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Celebration Weekend

Posted: 10/14/2007

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Celebration Weekend is so packed with activities that it can be a challenge to schedule your time. In fact, the only way to take advantage of all available things to see and do might be to come back another year!

To help plan your schedule, consult the day-by-day listings at the Celebration Weekend Web site: cms.skidmore.edu/celebrationweekend/. The photos in this gallery represent a sample of the weekend's offerings, which include the following:

Minicollege classes

  • Pottery-throwing demonstration by ceramicist Regis Brodie
  • Virtual tour of the downtown campus by Associate Professor and Economics Department Chair Bob Jones and Heather Moore '08
  • "Seeing is Deceiving: The Psychology of Visual Illusions" by Professor of Psychology Hugh Foley.
  • Drawing from a live model
  • Report on Latino community advocacy by Sarah Grime '08
  • "Talking to Your Son or Daughter about Alcohol and Drugs," advice from Dean of Student Affairs Pat Oles, Director of Health Promotions Jennifer Burden, and Counseling Center Director Julia Routbort
  • Discussion of the ways in which human brain doesóand doesn'tóresemble a computer, by Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Program Director Flip Phillips
  • "Pulp Fictions" with Professor of French and MALS Director John Anzalone

Select academic classes open to parents

Faculty book signings

Walking tours (North Woods, campus, Tang Museum)

Open houses (Career Services, Center for Sex and Gender Relations, Special Programs, Van Lennep Riding Center, Writing Center)

Sports:

  • Alumni men's baseball, lacrosse, soccer
  • Alumni swimming & diving
  • Alumni women's tennis round robin
  • Skidmore polo inter-squad match
  • Skidmore volleyball vs. Clarkson, St. Lawrence, SUNY Potsdam
  • Skidmore women's soccer vs. Union

5K run-walk

Reception for student athletes and parents

Friends of Skidmore Athletics benefit and Hall of Fame induction

Tent picnic in the Upper South Park

Meals in the newly renovated dining hall

Book and ceramics sales

Bus tours of Downtown Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Battlefield