Office of Communications
November 14, 2011 - November 20, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


A Resolution of Arts and Sciences

Campus to celebrate International Education Week
Monday's agenda features two international journalists discusssing Russia, a Study Abroad Fair, and the International Food Festival.

Director of summer academic programs named

Auden Thomas is the new face in the Office of the Dean of Special Programs.

Dym's new book titled Mapping Latin America
The volume highlights maps and mapmaking traditions by a variety of mapmakers.

Guest speaker to address "The Elusiveness of Adulthood"
Skidmore parent Frank Strausberger will speak Tuesday, Nov. 15.

CTW: Johnny Swing '84
Vermont sculptor calls his work "hillbilly," saying he "makes stuff out of coins." That "stuff" is in big demand.

Saratoga Reads announces top book
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot has been selected by public vote.

Theater Department to stage Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play
Opening night is Friday, Nov. 18.

Alumni Concert Series continues this week

Oboist Ryan Klein '08 to perform Friday at Zankel.

Faculty-Staff achievements
Hall featured in new exhibition, Millhauser publishes story in The New Yorker.

Thoroughbred sports update
Fall season ends for women's soccer, volleyball, field hockey.

Daily Events

Monday 11/14

After Putin: Putin?
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Intercultural Lounge

A discussion about contemporary Russian politics with Washington Post Moscow Bureau Chief Kathy Lally and Washington Post Moscow Correspondent and 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winner Will Englund, led by Kate Graney, Associate Professor of Government. Please join us for coffee, cider doughnuts, and the opportunity to get an invaluable, unique, and up-close look at the past, present and future of Russian politics. Sponsored by the Government Department


Alumni Regional Event: London Reception
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Host, Cynthia Carroll ?78, Chief Executive Anglo American plc, RSVP: Please register by November 7, 2011. For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 518-580-5610.


The High Mountain Institute Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Fl. Conference Room

Come find out about their Apprentice Program for college graduates interested in outdoor and traditional education in Leadville, Colorado.

There will be a 20 minute presentation, followed by a 10 minute video, and then Q & A.


Tuesday 11/15

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.


The Pencil Project Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:30 PM

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

LEARN, TRAVEL, GIVE. The Pencil promise is bringing philanthropic travel to a new level. In partnership with Go Philanthropic, we have created an externship program where college and graduate school students can get real life work experience while traveling the world to make deliveries to children in need. Passionate about shooting a documentary? How about learning the ins-and-outs of leveraging social media for brand awareness or working with international NGOs to learn about local government? The Pencil Promise offers a four-week intensive externship where you will not only learn about sustainable business practice and the one-for-one model, but also gain a first-hand look at our mission, participating in international backpack deliveries to our partner schools. Our business externship is ideal for students interested in business development, public relations, journalism or marketing. Our creative externship will focus on documentary film production, photography, or new media. Well work with you to create a customized, specified and meaningful project outline so that you get the most of your experience as a Pencil Promise extern. And your work will be published, helping to move The Pencil Promise mission forward.


The Pencil Project Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Floor Conference Room 203B

LEARN, TRAVEL, GIVE. The Pencil promise is bringing philanthropic travel to a new level. In partnership with Go Philanthropic, we have created an externship program where college and graduate school students can get real life work experience while traveling the world to make deliveries to children in need. Passionate about shooting a documentary? How about learning the ins-and-outs of leveraging social media for brand awareness or working with international NGOs to learn about local government? The Pencil Promise offers a four-week intensive externship where you will not only learn about sustainable business practice and the one-for-one model, but also gain a first-hand look at our mission, participating in international backpack deliveries to our partner schools. Our business externship is ideal for students interested in business development, public relations, journalism or marketing. Our creative externship will focus on documentary film production, photography, or new media. Well work with you to create a customized, specified and meaningful project outline so that you get the most of your experience as a Pencil Promise extern. And your work will be published, helping to move The Pencil Promise mission forward.


