Aldarondo receives Guggenheim, Skidmore Shop goes greener and other news.

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Cecilia Alodarondo

Cecilia Aldarondo, a filmmaker and assistant professor of English at Skidmore, is the recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.


Skidmore Shop bags

In the spirit of Earth Month, the Skidmore Shop is moving away from plastic bags and using paper bags made from 100% recycled paper with 85% post-consumer recycled content. The Shop also has a Green-Up for Spring promotion, giving away either a Skidmore-branded string bag or tote bag to customers making purchases of $20 or more. Plus, those who sign up for the Skidmore Shop’s mailing list will receive 10% off their first online order.


Skidmore recognizes retirees

Skidmore recognized its retirees at a President’s Reception on Thursday, April 11, at Surrey-Williamson Inn. President Philip A. Glotzbach and Martin A. Mbugua, vice president for Communications and Marketing, gave updates to the retirees, and new Chief Human Resources Officer Brett Last was also in attendance. “It shows that retirees continue to be part of the Skidmore community. This sense of community is what it’s all about,” said Terence Diggory, professor emeritus of English and a member of the Retiree Initiative Planning Group (RIPG).


from the reception. For more information about Skidmore retiree resources and upcoming events, .

Dining Services

Spa specials

Bread sale: A bread sale will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Atrium Café. This week’s flavors are vegan pumpkin, vegan banana, banana with chocolate chips, gluten-free banana, semolina, sourdough, ciabatta, apple cinnamon coffee cake, and a four-pack of hot cross buns.


Skidmore Spotlight

Amy Tweedy

Amy Tweedy works as an institutional effectiveness specialist, serving as a resource to departments across campus in using data to improve student learning and program quality.


Faculty-Staff Achievements

Cecilia Aldarondo, assistant professor of English, was chosen for a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship.


Ian Berry, the Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum, was quoted in an article in ArtNews.


David Domozych, professor of biology, co-authored two recently published papers.


Larry Jorgensen, associate professor of philosophy, published a new book.


James Kennelly, professor of business, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant.


Julia Routbort, associate dean of student affairs for health and wellness, was interviewed by WAMC.


Jeffrey Segrave, professor of health and human physiological sciences, published an article and delivered a lecture at Union College.


from faculty and staff related to professional accomplishments and scholarly endeavors.


Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk

The second annual Out of the Darkness walk for suicide prevention and awareness will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Case Center Green. Registration is free and the walk is open to the community. to help reach the $5,000 fundraising goal. Registration will also be available on-site at 1 p.m. the day of the walk. Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Health and Wellness Julia Routbort and Arielle Knight ’19 spoke about the event in a recent .


Skidmore Athletics update

The softball team plays its final home games of the season this weekend, hosting Ithaca on Friday and Union on Saturday, while baseball settles in for a four-game series against RIT on Friday and Saturday. Women’s tennis will host Vassar on Saturday to decide the Liberty League regular season title.


Skidmore African Drumming and Dance performance

Skidmore African Drumming and Dance performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Arthur Zankel Music Center’s Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall. For more information,.


“Cabaret” musical

Performances of Skidmore Theater’s production of “Cabaret” will take place April 18-20 in the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. .


Altered Book Contest

The fourth annual is open to Skidmore students, faculty and staff. Entries will be accepted through noon Friday, April 19. Stop by Scribner Library for more information.


Spring Dance Concert

The Skidmore Dance Department presents new works by Skidmore faculty choreographers and guest artist Danny Grossman at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Skidmore Dance Theater. For tickets, contact the Skidmore Box Office or at 518-580-5360.


Skidmore College Orchestra concert

Skidmore College Orchestra presents “Swingin' Galactic Revolutions” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Zankel Music Center. .


“Factuality” board game and dialogue

“Factuality: A 90-minute crash course on structural inequality in America” will be presented from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor. .


Bike to Work Day Challenge

and pledge to ride to work at least once during the week of May 13-17. For more information, contact .


Frances Day 2019

, a community open house to be held Saturday, June 15, will feature art exhibitions, art-making activities, tours, food, music and more in honor of the museum’s namesake, Frances Young Tang ’61.


Summer flexible hours

Skidmore is again offering summer flex-time hours to staff employees effective May 13 through Aug. 23. For more information, .


Fall vegetable CSA with 9 Miles East Farm

Sign-ups are now open for the, to get 12 weeks of freshly harvested vegetables delivered to campus on Friday afternoons from September through Thanksgiving. Sign up through 9 Miles East Farm's website or of 9 Miles East Farm.


Campus Events

Here’s a sampling of major events this week.

Thursday, March 21 through Monday, April 22

Schick Art Gallery


Wednesday, April 17

6 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Wednesday, April 17

6:30-9 p.m.

Palamountain, Emerson Auditorium


Wednesday, April 17

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room


Thursday, April 18

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tisch Learning Center, room 301


Thursday, April 18

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room


Friday, April 19

1 p.m.

Castle Diamond


Friday, April 19

3 p.m.

Wagner Park


Saturday, April 20


Castle Diamond


Saturday, April 20

1 p.m.

Wenger Courts (outside) / Wilton YMCA (inside)


Saturday, April 20

1 p.m.

Wagner Park


Monday, April 22

4:15 p.m.

Castle Diamond


Wednesday, April 24

5-6 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Wachenheim Gallery


Wednesday, April 24

6 p.m.

Wachenheim Field

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