Office of Communications

Monday Memo

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Six finalists have been named for the 2013 Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition.
The winner will be selected Friday, April 12.

The future of interactivity

Four of Skidmore's most accomplished interaction designers will speak on campus April 9.

How do you raise an ox?
Guest speaker to share insight on self awareness.

Remembering fictions
April 10 research colloquium centers on sources of memory confusions.

Social Justice Month on campus
A student-organized series of events aims to increase awareness about challenges to fairness and justice worldwide.

A banner year in admissions
A record 8,300 applications for admission to the Class of 2017 were received this year.

Calhoun named dean of special programs
He came to campus as the Harder Professor, and then served as interim dean.

Ecologocial pioneer John Todd to lecture April 11
Time magazine named him a "hero of the planet."

Faculty piano concert announced

Distinguished artist-in-residence Pola Baytelman to perform April 11.

April is Autism Awareness Month
Students of psychology Professor Rachel Mann Rosan have coordinated a number of events, all free and open to the public.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Results from weekend action on the courts, the baseball diamond and the softball field.


Upcoming Events

Monday 4/8

 

"How to Raise an Ox: Ways of Self-realization in Yoga, Daoism, and Zen"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:15 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

How, through deepening awareness of ourselves, can we become fully and authentically ourselves? The ox in the oxherding pictures and practices is the self, or more pointedly, self-awareness. My talk explores how the Yoga, Daoist, and Zen traditions come together in their attempts to answer this fundamental question.


Tuesday 4/9

 

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.


Launching Careers and New Businesses in Interaction Design
Time: 2:10 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Recital Hall

Four of Skidmore's leading alumni in the field of interaction design will discuss the challenges and satisfaction of creating compelling experiences in computer software, how they got started in the field, and opportunities for employment.

Zach Gage drew national attention with his launch in 2011 of Spelltower, a word-puzzle game for iOS devices that Wired describes as "combining anagramming and spatial tactics in an addictive, clever way." Wired describes Gage?who recently raised $41,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to launch a new board game called Guts of Glory?as "voraciously advancing our understanding and appreciation of how games can teach and move us."

Jonathan Hills has honed the craft of interactive design for the last 15 years with the belief that authentic engagement ?not advertising?is the key to marketing. Founding DOMANI in 2001, he has created compelling interactions for Estée Lauder, Westin Hotels and Resorts, Gucci, Nintendo, Victoria's Secret, the Whitney Museum, Sony and New Line Cinema, and other high-profile brands.

Brian Kelley has applied his design background and ability to lead multitalented teams to launch and grow a number of businesses. In addition to co-founding Reputation.com, his companies have included The Bay Citizen, a nonprofit, Web-based news venture centered in San Francisco; TicketRESERVE, a futures market for sporting-event tickets; Next Generation Insurance Group, a groundbreaking insurance marketing company focused on life-stage and specialty markets; and others.

Charlie Whitney is a media artist and programmer interested in making "real-world physical experiences through installation, fabrication, and projection." He is a front-end developer affiliated with Brooklyn-based Red Paper Heart, an art studio made up of designers and coders who work together to combine interactivity and animation. He has created many award-winning games and interactions, many of which can be found on their Web site.


Multiracial Student/Transracial Adoptee Focus Group
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Intercultural Center

Have you ever gotten the question, "What are you?" Do you have parents from different racial backgrounds? Were you adopted and grew up with parents who have a different race/ethnicity from yours? Do you have a question or issue you want to talk about? E-mail us.

Let's talk about what you want and learn how OSDP can be a resource for you as a student who may self-identify as multiracial, a person of mixed heritage, and/or a transracial adoptee at Skidmore.

All students are welcome. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about the focus group or want to suggest a topic for our conversation, please feel free to e-mail osdp@skidmore.edu or stop by the Office of Student Diversity Programs (Case 225).


 

Panel discussion: The Mythic Figure
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

In conjunction with "The Mythic Figure" exhibit at the Schick Gallery April 4?May 19, artists Pamela Avril, Ed Smith, and William Tucker will discuss their work, and how mythology and literature are sources of inspiration.


