March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized
March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized
Dear Frazer -
Wow hi, how are you? I really miss you a lot. It would be nice to have a TSA agent to hold hands with and defend me while I’m being brutally interrogated (seriously, I was one step short of being smacked across the face but not really but really they were being mean) at the train station border control between Paris and London. I also got asked out by a BBC journalist on the train, but we’ll get there.
LET’S START FROM THE VERY BEGINNING (or lisbon, portugal), A VERY GOOD PLACE TO START.
When we last spoke, I was in Portugal, that was a while ago, and there are several weeks (2) and several other countries (2) in between then and now. That was then, this is now, we are different people now then we were then let’s just give love a chance okay Frazer please I love you. So I was going to the Portuguese barbecue which ended up being unlimited sangria, a lot of tapas, a lot of bread, a lot of ice cream, and a lot of night clubs. Seriously. All for 9 Euro. If you can get a deal that good ever, you stop what you’re doing and then take that deal. Take that offer and ride it like Seabiscuit in whatever race Seabiscy is riding in at the end. It was such a fun night. The next day, I woke up and my friends Paula from Finland and Liam from Aussie walked around the city and ate crazy charcoal chicken that was delish. Then we saw Grande Revista a Portguesa, a Portuguese follies show that involved blackface for a good portion of the first act. It was…um…interesting. After that we got a late night dinner and then slept. Because the next day, my last in Lisbon, we went to see a giant statue of my Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST, called Monumento Nacional di Cristo Rei a Almada. It involved taking the ferry across the river to Almada and then walking through a literal apocalyptic wasteland and I was waiting for the Careers to jump out from behind some door and kill me and then they’d be victors and live in glory for the rest of their lives and I’d be dead. #hungergames. Instead of that happening, we just got to the statue after a spoopy walk through the wasteland. Amazing views though. RIGHTEOUS. After that it was back to the hostel to pack before a quick dinner and I went to bed early because the next morning I flew to PARIS.
Took a super cheap taxi to the airport, where I got on my flight easily, and flew to France. It was an easy flight, except the seats on EasyJet and RyanAir don’t recline so I felt like I was in church the entire time, straightbacked and all that. Also I was seated next to a nun and her husband or something because she was clutching a rosary. I assume she was a nun because of the rosary, she wasn’t in a habit or anything. Perhaps she was just spiritual. #blessed. Then I got to Paris and met Cloud, who had a minor freakout in the Metro station because she was excited at the prospects of the different flavors of potato chips they’d have in Paris. This is not a drill. We got to our airport and set off for our first Parisian meal, on the Champs-Elysees. Cloud chose to treat herself to potato wedges and french fries from McDonald’s and I chose a croque monsieur and a Coke. Again, this is not a drill. Then we went back to the hotel to rest, I met up with my friend Nikki (Skids ’13) and her girlfriend and we got dinner. After that, I headed back towards the hotel, where Cloud remained asleep. I went back out and saw the Eiffel Tower light up which was really cool and exciting, except for the fact that I was alone and not with my husband/boyfriend/anyone to say wow with. But it’s okay. Went back to the hotel and got back into bed and cried myself gently to sleep.
The next morning we woke up and went to the Louvre, which was closed, so we went to Musee l’Orangerie, which was closed. We went to Musee d’Orsay, which was gorgeous and is my favorite museum of all time, sort of like how Kanye thinks Single Ladies is the best video of all time. Like that, but real and I’m more respectable than Kanye, I think. Don’t you, Frazer? Yeah, good. After that we got coffee at one cafe, and dinner at another. We headed back to our hotel and picked up our bags and headed to my friend Meagan’s aunt’s apartment where we stayed for the next two nights with Meagan (who I worked with over the summer) and her boyfriend Tommy, who was my sister’s boss over the summer. That was fun! We woke up the next day and did Musee l’Orangerie, Notre Dame, had some delicious food, and then watched the Olympics, the Brit Awards, and played Bananagrams all night at the apartment. The next morning, we left. Cloud flew back to London because her mom was picking her up at Heathrow, and I took the train.
