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Jun26
Performance - Music
Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars…

Virtual Online Event #1: (A Stewart’s Signature Series Event)Sunday, June 26 at the Saratoga Performing Arts CenterPresented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with the Saratoga…

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Jun30
Performance - Dance
Tia Fuller’s Intersections (A Stewart’s…

Cafe Lena: Thursday, June 30, 7 pm at Caffe LenaPresented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with Caffe Lena$10/$5 Tickets; tickets and livestream information available here.…

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Jul07
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Upbeat on the Roof

Tang: Join us Thursday, July 7, at 6 pm, for a gospel performance by Heavenly Echoes on the lawn outside the Tang. A dropin artmaking table for kids will be available beginning at 5:30 pm. Founded…

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Jul09
Community
Frances Day

Tang Teaching Museum Payne: Join us for our eighth annual Frances Day, a community open house on Saturday, July 9. Visitors can experience multiple contemporary art exhibitions, artmaking activities,…

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    Hundreds of alumni returned to campus for the second of two Reunion Weekends and opportunities to catch up with classmates and learn about exciting developments at Skidmore.
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    Skidmore’s dedicated space for prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice has been named in recognition of the leadership and support of parents Alicia and Bob Wyckoff.
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    With ceremonial bagpipes and a weekend of fun, Skidmore welcomed members of the Class of 2020 back to campus for an emotional Commencement Celebration long delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    With appeals for social justice and charges to change the world — without forgetting to pause for moments of joy — Skidmore conferred 589 degrees to the Class of 2022 during the College’s 111th Commencement Exercises.
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    With passion, determination, honesty, and courage – the Class of 2022 has undeniably made its mark on Skidmore. Learn a little more about what these students accomplished, inspired, and persevered through in their time here.
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    The annual Skidmore Off-Campus Study and Exchanges photo contest results are in. See the winners and dozens of other beautiful images students captured over the past year.
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    The natural partnership between Skidmore and The Wild Center in the nearby Adirondacks demonstrates the power of combining the arts and sciences.
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Creative Thought Works
See how Skidmore alumni are putting creative thought to work in their fields, their passions and the world in which we live.
 
Derrick Yam
’17
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  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
Don't be afraid of unconventional career paths. Just because most of your class, friends or family work in a certain industry does not mean you have to. Combining your interests is easier than you might think. If you work hard and put yourself out there, you'll meet the right people to help you along the way.
Derrick Yam ’17
Quantitative Analyst, Baltimore Ravens
Emily Lazar
’93
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  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
I don't like sitting around talking about gear or plug-ins. For me, mastering engineering is all about listening! It’s about making decisions and having confidence in the creative direction you’ve chosen. So be a good listener.
Emily Lazar ’93
President/Engineer, The Lodge Mastering
Jeremy Sigel
’99
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
The rules of the media industry are ever-changing. It's likely your future job does not exist yet. Embrace disruption and plan for flexibility in response to the unexpected. When making career decisions, think about your next jump. Put yourself in situations that lead to many alternative futures.
Jeremy Sigel ’99
Vice President, CBS Interactive