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Terence Blanchard

The composer and trumpeter — a Skidmore honorary degree recipient and former visiting scholar — talks about scoring “BlacKkKlansman,” the power of music to address current affairs and what it takes to make it as an artist.


Freirich Business Plan Competition

In its ninth year, the Freirich Business Plan Competition (inspired and supported by Ken Freirich '90) offers an opportunity to the widest spectrum of students in the College to develop their entrepreneurial passions, for profit and social entrepreneurship. First round presentations will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 1:30 p.m., Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor.


HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey
Siversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey

In recent weeks, President Glotzbach has sent out email invitations to the entire Skidmore community to participate in the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey. This anonymous survey is designed to measure campus support for diversity, equity and inclusion and to review issues of discrimination and harassment. The Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU) encourages everyone to participate in order to provide a better understanding of our campus climate and to support informed policies and practices related to inclusion and equity.

Skidmore's Men's Basketball team

The top-seeded Skidmore College men’s basketball team looks to win its fifth Liberty League title when it hosts the league’s final four Saturday and Sunday at the Williamson Center. No. 3 Hobart will play No. 2 St. Lawrence in Saturday’s first semifinal at 2 p.m. The Thoroughbreds and No. 4 Ithaca play at 4:30 p.m. The championship game is Sunday at 2 p.m.


Dining Services

Dining Services News

Campus Notes

Jason Breves, assistant professor of biology, is being recognized by the American Physiological Society.


Penny Howell Jolly, professor of art history, published a book chapter and participated in a scholarly panel.


JaeEun Kim, choral conductor in the Music Department, participated in a conducting workshop.


The premiere of an opera by Evan Mack, teaching professor of music, has been announced.


Emma Newcombe, visiting assistant professor of American studies, published an academic article.


Murat Yildiz, assistant professor history, was featured on “The Ottoman History Podcast.”




Skidmore Spotlight

Sandra Brown

Scribner Library Interlibrary Loan Coordinator Sandie Brown helps Skidmore researchers to borrow materials from other institutions. Last academic year, more than 20,000 requests were processed, including some challenging requests.



Home Run Breakfast

Help Skidmore’s softball team raise funding for the spring 2019 season, Friday, Feb. 22, 7:15-9 a.m., Dining Hall, second floor. For more information,


Thoroughbred Society

The Thoroughbred Society recognition ceremony will be held Monday Feb. 25, 5 p.m. in the Williamson Sports Center. The ceremony recognizes student-athletes who achieved a 3.67 grade point average or higher in the fall semester. For more information,


Career Development Center Summer Experience Fund Awards

The deadline to apply for awards up to $4,000 is noon on Monday, March 25. or


Skidmore Theater: black box production

"Men on Boats" will be performed March 1-7 at 8 p.m in the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Tickets ($8 students, $12 general admission)


Human Resources Training

Professional development and opportunities are available to faculty and staff. For more information, or .


Exploremore 2019

Talk to professors and students about majors and minors and how to make the most of your academic career, Feb. 25–March 7. or by

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


Saturday, Feb. 23

2 p.m.

Williamson Sports Center


Saturday, Feb. 23

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Feb. 23

4:30 p.m.

Williamson Sports Center


Saturday, Feb. 23

8 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Sunday, Feb. 24

2 p.m.

Williamson Sports Center


Monday, Feb. 25

7-8 p.m.

Dance Theater


Tuesday, Feb. 26

12-1:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium

Wednesday, Feb. 27

6 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Wednesday, Feb. 27

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Somers Room


Thursday, Feb. 28

5:30-9 p.m.

Palamountain, Davis Auditorium


Thursday, Feb. 28

5-5:45 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium and Payne Room


Friday, March 1

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Palamountain, Gannett Auditorium


Saturday, March 2


Wilton YMCA


Saturday, March 2

2 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Saturday, March 2

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum

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