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President Glotzbach
Philip A. Glotzbach
Message from the President
Search begins for VP for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
I write to provide an update that following the announcement that Michael West, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, will retire August 31, 2018, we have appointed a committee to lead a national search to fill the position. 
MLB Construction wins bid to build Center for Integrated Sciences
I am pleased to announce that we have awarded the contract for the construction of the first phase of Center for Integrated Sciences (CIS) to MLB Construction Services of Malta, New York.
Skidmore News
Photo Essay: Maker space mystery project
Students, staff and faculty joined together for an afternoon of mystery “making” at the Hub, a Skidmore maker space. 
What will the class of 2022 learn in its first semester?
Inspired by Skidmore professors’ intellectual curiosities and passions, the Scribner Seminar is a cornerstone of the First-Year Experience. Browse a few of the Fall 2018 seminar offerings. 
Skidmore receives grant to fuel innovation and course development
A $300,000 Arthur Vining Davis Foundations grant will help faculty members combine pedagogical innovation with maker space usage.
Campus Notes
Sanghvi shares book with local member organization
Minita Sanghvi, assistant professor of management and business, spoke at the Capital District Humanist Society at Sage Colleges Albany campus on April 8. The talk was based on her upcoming book, Why She Lost: Gender and Political Marketing in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Tiwari receives grant
Smriti Tiwari, assistant professor of economics, was granted a $20,000 award by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFA) to carry out a project titled "Productive Pathways out of Poverty for Individuals with Disabilities."
Mann brings students to conference and co-authors paper
Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, brought a group of students to the Midwest Political Science Association Conference April 7–8 in in Chicago. Mann co-authored, with Isabelle Fischer '18, a paper titled "Filling the Half Full Glass: Mobilization to Complete the Voting Process" that they presented at the conference. Six other students in the group presented papers or posters based on their senior theses or independent study projects that grew out of a class that ann taught last year.
Faculty and students present at and plan mathematics conference
Mark Huibregtse, professor of mathematics, and David Vella, professor of mathematics, made presentations at the twenty fifth annual Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference April 7 at St. Lawrence University. Vella gave two talks, titled "Derived Games" and "Counterexamples to Primary Decomposition of ideals in Commutative Rings." Huibregtse's presentation was titled "Schemes of Points: Introduction." Vella and Lucy Spardy, assistant professor of mathematics, served on the HRUMC Steering Committee and helped plan the conference. Five Skidmore students also gave presentations: Xinyi Gu '20, Henry Huang '20, Chen Lin '18, Ping Lin '19 and Max Sharpe '20.

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

Skidmore Spotlight
Meet Annelise Kelly
Annelise Kelly
Annelise Kelly is the online content assistant for the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Kelly joined Skidmore in 2015 following freelance work in web design and promotions for small business clients. It was the opportunity to support the Tang’s mission as an interdisciplinary teaching museum that ultimately drew her to this role at Skidmore. 
 
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Announcements

Sign up for a Sustainable Service Day activity on April 22

Skidmore Shop Storewide Sale

Volunteers needed for Give+Go on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 20 to help collect and donate unwanted clothing, furniture, and household item from student move-outs.

Investment Working Group Community Forum

Campus Events

Thursday, April 19
6-8 p.m.
Film Screenings: Mingus 1968 and On the Road With Luke Ellington

Tang Teaching Museum, Somers

Thursday, April 19
6:30–9 p.m.
Lecture: Keeping Our Campuses Safe For One & All
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
Thursday–Sunday, April 19-22
8 p.m.
Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
Julius Caesar

Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Main Stage
Friday, April 20–22nd
7 p.m.
Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
Cabaret Troupe – American Idiot

Filene Recital Hall

Friday, April 20
8 p.m.
Skidmore Community Chorus & Vocal Chamber Ensemble
Zankel Music Center

Friday, April 20
8–9:30 p.m.
Spring Dance Concert
Dance Center Theater

Friday, April 20
9 p.m.
Accents A Cappella Final Jam
Wilson Memorial Chapel

Friday, April 20
9 and 10 p.m.
Sketchies Big Show!
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium

Saturday, April 21
9–6 p.m.
Earth Day Celebration
South Park/Library Green

Saturday, April 21
8 p.m.
Trebelmakers final jam
Palamountain Hall Gannett Auditorium

Monday, April 23
8 p.m.
Skidmore Big Band
Zankel Music Center

Thursday, April 26
5–8 p.m.
Maya Mural Seminar
Tang Teaching Museum

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