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Upcoming Events

Monday 3/11

Sarasota, Kimberley Frederick Lecture and Luncheon (Alumni)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:30 PM

Join Kimberley A. Frederick, Professor of Chemistry, for an intriguing lecture about the sciences at Skidmore followed by a luncheon. Many of the problems facing our society including health care and wellness, global climate change and energy independence, have science at their heart. Skidmore has been mindful of how it needs to educate all students to be active, engaged citizens while taking advantage of the unique creativity that is a hallmark of Skidmore. Prof. Frederick will share the significant strides made over the past decade to strengthen the science experience for students at Skidmore. She will include an overview of the history of the sciences at Skidmore, current strengths, and the design for new and renovated science facilities, which both embodies and supports the vision for the sciences at Skidmore.

For those engaged in the design work of the science facilities, the transformational potential of this project becomes more evident each and every day. Prof. Frederick will share some examples of the innovative spaces that will help to more fully immerse students in the hands-on process of science and also foster the creative interdisciplinary collaborations that are the fabric of Skidmore. The external building views speak both to the role of the sciences in the liberal arts and Skidmore’s place among the top liberal arts schools in the country. Come hear why Skidmore is thrilled by its progress in the sciences while enjoying the company of fellow Skiddies. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!


PAG in Hong Kong 2013 (Alumni)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

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Tuesday 3/12

Naples, Ron Seyb Lecture and Reception (Alumni)
Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Join Ron Seyb, Joseph C. Palamountain, Jr. Chair in Government and Associate Professor of Government, for an intriguing lecture about political dynamics followed by a reception. The framers engineered the American political system to create friction between the President and the Congress that would spawn “deliberations” between the two branches governed by “the mild voice of reason.”  Few people would suggest that there was anything mild or reasonable about the relations between President Obama and Congress during the former’s first term, and Mr. Obama's second term does not portend any reduction in the rancor between the two branches.  The Tea Party Caucus, while its ranks have been diminished, remains an important force within the Republican Conference in the House; the Senate continues to be an institution apparently paralyzed by procedural obstacles to acting on presidential proposals and nominations; and the leaders of both congressional parties seem always to be flirting with losing the support of their members. 
  
This talk will, first, try to explain why the interactions between President Obama and Congress have been (and will in all likelihood continue to be) so choleric and, second, assess some of the more prominent proposals for both reducing the invective hurled by and increase the cooperation between the two branches.


Wednesday 3/13

Interagency Awareness Day
Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center

On Wednesday, March 13 2013, all levels of staff from local health and human services agencies serving Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties will join together for the 21st Annual Interagency Awareness Day. The goal of this event is to raise awareness of human service providers' programs among other agencies, their staff and all others interested in attending. Several hundred people attend this event annually. There will be a small fee for agencies interested in tabling on that day. There will be no fee for attending and sharing in this wonderful experience.


Thursday 3/14

Vero Beach, Ron Seyb Lecture and Reception (Alumni)
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Join Ron Seyb, Joseph C. Palamountain, Jr. Chair in Government and Associate Professor of Government, for an intriguing lecture about political dynamics followed by a reception. The framers engineered the American political system to create friction between the President and the Congress that would spawn “deliberations” between the two branches governed by “the mild voice of reason.”  Few people would suggest that there was anything mild or reasonable about the relations between President Obama and Congress during the former’s first term, and Mr. Obama's second term does not portend any reduction in the rancor between the two branches.  The Tea Party Caucus, while its ranks have been diminished, remains an important force within the Republican Conference in the House; the Senate continues to be an institution apparently paralyzed by procedural obstacles to acting on presidential proposals and nominations; and the leaders of both congressional parties seem always to be flirting with losing the support of their members. 
  
This talk will, first, try to explain why the interactions between President Obama and Congress have been (and will in all likelihood continue to be) so choleric and, second, assess some of the more prominent proposals for both reducing the invective hurled by and increase the cooperation between the two branches.


Boston Transition and Transformation 2013 (Alumni)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

4:45 - 5:45 p.m. “The Road Not (yet) Taken”: Did you graduate prior to 2005 and are thinking about a career change? Join Jenna Hartwell, Associate Director for Alumni Career Development, for a workshop before An Evening of Career Transition and Transformation. Learn about transferable skills, career values, and receive useful (free) tools for exploring new career paths. 
6:00 – 6:15 p.m. Registration
6:15 – 6:45 p.m. Hear Adam Wald ’94 discuss effective networking strategies and Deb Loffredo, Director of Skidmore College Career Services, talk about the ways that students and alumni can receive support in their career transitions.
6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Learn more about various careers and companies represented by alumni, parents, and friends of Skidmore College.

*Please note that a "help" table will be available for general assistance along with a “resume” table where participants can have their resumes critiqued.



Skidmore-Boston invites alumni to participate in an incredible networking opportunity on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at The Colonnade Hotel. 

Participants in this event will have the opportunity to meet alumni volunteers with experience in a wide range of fields to receive guidance with career transitions and the search for work. Alumni, parents, and friends of Skidmore will staff tables where they will be available for individual questions about career paths, graduate school, and tips on how to approach career transitions.   

Whether you are transitioning to a new career or you are just starting out, this is a tremendous opportunity to make contacts with working professionals and fellow alumni. Feel free to bring a resume to have it reviewed by Skidmore staff and learn how Career Services can help alumni at every stage of their career.

Alumni of all ages are encouraged to attend. Additionally, a select number of Skidmore students have been invited to participate in this event in an effort to help them prepare for the transition from student to working professional.

Please respond by March 7, 2013. 
Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at
518-580-5610 or by email at
Alumni.Affairs@skidmore.edu.


Friday 3/15

LOCATION, RIT - Permission to Wander: Interdisciplinarity and Making a Difference in Management and Organization Studies.
Time: 9:50 AM- 10:10 AM

Kern Symposium on Liberal Arts and Business Date: March 15, 2013 Location: Student Innovation Center, Rochester Institute of Technology

What is the role of liberal arts in business? How does research in traditional liberal arts fields intersect with the concerns of business disciplines? What does interdisciplinary work between liberal arts and business look like? Answers to these questions will be uncovered at the Kern Symposium on Liberal Arts and Business, 9 AM - 4 PM.

For more information please visit: http://www.rit.edu/cla/kern/program.php


Sunday 3/17

 

Grand Mass in E flat Major by Amy Beach Burnt Hills Oratorio Society
Time: 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

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

Composed in 1890 by 22-year-old Amy Beach, Grand Mass in E Flat is a romantic-style piece in ten movements that will be performed by The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society in traditional Latin mass language. The concert will be preceded by a lecture at 2:00 PM by Virginia Eskin, which will include a recital of the life of Amy Beach in addition to an analysis of her works. Directed by BHOS Artistic Director Susan Heermance-Fedak $20 general admission, $5 Skidmore students Ticket includes price of lecture.


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