President's Virtual Office Hour
President Conner extends an invitation to all faculty, staff and students to discuss any topics of importance to them during a virtual open office hour from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Tuesday, Oct. 20, via Zoom. To schedule a 10-minute appointment during the hour, please email a request to the President's Office by noon Monday, Oct. 19. Requests will be handled in the order they are received. Due to time limitations, it is possible not all requests will be granted this time, but additional open office hours will be announced throughout the year.
Thoroughbred teams add assistant coaches
The Skidmore College women’s soccer and lacrosse teams brought on board new assistant coaches for the 2020-21 seasons. Former Queensbury High School head girls' soccer coach Jason Tenner joined the Thoroughbred women’s soccer staff, while the women’s lacrosse team welcomed Rebecka Dale, recent Plymouth State University lacrosse standout and assistant, to the team.
Vice Presidential Debate Pre-Debate Primer
Join Minita Sanghvi, assistant professor of management, marketing and business, and Lucia Hulsether, assistant professor of religion, as they discuss gender and race in politics at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, via Zoom, ahead of the 9 p.m. debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate. Register for the event via Zoom.
“SHIFT” online exhibit and artist talks
SHIFT shows how a small group of documentarians adapted and created despite and because of the global challenges of 2020. See first-hand the stunning and diverse works that came from the individuals and teams that made up the first ever virtual MDOCS Stoytellers’ Institute, as well as works created collaboratively using innovative online tools and some more traditional forms of communication. The exhibit is open online with weekly artist talks hosted via Instagram at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 8, 15 and 22. The Oct. 8 talk will be hosted by Kadijatou Diallo ’20 and Shana Kleiner ’20. For more information, visit the SHIFT website.
Tang Live: Skidmore students discuss “Never Done”
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, on the Tang Instagram account, students will share their perspectives on the election-year exhibition “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond,” which takes the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment as the occasion for reflection and exploration of the issues and challenges women in the United States have faced, and continue to face, in politics and society. The event will be hosted by Jane Cole ’21.
Tang at Home Studio: Self-Portrait Remix
Tang at Home Studio presents Self-Portrait Remix at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. Explore “Glass Castles,” a mixed-media work by artist Deborah Roberts featured in the exhibition “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.” Take some time to think about this work, gather your collage art materials and be ready to share and create your own self-portrait. Registration is required. For more information, visit the Tang event webpage.
The Career Development Center will host the 11th annual Career Jam, Skidmore’s largest professional networking event of the year, virtually from Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Oct. 16. Students have access to an entire week of programming, with each day focused on a specific career community. Included are unique opportunities to interact with parents and alumni at organizations such as Google, Pixar Animation Studios, Bristol Myers Squibb, Warner Brothers, Santander Bank, the Office of Michelle Obama and many more. See the full schedule of events.
Skidmore Encore presents "Family Ties"
The popular lecture series Skidmore Encore will be presented live online in two 45-minute webinars each Tuesday from Oct. 13 through Nov. 10. The first week’s theme is “Family Ties.” On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Professor of Sociology Catherine Berheide will consider “What’s Happening to Families Today?” from 11 to 11:45 a.m., and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Joowon Park will discuss “Sending Money to North Korea: Gifts, Family and Mobility in East Asia” from noon to 12:45 p.m. The program is free for Skidmore students, faculty, staff and the College’s retirees. Visit the Skidmore Encore webpage to register.
A conversation with National Geographic staff writer Nina Strochlic
The Office of Community Service Programs will host a Zoom conversation with Nina Strochlic at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. She will discuss her article “How mail-in voting began on Civil War Battlefields” and her experience working as a staff writer for National Geographic magazine. Her reporting focuses on human rights, immigration and conflict. For more information, email Michelle Hubbs.
Celebration Weekend will take place virtually this year, offering programming on Oct. 16 and 17, as well as several options available at leisure. Many campus partners are making this year’s event possible. For more information, visit the Celebration Weekend website.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month programs
Throughout October, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend in-person events centered on education, action and healing. Activities include painting pumpkins purple for domestic violence awareness, transforming how we think about relationships through an Escalation Workshop and exploring the mind-body connection with a trauma-sensitive yoga class series. Participation is limited for these events, so check out SkidSync to learn more and RSVP. For more information, contact Gabriela Melillo, Title IX deputy coordinator for student affairs.
2021 MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute announces open call for student fellows
Documentarians, artists and storytellers are invited to apply to the 2021 MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute, a fully funded residency for Skidmore students in creative nonfiction. Be inspired by and receive mentorship from renowned artists, be part of an exciting intellectual community and receive dedicated time and support to make creative work. This year’s theme, Co-Creation: Delights, Discontents, and Dislocations, will address the ways in which makers work with each other, institutions and communities to make engaging work; and the new importance and challenges of collaboration during the pandemic. Applications are due Oct. 27. For more information, visit the website.
Virtual events can be added to college calendar
Review these instructions for adding virtual events to the college’s master calendar or contact Megan Bove, scheduling and event coordinator, for assistance.
Student Academic Services space open for use
Student Academic Services, on the lower level of Starbuck Center, is open for quiet study and computer use from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sign up in advance.
OCSE Travel Seminars
The Office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges invites individual faculty, faculty teams or faculty and staff teams to submit proposals for short-term, faculty-led travel seminars for January, March or summer 2022. Proposals are due to OCSE by Dec. 1. For more information, contact Emily Gaul or Cori Filson.
During the Skidmore Shop’s online Celebration Weekend sale Oct. 16-18, shoppers can enjoy 15% off all branded items.
Notary service offered at campus credit union branch
The SEFCU branch on campus has a notary on staff at all times, should you need to have your 2020 election absentee ballot notarized. The branch is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located between Jonsson Tower and the Dining Hall. Please bring a valid state-issued ID (driver’s license or non-driver ID) or passport to verify your identity for this service.
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