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Monday Memo

Cornell scholar to deliver Weiss Lecture April 24
Professor Kate Bronfenbrenner to lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Davis Auditorium.

T-shirt event promotes social justice
More than 300 students participate in "I Won't Stand for..." project.

Spring music concerts to showcase student talents
A week of free music events guaranteed to delight audiences.

Skidmore's first Institute for Responsible Citizenship delegate named
Alex Williams '15 to spend most of summer in Washington, D.C.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Delton publishes essay on identity; Solomon, Graney comment on week's big news.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Women's tennis, baseball notch victories.

Upcoming Events

Monday 4/22


"The Sound of Skin" African Drum Class and Lecture
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - 215

This senior capstone presentation explores the relationship between racial identity and African drumming. The event includes two sections: a brief (10-15 minute) lecture on my research and findings followed by an hourlong African drumming class taught by local artist Wayne White. The class will be fun, energetic, and tailored to all skill levels. Through this presentation and drum class, I hope to demonstrate how the arts, specifically drumming, can be used as a medium to foster cross cultural and cross-racial dialogue and understanding. Instruments will be provided, and the event is free.


LGBTQ Career Panel (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Intercultural Lounge

The Office of Student Diversity Programs and the Career Development Center are happy to present a career panel and lively discussion focused on LGBTQ issues in the workplace. The event is taking place in the Intercultural Lounge, Case Center, on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. Please come and meet several Skidmore alumni as they share their personal experiences and to get your individual questions answered.

Tuesday 4/23


Men's Tennis vs. Middlebury
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Peace Corps Info Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 106

Peace Corps service is a life-defining leadership experience. Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource ? its people. Volunteers serve in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months, providing technical assistance in six program areas:


Education Volunteers strengthen local capacity by training and mentoring teachers in primary and secondary schools, teacher training colleges, and universities.


Health Volunteers focus on outreach, social and behavior change in public health, hygiene, water sanitation, and HIV/AIDS.

Youth & Community Development

Volunteers work with youth to develop skills for transitioning from school to work, preparing for family life, and becoming engaged and active citizens in their communities.

Business and Information & Communication Technology

Business Volunteers participate at many levels, whether helping artisan cooperatives to market their handmade goods, training entrepreneurs in basic small business skills development, or working with micro-finance institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or municipalities to support local economic development projects.


Agriculture Volunteers work with small-scale farmers and families to increase food security and production and adapt to climate change while promoting environmental conservation practices.


Volunteers become leaders in grassroots efforts to protect and conserve the environment, engaging in projects that establish forest conservation plans and help promote alternative energy practices, integrate environmental curricula in schools, and promote alternative energy practices.


Author David Sobel Lecture on Environmental and Place-based Education
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Please attend an evening lecture and discussion with Author and innovator in environmental education, David Sobel, core faculty at the Department of Education at Antioch University New England and project director at the Antioch New England Institute.

Sobel has written extensively on the merits of Place Based Education, developmentally appropriate environmental education, inquiry science, mapmaking with children, cognitive development and developmental theory, school improvement, children and nature, and parenting with nature. Refreshments will be served.

Sobel is Author of - Childhood and Nature - Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities - Children?s Special Places: Exploring the Role of Forts, Dens, and Bush Houses in Middle Childhood - Know nukes: controversy in the classroom - Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education - Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years


Social Justice Month: "5 Broken Cameras" 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.

"5 Broken Cameras" film screening at 7 p.m. in the Spa

The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature by AMPAS, the critically acclaimed "5 Broken Cameras" is a deeply personal, firsthand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village upheaval. As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost in this cinematic diary and unparalleled record of life in the West Bank. 5 "Broken Cameras" is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production. A Kino Lorber Release.

