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Convocation begins with the traditional bagpipes and drums

Even before stepping into classrooms on Sept. 5, members of Skidmore College’s Class of 2022 had already helped in Cambodian and Jamaican orphanages and worked on coral reef restoration.


The class, which hails from 35 states and 26 countries, brings with it a commitment to service and a sense of adventure.


Campus Notes

Minita Sanghvi, assistant professor in the management and business department, published "Gender and Political Marketing in the United States and the 2016 Presidential Election: An Analysis of Why She Lost."

Joan Ann Swanson, assistant professor and associate department chair of education studies, published "Assessing the Effectiveness of the Use of Mobile Technology in a Collegiate Course: A Case Study in M-learning" in the journal Technology, Knowledge and Learning.

Deb Hall, associate professor of art, will be exhibiting "Then & Now" at Saratoga Arts Center from Sept. 22 to Nov. 3.

Skidmore Spotlight

Peter Sickler

Peter Sickler works as a maintenance mechanic for the department of facilities services and has been at Skidmore for nearly 40 years. In addition to his current role, Sickler has worked in housekeeping and as a boiler operator.


Sickler's time at Skidmore is a family tradition. He said, "My father worked here, my grandfather worked here, my great-uncle was the head mason on the old campus and my mother worked in Fathers Hall."


CIS Updates
Spa Specials

If someone experiencing a crisis, distress or mental health issue came to you, would you know how to help? Thanks to ConnectMORE, you can. Join the growing list of Skidmore students, faculty and staff who can recognize signs of distress or danger, refer them to the correct resources and support our campus-wide commitment to health and well-being.



Community Dialogue Series
Sigal R. Ben-Porath, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "Free Speech on Campus," will discuss "Inclusive Freedom of Speech on Campus" on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Zankel Music Center. The talk is part of the Office of the President's Community Dialogue Series.


Arts Quad party

Come on over to the Arts Quad green (between Saisselin, JKB Theater, Zankel, and Filene) to celebrate and learn about the arts at Skidmore on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Featuring the JKB's very own food truck serving Baja tacos and lemonade.


Thoroughbred Society recognition ceremony

The Thoroughbred Society recognition ceremony will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Williamson Sports Center. We will be honoring the Thoroughbred Society members — student-athletes who achieved at least a 3.67 grade point average in the fall semester. The one hour event will include light refreshments and a recognition ceremony.


Blood drive

Our next drive is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Intramural/Dance Gym on Friday, Sept. 21. To schedule an appointment, and use the sponsor code SKIDMORE.


"In It 3" scheduled
"In It 3" is a suite of diversity and inclusion programming designed to raise our cultural fluency and strengthen our community. It takes place Thursday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 12. Details will be forthcoming.

Campus Events

Thursday, Sept. 13 through Oct. 14, 2018

All day event

Schick Gallery


Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

5 p.m.

Featuring guest speaker Lisa Pace-Vetter

Pohndorff Room


Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

6–8 p.m.

Filene Hall Filene Recital Hall


Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

8–9:30 p.m.

Palamountain Hall Gannett Auditorium

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Noon–1 p.m.

Chicago Art, 1964-1980

Tang Teaching Museum/Art Gallery


Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

6–8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Malloy Wing


Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

7:30–9 p.m.

Palamountain, Davis Auditorium

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