Communications Resource Guide
Skidmore College Office of Communications
Room 348, Dana Hall (above Gannett Auditorium)
The Office of Communications plans and implements major communications initiatives
on the College's behalf. We also support academic and administrative departments in
such areas as internal communications, event promotion, media relations, and photography.
Below is a short list with key contacts. (If you're unsure whom to contact, call Nancy
Shaw at x5733.)
Alumni Communications. We produce a fall, winter, and spring Scope Magazine (mailed to nearly 30,000 alumni) and Scope Monthly, sent via email to 14,000 alumni. Contact: Sue Rosenberg, x5738.
Content Management System – Support. Our Web team offers support in the use of the college's content management system. Contact for academic departments: Idalia Sepulveda, x5763. Contact for administrative offices: Jenn Crewell, x8117.
Content Management System – Training. Our Web team offers training in the use of the college's content management system.
Contact: Jenn Crewell, x8117.
Community Relations. We support such annual community-oriented programs as Saratoga Reads, SaratogaArtsFest, Skidmore Cares, and Community Day; conduct ongoing outreach geared toward civic organizations and community leaders; and assist in developing educational programs regarding public use of the North Woods. We maintain the Community Resource Guide and a speakers list for local organizations. We also produce a community edition of Scope Monthly. Contact: Bob Kimmerle, x5744.
Event Calendar. Our online calendar is available to all members of the Skidmore community who are planning events. Type in details on the form you'll find here: http://events.skidmore.edu/ecal/ and click "Submit an Event." Contact: Nancy Shaw, x5733.
Event Promotion. We can broadly promote your event in regional media and in Scope Weekly. Please notify us of your event six to eight weeks in advance. Contact: Andrea Wise, x5736.
Graphic Design. If you want to be sure your publication or Web site is in keeping with the college's graphic standard or you need other assistance with design, we can help. Contact: Mary Parliman, x5739.
Media Relations. We always appreciate tips on good stories for local, regional, and national news media. We typically run such stories in Scope Monthly and Scope Weekly as well. Contact: Andrea Wise, x5736.
Photography. We can assist both in taking photos and providing images from our archive of over 220,000 images. Contact: Pat Wright, x5737.
Publications. We provide editorial and design support in producing publications, signs, and posters. Contact: Mary Parliman, x5739.
Recruitment Communications. We optimize our Web and print communications targeted to prospective students and
their parents and families. Contact Peter MacDonald, x5732.
Scope Weekly. We're glad to help you communicate news and announcements to faculty and staff via Scope Weekly, emails every week when classes are in session. Contact: Andrea Wise, x5736.
Social Media. We can help you set up a Facebook page, Twitter account, or other social site for
your department or office. Contact: Daniella Nordin, x5616.
Sports Information. We support the Department of Athletics in its communications with the campus and community. Contact: Bill Jones, x5364.
Web Development. We offer site design, technical support, and architecture development, assisting with usability and content management. Contact: Andy Camp, x5745