Office of Communications
November 12, 2012 - November 18, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Creative Thought matters
Just one week left to enter the 2012 CTM Photo Contest. Deadline is Nov. 16.

High-tech new lab debuts

Amy Frappier, Lubin Professor for Women in Science, receives NSF grant to launch Stable-isotope and Paleoclimate Analysis facility.

Midsummer Night's Dream to be performed
Theater Department to present Shakespeare's beloved comedy.

College recognized for campus sustainability innovation
Skidmore receives leadership award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Global food security to be topic
Guest lecturer Susan Bragdon to give Nov. 12 talk.

Art collecting expert to lecture Nov. 13
Inge Reist's talk is connected to The Muse at Home, the current show at the Schick Art Gallery.

Are humans storytelling animals?

Literary Darwinist Jonathan Gottschall will explore this idea in a talk on Wednesday.

The tradition continues
Sixteen student acts headline this year's Beatlemore Skidmania concert Nov. 16 and 17 at Arthur Zankel Music Center.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
President Glotzbach recognized by the Leadership Council on Inclusion.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Fall season ends for field hockey, volleyball; hockey, riding score weekend victories.

Daily Events

Monday 11/12

 

Job Search Strategies for International Students
Time: 5:15 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206


Louis Perego Moreno, Raices Keynote Speaker (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

Louis E. Perego Moreno, a/k/a TIO LOUIE as a motivational speaker and documentary filmmaker. He was featured as one of New York?s top 25 Latinos by El Diario de la Prensa for his community work and most recently interviewed on radio concerning Minority Stereotypes in U.S. Media. Among his vast library of documentary work, I would like to offer your school community a speaking engagement that includes the screening of a 60-minute film, Latina Confessions (?What does it mean to be Latina in the U.S.??). His greatest accomplishment as a filmmaker, TV Producer and educator was training 1,500 Latino and Black inner city youth over the course of a ten-year period to produce 70 documentary shorts on social, public and mental health issues, as well as featuring positive role models reflective of their community. For over 15 years he has incorporated his documentaries in presentations at colleges and universities throughout the United States.


Who owns what you eat? Why the use and control of biological diversity matters to global food security.
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium


Tuesday 11/13

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.


Gallivanting GoinGlobal Lunch and Learn
Time: 12:15 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - RM 241


Modifiers in action
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 382


 

Latino Banquet (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd Floor

Join Raices for their annual Latino Banquet featuring delicious Hispanic food, a speaker, and a band playing Latin music throughout the night!


"Art Collecting in America: A New Vantage Point for the History of Art"
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Inge Reist, Director of the Center for the History of Collecting in America, will speak on the art collecting in America and the many ways in which art collecting and patronage is tied to the history of art. This event is presented in conjunction with 'The Muse at Home,' an exhibit of works from the homes of faculty and staff from Skidmore College's Studio Art Department, Art History Department, and Tang Museum.


Liberal Arts to Corporate Smarts (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206


 

LINK - Liberty In North Korea
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannet Auditorium

The Asian Cultural Awareness Club, with co-sponsorships from several other clubs and departments, is inviting a group called LINK (Liberty in North Korea) to Skidmore to educate students, faculty, and the Saratoga community while raising awareness about refugees in North Korea.

LINK's mission is: redefining North Korea by focusing on the people while rescuing and providing resettlement support to North Korean Refugees and pursuing an end to the North Korea crisis.

At the event, LINK will be showing a documentary titled, "The People's Crisis", and then a short video about their SHIFT campaign, which is about shifting the focus of the North Korean government to the North Korean people. They will finish up with a Q&A session.


Wednesday 11/14

 

Global Skidmore Day! (Open to campus community only.)

On Wednesday, November 14th, (during International Education Week) we would like to recognize all those members of the Skidmore campus that make Skidmore a more global community by celebrating "Global Skidmore Day".

To do this we are asking those students/faculty/staff that feel they add to the Global landscape of Skidmore College (international students, study abroad students, travelers, volunteers, etc.) to wear a "I am Global Skidmore" sticker.

We will have tables set up in Case and in the Atrium of the DHall from 11am-1pm the Tuesday before so please come pick up your sticker and wear it proud!


The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Did you know that stories have brought on wars, inspired atrocities, and driven massive social change? Did you know that we all boldly fictionalize the stories of our own lives? Learn how the science of stories is teaching us how we shape stories- and how they shape us in, "The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human," a talk by literary Darwinist Jonathan Gottschall, PhD.


Saratoga Hospital and Skidmore College Present: Summer Medical Mission to Zambia (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Come learn about the many opportunities open to Registered Professional Nurses!

The first hour of this program will be a presentation by Jackie Hassfurther, RN and Anita Young, RN from Saratoga Hospital. They will discuss their summer medical mission trip to Zambia and discuss nursing as a potential career option. The last half hour of the event will be a small reception in the Class of 1967 Lobby in Palamountain. If you are considering nursing as a career, interested in the medical professions in general, or curious about medical mission trips, this program is for you.


Thursday 11/15

Simplicity Parenting with Kim John Payne
Time: 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

What is Simplicity Parenting? Simplicity Parenting offers a clear and effective pathway to simplify four realms at home, which reduces stress on children and their parents, and allows room for connection, creativity and relaxation.

A consultant and trainer to over 110 North American independent and public schools, Kim John Payne, M.Ed has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher and educator for nearly thirty years and a private family counselor for more than fifteen years.


