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Weekly Bulletin

Following last week's announcement by President Glotzbach about his decision to step down in June of 2020, the Board of Trustees approved the formation of a Presidential Search Committee and is preparing to launch the search for Skidmore’s eighth president. The process will be inclusive and will offer numerous opportunities for input from campus constituencies. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to once again express deep appreciation to Phil and Marie Glotzbach for their exemplary service to Skidmore College over the last 15-plus years.


Skidmore News

President Philip A. Glotzbach

President Philip A. Glotzbach and members of his cabinet briefed the Skidmore community about recent accomplishments and several challenges ahead at recent Skidmore College community meetings.


Wonder: The Sensation of Awe

Skidmore will host its second annual Symposium on Humanistic Inquiry — this year, exploring the theme of “wonder” — March 29-30 at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. Twenty faculty members in various disciplines will give presentations and performances around the theme. For more information, or contact or .

Skidmore Athletics

The Skidmore College women’s tennis team, ranked 14th, will host No. 4 Williams at the Wilton YMCA at 1 p.m. Saturday before heading to Virginia for the Blue Grey Invitational at Mary Washington University. In the first match of the tennis double-header, the 26th-ranked men’s tennis team will host No. 2 Amherst. The Thoroughbreds then head to California to take on the nation’s best at the Stag-Hen Invitational, hosted by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. Men’s lacrosse will host Endicott on Saturday and Curry on Monday, and the baseball and softball teams begin the season in Florida and Arizona, respectively. Women’s lacrosse also will be in Florida and take on Westfield State and Haverford.

Skidmore Spotlight

Terri Kindl

Terri Kindl has served Skidmore College as an administrative assistant for more than 20 years. She currently works in the Management and Business Department.


Dining Services

Spa Specials

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.


The Spa will be open from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. from Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15. A breakfast menu will be served all day; lunch begins at 11:00 a.m.


Bread sale: Banana, vegan pumpkin, vegan pumpkin/cranberry, ciabatta, sourdough and zucchini bread will be sold Friday, March 8, 3-5 p.m. in the Atrium Café. All breads are $4.


St. Patrick’s Day: The Spa will be offering corned beef and cabbage dinners on Monday, March 18 for lunch and as dinners to go. Dinner orders must be placed in advance by email to jwinnek@skidmore.edu by noon, Friday March 15. Dinners are $5.99 and include corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, carrots and fresh Irish soda bread.


Burgess Café will be open Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15, from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Campus Sustainability Annual Report

The report, which provides an overview of Skidmore’s sustainability efforts, Two community discussion sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Case Center and Thursday, March 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Dining Hall atrium. For additional information, .


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) .


Live More Skidmore’s Health Education: Lunch and Learn series

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


Flute concert

“Luminous Ragas: A Bansuri Flute Concert” by Steve Gorn and Rob Morrison will be performed March 20 at 7 p.m. in Wilson Chapel. For more information, about Steve Gorn . Skidmore student tickets are free; community members are $10.


Senior Portraits for the Class of 2019

Senior portraits for the Class of 2019 will be taken Monday, March 25 through Thursday, March 28 at the Skidmore Shop. . The school code is 177.



Please join “Factuality: A 90-minute crash course on structural inequality in America” on Sunday, March 24, 1-2:30 p.m. in the second floor of the Dining Hall. .


2019 Charles Dowd lecture

Cristine Legare of the University of Texas at Austin will discuss "Shaping Intelligence: How Development, Culture, and Technology Shape Human Cognitive Capacities,” Monday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Davis Auditorium.


Fourth Annual Lucy Scribner Library Altered Book Contest

The contest is open to Skidmore students, staff, and faculty. Entries will be accepted through noon on Friday, April 12. Please contact Scribner Library for more information.


Human Resources Training

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

Campus Events

Here’s a sampling of major events this week.

Thursday, March 7

4:30 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Saturday, March 9

8:30 a.m.

Wilton YMCA


Saturday, March 9

1 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Saturday, March 9

1 p.m.

Wilton YMCA


Saturday, March 9

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Monday, March 11

2 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Thursday, March 14

10 a.m. – Noon

Harder Hall, room 101


Saturday, March 16

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Art Gallery

Tuesday, March 19

noon-1 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Malloy Wing


Tuesday, March 19

6-8 p.m.

Palamountain: Gannett Auditorium


Wednesday, March 20

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Wachenheim Gallery


Thursday, March 21

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Case Center, second floor


Thursday, March 21

5-6:30 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Thursday, March 21

6-7:30 p.m.

Palamountain: Emerson Auditorium


Thursday, March 21

6-7 p.m.

Case Center, The Spa


Thursday, March 21

6:30-9 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium

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