Office of Communications
October 22, 2012 - October 28, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Professor provides post-debate analysis
Ron Seyb, Palamoutain Professor of Government, analyzes candidates, issues presented in Wednesday's U.S. Senate debate.

Environmental scholar to discuss field study in Bhutan
Robin Sears of the School for Field Study will detail how study-abroad enriches academic opportunities.

Tang exhibition venue for rich array of election events
Next up: Skidmore scholars to present Oct. 23 panel discussion on election issues.

Civic engagement to be focus of trustee panel
Volunteerism and civic responsibility to be covered in special discussion.

Almost, Maine continues this week
Theater production's final weekend: Oct. 25-28.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Golden announces two new publications.

Thoroughbred Sports update
McEachen notches 300th win; volleyball nails Liberty League title.


Daily Events

Monday 10/22

Film Presentation: "Granito: How To Nail A Dictator"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

"Granito: How To Nail A Dictator" is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala?s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation?s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. The film director, Pamela Yates, will be presenting and discussing her movie with the Skidmore community.


Tuesday 10/23

Informal Writing Meet-Up (Open to students only)
Time: 11:00 AM- 11:50 AM

Location: Scribner Library - Writing Center (4th Floor)

The Writing Center will open early so that students can discuss their written work with their peers. Bring a friend from your class and get ahead on your assignments!

Exchange papers or just discuss ideas. Focus on grammar, organization, or style?the choice is yours.

Helpful guided exercises are available, as well as the ESL specialist for the Writing Center.


We Feed the World
Time: 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

"We Feed the World" is a documentary about our current food system and the production of the food we eat. It covers globalization, long-distance transportation, farmers and fishermen, corporate executives, and more; it is a film about "scarcity amid plenty."

Following the screening, a panel discussion will take place at 8 p.m. Panelists are from various disciplines: Paul Arciero (exercise science), Nurcan Atalan-Helicke (environmental studies), John Brueggeman (sociology), Michael Kilpatrick (farmer from Kilpatrick Farms), and Monica Raveret-Richter (biology). Expect fruitful and exciting discussion!

(This film also contains subtitles.)


 

Balancing Perspectives: An Informed Voter Panel
Time: 7:00 PM

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

The goal of "Balancing Perspectives" is to help members of the Skidmore community become informed voters for this upcoming presidential election. We want to provide interested students and community members with a bipartisan, political rhetoric-free panel on the platforms each candidate is running on. In the spirit of keeping things balanced and to the point, the event will consist of professors from different disciplines presenting for 8 minutes each on different election topics.

Hope to see you there.


Wednesday 10/24

 

National Campus Sustainability Day and Food Day

Events to occur throughout the day and will be announce soon.


 

A New England Nanny Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

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

A New England Nanny provides nationwide corporations and local businesses with dependent backup child care and elder care, under the Pinch Hitter Care program.


 

Field Hockey vs Hartwick
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


 

Kaplan Test Prep Practice Tests (excluding MCAT) (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 300, 301, 303

Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions will be offering a free GRE, LSAT & MCAT practice test on Wednesday October 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Skidmore.

Kaplan will also be offering free DAT, OAT, PCAT & GMAT practice tests in their live online format in the months of September and October where students will take the test in the comfort of their home. This is a great way to see how you would score before test day.

Students will receive their scores and full score report immediately after the test.


White is also a color: privilege and identity in a "post-racial" U.S.A.
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Panelists:

Prof. Beck Krefting (American Studies) Christopher Lawton (Junior) Prof. Jennifer Delton (History) Aneta Molenda (Junior) Prof. Sarah Goodwin (English) Prof. Pushkala Prasad (Management and Business)

Moderator: Prof. Pushkala Prasad

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW


Optimize your gross happiness: study abroad! Environmental field studies in Bhutan and other exciting places.
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Recital Hall


 

Women's Soccer vs RPI
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Thursday 10/25

 

BioMed Virtual Grad School Fair

All day...


