Office of Communications
October 15, 2012 - October 21, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Ensemble ACJW
Ensemble ACJW performs this week on campus.


Skidmore to host debate between U.S. Senate candidates
Wednesday's event is only debate scheduled between Gillibrand, Long.

Theater Department to open fall season with Almost, Maine
Lary Opitz directs the black box production, written by John Cariani.

Saratoga Reads announces top five books
A total of 87 nominations received for this year's book of choice.

Career Jam promises to draw crowds on Friday

Students offered career advice from alumni and parents.

Faculty-Staff achievements
New book by Daniel Swift, Aronson publishes photo essay.

Thoroughbred Sports update
A winning weekend for volleyball, field hockey, men's soccer.

Daily Events

Monday 10/15

 

Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions Information Table CANCELLED
Time: 9:30 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 1st floor in front of Skidmore Shop

Have a question regarding the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT or the grad school admission process? Stop by the Kaplan table to get answers to your questions. Free practice tests for the above tests in the month of October and you can sign up at the table as well.


 

Health Professions Panel & Reception (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Jon Brestoff ?08, MD/PhD student, Joan Taylor, Parent ?12, Veterinarian Sean Loftus, PA, Glens Falls Hospital


Tuesday 10/16

 

Introduction to Sketchpad (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 108

Basic skills workshop for using Sketchpad.


Comma confidence, part 1
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 382


 

Networking for Newbies: How To Sell Your Liberal Arts Degree (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Media Room 129

A late night programming special presented by Career Coaches. Prepare for Career Jam and the Multicultural Speed Networking Event by learning the basics of networking.


 

Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session (Open to campus community only.)

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd floor Conference Room

Meet with a representative from this organization to learn more. Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide. We have placed over 27,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.


Wednesday 10/17

 

Carney, Sandoe & Associates Interviews (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd floor Conference Room

Interview with a representative from this organization to learn more.

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide. We have placed over 27,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.


 

Future Faces of Change, Today: Teach For America Information Session
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

Teach For America Recruitment Manager Ashley Morris teams with Skidmore College and Union College Campus Campaign Coordinators David Schlenker and Kadi Tubman to speak with student interested in applying to the corps. The dialogue will be a forum to discuss the organization's mission and work conducted on the ground, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and receive advise about the application process. As the top employer of Skidmore graduates, Teach For America is interested in working closely with Skidmore students interested in joining the 7,000 corps members creating change across the country today.

Refreshments and food will be served!


FEATURED EVENT
 

Senate Debate 2012
Time: 7:00 PM

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

Decision 2012 - Senate Debate ? Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ? Republican challenger, Wendy Long The debate, sponsored by YNN and NY1, will take place at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. It is the first debate that both candidates have agreed to participate in. The hour-long event will be co-moderated by Capital Tonight host Liz Benjamin and NY1 political anchor Errol Louis.


 

Networking for Newbies: How To Sell Your Liberal Arts Degree (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Wiecking Hall - Basement

A late-night programming special presented by Career Coaches. Prepare for Career Jam and the Multicultural Speed Networking Event by learning the basics of networking.


Thursday 10/18

EPIC Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - RM 202


Teach in China Interest Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

Come learn more about this post-graduate teaching opportunity in China open to Skidmore alums. This is a one-year paid teaching experience.

Applications are due on November 1.


Gallery Talk and Reception
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

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

Gallery talk and reception for "The Way to Wanakena," a Skidmore College Master of Arts thesis project by Kristin V. Rehder '12.


SUNY Albany School of Pubic Health Open House/Information session
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: School of Public Health George Education Center One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144

These information sessions will provide students the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and students and explore the field of public health, whether they are interested in community health or laboratory research. Students may earn an MPH, MPH/MSW, MS, PhD or DrPH in biomedical sciences, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and management or social behavior and community health, as well as a Master?s International (MI) degree, which provides students the opportunity to incorporate Peace Corps Volunteer Service into the MPH degree.


 

What-Not-To-Wear Fashion Show: How to Dress for Success (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upstairs

Ask questions as student models show off the do?s and don?ts of basic business-casual outfits for meeting with Career Jam volunteers.


 

Pump Up(for)The Jam! Working the Jam Networking Workshop (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upstairs

Come learn networking tips that will help you make the most of the Career Jam on Friday, October 19th.


Friday 10/19

Noon Curator's 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's Tour of "Terry Adkins Recital" in the Wachenheim Gallery at the Tang Museum.


