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February 6, 2012 - February 12, 2012
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Winter Sports

A rich week of events upcoming:

Classics Department to host Homerathon 2012
An epic event on tap this year.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker on campus Feb. 7

Kevin McKiernan to screen Bringing King to China.

Eliot Cohen to present Constitution Day talk

He will discuss the professional vs. the citizen soldier when he visits Skidmore Feb. 7.

Acclaimed author Ha Jin to present Steloff Lecture
The Feb. 9 talk is titled "Personal Story, Historical Event" and will be preceded by the awarding of an honorary Doctor of Letters degree to Ha Jin.

23rd National College Comedy Festival ahead
The annual laugh-fest has garnered national and regional media coverage this year. The fun starts Feb. 10.

Ensemble ACJW returns this week for winter residency
The Carnegie Hall Premieres concert takes place Feb. 10.

Alum's baking skills could earn serious dough
Linda Gaetz Blakely '67 is one of 100 finalists in the popular Pillsbury  bake-off competition.

Faculty-Staff Activities
Penny Jolly talks about hair on CBS Sunday Morning.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Women's, men's basketball victorious over Bard; ice hockey defeats UMass Boston.

Daily Events

Tuesday 2/7


A Chilean Telescope, Musical Master Class, and Internet 2: Come See What It's All About
Time: 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Auditorium

Come gaze upon the stars via a remote telescope located in Chile, and watch a musical master class from afar without leaving the Skidmore Campus!

Colleagues from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Eastman School of Music, Skidmore College, Internet2, and NYSERNET have put together a program to show you the possibilities that Internet2 provides in helping extend your research and curricular opportunities beyond the campus, without having to leave campus. Internet2 is a network connection Skidmore has access to, which is designated for high-bandwidth events or interactions with other colleges and agencies who are also members of Internet2.


"An Old Enmity: The Professional vs. the Citizen Soldier, from Colonial Times to Today"
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:45 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Eliot Cohen is Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins University?s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He directs the strategic studies program at SAIS and the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, which he founded. He has twice won the SAIS Excellence in Teaching Award. For ten years he led a SAIS partnership with the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in providing executive education to general officers and senior Defense Department officials, the National Security Studies program.


"Bringing King to China" film screening and conversation with the filmmaker, Kevin McKiernan
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Please join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary "Bringing King to China." The film screening will be followed by a conversation with the film maker, Kevin McKiernan.

Bringing King to China is a father's "love letter" to his adult daughter, a young American woman struggling to bring Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of nonviolence to China, and then back to the United States. Her life is thrown into turmoil when she learns, mistakenly, that her father, a journalist covering the war in Iraq, has been killed by a suicide bomber. The filmmaker is Kevin McKiernan ("Good Kurds, Bad Kurds"; "The Spirit of Crazy Horse"). The cinematographers include Oscar-winner Haskell Wexler ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"; "Bound for Glory").

Sponsored by: The Office of Student Diversity Programs, Foreign Languages and Literatures, American Studies, Asian Studies, English Department, Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work, and Religious and Spiritual Life.


Homerathon! (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Case Center - IC Center

A marathon reading of portions of Homer?s epic poem The Odyssey. All are welcome!


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

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center

Wednesday 2/8

Tuck School of Business/Tuck Business Bridge Program (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B

Visit their website for information and come to their information session to learn more and ask questions.

Thursday 2/9

Upper Valley Educators Institute SKYPE Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B Conference Room

If you are interested in teaching in Vermont or New Hampshire, UVEI can place you in schools in this unpaid internship for you to gain valuable experience.

For over forty years, the Upper Valley Educators Institute of Lebanon, New Hampshire, has been helping talented adults with wide-ranging experience become great teachers.

At UVEI, adult college graduates become certified teachers through an intensive, 10-month internship program. Each UVEI teacher intern enters with a strong academic background and career and life experiences to share with students.

At UVEI, you will:

Spend a full school year as an intern in actual classrooms (one each semester). Develop your skills and your confidence by working with a mentor teacher and a personal teaching supervisor as your coaches. Intern in school settings close to where you live. Gather with fellow interns for weekly seminars on topics that include curriculum planning, learning theory, child and adolescent development, and classroom management. There are no night classes. Earn teacher certification in only 10 months. Achieve 22 UVEI Competencies?you'll know in advance what it takes to become a teacher?with no exams or tests other than the Praxis exams required by your state. Be awarded up to 24 credits toward a master's degree. Prepare for schools and classrooms as they are?and be ready for schools as they should be.


Weekly meditation and movement
Time: 5:10 PM- 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Each session includes a mixture of chanting, silent meditation and yoga-type movement, focused on a particular quality or theme in our lives. All are welcome to attend single or multiple sessions, regardless of prior experience with either meditation or movement. Wear comfortable clothing to facilitate movement.


Frances Steloff Lecture on "Personal Story, Historical Event"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

The Steloff Lecture series has brought to Skidmore Nobel Prize winners like Mario Vargas Llosa, Nadine Gordimer, Seamus Heaney, J.M. Coetzee and Saul Bellow, as well as other major writers like Katherine Anne Porter, Arthur Miller, Margaret Atwood, Louise Gluck, Don DeLillo, John Banville and Joyce Carol Oates.

Skidmore's annual Steloff Lecture was established in 1967 by Frances Steloff, a native of Saratoga Springs who became a well-known patron of writers and founded the Gotham Book Mart in New York City. She endowed the lecture series as a way to bring outstanding literary and artistic talent to the college.

Friday 2/10


Real World Business Etiquette Dinner (Open to students only)
Time: 5:45 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

What are the keys to successful career networking?

Want to know how to get an edge on the competition?

Learn how to build your personal brand and how to market yourself.

All students are invited to join the Alumni Board of Directors and Professor Paul Calhoun for a reception, dinner and networking session that will explain how to present the most valuable asset you possess: you!


Ice Hockey vs. Norwich
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


Carnegie Hall Premieres Ensemble ACJW
Time: 8:00 PM

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

The Department of Music in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Special Programs presents Carnegie Hall Premieres - Ensemble ACJW.

ACJW features young performers of the Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Julliard School and the Weill Institute.

World Premier of a work by members of Sleeping Giant (Andrew Norman, Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, and Robert Honstein)

STRAVINSKY: Historie du Soldat

Saturday 2/11

Alumni Regional Event: NYC Law and Order Tour
Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Times Square

There will be two tours:

Group 1 -14 people 12:30 p.m. Meet in Little Italy at Petrosino Square Tour will end in Times Square on Restaurant Row, 46th Street, in the heart of Times Square Group 2-14 people 2:30 p.m. Meet in Times Square on Restaurant Row, 46th Street- Tour ends at 5:30pm in Little Italy at Petrosino Square

NYC Law and Order Bus Tour 2/11/12 (Alumni)
Time: 12:30 PM- 12:00 AM

Please join us for a Law and Order bus tour. This tour will visit the different locations of the filming of the television show Law and Order throughout NYC. Pleaseregister early as space is limited. This tour will last approximately 2 hours.

To RSVP or for questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and College Events via phone at 518-580-5610 or by email by clicking here. Please respond on or before February 7, 2012.


Ice Hockey vs. Saint Michael's
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink

Ongoing Events

  [2/2 - 3/4] 2012 Juried Student Exhibition

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

2012 Juried Student Exhibition, featuring works by current Skidmore students in a range of mediums.

2012 Juror is Deborah Zlotsky, artist and Professor of Art at The College of Saint Rose.