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Tue April 1, 2014
  • Alice in Wonderland Theme Dinner

    Dinner for students: 5-6:30 p.m.; dinner for families and community: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
    Presentation: 7:30 p.m., 2nd floor, Murray-Aikins

    Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has been interpreted by many artists and filmmakers, including Sir John Tenniel, Walt Disney, Tim Burton, and the Royal Ballet. Now Skidmore Dining Services and its award-winning chefs take their turn, bringing the story to life with an Alice-appropriate meal that’s fit for a Queen. Savor your mock turtle soup, meringue mushrooms, prime rib and Yorkshire pudding, Duchess potatoes, and enormous cookies. Afterward, head upstairs to learn more about this beloved tale from English professor Catherine Golden, Elaina Aquila ’16, and other members of Golden's class in children's literature

Wed April 2, 2014
  • Alan Rabinowitz: "Saving the World's Big Cats for the Future"

    7:30 p.m.
    Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

    A profound stutter left Alan Rabinowitz virtually unable to communicate as a child, and to prefer animals to people. Now CEO of the global wild cat conservation group Panthera, he has extraordinary insight into both wildlife and the human condition. Called the “Indiana Jones of Wildlife Ecology” by Time magazine, Rabinowitz holds a doctorate in the field and has dedicated his life to preserving wild habitats and securing homes for endangered mammals. His work with heads of state helped establish the world's first jaguar preserve in Belize, the world's largest tiger reserve in Myanmar, and the Jaguar Corridor from Mexico to Argentina. In this lecture, sponsored by the Biology Department's senior capstone series, the Speaker's Bureau, and Animal Alliance, Rabinowitz will discuss his remarkable career and explain why it’s essential to save wildlife.

  • Computer Science Art Show

    1-1:40 p.m.
    Kisiel Atrium, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

    Students taking 'Introduction to Computer Science I' will exhibit and discuss images they create in class assignments aimed at teaching them the art of Java programming. Using Photoshop was strictly prohibited; in carrying out these assignments, students essentially created the programming that underlies Photoshop. “They’re working at the intersection of art and technology,” notes their professor Leo Porter. “That’s a big space for creativity.”

Thu April 3, 2014
  • One Work: One Hour - Dialogue with Beverly Semmes

    5:30 p.m.
    Wachenheim Gallery, Tang Museum

    Beverly Semmes, a sculptor who has had more than 50 solo exhibitions and teaches at New York University's Steinhardt School and the Pratt Institute, will discuss the work she is exhibiting at the Tang Museum.

  • Cabaret Troupe Presents Little Shop of Horrors

    7:30 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    Entirely student-run, Cabaret Troupe aims to give students in any major the experience of performing in and staging a musical production. Additional performances on 4/4 and 4/5 at 7:30 p.m.

  • David Greenberger: Two-Minute Performances in a One-Seat Theater

    6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Mezzanine, Tang Museum

    For more than 30 years, David Greenberger has created short sound pieces that give listeners a window into the minds of older people. This installation creates an intimate theater space where one audience member at a time will listen to a two-minute performance by Greengberger and his band, A Strong Dog (Kevin Maul and Mitch Throop.)

  • Sean Jackson, Corey Colmey and Joe Klockowski: "Rhythmic Abstraction"

    6:30 p.m.
    Payne Presentation Room, Tang Museum

    In an experiment in sound and rhythm, tap dancer and electronic musician Sean Jackson and percussionist Corey Colmey will produce rich soundscapes that combine electronic sounds and nontraditional percussive elements such as tap dancing. Their communication in dance and music will be coupled with audio-reactive animations designed by Joe Klockowski ’14. Jackson has performed and taught tap dancing all over the U.S. and in Europe. Colmey is an active educator, performer, clinician, and recording artist based in central New York.

  • Skidmore Concert Band

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Directed by Michael Meidenbauer.

