Office of Communications
February 27, 2012 - March 4, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


What Not to Wear

Zen teacher Nancy Mujo Baker on campus Feb. 27
Will share insight about the intersection of her professional and Zen teaching careers.

Faces of Israel discussion announced
A student Honors Forum citizenship project brings to campus a panel of Israeli citizens.

Halberstam to present Coburn Lecture March 1
The topic is "Gaga Feminism, Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal."

Orchestra concert upcoming
"Elgar the Elegant" will feature works by the famed composer

Dog Sees God to be staged in Blackbox Theater
The provocative tragicomedy re-imagines the "Peanuts" characters in high school.

Windscape a highlight of weekend Wind, Brass Festival
Concert scheduled March 3 in Zankel.

Millhauser a finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award
He's one of five contending for America's largest peer-juried prize for fiction.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Scarce interviewed by Chronicle of Higher Education.

Thoroughbreds repeat as Liberty League champions!
Men's basketball team beats Hobart; prepares for NCAA tourney.

Daily Events

Monday 2/27

"Zen and the Art of Teaching and Learning"
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Prof. Nancy Baker teaches philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College and is a Zen teacher in the White Plum Asanga. She is a Dharma heir of Bernard Glassman and founded the No Traces Zendo in New York City in 1996.


Tuesday 2/28

Americorps VISTA at Siena College Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nf Floor Information Desk area

Come find out about this program.


Americorps VISTA at Siena College Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

Come find out about this program.


Wednesday 2/29

Noon Curator Tour
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.

Noon Curator Tour: "Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein" with Rachel Seligman, Associate Curator at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.


 

Power of Distinction Strategy Workshop (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Hinds will speak to students about how to stand out and move up in your career (internship/job) advancement. How to take advantage of networking, how to put your best self forward, how to navigate a global workforce, and how to use your communities to your advantage will all be addressed. An engaging presenter, Hinds is a consultant, author of four books, and Founder and CEO of Workplace Success Group LLC. Workplace Success Group LLC works with individuals and companies to position emerging leaders to discover, master and operate in their own distinctive power to stand out and move up personally and professionally.


 

Skidmore Live Chat
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Save the date: Join Skidmore admissions counselors, financial aid officers, and current students for a live chat session on Wednesday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. Check the Web site for details and join the Skidversation!


Thursday 3/1

 

A New England Nanny Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:30 AM- 3:00 PM

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

If you are an education major or minor or simply love being around kids, stop by their info table to find out how you can make money doing childcare around your class schedule.

Visit their Web site for more information and sign up today!


Washington, D.C., Career Transition Luncheon for Alumni, Classes 2001-2011 (Alumni)
Time: 12:15 PM- 1:30 PM

Skidmore is committed to the success of its students, not only while on campus, but long after as alumni too. Let us help you succeed in your career. Are you just entering the workforce? Planning a career change? Hoping to expand your professional network?The Offices of Alumni Affairs and Career Services are here to help. Come meet the new Director of Career Services, Deborah Loffredo, and learn more about the resources available from Skidmore no matter where you are in your career. Youll have the opportunity to meet fellow Skidmore alumni in the area while enjoying a complimentary lunch. Dont miss out on this unique opportunity!

To RSVP or for questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and College Events at 518-580-5610 or by email at AlumniAffairs@skidmore.edu.


 

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.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Karen Levin Coburn '63 Annual Endowed Lecture in Gender Studies: "Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal"
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

This annual lecture, which made its debut in March 2005, is made possible by the generosity of Karen Levin Coburn (Skidmore Class of '63) and her husband Stephen Coburn. The lecture series explores contemporary issues in gender studies.

Jack Halberstam is Professor of English, Gender Studies and American Studies and Ethnicity at USC. Halberstam is the author of four books including most recently The Queer Art of Failure from Duke University Press, 2011. In fall 2012, Halberstam's next book, Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal, will be published by Beacon Press. Halberstam works and writes on popular culture, subcultures and queer theory and can be found blogging at bullybloggers.com


 

Artist talk with Pam Lins
Time: 7:00 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.

Artist talk with Pam Lins. Tang Museum spring exhibition of "Pam Lins" runs through April 22, 2012


 

Faces of Israel
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

The "Faces of Israel" delegation embodies the pluralistic, multicultural and democratic character of the State of Israel. The delegation includes six Israelis representing a variety of religions, cultures and political views and brings Israelis from all modes of Israeli life to tell their personal stories, their history, and their relationship to Israel.

