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Monday Memo

Physcomitrella moss chloroplasts
Chloroplasts of the moss Physcomitrella photographed with a confocal microscope. Plant expert Luis Vidali will discuss the basic biology of plants in a special talk on March 21.

McCormack Visiting Artist uses science as starting point for dance
Armitage Gone! Dance to present Fables on Global Warming.

Envision your future
ExploreMore to offer students details on academic opportunities.

World's best drummer on campus this week

Brian Blade to bring his Fellowship Band to Zankel March 22.

American String Quartet plans encore appearance

Acclaimed quartet to return for ninth Skidmore String Festival.

Legendary performer Ben Vereen to perform at ArtsFest
Tickets now on sale for June 7 show at Zankel Music Center.

Gabriela Montero to perform March 21
She's next in the Filene Concert Series schedule.

"We the People" continues at Tang
Slow Democracy movement is latest offering in ongoing series.

"Corita Art Day" upcoming
March 21 to be a celebration of artist's work.

Spring break's global classroom
See where Skidmore students spent their break and why.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Moore wins national award, CASE recognizes Skidmore, Porter earns notice at conference.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Results from spring break competition.

 

Upcoming Events

Monday 3/18

Speakers Bureau Lecture: "Twenty Somethings, How are They Viewed and What is Expected of Them and by Whom"
Time: 7:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Speakers Bureau proudly welcomes Brian Stelter, a writer for the New York Times, who will be giving a lecture titled, "Twenty Somethings: How are they viewed, what is expected of them and by whom?" Brian Stelter is a media reporter for the New York Times and the former editor of the news-related blog TVNewser.com. Stelter is featured prominently in the 2011 documentary "Page One: Inside the New York Times."

Read his work from the Times here: http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/s/brian_stelter/index.html Or check out his Twitter here: @brianstelter As a millennial, this is one lecture you don't want to miss!


"Slow Democracy" Workshop with author Susan Clark
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.

Susan Clark, co-author (with Woden Teachout) of "Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home" will speak about the ideas in the book and lead small-group, interactive discussions and workshops. Copies of "Slow Democracy will be available for sale and Susan Clark will sign books after the event.


Tuesday 3/19

 

Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Case Center, Skid Shp Table #1

The Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy is an innovative two-year degree program that draws on the extensive research and policy expertise of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. The program emphasizes theoretical and empirical aspects of policy analysis through specialization in one of four Levy Institute research areas: macroeconomic theory, policy, and modeling; monetary policy and financial structure; distribution of income, wealth, and well-being, including gender equality and time poverty; and employment and labor markets.

The Master of Science program draws on the expertise of an extensive network of scholars at the Levy Economics Institute, a policy research think tank with more than 25 years of economic theory and public policy research. During the two-year M.S. program, students are required to participate in a graduate research assistantship carried out by Levy Institute scholars and faculty. Undergraduates in economics or related fields have an opportunity, through a 3+2 program, to earn both a B.A. and the M.S. in five years. Please stop by to learn more about this exciting program.


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Wesleyan University
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

A Workshop for Entrepreneurial Artists (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd Floor

A workshop for any student interested in forming a business around their passion for art making. The first half of the workshop will include a moderated panel of select Skidmore alumni volunteers and other guests who will diiscuss the essentials of starting a business that involves their art. The workshop will conclude with the opportunity for students to connect directly with alumni through small roundtable discussions with volunteers focused on specific topics.


 

Post Graduate Opportunities Abroad
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - 119

We will have speakers discuss options for students after they graduate such as: Fulbright, Teach abroad programs, leading summer trip, and more. We'll also have handouts on other internships and volunteer opportunities abroad.

Come start planning your next adventure!!


 

Film Screening: "Lincoln"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Join the Office of Student Diversity Programs, Ujima and Saratoga Reads for a screening of the acclaimed 2012 movie "Lincoln."


Wednesday 3/20

 

MBA/MS Enrollment Services Information Session, Lally School of Management and Resselaer Polytechnic Institute (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Case Center - Skid Shop Table #1

MBA/MS Enrollment Services presented by the Lally School of Management & Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Based on experiential learning, a project-based curriculum, and community and industry interaction, the Lally School MBA program emphasizes a partnership that will truly transform student and corporate leaders. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a recent college graduate, the Rensselaer MBA can get you where you want to be, when you want to be there.

Our MBA program, with its small class size, offers you the opportunity to receive personalized attention while you develop relevant skills such as business communication, negotiation and team building. You also have the ability to tailor your career plan through our career support services and our mentoring network of community members and over 90,000 successful Rensselaer alumni worldwide.

Our strong emphasis on technology management and entrepreneurship means that you will become a creative, strategic thinker who is well-equipped to contribute to the world of business and technology.


 

Film: "Pitch Perfect" with discussion by Julianne Jordan '91, music supervisor (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - ELM Rm 117

Julianne Jordan ?91 has selected music for such well-known films as "The Italian Job," "The Bourne Identity," and "Red"; more recently she won a Guild of Music Supervisors? award for her work on the film "Pitch Perfect."

On March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Zankel Music Center?s ELM, Jordan will introduce a showing of "Pitch Perfect," discuss her work as a music supervisor, and take questions from the audience.

Admission is free, but limited.


