Tang announces open hours for campus community
Beginning Thursday, March 11, the museum will be open to the Skidmore community Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is also open for scheduled classes and by appointment for students and faculty. More information can be found online or contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Dunkerley Dialogue with Kay Rosen, Forrest Gander and April Bernard
You are invited to a Dunkerley Dialogue on the exhibition "Energy in All Directions" with poet Forrest Gander, artist Kay Rosen and Skidmore Professor and poet April Bernard at noon Friday, March 12. Register via Zoom. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Tang at Home Studio: "Cut it Out!"
Join us at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, for Tang at Home Studio: "Cut it Out!" Nina Chanel Abney’s eye-catching work "Whet," on view in the exhibition "Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond," explores race and identity through colors, figures, text, abstract imagery and symbols taken from the internet, social media and popular culture. We will create our own colorful collaged artworks that reflect our view of a world full of powerful, positive, and inclusive messages. Visit the Tang at Home Studio event page to learn more about the program and how to register. For more information, contact Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Program.
Crocheting Corals: Workshop for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef
Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, for a workshop and craft circle to crochet hyperbolic corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Your corals will be assembled together to form the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, which will be exhibited at the Museum as part of “Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science,” opening in early 2022. Hosted by Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara, this program introduces the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef and includes a virtual craft circle. Crochet instructors will lead beginners in the single crochet stitch, which is all you need to make your very own coral! Register via Zoom. For more information, contact Rebecca McNamara.
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 17. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef. Open to everyone, and all skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact Rebecca McNamara.
Virtual Events with Mei-Ling Hopgood
Mei-Ling Hopgood, a journalism professor at Northwestern University, will discuss how her own journey as an adoptee and an Asian American – as well as many other identities and experiences – has shaped her global career, the stories she chooses and the stories she chooses to read. She will talk about how sharing stories can connect and divide us, and listening and engagement techniques that foster trust and empathy. A student workshop will consider identity in storytelling, journalism and social media, and how to share your story effectively from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 18. A community talk ("My Story: How my identity has shaped who I am, what I do and how I read the world") will follow from 6 to 7 p.m.
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.
President’s Awards 2021
Individuals or teams from the Skidmore community may be nominated for a 2021 President’s Award until noon Monday, March 22. Nominations may be sent via online form or by email to the nominating committee. For paper submissions, complete and submit via campus mail or deliver to: Case Center, Room 313, Attn: Dean Cerri Banks. Members of the nominating committee are ineligible for nomination.
Seeking writing tutors
Do you have students with superior writing and listening skills, patience, empathy and a love of language? Please suggest that they apply to tutor in the Skidmore Writing Center. Interested students can find more information and an application on the Writing Center website. Tutors will be trained in the fall (by taking EN 303H) before beginning paid tutoring next spring. Please talk to your students directly or send their names to Caitlin Jorgensen. If students approach you for a recommendation, make sure you feel comfortable about recommending them.
Our ideal candidate is a rising sophomore or junior. We are particularly interested in prospective tutors from the sciences and social sciences. An information session will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24; students can register for the session here.
Student Performance: Atticus Rego '21, Vocal Senior Recital
Senior bass-baritone Atticus Rego '21 has been taking voice lessons for three years and plans to attend graduate school to earn a master's degree in vocal and operatic performance. His dream operatic role is Mefistofele from Boito’s "Mefistofele." Join his senior recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27.
OSDP Keynote: "Strategies for Cross Cultural Moments in a Time of Racial Battle Fatigue"
Racial battle fatigue, coined by William A. Smith, is the set of outcomes that can result from the cumulative effect of racism and microaggressions. Those who want to participate in difficult cross-cultural moments about race often need ways of coping with the stressful moments that would otherwise require a shield. How can those who find cross cultural moments draining ensure that they care for themselves and avoid the physiological, cognitive, and mental stress that can come from intergroup moments? Join this 90-minute webinar at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, with Rhonda Fitzgerald, managing director of Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, to learn how to deal with key moments and cope with the stress inherent to race talk in 2021.
Altered Book Contest
Entries for the fifth annual Lucy Scribner Library Altered Book Contest, open to Skidmore students, faculty and staff, will be accepted through noon Friday, April 9. Register online. Visit our webpage for more information or contact Johanna Mackay.
Environmental studies student survey
Environmental Studies and Sciences Program students need your help to collect data for their Plastics Free Skidmore senior capstone project. The students have created an online survey gauging Skidmore student and employee opinions about the possibility of becoming a "Plastic-free campus." The survey takes about eight minutes to complete. As an incentive, they are hosting a raffle for one of five $10 Apple Store Gift Cards for people who take the survey and provide contact information at the end. The survey will be open until April 10, when the raffle winners will be announced. Contact Matt Cocchi, Sarah Baker or Hannah Paolucci for more information.
Fall 2021 RA Selection
The Office of Residential Life is looking for passionate student leaders for fall 2021 resident assistant positions. Do you know a student who is compassionate, loves helping others, enjoys guiding and coaching, enjoys planning events, believes in the power of educating others and thrives working on a team? Please encourage them to apply.
The fall 2021 resident assistant application is due Thursday, April 15. More information can be found on our hiring website. All candidates must attend a mandatory information session. Times and Zoom links are listed on the hiring website. Please encourage students to apply.
The Office of Residential Life is also collecting nominations from faculty and staff for students who they believe would make great resident assistants for the 2021-2022 academic year. The nomination form can be found here. We kindly ask that these nominations be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 22. You may nominate more than one student but please submit one form for each student. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Residential Life by email.
Racial Justice Teaching Challenge
Earlier this year, the American Studies Department and Black Studies Program launched the Skidmore Racial Justice Teaching Challenge (RJTC) in conjunction with the third component of Skidmore’s Racial Justice Initiative. To date, over 60 faculty members have contributed 95 courses. Faculty who wish to share examples of success in the classroom or notable accomplishments, projects, etc., resulting from these courses may email Idalia Sepúlveda with a brief note and description. Examples and testimonials will be compiled for possible use in future communications or stories about the RJTC. Faculty who submit examples may be contacted if further information is needed.
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 for 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.
A lot is going on at Skidmoreshop.com next week. Be sure to check out our weeklong, free shipping promotion and save on some Skidmore green for St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy free standard shipping on branded apparel and merchandise from March 15 to March 20 with code GoGreen. We're also having an art sale on March 16 and 17. Enjoy 20% off art supplies at skidmoreshop.com. This excludes art kits, jewelry cards and metal supplies.
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