 

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 26, April 2 and April 9 at 6 and 7 p.m. 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.

RSVP to rfiguero@skidmore.edu.


FEATURED EVENT

Interactive Games, Art and Marketing: How We See the Future
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Recital Hall

Focusing on the technology of interaction design, four of Skidmore's most accomplished alumni in the field of interaction design will examine powerful new forms of interaction that are emerging on the Web and on mobile devices, and discuss examples of interactions that they have personally produced or particularly admire. They also will discuss the strategic objectives and creative processes that generated them.

Zach Gage drew national attention with his launch in 2011 of Spelltower, a word-puzzle game for iOS devices that Wired describes as "combining anagramming and spatial tactics in an addictive, clever way." Wired describes Gage as "voraciously advancing our understanding and appreciation of how games can teach and move us."

Jonathan Hills has honed the craft of interactive design for the last 15 years with the belief that authentic engagement ?not advertising?is the key to marketing. Founding DOMANI in 2001, he has created compelling interactions for Estée Lauder, Westin Hotels and Resorts, Gucci, Nintendo, Victoria?s Secret, the Whitney Museum, Sony and New Line Cinema, and other high-profile brands.

Brian Kelley has applied his design background and ability to lead multitalented teams to launch and grow a number of businesses. In addition to co-founding Reputation.com, his companies have included The Bay Citizen, a nonprofit, Web-based news venture centered in San Francisco; TicketRESERVE, a futures market for sporting-event tickets; Next Generation Insurance Group, a groundbreaking insurance marketing company focused on life-stage and specialty markets; and others.

Charlie Whitney is a media artist and programmer interested in making "real-world physical experiences through installation, fabrication, and projection." He is a front-end developer affiliated with Brooklyn-based Red Paper Heart, an art studio made up of designers and coders who work together to combine interactivity and animation.


 

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 26, April 2 and April 9 at 6 and 7 p.m. 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.

RSVP to rfiguero@skidmore.edu.


 

Skidmore First-Year Experience Live Chat
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

What will your first year be like at Skidmore? What classes do you have to take? Where will you live?

Get answers to these questions and more on Tuesday, April 9 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. EST. Join us for a live chat and a chance to meet some of Skidmore peer mentors, students who help first-years with the transition to college life.


 

Social Justice Month: "Teached" Screening
Time: 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 200

Come help us kick off April's Social Justice Month at Skidmore! Live performances, information about various events going on throughout the month.

"Teached" is a short film series that candidly assesses the causes and consequences of our nation's race-based ?achievement gap," looking at continuing inequalities in our public school system and taking viewers into those communities where the effects are most severe to hear what solutions the students, parents, teachers and others have to offer.


Wednesday 4/10

 

Remembering Fictions - Our Own and Others' Constructions
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

This research colloquium includes presentations by Elizabeth Marsh and Alan Scoboria. Each expert?s presentation will be relatively brief (about 25 minutes) followed by an interactive discussion period.

Scoboria (clinical psychologist, Behavioral, Cognitive, & Neuroscience Program, Windsor University) will speak about his research that examines the ease with which people come to believe imagined scenarios of possible life events originated from experienced events.

Dr. Marsh (cognitive psychologist, Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Duke University) will speak about her research that examines the ease with which people can incorporate details they encountered while reading fiction (others? fictional constructions) into their knowledge about the world.


 

Social Justice Month: "The Island President" Screening
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Community Cinema

Come help us kick off April's Social Justice Month at Skidmore! Live performances, information about various events going on throughout the month.


 

Senior East Asian Music Presentations
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 380

In this collection of senior presentations, students from the Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Music departments will present on a wide range of topics about music from China, Korea, and Japan. Topics will include the spread of music in the digital world, the preservation and renewal of musical traditions, and individual and community identity in music. Snacks will be provided.