  • Steve Stern Reading

    8 p.m.
    Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

    Steve Stern, professor of English at Skidmore, will read selections of his fiction. Winner of the O. Henry Award and two Pushcart Prizes , he is the author of many stories and novels, including The Book of Mischief, named one of the 100 most notable books of 2012 by the New York Times.

Fri April 4, 2014
  • Cabaret Troupe Presents Little Shop of Horrors

    7:30 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    Entirely student-run, Cabaret Troupe aims to give students in any major the experience of performing in and staging a musical production. Additional performance on 4/5 at 7:30 p.m

  • Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert

    8 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    The works of seven senior dance majors will include an original group piece by Corry Ethridge, about regaining control; a solo performance by Kaitlin Guerin of an original work by NYC-based contemporary choreographer and dancer Sidra Bell; an original group piece by Megan Killeen about the connection between humans, nature, and the cosmos; an original group piece by Cameo Lethem, showing the increasingly strained relationships among six travelers; a solo performance by Sydney Magruder of an original work about womanhood and otherness choreographed by Antonio Brown of the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; a solo performance by Ayako Shapiro of an original work choreographed by Takehiro Ueyama, director of the NYC based Take Dance company; and a solo performance by Sarah Shaw of choreography by student-athlete Colleen Thomas, about the importance of competitive swimming in her life at Skidmore. Additional performances on 4/5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • International Show and Tell

    noon-1:30 p.m.
    Kisiel Atrium, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

    Hear firsthand the stories of eight Skidmore students who impressed a panel of judges with their ability to communicate—through photos, music, souvenirs, video, food, and other means—what their study-abroad experience was like. The overall winner will be awarded a $500 travel voucher for further travel abroad.

  • Senior Recital: Eva Hagan, Clarinet

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

Sat April 5, 2014
  • Cabaret Troupe Presents Little Shop of Horrors

    7:30 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    Entirely student-run, Cabaret Troupe aims to give students in any major the experience of performing in and staging a musical production.

  • Cheetah Chase 5K Fun Run

    Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Case Green, race begins at 10:30 a.m.
    Case Green

    Runners, joggers, and walkers are invited to join in this fundraiser for Panthera, an international organization for the preservation of wild cats. The 5K event will feature music by Skidmore bands Bo Peep and Funk Sheep, Psymon Spine, Pooch, and The Band Before Time. Skidmore biology students are hosting the race in connection with the lecture to by Panthera CEO Alan Rabinowitz on April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Suggested minimum donation: $5 for students; $10 for faculty, staff, and community.

  • Dance Department Senior Capstone Concert

    2 and 8 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    The works of seven senior dance majors will include an original group piece by Corry Ethridge, about regaining control; a solo performance by Kaitlin Guerin of an original work by NYC-based contemporary choreographer and dancer Sidra Bell; an original group piece by Megan Killeen about the connection between humans, nature, and the cosmos; an original group piece by Cameo Lethem, showing the increasingly strained relationships among six travelers; a solo performance by Sydney Magruder of an original work about womanhood and otherness choreographed by Antonio Brown of the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; a solo performance by Ayako Shapiro of an original work choreographed by Takehiro Ueyama, director of the NYC based Take Dance company; and a solo performance by Sarah Shaw of choreography by student-athlete Colleen Thomas, about the importance of competitive swimming in her life at Skidmore.

  • Filene Scholarship Competition

    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

    The Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation established the Filene Music Scholarships at Skidmore in 1982 to provide gifted young musicians the opportunity to further their musical studies and develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. The Skidmore Music Department coordinates the annual competition, in which highly talented high school students audition for the four $48,000 scholarships offered annually by the College.

  • Saratoga Reads: "An Evening with Khaled Hosseini"

    7 p.m.
    Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
    (sold out, but free seating is available for the simulcast in Gannet, Davis, and Emerson auditoriums, Palamountain Hall)

    The celebrated author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed will participate in a discussion moderated by Joe Donahue of WAMC radio's “Book Show” and “Roundtable.” Sponsors include Saratoga Reads, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Skidmore Student Speakers Bureau, and Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

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