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Skidmore College
Celebration Weekend

October 19–21, 2018
Schedule of Events

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change and will be updated periodically as the weekend approaches.

Current as of: 10/11/18

 

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

 

Friday, October 19

  • All-Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: The Cornerstone of a Skidmore Education
    Throughout the weekend, be sure to see the displays on Skidmore's exciting faculty-student collaborative research in Tisch Learning Center (psychology and neuroscience, first floor; sociology and social work, second floor), Dana Science Center (geosciences and environmental studies and sciences, first floor; chemistry and physics, second floor; anthropology, biology, psychology, and neuroscience, third floor), and the Williamson Sports Center (health and exercise sciences, first floor).
  • All- Day The Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Selected Photos and Stories from Skidmore Alumni
    Case Gallery

 
8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets.
 
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Various Office Hours
If you need to visit any of our business offices, please note that they will only be open on Friday, October 19.

9:30 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007.

10 a.m. Admissions Info Session, “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Join us for an information session hosted by the Office of Admissions for prospective Skidmore students including siblings of current Skidmore students and children of Skidmore alumni.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pressed: Six Contemporary Printmakers
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
Featuring the works of Miguel Aragón, Sean Caulfield, Tony De Los Reyes, Tom Huck, Karen Kunc, and Kathryn Polk. Opening reception at 5 p.m..

11 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007.

11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join us for Chicken Finger Friday! Sample tasty and healthful selections prepared by Skidmore’s Dining Services staff. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

Noon–1 p.m. Counseling Center and Health Services Tour
Jonsson Tower, First Floor
Stop by the newly renovated Counseling Center and Health Services to see the expanded and upgraded space, get information about services and supports available to Skidmore students and meet some of the clinical staff.

Noon–6 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
For more information about the exhibitions, visit http://tang.skidmore.edu/.

1–2 p.m. Summer Funded Internship Student Presentations
Zankel Music Center, Room 117 (ELM)
This summer more than 120 Skidmore students were awarded internship funding for their individual summer internship experiences. From the U.S. to Costa Rica, the UK, Singapore, Japan, Australia (plus many more), students selected as recipients of these awards had an opportunity to be involved in many types of internships, research, field work, and volunteer experiences both domestically and abroad. We welcome you to come and meet some of these students and hear their inspiring stories.

1–3 p.m. North Broadway Walking Tour
Murray Park, Foot Bridge registration required
Join local historian Hollis Palmer as he tells the history of the families that built Saratoga's Great Ladies (the original name for the Victorian houses) and made them homes. Some of the stories include the man who was so mad at the city he turned his back on it; the son who took his mother's jewels from her safety deposit box and what he did with them; Saratoga's first "million dollar house"—all while gazing upon the beautiful mansions these characters called home. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to stand for two hours. Rain or Shine! Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk before noon. Space is limited. Also offered Saturday at 12 noon.

1:30–5 p.m. Bus Tour of the Saratoga Battlefield  **SPACE AVAILABLE**
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot promptly at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of the historic Saratoga Battlefield. Pre-reservation is required via the family registration form. Tickets are $15 per person. Any open seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:30 p.m. Admissions Info Session, “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
See description on Friday at 10 a.m.

2–3:30 p.m. Campus Sustainability Tour
Thomas Amphitheater, Arts Quad
Join the Sustainability Office for a tour of campus sustainability initiatives, including the campus bike share program, community garden, geothermal system, North Woods and more. The office will share information about student leadership opportunities, cocurricular events and plans for the future. Please wear sturdy shoes.

2 p.m. Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Atrium
Join a student-guided behind-the-scenes tour of Skidmore’s unique interdisciplinary museum and art gallery.

2:15 p.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007.

3–4 p.m. Roadmap to the World: International and Domestic Study Programs   
Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium
At Skidmore, students are encouraged to map out their own academic adventures off campus through Skidmore College-run programs in England, France, New Zealand and Spain in one or more of the over 125 approved programs throughout the world or through domestic off-campus study. They are given tips for navigating the selection, application and preparation processes and for managing the bumps along the way. Find out how the office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges works with students to create their own road maps to the world. 

