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A note of thanks from the VP for finance and administration and treasurer

. I would like to express my gratitude to all faculty and staff who offered feedback on the candidates. I also would like to acknowledge fellow members of the search committee. Special thanks go to Sarah Delaney Vero, who so effectively served as interim chief human resources officer while our national search was conducted.


Thank you,

Donna Ng

Skidmore News

Skidmore photos of the year

Skidmore faculty and staff members share their expert advice on making — and keeping — New Year’s resolutions.


Skidmore Shop blowout sale

Campus Notes

Jason Breves, assistant professor of biology, received an award from the North American Society of Comparative Endocrinology.


Evan Mack, teaching professor of music, was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. His opera also won the National Opera Association’s Argento Competition and will be staged next year.


Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, associate professor of theater, received research funding from the American Society for Theatre Research.


Assistant Professor of Political Science Yelena Biberman-Ocakli’s book “When Militias Provide Welfare: Lessons from Pakistan and Nigeria” been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.


Stephen Ives, assistant professor of health and human physiological sciences; Catherine Golden, professor of English; and David Vella, acting chair of the department of mathematics and statistics, published articles.



Smoke free

Skidmore College is a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus as of Jan. 1. Smoking and tobacco use — as well as the use of all e-cigarettes and vaping devices — are prohibited throughout all Skidmore College property, including outdoor areas. To support the launch of this policy, an all-campus event with food, fun and giveaways will be held Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Case Center.


Skidmore Spotlight

Maryann Toia

Mary Ann Toia works as an administrative assistant in the Office of Campus Life and Engagement and oversees pre-orientation programs. Eight years ago, Toia was drawn to Skidmore by the students and the opportunity to introduce them to the area and outdoor activities.


CIS updates
Spa Specials


Annual Vendor Fair

Meet vendors and win door prizes in Case Center, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. .


Winter Celebration

Skidmore faculty and staff are invited to a Winter Celebration Friday, Feb. 8 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. or call 518-580-5670.


Skidmore Athletes winter 2019

Support Skidmore athletes. Dining Services offers concessions for all home games, beginning one hour before the games.


Zankel Box Office

The Zankel Music Center box office will be closed until Tuesday, Jan. 22.


Skidmore Softball Winter Clinics

Jan. 27 (grades 1-8) and Feb. 3 (grades 9-12). .


Science on Tap

Kristofer Covey will discuss "Three Trillion and Counting: What Mapping Global Tree Density Taught us About Science and the Popular Imagination" at the Parting Glass, Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. .

Campus Events

Here’s a sampling of major events this week.

Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20

3 p.m.

Battenkill Chorale: Children of the Holocaust Immigrants of Hope

Zankel Music Center


Thursday, Jan. 31

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum Atrium


Tuesday, Feb. 5

5-6 p.m.

Art Building, Saisselin Schick Art Gallery

Thursday, Feb. 7

5 p.m.


Tang Teaching Museum, Tang Mezzanine


Friday, Feb. 8

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, Feb. 9

4-5 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum

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