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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.

Students tackle pressing issues in academic showcase

Skidmore’s annual Academic Festival brought out the best in student research and artistic achievement while simultaneously informing and enlightening the community.


Men’s and women’s tennis win Liberty League titles

Both teams earned automatic bids to the NCAA Division III Tournament after winning their respective league championship matches.


Investment Club wins Adirondack Cup

The Skidmore team beat 26 other colleges and universities in the unique stock-picking competition, posting a 48.75% return on its $1 million portfolio.


Dining Services

Spa specials

for the Dining Hall, Atrium Café, Burgess Café and the Spa have been posted.


Breakfast will be served all day May 13-17 in the Spa. The deli menu, signature salads and salad bar are also available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Skidmore Spotlight

Chris Diaz

Chris Diaz works as the social media manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing. He manages all of Skidmore’s flagship social media accounts as well as digital advertising on major platforms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Faculty-Staff Achievements

A book published by Paul Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, has become an Amazon best-seller.


K. Aurelia Ball, assistant professor of chemistry, is receiving a $364,418 award from the National Science Foundation for research.


Caroline D’Abate, associate professor of management and business, presented research at a recent conference.


Jordana Dym, professor of history, spoke about telling stories from digital archives.


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


Athletics update

The women’s and men’s tennis teams will compete in the upcoming NCAA Division III Tennis Tournament this weekend. .


Skidmore Shop

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. The Skidmore Shop has gifts, has cards and has you covered. .


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. For more information and tickets, .


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. .


Stewart's Signature Series

New York-based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, and Cherish the Ladies will present an evening of instrumental talents, vocals and step dancing at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Both events will be held at Arthur Zankel Music Center.


Community forum on health care costs

All Skidmore employees are invited to attend the second of two community forums on managing health care costs from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, in Davis Auditorium. The initial recommendations and ongoing work of the IPPC subcommittee tasked with exploring heath care options will be shared, and then comments, questions and suggestions will be welcomed.


Capital PRIDE Parade

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and friends are invited to join the , which steps off at noon June 9 in downtown Albany. The event is free, but the deadline to RSVP is May 14. .


“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.


Volunteers needed

Dining Services seeks volunteers to help serve lunch at the Employee Retirement & Recognition Luncheon, scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Volunteers are needed in half-hour increments starting at 11:30 a.m. .


Orientation workshop on intergroup dialogue

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a workshop May 28-29 about the Skidmore IGR program and addressing racial conflict and other diversity-related issues. To register, as soon as possible. Space is limited. For more information, .


Science on Tap

Brad Lister of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will speak on “Climate warming, insects and collapsing food webs” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at The Parting Glass. .

Campus Events

Here’s a sampling of major events this week.

May 1-June 1

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Friday, May 10

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium


Wednesday, May 15

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium

Friday, May 17

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Filene Hall, Filene Recital Hall


Saturday, May 18

10:40 a.m.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center


Saturday, May 25

7-8 p.m.

Filene Hall, Filene Recital Hall

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