Office of Communications
November 28, 2011 - December 4, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Beatlemore Skidmania

Linda Hall to give Jon Ramsey Honors Forum Lecture Dec. 1
The English professor will offer a defense of self-reliance.

Anthropologist Coburn's new book subject of NYT feature

Bazaar Politics introduces readers to daily life in Afghanistan through portraits of local residents.

Skidmore to observe World AIDS Day with film screening
Tang to be site of free screenings of the film Untitled.

Student athletes participate in Lake George Polar Plunge
They raised more than $2,000 for Special Olympics.

Saratoga Reads launches season with Dec. 4 book fair

Barnes & Noble to host special benefit.

Student musicians in spotlight during week of performances

An array of student groups to perform in end-of-semester concerts.

Zankel Lobby art show curated by students
Student artists and writers are paired in an exhibition that explores the challenges of feeling rooted in a changing world.

Thoroughbred sports update
Holiday weekend hockey invitational and men's basketball beats Southern Vermont again.

Daily Events

Wednesday 11/30

 

Men's Basketball vs. Oneonta
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Thursday 12/1

Film Showing of "Untitled"
Time: 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

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

Film/Video: "Untitled" by Jim Hodges, Carlos Marques da Cruz and Encke King. The Tang Museum joins with museum and art organizations across the country to screen the new video work, "Untitled" for World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art on December 1st, 2011. "Untitled " is a non-linear montage of archival and pop footage recalling the passionate activism sparked by the early years of the AIDS crisis.

The film will be shown every hour from Noon-6 p.m.


The Jon Ramsey Honors Forum Lecture
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


Writing Confidently (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 282

Paper deadlines piling up? This workshop will consider ways to deal with writer's block and with end-of-semester stress.


"Alice in Wonderland" film night
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.

"Alice in Wonderland" film night?two showings of two adaptations of this classic tale. "Alice" (1988) 86 minutes: stop motion surrealist classic by Czech animator Jan Svankmajer. "Alice in Wonderland"(1951) 75 min.: the Disney animation classic. Refreshments served between showings. Both films shown at both times.


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 7:30 p.m., except Sunday matinees, which are at 2 p.m.


 

Skidmore Guitar Ensemble
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Joel Brown, Coach


"Alice in Wonderland " film night
Time: 8:45 PM- 10:00 PM

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

"Alice in Wonderland" film night?showing of two adaptations of this classic tale. "Alice" (1988) 86 minutes: stop-motion surrealist classic by Czech animator Jan Svankmajer. "Alice in Wonderland"(1951) 75 min.: the Disney animation classic.


Friday 12/2

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. 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


FEATURED EVENT

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 7:30 p.m., except Sunday matinees, which are at 2 p.m.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Winter Dance Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Skidmore Dance Department presents an evening of dance with choreography by faculty and guest artists. Performances: Friday, 12/02, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12/03, 2 and 8 p.m.


Saturday 12/3

 

Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Hall

Coached by John Nazarenko, Mark Vinci, and George Muscatello.


Winter Dance Concert
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Skidmore Dance Department presents choreography by faculty and guest artists. Performances: Friday, 12/02, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12/03, 2 and 8 p.m.


FEATURED EVENT

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.


 

Skidmore Community Chorus
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Katie Gardiner, Choral Director


 

Winter Dance Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Skidmore Dance Department presents an evening of choreography by faculty and guest artists. Performances: Friday, 12/02, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12/03, 2 and 8 p.m.


Sunday 12/4

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.


 

F.A.T's Movies Through the Decades: "Sweet Charity" ft. Shirley MacLaine & choreography by Bob Fosse
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Film Appreciation Troupe (F.A.T.) continues its "Movies Through the Decades" theme with December as 1960's month. On Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 pm we will be showing 1969 dance/musical film "Sweet Charity," written by Federico Fellini et. al and directed by Bob Fosse. The film stars Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, and Chita Rivera and features songs like "Big Spender."

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

For a trailer, synopsis, and other info click "View Website" to check out "Sweet Charity" on IMDB.


 

Skidmore Wind Symphony and Chamber Ensembles
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Diane Bargiel, Conductor Jan Vinci, Chamber Ensemble Coordinator


 

World Premiere Skidmore Student Composition Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Students of Anthony G. Holland


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.


  [11/17 - 12/10] Student Art Exhibition: "Revealing Obscurity"
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Zankel Main Lobby

A student Art exhibition. Curated by Phobe Pundyk and Alec Unkovic.

Opening Reception - November 17, 7 - 8:30pm

Artists include: Caitlin Allen, Elizabeth Kennedy, Rich Lapham, Ashton LeCraw, Jack McDermott, Daniel Pinnolis, Anne Porter, Annie Roos, Jackie Saltzman and Jonathan Wan.

Writers: Elizabeth Brightly, Cameron Keady, Robin Krosinsky, Jack McDermott, Molly O'Brien, Nina Simon, Carol Wurtzel, and Hattie Young.

Generously supported by: Skidmore Opportunity Funds, Arts Administration Program, and Chris Kobuskie, The Tang Museum.


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