Presenters include: Gillian-Raye Stone (Anthropology, Asian Studies, Music, Japanese) Anica Odell-Smedley (Asian Studies, Japanese) Brett Hartman (Anthropology, Asian Studies)


4th Annual One Night Stand Talent Show
Time: 9:30 PM

Location: Case Center - The Spa


Thursday 4/11

Boston FOSA Gathering (Alumni)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

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Peer Instruction in Computing: the Role of the Instructor Peer Instruction in Computing: the Role of the Instructor
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 201

Flipping classrooms and active learning are the current focus of much of educational reform. With the instructor's role shifting from "sage on a stage" to "guide by the side," do instructors still matter?


 

Faculty Recital, Pola Baytelman
Time: 8:00 PM

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

The program will include pieces by Scarlatti and Mozart performed on the Anton Walter fortepiano, along with compositions by Schubert, Crumb, Ginastera, and Mendelssohn. Free of charge.


Friday 4/12

 

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.


 

Social Justice Month: Fair Trade Market
Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Case Center - Case Green

Come help us kick off April's Social Justice Month at Skidmore! Live performances, information about various events going on throughout the month.


 

Albany Law School Info Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:30 AM- 12:15 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Albany Law School Info Session


Annual OSDP Day
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Case Green


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Vassar College
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


"The American Founding and the Choice of a Foundation." The Kuroda Symposium in Early American Politics and Culture: Lecture with James W. Ceaser
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

The Kuroda Symposium in Early American Politics and Culture was established to honor Professor Tadahisa Kuroda's contribution to American history and pedagogy at Skidmore. It is a collaborative effort between the History, Government and American Studies departments.

James W. Ceaser is a professor of politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Ceaser is the author of several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection, Liberal Democracy and Political Science, Reconstructing America, Nature and History in American Political Development, and Designing a Polity. He has also coauthored a series on American national elections since 1992. Ceaser has held visiting professorships at Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the University of Rennes. He currently serves as a presidential appointee to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and is a frequent contributor to the popular press.


 

Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Selected dance majors present their choreography performed by Skidmore student dancers or perform solos by professional choreographers.


 

Senior Recital: Jonny Duennebier
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Original compositions Free and open to the public. No tickets required


FEATURED EVENT
 

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

Love! Murder! Revenge! Tragedy! Comedy! Stirring music! These are all elements of the great "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a musical thriller.

Set in mid 19th century England, it is the chilling tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who is unjustly imprisoned for years in Australia by a lecherous judge who ravaged his wife. Barker returns to England as the vengeful Sweeney Todd. Todd opens up a barbershop above Mrs. Lovett's pie shop. His thirst for blood soon expands to include not only the Judge, but also to his customers. The resourceful Mrs. Lovett happily grinds up the bodies and puts them into her meat pies, which become a hot item in London!

April 12-14 and April 18-21, 2013

All performances at 8 p.m. except Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.


Raices Arts Festival with late night
Time: 10:00 PM

Location: Case Center - The Spa


Saturday 4/13

The Student Panel of the Kuroda Symposium in Early American Politics and Culture
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn - Living Room


Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine 47th Annual Open House (at Cornell) (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

The students, faculty, and staff of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine invite you, your family, and friends to our 47th annual Open House, to share the joys of our profession with the community.

Veterinary students and members of the faculty and staff host this annual event that provides a chance for those interested to get a closer look at veterinary medicine. We invite you to tour our college and learn more about our facilities, our equipment, and what we do every day.

Students, faculty members, and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about a career as a veterinarian, a veterinary technician, or an animal care specialist. Careers in veterinary medicine have traditionally involved working with dogs, cats, cows, horses, sheep, and pigs. However, this rapidly growing field also provides opportunities to work in the animal health industry, government, armed forces and with many other species in zoos, wildlife refuges, and developing countries.

There will be admissions and veterinary career information sessions throughout the day at the following times:

Admission Presentations and Student Panels 11 a.m., 1:30pm

Virtual Hospital Tours 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m.

Location: James Law Auditorium Friends and Family are welcome


Grammar & Style Workshop: Improving Cohesion and Coherence
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Writing Center, Library Fourth Floor

We all want our writing to "flow." But what on earth does this mean? This workshop will focus on constructing logical progression from sentence to sentence, paragraph to paragraph, and idea to idea.


