News and announcements from Skidmore College

Weekly Bulletin

Community meeting to be held May 20

All staff and faculty are invited to attend a community Zoom meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. President Glotzbach and members of the President�s Cabinet will provide College updates and answer questions. The updates will include: Class of 2024 admissions, the May Board of Trustees meeting, the COVID-19 working group, the academic planning working group and five-year budget planning. Zoom connection information will be provided next week.

Skidmore News

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As the College prepares for the new academic year, an academic planning group of faculty, staff and students is hard at work considering various potential scenarios for the fall semester and developing a range of options for offering Skidmore's academic programs.

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Skidmore will hold a virtual Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30. Jennifer C. Mueller, assistant professor of sociology and director of Skidmore�s Intergroup Relations Program, has been selected as this year's faculty speaker. For a list of FAQs, see the Commencement webpage.

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The campaign will be extended until Dec. 31 as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt. Every gift matters, and the College wants everyone who wishes to participate to have the opportunity to do so.

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Faculty-Staff Achievements

 Click here for details about the achievements below.


Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, associate professor of environmental studies and sciences, helped secure a three-year subaward for the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program and delivered a talk. Read more >>


Jeremy Day-O�Connell, associate professor of music, published an invited commentary. Read more >> 


Sarah Day-O�Connell, associate professor of music, published a blog post. Read more >>


Andrew Lindner �03, associate professor of sociology, published an academic article. Read more >>


Aarathi Prasad, assistant professor of computer science, was interviewed by media outlets. Read more >>

Accessing College Resources

The following resources and services are currently available to the Skidmore community. Updates and additions to this list will be posted each week in the Skidmore Weekly Bulletin. Please submit updates to this list by email.


Skidmore College continues to provide campus-wide COVID-19 updates here.


Accounts Payable

Accounts Payable staff are working remotely and strongly encourage sending documentation (invoices, check requests, expense reports and other forms) electronically through scanned email attachments to Accounts Payable. Original signatures are not required, and scanned copies will be accepted. If a preparer or approver is unable to physically sign a document, Accounts Payable will accept an email directly from the individual. Please note in the email, "As an authorized signor for my department, I have reviewed and approved the attached payment request." Please note that most vendor payments are now being made by ACH transfer and employee reimbursements are being processed as a check mailed to your home address on file. Please email Accounts Payable if you have any cash deposits, and special arrangements for building access and drop-off will be made with Campus Safety or the Card Office.


Career Development Center 

The Career Development Center continues to support all students. For details about what resources are available and how to access them, see the CDC's COVID-19 FAQ page. 


Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning

To provide ongoing scholarly and creative support during the summer, Ruth McAdams and Jeremy Wachter will co-lead a virtual group starting at noon Wednesday, May 20. If you are interested in participating, please contact them directly for the Zoom link.


Community Service 

The Office of Community Service Programs continues to share ways to give back. Like the Skidmore Office of Community Service Facebook page for weekly updates. 


Employee Assistance Program

Employees seeking counseling services may make use of the Employee Assistance Program.


Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office staff is fully available by email and by phone at 518-580-5750. They are checking voicemails regularly.


First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience office is reachable by email and by phone at 518-580-8111. 


Health Services and the Counseling Center

Health Services and the Counseling Center are available to support students.


Human Resources/Payroll

Human Resources continues to provide assistance to employees via phone or email. HR is also offering new resources such as guidance on Best Practices for Telecommuting.


Non-exempt employees with questions concerning time entry should contact Joan Rivers in Payroll.


Information Technology

Information Technology asks faculty to email all Help Desk requests to a new Faculty Help Desk to expedite responses. In your email, it is essential that you include a cellphone or landline number so someone from IT can contact you. Calling the Help Desk phone line will not be your quickest means of support.


Staff should continue to submit IT support requests by emailing the Help Desk or calling 518-580-5900 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Opportunity Program

The Opportunity Program remains available to offer support to all OP students, on campus and off.


Post Office

Skidmore College Post Office hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday. The window is closed Tuesdays. Student mailboxes are accessible 24 hours a day. There are no deliveries on the weekend. For more information, email the Skidmore Post Office.



Pre-Orientation Programs is working to assemble a team of peer leaders to help welcome Skidmore�s Class of 2024. Follow Pre-Orientation on Instagram and Facebook. For more information, email Mary Ann Toia.



The Purchasing Office is fully operational and accessible by emailing Anne Petruzzelli or Carol Schnitzer or leaving a voicemail at 518-580-5848 or 518-580-5849.


Residential Life

Students can reach the Office of Residential Life by email or by phone by leaving a message at 518-580-5765. Messages are checked regularly during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Residential Life webpage or check Instagram for updates.


Scribner Library

Information for students on returning library and interlibrary loan books can be found on the library�s COVID-19 FAQ page along with other library updates. To learn how to request materials from the library�s collections while the library is closed, watch this video.


Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang is open online while the building is closed. Find exhibitions, at-home art-making projects and more on the new Tang at Home webpage.


Skidmore Shop

Now through July 1, The Skidmore Shop is offering buy one, get one free on all Skidmore-branded apparel. Use code: BOGO2020 at checkout. Also, get education pricing on Apple products.


2020 fiscal year-end processing and key dates

Employees are asked to review guidelines concerning the close of the College�s financial records for this fiscal year, which ends May 31, 2020. You are encouraged to submit expenses, travel reports and related items before the deadlines.


Spokes and Folks: Bikeatoga's Virtual Film Festival

Skidmore�s Sustainability Office and Caffe Lena present Spokes and Folks: Bikeatoga's Virtual Film Festival, which will be streamed live from Caffe Lena's Youtube channel at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17. The 90-minute event will feature locally made short films about cycling intermingled with tunes from local musicians. See the Bikeatoga website for the full list of videographers and musicians and RSVP on Facebook.


Zankel concert archives and more

Take a look through the Zankel's archives of almost 500 concerts from the past seven years. Guest artists, student ensembles and special presentations are all there to enjoy for free, anytime. And since we are all in this together, check out some of the online experiences our friends around the Capital Region are offering, such as Creative Connection at SPAC, Caffe Lena Stay Home Sessions and Northshire Bookstore Online.


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