Office of Communications

Monday Memo

skidmore chorus in performance
The Skidmore Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble performs this
week in the Arthur Zankel Music Center.

Freirich Competition winner is heading to China
Samuel Schultz '13 won the judges' nod in Friday's competition.

National pastime to be focus of visiting speaker
Alumnus Rick Shapiro '77 is senior advisor to the MLB Players Association.

Students partner with Saratoga Senior Citizens Center
Alliance helps three students put theory into practice; serve older population.

Last weekend for Sweeney Todd
There's still time to see the spring mainstage production at JKB.

LAGQ returns to Skidmore
April 21 concert to feature unique guitar orchestra.

Autism Awareness observance continues
Informational fair and carnival scheduled for April 21.

Social Justice Month activities announced

This week's events focus on political prisoners, urban poverty.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Students, faculty attend regional neuroscience conference; Hockenos participates in Film Forum discussion.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Women's lacrosse, men's tennis, and softball victorious.

Upcoming Events

Monday 4/15

 

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.


 

Pre-Law Advising Session with Rick Shapiro '77, Esq., Senior Advisor to the Major League Baseball Association and Arbitration Expert (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Speak to Rick Shapiro '77 Esq., senior advisor to the Major League Baseball Association and arbitration expert, about law school and the path that led to his career in law after Skidmore College.


 

Lecture by Rick Shapiro '77
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Rick Shapiro '77, senior advisor to the Major League Baseball Players Association, will speak to several contemporary issues including:

"Brand Called Rick" Career entry and paths in professional sports Myths surrounding professional athletes Are professional athletes paid too much? Labor relations: players vs. management or players and management The art of negotiation ? closing the deal The relationship between teams and home cities


 

Social Justice Month: "Crossing" Film Screening
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center - The Spa

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

?Crossing? (also known as Keurosing) is a 2008 South Korean film directed by Kim Tae-gyun. It was selected as South Korea's submission to the 81st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The film follows the journey of a North Korean man as he illegally leaves the country to find medicine for his sick wife, portraying the many hardships of the average North Korean citizen. There will be a talk about North Korea following the film.


Tuesday 4/16

 

Men's Lacrosse vs. Middlebury College
Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Guided Tour of the Woodlawn Estate Stables Archaeological Site
Time: 6:15 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Top floor, by the main staircase

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.

If you?re interested in seeing the Woodlawn Estate stables up close and personal and learning more about the excavation process, please join us for a guided walkthrough of the site. The tour guides will lead a group through the site with special focus on the excavation process, artifacts found by students in past years, and the history of the site within the larger 19th-century Woodlawn Estate.


 

Film Screening: "The Devotion Project"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Media Viewing Room 129

Join the Office of Student Diversity Programs as we celebrate Pride Month with a screening of "The Devotion Project," a series of short documentaries celebrating LGBTQ couples and families.


 

Social Justice Month: A Story of a North Korean Defector
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Case Center - The Spa

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


Wednesday 4/17

Union and Skidmore College MBA Info Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Skidmore Shop Table

Union and Skidmore College Management MBA and MBA in Healthcare Info Table Come find out how you can complete an MBA in just one year post graduation. Info table to be held by Union College at Skid Shop.


 

Baseball vs. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


Thursday 4/18

"We're All Water: A Homage to Yoko Ono"
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

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

Join an evening of participatory, Yoko Ono-inspired events, including group sing-a-longs, performances, and art-making.


Race & Power Film Event
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall


 

Midnight Snack at Skidmore!
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Falstaff's

In the beginning, there was Jack and there was Michael. First there was nothing; music was shapeless and without form. Jack wrote the first song, and said "Let there be Sound." Michael heard the sound and it was good. Together they composed the music and called it "Midnight Snack."

The traveler Bradley heard the sound and knew it was good. Bradley struck the first drum that resounded through the firmament, on the second day. The shepherds Peter, Zack, and Brian, all heard the sound and also knew that it was good. Peter marched to the fields and plucked the low sonorous tones through the earth, making the mountains and peaks, on the third day. Zack climbed the great peaks and strummed with the sound, reverberating across all the land, and cut deep rifts in its surface, on the fourth day. Brian descended into the valleys and trumpeted his horn to the peasants and all those who had yet to hear it, on the fifth day. And on the sixth day, Zoe came down from the ether, and sang with a chorus of angels from the heavens. The seventh day had come, and rest was needed. The farmer Devin arrived with a saxophone and a rotund sack of wheat, and it was real good.

