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Monday Memo

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Photo by Jerry Rodriguez)

Skidmore 2025
Work has begun on a new version of the College's Strategic Plan.

Cultivating civic engagement

A new slate of events -- panel discussions, a workshop, lectures -- connects Tang exhibition to the community.

Top brass

Skidmore Brass Festival this weekend will feature top-flight talent and instruction.

New Sustainability fellows introduced

Levi Rogers and Rachel Willis have two-year appointments under a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

Denny to discuss Urban Forestry Project

"Saratoga's Trees: Past, Present, and Future" is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Davis Auditorium.

Faculty-Staff Achievements

Nathan, Seyb, respond to media queries.

Thoroughbred Sports update

Results from weekend's Big Green Scream.

Upcoming Events

Monday 1/28

Junior Admissions Workshop (JAWS)
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium, Davis Auditorium, Emerson Auditorium, Bolton

Skidmore's 27th annual Junior Admissions Workshop, a unique offering among top liberal arts colleges, will be held on January 27-28, 2013. This award-winning program is designed to assist children of alumni, siblings, of current students, and children of Skidmore employees in their college search. For many high school juniors, this will be their first visit to a college campus as a prospective collegian and their first comprehensive view of the admissions process.

MiddCORE Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

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

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.

Tuesday 1/29


ESL and international writing discussion (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Location: Case Center - ICC

This informal discussion invites course instructors and other faculty to learn more about the issues surrounding international writers (although other skill areas such as listening or grammatical competence can be discussed here). If you don't have much experience teaching non-native speakers of English, or if you have been facing special challenges lately, you should consider attending. Questions, concerns, and inquiries about best practices are all welcome!


Technology Tuesdays-InDesign (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 103

In this first workshop of Technology Tuesdays: Bonus Skills to Pay the Bills, Daniella Nordin, Online Communications Manager, will teach participants basic InDesign functions to create print materials.

It is strongly recommended students bring a copy of their resume to this session.

Wednesday 1/30

Saratoga's Trees: Past, Present, and Future
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - Davis Auditorium

Using historic and current photographs, this talk will offer a glimpse into the results of the street tree inventory recently completed for the city by Sustainable Saratoga, along with some thoughts on the opportunities and challenges the city faces as we plan the streetscapes in Saratoga's future.

Thursday 1/31

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

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium, then Lobby outside of Gannett


Skidmore in Paris Interest Meeting (Open to students only)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 100

Thinking about studying off-campus next year? Come learn more about the program options in Paris! Skidmore now offers three program options in Paris?the Advanced Studies for upper-intermediate and advanced French language students, the Paris Fall Seminar led by a Skidmore faculty member (fall only) and the Arts & Business program for students with little to no background in French.

Preference is given to applicants who have a 3.0 GPA and have at least second-semester sophomore standing. Students at all language levels are encouraged to apply. Come find out more!

"Government By and For The People"
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.

"Government By and For The People," a facilitated discussion on democratic ideals and obstacles with Jean Ann Kubler '13.

Lucy Goes Global (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Falstaff's

In collaboration with Lively Lucy, we are welcoming back the international students and students who studied off-campus last semester with "Lucy Goes Global" Coffee House. Come join us in welcoming back these students and hearing their stories from abroad.

There will be live music, food, and prizes.

Also, this year's OCSE photo contest winners will be announced!

Friday 2/1

Morgan Stanley Summer Analyst Interviews (Open to campus community only.)

Location: TBD

Apply by Monday 1/28/13 in My CDC Account

Faculty Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving vs. Hamilton
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Ice Hockey vs. UMass Boston
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink

Saturday 2/2

Philly Museum Mingle 2013 (Alumni)
Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM

Happy New Year Philadelphia Area Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Skidmore College!!!!

We hope you had a very relaxing holiday season spent with family and friends! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Black Sheep on December 16th. It was a blast to reconnect with friends and begin making new friends! If you are on Facebook check out ourFacebook pagewith some photos of the event. We will also begin utilizing this form of Social Media to plan future events.

Join us for an afternoon of Mingling at the Museum. This all-ages event will take place at the Philadelphia Art Museum.
We can meet in the back entrance at Lenfest Hall at 12, noon if you would like to travel around with a buddy.
Or meet in the museum cafeteria at 1:30PM for a snack and some friendly conversation.

Dont forget to wear your Skidmore swag so we can recognize each other among the crowds!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact one of us!

Cheers to new friendships in 2013!
Jon Brestoff '08

Kristen Schnibbe '07

NYC - IceSkating 2013 (Alumni)
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

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Women's Swimming & Diving Invitational
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Ice Hockey vs. Babson
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink

Ujima's 22nd Annual Fashion Show
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Join Ujima for their 22nd Annual Fashion Show, "Our African Diaspora!" The Ujima Fashion Show gives Ujima members and other Skidmore student participants a showcase for fashion savvy and artistic talent. This year?s theme will focus on the cultural diversity within the African diaspora


NY Philharmonic Principals Brass Quintet
Time: 8:00 PM

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

The internationally renowned New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet features Philip Smith (principal trumpet), Ethan Bensdorf (associate principal trumpet), Philip Myers (principal horn), Joseph Alessi (principal trombone), and Alan Baer (principal tuba). They have hosted an annual holiday concert at Lincoln Center since 1995, joined by various renowned ensembles such as the Canadian Brass. $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, FREE for students and children

Sunday 2/3


Brass Festival Finale Concert
Time: 3:00 PM

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

The festival finale will be a collaborative concert of student chamber groups and the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet. Free


Ralph Lauren Corporation Summer Internship application deadline in My CDC Account (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:55 PM

10-week Corporate Internship Program provides students with a hand-on rotational experience within two specific business and/or corporate functions: Buying, Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, International, Marketing, Merchandising, Planning, Production, Public Relations, Sales/Account Management, Sourcing/Logistics. After a successful completion of the program, full time entry-level offers will be extended to top candidates