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Community forums on health care costs May 3 and 13

In response to pressing financial needs, including the sharp increase in the cost of health insurance, the Institutional Planning and Policy Committee (IPPC) Subcommittee on Budget and Finance has developed initial recommendations for IPPC approval on May 3. The work will continue through the summer, with the goal of finalizing by September some potential plan design changes and costs that would take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.


Faculty and staff are invited to attend one of two community forums to learn more about the initial recommendations and ongoing work, and to share ideas for consideration in addition to the initial recommendations. The forums will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, both in Davis Auditorium.



Skidmore News

Student artists sell their work at Handmade Pop-Up

The Entrepreneurial Artist Initiative event through Skidmore’s Arts Administration Program prepares students for the real-world business of art.


Out of the Darkness walk

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsored the campus walk, which was open to the community.


Helen Hobbs

Helen Miller Hobbs ’32 just turned 107. Her son says she loved the birthday flowers from President Glotzbach and raised her glass to toast her alma mater at dinner. Watch her interview with a local NBC station, which included photos from her Skidmore yearbook.


Presidential search update

The Presidential Search Committee and the Skidmore Board of Trustees invite all members of the Skidmore community to participate in a Presidential Search Committee Community Forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall. They also invite Skidmore community members to and share their thoughts about the priorities, traits, experiences and practices they think the next president of Skidmore College should possess.

Dining Services

Spa specials

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


Wafflefest: SGA and Dining Services will present a free Wafflefest for all students and employees from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Murray-Aikins Dining Hall.


Ice cream sampling: A representative from SOCO Creamery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, will be scooping samples of their assorted ice creams and sorbets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Atrium at Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. Their products are sold in the Atrium C-store as well as the Spa.


Skidmore Spotlight

Jessica Lubniewski

Jessica Lubniewski '06 works as the collections registrar at the Tang Teaching Museum. She preserves the museum’s collection of over 15,000 objects and provides faculty, students and community members with access to it.


Faculty-Staff Achievements

Paul Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, spoke to Self magazine about the science behind a “runner’s high.”


Rebecca McNamara, Mellon Collections curator at the Tang Teaching Museum, presented a paper on fashion at Saratoga Springs History Museum.


Pushkala Prasad, professor of management and Zankel chair, discussed diversity tensions in contemporary workplaces at a national convention.


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


Athletics update

It’s championship week for most of Skidmore’s spring sports teams. Men’s and women’s tennis head to Ithaca on Saturday for the Liberty League semifinals. Riding begins its title defense Thursday through Sunday at the IHSA Nationals event in Syracuse. The men’s and women’s rowing teams take part in the Liberty League Rowing Championships on Friday afternoon on Saratoga Lake.


Skidmore Shop

Moving out? The Skidmore Shop has everything you’ll need, from tape to boxes and more. .


21st annual Academic Festival

Students will showcase their academic achievements until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at locations throughout campus.

Alumni Memorial Garden

More than a dozen gardens — including the Skidmore College Alumni Memorial Garden — are featured in the Sunday, July 7, Secret Gardens Tour presented by Soroptimist International of Saratoga County. Leading up to the July 7 Secret Gardens Tour, the public is invited to a Soroptimist Garden Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Sunnyside Gardens in Saratoga Springs. .


13th annual "Give & Go"

on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 19, to assist with the collection and sorting of used home goods, clothes, food and other items that will be donated to partner organizations in Saratoga Springs and the Capital District.


“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.


De-Stress Fest

All Skidmore staff are invited to attend De-Stress Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Dance Center. It will feature ergonomics for the workplace presentations, chair massages, meditation and yoga, door prizes, therapy dogs and more.


Summer flexible hours

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


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.

May 1-June 1

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Wednesday, May 1

6-8 p.m.

Spa Lounge area


Thursday, May 2

1-4 p.m.

Student Academic Services office, Starbuck


Thursday, May 2

3-7 p.m.

Student Academic Services office, Starbuck


Friday, May 3

1-3 p.m.

Scribner Library walkway

Friday, May 3

8-10 p.m.

Case walkway

Saturday, May 4

1-3 p.m.

Library Green


Saturday, May 4


Castle Diamond


Saturday, May 4

4-10 p.m.



Sunday, May 5

9 p.m.

Case walkway


Friday, May 10

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium


Wednesday, May 15

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium

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