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April 30, 2012 - May 6, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Albany High School visits campus chem labs

Academic Festival scheduled May 2
The 14th annual event is bigger than ever, offering a wide range of events demonstrating academic excellence.

East Indian dance specialist to perform on campus
Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya to present classical dance program.

Orchestra to welcome guest trio at year's final concert

Time for Three will join the College Orchestra May 1.

Student honored for civic engagement, leadership

Sophomore Anna Graves named a Newman Civic Fellow.

Faculty-Staff achievements

Pearson to present at Cambridge, Dym has two publications.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Women's varsity four earns league title, men's tennis shuts out RPI.

Daily Events

Monday 4/30


Classical Indian Dance Showing
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

The Classical Indian dance class will perform with live musicians.

Tuesday 5/1

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Class Trade Show
Time: 9:45 AM- 10:45 AM

Location: Case Center - Second floor

Skidmore College's Entrepreneurship and Small Business class is pleased to present their business plans in a trade show. Each student will have a display that highlights his or her business plan.

The course, taught by Robert Braathe, is designed to analyze problems faced by entrepreneurs in developing, structuring, and running small businesses. As a culmination of the semester, each student has written a business plan revolving around his or her own ideas. To celebrate their accomplishments, stop by Case Center and learn about their businesses and the work they have done this semester.

Professor Braathe is a business consultant who provides companies with marketing, human resources, and strategic advice. He runs Braathe Enterprises and provides online and face-to-face business training through Saratoga College. Braathe bring his wide range of experiences to the Entrepreneurship and Small Business class at Skidmore College.


Softball vs. Middlebury (Doubleheader)
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Softball Diamond


Social Justice Network Reception
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd floor banquet room

Do you want to make the world a better place? Do you want to share what your passion is? Could your talents help change the world? Do you have ideas but don't know who to team up with? Are you currently working towards social justice or want to find ways to get more involved?

Come to the Social Justice Network Reception, a casual gathering for anyone interested in, passionate about, and/or committed to creating social change.

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

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

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 April 30, 2012. More details and instructions at:

Pizza & Beverages will be served.


8 (A Staged Reading)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Recital Hall

A student cast from Skidmore College is making the case for marriage equality. The Skidmore Theater Department and AIDS Benefit partner with the Periclean Honors Forum to present the kickoff event to Academic Festival 2012. Come see a staged reading of "8," a new documentary play by Dustin Lance Black about the federal case for marriage equality. Following the performance, stick around for a Q&A with Skidmore faculty and members of Skidmore?s Pride Alliance to learn more about the fight for equality.


Choreography I Class Showing
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Dance Center

Skidmore Dancers perform original work choreographed by the Choreo I class.


Skidmore Orchestra with Time for Three
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Time for Three transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy, and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members, Zachary De Pue (violin), Nicolas Kendall (violin), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass), carry a passion for improvisation, composing and arranging, all prime elements of the ensemble's playing.

The Skidmore College Orchestra joins Time for Three for the second half of the program, including a concerto composed by Chris Brubeck especially for this groundbreaking trio.

GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture BRUBECK: Travels in Time for Three

Wednesday 5/2


14th Annual Academic Festival
Time: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Students at Skidmore strive for excellence?they write thoughtful papers, perform music, conduct scientific experiments and mathematical research, and create provocative works of art. The quality of independent thinking that characterizes the Academic Festival lies at the very heart of the definition of academic excellence.

Academic Festival offers a time for students to share their work and their successes with others, and for the entire Skidmore community to reflect upon and celebrate our students' achievements. Presentations are offered all across the campus, and are open to everyone.

Thursday 5/3

Washington, DC Walter Reed American Tea, Volunteers Needed (Alumni)
Time: 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM

Skidmore alumni, parents and friends are invited to give back to our Warriors in Transition by volunteering for The American Tea at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The American Tea is an event that is organized and run by volunteers, which aims to give guests a relaxing and enjoyable experience that reminds them of home.

Two teas will be served on Thursday, May 3. For those who have not had contact with our Warriors in Transition, you will find it to be quite an experience. This day is about giving to those who volunteered to serve our country. Please also note that as a volunteer, you are a guest at Walter Reed and will be asked to respect their rules and the privacy of all Warriors in Transition and their family members. Your assistance to make this event a success is greatly appreciated.

Volunteers will be assigned a shift:

Shift A - 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (3 volunteers)
Shift B - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (7 volunteers)

Shift B - 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (3 volunteers)

Musicians are also in need beginning at 9 a.m. They are requesting popular/familiar music and songs to entertain attendees. Please note at the morning tea there will be a large number of toddlers in attendance, so a song or two to entertain them as well would also be welcome.

Volunteer Tasks:
Unpacking china and supplies
Setting tables for food service, guests and raffle gifts
Decorating tearoom walls with children's artwork and banners
Final food prep- setting up cookie trays, brewing teas and coffee
Outside meeters/greeters- responsible for encouraging guests to enter the tea room
Inside greeter- assists guests to seats
Holding babies/entertaining children for parents if needed
Cutting cakes, making up plates as guest orders come in
Giving out tea favors
Monitoring food table for cleanliness and restocking
Cleaning up tables
Stacking dirty dish rack for washing
End of tea breakdown and packing up china, etc.
Visiting with guests


Savannah College of Art and Design Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

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

Come find out more info on SCAD!

Sunday 5/6


Baseball vs. Union (Doubleheader)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond

Ongoing Events

  [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 - 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 - 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

  [3/23 - 5/6] Contemplations and Conjectures: 12 Artists

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

"Contemplations and Conjectures: 12 Artists" is an invitational group exhibition featuring a variety of drawings by twelve national and international contemporary artists. Artrists exhibiting work are Sadaie Ayuko, Judith Braun, Jeff Feld, Meg Hitchcock, Cynthia Ona Innis, Michael Schall, Charlotte Schulz, Ruijun Shen, Hiroyuki Shindo, Lorene Taurerewa, Antoinette Winters, and Sandy Winters.