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

Location: TBD

Come learn about Skidmore in China!


A Diversity of Voices: Working with Sources (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 282

A Diversity of Voices will review basic techniques for integrating sources into our writing without losing a sense of our own voice and ideas. In particular, the workshop will consider ways of creating smooth transitions into and out of quotations and paraphrases.


Panel on Post Graduate International Opportunities (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 280

Come learn about International Opportunities available to you after Skidmore! There will be short presentations on post-grad programs like Teach in China, Fulbright, Peace Corps, as well as staff from Career Services. There will also be time for Q&A.


Coffee talk with Megan Jackson on International Career Options (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 280

This will be an informal opportunity to chat with the Post-Graduate International Opportunities panelists. Megan Jackson, from Career Services, will be available to answer additional questions.


Red Watch Band Training
Time: 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Come and learn about alcohol and how you can help those who have had too much to drink. You will learn about the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning so that you know when someone really needs help. You will also earn your CPR certification.


 

Women's Basketball vs. Sage
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


"The Elusiveness of Adulthood" (Open to students only)
Time: 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd floor

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, former Princeton chaplain Frank Strasburger will make a presentation and lead a dialogue about, "The Elusiveness of Adulthood." The program is preceded by dinner at 5:30 p.m. (free, optional) in the Test Kitchen of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall followed by 6:30 p.m. presentation and dialogue on the 2nd floor of Murray-Aikins with dessert, coffee, etc.

Frank Strasburger brings fresh insight to the subject of growing up based on having been the Episcopal chaplain at Princeton University for more than a decade and subsequently serving on the staff of Trinity Church in Princeton, N.J. He was the founding President and remains an active emeritus trustee of "Princeton in Africa," a national fellowship organization that offers year-long service opportunities for recent college graduates in partnership with nonprofit agencies all over Africa. For three years, Frank served as an elected member of the Princeton Regional School Board. Retired now, he serves on a number of nonprofit boards, teaches writing to high school seniors in an alternative high school program, and is a mentor in a program for troubled teens. Frank's son Taylor graduated from Skidmore in 2011. Expect a lively interchange around what it means to be an adult today and how to avoid spending half your life getting there.

Sponsored by the Religious and Spiritual Life Office, the Community Service Programs Office, and Career Services.


Film Sjowing: "Miss Representation"
Time: 7:30 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Film showing of "Miss Representation."


 

Men's Basketball vs. Cobleskill
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Wednesday 11/16

Free food Wednesdays at The Skidmore Shop.
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center


100 Names for Love
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Pleased to bring the author, Dr. Diane Ackerman, to campus for a speaking engagement on November 16th. Dr. Ackerman is a prolific essayist, naturalist, and poet, and has recently published a memoir, ?100 Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing,? on her experience caring for her husband following his stroke as well as chronicling his recovery process. This lecture provides an excellent opportunity for a broad cross-section of the Skidmore community with diverse backgrounds to engage in discussion with a scholar with broad interdisciplinary interests. Below, you will find a link to Dr. Ackerman?s website. Included among a number of notable honors and accomplishments, she has had named after her a molecule found in reptilian secretions, the Dianeackerone, and she has hosted a Nova mini-series (?Mystery of the Senses?) inspired by one of her books, ?A Natural History of the Senses.?

Please save the evening of November 16th for what is sure to be an engaging event. Book signing and refreshments to follow her talk.


 

Homelessness Awareness Week: Candlelight Vigil & Documentary
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

November 12th to the 20th is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Skidmore College will be hosting a candlelight vigil and movie night on the 16th. Join us for the vigil or the documentary, or both! Vigil begins at 6pm on Case walkway. The documentary, Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County, will begin at 7pm in Gannett Auditorium.


Thursday 11/17

Kaplan Test Prep Information Table
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - in front of The Skidmore Shop


 

Computer Science Art Show
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Atrium

Submissions by students in CS106 ? Computer Science I

The CS106 students were challenged to create art using picture collages or using chromakey (green screen) substitutions. It is noteworthy that all the art for the art show was produced with only 8 weeks of programming experience. The students show that the intersection of art and technology provides a unique opportunity for creativity.