Inventing the Fetish: Voodoo, Religion, and the European Thing for African Objects
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Dr. Perez (Dartmouth College) is a scholar of Afro-Diasporic Religions who has conducted fieldwork among Lucumi communities. Her presentation will show how the European "thing" (as in "inexplicably strong feeling") for African objects winds up creating the fetish as a conceptual category (and constructs "fetishism" as a characteristic practice of Africans). This act of classification then informs the construction of Caribbean "voodoo" as the opposite of (modern, Western) "religion," a tendency that continues today in current representations of African-based traditions.


Thursday 3/21

 

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.


Corita Art Day
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.

12?1:30 p.m.: Gallery tour and discussion with Tang Dayton Director Ian Berry; UCLA Hammer Museum Curator Cynthia Burlingham; Corita Art Center Director Sasha Carrera; and independent curator and critic Michael Duncan. 5:30 p.m.: Panel discussion with Corita experts 7 p.m.: An evening of Corita-inspired, collaborative art projects with live music, films, and more.


 

Corita Art Day: Gallery Tour and discussion
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

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

Gallery tour and discussion with Tang Dayton Director Ian Berry; UCLA Hammer Museum Curator Cynthia Burlingham; Corita ARt Center Director Sasha Carrera and independent curator and critic Michael Duncan..


 

Westfield State Education and Non-Profit Career Fair
Time: 4:00 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Scanlon Banquet Hall

This fair attracts school districts and nonprofits from throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut eager to meet with candidates about openings.

Visitor parking will be available in South Lot and we will have an up-to-date list of attending agencies on our Web site.

Any questions, please call 413-572-5206 or e-mail gabed@westfield.ma.edu.


Corita Art Day: Panel Discussion
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

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

Panel discussion with Corita experts Tang Dayton Director Ian Berry, UCLA Hammer Museum Curator Cynthia Burlingham; Corita Art Center Director Sasha Carrera; and independent curator and critic Michael Duncan.


Spring Fever Happy Hour in Portland, ME (Alumni)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

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Corita Art Day: Party
Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

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

An evening of Corita-inspired, collaborative art projects with live music, films and more.


Make March Count Albany (Alumni)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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Make March Count Boston (Alumni)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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Make March Count DC (Alumni)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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Make March Count NYC (Alumni)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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Gabriela Montero, Piano
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Gabriela Montero's visionary and nuanced interpretations have won her a rapidly expanding and devoted following. Audiences worldwide applaud her unique personal style and improvisational gifts.

"Montero?s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power?soulful lyricism?unsentimental expressivity." ?the New York Times $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children


Career Coach Applications Due (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:55 PM

Apply in My CDC Account to be a Career Coach in the Career Development Center


Friday 3/22

 

Introduction to Skidmore College for High School Juniors and Sophomores
Time: 8:00 AM- 2:30 PM

Thanks for your interest in Skidmore! We know it's challenging to identify a college that meets your educational and personal needs and ambitions. That's why we encourage you to explore colleges as early as sophomore year. This spring we're offering six open houses for juniors and sophomores.


Follow up to Corita Art Day
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

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

Follow up Questions and Answers with Corita Kent art experts; Micheal Duncan, Sasha Carrera, and Cindy Burlingham.


 

The Fellowship Band
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Drummer and composer Brian Blade has played alongside musical luminaries from Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris to Chick Corea and Daniel Lanois. Considered by many critics to be the most important contemporary jazz band in the modern world, his group, the Fellowship Band, is made up of Jon Cowherd (piano), Christopher Thomas (bass), Melvin Butler (tenor sax), Myron Walden (alto sax), and Brian Blade (drums). $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children


Saturday 3/23

Sandy Hook Benefit 5k Run/Walk
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Case Center


 

Baseball vs. RIT (DH)
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


Grammar & Style Workshop: Essential Elements of Development and Organization
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Writing Center, Library Fourth Floor

How can we develop our ideas, explore their subtleties and contradictions? How do we begin to think about organizing a paper? We'll focus on both these questions in this workshop.


 

Men's Lacrosse vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Men's Tennis vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Softball vs. Castleton State College (DH)
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Softball Diamond


 

Women's Tennis vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Silkscreening Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:30 PM

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

Silkscreening workshop for all ages, in water-based silkscreen inspired by the art of Corita Kent.


Karole Armitage/Armitage Gone! Dance company
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

The Office of the Dean of Special Programs and the Department of Dance are pleased to present the 2013 McCormack Visiting Artist-Scholar Resident, Karole Armitage. Hailed by some critics as an heir to both George Balanchine and Merce Cunningham, Karole Armitage will showcase her new Fables on Global Warming, a 'performance art musical' about sustainability based on traditional animal fables from around the globe. The hour-long work, for 8 dancers and 3 musicians, explores the connections between humans and animals, culture and nature, science and art, The hour-long work explores the connections between humans and animals, culture and nature, science and art, entwining dance, song, and visual puns with Asian theatrical traditions.


 

American String Quartet
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Internationally recognized as one of the world?s foremost quartets, the American String Quartet returns to the Skidmore String Festival for the second year as artists-in-residence. Critics and colleagues hold the Quartet in high esteem, and they are sought out by many of today?s leading artists and composers for collaborations.

?Luxurious, beautifully sculpted performances? ? New York Times $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, FREE for students and children


Sunday 3/24

 

Baseball vs. RIT (DH)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


 

Men's Tennis vs. RIT
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Women's Tennis vs. RIT
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

String Festival Finale
Time: 2:00 PM

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

The festival finale will include all festival quartets, with Skidmore faculty and the American String Quartet joining them onstage for a group performance. FREE


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