Daily Archives: April 20, 2012

CTM: Senior Capstones, End-of-Year Games, Lectures, Performances, Ahh!

For all you Skidmore ’16-ers who will get to experience Skid next year first-hand, know this: the last two weeks of classes are jam-packed with enough final performances, a capella “jams,” thesis presentations and spring events to require an extremely strategically planned calendar.  Here’s the breakdown of my last few weeks of the semester…

…last Friday was the Kenneth Freirich Skidmore Business competition.  Nine students presented business plans (real ones!  Professional, potentially moneymaking ones!) to a small group of distinguished judges.  My friend Hattie Young got third place for her plan for a Chicago-based dance company called Rephrase Dance Collective.  Her presentation was awesome — she had financial advisors, nonprofit organizations, educational resources, social media marketing, and dancers, all lined up and ready to go.  Watch out for Ms. Young, she’s going to go places!…

…immediately after that, I jetted off to see the women’s lacrosse team play William Smith.  (My friend [and freshman year roommate] Rae plays goalie.)  It was a tough loss, but I love getting out to Wachenheim Field and cheering for the Thoroughbreds…

…then last Saturday I went to my friend Victoria’s senior violin recital, where I got to hear a lovely bit of Beethoven, as well as an intriguing piece called “Jamaican Rumba”…

…Sunday I watched “Keeping Company With Cage,” a combination of contemporary ballet and avant-garde music. David Porter, a former Skidmore president, played piano while Skidmore dancers performed department chair Debra Fernandez’s choreography.  It was so beautiful!  Between the otherworldly piano, the graceful dancers, the Zankel setting and the cool video and lighting effects, I was blown away…

…Monday and Tuesday had Skidmore’s Speakers Bureau bringing two incredible lecturers: Letty Pogrebin, legendary feminist and founding editor of Ms.Magazine, and Mike Hale, a television critic at the New York Times.  Both had fascinating stories and great advice for college students…

…yesterday I went to a talk at the Tang about creating art-related businesses and artistic communities…

…this weekend I’ll be attending the Dance Capstone show and the Sonneteers’ (all female a capella group) last jam of the year…

As you can see, this is a busy time for Skid kids.  Pictures to come!  Happy weekend!