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Celebration Weekend starts today

The weekend features a variety of fun, free, family-friendly events on campus and in the Saratoga Springs area. Events include a men's soccer game versus St. Lawrence, the Center for Integrated Sciences groundbreaking ceremony, a keynote address by paleontologist Neil Shubin and the dedication of Skidmore’s new Valentine Boathouse.


Saisselin 40th anniversary

It's not too late! Join us 4-8 p.m. today — Thursday, Oct. 18 — at the Tang Teaching Museum for the on-campus celebration of Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore.


Senate debates

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and her Republican challenger Chele Farley will face off in a debate before the November midterm election at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on Oct. 21. The event is sold out, but can be viewed live on Spectrum News.


Kimberly Rattley

Skidmore College faculty, staff and students recently came together for a series of conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion related to socioeconomic class.


Campus Notes

Please join President Philip A. Glotzbach, Marie Glotzbach and the Skidmore College Board of Trustees for a special program and groundbreaking for the Center for Integrated Sciences (CIS), Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10:45 a.m. in the Palamountain Hall Gannett Auditorium. The groundbreaking will be simulcast in Davis and Emerson Auditoriums.

Catherine Golden, professor of English, was interviewed by the Pessimists Archive Podcast. A paperback edition of her 2017 book also was published.


Kurt A. Smemo, assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences, published an article in the journal Water Research.


Joan Ann Swanson and Mary Ellen Towne, faculty members in the Department of Education Studies, published an article in the journal Early Child Development and Care.



Skidmore Spotlight

Amon Emeka

Amon Emeka is an associate professor of sociology. He is also a decorated BMX competitor and recently zoomed into first place in a New York State BMX championship.


CIS Updates
Spa Specials


Skidmore Theater’s fall black box production

"33 Variations" by Moisés Kaufman and directed by Marie Glotzbach. Oct. 16-20 at 8 p.m in the JKB Theater.


Ensemble Connect

As part of their Oct. 16-20 residency, Ensemble Connect and guest composer Gabriella Smith will perform at


Learn about video and audio editing

DOCLab has workshops in video and audio editing Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. All are welcome.


Annual Lucy Scribner Library book sale

Proceeds go to the Patricia A. Weller Prize, which is awarded to two library student workers. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Entrepreneurial Artist Workshop

The Arts Administration Program presents a workshop for students interested in making a career around their passion for art, featuring Victoria Manganiello '12, Nicholas Newcomb '02 and Molly Haley '64. Monday, Oct. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room.


The Jacob Perlow Series

Chris Silver of McGill University will lecture on "Jews, Muslims, and Music in the 20th Century Maghrib: a History in Three Records" on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Free and open to the public. A dessert reception will follow.


Science on Tap

Bernie Possidente will discuss "Your Teenager’s Sleep Cycle Evolved for Sex, Not School" at Artisanal Brew Works, Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Community meetings

President Philip A. Glotzbach will provide updates and answer questions in Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor, Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:30–11:30 am and 3-4 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Art supply sale

The Skidmore Shop's art supply sale will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For every $50 spent in art supplies, you will receive a $10 discount.


Employee Benefits Fair and Open Enrollment

Join us on Monday, Nov. 6, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Murray-Aikins, 2nd floor for easy, on-the-spot enrollment for 2019 benefits. Flu shots and confidential biometric screenings are available. Meet Skidmore benefit vendors and participate in a door prize raffle.


Skidmore Thanksgiving basket support

The Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council is our local Community Action Program. We expect over 800 families will receive holiday baskets.

Campus Events

Friday, Oct. 19 through Nov. 28

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Saturday, Oct. 20

12-1:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Oct. 20

4-5 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Malloy Wing


Saturday, Oct. 20

6 p.m.

Filene Recital Hall


Tuesday, Oct. 23

12-1 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum

Thursday, Oct. 25

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room


Thursday, Oct. 25

7 p.m.


Zankel Music Center


Friday, Oct. 26

3-4 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Wachenheim Gallery


Friday, Oct. 26

5-6:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Oct. 27

10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 27

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne room

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