Office of Communications

Monday Memo

Alumni attend Jan. 17 Career T+T in NYC
Nearly 200 alumni attended an Evening of Career Transition and Transformation Jan. 17 in New York City.

Sustainability in the curriculum
Faculty develop creative new approaches to sustainability in courses.

Alumna receives National Medal of Science
Sallie (Penny) Chilsholm '69 recognized by President Barack Obama in Feb. 1 White House ceremony.

Annual Student Juried Art Show opens Feb. 7
Prize-winning entries will be announced at the opening reception.

Black History Month under way
Ujima and Office of Student Diversity Programs announce several February events.

Courts to present Art History Lecture
Focus is 15th-century foundations of French painting.

Tang opener welcomes artist Carrie Moyer
New show features paintings and prints from the past six years, most made specifically for this exhibition.

Hihn returns for Feb. 10 duo-piano recital
Emeritus faculty member to perform with Patricia Keyes at Zankel Music Center.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Bastress-Dukehart and Nechtman lead Film Forum discussion.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Results from weekend action in the pool, on the ice, and on the court.



Upcoming Events

Tuesday 2/5

Noon- Curator's Tour of "Opener 24 Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny"
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 "Opener 24 Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny" in the Malloy Wing of the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.


 

Techie Tuesday (with Student Academic Council)-Pixlr, WordPress/E-Portfolio (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 103

In second workshop of Technology Tuesdays: Bonus Skills to Pay the Bills, Daniella Nordin, Online Communications Manager, will teach participants how to use Pixlr (free version of Photoshop), as well as managing an online portfolio of work through WordPress and Visual CV.

Seats are limited. RSVP required.


 

Women's Basketball vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Men's Basketball vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Wednesday 2/6

Off-Campus Study Fair
Time: 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor

Annual informational fair for study abroad and domestic off-campus study opportunities. OCSE staff, approved program representatives, and students who have already studied abroad will be available to answer questions about off-campus study opportunities.

Please visit our Web site for more details.


Cultura Verde Information Table
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

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

We believe that a better way of life for all is possible only if we have a healthy and positive relationship with ourselves, our community and our environment. We begin with the way in which we resolve our most basic needs such as food and shelter, then we include more abstract issues that we believe are important for the maintenance of balanced and sustainable lives. Issues such as integrated health management, links to the community, creative activities (either recreational or for profit) and spiritual development. We try to live as we believe and share our experiences with one another, hoping to inspire others about how simple and fun it can be to create their own models to achieve sustainable, abundant and full lives. Our method has been designed to be implemented in rural areas in developing countries. For this reason, our training center is located on the Finca El Casquillo, a 4 acre organic farm located is in the lush green mountains of the Los Santos region, just an hour and a half southwest of San José, Costa Rica?s capital. Our purpose is to make available to local rural communities, as well as urbanites, a space to share experiences and develop projects that help people create a sustainable future for themselves. Our actions, training and exchange activities focus on organic farming, permaculture, sustainable natural construction, the visual arts, dance, music, poetry, healthy cuisine, alternative therapies and other activities that promote spiritual and social development in harmony with nature. Looking for self-motivated individuals interested in making a difference in a rural community. This may include labor on the farm?helping with planting, applying compost, learning about biointensive agriculture, etc; it may be a research project that looks at some of the species we have growing on the farm and taking scientific data; or it may include an arts/cultural project with the community.