Wednesday 4/24


Navy Medical and Nurse Corps Info Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:25 AM- 1:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Skidmore Shop Table

Learn how you can earn a nursing or medical school degree:
  • Get paid for attending school with no interference to your education
  • Qualified students will receive a monthly stipend and a sign on bonus
  • Receive guaranteed job placement upon graduation


    William E. Weiss Lecture in Economics
    Time: 5:30 PM- 6:45 PM

    Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorim


    You Get What You Give: Panel on Reciprocity in Study Abroad
    Time: 6:00 PM- 7:15 PM

    Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

    Over 60% of Skidmore students study abroad at some point during their time here. While most of them come back raving about the life-changing experience they had, students rarely consider the effect they have on their host families and communities. This panel, based on a senior anthropology project, will provide a forum for students who are interested in going abroad to hear from those who have already done so, specifically relating to experiences focused around exchange and reciprocity between students and hosts. The panelists will share their own stories, as well as give advice for future study abroad students. If you are planning to go abroad at any point, or if you already have and are curious to hear what other students have to say, come check it out!


    Prezi Workshop: Not Your Mother's Powerpoint
    Time: 7:00 PM

    Location: Scribner Library - GIS Center (2nd floor of library, room 227)

    Prezi is an easy-to-use, online presentation tool that transforms how we can communicate ideas. Often referred to as "an alternative to Powerpoint," Prezi allows for zooming in and out of a presentation to see the smaller details and how they interact to create the bigger picture. In this workshop, we will introduce what you can do with Prezi and how to use it to create inspiring presentations. If you've never heard of Prezi, come and see what you're missing. Already familiar with Prezi? Then learn how to get even more out of it. Feel free to bring any material you may want to use to create a Prezi, such as class notes, your resume, or even an old powerpoint. Or just show up to check out what cool things Prezi has to offer.

    Please sign up on the MyCDC website:


    Social Justice Month: "Zero Percent" Film Screening
    Time: 7:30 PM

    Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Audtorium

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

    "Zero Percent" takes the audience inside Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison?s college program inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility. From the outset of the film, we learn that Hudson Link sponsored students are men who have come to appreciate the full impact of their life-altering crimes, on others and themselves. And while it may be years before they see life outside the prison walls, we see firsthand their insight that their only hope for a redemptive, productive life is through the dedication they have shown in transforming their lives.


    Exploring Public Anthropology: Local and Global Perspectives
    Time: 7:45 PM- 9:00 PM

    Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

    Exploring Public Anthropology: Local and Global Perspectives

    Anthropology students present senior capstone projects that engage broader public audiences with topics and issues related to art, identity, and community. Presentations focus on West Side development in Saratoga Springs, the culture of shopping carts, and extreme music. Students also introduce a new anthropology blog the reviews a range of ongoing projects on Saratoga cultural heritage, medical anthropology, community arts, and other social issues. Each presentation includes visual materials (such as photographs, videos, blog posts) to represent cultural processes.


    Skidmore Concert Band
    Time: 8:00 PM

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

    Directed by Mike Medenbauer. Free admission.

    Thursday 4/25


    Softball vs. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (DH)
    Time: 4:00 PM

    Location: Softball Diamond

    Seattle, Spring Happy Hour at Black Bottle (Alumni)
    Time: 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

    Mingle with old friends while making new ones at Black Bottle, a casual tavern known for its great eats and lively atmosphere. The modern design in this century old building is the perfect place to spend an evening. Proud of its fresh-to-order menu using local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, its sure to please your palate. So, don't miss out on this opportunity to jump into spring and connect with local Skiddies (and feel free to bring guests too!)

