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Skidmore has been recognized in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked Skidmore No. 41 in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category of the 2019 Best Colleges rankings released this month. The publication also named Skidmore in the top 50 for "Most Innovative Schools," "High School Counselor Rankings," "Best Value Schools," and "Best Undergraduate Teaching."


The Fox Adler lecture featured George P. Landow

George P. Landow, professor emeritus of English and art history at Brown University, delivered the Fox-Adler lecture on Monday, Sept. 24.


Skidmore Spotlight

Terri Mariani

Terri Mariani recently joined Dining Services as its student employment and office coordinator, but she’s already a familiar face on campus.


Campaign Updates

Campus campaign kickoff

We marked the launch of Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore in November 2017 and have since shared our efforts with alumni around the country at numerous regional events. Now we want to bring it home to you at the Tang on Thursday, Oct. 18, 4–8 p.m.


Celebrate your Skidmore, enjoy student performers and Fenimore Blues, Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect; win fantastic prizes and enjoy delicious food from Longfellows Restaurant.


If that's not enough, consider these special invites from Grace Burton, Ron Seyb and Ian Berry.


or call Donor Relations at 518-580-5671.


(Video credits: Greg Litt '22, Guy Mastrion and Jesse O'Connell)

Watch Grace and Ron's message here

Watch Ian's message here


CIS Updates
Spa Specials


The Moth College StorySLAM

Renowned storytelling nonprofit The Moth will be holding an intensive storytelling workshop for Skidmore students that will culminate in Skidmore's first-ever Moth StorySLAM, featuring 10 student storytellers. Free and open to the public. Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Zankel Music Center. Tickets are sold out, but a live waitlist will be available starting at 6 p.m. in the Zankel Music Center lobby.


Living Tobacco-Free
Representatives from the Living Tobacco-Free Initiative from Glens Falls Hospital will share information on Skidmore's new smoke-free, tobacco-free policy as well educational resources on smoking cessation on Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in Case Center, second floor. Attendees will have opportunities to win prizes.


Colloquium speaker: Is clinical virtual reality ready for prime time?

in a talk sponsored by the Departments of Psychology, Mathematics, and Computer Science; the Neuroscience Program; Academic Technologies; and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Thursday, Oct. 4, 7–8:30 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium.


Media industry alumni panel

Presentations by alumni as well as roundtable discussions with students. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 4, 6–7:30 p.m. in the Murray-Aikins Dining Room, second floor. Sponsored by Media and Film Studies, and Career Development Center partners.


Dream With Me: Leonard Bernstein at 100
The Music Department is pleased to announce "Dream With Me: Leonard Bernstein at 100," a series of performances and events celebrating the life and work of Leonard Bernstein. The first event will be a Skidmore Faculty Gala Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.


Freirich Business Plan Competition

It's not too late to enroll in Skidmore's Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition. . Students from all backgrounds and majors are encouraged to participate.


Flu shot clinics for Skidmore students and employees

Health Services has partnered with Rite Aid Pharmacy to offer flu shots for Skidmore students and employees. For more information contact Health Services at extension 5550 or .

Campus Events

Thursday, Sept. 13 through Oct. 14, 2018

Schick Gallery


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


Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

2–3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum: Payne Room


Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

6–8 p.m.

Palamountain Hall: Davis Auditorium

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Case Center: Intercultural Center


Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

6–8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum: Payne Room


Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

6 p.m.

Gannett Auditorium


Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

7–9 p.m.

Palamountain: Davis Auditorium


Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

3:30–5:30 p.m.

Gannett Auditorium


Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

7–8 p.m.

Dance Center: Dance Theater

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