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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
  • 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.”

Fri April 4, 2014
  • 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.

Sat April 5, 2014
  • 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.

Tue April 8, 2014
  • Public Health: Start Here!

    7 to 9 p.m.
    Tang Museum

    Celebrate National Public Health Week by stopping at the Tang for interactive games, free food, and information about public health. Tables will be sponsored by Peer Health Educators, the Center for Sex and Gender Relations, and other groups.

Fri April 11, 2014
  • Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition: Final Presentations

    2 p.m.
    Payne Presentation Room, Tang Museum

    Six student-lead businesses—some startups, some existing—will complete in the final round of the Kenneth A. Frierich Business Plan Competition on Friday at the Tang Museum. The student entrepreneurs will vie for a first prize of $20,000 and a second and third prizes of $10,000 and $5,000. They are:

    Ezra Levy '15 and Monica Jewell '15. They've launched a Web-based enterprise, Open Campus, that matches college students with businesses offering real-world freelance work requiring the skills that the students showcase in portfolios on the site.

    Walter Barber '14, Ian Van Nest '14, and Andrew Zimmermann '14. As Leaf Pile Media, they created an "original fictional universe" that they aim to turn into a profitable board game, graphic novel, and app, eventually expanding into online games and animation.

    Stella Langat '16. She is registering Dubble Dee's LLC in Kenya as what she describes as the nation's first undergarment production company dedicated to making reasonably priced intimate apparel for the modern African woman.

    Adam Beek '15. Lunching Munchi Heaving Agri, he aims to develop an organic farming enterprise in Jamaica to grow celery, lettuce, and other products with the goal of making an impact on his local community.

    Alexander Nassief '16 and Zach Rohde '14. Taking second place in last year's Frierich Competition, they continue to grow Rum Dog Inc., developing a luxury rum brand based in Dominica and a patent-pending, proprietary aging method in which barrels of rum are submerged in the Caribbean Sea.

    Seth Berger '14.Taking third place in last year's Frierich Competition, he continues to develop East Coast Lacrosse, a maker of lacrosse apparel that last year generated sales of more than $73,000.

    "Each year, the quality of the plans and the presentations just keeps improving," says Ken Frierich '90, founder of the contest. He started his own publishing business as a student and is now president of Health Monitor Network. "It's deeply rewarding to see so many students following their passions and developing these businesses with such talent and creativity. I continue to get inspired by them," he adds. As he did last year, Freirich contributed $20,000 toward the first prize. Other alumni contributed prize money as well.

Wed April 16, 2014
  • CTM Photo and Video Contest Showcase

    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Kisiel Atrium, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

    For the last six years, the Skidmore community has submitted outstanding photographs illustrating the people, places, and programs that make Skidmore great, and the 2013-14 contest, with the theme "Places We Live, Places We Love" was no exception. This year's winning submissions will be on display.

Mon April 21, 2014
  • Living the Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Computer Science

    5 p.m.
    2nd floor, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

    Skidmore students majoring in math and CS can pursue a wide range of career options. In this panel discussion, sponsored by the Math and Computer Science Department and the Career Development Center, Skidmore alumni who majored in these fields (including lawyer Rosie Coleman Garlapow '98, schoolteacher Amanda Holland '10, and computational finance specialist Ari Morse '09) will share their real-world stories, suggestions, and successes. Refreshments will be served.

Fri April 25, 2014
  • MB 107 Executive Presentations: The Case of Google

    8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Spa State Park

    For 30 years, the MB 107 course has challenged Skidmore students to put themselves in the shoes of corporate executives and map winning strategies for their firms. Their focus this term: Google. Working in 18 teams of six, more than 100 students developed strategic plans for this corporate behemoth and will argue their case in front of real-life business execs. Space is limited; to inquire about attending, contact Terri Kindl at

Sun April 27, 2014
  • Senior Capstone Performance in Dance: Salomé Egas ’14

    2 and 4 p.m.
    Dance Studio II

    Developed by Salomé Egas ’14 with SEE-Beyond support, and inspired by her experience of the world views, myths, and traditions of the indigenous people of the highlands of Ecuador.

Wed April 30, 2014
  • Academic Festival

    Perceptive papers. Insightful research. Impressive performances. Provocative art. Such are the ingredients of Academic Festival, a Skidmore tradition since 1998. Structured like a professional academic conference with more than 25 sessions all over campus, Academic Festival will feature presentations, roundtables, poster sessions, and performances by an estimated 150 students selected by their departments and programs. The festival will begin at 9 a.m. and concludes with a reception at 4:30 p.m. The schedule will be posted April 28 at .