What to Do Weekly: 9/17-9/24
With varying events and activities happening on-campus and loads of possibilities a short distance away in downtown Saratoga Springs, Skidmore students may find themselves overwhelmed by the many posters, emails and Facebook announcements telling them where to go and what to do. With all that goes on every week on campus and in town, here are the top things to do, see and attend this week:
1). Get involved with local nonprofits. Skidmore’s Career Development Center is currently having a “Meet the Nonprofit” series where Skidmore students can apply for one-on-one interviews with different local organizations. From working with children, to caring for older adults or learning about local small businesses, there is no shortage of options for non-profit work. Log on to Handshake, Skidmore’s career and internship portal, stop into the CDC or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to keep track of deadlines.
2). Hear Joseph North, literary critic and Yale University English professor, talk about his recent book. Sponsored by the Skidmore English Department, this event promises a “talk on the field of Anglo-American literary criticism in the last century, and its shifting political character.” North will discuss his book Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History at the Surrey Williamson Inn, across campus near the admissions building, on Sept. 20 from 5-6:30p.m.
3). “Give a damn” about something important at the latest Tang exhibit. Skidmore’s very own on-campus museum is currently displaying an engaging and moving collection aptly titled “Give a damn.” The exhibit features various pieces by artists who “through their art and its interpretations, become advocates for freedom, equality, justice and understanding.” Featuring archival material about the Black Panther Party, photography work from South Africa, prints by multi media artist Wendy Red Star and much more, the collection is worth seeing. The exhibit will be on view until Sept. 30.
4). Find out what it means to illustrate a book with George P. Landlow. From 5:30-7:30p.m. in Gannet Auditorium on Sept. 24, audiences can hear Brown University English professor George Landlow discuss everything illustration. Landlow is the current Editor-in-chief and Webmaster for the Victorian Web, “one of the oldest academic and scholarly websites,” which he also founded, and is a certified expert on Victorian literature, culture and art.
5). Go see some Art in the Park. This weekend, Congress Park will fill its paths with local art, food and live music for all to experience. The show features plenty of local artists on hand to both discuss and sell their two- or three-dimensional work. The event is free to the public and takes place from 10a.m.-4p.m. on Sept. 22.