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Weekly Bulletin

President Philip A. Glotzbach

Philip A. Glotzbach

I am very happy to welcome you back for the spring semester after what I hope was a renewing and fulfilling break. For Skidmore, 2019 promises to be a year filled with excitement and new opportunities, as well as challenges, and I write to you to share some news of what lies ahead.


Skidmore News

Smoke free

Come celebrate our smoke-free and tobacco-free campus on Monday, Jan. 28 , 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Case Center. Join us for food, refreshments, live music, cessation resources, giveaways (including an iWatch and movie tickets) and live jazz music 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Skidmore winter traditions

There's something special about winter at Skidmore. In fact, some of our favorite traditions and events happen during the winter months. Ranging from culinary to comedy, cold to cozy — here are five things we’re looking forward to this winter.


Campus Notes

Skidmore’s Dining Services staff, including Shelly Carpenter, Joe Greco, Matthew Holton, Mark Miller and Daniel Salazar, have been featured in multiple media outlets after the Skidmore team won its sixth consecutive gold medal for culinary excellence in an American Culinary Federation (ACF) competition Jan. 11. Chef Joe Greco is scheduled to appear on NewsChannel 13 WNYT “Live at Noon” tomorrow, Jan. 25.


Kelly Melekis, assistant professor of social work, published an article in The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


Rachel Seligman, assistant director for curatorial affairs and Malloy Curator at the Tang Teaching Museum, was quoted in The Art Newspaper.


Masami Tamagawa, senior teaching professor in the Department of World Languages and Literature, was quoted in Newsweek Japan and Slate.




Skidmore Spotlight

Cassie Deason

Cassie Deason serves as the academic administrative assistant for the Department of Art History, the Arts Administration Program, and the Media and Film Studies Program. She said she appreciates the work-life balance that Skidmore offers.


CIS updates
Spa Specials


Talk: Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay, author of “Bad Feminist,” “Not that Bad” and “Hunger: A Memoir of My Body,” will speak Friday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. ; public tickets are $20. for more information.


Winter Celebration

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


Bread Sale

Freshly baked breads are available for $4 a loaf on a first-come, first-served basis Friday, Jan. 25 in the Atrium Café, 3-5 p.m.


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. .


Camp Northwoods

Skidmore’s summer day camp for children entering grades one to six will open online at 9 a.m. for Skidmore employees on Wednesday, Jan. 30.


Help the Tang

Share a photograph from your own personal celebrations involving sugar (such as a cake for a birthday or other milestone) by Thursday, Jan. 31. For more information, .


Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held Friday, Feb. 1 in the Intramural/Dance Gym from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To check your eligibility, or to schedule a donation, and use sponsor code SKIDMORE. For more information, .


Lecture: Geoffrey Cohen

Geoffrey Cohen will discuss “Powerful but Invisible, Social Psychological Processes Shaping Student Success” on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Gannett Auditorium. For more information, .


National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Skidmore Athletics National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the Williamson Sports Center. . For more information,

Campus Events

Here’s a sampling of major events this week.

Thursday, Jan. 24

5:30-7 p.m.

Palamountain, Davis Auditorium


Friday, Jan. 25

2-5 p.m.

Palamountain, Emerson Auditorium


Thursday, Jan. 31

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum Atrium

Friday, Feb. 1

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Murray Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor


Friday, Feb. 1

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Palamountain, Gannett Auditorium


Saturday, Feb. 2

7-9 p.m.

Filene Recital Hall

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