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October 16-18, 2015
Schedule of Events

This is a preliminary schedule and will be updated as program offerings are confirmed. A final schedule of events will be distributed upon your arrival at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk.

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: 8/11/15

 

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

 

Friday, October 16

 
8:30 am - 8 pm  Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets.
 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm  Various Office Hours
If you need to visit any of our business offices, please note that they will only be open on Friday, October 17.

9:30 a.m.  Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from the Judith Pick Eissner ’64 Admissions Center

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Four Photographers
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
Works by Carin Ingalsbe, Rosamond Purcell, Cheryle St. Onge, and Andrea Wallace.                       

10 a.m.   Admissions Info Session:  “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
 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
Depart from the Eissner Admissions Center 

11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

Sample tasty and healthful selections prepared by Skidmore’s Dining Services staff.  $9 per person, $7 ages 6-12, 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 - 6 p.m.  Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

1-2 p.m.   Summer Funded Internship Student Presentations
Location TBD
This summer 48 Skidmore students were awarded internship funding for their individual summer internship experiences. From the US to El Salvadore, Bolivia, and Nepal (plus many additional locations), 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 around the world.

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 was required. 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?”
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 – 4 p.m.      Office of the Dean of Special Programs Open House
Filene Hall, second floor
The College provides students of all ages with life-long learning opportunities including undergraduate credit, non-credit and graduate credit courses and programs in the liberal, performing, creative and studio arts, athletics, summer camps, as well as numerous scholarly and artistic residencies during the academic year. Skidmore students, parents, siblings, family, alumni, and friends are invited to be a part of Skidmore’s worldwide community.

2:15 p.m.   Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from the 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, 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 Museum, Atrium 
Join a student-guided behind-the-scenes tour of Skidmore’s unique interdisciplinary museum and art gallery. 

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.

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.      Dining Services Bread Sale
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, Atrium
Dining Services bakers offer fresh bread for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. Fresh from the oven!

3:30 p.m.  Skidmore Solar Array Tour
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 visit the online schedule. Note: A list of faculty attendees will be available in early October. 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 per person, $9 ages 6-12, 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 Lollie Abramson at 518-580-5679.

7 p.m.  Pre-Concert Talk: Ensemble ACJW
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall 

8 p.m.   Carnegie Hall Premiers: Ensemble ACJW
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Skidmore’s Department of Music and Office of the Dean of Special Programs presents Ensemble ACJW. All members of this group are alumni or current fellows of The Academy, a two-year program that supports these young professionals as they develop careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are engaged with the communities in which they live and work.

The ACJW fall residency is made possible by generous support from David and Beverly Sanders Payne ‘59. 

Concert Program:
SCHUMANN, Marchenerzahlungen, Op. 132
TIMO ANDRES, Piano Quintet
BRAHMS, Guintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115
Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children
Purchase tickets online.

 

 
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

 
8 am - 7 pm 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 am Meet & 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 am - 1 pm 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
Depart from the Eissner Admissions Center 

9:30 a.m. –  10:30 a.m.  President’s Hour
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Parents Council co-chairs Linda and Bill Hughes, parents of Sara ‘17, 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?” 
Eissner Admissions Center
See description on Friday at 10 a.m. 

10 a.m. – 9 p.m.      Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits

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. 

10:30 a.m. – 12noon SGA Club Fair: A Showcase of Student Life
Case Center, second floor
Parents are invited to explore Skidmore’s rich and varied co-curricular life through the eyes of current student leaders.

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon  Parents Council Meeting
Palamountain 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. A list of session offerings will be available in late September. 

10:45 a.m.     Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from the Eissner Admissions Center 

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.

11:15 a.m.     Admissions Info Session:  “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Eissner Admissions Center

See description on Friday at 10 a.m. 

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Global Lunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor   
Join us for a culinary celebration of the Skidmore community. The menu will feature regional and international cuisine which reflects our diverse student body 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 per person, $9 ages 6-12, 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
Depart from the Eissner Admissions Center 

Noon –  1:30 p.m.    Family Fun at the Tang
Tang Museum, 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, please call (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 –   4 p.m.    Four Photographers
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday at 10 a.m. for exhibition description. 

1 p.m.     Tour the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Tang Museum, Atrium 
Join a student-guided behind-the-scenes tour of Skidmore’s unique interdisciplinary museum and art gallery.  

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.       Increasing Science Literacy for High School Students in Haiti
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 twelfth Skidmore Davis Project for Peace was implemented by Kengthsagn Louis ‘17.  Kengthsagn will share how she used this year’s $10,000 grant to renovate and build a science laboratory at the all-girls high school she attended in Port Au Prince.  Working with school officials and teachers, laboratory and classroom space was developed that will allow practical sciences to be taught, where there once were none.  Sustainability plans for this project include support for curricular development and teacher training.  Kengthsagn’s project also received support from the Saratoga Springs chapter of Rotary International, Krackeler Scientific Supply, and Skidmore’s Freirich Business Plan Challenge.

2 p.m.            Women’s Field Hockey
Williamson Sports Center, Field Hockey Field
Watch the lady Thoroughbreds battle Vassar.

2 – 3 p.m.      MiniCollege Session II
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. A list of session offerings will be available in late September. 

3 p.m.      Dance Performance
Dance Theater, Williamson Sports Center
Purchase tickets at the Dance Theater Box Office. $3 for students and $5 for adults. 

2 - 3 p.m.     Naked on the Internet: 10 Smart Social Media Tips for Online Reputation Management 
Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium
Many college students don’t realize how much information about them can easily be found online, nor do they understand the consequences of that information being publicly available. The Internet is permanent, plain and simple. Imagine a bathroom wall full of graffiti, except this wall can be read by anyone with an Internet connection, including graduate, medical, and law school admissions counselors as well as future employers. Join Daniella Nordin, Skidmore’s Online Community Manager, to learn how to ensure your online profile (and your student's) is everything you want it to be. 

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. 

4:30 –  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 per person, $9 ages 6-12, 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). 

5:30 p.m       Director’s Talk and Book Signing
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Join Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum, in conversation with Charles Stainback and John Weber, former Dayton Directors, about the Tang’s history and trajectory. The conversation is followed by a signing of the newly released book, Everything is Connected, a history of the Tang Teaching Museum by Trustee and Tang National Advisory Council member Vice Chair, Barbara Kahn-Moller ‘78.  

6:30 – 9 p.m.      Fall Opening Reception
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Free and open to the public

6:30 p.m.       Filene Scholarship Winners Concert
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

Featured artists are the winners of 2013’s 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. Tickets: Free

Reserve tickets online. 

8:30 pm Skidmore “Under the Big Top”
Williamson Sports Center, Main Gym
Enjoy a festive evening of song and dance entertainment provided by Skidmore’s talented student performers.  Seating begins at 8 pm.  Seats are limited; advance reservations are strongly recommended. $10 per person, $5 for Skidmore students, no charge for children 5 and under.


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Sunday, October 18


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.

9 am - 12 noon  Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor

9 am - 3 pm     Jazz Brunch 
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join students and families for brunch with music performed by Skidmore’s Small Jazz Ensemble from 11 am to 1 pm. $9 per person, $7 ages 6-12, 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 am – 5pm       Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits

11 am    22nd 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.   Four Photographers
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday at 10 a.m. for exhibition description.

3 p.m.            Men’s Soccer
Williamson Sports Center, Wachenheim Field
Watch the Thoroughbreds battle the Ithaca Bombers.


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