Innovation incubator

Skidmore and three Albany colleges have earned National Science Foundation "innovation corps" funding to help would-be entrepreneurs get their ideas off the drawing board and into the marketplace.

Is it chicken-finger Fridays?

Waffles and chicken fingers, snow and sun, concerts and majors all figured in seniors' answers to the social-media question "You know you go to Skidmore College if..." Alumni can share "What makes you #skid4life?" on Twitter or Instagram.

<i>Scopedish</i>: arts forum

As promised in the printed Scope annual coming this fall, the Scopedish blog welcomes alumni artists of every stripe to post artworks and share comments.

Upcoming events

Who Will Carry the Word, 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Bernhard Theater

Raab Lecture by Sonya Clark, 6 p.m. Oct. 25, Tang Museum [read more]

"From Headscarf Hysteria to Burkini Bans" discussion, 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Tang

Beatlemore Skidmania, Nov. 18 and 19, Zankel [tickets]

Horse show siting

Skidmore's horse show now has its own home, on 103 acres donated by the estate of a Saratoga horseman. Skidmore's newest facility will provide more arenas and other spaces for the scholarship-benefit hunter and jumper show each June.


Thoroughbred Spirit Weekend drew 200-plus alumni for a campus homecoming—from Hall of Fame inductions and a tailgate party to faculty seminars and fireside a cappella. [photo gallery]

T'breds update

Tennis All-Americans Michelle Fuca '18 and Kail Yuen Leung '17 made return trips to the small-college national championships. Skidmore's field-hockey team, at 11-4, is tied for first place in the league. All T'bred sports are on Twitter.

Buddhism studies grant

 A new faculty position in Buddhist studies will be filled in the coming year, thanks to a major grant. The new professor will teach in both Asian studies and religious studies.

Alumni job news

Because helping alumni is a priority for the Career Development Center, it has launched Grad Gigs, an e-newsletter for sharing employment opportunities that staffers learn of from their talks with employers and the Skidmore network. To subscribe, email the CDC's Pam Fisher.

There's still time

It's not too late—deadline is Nov. 4—to nominate alumni for recognition awards and/or alumni board positions. Alumni in class years ending with 2 and 7 are especially urged to nominate classmates for awards.

Continental culture

"European Tapestry: Amsterdam to Paris" is slated for April 24 to May 5, and reservations are open now. This motorcoach trip through northeast Europe will be a moveable feast of culture, cuisine and comfort with Skidmore art historian Penny Jolly. [brochure PDF]

Regional events

This month features presidential debate-watching in D.C., an election lecture by Prof. Ron Seyb in Providence and a Rio Olympics lecture by Prof. Jeff Segrave in Cape Cod. November has a gallery tour in New York, a reception in Santa Barbara, Bar Method exercise in Seattle and Second City improv in Chicago.

Continental congress

Geneva, Paris and Madrid were the sites of European alumni gatherings in September. Participants enjoyed socializing and networking with each other and meeting with staff from their stateside alma mater.


Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of '11, '05, '01, '99, '68 and '67, including work by Mac Love '01, above.

In memoriam

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and their online obituaries that Skidmore has recently learned of.