And here is where the adventure begins. Okay, okay. So I was told, “Bring a bottle of wine for the train ride home from Paris to London, it’s a really beautiful ride and it’s a nice way to pass the time with a book.” Okay, so I did that and it was a beautiful ride, but little did I know how badly I’d need the wine after my stressful interrogation. I seriously felt like I was being Zero Dark Thirty’d and I don’t even care if that’s too real a reference. I showed them my passport and my previous visa stamp for entry into England, from back in January. They immediately said come with us please, and so I did, asking no questions. Two of them and me in a room. Good cop, bad cop, and the perp. Except this time the perp had no idea what he’s done wrong. They asked me literally every detail of my life in England, in Lisbon, in Paris, and home. Where I go to school, why I chose Goldsmiths, how long I was in Goldsmiths, where I was living, do I prefer cookie dough ice cream over Phish Food ice cream, why theatre major, why go to Paris, why go to Lisbon, where else I’d be travelling, if the glove doesn’t fit you must acquit, all these questions. I answered them all very calmly and when they’d had enough, they stamped my passport and sent me on my way, visibly shaken up. It was seriously scary in the moment, and I thought I was going to get terminal’d, like Tom Hanks in that movie, but not the one with the volleyball or where he plays Disney. Anyways, I got on the train, and I guy sits down next to me, which initially made me annoyed because it would mean if I had to use the loo, I’d have to ask him to get up for a second and then he’d know I was in the loo when I came back emptyhanded instead of going to the snack bar. About halfway through the ride, we got to talking, and became friends, I eventually found out he works for the BBC and then he very abruptly asked me to get drinks and dinner sometime in the next week. He gave me his e-mail, and I e-mailed him. But he never e-mailed me back. But it’s okay. Oh well. Then I got off the train, and went to see a wonderfully acted play that night.
The next day, Friday, I saw The Drowned Man again and went to a dance party at this weird warehouse that I got lost on my way to. It was weird.
Went to Central for dinner at this burger joint called MeatLiquor with my family friend from home, Sheila. Then I went to bed.
The next day, last Sunday, I woke up late and went to my friend Graham’s house in Honor Oak Park. He’s in Spamalot on the West End. I met his dog Henry, who is HILARIOUS. Woof.
On Monday, the highlight of my day was cooking perhaps the spiciest thing I’ve ever cooked, and this is coming from the young gay sportsman who on Tuesday night, accidentally knocked an entire bottle of red pepper flakes into his curry sauce. It was hotter than that by accident. I have no idea how. I was sweating so hard I needed to change my shirt before going to the theatre.
On Tuesday, after the chili flake incident, I saw the worst musical I’ve ever seen.
Wednesday, went to see a pretentious performance art piece that made me really uncomfortable. Its themes were: phones are good, but they are also bad, goodbye.
On Thursday, Graham and I went to an exhib at the Royal Academy that was all about these crazy architects. It was beautiful and playful and spoopy. Then, Anya and I met up for dinner, and we ate at a restaurant that was seemingly an Italian Panera. Which sounds weird in concept, ordering from the counter and all. But it was OFF THE CHAIN. Clearly fresh pasta, fresh basil plants on the table to garnish, it was all so fresh. #fresh #blessed #me. After that, we saw Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory. It’s a gorgeous operetta that made me think of you, Frazer, and how we have to tend the garden of our love. But seriously, the finale sent my body into rigor mortis. Especially considering that the finale was sung without microphones. A single tear fell from my eye during the final blackout. And then the most explosive cheer I may have given to any theatre performance yet in #London2004. It was brilliant and beautiful. Like you, Fraz.
Came home. Packed. Three hours later I left for Dublin. We saw most of Dublin in one day, and did everything you’re supposed to do in Dubs: the Trinity Old Library, Jameson Distillery, Guinness Factory, and the Irish National Art Gallery. It was so fun.
On Saturday, we went down to Cork for the day and had a blast at Blarney Castles, exploring the caves and kissing random rocks, and then even kissing the Blarney Stone! Seven years of Blarney for me. Yum. Then we came back and went to bed because three hours later I left Ireland and came back to London.
I slept most of the day away in London, and then saw friends and gave them gifts from Dublin.
Then I saw Beyonce. No big deal. I cried. I laughed. I broke my voice a bit. I needed a diaper change at the end. Oh well. The show was at the O2 Arena, which is massive and has an awesome vibe and One Direction have performed there, so I’ve breathed some of the same air they’ve breathed, which is a lovely thought. But Beyonce. Yeah.
Today, I went to class, food shopped, worked out, and was about to start cooking dinner, but my friend Jessica Dickey, who wrote The Amish Project (which, as you should know, is the first play I ever directed, at Skidmore, in my freshman fall), was on Facebook and I knew she was in London, so I messaged her and we met up for a super quick super impromptu dinner before I finally saw Spamalot! It was so great to see her and so great to see the show.
