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Skidmore Cares

For the 13th consecutive year, members of the Skidmore College community are joining together through the Skidmore Cares community service program. On Tuesday, nearly 150 Skidmore faculty and staff members, along with representatives from 10 community service agencies, attended an energetic kickoff luncheon on campus.


The annual Skidmore Cares Open House is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7.

Invitation to forum for chief HR officer search

Donna Ng, vice president for finance and administration and treasurer, invites members of the Skidmore community to participate in an open forum with the search committee for Skidmore’s next chief human resource officer. Please let the search committee know about the qualities that are important for this position. The forum will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Davis Auditorium. provides more information about this important role at Skidmore.

President Philip A. Glotzbach extends an invitation to all employees and students to an open office hour on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1-2 p.m. Members the President’s Cabinet also have scheduled open office hours for dates in November and December.

Skidmore honors veterans

Members of the Skidmore community laid a wreath and raised the American flag as Skidmore College honored veterans at a ceremony and luncheon Monday.


Edvinas Rupkus

The talented guard has 1,693 points, passing former teammate Aldin Medunjanin '17 and Brian Culkin '01. "He has rewritten the record books, he is an incredible student and one of the best people I have ever been around," said coach Joe Burke.


Students enjoying the fall weather on Case Green

There’s no denying Skidmore loves fall. This change in season ushers in an unspoken urgency: winter is coming. And there are only a few short weeks to experience all that fall has to offer (and post it to Instagram).


Campus Notes

Penny Jolly, professor of art history, has been awarded the Phyllis A. Roth Faculty Distinguished Service Award by the Faculty Development Committee.


Corey Freeman-Gallant, professor of biology; Stephen J. Ives, assistant professor and associate chair in the Department of Health and Human Physiological Sciences; Rebecca Johnson, associate professor of psychology; Oscar A. Pérez, assistant professor in the Department of World Languages and Literatures and Jay Rogoff, lecturer in English, have had works accepted for publication.


Hope Casto, Marisol Diaz, Virginia Lee, Jay Meeks, Joan Ann Swanson and Mary Ellen Towne, faculty members in the Department of Education Studies and Sarah DiPasquale, assistant professor and associate chair in the Dance Department, presented research at scholarly gatherings.



Skidmore Spotlight

Devin Madkin

Devin Madkin is the administrative assistant in Skidmore's Opportunity Program, where she is busy overseeing student workers and helping OP students.


CIS Updates
Spa Specials


Bread sale

Sourdough, ciabatta, gluten-free banana, crusty Italian, seven grain and apple cinnamon loaves ($4 each) will be sold Friday, Nov. 16 in the Atrium Café, 3-5 p.m.


Thanksgiving pie and bread sale

Fresh baked pies, breads and rolls available. Place your order by 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 by .


Learn about photography and photo editing

DOCLab has workshops in DSLR photography and photography editing Nov. 16 and Nov. 30. All are welcome.


The Dance Department and Hyde Collection present "The Floating World"

Performances of “The Floating World,” a progression of choreographic episodes created by Debra J. Fernandez and Jason Ohlberg will start at 5:30, 6:15, and 7:00 p.m.on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Charles R. Wood Gallery at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, in Glens Falls. Free for Skidmore College faculty, staff and students with ID.


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.


Science on Tap

Meg Estapa will discuss “Adventures at sea: Finding out how ocean life affects Earth’s carbon cycle” at Artisanal Brew Works, Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.


From the Horse’s Mouth

An evening of storytelling themed around food and family, hosted by Erica Wojcik and featuring stories told by faculty, staff, students and community members. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Case Center-Spa.


Nominate RAs for next year

by Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 4:30 p.m. .


Actress Ali Stroker to visit Skidmore Nov. 29

Ali Stroker, the first wheelchair-using actress on Broadway, will share her inspirational story with the Skidmore community at 7 p.m. in Filene Auditorum on Nov. 29. Stroker has appeared in "The Glee Project," "Glee," "Faking It," "Drunk History," "Spring Awakening," "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," and many other productions. “A conversation with Ali Stroker: Making Your Limitations Your Opportunities" is part of the Sub-Committee on Responsible Citizenship's Make Your Voice Heard Public Policy Writing Competition. The event is free and open to the public.


Theater: “We Used to Wear Bonnets and Get High All The Time”

Skidmore Theater announces the premiere of Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Jane Kinghorn Bernhard Theater.


I, Too, Sing America: Selections from and a dialogue on race in “Leonard Bernstein’s Songfest”

Performance and panel discussion on Friday, Nov. 30, 5:30-7 p.m., Tang Teaching Museum. Free and open to the public.


Junior Admissions Workshop

Skidmore invites high-school juniors who are the children or grandchildren of Skidmore alumni or employees, or siblings of current students to Jan. 26-27, 2019.


2019 Skidmore Winter Baseball Clinic

For ages 6-13, Tuesday and Wednesday Jan. 15 -16, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $90.


Shovels and scrapers at Campus Safety

Campus Safety Department has a limited supply of shovels available. Call 518-580-5567.

Campus Events

Friday, Oct. 19 through Nov. 28

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Thursday, Nov. 15

4-5 p.m.

Zankel Music Center ELM


Thursday, Nov. 15

5:15-7:15 p.m.

Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium


Thursday, Nov. 15

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room


Friday, Nov. 16

Noon-3 p.m.

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, Atrium


Friday, Nov. 16

6-8 p.m.

Case Center, Spa


Friday, Nov. 16

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Kids Night Out

Friday, Nov. 16

8 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, Nov. 17

2 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, Nov. 17

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room


Saturday, Nov. 17

5 p.m.

Zankel Music Center, ELM Room 117


Saturday, Nov. 17

8 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Sunday, Nov. 18

4-6 p.m.

Community: Trans Day of Remembrance

Wilson Chapel


Thursday, Nov. 29

5-9 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Mezzanine

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