Office of Communications
November 26, 2012 - December 2, 2012
Scope Weekly

Daily Events

Monday 11/26

 

Making Class Visible: Student/Faculty Panel
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Join us for a panel on how class background and socioeconomic status affects students and faculty at Skidmore College. Questions will be asked by a moderator for the first half of the evening, and we will then open the floor up to the audience.

CLASS (Class Action for Skidmore Students) is a club that seeks to create a safe space for working-class, low-income, and first-generation students. We aim to effect change through advocacy, awareness, and understanding throughout the student body.


 

Men's Basketball vs. Castleton
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Tuesday 11/27

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.


MiddCORE Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd floor Conference Room 203B

Come find out about the leadership and innovation program associated with Middlebury College called MiddCORE. MiddCORE is a mentor-driven experiential learning program designed to build skills, create opportunities and expand networks for tomorrow?s leaders and innovators. One person with an idea, even with a great idea, changes nothing. Visionaries succeed with leadership skills, communications skills, and entrepreneurial insights. Building those skills and insights is the CORE of MiddCORE. Skills developed include leadership, collaboration, idea creation, strategic thinking, empathy, persuasive communication, design thinking, ethical decision-making, negotiation, crisis management, financial literacy and self-reflection. Mentors are the key to the MiddCORE experience. Each has a proven record of accomplishment in their fields, and a demonstrated ability to teach others the tools for success. MiddCORE mentors develop hands-on challenges that inspire students to think creatively, operate outside their comfort zone, and deal with ambiguity. They help students build capacities, identify opportunities, and become effective leaders. For the first time ever, we are opening up MiddCORE to students and recent graduates from other institutions as a summer program at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe.


 

INROADS Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

INROADS is the nation?s largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. Employers include companies such as Google, Deloitte, KPMG, Mayo Foundations for Medical Education & Research, and John Wiley & Sons.

Who should apply? College sophomores with a 2.8 GPA or higher


Some cures for wordiness
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 382


 

Lecture by Dr. Jon Bannon of Siena College: Operator Algebras and Quantum Entanglement
Time: 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Quantum mechanics violently defies common sense, yet the mathematical description of the quantum world performs flawlessly. In this talk, we'll discuss the mathematical description of quantum mechanics, as well as some of its bizarre predictions and predicaments. Particularly we'll introduce the theory of operator algebras as a mathematical framework for quantum entanglement, which captures the imagination via phenomena such as quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and superdense coding. After introducing the basics and recounting some recent progress, we'll move on to discuss some open problems.


"The Return on the Returns: Two Different Views"
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

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

Discussion with Benjamin Clarke '01, political consultant/freelance writer and Erica Seifert '02, Senior Associate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. Dr. Seifer specializes in American politics and elections, voter participation, and US economic issues. Her clients include National Public Radio, Women's Voices. Women Vote, Public Campaign Action Fund and the Campaign for America's Future. Benjamin Clarke has worked in Washington, D.C. as a political consultant and speechwriter for the past ten years, and served as chief political writer for GOP strategist Frank Luntz, speechwriter for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and communications consultant for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign. This event is one of a series of events held in conjunction with the Tang exhibition, "We the People".


Wednesday 11/28

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 "Dance/Draw" in the Malloy Wing at the Tang Museum.


 

Lucy Likes LinkedIn (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 103

Learn how to wrangle LinkedIn to make the most of your Winter Break! Develop a LinkedIn profile, learn search strategies for finding Skidmore contacts, and appropriate etiquette for outreach in this show-and-tell, hands-on workshop. Then, use those skills over Winter Break to build on your professional network.


Palm Beach, Happy Hour at Nick and Johnnie's (Alumni)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Skidmore alumni, parents, and friends are invited to mix and mingle with old friends while meeting new faces too at Nick and Johnnie's Seafood Bar and Grill. All are sure to enjoy the company of the greater Skidmore community while enjoying hearty appetizers. Check out some of the best American coastal cuisine around while getting to know fellow local Skiddies. We hope to see you there.


Thursday 11/29

Workshop: Learn to Vogue
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM

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

Workshop with voguing and posing instructor Benny Ninja, director of The Benny Ninja Training Academy and guest instructor on "America's Next Top Model". Limited space. Call 518-580-8080 for registration.


 

Women's Basketball vs. Albany Pharmacy
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Workshop: Learn to Vogue
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

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

Workshop with voguing and posing instructor Benny Ninja, director of The Benny Ninja Training Academy and guest instructor on "America' Next Top Model". Limited space. Call 518-580-8080 for registration


Poetry Reading by Barry Goldensohn
Time: 7:30 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn

Poetry reading by Barry Goldensohn.


 

Skidmore Concert Band
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Coached by Mike Meidenbauer


 

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 29-December 2

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


Friday 11/30

 

Wall Street 101 (Open to campus community only.)

Location: Murray Aikins Dining Hall 2nd Fl

Wall Street 101! ? Are you curious about careers on Wall Street? ? Do you have questions for finance professionals? ? Would you like an opportunity to network with successful alumni who currently work on Wall Street? Program includes: ? Panel of successful alumni who currently work on Wall Street! Open to your questions! Attending alumni represent firms like: > Deutsche Bank > JP Morgan > Omega Advisors ? Resume Critiques with an alumni currently working on Wall Street - LIMITED spaces ? Mock Interviews with an alumni currently working on Wall Street - LIMITED spaces ? Small Group Discussions with alumni currently working on Wall Street


 

Study of Taiko Class Recital
Time: 3:00 PM

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

Coached by Lei Bryant


 

Falling For Song
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Recital Hall

Recital by voice students of Anne Zwick Turner and Gene Marie Callahan.


 

Ice Hockey vs. Norwich
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


 

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 29-December 2

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


Saturday 12/1

 

Skidmore Riding Show
Time: 8:30 AM

Location: Van Lennep Riding Center


 

Skidmore String Ensembles
Time: 2:00 PM

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

Coached by Michael Emery


 

Women's Basketball vs. Amherst
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Ice Hockey vs. Saint Michael's
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


 

Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Coached by John Nazarenko


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 29-December 2

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


Sunday 12/2

 

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 29-December 2

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


 

Skidmore Wind Chamber Ensemble
Time: 3:00 PM

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

Coached by Jan Vinci


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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