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Monday Memo

Firebird, from Ballets Russes
Firebird princesses Emily Hudspeth '13, Katy Wilson '13, and Aditi Datta '13
rehearse for "An Evening with the Ballets Russes" to be staged April 5-7
at Zankel. (Photo by Maria McColl)

SkidGenuity gets under way
A range of events over the next two weeks will celebrate the Skidmore mind.

Modern Leonardos: Educating for innovation
MacArthur Fellowship-winner Robert Root-Bernstein on campus April 2.

Author/artist/filmmaker Kip Fulbeck to lecture

He will present "Who Are You?" a talk on diversity and identity, on April 3.

The Mythic Figure to open at the Schick Art Gallery
Three artists draw on classical inspiration for the sculpture and paintings to be exhibited.

Entertainment industry pioneer to give Harder Lecture
Paula Wagner to discuss "Entrepreneurship and Entertainment" April 5.

Soccer Without Borders to benefit from spring-break camp
Varsity soccer players to teach skills to younger players in the next week.

Computer Science art show announced
Students of Leo Porter to show intersection of art, technology.

Ashley Reynolds '14 honored for civic engagement
She has been named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Golden publishes children's book, Kennelly's visit to Ireland covered.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Softball, baseball, men's lacrosse and men's tennis notch weekend victories.

Upcoming Events

Monday 4/1

FEATURED EVENT

Carr Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: Don Was
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

The Office of the Dean of Special Programs is pleased to sponsor an evening with Don Was. Lecture details TBA.

The purpose of the Carr residency is to provide students and faculty alike with opportunities to interact with influential leaders and professionals, including policymakers, government officials, and business leaders, who are on the cutting edge of social issues, non-profit and public service innovations, and social responsibility, with a specific emphasis on helping Skidmore students think about the transition from college to the working world or to further studies. In addition to the presentation and discussion, Was will be visiting select classes and meeting with students.


Tuesday 4/2

 

Baseball vs. Castleton State College
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


Emerging Contaminants and Potential Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems.
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Filene Music Building


 

Skidmore Unplugged Focus Group! FREE FOOD!!!
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - 285

Did you see those videos for Skidmore Unplugged? Do you like free pizza? Either way come participate in one of our focus groups for our senior capstone! They will be held on March 26th, April 2nd and April 9th at 6pm and 7pm. In the focus group we will be watching and discussing the videos we made for Skidmore Unplugged. Anyone can participate and we will feed you! Thank you! We appreciate the help!

If you are interested please RSVP to rfiguero@skidmore.edu.


 

Modern Leonardos: Artist-Scientists and What They Tell Us About Educating for Innovation, a lecture by Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

A strong correlation exists between the deep practice of an art form and the skills and thought processes required for successful careers in science. That?s one important conclusion reached by Robert Root-Bernstein, professor of physiology at Michigan State University, in his research over the last 15 years.


 

Pride Alliance Keynote Lecture with Erin Davies
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Join the Skidmore Pride Alliance for their Pride Month Keynote Speaker, Erin Davies. On April 18, 2007, Davies, an art education graduate student at Sage College of Albany, found the words "fAg" and "U R gay" [sic] spray-painted on her car. In response, she put her studies on hold and embarked upon a video-documented, 55,000 mile (89,000 km) journey through 41 U.S. states, during which she interviewed 500 people and spoke out against hate crimes. Davies received sponsorship from Volkswagen Group of America and the Sundance Film Festival to use for gas money, car expenses, and the film. In 2009, Davies' documentary film, Fagbug, premiered at film festivals throughout the United States.


 

Skidmore Unplugged Focus Group! FREE FOOD!!!
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - 285

Did you see those videos for Skidmore Unplugged? Do you like free pizza? Either way come participate in one of our focus groups for our senior capstone! They will be held on March 26th, April 2nd and April 9th at 6pm and 7pm. In the focus group we will be watching and discussing the videos we made for Skidmore Unplugged. Anyone can participate and we will feed you! Thank you! We appreciate the help!

If you are interested please RSVP to rfiguero@skidmore.edu.


Wednesday 4/3

 

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.


 

"Who Are You?", a lecture by Kip Fulbeck
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

This event is sponsored by OSDP, ACA, Business, Education Studies, Opportunity Programs, Arts Administration, Tang Museum, Asian Studies, Psychology, Speakers Bureau, Intercultural Studies, IGR, Office of Special Programs CODA, Sociology, and Social Work.

Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer, author, and filmmaker exploring multiracial identity. He has been featured on CNN, MTV, The TODAY Show, and PBS, and has performed and exhibited in over twenty countries and throughout the U.S.

He is the author of several books including Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids; Part Asian, 100% Hapa; and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits, as well as the director of a dozen short films including Banana Split and Lilo & Me.

Part poet, part comedian, and part pop culture critic, Fulbeck moves past "diversity" as a conversation only about race, instead inspiring audiences to tackle the larger questions of who we are as individuals, how we define ourselves, and how we engage with those around us. Audiences worldwide describe him as inspirational, motivational, and eye opening.

Fulbeck teaches as a professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award and has been named an Outstanding Faculty Member five times.

Book signing will follow the event.


Thursday 4/4

 

Tenacity Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - Conference Room

Founded in 1999, Tenacity is a Boston-based organizatioin dedicated to helping at-risk urban youth develop skills, build character and find pathways to excellence. Combining tennis and fitness with literacy, tutoring and mentoring activities, Tenacity has served over 20,000 kids through after-school, in school and summer programs.

Meet 2007 alumna, Kasha Rybczyk and learn about Tenacity's one-year service opportunity (fellowship) leading to rich experiences in youth development, whole child education philosophy, urban issues, education reform and personal/professional development!

Fellows enjoy:

  • Living Stipend (taxable): $15,000 per year divided into 2 monthly installments
  • Access to health coverage
  • Generous time-off package:
  • 4 weeks of vacation plus 10 organization holidays, 5 sicck days and 5 personal days
  • An education award of $5,500 upon successful completion of the service year (1700 hours)
  • Access to loan deferment when eligible
  • Monthly Metroploitan Boston Transit Authority Pass (T Pass)

 

Careers That Make A Difference: Alumni Perspectives (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

Skidmore alumni who have built socially responsible careers return to campus to share their perspectives on ways to make a difference through work. Among those returning: Rebecca Jarczynski ?02, Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation; Victoria Malaney ?10, Skidmore Student Diversity Programs; Joshua Relin ?00, University of Massachusetts at Amherst Counseling Services; Kasha Rzbczyk ?07, Tenacity Boston; Evan Scheider ?97, Office of NYS Senator Neil Breslin; and Jacqueline Abodeely ?97, New York State Park Police (retired).


 

The Mythic Figure opening reception
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Opening reception for 'The Mythic Figure', an exhibit of works based on the figure by sculptors William Tucker and Ed Smith and painter Pamela Avril. Curated by John Galt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Sculpture.)


"Crowd-Sourced Constitutional Convention"
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.

Join a panel led by Vice President and Dean of Faculty Beau Breslin and David Goroff'14, and consisting of Goverment major Jean-Ann Kubler, '13 and English major Kate Cavanaugh '14, and Goverment Department professors Natalie Taylor and Flagg Taylor, as they engage each other and the audience in a conversation examining the fascinating constitutional challenges, suggestions, and questions raised by the "We The People "guest book.


Friday 4/5

 

Accepted Candidates Day
Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Attending one of Skidmore's three Accepted Candidates Days makes great sense, whether you're undecided about your final college choice or have decided to come to Skidmore.

You and your family can meet other members of the Class of 2017 and their families, interact with faculty, coaches, and staff and sample what Skidmore has to offer in the sciences, arts, sports, clubs, and more. You will also want to save time to explore Saratoga Springs, a great college town!

RSVPs are required. Please call us at 518-580-5585 or register online.


 

Dr. Boyce '81, Harvard Medical School Research Opportunity Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:30 PM- 4:15 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - 240

Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Medicine Rheumatology, Immunology

Skidmore alumnus, Dr. Joshua Boyce '81 is offering a research opportunity for undergraduates interested in furthering their training in science and in exploring career options in research. This 10- week opportunity is designed to allow undergraduates to spend 90% of their time doing important biological research, supplemented with activities to facilitate written communicatin skills, develop an understanding of the responsible conduct of science, examine career opportunities, and enhance biomedical information search and retrieval skills. If you are interested in learning more about this and other kinds of opportunities, please consider attending this information session.