Cultura Verde Information Table Session
Time: 4:00 PM

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

We believe that a better way of life for all is possible only if we have a healthy and positive relationship with ourselves, our community and our environment. We begin with the way in which we resolve our most basic needs such as food and shelter, then we include more abstract issues that we believe are important for the maintenance of balanced and sustainable lives. Issues such as integrated health management, links to the community, creative activities (either recreational or for profit) and spiritual development. We try to live as we believe and share our experiences with one another, hoping to inspire others about how simple and fun it can be to create their own models to achieve sustainable, abundant and full lives. Our method has been designed to be implemented in rural areas in developing countries. For this reason, our training center is located on the Finca El Casquillo, a 4 acre organic farm located is in the lush green mountains of the Los Santos region, just an hour and a half southwest of San José, Costa Rica?s capital. Our purpose is to make available to local rural communities, as well as urbanites, a space to share experiences and develop projects that help people create a sustainable future for themselves. Our actions, training and exchange activities focus on organic farming, permaculture, sustainable natural construction, the visual arts, dance, music, poetry, healthy cuisine, alternative therapies and other activities that promote spiritual and social development in harmony with nature. Looking for self-motivated individuals interested in making a difference in a rural community. This may include labor on the farm?helping with planting, applying compost, learning about biointensive agriculture, etc; it may be a research project that looks at some of the species we have growing on the farm and taking scientific data; or it may include an arts/cultural project with the community.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Annual Art History Lecture: Paint, Possessions, and Polity: Fifteenth-Century Foundations of French Painting
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Annual Art History Lecture by Jennifer Courts, Visiting Assistant Professor "Paint, Possessions, and Polity: Fifteenth-Century Foundations of French Painting" France's position in the development of fifteenth-century oil painting is often overlooked for a number of reasons, foremost of which is the national economic and emotional toll of the Hundred Years' War. Traditional scholarship has viewed the French adoption of oil painting as motivated by a change in taste among wealthy Parisians, away from the International Gothic and toward "modern" painting in the style of Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden. But what exactly made oil painting, ostensibly the domain of the wealthy merchants of the duchy of Burgundy during the early fifteenth century, of interest to an audience composed of the sovereign and his closest advisors at the heart of the kingdom of France? I will address this question by focusing on the unique ability of oil painting to recreate the people, places and objects of the material world. Using the example of the Crucifixion of the Parlement de Paris (1449-53; Paris: Louvre), this talk explores the political environment of Paris circa 1450, a city in the middle of rebuilding its economy and relationship with the king in the wake of the Hundred Years' War, to explain the choice of the oil medium to construct a much-needed vision of a centralized and powerful French nation grounded in the details of materiality. Taking advantage of the capacity of oil painting to credibly recreate the details of the physical world, the painting recombines reality to construct a utopian view of France as prosperous and most Christian kingdom under the wise rule of Charles VII.


Thursday 2/7

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

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

Avon is hiring Representatives. Come find out more about how to make extra money selling their products.


Dunkerely Dialogue with artist Carrie Moyer
Time: 5:15 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.

Dunkerely Dialogue with artist Carrie Moyer. Spring exhibition "Opener 24 Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny" in the Malloy Wing at the Tang Museum.


"Lincoln's Moral Revolution"
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Pohndorff Room

Danilo Petranovich has taught at Yale as a Lecturer and at Duke as a visiting assistant professor from 2008 to 2010. His research has focused on the history of American political thought, with a special focus on American national culture and Abraham Lincoln as a nation-builder. His two forthcoming articles are "Lincoln?s New Nationalism" (Yale, 2011) and "Lincoln?s Biblical Oratory and the Coming of the Civil War" (with Matthew Holbreich). Some of his other research interests are reflected in the edited volume "Identities, Allegiances, Affiliations" (Cambridge, 2007, with Seyla Benhabib and Ian Shapiro), and "The Reagan I Knew" (Basic, 2008, with William F. Buckley, Jr.).


 

2013 Skidmore Student Exhibition opening reception
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Opening reception for the 2013 Skidmore Student Exhibition. Juror: Kathryn Price, Curator of Special Projects, Williams College Museum of Art


 

Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability Winter Open House
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: BGIA: 36 W. 44th St, Suite 1011, New York City

We are seeking students interested in pursing careers in environmental leadership, policy, sustainability and business to attend our Winter Open House in Manhattan on February 7. Bard's Graduate Programs in Sustainability offer masters degrees for aspiring environmental leaders. Our graduates are leading the way toward a just, sustainable, and prosperous future. Here is some more information about our various programs.

Bard's Center for Environmental Policy graduate programs in environmental policy and climate science and policy combine an intensive course of study with hands-on experience in preparation for environmental careers in nonprofit organizations, government and the private sector. We emphasize methods of critical inquiry and provide you with the practical knowledge to understand the legal, political, socioeconomic, cultural, scientific and ethical forces that influence decision-making.

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is a hybrid, full-time degree program in New York City. Sustainability is at the core of each class taught throughout the program. Combining monthly weekend residencies in NYC with weekly online classes, the program's structure works with students who have varying career interests and schedules. Students engage with one another, faculty, and industry professionals through a long term consultancy project called NYCLab, as well as have the breadth of NYC business and financial centers at their fingertips.

Graduates of all our programs are ready to bring these assets, underpinned by a sense of social responsibility and commitment, to their future work. For more information about our programs, admissions deadlines, and financial aid, visit: www.bard.edu/gps.


"Civil Society for Sale"
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.

"Civil Society for Sale" Two-part panel discussion moderated by John Brueggemann, with Debbie Warnock, Daniel Nathan, Pat Oles, Rik Scarce, Richard Chrisman, Jennifer Delton, and Andrew Cencini.


Friday 2/8

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

Location: Campus or Phone Interviews TBD

Apply by Monday 2/4/13 in My CDC Account https://skidmorecollege-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php/pid034525?


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

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

Avon is hiring representatives. Come find out more about how to make extra money selling their products.


Sunday 2/10

 

Two-Piano Concert with Richard Hihn and Patricia Keyes
Time: 2:00 PM

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

Duo-pianists Patricia Keyes and Richard Hihn perform works for two pianos by Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Astor Piazzolla, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. FREE


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