Office of Communications
October 24, 2011 - October 30, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Designing Skidmania Designing Skidmania

Upcoming workshop to focus international developments
Experts to address economic, political, security influence of EU

Lecture to focus on connection between meditation, social activism

Thomas B. Coburn, a noted scholar of religion, will present Oct. 24 talk.

SaratogaArtsFest encore: Return of Triple Play
The wowed the crowd back in June and they're coming back for a Nov. 5 encore.

30th anniversary Filene Scholars concert upcoming
Members of the Class of 2015 to share spotlight at Zankel event.

Sweet authors new book on Pueblo dancing

Publication documents striking public communal prayers of gesture and motion.

Ladd to screen new film Oct. 25
The Honey-Do List was featured at L.A. Film Shorts Festival in July

Orchestra to present the Bravura of Brahms

First concert of the year to showcase music of great romantic composer.

Resolution of Arts and Sciences to open at Schick Art Gallery

Following a series of special lectures, new exhibition set to open.

Faculty-Staff Achievements

Ginsberg travels to Poland, Prasad goes to Montreal, Addy on PBS online.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Fall Tailgate results and more.

Daily Events

Monday 10/24

 

"Meditation and social activism: opposites or complements?"
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Dr. Coburn, now a Visiting Scholar at Brown University, will explore the relation of meditation traditions to movements for social justice.

He asks, "How might meditation/contemplation enable us to recapture an enlarged view of human nature, one that has been in remission since Descartes. What implications are there here for both the substance and the goal of liberal education? This will involve a reappraisal of mystical experience, from seeing it as New Age pathology to its promise as prophetic vision."


FEATURED EVENT
 

Len Jenkin's "Pilgrims of the Night"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 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.


Tuesday 10/25

Noon Curator Tour of "I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith"
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.

Noon Curator Tour of "I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith"


 

University of Connecticut School of Law Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B 2nd Fl. Conf. Room

The University of Connecticut School of Law is one of the leading public law schools in the country. Its campus, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, is probably the most beautiful of any law school in the United States. The newly-completed law library is perhaps the finest facility of its kind in the world. Two miles from the center of Hartford, the Law School is located in a neighborhood of large Victorian homes, where many students, staff, and faculty live.


 

Len Jenkin's "Pilgrims of the Night"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 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.


Wednesday 10/26

Guided meditation in Wilson Chapel
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Lama Lhanang Rinpoche from the Nyingma Lonchen Nying- Thig order of Tibetan Buddhism will lead a guided meditation and followed by a talk and open discussion.


First Visits to Haiti and Cuba
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 203

Ray Bromley, Vice Provost for International Education & Professor of Geography and Planning, University at Albany, SUNY

Originally from Britain, and a naturalized US citizen, Ray Bromley has lived nine years in Latin America. He has traveled extensively in India, Indonesia and Nigeria, experienced the Communist heritage in China, Russia, and Eastern Europe, and seen the aftermaths of a massive earthquake in Huaraz (Peru), and the Lebanese Civil War.

Despite all these experiences, he had never visited Haiti or Cuba till August this year, when he made a ten-day trip to the two countries to build partnerships to support study abroad opportunities for U.S. students. Both countries provided some interesting surprises! Though they are on adjacent islands and very close to the United States, they are remarkably different from each another.

Abundantly illustrated with pictures, this presentation provides first impressions and background interpretation, as well as a comparison of two countries with similar climates and sharply contrasting histories.


 

Philosophy Interest Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Tisch Learning Center - 203

The Philosophy Interest Meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 pm in Tisch 203 with free pizza and drinks!! Come and meet other philosophy students and find out more about the major (a great way to get the most out of your time at Skidmore), minor (highly useful in conjunction with any major, really), specific classes/professors, or anything else pertaining to philosophy.


?The Education of a Tibetan Monk: Daily Life and Training."
Time: 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

A talk on the ?The Education of a Tibetan Monk: Daily Life and Training."


Thursday 10/27

Carly Busta (Alum '01) on the state of contemporary art criticism
Time: 5:45 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Tisch Learning Center


Alumni Regional Event: Rhode Island Reception at Waterplace Restaurant
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Waterplace Restaurant 1 Finance Way Providence, RI 02903 GPS: 1 American Express Way Cost: $10.00 per person

RSVP: Please register by October 20, 2011. For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 518-580-5610.


 

30th Anniversary Filene Scholarship Winners Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

The Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation established the Filene Music Scholarships at Skidmore in 1982 to provide gifted young musicians the opportunity to further their musical studies and develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. Now 30 years later Skidmore's Music Department is proud to present a celebration of this amazing scholarship program.