Tomorrow, seeing the first preview performance of the English premiere production of an American musical that was written in response to an English musical that makes fun of American musicals, performed by an entirely English cast. If you’re confused, good. Also, the musical is called Urinetown. Mmm, urine.
Wow, it’s 3am. Time for bed. Miss you Frazer. Love you to bits. Love you to the moon and back.
XOXO Gossip Girl.
The following workshops will be offered at the GIS Center within the next few weeks. They are open to everyone in the Skidmore community, regardless of GIS experience.
Digital Map Storytelling with ArcGIS Online
Tuesday March 4th 7:30pm
In this short hands-on workshop, we will show you how easy it is to create a digital storymap using only a smartphone and free websites. We will be using the camera on your phone, a free image website (such as Picasa or Flickr) and ArcGIS Online.
Make Your First Website
Thursday March 6th 7:00pm
In this workshop you will learn how to design the beginnings of your own portfolio site. You will be taking advantage of the latest tools such as HTML5 and CSS3 while also following current design standards. This workshop assumes that you have no prior knowledge to web programming.
Download and Print Your Own Topo Maps
Monday March 17th 2:30pm
USGS Topo Maps are incredibly useful for hiking, planning trips, or giving your dorm room some pizzazz. Benefits of paper maps include: no need to recharge, you can take them anywhere, folding them is fun, and they let everyone around you know that you could have survived the 19th century. In this workshop you will learn where to download USGS maps, and how to print them off as full poster sized maps for a small fee here at the GIS Center. 7.5, 15, and 30 minute quadrangles are available. If you don’t know what this means, come find out!
Introduction to the Census
Wednesday, April 9th 8:00pm
Effective scholarly research requires a good understanding of your community’s population characteristics. To help agencies understand the dynamics of their local population, the U.S. Census Bureau makes available an overwhelming amount of data from the decennial census, American Community Survey, Economic Survey and more. But these data can be difficult to find, interpret and manipulate. In this workshop you will learn to navigate the Census Bureau’s American Factfinder website, identify appropriate datasets, and how to use the data effectively.
March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
I’ll admit it right off the bat–I have a thing for canals. You probably already know that if you’ve read my Bruges post, since every other photo in that is some variety of a canal shot.
With this nugget of information in mind, it’s logical that I’ve been absolutely dying to make my way to the famed waterways of Amsterdam for quite some time. After suffering for weeks from incessant visions of myself riding a seafoam-green bike with a wicker basket along cobblestone streets, I began the dangerous plunge into “Airbnb” research. Two hours later, I’d found it: the most wonderfully fabulously perfect apartment humanely imaginable, and for only twenty euros a night!! Irresponsibly, spontaneously, whatever you want to call it, I decided to book it then and there. I couldn’t be bothered to take the time to coordinate dates with friends, so luckily my home stay brother, Victor, agreed to come along with me.
Fast forward two weeks and a seven hour long bus ride, and we’d arrived in Amsterdam! We made our way to our apartment and when I say it was jaw-dropping, I mean my mouth was literally hanging open during the entire tour our host gave us (charming, I know). See the pictures below to fully understand–I couldn’t have designed the apartment more perfectly myself. It was an open, white, modern space, with lots of light and funky details, like a collection of buddha statues and a Chanel foosball table (which we obviously used). We were met with the welcome surprise of a rooftop terrace that looked out over a market below as well, which was an absolute dream to eat breakfast on in the mornings. Still can’t believe our luck!
Once we pried ourselves out of the apartment and got into the city center, I was pleasantly surprised by how metropolitan the vibe was. I was expecting something much quainter and quieter, but the streets were wired with a subtle undercurrent of excitement and liveliness that infused itself into me; I couldn’t stop smiling for a second, not even when it was pouring rain and there was too much wind to use an umbrella. The city just seemed to radiate cheer, and I wish I’d gotten a chance to spend time with locals to see how that manifests in their personalities.