The delegation is composed of the diversity of Israeli life: males and females, former soldiers, an Orthodox Jew, and a Bedouin. The panel represents a variety of professions (lawyer, journalist, etc), who will address current Israeli issues, including women's rights, Israeli-Palestinian relationships, and the effect of war on civilians. They have been chosen as delegates out of hundreds of nominees due to their remarkable personal stories and experiences of Israel to discuss the laughter and tears that they experience in such a tumultuous country and to answer questions personally and truthfully.


Friday 3/2

 

Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In this politically charged and provocative tragicomedy, Bert V. Royal re-imagines the iconic Peanuts characters as teenagers and transports them to high school. Dog Sees God is a biting, yet extremely poignant, unauthorized parody, which explores salient social issues such as bullying and harassment, homophobia, and the desperate quest to discover identity and meaning.

March 2-7, 2012

All performances at 8pm except Saturday and Sunday matinees which are at 2pm.


 

Filene Concert Series Skidmore Orchestra: "Elgar the Elegant"
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Anthony G. Holland, Music Director

ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March, Op. 39 ELGAR: Enigma Variations Martin: Ballade for flute and Orchestra with Rebecca Conneely '12, Concerto Competition Winner


 

Enter the Haggis (Open to students only)
Time: 10:00 PM- 11:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

Toronto roots rock band, Enter The Haggis, is at the heart of a true grassroots success story, and never has this been more evident than with the group's latest release, Whitelake. Recorded at a rustic cottage surrounded by Canada's picturesque landscape, and funded entirely through the generous contributions of loyal fans, Whitelake occupies a musical space that lies somewhere between the fiercely creative and contemporary soundscapes of Radiohead, and the heartfelt story telling and infectious grooves of The Band.

Five albums and a decade on the road have seen Enter The Haggis evolve from wildly popular local band to established international touring act. Their formula for success has been a simple one: record great music, back it up with inspired live performances, and tour constantly. It?s this uncompromising commitment to their music and fans that has seen the band garner top ten charting positions on Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes; major television appearances such as A&E's Breakfast with the Arts and Live with Regis and Kelly; and their very own PBS special.

Eclectic. Electric. Roots Rock Reinvented.


Saturday 3/3

 

Men's Tennis vs. NYU
Time: 1:00 PM


 

Women's Tennis vs. William Smith
Time: 1:00 PM


 

Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead"
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In this politically charged and provocative tragicomedy, Bert V. Royal re-imagines the iconic Peanuts characters as teenagers and transports them to high school. Dog Sees God is a biting, yet extremely poignant, unauthorized parody, which explores salient social issues such as bullying and harassment, homophobia, and the desperate quest to discover identity and meaning.

March 2-7, 2012

All performances at 8pm except Saturday and Sunday matinees which are at 2pm.


 

Skidmore Wind and Brass Festival Student Ensembles
Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall


FEATURED EVENT
 

Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In this politically charged and provocative tragicomedy, Bert V. Royal re-imagines the iconic Peanuts characters as teenagers and transports them to high school. Dog Sees God is a biting, yet extremely poignant, unauthorized parody, which explores salient social issues such as bullying and harassment, homophobia, and the desperate quest to discover identity and meaning.

March 2-7, 2012

All performances at 8pm except Saturday and Sunday matinees which are at 2pm.


 

Windscape Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Created in 1994 by five eminent woodwind soloists, Windscape has won a unique place for itself as a vibrant, ever-evolving group of musical individuals. Featured artists: Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Randall Ellis, oboe; Alan R. Kay, clarinet; Frank Morelli, bassoon; and David Jolley, horn.


Sunday 3/4

 

Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead"
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In this politically charged and provocative tragicomedy, Bert V. Royal re-imagines the iconic Peanuts characters as teenagers and transports them to high school. Dog Sees God is a biting, yet extremely poignant, unauthorized parody, which explores salient social issues such as bullying and harassment, homophobia, and the desperate quest to discover identity and meaning.

March 2-7, 2012

All performances at 8pm except Saturday and Sunday matinees which are at 2pm.


 

Festival Wind Symphony Concert
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Performers include Windscape, visiting student ensembles, Skidmore faculty and students.


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


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