy will perform a sketch revue of funny material including but not limited to: Bruce Wayne in his true childhood form, God's first stand-up appearance, and an advertisement for a bit-too-specific Rosetta Stone software. Come for the comedy, stay for the doughboy race! Sponsored by Esperanto's!


Sunday 10/23

 

Len Jenkin's "Pilgrims of the Night"
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

"Pilgrims Of The Night" is set at a ferry landing on a stormy night. A rag-tag group of strangers arrive and to pass the time each one tells or invents a story. Each story gets stranger and stranger. In Jenkin?s personal style, this play revolves around a group of people in an extreme situation. In addition to being a weird and funny play, there is also something very tender expressed through this group of mismatched humans.


 

Albany Symphony Orchestra
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Debussy/arr.Kernis ? Five Etudes Bach ? Brandenburg Concerto No.6, BMV 1051 Kathryn Salfelder ? Soprano Saxophone Concerto (World Premiere) Aaron Jay Kernis ? Concerto with Echoes Mendelssohn ? Symphony No.4 ?Italian?


F.A.T's Movies Through the Decades: 1946 film noir "The Big Sleep" featuring Humphrey Bogart
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Film Appreciation Troupe (F.A.T.) continues its "Movies Through the Decades" theme; October is 1940's month. On Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 pm in Davis Auditorium, we will be showing the 1946 film noir "The Big Sleep," starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The film was directed by Howard Hawks, and William Faulkner was one of the screenplay-writers.

*****Snacks will be provided!******

For a trailer, synopsis, and other info click "view website" to check out "The Big Sleep" on IMDB.


Ongoing Events

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.


FEATURED EVENT
  [9/17 - 12/30] Tang Exhibition: "I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith"
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.

"I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith" is the first comprehensive survey of artist Kiki Smith's work in photography. The exhibition will explore four distinct roles photographs play as central elements in the development of Smith's aesthetic and in the creation of her art.


[9/22 - 12/15] Weight Watchers
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: North Hall & Hoge Heating Plant - Large Conf. Room #134

New Weight Watchers session beginning 9/22 in North Hall. Call Pat if interested. Open to anyone who is available attend at the noon time.


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