Office of Communications
February 20, 2012 - February 26, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


2012 Student Art Exhibition (photo by Marielle Briant '14)

Talk, exhibit to share new scholarship on Afghanistan conflict
Skidmore's Noah Coburn and photographer Greg Thielker will present recent findings in Feb. 20 talk.

Students competing nationally, regionally to conserve energy
Skidmore Unplugged's annual contest to reduce energy use has hit the big time.

Ginsberg co-authors new book on EU in global security
Two internationally known scholars team analyze EU's role in world's security issues.

Isle of Klezbos to perform in concert at Zankel Feb. 23

The free Jacob Perlow event will showcase all-woman klezmer sextet.

Six teams headed for business-plan final

Results from round one of the Freirich Business Plan Competition.

Thoroughbred sports update
The Big Green Scream plus hockey results.

Daily Events

Monday 2/20

"Instability in Afghanistan"
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

"Instability, Art and Ethnography: Reflecting Landscapes of Conflict in Afghanistan." The current intervention in Afghanistan is wrought with contradictions and complications. How has our own rhetoric about international intervention misled us in our understanding of the conflict? Is there a better way to think about how conflict is shaping the landscape of daily life in Afghanistan? These questions will be asked, and answered, in this combination lecture and exhibition (at Wilson Chapel) created by Noah Coburn and Greg Thielker, based on their recent research around the Bagram Airbase north of Kabul. This is another event in the series by "Theater of War in a House of Peace."


Tuesday 2/21

 

Quad Graphics Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:30 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Informaiton Desk area

Stop by their information table to find out about Quad's Corporate Training Program.

Quad/Graphics President & CEO Joel Quadracci is a Skidmore alumni Class of 1991


 

Quad Graphics Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Intercultural Center

If you can't make this information sessions, stop by their information table earlier in the day to find out about Quad's Corporate Training Program 10:30am-2pm in Case Center

Quad/Graphics President & CEO Joel Quadracci is a Skidmore alumni Class of 1991


Wednesday 2/22

US PIRGs Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd floor Information Desk area

Come find out about US PIRGs and there Campus Organizer and Fellow positions


US PIRGs Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 304

Come find out about US PIRGs and there Campus Organizer and Fellow positions.


What Not To Wear (Skidmore Style!) Fashion Show (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upstairs

Come watch your fellow Skidmore students walk the runway at the first ever What Not To Wear (Skidmore Style!) Fashion Show!

This event is for ALL MAJORS!!! No matter what career field or industry you are pursuing, get great ideas for your ?go to? interview outfit and learn how to effectively network and score that all important informational meeting, as SGA, the Management & Business Department, and Career Services take you through a fun and informative evening!

This unique event will kick off with an introduction from Keith Fitz-Gerald, Class of ?87, Chairman of The Fitz-Gerald Group, LLC and Chief Investment Strategist for Money Map Press.

Come to this fantastic evening and increase your chance to win a GAP gift card to jump start your shopping!!?


Thursday 2/23

US PIRGs Interviews (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 304

Come find out about US PIRGs and there Campus Organizer and Fellow positions.


 

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.


 

Health Professions Career Panel and Reception (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium then outside Gannett Auditorium

This initiative is a joint effort between Career Services and our student-led Pre-Med Club and was created to expose students to the health professions via Skidmore alumni.

Panelists will also be guest speakers in various classrooms earlier in the day.

Tracy Young Pearse '97 Brigham & Women's Hospital, Neurology

Patrice Fox Spitalnik '74, Columbia University

Steven Spitalnik, Columbia University

Andy Warner '83, Lahey Clinic Medical Center

Representing careers in the health professions including neurology, genetics, gastroenterology, hospice care, mental health nursing, Alzheimer?s research, and oncology. Including physicians, faculty, a physician assistant, and a veterinarian working for employers such as Columbia University, Brigham & Women?s Hospital, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

RECEPTION to follow in The Class of 1967 Lobby, outside of Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Jacob Perlow Series Event - Isle of Klezbos
Time: 7:00 PM

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

The Jacob Perlow Series Event presented by the Office of the Dean of Special Programs.

