BEATLES COURSE OPEN

Next spring's "The Beatles: An Introduction," taught by Gordon Thompson, will include video lectures available to alumni and parents. Thompson worked with IT's Ben Harwood to post nearly 200 short lecture videos (with a way to ask questions) and quizzes. For access, send a request to Harwood.

ALMA MATER FACULTY

Some Skidmore students just can't get enough: they return to their alma mater as faculty members-like these five, from anthro to theater.

 

PODCAST: ELECTION 2016

The podcast series "This is Skidmore" kicked off its second season with poli sci professor (and former campaign consultant) Chris Mann discussing the 2016 elections. Subscribe at iTunes or listen on Soundcloud.

DRAWING BOARD

For the Tang Museum's Sixfold Symmetry exhibition, Nigerian-American artist Victor Ekpuk created an intricate chalk drawing, inspired by traditional Igbo symbols, on two gallery walls. Watch him work in time-lapse video.

READERSHIP SURVEY

Scope's editors encourage all alumni and parents to share their reactions and opinions about the recent paper version of Scope. Take the survey here.

 

MEDIA NETWORKING TRIP

A photo shoot with Sesame Street's Elmo caps a New York City trip led by the Career Development Center for students interested in media and entertainment careers—thanks in part to composer Derek Gregor '00.

CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

"Ask Me Anything—I'm Muslim!" Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

Talk on retro and indie gaming, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Concert for the 150th anniversary of African-American musician Harry T. Burleigh, Dec. 2, 8 p.m.

In the calendar, click in the green bar to see events by week or day.

FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONS

After a one-year absence, Skidmore field hockey retook the Liberty League championship, besting Rochester in front of a large home crowd. The T'breds went on to the NCAA nationalst, where they lost a hard-fought 1-0 quarterfinal match to Tufts. Skidmore ends the season at 16-6.

STRONG SPIRIT ON THE ICE

After a pregame ceremony for teammate Will Golden '19, who died in an accident last spring, the ice hockey team won its home opener in the popular Pack the Rink event. And this weekend, a hat trick by Anthony Bird '17 led to a T'bred upset of UMass-Boston. Skidmore is now 3-1 in league play.

POLLING TIME

Skidmore was "life-changing," "too expensive," and a lot more, according to grads from class years ending in 1 and 6. They were the latest to rate their Skidmore education in the Alumni Learning Census. Grads from classes ending in 2 and 7 will receive questionnaires soon; those who haven't already taken or received the survey can fill it out here.

<i>SCOPEDISH:</i> ALUMNI ART

Jamie Weiner '16, Linda Coke Ashley '80, and Barbara Marder '67 have shared some artworks on the Scopedish blog. All alumni are welcome to join the forum by using a Scopedish "comment" link or by emailing artworks for posting.

SKIDMORE DELIVERED

These class of '79 housemates rallied around a banner, and other college-themed party goods, at their recent weekend getaway. It all came in a Skidmore to Go box.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS 101

Skidmore's exclusive Junior Admissions Workshop offers insider advice about applying to colleges. High school juniors who are the children of Skidmore alumni or the siblings of current students are welcome, along with their parents, at the Sunday–Monday campus event, Jan. 29–30, 2017. Details and registration here.

REGIONAL EVENTS

A reception for alumni, prospective students, will be held in Houston on Nov. 29. Shortly after, eastern alumni and parent holiday gatherings are slated for Philadelphia; Morristown, N.J.; Boston; Portsmouth, N.H.; and Portland, Maine; and a Saratoga-area event includes a Skidmore Big Band concert.

ALASKAN DISCOVERIES

Awe-inspiring beauty, abundant wildlife, and interesting cultures are featured on an alumni cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage, June 30 to July 7, 2017. Details and registration here.

NOTABLE

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of '10, '09, '06, '99, '87, '84 and '67, including work by artist/pugilist Emma O'Shea '10, above.

IN MEMORIAM

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and their online obituaries that Skidmore has recently learned of.