Posted: 10/23/2009Celebration Weekend offers slice of campus life
Skidmore welcomed nearly 600 families of students (for a total of some 1,850 guests) to the annual fall Celebration Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 16-18. The event is designed to give families and other visitors a glimpse of campus life, with activities that highlight the Collegeís academic and co-curricular offerings.
The weekend offered a wide-ranging program including the ever-popular Mini-College, which features lectures by Skidmore faculty; a Presidentís Hour with President Philip A. Glotzbach and his cabinet on the state of the College; walking tours of Skidmoreís 250-acre North Woods and an Outing Club-sponsored hike at Hadley Mountain; a career-networking workshop; athletic events, including womenís soccer and field hockey; and even a "Creative Thought Matters" pumpkin-carving contest. The Collegeís Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery featured its current exhibition "Lives of the Hudson." And this is only a small sampling.
A special event on Saturday evening was the sixth annual Friends of Skidmore Athletics Benefit and Hall of Fame Induction, featuring guest speaker Christopher Henry, a 1991 Skidmore graduate who is director of player development for the National Football League. Saturday night also featured the traditional "Under the Big Top" show, with entertainment by Skidmore student performers.
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