Celebration Weekend

October 18-20, 2013
Schedule of Events

 A final schedule of events will be distributed upon your arrival at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk.

Friday, October 18

All Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: A Cornerstone of the Skidmore Education
Throughout the weekend, be sure to see the displays on Skidmore's exciting faculty-student collaborative research in Tisch Learning Center (psychology and neuroscience, first floor; sociology, anthropology, and social work, second floor), Dana Science Center (geosciences and environmental studies, first floor; chemistry and physics, second floor; biology, psychology, and neuroscience, third floor), and the Williamson Sports Center (exercise science, first floor).
 
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 19.
 
9 am - 5 pm Selected Art Faculty Exhibition 
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
Faculty participants include John Cunningham, Trish Lyell, Deborah Morris, Victoria Palermo, and Paul Sattler.

9:30 am Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides 
Depart from the Judith Pick Eissner ’64 Admissions Center
 
11 am Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from Eissner Admissions Center
 
11:30 am – 3 pm Lunch in the Dining Hall
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Sample tasty and healthful selections prepared by Skidmore’s Dining Services staff.  $8.75 per person, no charge for children 6 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).
 
12 noon - 6 pm Exhibitions at the Tang 
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
For more information about the exhibitions visit: http://tang.skidmore.edu/.
 
1:30 - 5 pm Bus Tour of the Saratoga Battlefield   
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot promptly at 1:30 pm
Enjoy a tour of the historic Saratoga Battlefield.  Pre-reservation required. $15.00 per person.  Any open seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

2– 3 pm     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.

 

2 – 4 pm         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. The Office of Special Programs also offers the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies for graduate students. Skidmore students, parents, siblings, family, alumni, and friends are invited to be a part of Skidmore’s worldwide community.

3 – 4 pm    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 China, England, France, and Spain, in one or more of the over 125 approved programs, 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 – 5 pm  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.

4 pm  Tour the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Tang Museum, Lobby
Join a guided behind-the-scenes tour of Skidmore’s unique interdisciplinary museum and art gallery.

4 pm  Men’s Soccer vs. RIT
Wachenheim Field, Williamson Sports Center

5 - 7 pm  “Dining Out at Skidmore”
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Dining Services staff extend a hearty welcome to all guests. $10.75 per person, no charge for children 6 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).
 
5:15 pm Student-led Shabbat Services
Wilson Chapel
 
6:30 pm 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 Hillell for Kabbalat Shabbat.  And if you’d like to join Skidmore Hillel's weekly shabbat dinner, RSVP to Lollie Abramson at 518-580-5679 or labramso@skidmore.edu.

8 pm     Carnegie Hall Premiers: Ensemble ACJW
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
The Department of Music in collaboration with the Office of Special Programs presents 
Ensemble ACJW. The Ensemble ACJW residency is made possible by the generous support of Beverly Sanders Payne ’59 and David B. Payne. 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.

 

Concert Program:
MONTEVERDI/RAYMOND: Four Madrigals
Andy Akiho: New Work World Premiere
DVORAK: String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77

Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, Free for students and children. Purchase tickets online at: www.skidmore.edu/zankel

 


 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19


All Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: A Cornerstone of the Skidmore Education
See Friday listing for information.
 
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 am - 3 pm Library Book Sale
Scribner Library
The annual sale at Scribner Library is perfect for browsing and buying.
 
9:15 am Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from Eissner Admissions Center

9:30 - 10:30 am President’s Hour 
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Parents Council co-chairs Andy and Margherite Matteis, parents of Missy '15 and Paul '11, 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.

10-11:30 a.m.  Flora and Fauna Walking Tour of North Woods
Meet at Falstaff’s
Join the North Woods Steward and community members for a walk in the North Woods to investigate and discuss the impact of invasive species on this unique ecosystem. Particular attention will be given to invasive landscaping plants that can be found on campus, in the community, and even at home, and how to address them.
Please wear sturdy shoes. 

10 - 11:30 am SGA Club Fair: A Showcase of Student Life
Case Center, second floor
Explore Skidmore’s rich and varied co-curricular life through the eyes of current student leaders.

10 am -  2 pm Men’s Tennis Extravaganza
Williamson Sports Center, Tennis Courts
The Men’s Tennis team is running a clinic for beginners through advanced players. Priced from $20-$35. For more info contact team member
Alexander Hoblitzell ’15 (ahoblitz@skidmore.edu). All proceeds benefit the Men’s Tennis Team.

10 am - 7:30 pm Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery Exhibits
Tang Museum 

10:30 am - 12:00 noon Parents Council Meeting
Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium
For Parents Council members
 
10:45 - 11:45 am Minicollege Session I
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. For a current list of classes click HERE.
 
