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2004 Events

February 6 -8 : Clash of Civilizations

Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Skidmore College will host a conference Feb. 6–8 titled Jihad, McWorld, Modernity: Public Intellectuals Debate the "Clash of Civilizations."

The conference will bring together 15 leading thinkers to debate such issues as the conflict between religious/tribal fundamentalism and secular consumerist capitalism, the ethics of globalization, terrorism's challenge to democracy, and the concept of a just war against terrorism.

The sessions will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, featuring Benjamin Barber; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, with remarks by Martha Nussbaum in the afternoon; and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 8, with opening remarks by Christopher Hitchens and Jean Elshtain.

Shades of Gray : Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Gender at Skidmore

Tuesday, February 17 & Thursday February 19 5:15-6:00pm, Davis Auditorium;

Wednesday February 18, 8:00pm, Davis Auditorium

February 20 : Spring Induction Ceremony

3:30 pm, Gannett Auditorium

March 1 : General Forum Meeting

5:30 pm, Gannett Auditorium

April 3 : Trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum

9 :30 am, depart Case center

4:30 pm, return

In conjunction with Professor Golden's LS2 101H: Victorian Illustrated Books class, we will tour the Women in Illustration: Contemporary Visions and Voices exhibit. Lunch is included, along with time to walk around Stockbridge and some of the finest and most interesting outlet stores and shops in the northeast, so shoppers beware.

RSVP to by Thursday April 1. 

April 20 : Annual Honors Forum Lecture

5:15 Gannett Auditorium

May 5 : Academic Festival

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Academic Festival offers Skidmore students an opportunity to display their most distinguished work. We invite participants from all departments, programs, and disciplines — especially seniors with capstone projects. We welcome presentations in various formats: papers, posters, panels, exhibitions, and performances.

Our theme this year is Celebrating Excellence. In keeping with this theme, we seek proposals that showcase the rigor and excitement that students have achieved in their studies.

September 7, 2004: 101: Honors Forum Colloquium Meeting

4:00 - 5:30 pm, Davis Auditorium

A chance for the members of HF 101 to meet each other, the HF 101 tutors, Anna Raup-Kounovsky (’06), and Andrew Lynch, (’07), and Professor Boshoff. Learn more about the class. Discuss the summer reading and writing. Refreshments provided.

September 9, 2004: Welcome Reception

5:30 - 7:00 pm, Dana Atrium

Welcome reception for all incoming Honors Forum members in the Class of 2008. In addition to Director Boshoff's welcome, there will be greetings and remarks from Skidmore’s President Philip A. Glotzbach and from Associate Dean of the Faculty Sarah Goodwin. Members of the Honors Forum’s Executive Committee will talk about plans for the fall and spring terms.

September 30, October 8, October 13 : Presidential Debates

9:00pm -10:00pm

Join Honors Forum, Pi Sigama Alpha, the Social Work Club, and the SGA Committee for Voting Affairs for screenings of the 2004 Presidential debates. The first debate will be shown in Davis auditorium, the second in Gannett auditorium, and the third in the Spa.

October 15, 2004: Reception for London First-Year Inductees

2:30 pm, Honors Lounge

We are pleased to welcome seven new members of the class of 2007 to the Honors Forum.

October 23 , 2004: Cooperstown Trip

Leave Case Lot 11:00 am, return 7:00 pm

Forum members will have lunch in historic Cooperstown, NY and can choose to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmer's Museum, or the Fenimoore Art Museum.

October 25 - 29, 2004: Preregistration

October 29 , 2004 : Academic Fair

2:00 - 4:00 pm, Case Center

This is an opportunity for students to learn more about the different majors at Skidmore by talking with upperclassmen who are passionate about their studies and pick up informational material such as course descriptions for next semester, study abroad information, faculty biographies/contact information, department handbooks/pamphlets, and information about upcoming departmental lectures or events.

November 2, 2004: Election Returns

7:30pm - 8:30pm, Davis auditorium

Professors Gregory Pfitzer (American Studies) and Beau Breslin (Government; Law and Society) will offer observations about the campaign while watching the returns. Refreshments will be provided.