DEI Events Calendar
In a continued effort to better coordinate and advertise events, lectures and programs that aim to engage with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) on campus, please consider sharing any upcoming events that you would propose adding to the monthly DEI web calendar. You may submit events here.
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.
2021 Juried Student Exhibition
Come see the 2021 Juried Student Exhibition at the Schick Gallery in Saisselin Art Center. Works in all media selected by artist Alisa Sikelianos-Carter will be on view from Wednesday, Feb. 24, through Friday, March 19. The Schick welcomes Skidmore students, staff and faculty from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. The gallery phone number is posted at the library entrance if your Skidmore ID does not allow access to the building. Contact Rebecca Shepard for more information.
Maya murals lecture
Heather Hurst, associate professor of anthropology, will present a virtual lecture for the Boundary End Archaeology Research Center (BEARC) on YouTube live and archived on the BEARC YouTube channel. 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.
Tang Live: Roommate lottery winners announced
Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, for a special edition of Tang Live, a weekly Skidmore student-run event on the Tang’s Instagram. We will announce the 50 lucky students who have been selected via lottery to take part in Roommate: Living with Tang Art, a program that gives Skidmore students the opportunity to borrow artwork from the Tang collection to hang in their dorm or apartment!
Dunkerley Dialogue: "Energy in All Directions"
Join us at noon on Friday, Feb. 26, for a Dunkerley Dialogue on the exhibition “Energy in All Directions.” The dialogue features poet Nickole Brown, painter Cary Smith, Shaker Museum Director Lacy Schutz and Shaker Museum board member Jeff Bailey. Register via Zoom. Dunkerley Dialogues are made possible by a generous gift from Michele Dunkerley ’80.
"76 Days" screening and discussion
Join an online screening of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary "76 Days," followed by a discussion with filmmaker Hao Wu. The film tells indelible human stories of health care workers and patients who struggle to survive the pandemic with resilience and dignity. Register to watch the film for free and join the conversation. Upon registration, you will be able to view the film from Sunday, Feb. 28, through Tuesday, March 2. Your registration will also grant you access to the conversation with filmmaker Hao Wu via Zoom at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. This screening is held in conjunction with the Asian studies/documentary studies course the Pandemic Bardo, and is co-sponsored by MDOCS, the Asian Studies Department and the Tang.
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.
Tang at Home Studio: "What a View!"
Join us at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, for Tang at Home Studio: What a View! Photographer Danielle St. Laurent created a series of family portraits during the pandemic in which families are separated by windows. We will look at Laurent’s photographs from the exhibition “Pandemic and Protest” and think about how we can find creative ways to connect with others. Visit the Tang at Home Studio event page to learn more about the program and how to register.
Artist conversation with Endia Beal
Join us at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, for an artist talk. The Tang Museum, in collaboration with GW 202: Lived Feminism, presents a conversation with artist Endia Beal, whose work from the Tang Collection is featured in “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.” Curators Minita Sanghvi and Rachel Seligman, along with students in the Lived Feminism class, will talk with Beal about her exploration of the experiences of women of color in corporate spaces, and how she addresses questions of representation, class, and racial justice in her work. Learn more about this online event, which is free and open to the public. Register via Zoom.
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.
Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef
Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts a lunchtime drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for a massive community art project, the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute for Figuring. 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 Institute for Figuring’s brochure “How to Crochet Hyperbolic Corals.”
Check the event webpage for a Zoom link to join the event. For more information, contact Rebecca McNamara.
2021 Steloff Lecture
Kwame Anthony Appiah, a leading philosopher, public intellectual, British-Ghanaian cultural theorist and novelist, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Skidmore President Marc C. Conner, speak about his work, read some of his recent writing and respond to audience questions during the 2021 Steloff Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4. Register online to attend.
Malloy Visiting Artist Lecture 2021
Join us at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, for this year’s Malloy Visiting Artist Lecture with Mike Perry. Mike Perry is an Emmy-winning artist who works in a vast range of media including illustration, animation, painting, type, zines, videos, public art, sculpture and books. Register online to attend. For more information, contact Jill Jones in the Art Department.
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.
Lost and found website
Campus Safety maintains a webpage listing items that have been lost and found on campus. Please visit the website to report a lost or found item, or to review a list of items that have been reported to Campus Safety. Items found last semester are also listed.
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center is open for virtual appointments, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, students can stop by the office (Starbuck 204) from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Thanks to the generosity of Skidmore donors, the Class of 2021 will be able to apply to Skidmore’s Post-Grad Award, a $15,000 stipend designed to support a graduating senior pursuing an unpaid experience for six months. The CDC is excited to offer this award to up to 10 graduating seniors this year. Learn more about the application timeline and all Summer Experience Fund awards.
Skidmore Grants update
Skidmore College has received $10,000 in renewed grant funding from the New York State Council on the Arts to support the summer Jazz Institute. Mara Manus, executive director for NYSCA, congratulates Skidmore for our “ongoing commitment to supporting our community and persevering throughout this most challenging year.” For more information, please contact Maria McColl.
From now until April 30, if you buy an Apple device with us you’ll be entered into a drawing for a 2019 Space Gray 15-inch MacBook Pro with touch bar, 16GB Ram, 256GB (MR932LL/A). The Skidmore Shop is an Authorized Apple Campus Store that offers education pricing on the latest models and deals on previous years’ devices. Check out our selection. For full drawing details please visit us online.
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