 

Information Session: Ralph Lauren Corp. 2013 Summer Internship Program
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Hosted by Ralph Lauren?s University Relations Team with special guest speaker Kim Roy, group president of Lauren, American Living and Chaps, who will speak mostly about her role in the company and what is it like to work at RL.

Hopefully former intern-turned-full-timer Elaine Burns '12 will be in attendance to discuss her experience as an intern and answer questions.

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 44 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

Our compensated nine-week Summer Internship Program provides interns with hands-on experience within a specific business and/or corporate function, including buying, merchandising, planning, production, finance, sales/account management, marketing/PR, information technology, sourcing/logistics, international, and human resources.

Through this experience, summer interns will be a contributing member of a business team and will participate in a variety of ongoing projects and initiatives. Post-graduation, full-time, entry-level offers will be extended to top candidates after successful completion of the program.


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

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B

Come find out about being a Project Analyst at Kantar Retail in Wilton, Conn., and Interview with them the following day.


 

Kaplan Test Prep Practice Tests (MCAT, only) (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 382

Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions will be offering a free GRE, LSAT & MCAT practice test on Wednesday, October 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Skidmore.

Kaplan will also be offering free DAT, OAT, PCAT & GMAT practice tests in their live online format in the months of September and October where students will take the test in the comfort of their home. This is a great way to see how you would score before test day.

Students will receive their scores and full score report immediately after the test.


 

Filene Scholarship Winners Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

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

The Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation established the Filene Music Scholarships at Skidmore in 1982 to help gifted young musicians further their musical studies and develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. Chosen from over 140 applicants, the four 2012 recipients are George Dilthey, cello; Emma Marshall, soprano; Daniel Pravder, piano; and Lauren Soong, piano.


 

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.


Friday 10/26

 

Volleyball Invitational

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Kantar Retail Interviews (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B

Interview for a Project Analyst position at Kantar Retail in Wilton, Conn.


 

Christie's Education Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

Christie's Education is part of Christie's Auction House and offers Master's degrees in Art History. Christie's Education offers students the opportunity to study works of art firsthand, in the auction house and through close links with public galleries, museums and private collections.

Visit their Web site for further information


 

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 10/27

 

Volleyball Invitational

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Alumni Volunteer Leadership Conference
Time: 9:30 AM- 6:00 PM

From connecting with current students pursuing internships, to assisting with events and fundraising initiatives, volunteers help Skidmore achieve strategic goals that advance the mission of the College and make our alma mater an even better place for the students and faculty on campus right now. Skidmore has a long tradition of volunteer service and you are part of that heritage. From the founding of the Alumnae Association in 1919, through co-education in the early 70?s, to our current emphasis on using technology to help alumni stay connected with the College and each other, Skidmore owes a great deal of its reputation as a thriving liberal arts college to our volunteers who serve as advocates and champions.

Successful volunteer experiences and outcomes are a partnership between you, the volunteer, and the College. That is why we are inviting alumni volunteers back to campus for a one-day Volunteer Leadership Conference, October 27, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. You?ll have an opportunity to learn about key Skidmore initiatives, hone your volunteer skills through workshops presented by staff and key speakers, connect with fellow volunteers from all classes, and meet with staff liaisons regarding your important role. Of course, it is also an opportunity to show our gratitude for your service and so we will end the day with a special Volunteer Thank You Reception, hosted by the Alumni Association Board of Directors.


 

Health and Wellness Expo
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 106 Scotland Avenue, Albany NY.

MVP Health care and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences would like to invite you to enjoy a day including a 5K run/walk, health screening, education sessions, health assessments, medication take backs, flu shots, Red Cross blood drive and some healthy food.


 

Women's Soccer vs Nazareth
Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Field Hockey vs Geneseo
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


 

Men's Soccer vs Union
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


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 10/28

 

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.


 

The Skidmore College Orchestra Concert Hollywood's Greatest Film Scores!
Time: 3:00 PM

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

The Filene Concert series presents a multimedia extravaganza by the Skidmore Orchestra under Music Director Anthony G. Holland. The program features music from favorite blockbuster movies, with live video, including Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and James Bond his, Gone with the Wind, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars and more!


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.


[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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