 

Men's Tennis vs. Stevens Institute of Technology
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

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

Location: Softball Diamond


 

Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Selected dance majors present their choreography performed by Skidmore student dancers or perform solos by professional choreographers.


 

Life and Work at the Woodlawn Estate Stables: An Exhibit Opening and Lecture
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Location: Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center

How did Skidmore College come to be on its current campus? What lies beneath the hiking paths that weave through the college?s North Woods? What was this property like in the 19th and early 20th centuries? The upcoming public archaeology series titled "Life and Work at the Woodlawn Estate Stables: Making Archaeology Public in Saratoga Springs, NY" addresses these questions and more, focusing on a historic archaeological site on the Skidmore campus: the Woodlawn Estate Stables.

Come join us for an exhibit opening and lecture on the Woodlawn Estate Stables at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. The exhibit will feature artifacts from Skidmore student excavations, as curated by Maia Binhammer '13. The lecture, delivered by Maia Binhammer '13 and Sara Gross '13, will elaborate on the history of the site, the significance of the artifacts, and the potential of public archaeology in Saratoga Springs.


 

Shared Recital: Emily Przysinda & Samuel Kastner
Time: 2:00 PM

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

Shared Recital: Emily Przysinda & Samuel Kastner Accompanied by Patricia Hadfield

Suite for Flute and Piano by Charles-Marie Widor Sonatina for Flute and Piano by Eldin Burton Pastorale (flute, trombone, and piano) by Eric Ewazen Concerto for Trombone by Gordon Jacob Sonata for Trombone and Piano by Handel Bone Man Walking by Michael Davis


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Bard College
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


ACA Dinner
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd Floor

Join ACA for their annual Asian Cultural Awareness month dinner! RSVP required.


 

Senior Recital: Josh Varga
Time: 7:00 PM

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

Piano Recital


 

Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Selected dance majors present their choreography performed by Skidmore student dancers or perform solos by professional choreographers.


 

SEC Presents: Dirty Projectors with Delicate Steve
Time: 8:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center

Join us for SEC's Spring Big Show, featuring Dirty Projectors with special guest Delicate Steve.

Tickets prices:

- Students: $5 in advance/$10 at the door - Public: $20

Paper tickets will go on sale at the Information Desk at the Skidmore College Case Center starting Monday, April 1. Tickets can also be purchased online here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/354638

Williamson Sports and Recreation Center Doors open at 8 p.m. All ages.


 

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Love! Murder! Revenge! Tragedy! Comedy! Stirring music! These are all elements of the great "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a musical thriller.

Set in mid-19th century England, it is the chilling tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who is unjustly imprisoned for years in Australia by a lecherous judge who ravaged his wife. Barker returns to England as the vengeful Sweeney Todd. Todd opens up a barbershop above Mrs. Lovett's pie shop. His thirst for blood soon expands to include not only the judge, but also his customers. The resourceful Mrs. Lovett happily grinds up the bodies and puts them into her meat pies, which become a hot item in London!

April 12-14 and April 18-21, 2013

All performances at 8 p.m. except Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.


Drag Show
Time: 9:00 PM

Location: Case Center - The Spa

Join Pride Alliance for their annual Drag Show featuring various student drag acts!


Sunday 4/14

 

Women's Tennis vs. The College of New Jersey
Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Men's Tennis vs. The College of New Jersey
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Softball vs. University of Rochester (DH)
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Softball Diamond


 

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Love! Murder! Revenge! Tragedy! Comedy! Stirring music! These are all elements of the great SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, a musical thriller. Set in mid 19th century England, it is the chilling tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who is unjustly imprisoned for years in Australia by a lecherous judge who ravaged his wife. Barker returns to England as the vengeful Sweeney Todd. Todd opens up a barbershop above Mrs. Lovett's pie shop. His thirst for blood soon expands to include not only the Judge, but also his customers. The resourceful Mrs. Lovett happily grinds up the bodies and puts them into her meat pies, which become a hot item in London!

April 12-14 and April 18-21, 2013

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinees, at 2pm.


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