Office of Communications
October 31, 2011 - November 6, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


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Arts administration minor gets green light
Skidmore among a select number of schools to offer the program.

Saratoga Reads deadline draws near
Oct. 31 is the final day to vote for this year's book selection.

Bennett to give Raab Visiting Artist Lecture Nov. 1

A pre-eminent enamellist, he creates unique shapes that feature meticulous use of color and ornamentation.

Josh Stearns to discuss "Media, Civic Engagement, Sustainability"

He comes to Skidmore courtesy of the Campus Sustainability Office.

FYE to host a conversation with Lorrie Moore this week
The acclaimed author will talk with Professor Linda Hall in Zankel event.

Alumna Alta Dantzler to launch new concert series Nov. 4

She's the first in a program that features alumni artists

Golf Team provides lesson to Saratoga Bridges

Team members engage in community outreach.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Segrave travels to Greece, Stange presents in Rome, McQuade gets international media attention.

Daily Events

Monday 10/31

"American Buddhism"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


Tuesday 11/1

FEATURED EVENT

2011 Annual Raab Visiting Artist Lecture: Jamie Bennett
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

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

Annual Fall Lecture sponsored by the Department of Art and Rosanne Brodie Raab, Class of 55. This year's featured artist will be Jamie Bennett.


Overland Summer Programs Information Session & Interviews (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 201

Overland offers outdoor trips, community service projects, language study abroad and summer writing programs to young adults ages 11 to 18 from across the country and around the world. Overland is proud of our tradition of small groups, carefully-crafted programs and superlative leadership.


 

The Beehive Design Collective: "The True Cost of Coal"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Case Center - The Spa

Come view the Beehive Collective's amazing new portable mural called the "The True Cost of Coal" and a discussion.

They are internationally known for their narrative-based community activism and we are lucky to have them come to talk to us about a huge environmental injustice close to home that many people do not know much about.

In 2008, the Beehive Design Collective allied with Appalachian grassroots organizers fighting Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining, a highly destructive practice that blasts ancient mountains into toxic moonscapes to fuel the ever-growing global demand for electricity. This graphic reflects the complexity of the struggles for land, livelihood, and self-determination playing out in Appalachia, while honoring the tremdendous history of organized resistance and the courage of communities living in the shadow of Big Coal

During the presentation, the Bees will explain their image, interweaving facts, anecdotes and stories collected from first-hand interviews with Appalachian citizens. Two years in the making, "The True Cost of Coal" is a complex tapestry that explores not only the actual process of mountaintop mining for coal, but also the effects the mining has on the communities it surrounds.

Snacks will be provided.


Wednesday 11/2

 

U.S. PIRG / CONNPIRGS Information Table
Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center

Come find out about PIRG's Campus Organizer Position and Fellowship Program.

U.S. PIRG is a national federation of state-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy groups working on behalf of the public.

Campus Organizers tap into student idealism and energy running three to six campaigns. Campus organizers achieve concrete social change while developing the next generation of leaders.

The U.S. PIRG Fellowship Program develops recent college graduates into leaders in the movement for social change. Fellows conduct research, make the case for solutions, build broad coalitions and lobby decision-makers to win real results.


Noon Curator Tour of "Opener 22: Whiting Tennis"
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 "Opener 22: Whiting Tennis"


 

Outlook Workshop: Skidmore's new Windows Live
Time: 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

Skidmore has partnered with Microsoft to provide Windows Live to the campus community. It is a service that is used by current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees. Windows Live offers access to many web based applications including: Outlook.com?Em-ail and calendaring with 10 GB of storage Messenger?Live chat, voice and video communication SkyDrive ?25 GB of online storage Photo Gallery?Share photos and make slideshows


 

Field Hockey vs. St. Lawrence (LL Semifinal)
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


 

Women's Soccer vs. RIT (LL Semifinal)
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Lecture by Josh Stearns: "Media, Civic Engagement & Sustainability"
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Josh Stearns will provide a lecture that touches on the current state of media, and how civic engagement and sustainability come into play as related to this topic. Josh has a background in media and policy, conservation work, and civic engagement.


 

U.S. PIRG / CONNPIRGS Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Come find out about PIRG's Campus Organizer Position and Fellowship Program.

U.S. PIRG is a national federation of state-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy groups working on behalf of the public.

Campus Organizers tap into student idealism and energy running three to six campaigns. Campus organizers achieve concrete social change while developing the next generation of leaders.

