Reunion 2015

 

Schedule of Events

Thursday  |  Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

A final schedule of events will be distributed upon your arrive at the Reunion Registration desk. This schedule is subject to change; please check back for updates.
 


Thursday, May 28

 

Time

Activity

Location

8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Prospective Student Admission Interviews, Information Sessions, and Campus Tours

The Office of Admissions extends a special invitation to high school students wishing to learn more about Skidmore College. Information sessions, evaluative admission interviews (high school juniors and seniors), and campus tours are available throughout the day. If a student is accompanying you to Reunion, invite them to come learn more about Skidmore! By appointment only; please call 518-580-5570

Judith Pick Eissner '64 Admissions Center,
North Broadway
Noon – 9 p.m. Registration Case Center, second floor
2:15 p.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides Depart from Judith Pick Eissner '64
Admissions Center
3 p.m.

Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Enjoy a tour of Nicholas Krushenick – Electric Soup at Skidmore's interdisciplinary teaching museum

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
5 – 7 p.m.

All-Class Welcome Party

Join Skidmore Alumni from all classes as we kick off Reunion 2015!

Falstaff's
6 p.m.

Scribner Society Dinner

The classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 and 1960 will be inducted into the Scribner Society in honor of their post-50th reunions. The group will be joined by President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie B. Glotzbach for cocktails and dinner.

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
6 – 8 p.m.

Class of 1970 Cocktails

The home of Loretta Quigley '70
Saratoga Springs
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1965 Reception and Dinner

Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs
Bus departs the Sussman Village bus stop at 6 p.m.
7 – 9 p.m.

Class of 1975 Informal Gathering

Sperry's Restaurant
30 1/2 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
7 – 10 p.m.

Class of 1985 Informal Gathering

Gaffney's Restaurant, patio
16 Caroline St. #1, Saratoga Springs
7 – 10 p.m.

Class of 1990 Gathering

Gaffney's Restaurant
16 Caroline St. #1, Saratoga Springs
8 – 10 p.m.

Class of 1995 Welcome Gathering

Druthers Brewing Company
381 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
9 p.m.

Class of 1975 Welcome Party

Hospitality Suite

 

Friday, May 29

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Time

Activity

Location

6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Class of 1965 Coffee Service Hospitality Suite
7:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Class of 1965 Pilates Class

Pilates will be lead by Joan Laskey Sussman '65

Williamson Sports Center
Multipurpose Room
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Prospective Student Admission Interviews/Information Sessions/Campus Tours

The Office of Admissions extends a special invitation to high school students wishing to learn more about Skidmore College. Information sessions, evaluative admission interviews (high school juniors and seniors), and campus tours are available throughout the day. If a student is accompanying you to Reunion, invite them to come learn more about Skidmore! By appointment only; please call 518-580-5570

Judith Pick Eissner ’64 Admissions Center, 
North Broadway
 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m

Skidmore Legacy Society Breakfast with President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach

For members of the Legacy Society who have affirmed their commitment to Skidmore’s future by establishing a planned gift. By invitation only.

Scribner Carriage House 
791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Registration Case Center, second floor
9:30 a.m.

Class of 1965 Bus Tour of the Old Campus

Join your classmates for a tour of Skidmore's old downtown campus.

Bus departs at 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.

Class of 1985 Bike Ride

As a part of Skidmore's BikeMore initiative, there are a limited number of bikes available to be signed out - first come, first serve.

Depart from Case Center (Case Green side)
10 a.m.

Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Enjoy a tour of Skidmore’s interdisciplinary teaching museum and art gallery.

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
10:30 a.m.

MINI COLLEGE: The Chemistry of Jewelry Making
Kimberley Frederick, Professor and Chair of Chemistry

If you've ever seen metallic jewelry in vibrant shades of pinks, purples, and greens and wondered how they were made, this is the class for you! We will make anodized niobium jewelry (either earrings or a pendant) using batteries and borax. Participants will learn the chemistry behind the art and will get to take their jewelry home. Come learn at the intersection of science and art! Space will be limited to the first 15 participants.

Dana Science Center, room 200
11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tee Off for the Weekend

The twenty-second Annual Alumni Golf Outing is open to all Skidmore alumni and guests and will be held rain or shine. Advance registration is required, with slots filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at the course by 10:45 a.m. (Please arrive at the course by 10:45 a.m., For directions, please click here)

McGregor Links Country Club
Wilton

11 a.m.

