Commencement highlights, employee and retiree recognition and other campus news and announcements

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Video: Commencement 2019 highlights

Skidmore graduated 622 creative seniors at its 108th Commencement Exercises on May 18. Relive some of the moments from the ceremony.


Skidmore recognizes employees and retirees

President’s Award winners, Service Award recipients and retiring faculty and staff were honored at the annual Employee Retirement and Recognition Celebration.


Where is the class of 2019 going next?

From the Houston Astros and Tiffany & Co. to the Peace Corps and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, members of the Class of 2019 are ready to make their creative marks on the world.


Families of Class of 2019 pave the way

The Class of 2019 Parents Fund raised a total of $555,531 and honored graduating seniors with commemorative bricks on a campus walkway.


Dining Services

Spa specials

The Dining Hall is closed this week. The Spa is serving breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A salad bar, choice of soup, full deli menu and grill menu are available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Faculty-Staff Achievements

Diana Barnes, senior teaching professor of Spanish, produced a podcast.


A book by Jeromy McFarren, senior program coordinator for summer academics, will be reviewed by a literary magazine.


Matt Wilt, associate professor of art, will present a solo exhibition.

Skidmore Spotlight

Brianna Herman

Brianna Herman works as Skidmore’s human resources assistant. She coordinates HR training program logistics, manages the Thoroughbred Thanks program, oversees the HR budget, updates content on the HR website and provides administrative support to Chief Human Resources Officer Brett Last.



President to host community meetings

President Glotzbach will provide College updates and answer questions during two community meetings, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, on the second floor of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall.


Skidmore Shop

The Skidmore Shop has marked down a few Apple products, including iPad Pros, an iPad Mini and an iMac Desktop. For more details, , 518-580-5491. These marked-down items can also be viewed in the clearance tab on the Shop website. .


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. For more information, .


Dean of the Faculty Office open house

The Dean of the Faculty Office will host an open house to celebrate the conclusion of the academic year from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 29, in Palamountain 416. Also, the service of Associate Dean of the Faculty Crystal Moore, who will be concluding her term in the Dean’s Office at the end of the month, will be acknowledged. Light refreshments will be served.


Author visit

Kim John Payne will speak on “The Soul of Discipline,” a Simplicity Parenting approach to warm, calm and firm guidance, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in Filene Auditorium.


Health Services temporarily closed

Health Services will be closed through May 31 due to construction.


Frances Day 2019

The sixth annual Frances Day, a 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.

Campus Events

Here’s a sampling of major events this week.

May 1-June 1

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Saturday, May 25

7-8 p.m.

Filene Hall, Filene Recital Hall


Thursday, June 6

7 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Somers Room

Thursday, June 6

8-9:30 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Friday, June 7

6-7:30 p.m.

Filene Recital Hall


Saturday, June 8

6:15-8 p.m.

Payne Room, Tang Teaching Museum

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