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Convocation begins with the traditional bagpipes and drums

Popular storytelling nonprofit The Moth will lead three days of educational workshops at Skidmore, culminating in a StorySLAM event on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Arthur Zankel Music Center.


During the SLAM, 10 students will take to the microphone to tell a personal story. The event will be recorded for possible broadcast on a future episode of The Moth Radio Hour, which airs on hundreds of public radio stations. The event is free but tickets are required.


"College campuses are one of the most significant defenders of the First Amendment in the United States today," said Sigal R. Ben-Porath at the first in a series of events in the Community Dialogue Series at Skidmore. By Sanjna Selva '21.

Campus Notes

Hédi Jaouad, professor of French, published "Browning Upon Arabia: A Moveable East" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).


Steve Ives, assistant professor and associate chair in the Department of Health and Human Physiological Sciences, published an article with students RJ Caruso '18, Kelsey Denby '18, Emily Schlicht '18, Alexs Matias '18, and Monique Dudar '20 in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


Kimberley A. Frederick, professor of chemistry, received a scholarship to attend the 2018 Higher Education Resources Service Institute in June.


Amy Frappier, associate professor and chair of the Department of Geosciences, was interviewed by InsideClimate News.


Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed by WAMC.

Skidmore Spotlight

Sue Rosenberg

Sue Rosenberg, writer/editor in the Office of Communications and Marketing, is retiring after nearly 26 years at Skidmore.


Whether for the alumni periodical Scope, a news story or an event, Rosenberg has been to every corner of campus, jumping into situations both exciting and bizarre ­— whatever it took to tell the story.


A retirement celebration will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Surrey.


CIS Updates
Spa Specials


President's open office hour

President Philip Glotzbach invites employees and students to his open office hour 3-4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Office of the President.


Search for director of Black Studies Program

Skidmore invites for the inaugural director of the Black Studies Program.


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.


Storytellers' Institute

The annual is a five-week residency hosted at Skidmore College during the month of June 2019.


Freirich Business Plan Competition

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. upstairs in the dining hall to kick off Skidmore's . Students from all backgrounds and majors are encouraged to participate.


Science on Tap

We are happy to welcome Jason Breves from the Department of Biology to our next public talk Tuesday, Sept. 25.


Mathematica 11 workshops

All faculty, staff and students are welcome. Workshops will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 in Scribner Library 222 (Academic Technologies training room).


Campus campaign kick-off

Whether you're ready to rock the casbah or waltz the night away, professors (and husband and wife) Grace Burton and Ron Seyb welcome you to come cut the rug with them on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore campus celebration. Video credit: Greg Litt '22, Guy Mastrion and Jesse O'Connell


Nurse wellness coaching

These services are available to all faculty and staff through convenient sessions with an experienced, registered nurse. The program is confidential, voluntary, and free. . Sessions are held in Library 403.

Campus Events

Thursday, Sept. 13 through Oct. 14, 2018

Schick Gallery


Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

6:30 p.m.

Filene Auditorium


Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

7:30–9 p.m.

A scholarly discussion by Leonardo Cohen

Palamountain: Davis Auditorium


Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

5:30–7:30 p.m.

Gannett Auditorium

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

5–7 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum: Malloy Wing


Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

4–5:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum: Payne room


Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

6–8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum: Atrium


Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

6–8 p.m.

Teaching Teaching Museum: Somers room


Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

7:30–9 p.m.

Palamountain: Davis Auditorium


Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

2:30–4:30 p.m.

Zankel Music Center: Beckerman Rehearsal Room

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