The U.S. PIRG Fellowship Program develops recent college graduates into leaders in the movement for social change. Fellows conduct research, make the case for solutions, build broad coalitions and lobby decision-makers to win real results.


Alumni Regional Event: NYC Carnegie Hall Concert
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall 7th Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets New York, NY 10019 1-212-247-7800

Cost: $20.00 per person

RSVP: Please register by October 21, 2011. For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and College Events at 518-580-5610.


Thursday 11/3

 

U.S. PIRG / CONNPIRGS Interviews (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Come find out about PIRG's Campus Organizer Position and Fellowship Program.

U.S. PIRG is a national federation of state-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy groups working on behalf of the public.

Campus Organizers tap into student idealism and energy running three to six campaigns. Campus organizers achieve concrete social change while developing the next generation of leaders.

The U.S. PIRG Fellowship Program develops recent college graduates into leaders in the movement for social change. Fellows conduct research, make the case for solutions, build broad coalitions and lobby decision-makers to win real results.


Artist talk with Kiki Smith
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

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

Artist talk with Kiki Smith at the Tang Museum


FYE Summer Reading Event: Lorrie Moore
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Hall


Friday 11/4

 

Outlook Workshop: Skidmore's new Windows Live
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

Skidmore has partnered with Microsoft to provide Windows Live to the campus community. It is a service that is used by current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees. Windows Live offers access to many web based applications including: Outlook.com?Em-ail and calendaring with 10 GB of storage Messenger?Live chat, voice and video communication SkyDrive ?25 GB of online storage Photo Gallery?Share photos and make slideshows


Creative Responses to War Event Series
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.

Join in an informal lunchtime discussion with various individuals in the Saratoga and Skidmore communities who are creating projects in response to war. Each Friday features a different speaker: Nov.4th, Nov. 11th, Nov.18th, and Dec. 2nd. Organized in conjunction with the Tang exhibition, "Behind Those Planes Are The Stars."


Faculty Meeting
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


 

Ice Hockey vs. Southern Maine
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


 

Alumni Concert Series Filene Scholarship Alumna Alta (Boover) Dantzler
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Alta Dantzler '00 will be performing at Skidmore as the first Filene Scholar Alumni Resident, with her husband tenor Drake Dantzler. The Dantzlers received master's degrees in vocal performance from Eastman School of Music and doctorates in vocal performance from the University of Texas at Austin They actively perform as well as teach voice at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.


Saturday 11/5

 

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

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Ice Hockey vs. Univ. of New England
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


FEATURED EVENT
 

SaratogaArtsFest presents Chris Brubeck's Triple Play with special guest Frank Brown
Time: 7:00 PM

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

Saratoga ArtsFest Encore Back by popular demand - Chris Brubeck's Triple Play with special guest Frank Brown on clarinet! Experience good time rhythm and pure joy with Peter Madcat Ruth, Joel Brown, and Chris Brubeck. Rave reviews of the vibrant Saratoga ArtsFest 2011 performance prevail to bring about this special encore performance! Special guest Frank Brown will join the trio on stage adding that extra magic to what promises to be an incredible evening.


Sunday 11/6

 

Albany Pro Musica
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Albany Pro Musica has been bringing exceptional choral music to the Capital District for over 30 years. From folk and pop to orchestral and a cappella, Albany Pro Musica will immerse the audience in the splendor of the human voice.


 

F.A.T's Movies Through the Decades: 1959 comedy "Some Like it Hot" featuring Marilyn Monroe
Time: 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

This year's Film Appreciation Troupe (F.A.T.) theme is "Movies Through the Decades," and November is 1950's month. On Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 pm, we will be showing 1959 comedy/farce "Some Like it Hot," starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and George Raft. The film was written and directed by Billy Wilder.

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

For a trailer, synopsis, and other info click "View Website" for "Some Like it Hot" 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.


[10/27 - 12/8] Weekly meditation and movement
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

A mixture of chanting, silent meditation and yoga-type movement, with each session focused on a positive quality or attribute of life. All welcome; come whenever your schedule permits. Wear comfortable clothing to facilitate easy movement.


FEATURED EVENT
  [10/28 - 12/4] Schick Art Gallery Exhibition: "A Resolution of the Art and Sciences"

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Skidmore students, faculty, and alumni present works that cross boundaries between the arts, sciences, and technology. Exhibition curated by a faculty / student team composed of Professors John Cunningham and Peter Stake, and students Rachel Fisher and Ali Carney-Knisely.


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