MINI COLLEGE: What Was Modernism?
Robert Boyers, Professor in English and Editor of Salmagundi

The word "modern" is often used to describe objects or attitudes that are felt to be good or appealing because they are not bound by convention or tradition; it may also be used by people who are unhappy about the movement away from tradition or what has long seemed familiar. "Modernism" is more specifically used in connection with the movement that took shape in the late 19th century and became dominant in the first half of the 20th. Picasso, Matisse, Joyce, Kafka, and Stravinsky are among the wide range of its influential artists and thinkers. We will explore how this movement came to be as successful as it was and what caused it later to become less attractive even to many of its most enthusiastic adherents.

Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium

Noon Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

All Reunion and Class Volunteers are invited to attend this special luncheon.
By invitation only.

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
1 – 4 p.m. Career Development Center Open House

The staff of the Career Development Center will be on hand to demonstrate the Career Development Web site and to discuss networking, career advising, job listings, and other services available to alumni.

Starbuck 204
1 – 4 p.m. Skidmore Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program Open House

Find out how alumni can continue their Skidmore education in the Liberal Arts from a distance. Director Jacqueline Scoones and staff will be available to explain how, by working one-on-one with Skidmore faculty, students can design unique interdisciplinary programs of graduate study designed to meet individual objectives primarily through independent coursework.

Filene Hall, second floor
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Enjoy a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore’s first campus. No pre-registration required. First-come, first-served. Space is limited.

Bus departs from Case Center parking lot at 1:20 p.m.
1:45 p.m. Class of 1965 Campus Tour Departs from Arthur Zankel Music Center
2 p.m. Tour of Arthur Zankel Music Center

Join members of the Music Department faculty for a tour of the new Arthur Zankel Music Center.

Meet in the lobby of the Arthur Zankel Music Center
2 p.m.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Kim Crabbe, Director, Career Development Center

Whether you have been in your career for a short time or a lifetime, you may be contemplating a major transition. In this 50 minute workshop, discover the ways you can leverage your current skill set and life goals to move into a more satisfying and rewarding career.

Bolton Hall, room 101
2 p.m.

Class of 1960 Seminar

Location TBD
2–4 p.m.

Class of 2005 Lawn Games

Upper South Park
2:15 p.m.

Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides

Meet at Judith Pick Eissner '64 Admissions Center
3 p.m. Sustainable Skidmore Walking Tour

Join the Skidmore Sustainability office for a tour of campus sustainability initiatives, including the new campus bike share program, community garden, geothermal system, North Woods and more. The Sustainability staff will share information about student leadership opportunities, co-curricular events, and plans for the future .

Meet at Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
3:30 p.m.

Skidmore's Science Initiative
Kimberley Frederick, Professor and Chair of Chemistry

Hear plans for new and renovated physical and life science facilities at Skidmore. The presentation will include an overview of the history of the sciences at Skidmore and the design for our future science facilities. Learn about the innovative spaces that will foster even more hands-on, creative, interdisciplinary collaborations and will invite participation by the entire community. The transformational potential of this project is thrilling, promising to enhance the role of sciences in the liberal arts and Skidmore's place among the top liberal arts schools in the country.

Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
4 p.m. Gathering for Friends of Bill W. Ladd Hall, room TBD
4 p.m. Class of 1960 Memorial Service Alumni Memorial Garden
(behind the Surrey-Williamson Inn)
5 – 6:15 p.m. Friends of the Presidents & Legacy Societies Reception

The Friends of the Presidents was founded in 1966 to honor Skidmore's most generous supporters, who set an example of leadership in annual giving. The Society honors Skidmore's founder and presidents with six categories of membership. Friends of the Presidents donors are listed on the Wall of Honor in the Kisiel Atrium of the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. By invitation only.

Scribner House Lawn
791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Alumni Reunion Art Exhibition Opening

Come enjoy the talents of Skidmore’s alumni artists at this twenty-first annual event.

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Presentation Room

6 p.m. Classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, and 1955 Reception and Dinner Longfellow's Restaurant
500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs
Bus departs at 4:45 p.m.
6 p.m. Class of 1970 Dinner Saratoga Polo Association
2 Bloomfield Road, Greenfield Center
6 p.m. Class of 1985 Picnic Falstaff's
6-8:30 p.m. Class of 2010 BYOB Wine and Cheese Welcome Case Patio overlooking Student Bricks
6:30 p.m. Class of 1960 Reception and Dinner Longfellow's Restaurant
500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs
Bus departs at 6 p.m. from Sussman Village bus stop.
6:30 p.m. Class of 1965 Reception and Dinner with President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach
National Museum of Racing
191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
Bus departs Sussman Village bus stop at 6:15 p.m.
7–10 p.m. Class of 1975 Dinner Saratoga Golf & Polo Club
301 Church Street, Saratoga Springs
7:30-9 p.m. Class of 1980 Reception Sperry's Restaurant, Patio Tent
30 1/2 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
8–10 p.m. Class of 1995 Gathering & Reminiscing Sperry's
30 ½ Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
9 p.m. Class of 2005 Informal Gathering Gaffney's Restaurant
16 Caroline St. #1, Saratoga Springs
9 p.m. Class of 2010 Informal Gathering Harvey's Restaurant and Bar
14 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
7 p.m. Class of 1990 Gathering Jacob & Anthony's
38 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs
9 p.m. Class of 2000 Post Dinner Reception One Caroline Street Bistro
1 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs

 

Saturday, May 30

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Time

Activity

Location

6:30 - 8 a.m. Class of 1965 Coffee Service Hospitality Suite
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 1st floor
8 - 9:30 a.m.