 

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


Latino Banquet sponsored by the RAICES Club (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

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

The Latino Banquet will offer Latin food catering from the Dining Hall, a music band, an alumna speaker, and an overall great experience. The event is formal.


Readings by Graduate Students in Creative Writing
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn


Friday 11/18

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. 18th, and Dec. 2nd. Organized in conjunction with the Tang exhibition "Behind Those Planes Are The Stars."


 

Ice Hockey vs. UMass Boston
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play"
Time: 7:30 PM- 10:30 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

"Passion Play," by award-winning contemporary writer Sarah Ruhl, is a bold, funny and poignant expression of the intersection of religion and politics. This thrilling, epic play "takes us behind the scenes of three communities in different eras of time who are attempting to stage the death of Christ." Throughout the play we see a yearning for spirituality, as well as a questioning of our major beliefs in political systems and religion.

November 18-20 & December 1-4

All performances at 7:30pm except Sunday matinees which are at 2:00pm.


 

Alumni Concert Series Filene Scholarship Alumnus Ryan Klein
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Oboist Ryan Klein '08 has distinguished himself as a multi-dimensional musician. Klein returns to Skidmore from recent performances at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and Crash mansion. His regional musical credits include the Lake George Chamber Orchestra, the New Opera, and the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Tanya Gabrielian joins Klein onstage from her recent solo recital at Carnegie Hall.


 

Women's Basketball vs. Ursinus (Skidmore Invitational)
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Saturday 11/19

 

2011 Fall Open House (Theater)
Time: 3:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

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.


 

Ice Hockey vs. Babson
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


 

Skidmore Chamber Brass Concert
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - ELM Room 117


 

Atlas Sound with Laura Stevenson & The Cans
Time: 7:00 PM

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

"Atlas Sound" is the musical solo project of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, although he has used the name to represent his music since he was a child. He had access to a cassette player with two tape decks, which he used to layer guitar and drum sounds, and his own voice. In listening to some of these old tapes (of which Cox believes he has over five hundred in storage) he found "Some of it is absolutely, terrifyingly bad, but sometimes I'm just like, 'Wow, that's cool.' That's actually how some Deerhunter songs happened. 'Spring Hall Convert' [from Cryptograms] was like that. That was a tape I made in ninth or tenth grade." Cox writes his music stream-of-consciousness, not writing lyrics in advance, and constructing songs by adding more parts until he feels "it's getting crowded."

"Brooklyn's Laura Stevenson & The Cans make the good kind of indie rock: the beaming, soaring, cloud-gazing, theatrical kind; the nu-sensitivo version of 'all killer no filler.'" Christopher Weingarten, The Village Voice


Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play"
Time: 7:30 PM- 10:30 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

"Passion Play," by award-winning contemporary writer Sarah Ruhl, is a bold, funny and poignant expression of the intersection of religion and politics. This thrilling, epic play "takes us behind the scenes of three communities in different eras of time who are attempting to stage the death of Christ." Throughout the play we see a yearning for spirituality, as well as a questioning of our major beliefs in political systems and religion.

November 18-20 & December 1-4

All performances at 7:30pm except Sunday matinees which are at 2:00pm.


Sunday 11/20

Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play"
Time: 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

"Passion Play," by award-winning contemporary writer Sarah Ruhl, is a bold, funny and poignant expression of the intersection of religion and politics. This thrilling, epic play "takes us behind the scenes of three communities in different eras of time who are attempting to stage the death of Christ." Throughout the play we see a yearning for spirituality, as well as a questioning of our major beliefs in political systems and religion.

November 18-20 & December 1-4

All performances at 7:30pm except Sunday matinees which are at 2:00pm.


 

Women's Basketball vs. Utica (Skidmore Invitational)
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


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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