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President Philip A. Glotzbach

Philip A. Glotzbach will step down as Skidmore’s seventh president at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.


CIS construction project update

Skidmore College is moving forward with a new plan that will expedite construction of the Center for Integrated Sciences (CIS) while saving the College an estimated $13.3 million in construction costs.


After winning the Liberty League championship at home, the Skidmore College men's basketball team will take on No. 12 MIT in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Swarthmore College. The 19-7 Thoroughbreds will tip off against MIT (22-4) on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. Sixth ranked Swarthmore (24-3) is hosting the four-team pod and will play Mitchell College (19-9) at 7:30 p.m. The winners will play in the pod final on March 2 at 7 p.m.


Skidmore Shop Art Supply Sale

Dining Services

Spa Specials

The Spa: Visit the Spa Tuesday, March 5 for Phillips Gourmet mushroom burger sampling from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Bread sale: A bread sale will be held Friday, March 1, 3-5 p.m. in the Atrium Café. This week’s flavors are banana, vegan pumpkin, vegan pumpkin with chocolate chips, cinnamon crumb coffee cake, gluten-free coffee, ciabatta, sourdough, roasted-garlic Italian and cinnamon raisin.


Spring break hours: The Dining Hall will close at 8 p.m. on Friday March 8 for Spring Break. It will be open for breakfast on Saturday, March 9. The Dining Hall will resume normal service on Sunday, March 17 at 9 a.m. .

Skidmore Spotlight

Brien Muller

Brien Muller, Skidmore’s ID card administrator, manages the database that controls what your Skidmore Card can do. Before assuming his current role, Muller managed the information technology help desk in Scribner Library for 14 years.


Campus Notes

Kristofer Covey, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences, published a scientific paper.


Sarah Goodwin, professor of English, and Jeff Segrave, professor of health and human physiological sciences, delivered a workshop at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Network for Academic Renewal conference in San Francisco.


Sarita Lagalwar, associate professor of neuroscience, and Bernie Possidente, professor of biology, attended the Northeast Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience Conference at Quinnipiac University Medical School with nine Skidmore students, who presented posters about their research.


Jennifer C. Mueller, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Intergroup Relations Program, spoke at Rice University.





New lost and found website

Campus Safety has established a .The page provides online forms to claim listed items, report a loss or inform Campus Safety about found items. The link to the page is also available on the Campus Safety page, at the bottom of the navigation menu on the left.


IdeaLab Opportunity

The IdeaLab Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for pop-up makerspaces to be offered by faculty and staff in visible spaces on campus. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1. For more information, .


Kids Night Out

Kids ages 5-14 are invited to participate in well-supervised recreational activities, Friday, March 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Williamson Sports Center. The cost is $10 per child. For more information, , or call ext. 5380.


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) .


Orchestra concert

The Skidmore College Orchestra will present “American Originals” Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. in Zankel Music Center. Tickets are available at the box office and can be reserved by calling ext. 5321 or .


Barnes to discuss U.S.-Mexican border

Diana Barnes, senior teaching professor of Spanish, will discuss “What’s Going On Down There? The Human Side of the U.S.-Mexican Border” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4, in Davis Auditorium.


Science on Tap

Anthony Hatch from Wesleyan University will speak Tuesday, March 5 at the Parting Glass. For more information,


USC vice provost to visit Skidmore

Ginger Clark, assistant vice provost for academic and faculty affairs and director of the Center in Excellence in Teaching at the University of Southern California, will visit campus to discuss “Student Evaluations and Peer Observations of Teaching: Pitfalls and Promising Practices” Thursday, March 7. All faculty are invited to attend a 2:30 p.m. session. To register, please .


Live More: Skidmore’s health education series

Dietician Amy Wahl of Hannaford Supermarkets will discuss heart health. Monday, March 11 in Scribner Library room 417, noon-1 p.m.


Skidmore’s 12th annual Soccer Without Borders camp

The Skidmore men’s and women’s soccer teams are hosting a soccer camp for boys and girls, ages 6-12. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m.-noon. . For more information,


Student Leadership Nominations

Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Monday, March 25. The awards will be presented at the annual Student Leadership Banquet on Thursday, May 2.

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, March 1

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Palamountain, Gannett Auditorium


Friday, March 1

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, March 2


Wilton YMCA


Saturday, March 2


Wachenheim Field


3 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Saturday, March 2

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Monday, March 4

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room

Tuesday, March 5

noon-1 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium


Tuesday, March 5

4 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


7 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Thursday, March 7

6 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Saturday, March 9

8:30 a.m.

Wilton YMCA


Saturday, March 9

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, March 9

1 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Saturday, March 9

1 p.m.

Wilton YMCA


Thursday, March 14

10 a.m. – Noon

Harder Hall - Harder 101 - PC Lab

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