Office of Communications

Monday Memo

AIDS Quilt to be displayed at Tang on Feb. 14
The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed Feb. 14 at the Tang.

It starts today
Skidmore Unplugged gets under way; focus is on energy conservation.

Nordic diplomacy
Government Professor Roy Ginsberg and Aaron Shifreen '13 visited Scadinavia on a State Department mission.

They're back, and better than ever
Ensemble ACJW returns this week for the spring residency and Feb. 15  concert.

Sophomore slump?
New program helps second-year students focus on challenges, decisions.

Sterne Virtuoso series continues
Zphyros Winds to present Sterne concert at Zankel

Oh, Yoko

Sound works by Yoko Ono at the Tang this spring.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Janes publishes article, reviews; Hill a Film Forum discussant.

Thoroughbred Sports Update
Results from weekend action.






Upcoming Events

Monday 2/11

 

Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions Information Table
Time: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 1st floor in front of Skidmore Shop

Have a question regarding the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT or the grad school admission process? Stop by the Kaplan table to get answers to your questions.


 

Resume Reboot (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Tisch Learning Center - 201


Tuesday 2/12

Grammar & Style Workshop: Essential Elements in Understanding Sentences
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Library 213

This workshop will review basic elements of sentence structure. Being aware of these elements allows us increased flexibility in composition.


Noteworthy Green Buildings in the Hudson Valley: A Virtual Tour, Review, and Critique
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Green building in the Hudson Valley holds promise to mitigate or solve many of the pressing development issues in the region, from stormwater management to greyfield reclamation. The USGBC is pleased to present a virtual tour of noteworthy green buildings in the Hudson Valley.

Barbara Z. Restaino, RLA, LEED AP, BD&C, and Gail Beverly, a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, LEED GA and Green Roofs Professional, will provide a presentation on sustainably designed and built structures in the Hudson Valley.

The buildings on the tour include restored industrial structures, new construction, zero/net-minus residential developments and those that demonstrate features such as living roofs and daylighting. These types of sustainable approaches are models for future development and a reproach for the continuation of careless development practices in the region. The projects overviewed are an amalgam of public, private and governmental developments and, as such, represent the full range of possibilities in the region.


 

Technology Tuesdays: (with Student Academic Council)-Content Management Systems (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 103

In the third workshop of Technology Tuesdays: Bonus Skills to Pay the Bills, Megan Jackson will teach participants how to use content management systems, which provide users the ability to build and manage content on webpages, without a knowledge of HTML or other programming languages using free software such as Wix.


"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" A two-part panel discussion moderated by John Brueggemann, with Pat Oles, Rik Scarce, Jennifer Delton, .


SDM Open Forum (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Upstairs Banquet Rooms 1 & 2

Current SD Majors as well as students interested in submitting an SDM proposal are strongly advised to attend this open meeting where the Director and the members of the SDM Advisory Board will be available to answer questions.


Wednesday 2/13

AmeriCorps*VISTA Info Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

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

Come find out more about the AmeriCorps*VISTA program at Siena College in Loudonville, NY (near Albany)


AmeriCorps*VISTA Info Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B

Come find out more about the AmeriCorps*VISTA program at Siena College in Loudonville, NY (near Albany)


Summer Funded Internships Mandatory Info Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Come learn about our various Funded Internship Programs, who's eligible, and how to apply. Students who do not attend a Mandatory Orientation session will be unable to access the list of funded internships being offered through The Career Development Center for Summer 2013.


 

Loving Day Celebration & Documentary Film Screening "The Loving Story"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Library Media Room, 1st Floor

This documentary tells the inspiring and heart warming story of Mildred & Richard Loving an interracial couple who married in 1958 despite Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws. Film provided courtesy of Icarus Films.

Refreshments will be provided & a discussion will follow the film.

Loving Day Celebrations began as a graduate thesis project at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. It was created by Ken Tanabe, a graphic designer, who accidentally discovered the Loving case while Googling something else. Being of interracial, intercultural, and international heritage himself, he was shocked that no one ever taught him about the case. He was also shocked to learn that no one else his age seemed to know about it either. That's how it all started.

Celebrate with us: http://www.lovingday.org


 

Moonlight walk in the North Woods
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Falstaff's

Join the Outing Club and Sustainable Skidmore for a moonlight walk in the North Woods, followed by s'mores at Falstaff's! This event is part of Skidmore Unplugged - "Do it in the Dark!!"


Thursday 2/14

Summer Funded Internships Mandatory Info Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - ELM room 117

Come learn about our various Funded Internship Programs, who's eligible, and how to apply. Students who do not attend a Mandatory Orientation session will be unable to access the list of funded internships being offered through The Career Development Center for Summer 2013.


The NAMES Project/Aids Quilt
Time: 12:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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

The NAMES Project Foundation, the international caretaker of the epic AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on view at the Tang Museum for one day only. The 12 x 12 portion of the quilt will be laid on the floor, framed by Francis Cape's "Utopian Benches". All are invited to come and sit, reflect, and/or engage in conversation. http://www.aidsquilt.org/about/the-names-project-foundation


Friday 2/15

 

Women's Basketball vs. Vassar
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Film Screening of Merce Cunningham's BIPED
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Dance Center

Film Screening of Merce Cunningham's BIPED with Q&A with former Cunningham dancer, Banu Ogan. No charge.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Carnegie Hall Premieres Ensemble ACJW Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Skidmore's Department of Music and the Office of the Dean of Special Programs present Ensemble ACJW. The ensemble is composed of musicians of The Academy, a two-year program that supports young music professionals developing careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers engaged with their communities. Featured in the concert program will be a new work by Missy Mazzoli, Francis Poulenc in a Sextet for Piano and Winds, and the Johannes Brahms trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Horn, and Piano, Op. 40. $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, FREE for students and children


 

Men's Basketball vs. Vassar
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Saturday 2/16

 

Skidmore Riding Show
Time: 8:30 AM

Location: Van Lennep Riding Center


 

Ice Hockey vs. Castleton
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


 

Zephyros Winds
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Now in its 18th season, Zéphyros Winds is one of America's most distinguished chamber ensembles. Bringing together five of the finest wind players of their generation, Zéphyros presents insightful programs drawn from the wide spectrum of chamber music featuring wind instruments: Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin Elliott Carter: Esprit rude/esprit doux for flute and clarinet (1984) August Klughardt : Wind Quintet, op. 79 (1898) Paul Pierné: Suite Pittoresque (1900) Endre Szervánszky: Wind Quintet No. 1 (1953) $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, FREE for students and children


Sunday 2/17

Lecture/demonstration. UnPlug Yourself with Yoga
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Ray Crist, founder of the Jaguar Path, is a dynamic yoga teacher who has been initiated as a healer and teacher by the Quero Indians in the Andes of Peru. He has traveled around the world in search of indigenous healers, shamans, and yogis to heal himself from cancer. His search led him from Northern Thailand through Mexico to the mountains and jungle of Peru. He is trained and certified in several modalities and Yoga and Shamanism are his dharma and his way of life. This is the first of four events inviting students to learn new ways to Un-Plug from our electronic dependencies. No previous experience necessary.


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