Nonfiction Reading, Linda Hall
Time: 8:00 PM

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


The State of the European Union: Economic and Political Perspectives
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Featuring Dr. Kathleen McNamara (Georgetwon University), Dr. Richard Gowan (New York University), Mr. Karsten Geier (German Foreign Ministr, Berlin and EU Mission to the United Nations).

See related event on Friday, October 28, 2011, The State of the European Union Workshop


Friday 10/28

The State of the European Union Conference
Time: 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM

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

Session Two (9-10:30am): "The Eurozone Crisis," featuring Dr. Kathleen McNamara Session Three (10:45-12:15pm): "The EU and the United Nations." featuring Mr. Karsten Geier and Dr. Richard Gowan Session Four (1:30-3pm): "The EU in Global Security," featuring Mr. Geier and Drs. Gowan and Ginsberg Session Five (3:15-4:30pm): "Closing Roundtable on the State of the EU: Economic and Political Perspectives," featuring student participants and guests


Divinyl Revolution at The Skidmore Shop
Time: 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center

Used CD's, DVD's and vinyl as well as new vinyl will be offered at a great price.


 

Fruit Tree Workshop
Time: 2:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Tisch Learning Center - 202

Adam Quist will lead a workshop at Skidmore College which will cover the basics of caring for and managing your own fruit trees. He will show some of the tools and equipment necessary for doing this such as staking, pruning, spacing, grafting, and cross-pollination. He will also share information about rootstocks and how trees are dwarfed, and information about siting an orchard. He will also share the different types of fruit trees commonly grown in our area and some differences in growing the different types of trees. Lastly, he will share with us the common diseases and pests found in our region that will affect your fruit trees. Following his presentation in, Adam will demonstrate some staking and pruning techniques and allow for a hands-on learning experience at the Skidmore Student Garden with their recently planted apple and plum trees.


 

Skidmore Volleyball Invitational
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Schick Art Gallery Opening Reception for "A Resolution of the Arts and Sciences"
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Opening reception for exhibit by Skidmore students, faculty, and alumni who will present works that cross boundaries between the arts, sciences, and technology.

This exhibition is curated by a faculty/student team composed of Professors John Cunningham and Peter Stake, and students Rachel Fisher and Ali-Carney-Knisely.


 

Filene Concert Series Skidmore College Orchestra Concert I
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Anthony G. Holland, Music Director The Bravura of Brahms! Brahms: Academic Festival Overture & Symphony No. 2 in D major


Saturday 10/29

 

Skidmore Volleyball Invitational
Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

2011 Fall Open House (Studio Art)
Time: 10:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center

Sorry. We are unable to conduct portfolio reviews the day of the open house.

Prospective studio art majors are not required to submit a portfolio. However, they are welcome to send 10 to 20 digital images on CD or DVD. Each image should be submitted as a separate file in .jpeg format. Individual file sizes should not exceed 3MB. All portfolios must be accompanied by a printed contact sheet (thumbnail page) of images. Do not affix any adhesive labels to your CD/DVD. Portfolios must be submitted to the Admissions Office no later than January 15. Applicants who wish to have their portfolios returned should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.


 

2011 Fall Open House (Dance)
Time: 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center

Thank you for your interest in Skidmore College! We?re a creative, dynamic, intellectual community known for our innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, close faculty-student collaborations, and fabulous Saratoga Springs setting.

We appreciate how challenging it is to identify a college that meets your educational needs and puts you on a path to success. That's why we encourage you to attend an open house this fall, including weekend programs for science/math, dance, art and theater.


 

Field Hockey vs. Geneseo
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


 

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

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Admissions Dance Open House
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Dance Center

Open House for prospective students. Classes in Ballet and Modern Class in Dance Studios I & II at 1:30 pm and Performance & Overview of Dance Department in the Dance Theater at 3:30 pm.


 

Documentary Film: BUCK
Time: 7:00 PM

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

Feature Documentary about Buck Brannaman

Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.? So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems.

BUCK, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life ?horse-whisperer?, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.

Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses ? and people ? with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.


Sunday 10/30

 

2011 Fall Open House (Science/Math)
Time: 8:15 AM- 3:45 PM

Location: Dana Science Center

Thank you for your interest in Skidmore College! We?re a creative, dynamic, intellectual community known for our innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, close faculty-student collaborations, and fabulous Saratoga Springs setting.

We appreciate how challenging it is to identify a college that meets your educational needs and puts you on a path to success. That's why we encourage you to attend an open house this fall, including weekend programs for science/math, dance, art and theater.


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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