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Skidmore Speaks

The Nov. 5-8 series will feature prominent journalists and academics, who will consider challenges associated with free speech on college campuses, questions related to race and privilege, and means of ensuring that colleges present a variety of viewpoints while maintaining an inclusive learning environment.


Members of President Philip A. Glotzbach’s Cabinet cordially invite members of the Skidmore community to their open office hours, which they have scheduled for dates in November and December. Come meet Cabinet members, discuss ideas and ask questions. No appointment is needed.

Jesse Epstein '19

Jesse Epstein '19 is director of Skidmore EMS, an admissions ambassador, past president of Hillel and a former participant in the College's First-Year Experience (FYE) in London program. He says Skidmore was the only college that he visited that encouraged him to explore all of his distinct passions.


Campus Notes

Sijia Fan '18, Ran Tao '18 and Kaifeng Yang '19 – students of Lucy Oremland and Csilla Szabo of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics – have won a $10,000 scholarship and award for their winning paper in the Mathematical/Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM).


Christopher Mann, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, was interviewed by The Associated Press.


Minita Sanghvi, assistant professor in the Department of Management and Business, was featured on “the Academic Minute” on WAMC.


Mary Zeiss Stange, professor emerita of women's studies and religion, is a candidate for a seat in the Montana Senate.



Skidmore Spotlight

Belinda Colgan

Belinda Colgan works as a riding assistant and the assistant coach for the women’s equestrian team. The 2004 Skidmore graduate said she never expected her passion for riding to turn into a professional career at the College.


Skidmore Cares

Skidmore Cares kicks off Nov. 13

Skidmore Cares will kick off this year at our annual luncheon, where we will announce this year’s team leaders and collection assignments and introduce representatives of the agencies benefiting from our donations. Registration for the luncheon is full, but mark your calendars for our open house on Dec. 7. We look forward to strong participation this year!

CIS Updates
Spa Specials


Living Tobacco-Free

In observance of Great American Smokeout (Nov. 17), 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 this Friday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Case Center, 2nd floor. Attendees will have opportunities to win prizes.


Bread Sale

Fresh baked breads for only $4 a loaf on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday, Nov. 2 in the Atrium Café, 3-5 p.m. Available this week: cornbread, cornbread with cheddar and jalapenos, pumpkin, pumpkin with chocolate chips, pumpkin cranberry, vegan pumpkin, banana, gluten free banana, seven grain, sourdough and ciabatta.


Employee benefits fair and open enrollment

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


"Nightmare before Christmas" theme dinner
Join the fun Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall.


Annual Arthur Zankel Lecture

“Designed for HI-FI Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America” with Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder, Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room. Reception to follow.


Animals in Scribner Library

A revised policy is now posted on the


2019 winter break jobs on campus in your department?

If you know you will be hiring over the break,


CEPP invites participants for new subcommittee

The Committee on Educational Policies and Planning (CEPP) is convening a subcommittee to work on the English Language Learners component of the Language Study requirement of the new general education curriculum. If you are interested in serving,

Campus Events

Friday, Oct. 19 through Nov. 28

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Thursday, Nov. 1

7-10 p.m.

Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium


Friday, Nov. 2

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, Nov. 3

6-8 p.m.

Case Center, Spa


Saturday, Nov. 3

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room

Monday, Nov. 5

4:30-6 p.m.

Palamountain Hall, Room 301


Monday, Nov. 5

6-9 p.m.

Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium


Thursday, Nov. 8

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, Nov. 10

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum/Art Gallery, Payne Room


Saturday, Nov. 10

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center

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