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Sean Campbell
Sean Campbell
From the Collyer Vice President for Advancement

Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore–the College’s ambitious effort to raise $200 million–hit multiple milestones this academic year.

Events in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Florida launched the Campaign’s “public phase.” Six more are planned in other cities between June and December.

The number of donors has surpassed 20,000, and their gifts have exceeded $155 million supporting the Center for Integrated Sciences, financial aid, faculty and academic programs, student athletics and co-curricular activities, the Tang Teaching Museum, the Skidmore Fund, and much more.

Please visit the Campaign website to learn more about these funding initiatives and read stories and watch videos about the impact that Campaign gifts are having today. Stay tuned to the Weekly Bulletin for periodic updates on Campaign progress and news.

Skidmore News
Signs of spring at Skidmore
Misty mornings are ushering in longer days, blue skies and warmer temperatures. Could it be possible? Has winter finally had its last day? The only sure way to tell is to look for Skidmore's signs of spring. 
Academics like it’s 1999
Academic Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this week. Its faculty leaders are remembering how this once humble event has grown into a campuswide tradition. 
A "Pop-up" of business-minded art
A record-breaking Handmade Pop-up shop became a live-action, business skills laboratory for entrepreneurial studio art students. 
Campus Notes
Bardin '20 and Randell '19 win Project Pericles Debating for Democracy award
Isaac Bardin '20 and Ted Randell '19 were one of five winning teams of the National 2018 Letters to an Elected Official competition sponsored by Project Pericles. The Debating for Democracy (D4D) competition engages students around public policy issues, the political process, and with their elected officials. Bardin and Randell wrote to Senator Kristen Gillibrand to urge her to introduce legislation that will "prohibit oil and gas protect communities from the Trump administration's ill-advised attempt to drill for fossil fuels off the coast of the US." 
Johnson interviewed by Popular Science
Rebecca Johnson, associate professor of psychology, was recently interviewed by Popular Science magazine for a story in the spring 2018 issue on intelligence. Johnson's work, using eye-tracking to explore the cognitive processes underlying reading, focuses on the relative importance of letter positions during reading. 
Mann interviewed for WAMC radio's Roundtable
Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed for WAMC radio's Roundtable program April 24 in a segment titled "NYS Special Elections: Eyes Are on a Senate Race in Westchester." Mann discussed the 37th New York State Senate District race.
Mueller quoted in Inside Higher Ed
Jennifer Mueller, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Intergroup Relations Program, was quoted in an April 27 Inside Higher Ed article titled "The Racial Politics of Citation." Mueller spoke of "white ignorance" about race, a topic on which she has previously published research. 

The Spa weekly specials

Skidmore Spotlight
Meet Ron Taylor
Theresa Knickerbocker
Ron Taylor is a media services operations coordinator and a member of the Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS). Taylor worked part-time as a video and digital film making instructor for the Skidmore Summer Art Program for two decades before joining the College’s media services team full-time in 2014. 

Notice of disruptions

On approximately May 12th, Zankel Parking Lot B near Harder Hall will close due to construction for the Center for Integrated Science North Wing. It will remain closed until the project is completed to store construction materials and related equipment. There will also be several other disruptions as construction commences.

Visit the CIS Updates website for more information >> 


Litigation Hold Information: Occasionally the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration is required, upon the advice of legal counsel to issue litigation holds, generally when a lawsuit is brought or when legal claims are threatened against Skidmore. A litigation hold is used to ensure that all potential relevant evidence is a case is preserved. A letter with more information is available online (Skidmore login required).

Notice for Roth IRA participants: A new feature coming to our 403(b) plan 

Summer flexible hours: Skidmore is again offering summer flex-time hours to staff employees, effective May 14, 2018 through August 24, 2018.

 fulfilled by 9 Miles East Farm. Subscribers will receive a big share of vegetables each Friday from the Dining Hall Atrium. The CSA runs from the beginning of the fall semester through Thanksgiving.

Campus Events

Thursday, May 3–Saturday, May 5
12-4 p.m.
The Juniors Show
Schick Art Gallery

Friday, May 4
1–2:15 p.m.
Goat yoga
Wiecking Green

Friday, May 4
1–3 p.m.
Survival Week: Get down with dogs (and therapy pigs)

Library walkway

Saturday, May 5
6–9 p.m.
MDOCS Awards Show
Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium

Saturday, May 5
8 p.m.
Survival Week: Outdoor movie
Tang Teaching Museum, Lawn

Sunday, May 6
2 p.m.
Survival Week: Picnic and games
Case Green

Sunday, May 6
8–10:30 p.m.
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

Friday, May 11
6–8 p.m.
2018 Art Senior Thesis Reception
Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium

View all events >>

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