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President Philip A. Glotzbach

Philip A. Glotzbach

Message from the president

On Monday, Feb.4, I sent out email invitations to all members of our campus community to participate in the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey. We hope that your participation in this comprehensive survey will provide needed information about where we are today, which will, in turn, help our Skidmore community to continue practices that support a climate of inclusion, and allow us to further address issues of discrimination and harassment. I hope that every member of our community at Skidmore will take 15 minutes to participate in this important, anonymous survey. Thank you for supporting this important initiative.

Skidmore News

Bernard, Patton-Ostrander promoted to assistant VP

Kyle Bernard, controller and director of financial services and associate treasurer, and Kelley Patton-Ostrander, director of financial planning and budgeting, will each be promoted to assistant vice president and assume additional responsibilities on March 1. As the assistant vice president for finance and controller, Bernard will oversee Skidmore's insurance program, purchasing, risk management and loss control, real estate management, licensing agreements, legal and regulatory compliance, and motor vehicle policy administration, in addition to his current responsibilities. As the assistant vice president for financial planning and auxiliary services, Patton-Ostrander will oversee Skidmore’s Post Office, Dining Services, Greenberg Child Care Center and Print Services, in addition to her current responsibilities. Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer Donna Ng will oversee Campus Safety,

Spa Specials for Valentine's Day

Campus Notes

John Galt, assistant professor of art, is exhibiting his artwork at the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts.


Research by Andrew Lindner, associate professor of sociology, was mentioned in an article in The Atlantic.


T.H. Reynolds and Stephen Ives, faculty in the Department of Health and Human Physiological Sciences published an article in collaboration with students in the scientific journal Physiological Reports. Ives and Kim Frederick, professor of chemistry, also published research with students in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.



Skidmore Spotlight

Chef Joe Greco

Joe Greco, production manager in Dining Services, oversees food production and creates menus and recipes for Skidmore’s dining hall and catering services. It’s no surprise that the trained chef’s favorite campus tradition is the American Culinary Federation conference and competition at Skidmore each year.



Ralph Ciancio memorial service

A memorial service for Ralph Ciancio, professor emeritus of English for whom Skidmore’s teaching award is named, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Surrey-Williamson Inn.


National Girls and Women in Sports Day

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


American Red Cross basic first aid, CPR course

Campus Safety will host a four-hour training class on Sunday, Feb. 10, 4-8 p.m., in the Williamson Sports and Recreation Center, second floor classroom. For more information, or call ext. 5568.


Lecture: Perlow event with filmmaker Rana Abu Fraiha

The Jacob Perlow Event Series presents the documentary “In Her Footsteps” followed by an interview with director Rana Abu Fraiha on Monday, Feb. 11, 7-9 p.m., in Palamountain, Gannett Auditorium.


The Homerathon!

The annual reading of selections from “The Odyssey” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12, starting at 6 p.m. in Falstaff’s. Pizza, salad and desserts will be served. For more information, .


Lecture: "This Land Is Our Land, How We Lost the Right to Roam"

Author and adventurer Ken Ilgunas will talk about his 1,700-mile hike across the Great Plains and how it inspired him to call for an American“right to roam,” Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium.


Make Your Voice Heard Public Policy Competition

. Entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, or .


R.A.D. Training Course

R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only defense training course. For more information, contact , or or call ext. 5567.

Campus Events

Here’s a sampling of major events this week.

Tuesday, Feb. 5 - March 5

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Friday, Feb. 8

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, Feb. 9

4-5 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Wachenheim Gallery


Monday, Feb. 11

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room


Tuesday, Feb. 12

12-1 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Wachenheim Gallery

Tuesday, Feb. 12

6-7 p.m.

Case Center, Spa


Wednesday, Feb. 13

5-7:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Mezzanine


Friday, Feb. 15

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, Feb. 16

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Feb. 16

8 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


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