Celebration Weekend

October 20–22, 2017
Schedule of Events

PLEASE NOTE: Any changes or updates to the schedule during the course of Celebration Weekend will be posted at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk and on the web (highlighted in gray).

Current as of: 9/20/17

 

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

 

Friday, October 20

 
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 20.

9:30 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center

10 a.m. – 4 p.mWoven World: Selections from Cavin-Morris Gallery
 Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
Artworks using weaving and wrapping methods by twenty self-taught, indigenous, and contemporary artists.  

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.

11 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center

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. $9.50 per person, $7.50 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

12 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.

12 – 6 p.m.  Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
For more information about the exhibitions listed see page 21 or 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 US 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 11 a.m.

1:30 – 5 p.m. Bus Tour of the Saratoga Battlefield
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 $15.00 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, co-curricular events, and plans for the future.  Please wear sturdy shoes.

2:15 p.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center

3 – 4 p.m.      Roadmap to the World: International and Domestic Study Programs   
Palamountain Hall, Davis 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 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.

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 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/

3:30 p.m. Skidmore Solar Array Tour
Departs from Harder Hall parking lot
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. We ask that attendees meet in the parking lot near Harder Hall 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 2pm sustainability tour prior to this tour are encouraged to park in the lot near Harder Hall.

4 – 5 p.m. FYE Faculty & 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. For a list of confirmed faculty, please click here. Faculty attendance is subject to change without notice.

5 – 7 p.m. “Dining Out at Skidmore”
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. $11.50 per person, $9.50 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

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

6:30 p.m.  Candlelighting, Kiddish, and Shabbat Dinner
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
Even if you have off-campus dinner plans, you are welcome to join Skidmore Hillel for Kabbalat Shabbat. And if you’d like to join Skidmore Hillel for our weekly Shabbat Dinner, please RSVP to Parker Diggory at 518-580-8340 or kdiggory@skidmore.edu.

8 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.  The fall residency is made possible by the generous support of David and Beverly Sanders Payne ‘59. Program: BERNSTEIN, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano; MISSY MAZZOLI, Still Life with Avalanche; COPLAND, Sextet; STEVE REICH, Different Trains. Tickets: $8 adults/$5 seniors/ Free for students. Buy online: www.skidmore.edu/zankel 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

 
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.
 
8:30–9:30 a.m.  Meet and Greet Coffee Hour 
Palamountain Hall, Class of 1967 Lobby
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

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. President’s Hour
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Parents Council Chairs, Kerry and Jim Plutte (Courtney ’18), invite you to join President Philip A. Glotzbach for a lively discussion of College issues and his vision for the future.  Members of the President’s Cabinet will also be in attendance.

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. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
See page 21 for exhibition descriptions.

10:30 am -  12 noon   Ballet Class Observation
Dance Center, Dance Studio I
Friends and family are invited to observe dance students in an open ballet class. 

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon Parents Council Meeting
Bolton Hall, Davis Auditorium
For Parents Council members

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. MiniCollege Session I
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. Sign up is not required and classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for the current list of available sessions.

10:45 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center

11 a.m.- 12 noon 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.

11 a.m. – 1 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 10 a.m.. Space is limited. Also offered Friday at 1 p.m.

11:15 a.m. Admissions Info Session: “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
See description on Friday at 10 a.m.

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 which highlight the talents of our culinary team. There will be somethimg for everyone! Please note that there will be two lunch seatings. Purchase tickets for either the 11:30 a.m. seating or the 1:00 p.m. seating. $11.50 per person, $9.50 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

Noon Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center

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. 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.  The Student Wellness Center Open House
Case Center, Room 308
Meet the Peer Health Educators (PHE’s) 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. Woven World: Selections from Cavin-Morris Gallery
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday at 10 a.m. for exhibition description.

1 – 2 p.m.  Guitar Recital feat. Joel Brown & Brett Grigsby
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Music Faculty members, Joel Brown and Brett Grigsby will present a recital of classical guitar duets and solos including works by Bach, Brouwer, Torroba and Flower.

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. Edutrer, Educar é  Entreter
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 fifteenth Skidmore Davis Project for Peace was implemented by Naira Abdula ‘20. Naira will share how she used this year’s $10,000 grant to develop a literacy program in her community in Mozambique. Working with school officials and teachers, Naira’s project included the construction of a library with computers, build a learning center and establish clubs at a local orphanage. Naira will provide a report on the project and her plans to engage the Skidmore and Saratoga community in the sustainability of this grant. Information about the 2018 $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grants will be available at this presentation.

2 – 3 p.m. MiniCollege Session II
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years.  Sign up is not required and classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for the current list of available sessions.

Williamson Sports Center, Wachenheim Field
Watch the Thoroughbred’s battle the St. Lawrence Saints on Skidmore’s newly refurbished turf field.

3 p.m. Panel Discussion With Artists
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Room

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

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Fall Opening Reception at the Tang
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Please join us in celebration of the fall exhibitions. Gamelan performances at 6:00pm and 6:30pm in the Malloy wing. Free and open to the public.

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 – 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. $11.50 per person, $9.50 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. 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
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Featured artists are the winners of the 2017 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 & 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.


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Sunday, October 22


Morning  
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 2018 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. – 11:30 a.m.. You might even catch a football game on the big screen in the afternoon! $9.50 per person, $7.50 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. 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
See page 21 for exhibition descriptions.

11 a.m.  23rd 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. A t-shirt will be provided to the first 80 entrants.  Walkers and joggers are most welcome!  
To register, please visit:  www.skidmore.edu/run-walk

 

Noon – 4 p.m. Woven World: Selections from Cavin-Morris Gallery
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday at 10 a.m. for exhibition description.

3 p.m. Women’s Field Hockey
Williamson Sports Center, Field Hockey Field
Watch the Thoroughbred’s battle the William Smith Herons.


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