“Stretch, Breathe, and Relax” Yoga Class

Join us for a morning wakeup call that will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalized. Please bring your own yoga mat, and come with an empty stomach. A continental breakfast is available after class. No pre-registration required. First-come, first-served. Led by Rachel Fridholm, Yoga Moves.

Sports and Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

President’s Breakfast for the 2015 Alumni Awards Recipients

By invitation only.

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
8 – 9:30 a.m.

Class of 1965 Breakfast

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Registration Case Center, second floor
9 - 10 a.m.

Pre-Parade Gathering

Grab a complimentary mimosa or other beverage with your classmates as you prepare for the Parade of Classes

Lawn near Bolton Hall
9 a.m.

Class of 1960 Seminar

Transitioning into Retirement: Estate planning and charitable giving with Andy Campbell, Director of Gift Planning and guest speaker.

Location TBD
10:15 a.m. Parade of Classes

Led by the Schenectady Pipe Band, Ltd., proceeds from Dana Science Center to Arthur Zankel Music Center

Meet near the entrance of Dana Science Center
10:30 a.m.

Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Class Gift Presentation

Arthur Zankel Music Center,
Helen Filene Ladd Auditorium
Noon – 2 p.m. All Reunion Classes Picnic

Join alumni, family, and friends for a tasty BBQ. Pony rides, face-painting and Mr. Bouncy Bounce for the kids. A photo booth will be on site for everyone to receive a personalized Reunion memento.

Upper South Park, Under the Tent
12:40 p.m. Class Photos

See Class Photo Schedule for more information.

Case Center, Porter Plaza
Rain location: Case Center, The Spa
2 p.m.

Tour of the Tang

 Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Enjoy a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore’s first campus.
No pre-registration required. First come, first served.
Space is limited.

Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 1:50 p.m.
2 p.m. Tour of the Arthur Zankel Music Center

Join members of the Music Department faculty for a tour of the new Arthur Zankel Music Center.

Meet in the lobby of the Arthur Zankel Music Center
2 – 4 p.m.

Sussman Village Open House

Take a peek into Skidmore's newest student apartments, part of the complex replacing Scribner Village.

 Sussman Village, Building TBD
2 p.m.

MINI COLLEGE: The Evolution of the Rolling Stones, or How to get Satisfaction from the Blues
Gordon Thompson, Professor of Music

Fifty years ago, Decca released perhaps The Rolling Stones' most iconic recording: "Satisfaction." The band and its fledgling songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had not arrived at their status as the bad boys of rock and roll either instinctively or easily. In 1963, they were essentially middle-class English kids infatuated with an imagined America of mythical Black blues men sitting on the porches of shotgun houses and white country musicians with wandering hearts, and The Stones were content to imitate them. Then, in 1965, they stumbled on how to make the music their own.

Arthur Zankel Music Center, room 117
2 p.m.

A Virtual Walk through Skidmore's First Home in Downtown Saratoga
Bob Jones, Associate Professor Economics

Growing from 1903, Skidmore's downtown campus eventually consisted of more than 80 classroom buildings, offices, and dorms along Circular, Regent, Spring, and Phila streets and Union Avenue by the 1960s. We'll view historic maps and photos in a virtual tour of the Scribner Campus and hear excerpts from the presenters' book, The Architect of Necessity: Skidmore's First Home in Downtown Saratoga (available at the Skidmore Shop).

Palamountain Hall, room 201
2 p.m.

Class of 1965 Reunion Art Exhibition Tour

Join your classmates as you tour the Reunion Art Exhibition with Ian Berry, Dayton Director and Professor of Liberal Studies.

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Presentation Room
2 – 4 p.m.

Class of 1990 Maytoberfest

Northwoods, Moore Commons
2 – 5:30 p.m.

Class of 1995 Off-campus Activities

The activities are set and waiting for you! A list of activities/vendors will be available Reunion weekend for you to make final reservations.

Various locations downtown
2 – 4 p.m.

