The Retiree Initiative Planning Group (RIPG) plans and hosts a variety of social events, College updates, educational activities (seminars, panels, workshops, book groups), and regional trips. RIPG is responsible for the announcements, events, and activities listed below. Please send a note to RIPG@skidmore.edu if there are activities you would like to see us sponsor. And plan to join your friends and colleagues in events that interest you!
Wine, Cheese, and Chat
Wednesday October 14
Murray-Aikins, Second Floor
An opportunity for refreshments, for connecting with friends, and for brief presentations on staff retiree grants from
- Judith Atchinson (formerly of the Dance Department)
- Leo Geoffrion (formerly of IT)
Please join us, and RSVP by Monday Oct. 5 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research on Retirement Residences by Bud and Patty Foulke
The May 21 presentation by Bud and Patty Foulke about retirement residences generated considerable interest. Bud and Patty cover the topic in depth in a series of articles to be published in the Glens Falls Post-Star on four successive Sundays: July 19 & 26, August 2 & 9, 2015.
Emeritus Faculty Development Grants Awarded Fall 2014
The Faculty Development Committee has awarded Emeritus Faculty Development Grants to:
- Jeffrey Elgin (Art) for preparation and framing for a solo art exhibition.
- Linda Simon (English) for scholarship contributing to various publications, including the SAGE Encyclopedia of Aging, Girl Talk, and a volume on the Jazz age.
Congratulations to Jeff and Linda! Application information for this grant program is available here.
First Retiree Staff Development Grants Awarded
The first (ever!) round of retiree staff development grants has been completed and awards have been made to
- Judith Atchinson (Dance): to support programs sponsored by Quest (www.questkids.net) for low income children in Schenectady, NY.
- Leo Geoffrion (IT): to upgrade network and security systems for a non-profit organization, Technology for the Public Good (T4PG) that provides free software assistance to local charities.
Congratulations to Judith and Leo!
The next round of applications opens on August 12, 2015. Information is available here.
ACE/Sloan Award to Support Retiree Programs
Skidmore College has received a $100,000 grant from the American Council on Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for its innovative work in faculty retirement.