We spent the weekend wandering through the different neighborhoods and lounging by the canals, soaking up the brief respites of sunshine in the beautiful and spacious Vondelpark and walking until we honestly couldn’t anymore. For all the hype about drug culture and the red light district, Amsterdam had one of the most relaxed vibes of any place I’ve ever been, and we just sort of ambled around it’s streets one day at a time. We obviously made time to pop into the Van Gogh museum (unfortunately the Sunflower paintings are on display in London right now–such a bummer!), but otherwise our schedule was pretty unstructured. We spent the majority of the time enjoying the variety of yummy international (and relatively inexpensive) foods that the city had to offer, indulging in the famous Indonesian rijsttafel (a “rice table,” made up of a selection of all different Indonesian dishes), some Belgian waffles (I just can’t shake the cravings for them after my trip to Bruges), and some traditional Dutch frites (with fritessaus, obviously) and pancakes. Meant to sample the pickled herring as well (which is supposedly much better than in sounds) but I didn’t have the chance this trip. Not a problem, as I’m absolutely smitten with the city and plan to go back as soon as possible. Look for a post on my suggested Amsterdam itinerary in the coming weeks!
March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
I had a layover in Guangzhou, so the second part (the train being the first) was not bad. The airplane food was tolerable (but hot) and I had my own screen and many movies from which I could select. I watched Up, since I had not seen it in a while and it was the perfect length of the flight. Upon arriving to Guangzhou, I tried to find the gate for the flight to Melbourne. But it was closed off. I did, however, notice another girl who was on the same fight trying to get to her gate. We ended up talking and her name is Vivian. Since she is Chinese, she was able to communicate better with the airport staff. Turns out because we got in so late and our flights were not until the morning, the airport had booked us rooms at a nearby hotel. So we were happy. But we had to wait around for the driver to come get us. In southern China, it is not uncommon for dinner to be at 2 or 3 in the morning. Our driver to the hotel was at such a dinner and so we waited until about 3:30am. Our flights were at 8, so we knew we would only get a few hours of sleep. Finally our driver came and we went to the hotel. Vivian and I shared a room and got a few hours of sleep before we went back to the airport. The hotel did provide a small breakfast and we ate it in the van on the way.
Anyway, I got to the place I was staying at in West Footscray (a suburb to the west of Melbourne), got the key to the bungalow and crashed. After almost 40 hours of travel, I was exhausted. I woke up the next morning and decided to take it easy. I stayed around the house and did a little exploring in Footscray. The area is pretty diverse, with many African and Vietnamese communities. I got a SIM card for my phone and was able to connect with my friends.
On New Year's Eve, I tried to find some place to go and celebrate the new year. There were other people living in the house, but they had plans, so I found out that there was a concert and fireworks at a nearby park. I arrived too late for the fireworks (since it was a 9:30 showing for children), but the concert was still going on. It was a cover band for ABBA and they were pretty good, so I stayed until that was over.
Since the weather was beautiful every day (minus the heat wave), I often took walks and enjoyed the scenery. One day, I also went to a soup kitchen that was free and open to everyone. It was at an old abbey (fitting, right?) and I got in line. They took donations, so I gave my share. It was vegan and I think organic. And the food tasted amazing!!! I wanted seconds, but the line was really long, so I decided against it. After that meal, my friend and I walked around and enjoyed the nature. The abbey also has an open air theatre where movies are shown nightly in the summer but we did not stay.
I also went to the Melbourne Museum, which is a natural science museum. They had a 007 James Bond memorabilia exhibit with lots of cool information and props from the movies. There were lots of storyboards and some of the gadgets from Q as well as many of the Bond Girl dresses and costumes. The rest of the museum was well curated and I wished I had more time to see more exhibits.
The Australian Open was also happening when I was there and I really wanted to go. However, the week that I had planned to go was also during a heat wave. Outside temperatures were at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit. I decided to brave the heat one day, but then they called the Extreme Heat Policy, which closed down almost all of the courts. So, I tried to go another day. but it was $54 to get in the door, and was another $100 to get into the big arenas. As much fun as I think it would have been to say that I went, I could not justify to myself spending that amount of money for only a couple hours of tennis. Instead, I spent the day wandering around Melbourne. It was a very nice day, with blue skies and a nice breeze. I got to see many different sites of Melbourne, like Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, the Botanical Gardens, and the Shrine of Remembrance. I also got to see more of the river front and the boathouses. I also did not realize there is so much history in Melbourne. Every time I tried to quickly look up something about the city, I spent at least an hour learning about other aspects of Melbourne and the surrounding area.
