Beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 9, the library building will be open to patrons with LibCal seat reservations, students and faculty entering for scheduled classes, and for quick print options. See Library Operating Hours for updates to daily access options. Pickup requests and scanning services will continue.
Students registered in classes scheduled in the library building can enter for their designated class times, which may fall outside of regular library staff hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday) by showing their ID at the welcome table. See additional hours and updates for more information.
To request materials, fill out the library’s online form. For research help, visit the “Ask Us” page to access FAQs and connect with a librarian through chat, phone or email. Email your subject librarian to make a one-on-one Zoom appointment. Consult the library's access information for additional information about access, resources and help.
Peer Academic Coaching
Peer Academic Coaching sessions have begun. Please visit the PAC website for schedules and further information.
The Skidmore Shop will open for regular semester hours starting Monday, Feb 8. Hours are 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Shop will be closed Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14. It will reopen for Saturday business from noon to 3:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 20. The Shop will remain closed on Sunday.
Junior Admissions Workshop
Skidmore’s annual Junior Admissions Workshop for high school juniors will take the form of two virtual, recorded sessions this month. These sessions will provide valuable insights to make the college search more understandable and achievable. To register and view the recorded workshops, visit the JAWS website.
Saratoga Book Festival Online: Michael Ian Black
Comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black will discuss his book "A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son" with Beck Krefting, associate professor and chair of the American Studies Department, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. Tickets are required. More information is available online.
2021 Juried Student Exhibition
The Schick Gallery is accepting submissions for the “2021 Juried Student Exhibition.” This year’s juror is artist Alisa Sikelianos-Carter. To enter, students must be matriculated at Skidmore and must have completed one Skidmore studio art course in spring or fall 2020. Students may enter in person or online. In-person entries require advance registration due to COVID-19 precautions. The entry deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 9, for online submissions, and Thursday, Feb. 11, for in-person submissions. Find out more at the Schick Gallery webpage, under “Enter the Juried Student Show!”
Cultural critic Saidiya Hartman of Columbia University will be interviewed by Jamie Parra of the English Department during a Zoom event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Hartman will discuss her most recent book, "Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals," winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. The event is open to all members of the Skidmore community. Closed captioning will be available courtesy of the Arts Administration Program. Register for the event here. For more information, email Theresa Knickerbocker.
MDOCS is hosting a local artist/change-maker to present on his work and expertise in documentary co-creation. Patrick Harris Jr. will present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. Event attendees will learn more about the four-year project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that links Skidmore with regional community partners through collective artistic response to the challenges of our time. RSVP by email for the Zoom link and more information.
SaratogaREADS! presents Andre M. Perry
Saratoga Book Festival, Saratoga Springs Public Library and Skidmore College present Andre M. Perry, senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, and author of “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities,” in conversation with Amon Emeka, associate professor of sociology and director of the First-Year Experience, at 5:30 p.m. - Tuesday, Feb. 16.
“Kiss the Ground” documentary and Q&A
Join Kris Covey, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences, and a panel of experts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 for a discussion of the film “Kiss the Ground.” More information, including registration details, are available online.
The Skidmore Newman Club and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) will be offering ways to observe Ash Wednesday, Feb 17. Staff and faculty are invited to attend the services online and may contact the ORSL for assistance in identifying other ways to observe the day, including information from local communities. Contact the ORSL for more information.
OCSE Global Conversation Series
The first OCSE Global Conversation Series of spring 2021 will take place at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19. We will welcome guests from Skidmore and our partners around the globe who will discuss their expertise in Art and Social Resistance. The hourlong presentation will include:
- Babacar Faye, SIT Senegal: “Hip Hop and Activism in Senegal.”
- Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, Theater Department: “Art and Transformation in Ciudad Juárez.”
- Robert Stasinski, DIS Stockholm: “Art, Activism and Social Change in Contemporary Scandinavia.”
- Victor Tricot, SIT Spain: “Resisting from the Streets: Creativity and Innovation on Social Protests in Chile.”
Now celebrating its 14th year of residency with Skidmore College, Ensemble Connect, a group of the finest young professional classical musicians based out of Carnegie Hall, will present the virtual concert “What does it mean to be moved?” in collaboration with contemporary dance artist Wendell Gray II and director Isabella LoRusso at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. This free, online event can be viewed on Facebook or YouTube.
Maya murals lecture
Heather Hurst, associate professor of anthropology, will deliver a virtual lecture for Boundary End Archaeology Research Center (BEARC) on YouTube at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. The subject of her talk is “Assembling the World’s Most Difficult Puzzle: The Broken Maya Murals of San Bartolo, Guatemala.” More information is available on the BEARC website.
Talk: Anthony Abraham Jack on “The Privileged Poor”
Anthony Abraham Jack will discuss “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 via Zoom. The event is open to faculty, staff, students, and the greater Capital District community. All participants must RSVP. Zoom information will be emailed the day of the event to registered participants only. The event is sponsored by the Center for Leadership, Teaching and Learning (CLTL) in collaboration with Skidmore’s Racial Justice Initiative.
Skidmore Grants update
Skidmore College has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the summer Skidmore Jazz Institute. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support the Skidmore Jazz Institute,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Skidmore has demonstrated creativity, excellence, and resilience during this very challenging year.”
North Woods Winter trail reports
The Sustainability Office is now posting weekly North Woods winter trail reports. Review trail conditions and equipment recommendations to help you plan your route before heading out on the trails.
Sustainability Office 2019 Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The Sustainability Office recently released the 2019 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory. The inventory quantifies the amount of GHG emissions from College-related activities between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. The results show Skidmore has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 52% from normalized 2000 levels. Please click here to download the full report.
Skidmore Pre-College Program
Did you know Skidmore has one of the top-ranked pre-college programs in the nation? The summer program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors is an opportunity for students to take a class at Skidmore, earn college credit and have some fun, too. This summer, the program will be all virtual and will run July 5–Aug. 6. Sign up here to receive more information.
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