Classes of 2010 and 2005 Fun Day

Join your classmates on the Green; let loose, and have a couple of laughs! BYOB Event

Case Green
3 p.m. North Woods Nature Hike

Join The Sustainability Office for a nature walk through Skidmore's unique natural resource—a living classroom as well as an outlet for co-curricular and recreational activities. Please wear sturdy shoes.

Meet at Falstaff’s
3 p.m.

Class of 1960 Film Screening

Video by Sue W. Smith '60 and Bill Wilkes.

Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
3:15 p.m.

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Enjoy a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore's first campus. No pre-registration, but space is limited; first-come, first-served.

Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 1:50 p.m.
3:30 p.m.

Class of 1965: Special Event & Named Space Dedication

Join your classmates for the dedication of the Class of 1965 Patio at Arthur Zankel Music Center. A brief reception will follow.

Arthur Zankel Music Center, Patio
4 p.m.

Gathering for Friends of Bill W.

Ladd Hall, room TBD
4 p.m.

MINI COLLEGE: The Evolution of the Rolling Stones, or How to get Satisfaction from the Blues
Gordon Thompson, Professor of Music

Please see the Saturday, 2 p.m. description

Arthur Zankel Music Center, room 117
 4 p.m.

Since You've Been Gone: The Future of the Obama Coalition in Post-Obama America
Ron Seyb, Professor of Government

Barack Obama's victories in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections prompted many analysts to tout the emergence of a new electoral coalition, one that has been called both "The Obama Coalition" and "The New American Majority." The linchpins of this coalition are women (particularly unmarried women), minority groups (Latinos and African Americans being most prominent in this category), and college-educated millennials. The Democrats' poor performance in the 2016 midterm elections, however, has prompted a reassessment of whether this coalition of voters can be the foundation for a realignment that would allow the Democratic party to control national politics in the same way that the so-called New Deal coalition allowed the Democrats to dominate federal (and many state) elections between 1932 and 1968.

This talk will address both the current state of the Obama coalition and its potential for influencing both electoral politics and policymaking in the near future. It will, in particular, assess the claim recently made by James Carville, former political strategist for Bill Clinton, that we are entering an era in which Republicans have structural advantages that will allow them to control the House of Representatives for the foreseeable future, while the Democrats boast strengths that will allow them to control the presidency for the next several cycles.

 Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium
5 – 6 p.m. Skidmore Department of Nursing Reception: Celebrating the Past and the Future

Come join fellow Nursing graduates to celebrate the rich history of Skidmore’s nursing program and to learn about the agreement with New York University to facilitate the entrance of Skidmore students into NYU’s nursing program. For all former nursing majors.

Dana Science Center, Fowler Atrium
5:30 p.m.

Class of 1980 Garden Dedication

Please join your classmates for the Rhonda Sligar Shipley '80 Memorial dedication.

Arthur Zankel Music Center, second floor balcony
5:45 p.m. Classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, and 1955 Celebration Dinner Case Center, Intercultural Lounge
6 p.m. Class of 1960 Celebration Dinner Murray Aikins Dining Hall, second floor balcony
6 p.m. Class of 1965 Photograph Case Center, Porter Plaza
6 p.m. Class of 1990 Celebration Dinner Falstaff's
6:30 p.m. Class of 1965 Celebration Dinner Case Center, The Spa and Porter Plaza
6:30 p.m. Class of 1970 Celebration Dinner Scribner Carriage House
791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
6:30 p.m. Class of 1975 Celebration Dinner Starbuck Quad and Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
6:30 p.m. Class of 1980 Celebration Dinner Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
6:30 p.m. Class of 1985 Celebration Dinner Keyes Quad and Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
7:30 p.m. Class of 1995 Reception Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Learning Center, Rooftop balcony
7:30 p.m.

Classes of 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010 Celebration

Join your classmates as you celebrate Reunion and enjoy a wonderful party spread!

Upper South Park, under the tent
9:15 – 10 p.m. Music and Dancing

Enjoy music by local favorites Soul Session!

Upper South Park, Under the Tent
10 p.m. Twenty-second Annual Reunion Fireworks Display South Park
10:30 p.m. – midnight Music and Dancing

After the fireworks, continue dancing the night away with local favorites Soul Session!

Upper South Park, Under the Tent

 

Sunday, May 31

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Time

Activity

Location

7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Check-out Residence halls
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Breakfast 

Tables will be reserved by class

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
8–9:30 a.m.

Class of 1965 Breakfast

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
8:30 a.m.

Class of 1960 Breakfast

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor,
reserved tables

10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Alumni Memorial Service

Pay tribute to members of the Skidmore family who have recently passed away.
Alumni Memorial Garden
(behind the Surrey Williamson Inn)
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