25 April is ANZAC Day and it is taken more seriously than Remembrance Day (11 November) in Australia. I tried to figure out why and as far as I can tell, there is more national pride and a small amount of resentment for the fact that although Australia technically has been independent since 1901, it was a part of the British Commonwealth. As such, when the Great War broke out, Britain called on its Commonwealth to supply troops. Thus countries like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand really had no choice but to send troops and supplies. Most ANZAC troops were sent into Anatolia, but others were sent to the Western Front. The Great War served as a time for Australians to really evaluate not what it meant to be "British," but rather "Australian." I think that from 1901 to 1914, a stronger Australian national identity was emerging but during and after the Great War, Australians wanted to separate themselves from being clumped together with Britain. Therefore, ANZAC Day serves as a way to uphold that independence aspect of Australian identity. There was another change in 1931 that made Australia and other Commonwealth nations more independent, however, it was not until 3 March 1986 that the Australia Acts basically made Australia completely independent from the UK. It still remains a part of the Commonwealth, but perhaps in title only.
Let all men know that this is holy ground(.) this shrine(,) established in the hearts of men as on the solid earth commemorates a people's fortitude and sacrifice(.) ye therefore that come after give remembrance
This monument was erected by a grateful people to the honoured memory of the men and women of Victoria who served the Empire in the Great War of 1914-1918.
One of the last nights I was in Melbourne, I went to an Asian bazaar. Although I had gone to Australia to escape Chinese culture and people, it was not as easy as I thought. I ended up staying with my friends who lived in the suburb next to Box Hill. Box Hill is where the majority of the Chinese population live in Melbourne. I also really tried to avoid Chinese food, but ended up eating Taiwanese food once during my stay. At the bazaar, there were many different Asian ethnic groups, but not many Japanese. Nevertheless, I ate lots of good foods and had a nice time. On the note of food, I ate as much cheese and hamburgers as I could as well as all the other ethnic foods I cannot get here in China.
On 20 January, after three weeks, I had to catch a flight back to China. Needless to say, I was very sad to leave good friends and such a beautiful city. There is plenty more that I did not get to see, but I am hopeful that I can return to Melbourne soon.
February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized
The Skidmore Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) is going to be launching its new website, and we need your help! During the month of March, we are asking that students submit their health related photos for a chance to be featured on the HPAC Website. While photos taken at Skidmore will be accepted, preference will be given to photos that have been taken off-campus. Think about your summer internships, shadowing opportunities, medical mission trips, and research projects. We want to see you in action!
The top three photos will receive a gift card:
- First place: $20 gift card to Uncommon Grounds
- 2nd and 3rd place will receive a $10 gift card to Plum Dandy.
All you have to do to enter is submit your photos using #SkidHPAC on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram from March 1-March 31. We’ll contact the winners in April.
You are solely responsible for the content of your submissions. You cannot knowingly post content that violates the copyright, trademark, patent or intellectual property right of any third party, and you must remove the same should you discover that you have violated this provision. Likewise, you cannot post content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, that violates a third party’s right to privacy, that otherwise violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or that is otherwise inappropriate. You indemnify Skidmore, its Board, officers, employees and agents, from any and all claims and/or damages (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from any claim brought by any third party relating to the content you have posted.
While Skidmore does not and cannot review every submission and is not responsible for the content of these messages, Skidmore reserves the right to delete, move, or edit submissions that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.
As we look towards the end of the semester and for some of you, the end of your time here at Skidmore, we’d like to invite a select group of you to showcase your experience of studying abroad. To make it a bit more fun, the winner of this showcase will be awarded a $500 travel voucher to help go abroad again.
ROUND ONE: Submit a proposal for your showcase (Due March 17th):
Answer the following questions about your study abroad experience. Include with this a proposal on how you plan to showcase this program using your 4 x 4 table space. Email or drop off proposal to our office.
- Academics – Tell us about the “study” portion of your study abroad program.
- What kind of classes did you take and why?
- Did you do any independent research? If so, what?
- Anything that you couldn’t have studied here at Skidmore?
- How have you brought this back to your on campus coursework? If so, how?
- Living abroad – Tell us what your day to day life was like abroad.
- What kind of housing were you in? What were your roommates or host family like?
- What did you learn about life in your host community? Local foods? Music? Work style? Political differences? Gender roles? etc.
- Coming back – Tell us what it’s like to be home? What did you learn and how was/is the transition?
- What was it like to come home after a semester abroad?
