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2006 Events

January 28, 2006: North Woods Seminar Series

1:30pm, Bolton 280

Want to go for a hike in the North Woods? Friends of the North Woods will be leading hikes in the North Woods every other Saturday. This week we will have a short presentation on the history of the North Woods. Did you know that horse drawn carriages used to ride through the forest? That's just the start of the fascinating history of our North Woods. The hike will leave around 2 and should take forty five minutes to an hour. Snowshoes and hot chocolate will be provided! Any questions should be directed to 

February 10, 2006 : Friday @ 4

4:00 pm, Faculty/Staff Club

Join us for the first Friday @ 4 discussion of the semester! We're starting off with a bang, discussing political cartoons.

February 17, 2006: Induction of new members

3:45 pm, Gannett Auditorium

Join us in welcoming our newest members from the Classes of 2008 and 2000. 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.


Shades of Gray 5

Tuesday February 21;7:00pm

Wednesday February 22; 5:00 pm

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 is titled "Making the Grade" and will discuss grade inflation, grading equity between disciplines, and alternative grading. Is C really average? Is Skidmore too easy academically? What would happen if we eliminated grades? Do some departments grade more/less rigorously than others? Do you take classes and choose your major because you think it will be easy, or because you really love the subject? Does any of this matter? Join us, your peers and faculty in a lively discussion of all these topics and more!

March 24, 2006 : Friday @ 4

4:00 pm, Faculty/Staff Club

Join us and the students from the Line, Skidmore's Art Review Journal, and Professor Katie Hauser for a lively discussion on Art on Skidmore's campus.

March 24 , 2006 - March 26, 2006 : Salmagundi Conference

March 25 , 2006 : Trip to the Hyde Museum

11:00AM - 2:00PM Leaving from Case Center

A world class art museum--only 30 minutes away. 

$4!!!! Free transportation!!!!

March 26 , 2006 : North Woods Seminar Series

2:00pm, Bolton 280

Want to go for a hike in the North Woods? Friends of the North Woods will be leading hikes in the North Woods every other Saturday. This week we will start off with a lecture by Linda Hall about Nature and Literature. Refreshments provided after the hike.

March 28 , 2006 : General Forum Meeting

8:00 pm, Davis Auditorium

Join us in welcoming our newest members from the Classes of 2009 and 2008, and hear about the exciting events left for this year, and the fabulous classes offered next term!

April 8, 2006 : Trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum

8:30AM - 5:30PM Leaving from Case Center

See Norman Rockwell's work, National Geographic Scientific Illustrations, and Dinotopia Illustrations!!!  Afterwards, enjoy beautiful Stockbridge, Mass. and/or see the Norman Rockwell Archives.  You can purchase lunch in Stockbridge, or bring your own.

Only $7!!! Free Transportation!!!! FUN GUARANTEED!  More details on the itinerary will come to those who sign up.... Please RSVP with Linda Santagato ( )

April 11 , 2006 : 2nd Annual Jon Ramsey Lecture

Professor Prasad (The Zankel Professor in Management for Liberal Arts Students ) will give this year's annual Ramsey Lecture. Her talk is titled: "Battle for Blue Gold:Water Wars in the 20th and 21th centuries "

April 14 , 2006 : Friday @ 4

4:00 pm, Faculty/Staff Club

Our final gathering for this academic year! Join us for another informal conversation on a current topic. This year we will finish up with Immigration in the United States.

May 3 , 2006 : 8th Annual Academic Festival

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, 2006 : Honors Forum Induction for Class of 2010

5:00 pm, Dana Atrium

Join us in welcoming our newest members from the Class of 2010. Refreshments will be served.

September 17, 2006 : Trip to the Saratoga Battlefield

The Honors Forum is taking a trip to the Saratoga Battlefield for the anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga. Join us!

September 18, 2006 : General Forum Meeting

8:00 pm, Davis Auditorium

Meet the Executive Committee, the Honors Forum Director, and the Honors Forum Secretary, your links in the Honors Forum to add "more" to your Skidmore education. 

September 27, 2006 : Screening of David Roush's documentary on Psychology professor Sheldon Solomon

8:00 pm, Davis Auditorium

The long-awaited glimpse into the life and mind of one of the Skidmore faculty. Please join your fellow students in screening this work by Honors Forum Student David Roush '07.

September 29, 2006 : Friday @ 4

4:00 pm, Faculty Staff Club

Pluto isn't a planet anymore!? How does this affect our outlook on the solar system? Does this have anything to do with our astrological fates? Discuss these issues and others with faculty at this Friday @ 4.

September 30, 2006 : HF 101 Hudson River Boat Cruise

A chance for HF 101 to get to know the Executive Committee, the HF director and each other while taking a relaxing ride down the Hudson River.

October 27, 2006 : Friday @ 4

4:00pm, Faculty Staff Club 

October’s topic is the upcoming midterm elections. What will they mean for the war? Who will win? Can the Democrats take back the Congress? Come bounce your ideas off other students and faculty, or just hang out and learn a little more.