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Weekly Bulletin

VP Michael T. Orr

Michael T. Orr

From the Dean of the Faculty and VP for Academic Affairs

I write to announce two administrative changes.


After consulting with the chairs of the Appointments and Tenure Committee and the Faculty Executive Committee, I have appointed Auden Thomas, managing director of academic programs, residencies, institutes and community programs, to serve as interim executive director of Special Programs, effective Aug. 27.


Mary Hoehn has been promoted to director of the Office of Sponsored Research, effective Aug. 15.


Skidmore News

Meg Estapa, assistant professor of geoscience, is on a joint mission with NASA and the National Science Foundation to go 3,300 feet below the surface of the ocean to explore the dimly lit home of phytoplankton, otherwise known as the twilight zone.


Why? Because phytoplankton play a key role in Earth’s climate by removing heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis.


Skidmore Spotlight

Emily Moorefield has joined Skidmore College as a senior administrative assistant in the president’s office. Moorefield will assist members of the Office of the President with correspondence, budget coordination and special projects.


Moorefield, who previously served as an executive assistant at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, brings a wealth of higher education administrative experience to Skidmore. She has also worked at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan.


CIS Updates
Spa Specials


Community Meeting: All are invited to a community meeting, Wednesday, August 29 from 2–3 p.m. in The Spa, Case Center. President Philip A. Glotzbach will provide college updates and answer questions.


All-Campus 4th Annual Ice Cream Social: All are invited by the Office of Advancement to an ice cream social Wednesday, August 29, 3–4 p.m. on the Case North Patio and Green. Come celebrate the end of the summer, the beginning of a new academic year, and enjoy some delicious ice cream while connecting with colleagues!

Campus Events

Tuesday, August 21
Noon–1 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Thursday, August 23

7–8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Tuesday, August 28

Noon–1 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum

Wednesday, August 29

2–3 p.m.

Community Meeting

The Spa, Case Center


Wednesday, August 29

3–4 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

Case North Patio and Green



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