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Thanksgiving wishes

Gouda soup, supportive friends, thoughtful conversations and just being at Skidmore. Read what the Skidmore community said when we asked, “What are you thankful for?”


The Beatlemore legend lives on

An undeniable Skidmore tradition, Beatlemore Skidmania rocked campus for the eighteenth time and demonstrated, once again, how magical musical experiences materialize at the intersection of community and creative thought. Story by Harry Mooney '19. Photos by Benjamin Hayes '20.


From Skidmore to Kenya and back

Marley Amico '19 reflects on a month in Kenya, where she says she "was able to finally focus on the substance of life."


Zankel Lecture

The covers of mid-20th century vinyl record albums are cultural "artifacts" that also conveyed American consumerism and modernist values within a broader Cold War context, Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder said in the annual Zankel Lecture at Skidmore College.


Campus Notes

Jason Breves, assistant professor of biology, and William S. Brown, associate professor emeritus of biology, published scholarly articles.


Katie DeGroot, director of the Summer Studio Art Program, will be exhibiting her work at Galerie Gris in Hudson, New York.


Associate Professor of History Matthew Hockenos’ latest book was featured in The New Yorker.


James Kettlewell, professor emeritus of art history, received a Community Arts Ambassador Award from Saratoga Arts.



Skidmore Spotlight

Meet Jose Gonzalez

Jose Gonzalez has worked for the Department of Campus Safety Department as a dispatcher and patrol officer since 2010.


Skidmore Cares
Spa Specials


Room at Your Table? Thanksgiving + Skidmore's International Students

If you can host one or more of our international students for a Thanksgiving holiday meal,


Science on Tap

Meg Estapa will discuss at Artisanal Brew Works, Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Skidmore Shares book drive

Members of the Reading Minds Scribner Seminar are hosting a campus-wide book drive to collect new and "good-as-new" children’s books (ages 0-18). Donations benefit the Ronald McDonald House Family Room in the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Books will be collected lunchtime (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.), Monday, Nov 28 - Friday, Dec 2 outside the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall and the Spa.


Nominate RAs for next year

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


Defensive driving course

Campus Safety has scheduled a Defensive Driving Course for 6-9 p.m. Nov. 28- 29 in Tisch 205. Participants must attend both sessions. at ext. 5568.


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.


Leonard Bernstein at 100 - The Humanitarian and Social Critic

The finale program includes the magnificent "West Side Story" suite, "Candide" Overture and a rare performance of Songfest.


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 attend the


2019 Skidmore Winter Baseball Clinic

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

Campus Events

Friday, Oct. 19 through Nov. 28

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Wednesday, Nov. 28

6-7 p.m.

Case Center, Spa


Thursday, Nov. 29

7 p.m.

Filene Auditorium


Thursday, Nov. 29

5-9 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Mezzanine


Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2

Mainstage Theater, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Friday, Nov. 30

3 p.m.



Friday, Nov. 30

8-11 p.m.

Case Center, Spa


Friday, Nov. 30

8:30-11:30 p.m.

Palamountain, Gannett Auditorium


Saturday, Dec. 1

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room


Saturday, Dec. 1

3 p.m.


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