3–5 p.m. Van Lennep Riding Center Open House
Van Lennep Riding Center
Come and visit the Riding Center, home of the 2013 IHSA National Champions, to learn more about the center, its horses and the equestrian program.

3–5 p.m. Career Jam
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
All students are invited to come and network with a select group of parents, alumni and professionals to discuss career options and learn more about potential internship and job opportunities. Co-sponsored by the Parents Council, Alumni Association and the Career Development Center. To learn how you can participate as a volunteer, contact Lauren Sisson in the Career Development Center. For more information, visit https://www.skidmore.edu/career/career-jam/.

3 – 5 p.m. The HUB Makerspace Open House
The Hub, located in the parking lot adjacent to Penfield Hall
Come see Skidmore’s new makerspace, and make a project of your own. Darren Prodger, manager of the HUB will be on hand to answer questions.

3:30 p.m. Skidmore Solar Array Tour
Departs from Case Center parking lot, meet near CDTA bus stop
Take a tour of Skidmore's 2MW solar array and hear the college's renewable energy story as told by Paul Lundberg, assistant director construction services. The array is located about one mile from campus. Due to the construction of the Center for Integrated Science, we ask that attendees meet at the CDTA bus stop (parking in Case Center lot or the Tang lot) so we may carpool to the array together. Those willing to drive are asked to bring their vehicles. Those who plan to participate in the 2 p.m. sustainability tour prior to this tour are encouraged to park in the lot near the CDTA bus stop.

4 p.m.  Women's Field Hockey Game
Williamson Sports Center, Wagner Park
Watch the Thoroughbreds take on Union College.

4–5 p.m. FYE Faculty and Families Reception
Saratoga Room, The Spa, Case Center
Visiting families and their students are invited to this light reception to meet with First-Year Experience faculty members. A list of faculty planning to attend can be found here. Faculty attendance is subject to change without notice.

4:30 p.m.  Dedication of the Valentine Boathouse
89-99 Stafford Bridge Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Please join President Philip A. Glotzbach, Marie Glotzbach and the Skidmore College Board of Trustees for the dedication of the Valentine Boathouse to celebrate the donors who made it possible, including Skidmore Trustee Peg and Mike Valentine, parents of Martha ’09.

5–7 p.m. “Dining Out at Skidmore”
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

5–7 p.m. Opening Reception at the Schick Art Gallery
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery 
Celebrate the opening of Pressed: Six Contemporary Printmakers featuring the works of Miguel Aragón, Sean Caulfield, Tony De Los Reyes, Tom Huck, Karen Kunc, and Kathryn Polk. 

5:15 p.m. Student-led Shabbat Services
Wilson Chapel

6:30 p.m.  Candlelighting, Kiddush, and Shabbat Dinner
Surrey Williamson Inn*
Even if you have off-campus dinner plans, you are welcome and invited to join Skidmore Hillel for Kabbalat Shabbat. And if you’d like to join Skidmore Hillel for our weekly Shabbat Dinner, please RSVP to Martina Zobel Coordinator of Jewish Student Life via email. *Location subject to change based on RSVPs. 

7 p.m.  Carnegie Hall presents: Ensemble Connect
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Skidmore’s Department of Music and Office of the Dean of Special Programs present Ensemble Connect. Ensemble members are current fellows of a two-year program that supports young professionals as they develop careers as top performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are engaged with the communities in which they live and work. Tickets: $8 adults/$5 seniors/free for students. Buy online: www.skidmore.edu/zankel 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

  • All-Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: A Cornerstone of the Skidmore Education
    See Friday listing for information.

  •  For a listing of local religious services, please pick up a copy of "Area Houses of Worship" at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk information table. For more information, please visit the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

  • All- Day The Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Selected Photos and Stories from Skidmore Alumni
    Case Gallery

 
8 a.m.–7 p.m. Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets. 

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Parents Council Meeting
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor, Rooms 1 & 2
For Parents Council Members

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Meet & Greet Coffee Hour with President Glotzbach
The Spa, Case Center
Meet other parents and college administrators while enjoying a cup of coffee and a light continental breakfast. 

9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saratoga Springs Farmers' Market
High Rock Park
Visit the Farmers' Market and sample the fresh products from numerous local farms.

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Library Book Sale
Scribner Library
The annual sale at Scribner Library is perfect for browsing and buying.