10:45 am Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from Eissner Admissions Center

11 am –  12:30 am    Walking Tour of Historic North Broadway
Skidmore Entrance, North Broadway                registration required

Join Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, for The Good Life: North Broadway a walking tour of the grand Queen Annes along this famed corridor, an area featuring homes built by Saratoga’s most prominent figures, such as Lucy Skidmore Scribner, George B. Cluett, William B. Gage, and Senator Brackett. Please note that this tour involves moderate activity and walking on uneven terrain. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to stand for 90 minutes. Not recommended for those who have mobility difficulties. Rain or Shine! Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk before 10 am. FREE

11:15 am Admissions Session:  “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Surrey Williamson Inn, North Broadway (opposite College's main entrance)
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.
 
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Celebration BBQ
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join us in the dining hall for a Celebration BBQ. The menu will feature picnic fare.  There will be two lunch seatings: purchase tickets for either the 11:30 am or the 1 pm seating.  $10.75 per person, no charge for children 6 and under. Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).
 
12 noon Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides
Depart from Eissner Admissions Center

12 Noon –  2pm  Writing Center Open House
Scribner Library, fourth floor
Visit the renovated Writing Center, meet our tutors, and see how they work with student writers.

12 Noon –  2pm Center for Sex and Gender Relations  Open House
Case Center, Room 308
Meet the Center’s Peer Advocates who work to create an open, safe space to empower and educate the Skidmore community on issues relating to sexual health, sexual assault, and domestic violence. While you're here, check out our library, pick up some pamphlets and other educational items!


12 noon- 4 pm Selected Studio Art Faculty Exhibition
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday at 9 am for description.

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

1 – 2:30 pm    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 pm Helping Children Click Start a Brighter Future
Case Center, Ladd Hall, Room 307
Tshediso Matake ’15 was awarded a
$10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Grant (www.davisprojectsforpeace.org) based on his proposal to foster peace through computer literacy seminars and the construction of a computer lab in the Ga-Rakgwatha village in his native South Africa.  Matake traveled to home in May to begin working with schools and community leaders to plan for the construction of a computer lab at a primary school previously lacking this facility and technology.  Matake was inspired to take on this project by his own experience as a youth recruited to participate in technology seminars that has since lead to his engagement in math and physics studies here at Skidmore.  Come see pictures and hear how Tshediso accomplished his goals for peace.

1:30– 3 pm     Walking Tour of Historic North Broadway
Skidmore Entrance, North Broadway                registration required
See Saturday 11am for description. Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk before 1pm. FREE

2 - 3 pm Minicollege Session II
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. For a current list of classes click HERE.

2 pm   Men’s Soccer vs. Hobart
Wachenheim Field, Williamson Sports Center

2– 3:30 pm     Family    Fun at the Tang
Tang Museum, Whitman Classroom
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 2 and 3:30 to create your own special project. For more information, please call (518) 580-8080.

3 pm    Celebration Weekend Performance
Dance Center, Dance Theater
Skidmore Dancers present works choreographed by the faculty and guest artists in Ballet and Modern.Limited seating; no reservations; $5 general, $3 students/senior citizens. The box office opens 45 minutes before the performance.

3 – 5 pm         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 - 5 pm Alumni Association Family Tree Reception
Surrey Williamson Inn
Join Alumni Association Board President Gail Dudack '70, parent of Ross Columbo '11, and other members of the alumni board for a reception honoring legacy families.  By invitation only.
 
4:45 - 5:30 pm  Parents Council Reception 
Scribner House, North Broadway
A welcome for Parents Council members and their students.  By invitation only.

5:00 – 7:00 pm    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. This local feast is just $10.75 per person, no charge for children 6 and under.  Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

6 –  7:30pm      Fall Opening Reception
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Free and open to the public

6:30 pm   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

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 6 and under.
 


 

Sunday, October 20


All Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: A Cornerstone of the Skidmore Education
See Friday listing on page 2 for information.
 
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.
 
8:30 - 9:45 am  Class of 2013 Parents Fund Breakfast
Surrey Williamson Inn
By invitation only.
 
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.  $8.75 per person, no charge for children 6 and under.  Reserve tickets in advance or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).
  
10 am - 5 pm Exhibitions at the Tang
Tang Museum

11 am  Catholic Eucharist
Wilson Memorial Chapel
Join Fr. Jay Atherton, Sacramental Minister, to celebrate the Sunday Eucharist with the Catholic Newman Club. Coffee and refreshments will be served following the liturgy.

11 am 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 also most welcome! Enter HERE.

12 noon - 4 pm Selected Studio Art Faculty Exhibition
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
See Friday 9 am for description.

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