The Isle of Klezbos is a six-piece women's klezmer band. A versatile, neo-traditional ensemble, the group plays imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango, plus an ever-expanding repertoire of vibrant originals. The sextet brings together a rare combination of talent inspired by extensive experiences in a kaleidoscopic array of styles, from klezmer to Cajun, funk, reggae, classical, punk, and Latin jazz.


Thursday Nights at The Tang
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.

Thursday Nights at the Tang Art Battles-art, music, food...What is Art Battles? In the past it has been like an interactive, multi-medium game of Pictionary, but you never can be sure exactly what will happen. Come prepared to participate, or just to watch. Sponsored by ProArts.


Friday 2/24

 

Introduction to Skidmore College for High School Juniors and Sophomores
Time: 8:00 AM- 2:30 PM

Location: TBD

8:00a.m. Optional Early Tour of Campus

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration

9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Welcome

10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Student Panel

11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Applying to Skidmore

11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Walking tour of campus

12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in Dining Hall

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Science-focused Tour (optional)

or

Arts-focused Tour (optional)


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

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


 

In Stiller Nacht, combined vocal/choral concert
Time: 5:00 PM

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

Combined vocal/choral concert coached by Katie Gardiner, Anne Zwick Turner, and Gene Marie Callahan.


Saturday 2/25

 

NYT Crossword Puzzle Tournament
Time: 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson

The entire Skidmore community is invited to participate in the First Annual Skidmore College New York Times Crossword Puzzle Tournament Participate in three rounds of unpublished New York Times crossword puzzles scored on accuracy and speed. Twelve finalists will compete in the last round, with prizes awarded to top finishers and randomly selected participants. Prizes include recently and unpublished Times crossword puzzle books. Grand Prize: an iPad! Date: Saturday, February 25th Time: 2pm Location: rounds 1-3 in Davis and Emerson, with the finals in Gannett. Register (it?s free!) to participate here: http://tinyurl.com/xword-skidmore Prizes courtesy of St. Martin?s Press and McMurry, Inc. Puzzles courtesy of Will Shortz, New York Times crossword puzzle editor


 

Senior Recital: Alena Chubert & Alexandra Guest
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Shared Senior Recital: Alena Chubert- Flute Alexandra Guest- Cello


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.


FEATURED EVENT
  [2/18 - 6/3] "Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein"
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.

"Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein" marks the first comprehensive survey of Donald Moffett?s investigations into art history, paint, and form, providing insight into the breadth and range of his practice over the past twenty years. The exhibition selects from nine important bodies of work that reveal Moffett?s sustained political engagement and explore how he interrogates and blurs the definition of painting, incorporating nontraditional materials such as video and photography.

The Tang Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. Beginning on February 18th this exhibition is open Tues- Sun 12-5pm.


  [2/18 - 4/15] "Extensions of the Eye: Three Women Photographers"
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.

Extensions of the Eye, curated by Laura Mintz ?12, presents photography by Barbara Morgan, Naomi Savage, and Kunié Sugiura from the Tang Collection. Using the body as a point of departure, these three artists explore issues of identity, process, and space. The exhibition opens on February 18th.

Tang Museum is open Tues - Sun 12-5pm. Closed on Mondays and major holidays.


FEATURED EVENT
  [2/18 - 5/20] "Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary"
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.

"Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary" brings together work from the past fifty years to demonstrate the wide-ranging, challenging nature of this important yet still largely under-appreciated artist. For over five decades, Grossman has created a powerful body of work that combines exquisite craftsmanship with a long-standing exploration of the nature of violence and power. The exhibition will feature a range of work from the artist?s immense oeuvre, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, assemblage, and sculpture.

The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. Beginning on February 18th, this exhibition is open, Tues-Sun 12-5pm.