9:15 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007.

9:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. MiniCollege Session I
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. Signup is not required, and classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis. For a current listing of MiniCollege offerings please click here.

10 a.m. Admissions Info Session, “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
See description on Friday at 10 a.m.

10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery 

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Celebrating the Center For Integrated Sciences: Keynote Address by Neil Shubin      **SOLD OUT**
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Please join President Philip A. Glotzbach, Marie Glotzbach and the Skidmore College Board of Trustees for a special program celebrating the Center for Integrated Sciences. Tickets are limited, however the keynote address will be simulcast to several locations on campus.

Neil Shubin is the author of two popular science books, The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People (2013) and the best-selling Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (2008), which was chosen by the National Academy of Sciences as the best book of the year in 2009. Shubin is known for his discovery of the 375-million-year-old Tiktaalik roseae fossil, considered a key link in the transition from fish to animal. Trained at Columbia, Harvard and Berkeley, Shubin is the Robert Bensley Distinguished Service Professor and Associate Dean of Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago. In 2011 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Your Inner Fish was selected as Skidmore’s First-Year Experience book in 2010. In 2014, Shubin received an honorary degree at Skidmore’s Commencement. Before hearing him at Skidmore, follow his lab on Facebook and Twitter via @Tiktaalikroseae.

** Please note that tickets for Gannett Auditorium are no longer available, but we will be Simulcasting the event to several satellite locations on campus. Please stop by the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk for the most current information.

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Celebration Lunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
Join us for a culinary celebration of the Skidmore community. The menu will feature a range of dishes that highlight the talents of our culinary team. There will be something for everyone! Please note that there will be two lunch seatings. Purchase tickets for either the 11:30 a.m. seating or the 1 p.m. seating in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Flora and Fauna Walking Tour of North Woods
Meet at Falstaff’s
Join student North Woods Stewards for a nature walk through the North Woods, Skidmore’s unique natural resource. This area is a living classroom as well as an outlet for co-curricular and recreational activities. Please wear sturdy shoes.

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Celebrating the Center For Integrated Sciences: Groundbreaking
CIS Site, outside Palamountain Hall
CIS marks Skidmore’s largest investment in our future since the college moved to the North Broadway campus. CIS will encompass more than 200,000 square feet and transform a sizable portion of campus into an innovative hub for cross-disciplinary science education and training that touches the life of every student.

Noon Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007.

Noon–1:30 p.m. Family Fun at the Tang
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Room
Join this immensely popular program offered by the Tang.  Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions, this program offers a creative opportunity for a hands-on art activity. Come any time between noon and 1:30 p.m. to create your own special project. For more information call the Tang’s Visitor Services Desk at (518) 580-8080.

Noon – 2 p.m. North Broadway Walking Tour 
Murray Park, Foot Bridge **registration required
Join local historian Hollis Palmer as he tells the history of the families that built Saratoga's Great Ladies (the original name for the Victorian houses) and made them homes. Some of the stories include; the man who was so mad at the city he turned his back on it; the son who took his mother's jewels from her safety deposit box and what he did with them; Saratoga's first "million dollar house" - all while gazing upon the beautiful mansions these characters called home. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to stand for two hours. Rain or Shine! Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk between 8am-11am Saturday only. Reservations for the Saturday tour will not be taken on Friday. Space is limited. Also offered Friday at 1 p.m.

Noon – 2 p.m. Writing Center Open House
Scribner Library, fourth floor
Visit the renovated Writing Center, meet our tutors, and see how they work with student writers.

Noon–2 p.m. Student Wellness Center Open House
Case Center, Room 308
Meet the Peer Health Educators (PHEs) who work to create an open, safe space to empower and educate the Skidmore community on issues relating to health and wellness. Whether you are looking for information on nutrition, sexual health or misconduct, relationships, stress reduction, alcohol or any other college health-related concern, we are here to assist! While you're here, check out our library, pick up some pamphlets and other educational items.

Noon – 4 p.m. Pressed: Six Contemporary Printmakers
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday at 10 a.m. for exhibition description.

1–2:30 p.m.  Student Diversity Programs Carnival and Open House
Intercultural Center, Case 208, Case Center 
OSDP is bringing the carnival to Skidmore! Join OSDP for some fun games, prizes and learn about the Office of Student Diversity Programs.  

