Skids on the loose

Skids on the loose

1/28/2013

During winter break, Skidmore's mascot tagged along with 185 alumni and 101 students as they traveled the globe visiting friends and family, working, and vacationing. For a photo contest sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs and College Events, six-inch Skids dolls were sent to students and alumni eager to document their adventures and send in their snapshots.

 

Skids in the Sahara submitted by Mallie Buffum '13
Skids in the Sahara submitted by
Mallie Buffum '13

Among more than 500 photo submissions in the five-week contest period, Skids can be seen meeting family pets, skiing the Alps, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and more, spanning six continents, 12 countries, and 17 U.S. states. Click here to see a map of his travels.  

The contest clearly struck a chord with many alumni: “Thanks for this fun piece of Skidmore so many years later!” said Susan Flanders Davidson '71. She and the other participants entered their photos in one of six categories: CTM Skids, Skids at Work, Skids Spirit, Skids to the Extreme, Sightseeing Skids, and Photobombing Skids. Beginning Sunday, Jan. 27, the Skidmore College Facebook page will display photo albums for each category, and Facebook fans can “like” their favorite.  Images with the most likes in each category will win a prize. 

  • Skids on the Loose - Brought to you by the office of Alumni Affairs and College Events
  • The Newst Student Worker
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library
  • Cookie Baking Day!
  • Goofing off at work
  • Hanging out with his new gingerbread friends at Colton House
  • Resting up before he makes his way to his new home
  • Joyriding with Robin Adams - Associate Director of Leadership Activities
  • Skids is hard at work Studying
  • Skids at Work
  • Sight Seeing
  • Stress Reduction
  • Finals
  • Rides a unicorn
  • Skids Gives
  • Partners in Crime
  • Skids attends the holiday cookie party.
  • Enjoying the Hans Harald Roth chandeliers at the Met
  • Can you find Skids?
  • Skids enjoying Don Giovanni
  • Hanging out in the tree
  • Last night of Hanukkah!
  • Coffee Lover
  • Skids in BTV
  • Skids takes finals, too.
  • Flying Home
  • Free reading for the first time in months!
  • Holiday cookie swap!
  • Making Friends
  • Nashville Ballet
  • Nutcracker Ballet!
  • Skids gives @romy_hk a high five for finishing her paper!
  • Warming up by the TV fire
  • Skids Driving to Canada
  • Watching the ice skaters
  • Skids likes Lincoln Center
  • Skids likes the tree at Rockefeller Center!
  • Skids and Rudolf
  • Skids Spirit
  • Skids gets pointers from Elf on the Shelf
  • Look who has arrived in Astoria, NY...
  • The end of the world? Nope, we are still here. What is better than having hotpot inside your apartment on a snow day?
  • Skids and Katie Jeanne napping
  • Skids went to the Biodome!
  • Just hanging on top of a cactus...nbd
  • Skids, skids junior, and some mini breakfast condiments
  • Skids is in an Empire State of Mind
  • Skids at Work Outside
  • Skids at Work on the Christmas Tree
  • Lights
  • Gift Wrapped
  • Great ski day for Christmas
  • Skids is warming up by the Yule log waiting for Santa
  • Skids goes to work online to search for distant family members!
  • Merry Christmas from Nebraska!
  • It's a Skiddie Christmas at my house!
  • Country Christmas!
  •  Christmas lights at Opryland!
  • Skids finds some new recipes
  • Holidays with Skids!
  • Riding with Santa
  • Skids went to a farm near Schleswig, Iowa, yesterday to get some fresh eggs. There were cows there, but no horses.
  • There were also chickens...
  • And some pretty darn cute kittens! I think they liked Skids.
  • Skids had to go to the dentist this morning. Too much holiday candy! Fortunately, we have a very good dentist!
  • Skids is so excited about winter that he went out and bought a sled that's his own size! Now, if only he could find snow pants that are his size...
  • Skids experiences Beale St
  • Skids playing some pool
  • School spirit during billiards!
  • Skids was doing some last minute work to prepare for finals week. It seemed the work never ended!
  • Skids blended into the trail sign at the beginning of a wonderful hike!
  • During the hike, Skids decided to rest in a Hemlock tree.
  • Skids was fascinated with the icicles forming on some basalt.