- What, if anything, did you learn about your own culture/country from living abroad
- What was the biggest difference/adjustment returning home
- Show! If selected as one of the 8 presenters, how do you plan on showing your audience a glimpse into your experience? Photos, music, souvenirs, video, food, other ideas?
Top 8 finalists will be announced March 21st.
ROUND TWO: Show & Tell event – Friday, April 4th, from 11:30am-1:30pm.
The top 8 proposals will be invited to showcase their study abroad experience for a panel of judges. The winner will receive a $500 travel voucher to help get abroad again.
You will be given a four foot table to decorate as you choose fit (photos, souvenirs, slideshow, signs, etc.) and we’ll invite others from the Skidmore community to come hear about your program. This isn’t a sales pitch but more a time for you to reflect on your experience while educating the Skidmore community on all that you did during that time abroad.
You will be judged on the following criteria:
- Highlighting each topic mentioned above (Academics, Living Abroad, Coming home)
- Visual appeal/use of table
- Creativity (CTM, right?)
Judges will be clearly identified and you should make sure to highlight the topics (in whatever way you want) to them. For all other people that come to the event, you can simply tell them about your time and see if they have questions. Or do the whole spiel you’d do for the judges…it’s really up to you.
Ok. Let’s review: If you want to enter for a chance to showcase your study abroad experience (and win a travel voucher), submit your proposal by March 17th.
If you’re selected, start preparing to impress the judges for the event on April 4th.
February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized
Career Coaches are Junior and Senior student leaders on campus who provide support to peers by assisting career related tasks, such as resume and cover letter reviews, both in-person and online. Career Coaches are crucial student connectors to the Skidmore community, serving as examples of effective career development.
Students selected to become a Career Coach will undergo extensive, individualized training throughout the month of September. For continued support, Career Coaches are expected to attend weekly one-hour meetings, and will undergo a review once per semester.
Career Coaches also work as a team to create and produce a “legacy project”. This project is completed as a group; Career Coaches work together to determine the project. Previous projects have included a webinar series called ‘Knowledgeable Networking’.
This position is a full time student worker (10 hours per week). Career Coaches will receive premium compensation ($9.00/hour) due to the advanced specialized skills, knowledge, and abilities expected, as well as an increased level of responsibility, working with minimal supervision, and make independent decisions.
- Staffing one CDC drop-in shift (2 – 4 PM, Monday – Friday)
- Staffing one eResume Review drop-in shift (6 – 8 PM, Monday – Thursday)
- Staffing one Library drop-in shift (8 – 10 PM, Monday – Wednesday)
- Attending a weekly staff meeting
- Delivering workshops in the evening hours on topics such as resumes, cover letters, networking resources, and LinkedIn
- Providing support during large events, such as the Graduate and Professional School Expo or Career Jam
- Other duties as assigned
All majors are encouraged to apply.
- GPA 2.8 or higher
- Proven leadership skills and campus involvement
- Rising Junior or Senior (current Sophomores or Juniors)
- Ability to make a one year-long commitment, for 10 hours per week (including some evening hours)
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter through My CDC Account (Posting #7474). Cover letters can be addressed to:
Associate Director/Information Technology Manager
Skidmore College Career Development Center
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Starting on Monday, February 24th, you’ve got 10 days filled with info sessions, open houses, and informal conversations to help introduce you to all your academic options at Skidmore. Every department will have an event to educate first-year and second-year students on what each major/minor has to offer.
OCSE will be there too! We’ll have our session on Tuesday, March 4th, from 6:30-7:30pm in PMH 304. The Office of Academic Advising will also be there to discuss the SEE-Beyond award. So if you’re considering studying off-campus or looking for funding to do research abroad, come to this event!
You can check out the entire schedule here: http://www.skidmore.edu/advising/exploremore-schedule.php#education.
Side note: Lots of these meetings are offering pizza, sundaes, and other yummy snacks so, theoretically, you could have a free snack every weekday from February 24th until March 5th! Exploremore = Eatmore.
Downeast Lakes Land Trust Internship, 2014
Community Forest Conservation: Habitat, Recreation, & Education
Downeast Lakes Land Trust is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. We protect lakeshores, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. We are dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment.
Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to announce a 2014 summer internship opportunity that will provide broad exposure and experience in the work of a community-based conservation group. The intern will assist with habitat projects, maintenance of hiking trails and campsites, planning future trails, DLLT events, and education programs.
Read more, including how to apply, at