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A message from the President will be sent to the Skidmore community on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
VP Michael T.  Orr

Donna Ng

Donna Ng, a senior financial and administrative executive with extensive experience in higher education and non-profit organizations, has been appointed Skidmore's next vice president for finance and administration and treasurer, effective October 1.

Skidmore News

The Founder's Day Picnic will be held on Tuesday, September 4 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. under the tent on Upper South Park. This event is an opportunity for the entire Skidmore College community to come together and celebrate Skidmore’s founder, Lucy Skidmore Scribner.

Summer funded internships have a lasting benefit for Skidmore students

This summer, 77 students were awarded $4,000 or more to dive headfirst into life and career-changing opportunities around the world. From fighting the spread of measles in Sierra Leone to writing code for a start-up company in Lyon, France, hear the stories of some of this summer's Skidmore Career Development Center Summer Experience Fund recipients.


Skidmore Spotlight


Lisa Quimby

Lisa Quimby works as an instrumentation manager for the Skidmore Analytical Disciplinary Laboratory (SAIL) and the Department of Chemistry. SAIL is a suite of scientific instrumentation that’s open to everyone at Skidmore and Quimby ensures the equipment is running correctly while also teaching students, faculty and other researchers how to use it.


“Sail is my dream job,” said Quimby. “I get to be involved in many interesting research projects across the sciences. I also work with classes using instrumentation, so I’m always learning something new … I truly love my work.”


CIS Updates
Spa Specials


Free speech talk Sept. 13

We will welcome professor Sigal R. Ben-Porath from the University of Pennsylvania on September 13, as a guest speaker in the Skidmore Community Dialogue Series. Professor Ben-Porath is the author of "Free Speech on Campus," our shared community reading for Fall 2018. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Arthur Zankel Music Center concert hall.


Off-Campus Study Fair

The Off-Campus Study Fair brings prospective students, program providers, and alums together to talk and learn about the 115+ programs Skidmore students go on. Students can learn about short-term Skidmore faculty-led travel seminars and Skidmore in Paris, New Zealand, London or Spain. The fair will take place on Friday, September 14 from 11:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. in the Case walkway (rain location is Case 2nd floor).


Please consider serving the College by volunteering for one of these important positions. The Institutional Policy and Planning Committee (IPPC): a non-exempt staff representative beginning immediately (Fall 2018); IPPC Subcommittee on Student Affairs: a non-exempt staff representative beginning immediately (Fall 2018); Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Adjudication (SGBM) Committee: any staff member.


Opening Reception
All are invited to attend a welcome reception for new faculty and staff on September 7, 4:30–7 p.m. at Scribner House. Please join your colleagues, old and new, in celebrating the start of the academic year!

Campus Events

Tuesday, September 4

4:30–6:30 p.m.

Under the tent on Upper South Park


Thursday, September 6

2:30–3 p.m.

Case Center, Case Green


Thursday, September 6

5–9 p.m

Tang Teaching Museum, Mezzanine

Friday, September 7

3:30–5:30 p.m.

Gannett Auditorium


Saturday, September 8

4–6:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum

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