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Weekly Bulletin
President Philip A. Glotzbach
Philip A. Glotzbach
Message from the President

I am pleased to share several updates about the redesign of the website, a record number of applications for the Class of 2022, the annual sustainability report, and next year’s budget recommendations. 

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Skidmore News
My service trip to Guatemala
Marley Amico, a junior at Skidmore, takes us behind the scenes of her recent alternative spring-break trip to Guatemala to participate in service work and a cross-cultural exchange. 
Student films reveal life in Palestine
Students gained a glimpse of what life is like in Palestine from a young person’s perspective at the screening event “Palestinian Voices” on March 28 at the Tang Teaching Museum. 
Metamorphosis: Skidmore's inaugural Humanistic Inquiry Symposium
More than 100 faculty, staff, students, Skidmore retirees and community members attended Skidmore's inaugural Humanistic Inquiry Symposium March 23-24.
"Change Direction"
In an effort to raise awareness about mental health issues, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Skidmore Athletics, in conjunction with the Skidmore Counseling Center and Health Services, have taken on the "Change Direction" campaign.
Campus Notes
2016-2017 Campus Sustainability Annual Report
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The Campus Sustainability Subcommittee of the Institutional Policy and Planning Committee (IPPC) shared the 2016-17 Campus Sustainability Annual Report. The report summarizes the college’s progress towards sustainability goals in five focus areas: energy, food, waste, lands and grounds, and engagement.

There will be an open community meeting April 11 at 3 p.m. in Ladd 107 to address comments, questions, and share the results of Skidmore’s fourth institutional greenhouse gas inventory.

Inoa defends dissertation
Luis Inoa, senior associate dean of students and assistant vice president for student affairs, successfully defended his dissertation, entitled "Latino Males in U.S. High Schools and the Effect of High School Sport Participation on a Multi-dimentional Construct of Academic Engagement" at SUNY Albany on March 1. 
Boyers publishes articles
Robert Boyers, professor of English, is the author of four recent articles in multiple publications: "The Privilege Predicament, " "Thinking & Not Thinking About the Ways of the Will," "Policing Disability," and "On Vulgarity."
Howson named chairman
David Howson, teaching professor of arts administration, has been named chairman of the board of trustees of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y.
Domozych co-authors paper
David Domozych, professor of biology, is co-author of a paper titled "The Secretome and N-Glycosylation Profiles of the Charophycean Green Alga, Penium margaritaceum, Resemble Those of Embryophytes" in the journal Proteomes.
Sattler will unveil solo exhibit in Boston
Paul Sattler, associate professor of art and director of the Schick Art Gallery, will have a one-person exhibition titled The Petting Zoo at Alpha Gallery in Boston April 6–May 2. 
Mann quoted in US News and World Report
Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a March 28 US News and World Report story titled "Vote ... or Die?". Mann says that voters who turn out consistently for elections tend to fare better, citing a self-fulfilling effect. 
Scarce's letter to editor published in New York Times
Rik Scarce, professor of sociology, had a letter to the editor published in the March 29 New York Times in response to a March 25 article titled "Cynthia Nixon and the Age of Inexperience."

The Spa weekly specials
Reminders about upcoming weekly Spa specials will be sent in the Skidmore Weekly Bulletin.

Skidmore Spotlight
Meet Dawn Moses
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Dawn Moses is an environmental technician for the facilities department at Skidmore College. Moses joined Skidmore 13 years ago after moving back to Saratoga Springs from Missouri, where she worked in advertising for the Press Journal newspaper. Moses said the opportunity to meet and get to know people—especially students—that she enjoys most about working at Skidmore.

Annual Empty Bowls event for the Wilton Food Pantry

Inaugural 3-on-3 basketball tournament benefiting The Giving Circle

Campus Events

Friday, April 6
2 p.m.
Freirich competition–final presentations

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor

Friday, April 6
8 p.m.
Vive la Danse!

Zankel Music Center

Saturday, April 7
5–7 p.m.
Envisioning LiberaT.I.O.N. Conference Keynote

Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Sunday, April 8
6–9:30 p.m.
Small Jazz Ensemble Show


Monday, April 9
3 p.m.
"What I wish my professor knew" workshop
Case Intercultural Center

Monday, April 9
6 p.m.
This Place student perspectives panel
Tang Teaching Museum, Wachenheim Gallery

Wednesday, April 11
12–5 p.m.
Zine workshop: DIY experimental printing
Tang Teaching Museum

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