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SIGHT AND SOUND

Student musicians are helping bring new audiences into Skidmore’s Schick Art Gallery for integrated sound and sight experiences. [VIDEO]

ACADEMIC FESTIVAL

A full day devoted to senior theses, research, and other classroom and scholarly work, Academic Festival 2016 offered scores of presentations across the curriculum and across campus.

EARTHY

Earth Week on campus featured low-impact dining (with recipes posted on Pinterest), plus gardening, composting work [watch the video], speakers, bands, and more.

JEWELS OF WISDOM

From metal-casting to marketing, jewelry maker Bennet Beutel ’16 has learned firsthand that entrepreneurs are what artists need to be when they first start out. [VIDEO]

BARREL O’ RUM

Pouring his winnings into rum is a sober move for Alexander Nassief ’16, who won the Freirich Business Plan Competition for his startup Rum Dogs distillery.

ALUMS IN ANTHRO

Skidmore’s anthropology faculty and students recently hosted a major anthro conference, including keynote speaker Margaret Winchester ’04 Tim Karis ’01 and Mira Brock ’14.

AUDIO ACCESS

Sounds of Skidmore are now on podcasts, from the signature riffs of Prof. Ron Seyb to admissions tour guides, distillery entrepreneur Alexander Nassief ’16, and more. Download from SoundCloud here, or from iTunes here.

SUMMER EVENTS

Each summer Skidmore’s Special Programs Office offers performances and events that give an intimate view into the creative process. The online summer calendar lists all the public readings, performances, and workshops.

DYNAMITE!

Blasting and drilling more than 200 wells, each 500 feet deep, is now under way around Dana and Palamountain Halls for geothermal heating and cooling of the future Center for Integrated Sciences.

T'BREDS UPDATE

All-American. Skidmore has a new All-American in women’s lacrosse: Rachel Talanian ’17. (The others? Sarah Berheide Lamphier ’06 and Tayrn Howard Drake ’03.) Talanian and other T’breds earned league and regional honors too.

WHO? WHAT? WHEN?

Big-name draw? Who’s this crowd-pleasing guest speaker at left? Where and when? Send your guesses or recollections, or leave them at 518-580-5747. And watch for a summary of answers, plus a new quiz, next time.

IT’S A CLASSIC

Spectators are welcome (and free) at Skidmore’s summer horse show, the Saratoga Classic, June 15–19 and 22–26. Highlights include the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on June 18, the $10,000 Dammerman Memorial Cup on June 19, and the $20,000 Skidmore Grand Prix on June 25.

TIMELY BIZ BUZZ

A Skidmore Business Network event drew a crowd of New York City alumni to talk market news, real estate, interest rates, and presidential politics with panelists John Drahzal ’88, Mark Green ’96, Graeme Campbell ’98, Angelo Rufino ’03, and Andrew Souza ’03, moderated by Gail Dudack ’70, P’11.

REGIONAL EVENTS

Alumni, parents, and friends are invited to happy hour in Manhattan June 15, baseball on Coney Island July 16, and “brew at the zoo” in Syracuse August 8.

NOTABLE

Alumni from ’63, ’79, ’81, ’88, ’89, ’99, ’02, and ’13—from advertising to film to retro calendar design, are spotlighted this month.

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and their online obituaries that Skidmore has recently learned of.