Jack and Michael saw all that they had made, and it was pretty neat; then there was evening, there was a stout stalk of wheat on the table, and "Midnight Snack" came to be.


 

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 18-21, 2013

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


Friday 4/19

National Day of Silence

The Day of Silence is a national youth-run effort using silence to protest the actual silencing of LGBT people due to harassment, bias, and abuse in schools. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students and their supporters.


 

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

Location: TBD

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.


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. University of Rochester
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Holi celebration with Hayat
Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Case Green


Dance Department Senior Capstone Site Specific Work at Wilson Chapel
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

One selected dance major presents original site specific work at Wilson Chapel.


 

Skidmore Community Chorus
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Accompanied by orchestra, the Skidmore Community Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble will perform three pieces: BRAHMS: Shicksalslied FAURE: Pavane ARGENTO: I hate and I love $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, FREE for students and children


 

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 18-21, 2013

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


Saturday 4/20

 

Women's Tennis vs. University of Rochester
Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Women's Soccer Alumni Game (Alumni)
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 AM


 

Baseball vs. Vassar College (DH)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


 

Men's Tennis vs. University of Rochester
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Softball vs. St. Lawrence (DH)
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Softball Diamond


Dance Department Senior Capstone Site Specific Work at Wilson Chapel
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

One selected dance major presents original site specific work at Wilson Chapel.


 

Faculty Recital, Shelley Smith, Flute
Time: 2:00 PM

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

Smith has performed with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and Lake George Chamber Orchestra, appearing as a soloist for the latter, as well as for the Skidmore College Orchestra and University of Akron Symphony Orchestra. An active member of past and present flute associations, Smith is the president of the Flute Association and the Flute Choir Director at FSU. Accompanied on piano by Patricia Hadfield FREE


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. RIT
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Women's Tennis vs. Ithaca College
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Men's Lacrosse vs. RIT
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Senior Recital: Jane Esterquest
Time: 5:00 PM

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

Violin & Piano


Dance Department Senior Capstone Site Specific Work at Wilson Chapel
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

One selected dance major presents original site specific work at Wilson Chapel.


 

Senior Recital: Jessica Taffet
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Violin, Piano, Tabla & Guitar


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

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 18-21, 2013

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


Sunday 4/21

 

"Art Beyond the Gallery"- An Exhibit about Art and Community in Saratoga Springs
Time: 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Feneex Gallery, 30 Beekman Street

The opening of the exhibit "Art Beyond the Gallery" will provide a fresh perspective on what it means to be a contemporary artist within the Saratoga Springs community.

As part of a Skidmore College Anthropology Senior Capstone project and in collaboration with the Beekman Street Arts District and Skidmore College, Marielle Briant presents the art of three thought-provoking artists from Saratoga Springs who will come together for the exhibit opening to share personal insights on questions such as: What is the purpose of a gallery? Where and how is meaning in art created? Is there a public significance in art? How can we as community members be more attuned to the artistic process?

The public is invited to join artists Christopher Brown (film and video), Rivkah Gevinson (photography) and Francelise Dawkins (textile artist) as well as members from both the Skidmore and the larger Saratoga Springs community, in a collaborative collage project led by Francelise Dawkins.

Schedule of events:

2:00-3:00pm: Reception

3:30pm: Talk and Presentation by Marielle Briant

4:00pm: Collage Project


 

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 18-21, 2013

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


 

Share Your Story: Dinner and a reflection on Skidmore life as first-year student of color (Open to students only)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:45 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

A mindful discussion about your experience: We invite first-year students of color to a powerful evening of exploration. Join us for dinner, a PechaKucka performance and a healthy conversation about your experience at Skidmore College.


 

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Time: 8:00 PM

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

The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians who bring new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. While their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children


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