Office of Communications
December 5, 2011 - December 11, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Holiday Traditions

Skidmore Cares launches sixth year of community outreach
The program makes significant contribution to area families in need.

Northern Indian dance to be presented Dec. 5 by students

Sitar and tabla music by Veena and Devesh Chandra will accompany the dance performance.

It's Family Feud with a math theme on campus this Wednesday

The Math and Computer Science Department and Pi Mu Epsilon have a fun evening planned.

Saratoga Reads announces this year's book choices for younger readers
Companion books include picture books for beginning readers through works for young teens.

Nate Simms to premier documentary film
Brunswick to debut Dec. 7 at Albany's Spectrum.

Taylor Eigtsi is last Sterne artist of the semester
Jazz pianist to perform Dec. 9 at Zankel.

Faculty-Staff achievements
Holland featured on This American Life, Post-Lundquist leads local workshop.

Thoroughbred sports update
Pilawa wins diving honors.

Daily Events

Monday 12/5

Brandeis International School of Business Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM

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

Come find out about Brandeis' graduate school programs


Alumni Regional Event: Vero Beach Holiday Gathering
Time: 5:25 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Vero Beach Hotel and Spa


 

Classical Indian Dance Showing
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

The Classical Indian dance class will perform with live musicians.


 

Skidmore Big Band Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Mark Vinci, Coach


Tuesday 12/6

 

Venezuela (film): A mi me gusta. Una historia romantica... (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium


Alumni Regional Event-Boston Holiday Celebration
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Home of Keirnan Conroy Klosek '95 and Justin Klosek


 

Film Screening: "Forks Over Knives"
Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Join us for a screening of the film "Forks Over Knives," a film about how what you eat affects your health.

The film will be followed by a brief lecture/ Q & A facilitated by Dr. Max Ruby, Professor of Health and Exercises Sciences.


Wednesday 12/7

 

Mathematics and Computer Science and Pi Mu Epsilon Family Feud Night (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

In this mathematical version of the popular TV game show, four teams consisting of a faculty captain and four student members will compete. Student members of the winning team will receive a prize. Pizza, tossed salad, and assorted beverages will be served. Please join us for an evening of mathematical jousting and hilarious entertainment!


 

Women's Basketball vs. Williams
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Skidmore String Ensemble
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Coached by Josh Rodriguez and Amanda Brin


 

The SkidShop Fashion Shop?Win $1000 of Apple products and other great prizes. Free food starting at 8 p.m.
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Case Center

The annual fashion show in the Spa. Lots of fun, free food and chances to win great prizes.

Thanks to our sponsors: Apple, Moshi Audio, Spring Street Deli, Sangwych, Legends Cafe, Plum Dandy, Esperantos


Thursday 12/8

Critters Tournament (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 209

Program your Critter to fight in the tournament. Critters fight against each other in a land of lions, tigers, and bears.

Submit your Critter by Dec. 6, 2011. More details and instructions at: www.skidmore.edu/~Lporter1/Critters.html

Pizza & Beverages will be served!!


 

A Museum Career: Insight and Advice from Chesterwood Director Donna Hassler
Time: 6:00 PM

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

Learn about how to be successful as a museum director and curator as well as, more generally, working in the arts. Museum Director Donna Hassler will lead this informal discussion, focusing on what students can do right now and in their years post-graduation to work their way to the top. Chesterwood is a National Trust Historic Site and the historic studio and home of Daniel Chester French, acclaimed sculptor of Saratoga Springs? Spirit of Life and the Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. (how cool is That?!)


Alumni Regional Event: Capital Region Holiday Reception and Skidmore College Orchestra Concert
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - JKB reception; Zankel Music Hall Concert

Enjoy an evening of conversation and fellowship on Skidmore?s campus beginning with a reception at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater Lobby. Following the reception, the Skidmore College Orchestra will perform a program featuring Tchaikovsky and Borodin at the Arthur Zankel Music Center.


FEATURED EVENT
 

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

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Anthony G. Holland, Music Director Delightful Music for Dancing! Borodin: Polovstian Dances Debussy: Danse Sacrée et Profane with soloist Elizabeth Huntley, harp Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite No. 1


Friday 12/9

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. In conjunction with the Tang exhibition, "Behind Those Planes Are The Stars."


 

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

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

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

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


FEATURED EVENT
 

Sterne Virtuoso Series Taylor Eigsti, Piano
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti started playing piano when he was 4 years old. He has gone on to be nominated for two Grammy Awards and featured on the cover of both Keyboard and Jazziz Magazines as well as being in his own BET Television special. Eigsti's latest CD, Daylight at Midnight, features original compositions and remarkable renditions by composers Nick Drake and Rufus Wainwright as well as many others.


Sunday 12/11

 

Saratoga Chamber Players
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

The Saratoga Chamber Players presents concerts under the direction of Jill Levy, Artistic Director. Their repertoire includes traditional and contemporary pieces offered by professional musicians from the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.


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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