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

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


FEATURED EVENT
 

"Entrepreneurship and Entertainment", the F. William Harder Lecture, by Paula Wagner
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Paula Wagner, CEO of Chestnut Ridge Productions, this year's F. William Harder Lecture. Ms. Wagner has worked in the top ranks of the entertainment industry as a talent agent, film producer and studio executive. Currently, Wagner is developing films, theatre and television through her production company Chestnut Ridge Productions (CRP).

Prior to her career as an agent and producer, she began as an actress and performed both on and off-Broadway and was a member of the Yale Repertory Company. She is also a published playwright, co-authoring the play "Out of Our Father's House".


 

An Evening with the Ballets Russes - Ballet+Orchestra featuring Stravinsky's Firebird, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Chopin's Les Sylphides.
Time: 8:00 PM

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

A performance of three famous ballets from Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, the evening will include Les Sylphides (Fokine/Chopin); L'Apres Midi d'un Faune (Nijinsky/Debussy); and Firebird (Limoli after Fokine/Stravinsky). The ballets will be staged by Denise Warner Limoli and performed by Skidmore ballet and modern dancers. Anthony G. Holland will conduct the Skidmore Orchestra.

Production designed by Denise Warner Limoli; Sets by Garett Wilson; Costumes by Kim Vanyo; Lighting by Shawn DuBois Also: Walton, Prokofiev and a movement from Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major with student concerto competition winner Lauren Soong.

$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


Saturday 4/6

 

35th Annual Multicultural Recruitment Day Conference: Medical School Challenges and Opportunities
Time: 7:30 AM- 1:30 PM

Location: Alumni Auditorium on the 1st floor of the Black Building. The Auditorium is located at 650 West 168th Street at Ft. Washington Avenue in Manhattan

The Office of Diversity at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons is sponsoring the 35th Annual Multicultural Recruitment Day Conference entitled ?Medical School: Challenges and Opportunities.? The purpose of this annual conference is to provide underrepresented and disadvantaged premedical high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate students with pertinent information about medical school. Each year, we have over 300 students in attendance. Admission to the conference is free and a continental breakfast will be provided. Through a series of workshops and a keynote address, conference participants will become informed about: ? Medical School Admissions ? Financial Aid ? Research Opportunities ? The Transition from College to Medical School ? Other Related Topics A campus map can be accessed at: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/about/cumc_map.html


 

Fairfield County, Connecticut Professional Educator Recruitment Fair
Time: 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield, CT

Secondary and specialty certified candidates report first to the cafeteria at 8am where they pick up materials and then attend the orientation in the adjacent auditorium. Elementary Certified Candidates (K-^) will not attend except upon invitation form a school district. They are advised to register directly with a participating school district.


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

Location: Case Center


 

An Evening with the Ballets Russes. - Ballet+Orchestra featuring Stravinsky's Firebird, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Chopin's Les Sylphides
Time: 8:00 PM

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

A performance of three famous ballets from Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, the evening will include Les Sylphides (Fokine/Chopin); L'Apres Midi d'un Faune (Nijinsky/Debussy); and Firebird (Limoli after Fokine/Stravinsky). The ballets will be staged by Denise Warner Limoli and performed by Skidmore ballet and modern dancers. Anthony G. Holland will conduct the Skidmore Orchestra.

Production designed by Denise Warner Limoli; Sets by Garett Wilson; Costumes by Kim Vanyo; Lighting by Shawn DuBois Also: Walton, Prokofiev and a movement from Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major with student concerto competition winner Lauren Soong.

$8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children


Sunday 4/7

 

Men's Tennis vs. Amherst

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


FEATURED EVENT
 

An Evening with the Ballets Russes. - Ballet+Orchestra featuring Stravinsky's Firebird, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Chopin's Les Sylphides
Time: 3:00 PM

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

A performance of three famous ballets from Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, the evening will include Les Sylphides (Fokine/Chopin); L'Apres Midi d'un Faune (Nijinsky/Debussy); and Firebird (Limoli after Fokine/Stravinsky). The ballets will be staged by Denise Warner Limoli and performed by Skidmore ballet and modern dancers. Anthony G. Holland will conduct the Skidmore Orchestra. Production designed by Denise Warner Limoli; Sets by Garett Wilson; Costumes by Kim Vanyo; Lighting by Shawn DuBois Also: Walton, Prokofiev and a movement from Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major with student concerto competition winner Lauren Soong. $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children


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