February 6 -8 : Clash of Civilizations
Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater
Skidmore College will host a conference Feb. 6–8 titled Jihad, McWorld, Modernity: Public Intellectuals Debate the "Clash of Civilizations."
The conference will bring together 15 leading thinkers to debate such issues as the conflict between religious/tribal fundamentalism and secular consumerist capitalism, the ethics of globalization, terrorism's challenge to democracy, and the concept of a just war against terrorism.
The sessions will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, featuring Benjamin Barber; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, with remarks by Martha Nussbaum in the afternoon; and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 8, with opening remarks by Christopher Hitchens and Jean Elshtain.
Shades of Gray : Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Gender at Skidmore
Tuesday, February 17 & Thursday February 19 5:15-6:00pm, Davis Auditorium;
Wednesday February 18, 8:00pm, Davis Auditorium
February 20 : Spring Induction Ceremony
3:30 pm, Gannett Auditorium
March 1 : General Forum Meeting
5:30 pm, Gannett Auditorium
April 3 : Trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum
9 :30 am, depart Case center
4:30 pm, return
In conjunction with Professor Golden's LS2 101H: Victorian Illustrated Books class, we will tour the Women in Illustration: Contemporary Visions and Voices exhibit. Lunch is included, along with time to walk around Stockbridge and some of the finest and most interesting outlet stores and shops in the northeast, so shoppers beware.
RSVP to email@example.com by Thursday April 1.
April 20 : Annual Honors Forum Lecture
5:15 Gannett Auditorium
May 5 : Academic Festival
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
4:00 - 5:30 pm, Davis Auditorium
A chance for the members of HF 101 to meet each other, the HF 101 tutors, Anna Raup-Kounovsky (’06), and Andrew Lynch, (’07), and Professor Boshoff. Learn more about the class. Discuss the summer reading and writing. Refreshments provided.
5:30 - 7:00 pm, Dana Atrium
Welcome reception for all incoming Honors Forum members in the Class of 2008. In addition to Director Boshoff's welcome, there will be greetings and remarks from Skidmore’s President Philip A. Glotzbach and from Associate Dean of the Faculty Sarah Goodwin. Members of the Honors Forum’s Executive Committee will talk about plans for the fall and spring terms.
Join Honors Forum, Pi Sigama Alpha, the Social Work Club, and the SGA Committee for Voting Affairs for screenings of the 2004 Presidential debates. The first debate will be shown in Davis auditorium, the second in Gannett auditorium, and the third in the Spa.
We are pleased to welcome seven new members of the class of 2007 to the Honors Forum.
Forum members will have lunch in historic Cooperstown, NY and can choose to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmer's Museum, or the Fenimoore Art Museum.
This is an opportunity for students to learn more about the different majors at Skidmore by talking with upperclassmen who are passionate about their studies and pick up informational material such as course descriptions for next semester, study abroad information, faculty biographies/contact information, department handbooks/pamphlets, and information about upcoming departmental lectures or events.
Professors Gregory Pfitzer (American Studies) and Beau Breslin (Government; Law and Society) will offer observations about the campaign while watching the returns. Refreshments will be provided.