Pathway along Wait Hall closed
The hillside pathway that runs parallel and closest to Perimeter Road along Wait Hall will be closed until the spring. Instead, pedestrians should use the adjacent pathway with handrails.
Student Leadership Award nominations sought
Upper-class students who are well-rounded individuals with diverse interests, strong character and high initiative may be nominated using an online form or by sending a letter to Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs Cerri Banks by 4 p.m. Monday, March 22. The awards will be presented at the annual Student Leadership Award Ceremony, date yet to be determined.
Student Academic Services
Student Academic Services (SAS) 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 at the Starbuck Center lower level. Please sign up in advance.
Peer Academic Coaching
Peer Academic Coaching sessions have begun. Please visit the PAC website for schedules and further information.
Tang Live: Curator’s Talk with Elizabeth Cumbo ’22
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, on the Tang Instagram, Elizabeth Cumbo ’22 will lead a tour of her online exhibition “Hyde Cabinet #10: Framing a Feeling," which explores Checkna Touré’s painted glass frames, used by the photographer Malick Sidibé.
Dance Department virtual class
Doug Varone and Dancers will offer virtual classes to modern dance and choreography students in the Dance Department the week of Feb. 20-25. The award-winning choreographer will host a virtual public showing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, discussing his 2019 work, “Somewhere,” set to the orchestral selections of Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” Co-sponsored by the Office of Special Programs and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Narratives Disrupted: Voices and Visions of the Black Atlantic
The “Narratives Disrupted” series is organized by Latin American and Latinx Studies and co-sponsored by American Studies, Black Studies, History, International Affairs, and World Languages and Literatures. “Afro-Latin Activist-Intellectuals: New York, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Brazil,” with Ayanna Legros, Sandy Placido and Christen A. Smith and moderator Rachel Cantave (IA), will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. “Cultural Ecologies of the Francophone Caribbean,” with Mamyrah Dougé-Propser and Malcolm Ferdinand and moderator Aurélie Matheron (WLL), is tentatively scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4. “Inspired by the Haitian Revolution,” with Cecilia Lisa Eliceche and Kyrah Daniels and moderators Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (TH) and Rachel Cantave (IA), will be held from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 5. Find event links and additional details on the Latin American and Latinx Studies website.
An “Evening with Trevor Noah” Black History Month event
Join Skidmore Speaker’s Bureau at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, for an "Evening with Trevor Noah," New York Times bestselling author, comedian and host of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." All Skidmore students, faculty and staff are invited to attend but must RSVP through SkidSync. Log in with your SkidSync credentials and search “Trevor Noah” to RSVP. For more on Skidmore’s Black History Month events, see the website.
Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef
Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts a lunchtime drop-in crocheting session on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Join at your leisure to crochet corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project. Coral creations submitted to the Museum will be assembled to form the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, which will be exhibited as part of “Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science,” opening in early 2022. Open to everyone, and all skill levels welcome. Download the brochure “How to Crochet Hyperbolic Corals” and check the event webpage for a Zoom link. For more information, contact Rebecca McNamara.
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.
Freirich Entrepreneurship Competition
The Freirich Entrepreneurship Competition’s first-round, semifinal presentations will be held on Friday, Feb. 26. The Skidmore community is invited to join in this virtual event as 24 business plans are presented before a panel of judges. Only eight teams will move forward to the final competition. Student presentations will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the finalists will be announced at 6:15 p.m. Please visit the Freirich Entreprenuership Competition website for more information, including a link to the webinar, the presentation schedule and competitor and judge information.
2021 Arthur Zankel Lecture
At 6 p.m. Monday, March 1, Elizabeth Esch of the University of Kansas, author of “The Color Line and the Assembly Line, Managing Race in the Ford Empire,” will speak on “Race at Work: How American managers made white lives matter more.” For more information, contact Pushi Prasad, Zankel Chair in Management for Liberal Arts Students.
Congratulations to Yainy Guzman ’23 for winning our Apple Watch drawing. The Skidmore Shop will have more opportunities to win amazing Apple devices throughout the year. If you buy an Apple device with us now until Friday, April 30, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a 2019 Space Gray 15" MacBook Pro with touchbar, 16GB Ram, 256GB. The Skidmore Shop is an Authorized Apple Campus Store that offers education pricing on the latest models as well as deals on previous years’ devices. Please visit us for full drawing details.
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.
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.
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 through Aug. 6. Sign up here to receive more information.
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