1–2:30 p.m. Career Development Center Fall Festival Open House
Starbuck Center, second floor
Visit the Career Development Center to see some of the innovative resources offered to Skidmore students and alumni.

1:30 p.m.       What to expect when expecting in Sierra Leone  
Case Center, Ladd Hall, Room 307
College students across the country are challenged to design and undertake “Projects for Peace” thanks to philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis. Davis launched Projects for Peace on the occasion of her 100th birthday in 2007. Because of Skidmore’s participation in the Davis UWC Scholars Program (co-founded by Davis’s son, Shelby Davis), Skidmore students have been granted projects each year since. This past summer the sixteenth Skidmore Davis Project for Peace was implemented by Lydia Bernard-Jones ‘19. Lydia will share how she used this year’s $10,000 grant to implement maternal and child health workshops in Sierra Leone to contribute to the fight to reduce the maternal and child health mortality. Working with local NGOs and facilitators, Lydia’s project included conducting 5-day workshops that discussed topics such as Ante-natal care, Nutrition, Postnatal care and Immunization. Lydia will provide a report on the project and her future plans to replicate this concept. 

2–3 p.m. MiniCollege Session II
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than 20 years. Signup is not required, and classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis.  For a current listing of MiniCollege offerings please click here.

2-5 p.m. Green on the Green
Case Green
Hosted by Skidmore's Environmental Action Club, Green on the Green is all about combining entertainment with sustainability. You can see performances by some of Skidmore's finest acapella groups, dance troupes and spoken-word poetry groups on the Case Green, while browsing numerous sustainability-related tables, including an Origami Table, a Sustainable Clothing Table and a table with free samples from Saratoga Tea and Honey!

3 p.m.  Men's Soccer
Williamson Sports Center, Wachenheim Field
Watch the Thoroughbreds battle the St. Lawrence Saints.

3–5 p.m. Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot
Join local historian Hollis Palmer for an informative tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore’s first campus. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

4 – 5 p.m. Gallery Tour: Tim Davis – When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas)
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Malloy Wing Galleries
Join the artist for a tour of this exhibition.

4:30–5:30 p.m. President’s Reception
Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway
A welcome reception honoring legacy families as well as Parents Council members and their students. 
By invitation only.

5 – 6:30 p.m. Fall Opening Reception
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Tim Davis – When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas).

5–7 p.m. Farm to Table Dining at Skidmore
Murray Aikins Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. Enjoy farm-fresh cuisine from local Saratoga and Washington County farms in partnership with the Saratoga Farmer’s Market. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door). 

6 p.m. Filene Scholarship Winners Concert
Filene Hall, Filene Recital Hall
Featured artists are the winners of the 2018 Filene Music Scholarships, established in 1982 by the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation to help gifted young musicians further their musical studies and develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. Free and open to the public

7:30 p.m. S'(kid)mores & Celebration Fireworks
Upper South Park
Gather with Skidmore families for s'mores, hot chocolate and music, and enjoy a fireworks display over Haupt Pond at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket to spread on the lawn. Rain location: The Spa, Case Center


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Sunday, October 21

  • All-Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: A Cornerstone of the Skidmore Education
    See Friday listing for information.

  • All- Day The Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Selected Photos and Stories from Skidmore Alumni
    Case Gallery

  • For a listing of local religious services, please pick up a copy of "Area Houses of Worship" at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk information table. For more information, please visit the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

9 a.m.–noon Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor

9 – 10 a.m. Class of 2019 Parents Fund Breakfast
Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway
By invitation only.

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Jazz Brunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join students and families for brunch. Music will be performed by Skidmore’s Small Jazz Ensemble from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You might even catch a football game on the big screen in the afternoon! Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

11 a.m. 25th Annual Skidmore Celebration 5K Run-Walk
Event begins and ends on Case Green and covers a 3.1 mile course around campus.
Awards will be given to the first three finishers in six different categories. No entry fee. T-shirts will be provided to the first 80 entrants. Walkers and joggers are most welcome! Please register online.

Noon – 4 p.m. Pressed: Six Contemporary Printmakers
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday at 10 a.m. for exhibition description.


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