  • Skids was so thirsty from the hike, he enjoyed some fresh water.
  • Skids joined my friends and I on a beautiful hike in Greenfield MA just after a fresh snow storm. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
  • Skids made it to the top of the Temple Woods trail in Greenfield Ma.
  • Skids' failed attempt to make caramels. Does anyone have a GOOD recipe for caramels??!!
  • Today, Skids went rapelling off the deck. Thank goodness for that safety harness!
  • Skids being fired out of a cannon at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA
  • Skids is contemplating running for office in 2016.
  • Skids napping after a long day of road-tripping.
  • Only a King Size is good enough for Skids.
  • Skids visits with the Wright Brothers at the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Skids attends the Big Apple Circus
  • Mixing it up on the Beltline
  • Skids in love
  • Skids made a new friend
  • Southern bound skids!
  • Skids is tied to the community!
  • Urban gardening skids
  • Skids went to a wedding last night.
  • The bride & groom pose with Skids. The groom is pursuing graduate studies in veterinary sciences, so he was happy that Skids could be there.
  • Today Skids went to the Omaha Correctional Center to help conduct a Prison Ministry service. The OCC is a medium-security men's state prison near downtown Omaha. We had about 50 inmates take part in the service, and they are always very appreciative when we come. In many ways, it is a heart-wrenching ministry, but it is also a humbling and blessed experience.
  • Scribs stopped to smell some flowers!
  • Skids at the beach
  • Skids playing Bingo in Florida!
  • Skids enjoying some cupcakes
  • Skids is packed and ready for vacation!
  • Skids is missing the warm weather
  • Skiddie hung out in the backyard in Belchertown today.
  • Happy New Year! Skids attempted to join the count down in Times Square on New Year's Eve but it was way too crowded...
  • Celebrating New Years in style with Oswald the Lucky mouse!
  • New Years Skids
  • Look at the 'Strange Bird' #SkidsOnTheLoose helped me put together! Last crafty moment of 2012
  • Oswald and Skids
  • Skids encounters a strange beast and lives!
  • Skids won the bouquet at a New Year's Eve wedding.
  • Not very far, but it did take a few hours of driving...
  • Waiting for Santa!
  • Sorry Skids, it's too snowy to play outside today.
  • Skids kicks off the new year in The Big Apple
  • Skid at Moscow airport in Russia.
  • Skids at the Coldplay concert at the Barclays center on 12/30/12!
  • Skids watching the start line of the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge New Years Day 2013
  • Skids at the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge on New Years Day 2013. He sure is having fun!
  • Patricia Kennedy Snyderman '54 and Peri Snyderman '80 celebrate milestone birthdays together in NYC on Dec. 25, 2012.
  • SKIDS arrives in Chester, NY on 12/22/12. New friend Lucky lets him out of the box.
  • Ornamental? Who, Me, Skids?
  • Is this really New York in December?
  • Skids spent a day at work in the crime lab, busting criminals and helping to solve crimes
  • Crime Lab
  • Going out to catch the bad guys
  • Checking out the evidence
  • Found some good finger prints
  • Is it a match?
  • Skids is overlooking Chocolate Hole on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands
  • Skids is overlooking Chocolate Hole on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands
  • Skids and the Hancock children showing some school pride! Go Skidmore.
  • Skids making new friends
  • Excuse me sir, there seems to be a Skids in your hood
  • Skids stays stay green!
  • Can you spot Skids?
  • #SkidsOnTheLoose eating @MissionChinese with @LatencyMag staff
  • #SkidsOnTheLoose in the NYC subway. Looking for that @gregmocker guy.
  • Skids enjoying a drink after a hard semester
  • Skids got a Red Ryder B.B. Gun for Christmas! Hopefully he doesn't shoot his eye out.
  • Skids arrives in PA
  • Skids Loves The NYC Skyline
  • Skids At Yankee Stadium For The Pinstripe Bowl!
  • Parker is a Skidmore experience for Skids because I got Parker when he was a 5 week old kitten from the Skidmore barn when he needed a home.

Be sure to vote for your favorite Skids adventure this week! 

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