 

International Trivia Night! (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Case Center - The Spa

In celebration of International Education Week, we will be holding an International Trivia Night!

There will be food, music, and prizes.

More info to follow...


Friday 11/16

"Law, The State, and Revolutionary Change"
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206


FEATURED EVENT
 

Beatlemore Skidmania 2012: Beatles 50
Time: 8:00 PM

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

This year's Beatlemore Skidmania Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first recording. Beginning with the release of "Love Me Do" in October 1962, the Beatles captured the spirit of the '60s, and in subsequent decades their songs and recordings have become an important part of Western civilization.


 

William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

"The course of true love never did run smooth." Mortals, mechanicals, fairies and enchanted lovers combine to fill this Shakespearean favorite with humor, magic and erotic love. Four lovelorn young people encounter quarrelsome fairy royalty in magical woods. Add to this a troupe of travelling amateur actors and a bit of fairy dust and the result is cosmically comic, playful, and dark.

November 16-18 & November 29-December 2

All performances at 8:00PM except Sunday matinees only at 2:00PM.


 

Women's Basketball vs. Tufts (Skidmore Invitational)
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Saturday 11/17

 

Skidmore Riding Show
Time: 8:30 AM

Location: Van Lennep Riding Center


 

LSAC 2012 Law School Recruitment Forums
Time: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210

9:00 am?4:00 pm: Workshops 11:00 am?4:00 pm: Talk with School Reps


SUNY Albany School of Public Health Open House/Information Session
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: George Education Center, East Campus One University Place, Rensselaer, NY

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.


 

Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving vs. Utica
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


FEATURED EVENT
 

Beatlemore Skidmania 2012: Beatles 50
Time: 2:00 PM

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

This year's Beatlemore Skidmania Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first recording. Beginning with the release of "Love Me Do" in October 1962, the Beatles captured the spirit of the '60s, and in subsequent decades their songs and recordings have become an important part of Western civilization.


 

2012 Fall Open House (Theater)
Time: 3:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Thank you for your interest in Skidmore College! We?re a creative, dynamic, intellectual community known for our innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, close faculty-student collaborations, and fabulous Saratoga Springs setting.

We appreciate how challenging it is to identify a college that meets your educational needs and puts you on a path to success. That's why we encourage you to attend an open house this fall, including weekend programs for science/math, dance, art and theater.


 

Women's Basketball vs. Ithaca (Skidmore Invitational)
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Skidmore Brass Ensembles
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Zankel room 117, ELM

Coached by Patrice Malatestinic


Boston, Beatlemore Skidmania Concert at Champions Sport Bar (Alumni)
Time: 7:00 PM- 10:30 PM

Join alumni, parents and friends at one of Boston's liveliest venues to hear Beatlemore Skidmania's concert broadcast live from Skidmore's campus! This year's Beatlemore Skidmania concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatle's first recording. Beginning with the release of "Love Me Do" in October 1962, the Beatles captured the spirit of the '60s, and are still beloved by many today! This unique opportunity allows you to connect with fellow Skiddies both locally and from campus. Come and be part of this lively atmosphere with great eats and drinks. This is one event you don't want to miss!


NYC, Beatlemore Skidmania Concert at the Village Pourhouse (Alumni)
Time: 7:00 PM- 10:30 PM

Join alumni, parents and friends at New York City's downtown Village Pourhouse to hearBeatlemore Skidmania's concert broadcast live from Skidmore's campus! This year's Beatlemore Skidmania concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatle's first recording. Beginning with the release of "Love Me Do" in October 1962, the Beatles captured the spirit of the '60s, and are still beloved by many today! This unique opportunity allows you to connect with fellow Skiddies both locally and from campus. Come and be part of this lively atmosphere with great eats and drinks. This is one event you don't want to miss!


FEATURED EVENT
 

William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

"The course of true love never did run smooth." Mortals, mechanicals, fairies and enchanted lovers combine to fill this Shakespearean favorite with humor, magic and erotic love. Four lovelorn young people encounter quarrelsome fairy royalty in magical woods. Add to this a troupe of travelling amateur actors and a bit of fairy dust and the result is cosmically comic, playful, and dark.

November 16-18 & November 29-December 2

All performances at 8:00PM, except Sunday matinees only at 2:00PM


Sunday 11/18

 

William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

"The course of true love never did run smooth." Mortals, mechanicals, fairies and enchanted lovers combine to fill this Shakespearean favorite with humor, magic and erotic love. Four lovelorn young people encounter quarrelsome fairy royalty in magical woods. Add to this a troupe of travelling amateur actors and a bit of fairy dust and the result is cosmically comic, playful, and dark.

November 16-18 & November 29-December 2

All performances at 8:00PM, except Sunday matinees only at 2:00PM


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. This will occur weekly on Thursdays throughout the semester EXCEPT for Thursdays Nov 1 and Nov 15 (and Thanksgiving, Nov 22)


[11/1 - 12/16] The Muse at Home: Artworks owned by Skidmore art and art history faculty, Tang Museum staff, and Schick Gallery staff

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

"The Muse at Home" will feature a selection of artworks owned by 28 members of the arts-related faculty and staff at Skidmore College. The exhibit explores how and why people decide to live with art, and will feature a range of collecting, from serious collectors of contemporary art to individuals who own?and love?one favorite painting.


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