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2005 Events

February 18, 2005 : Induction of new members
3:45 pm, Gannett Auditorium

Join us in welcoming our newest members from the Classes of 2007 and 2008. This ceremony also recognizes first year students that made Dean's List for their first term. Please join us in congratulating everyone afterwards over refreshments.

February 22, 2005 : Screening of What the Bleep Do We Know!?

8:00-10:00 pm, Saratoga Film Forum 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs

Private, free screening for Skidmore Honors Forum members and guests, of the film, What the Bleep Do We Know!? Panel discussion following, moderated by Adam Epstein, Honors Forum Member, Class of 2008, Skidmore College Honors Forum, with Skidmore faculty-staff panelists Linda J. Motzkin, Jewish Chaplain, Mary Crone Odekon, Associate Professor of Physics, Sheldon Solomon, The Courtney and Steven Ross Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of Psychology, and Joel R. Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion. Additional screenings at 8:00pm Thursday and Friday, February 24 and 25; $4.00 for Film Forum Members, $6.00 non-members. A panel discussion also follows Friday's screening.

Shades of Gray 4

Tuesday March 8; 5:15 pm

Wednesday March 9; 8:00 pm

Davis Auditorium

Please join us as the Honors Forum continues its tradition of exploring the "gray" areas of life in this fourth session of the Shades of Gray series. This semester's discussion focuses on race and racism on Skidmore's campus, both in the classroom and in our c0-curricular lives.

May 3, 2005 : Honors Convocation

8:00 pm, JKB Theather

Honors Convocation is Skidmore's annual awards ceremony where we recognize the achievements of our students. All members of the Honors Forum, Periclean Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa and other national honors societies are invited to attend.

May 4, 2005 : Academic Festival

9:00 am - 5:15 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.

May 20, 2005 : Senior Reception

6:30 pm, Dana Atrium

Join us in recognizing the achievments of the graduating members of the Class of 2005!

September 8, 2005 : Honors Forum Induction for Class of 2009

5:00 pm, Dana Atrium

Join us in welcoming our newest members from the Classes of 2009. Please join us in congratulating everyone afterwards over refreshments.

September 9, 2005 : Student Executive Committee Meeting

September 16, 2005: Student Executive Committee Meeting

September 18, 2005: Trip to the Petrified Sea Gardens

The Honors Forum takes a trip to see rocks that are older than the dinosaurs and show evidence that Saratoga once had a tropical climate. Find out how they figured it out and see a slice of history!

September 19, 2005: All-Forum Meeting

8:00 pm, Davis Auditorium

September 23 : Inaugural Friday @ 4

4:00 pm, Faculty/Staff Club

Join us for the first of a new discussion series! This month our topic is the current energy crisis. Be ready for a discussion that could range from the effects of the current hurricane season, to modern American business practices and practices abroad, to what we can do here on Skidmore's campus.

September 30 , 2005 : Student Executive Committee Meeting

Bound for Graduate School? Strategies to Gain Admission to Highly Competitive Graduate Programs: Don Asher Presentation 

Tuesday, October 18

Emerson Auditorium

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

First 50 attendees will receive a free copy of Don Asher's book: Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice

Graduate School Faculty & Alumni Panel

Tuesday, October 18

Bolton 280

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Panel discussion on applying to and preparing for graduate school, plus questions and answers.

Faculty Panelists : Gabriel Aquino (Sociology) , Jordana Dym (History), Hugh Foley (Psychology) , Christine Kopec (Management & Business; Law School Advisor) , Elaine Larsen (Biology) , Crystal Moore (Social Work)

Alumni Panelists: Carly Busta '01, Columbia; Gabriel Diaz, '04 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Lena Ghaleb '00, Parsons School of Design

Bard College MAT Program

Tuesday October 18

Information Table

Noon - 3 pm

Case Center, 2nd floor

Kaplan Test Prep

Wednesday, October 19

6 pm - 9 pm

Bolton 280 - GRE's

Bolton 282 - GMAT's, LSAT's, MCAT's

October 22, 2005: Bus Trip to New York City featuring Big Onion Ethnic Tour and the Metropolitan Opera performance of Rossini's Barber of Seville

October 28 , 2005: Friday @ 4

4:00 pm, Faculty/Staff Club

Join us in a discussion around the current Supreme Court nominations, what that can mean for us in the future, and some historical perspective on the whole process.

November 18, 2005: Friday @ 4

4:00 pm, Faculty/Staff Club

Join us for the final discussion for this semester, brought to you by one of our newest clubs: SNAC! The topic this month is obesity in American culture. How are fast-food and clothing designers encouraging/discouraging this trend? How has body image changed over recent and not-so recent history? Look forward to some SNAC approved snacks!