    Purchase, NY, Aronson Lecture and Reception (Alumni)
    Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

    Join Skidmore Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Lisa Aronson, for an intriguing lecture on photography in Africa. Almost as soon as photography was first introduced to Africa in the mid-nineteenth century, Africans began embracing the photographic profession, and through it captured images that often, but not always, conformed to the colonialist vision of their European counterparts. This slide and video presentation explores the photographic work of Jonathan Adagogo Green, who is now recognized as the first professional photographer of Nigerian birth. From 1890 until his untimely death in 1905 at the age of 31, J.A. Green was a highly successful and respected photographer whose rich repertoire of photographs reveal him working both for the British as they lay the groundwork for the colonization of Nigeria, and for his own Ijo people as they struggled to maintain control of their land, their culture, and their dignity amidst the dramatically changing landscape of the time. After the lecture enjoy the company of Dr. Aronson and fellow Skiddies at a reception.

    Mix, Mingle, and Munch in San Francisco (Alumni)
    Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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    Stormy Weather: Local Climate Change in the Era of Sandy and Irene
    Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

    Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

    This interactive forum will address people's concerns about the ways in which climate change may affect our region, with an emphasis on what we can do to reduce risks and adapt to climate challenges.

    Panelists include:

    Mark Lowery, climate policy analyst, Office of Climate Change, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

    Gary Kleppel, professor of biological sciences; director of biodiversity, conservation & policy at SUNY Albany; member of Sen. Gillibrand's Agricultural Working Group; active farmer. Jodi Smits Anderson, architect; director of sustainability at the NYS Dormitory Authority; board member, US Green Building Council

    Rayna Caldwell, chair, Sustainable Saratoga


    Skidmore Guitar Ensemble
    Time: 8:00 PM

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

    Coached by Joel Brown. Free admission.


    Spring Dance Concert
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

    Skidmore Dance Department presents works choreographed by the faculty and guest artists.

    Friday 4/26


    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.

    LGBTQ BBQ with Skidmore Pride Alliance
    Time: 3:00 PM

    Location: Northwoods Village - Northwoods Quad

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

    Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


    Gospel on the Green with the Lift Every Voice Gospel Choir
    Time: 4:00 PM

    Location: Case Center - Case Green


    Singing in Spring
    Time: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

    Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall


    Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles
    Time: 8:00 PM

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

    Coached by John Nazarenko, George Muscatello, and Mark Vinci Free admission.


    Spring Dance Concert
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

    Skidmore Dance Department presents works choreographed by the faculty and guest artists.

    Saturday 4/27


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

    Location: Castle Diamond

    Grammar & Style Workshop: Coping with End-of-Semester Writing Stress
    Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

    Location: Scribner Library - Writing Center, Library Fourth Floor

    At the end of the semester, we are all beset--often overwhelmed--with numerous papers to complete. How might we go about our writing to minimize pressure? How can we circumvent paralysis and procrastination? This workshop will focus on such questions.


    Spring Dance Concert
    Time: 8:00 PM

    Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

    Skidmore Dance Department presents works choreographed by the faculty and guest artists.

    Sunday 4/28


    Crew at Liberty League Championships

    Location: Fish Creek


    From Firearms to Food: Two Senior Anthropology Presentations Based on Local Research
    Time: 12:40 PM- 2:15 PM

    Location: Glasby Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library

    Seniors in the Anthropology Department Julia Bronstein and Hannah Rank will be presenting their respective final projects based on original research conducted in the region of Upstate New York. Julia's project focuses on gun culture through the eyes of gun-owning veterans, and traces the distinctions between military and civilian gun culture. Hannah's project follows activists of as well as participants with the Slow Food movement, and illuminates connections between individual food choice and identity.


    Women's Tennis vs. Trinity College
    Time: 1:00 PM

    Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


    Skidmore Wind Ensemble
    Time: 3:00 PM

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

    Coached by Shelley Smith FREE


    Skidmore String Ensembles
    Time: 7:00 PM

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

    Coached by Michael Emery FREE


    Spanish Club Movie Night: "Soldados de Salamina"
    Time: 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM

    Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson

    Please join us for the screening of the film "Soldados de Salamina/The Soldiers of Salamis" (with English subtitles). This film was directed by David Trueba and it won a Goya Award.

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