Guest Speakers in Senior Capstone in Biology
Time: 12:15 PM- 1:15 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - RM 307


 

Presenting the Brand Called Me: Career Jam Workshop (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Get highlights from MB 190 on effective self-presentation and marketing


Resume Reviews and Mock Interviews
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - Career Development Center, RM 204


 

4th Annual Career Jam (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upstairs

Skidmore alumni, parents, and friends working in a wide range of career fields will gather for one purpose: to help students open doors into life after Skidmore. Ask them about anything, from grad schools to internships to specific job leads. Get prepped ahead of time with interview, resume, and self-branding tips.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Ensemble ACJW
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Skidmore's Music Department and Office of Special Programs present Ensemble ACJW, composed of fellows of The Academy, a two-year program that supports young music professionals developing careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers engaged with their communities. The concert features a new work, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, by composer Samuel Carl Adams, plus Mozart's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major. (K. 581) and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence for String Sextet, Op. 70.


 

John Cariani's "Almost, Maine"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend?almost?in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

October 19-21 & 25-28

All performances at 8 p.m. except Sunday matinees, which are at 2 p.m.


Saturday 10/20

FEATURED EVENT
 

Celebration Weekend Dance classes
Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Dance Center

Observe or take ballet and/or modern classes in the dance studios.


 

Women's Soccer vs Clarkson
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


"Knitting Nation Phase 9: Accumulation"
Time: 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM

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

A performance of Knitting Nation, artist Liz Collins' ongoing site-specific installation and performance piece currently on view in the Tang exhibition, "Dance/Draw".


 

Field Hockey vs St. Lawrence
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


FEATURED EVENT
 

Saratoga Dances II
Time: 5:30 PM

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

The Dance Alliance presents an evening of Saratoga connections: the beauty of Yaddo, the sounds of Danielpour, and the talents of Skidmore combined in three dance offerings. New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer Justin Peck offers a Saratoga-centric world premiere performed to Nico Muhly's Quiet Music, exploring the artist's relationship with his tools of expression. Next the Enormous Room, set to movements from Mendelsohn's Piano Quartets, features the Hypersion String Quartet and pianist Carol Ann Elze-Sussdorff. Swan Song, composed by Richard Danielpour and choreographed by Skidmore Dance Department Chair Debra J. Fernandez, utilizes the beauty of the Zankel center surroundings while depicting the pull between the world in front of us and the world just out of reach.


Opening Reception for fall exhibitions
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

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

Opening Reception for the fall exhibitions; "Terry Adkins: Recital", "Dance/Draw" , "Hearing Pictures" and "We the People" at the Tang Museum.


FEATURED EVENT
 

John Cariani's "Almost, Maine"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend ? almost ? in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

October 19-21 & 25-28

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


Sunday 10/21

 

John Cariani's "Almost, Maine"
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend ? almost ? in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

October 19-21 & 25-28

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


Ongoing Events

[5/30 - 12/30] "Hearing Pictures"
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.

"Hearing Pictures" explores the relationship between sound and vision through a selection of aurally evocative drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints from the Tang collection.


  [7/14 - 12/30] "Dance/Draw"
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.

"Dance/Draw"

Examining the importance of the line in art practices since the 1960s, "Dance/Draw" highlights essential connection between contemporary dance and the visual arts. Through an exploration of the relationship between these art practices, the exhibition attempts to break down boundaries between the two.


  [7/14 - 12/2] "Terry Adkins: Recital"
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.

"Terry Adkins: Recital"

Combing sculpture and live performance, Terry Adkins's installations pay tribute to the memories of under-recognized figures in our collective culture, including John Brown, John Coltrane, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith, and Sojourner Truth. During performances with members of his Lone Wolf Recital Corps, Adkins activates his sculptural objects through improvisational playing and singing, spoken word, and recorded sound.


FEATURED EVENT
  [9/13 - 10/21] 2012 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Studio art faculty members Trish Lyell (drawing), Deborah Morris (painting), Victoria Palermo (sculpture), and Matthew Wilt (ceramics) will exhibit their work.


[10/11 - 12/6] Weekly Meditation and Movement
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Meditation and movement ? a weekly pause for spiritual and physical renewal, using a mixture of chanting, silent meditation and yoga-type movements. All welcome; come as often as your schedule permits. Wear comfortable clothing to facilitate movement.


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