  [2/18 - 4/22] "Opener 23: Pam Lins: Denver Gold"
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.

"Opener 23: Pam Lins: Denver Gold" Brooklyn-based artist Pam Lins explores the psychological and aesthetic potential of objects and images. While Lins refers to her work primarily as sculpture, she consistently questions traditional notions of the medium through its relationship to other forms of representation, most notably photography and painting. Mixing a love of formal, modernist art with a madcap, idiosyncratic sensibility, Lins?s work interrogates both itself and its engagement with architecture and viewers.

The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. This exhibition opens on February 18th, Tues-Sun, 12- 5pm


  [2/18 - 6/3] Elevator Music 20: Sharon Hayes
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.

Elevator Music 20: Sharon Hayes: I March In The Parade Of Liberty, But As Long As I Love You I'm Not Free"

For eight days between December 1, 2007 and January 12, 2008, Sharon Hayes walked from the New Museum at Bowery and Prince Streets in lower Manhattan to a different site of public address, stopping at street corners every few blocks and speaking a single, repeated love address to an anonymous and unnamed lover. Drawing from sources such as De Profundis, Oscar Wilde's letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, and slogans from early gay Liberation parades in New York City, the "love address" uses so-called private speech to get to the emotional imbrication of promise and disappointment in collective political action.

Part of a series of works by Hayes that deal with the relationship between personal and political desire and between love and politics, "I March In The Parade Of Liberty, But As Long As I Love You I?m Not Free", raises questions about war, the emotional landscape of protest actions and public speech.

Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays Open Tues-Sun 12- 5pm


  [2/20 - 2/26] Flow Jam
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Various Buildings and Rooms on Campus

Monday Feb. 20th: 12-3pm Energy Fair, a variety of energy/spiritual booths on the second floor of Case Center. 4-6:30pm Yoga, with Anna Witt and live music by Josh Glum in the ICC in Case center. 6-7:30pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Sports Center Multipurpose room with Marital Arts Club. 7-8pm Intro to a Course in Miracles in Chapel with MaryBeth Scalice Ed.D. Tuesday Feb. 21st: 12:30-1:30pm Third Eye meditation and discussion with Mark Kinder in the chapel. 1:30-2:30pm Introduction to Tai Chi in the chapel. 2:45-3:45pm Introduction to Qi Gong and Taoist Meditation in the chapel with Mark Tolstrup. 6-7:00pm Capoeira in Sports Center multipurpose room with Marital Arts Club. 6:20-8pm Zen meditation in the chapel (meets every Tuesday.) 7-9pm Stress management and body-mind-spirit wellness lecture in Gannet with Dr. Brian Luke Seaward. Wednesday Feb. 22nd: 3pm Qi Gong with Dana Balassi in the chapel. 5:30-7pm Kundalini meditation and discussion with Sean MacQueen in Falstaff's. 7pm Discussion on Ayurveda with Bridgette Kinder from Ageless Acupuncture in Palamountain 301. 8:30pm Way of Council Practice with Pierre Zimmerman in ICC. Thursday Feb. 23rd: 5-6pm Movement and Meditation in the chapel. 6-7:30pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Sports Center multipurpose room with Marital Arts Club. 7-9pm Reiki (Contact Michelle Murray to reserve a spot.) 7:30-8:30pm yoga class in multipurpose room $2. Friday Feb. 24th: >>4:30 Yoga with Kelly Jackson in dance studio 6pm Pranayama (breathing exercises/meditation) with Justin Wolfer in the chapel. Saturday Feb 25th: 12-1 pm yoga class in dance studio $2 1:30-2:30pm Universal Sounds Planetary gong bath in the chapel. 3pm Multi-Dimensional Anatomy Meditation and Discussion with Sean MacQueen in the chapel. 10pm Access Consciousness Workshop in the Spa with Barbra Gilman. Sunday Feb 26th: 12:15-1:15pm restorative yoga class in dance studio $1.


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