The National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC) survey is available to your students
As part of the College’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive community for everyone, Skidmore students are encouraged to participate in the NACCC survey to help us gain deeper insights into racial dynamics on campus and better equip our campus to respond to student experiences involving racism and bias. We also ask for your assistance in spreading awareness of this survey to students. The survey takes 15 minutes and offers a platform for students to share their thoughts and experiences about the racial climate on campus to help build a more inclusive Skidmore community. Students can access the survey via emails from firstname.lastname@example.org, which contains a personal survey link for each student. The survey is available until April 20. For more information visit the NACCC survey website.
Camp Northwoods registration opens for Skidmore employees on April 1
Online registration for Camp Northwoods, Skidmore’s summer day camp for children entering grades one through six, will open for Skidmore employees at 9 a.m. on April 1. Employees should watch their email for instructions. Sports camps will begin accepting online registrations April 1. Choose from basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, rowing and field hockey this summer. More details are on the program website. Questions may be directed to Christine Merrill.
Tang accepting applications for named internships
Applications for the Tang’s four, yearlong named internships are now available. Rising juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. You can read more about each internship and how to apply to them at the links below. Students may apply for as many of the internships as they like; however, a different cover letter is required for each application. The 2021-22 named internships are the Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Endowed Internship (available to rising seniors), the Carole Marchand ‘57 Endowed Internship (available to rising juniors), the Meg Reitman Jacobs ’63 Endowed Internship (available to rising juniors or rising seniors) and the Charina Endowment Fund Endowed Internship (available to rising juniors or rising seniors). Please contact Tom Yoshikami for more information.
Tang guided tour with Fatou Diop
Join Tang Guide Fatou Diop ’22 at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 1, for a single-object tour and conversation of “Untitled” (from The Kitchen Table Series), by Carrie Mae Weems, featured in the exhibition “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.” This event takes place in person in the museum, and is free and open to Skidmore students, staff and faculty following campus safety guidelines. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Tang Live: Stompin’ Soles
Join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, for Tang Live, a weekly Skidmore student-run event on the Tang’s Instagram. The Stompin’ Soles, Skidmore’s tap-dancing club, will discuss the history of tap dance and perform several numbers, including a response to the online exhibition “Pandemic and Protest.” For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
“We’ve Only Just Begun” curators’ talk
Join us at noon on Friday, April 2, for a Zoom conversation about researching, organizing and designing the online exhibition “We’ve Only Just Begun: 100 Years of Skidmore Women in Politics,” a revealing tour through the Skidmore archives. Rachel Seligman, assistant director for curatorial affairs and Malloy Curator, will moderate a discussion with her exhibition co-organizers Katherine Graney, professor of political science, and Natalie Taylor, associate professor of political science, and collaborator Jane Kjaer, special collections, Scribner Library. Register for this Zoom event. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Davis Project for Peace book drive
Katy Ballo ’21 is holding a book drive through April 2 as part of her Davis Project for Peace. For her project, she is creating the first community library in her former high school, Collège Saint Michel (CSM), in Ivory Coast, Anyama, to provide its students with access to books and computers. Those interested in assisting this effort are asked to make a purchase from the wish list at this website. For more information, contact Katy Ballo.
Q&A with Curly Velasquez
Raíces is excited to work with the Speakers Bureau, the Latin American & Latinx Studies Program, and the World Languages and Literature Department to bring actor and producer Curly Velasquez for a Q&A session at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Please RSVP on SkidSync and submit your questions to Curly using this link. Follow us on Instagram @raicesskidmore for updates!
LALS Presents: Narrative Disrupted: Voices of the Black Atlantic
Cecilia Lisa Eliceche and Kyrah Malika Daniels will participate in “Inspired by the Haitian Revolution,” moderated by Rachel Cantave (International Affairs) and Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (Theater) at 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 5.
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, April 7. 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.
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. All Skidmore students, staff and faculty are invited to attend.
Cooking classes with Skidmore compost managers
Join the compost managers for three low-waste, virtual cooking classes every other Thursday night in the month of April. We will have three nights of cooking, starting with Chef Rose and Chef Greco at 6 p.m. April 8. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn about food, cooking, compost, and how to reduce food waste in these events sponsored by Skidmore Sustainability, the compost managers and Alumni Relations. Register up to the time of the event.
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.
11th Annual Freirich Competition finals
The Skidmore community is invited to join this year’s Freirich Entrepreneurship Competition final presentations at noon on Friday, April 9. Winners will be announced at 5 p.m. The winning teams will be awarded cash prizes and business services. Please visit the Freirich Entrepreneurship Competition website for more information.
Freirich Business Competition student survey
Student competition participant and business owners Hana Sadoff and Cecily Szady need your help to collect data and statistics that will help them move forward with their business project. The survey takes 3-5 minutes to complete. Contact Hana Sadoff and Cecily Szady for more information.
Student Performance: Jonathan Goff ‘21, Piano Senior Recital
Filene Scholar Jonathan Goff ’21 is a physics major and a business minor. As a pianist at Skidmore, Jonathan has participated in several Filene Scholarship Winners Concerts with solo and chamber contributions, including a performance of “Sull'aria” from Mozart's “Marriage of Figaro” with fellow Filene Scholars Thabi Khumalo '21 and Senior Artist-in-Residence Sylvia Stoner-Hawkins '94. He is currently a piano student of Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Pola Baytelman. Join his senior recital at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join and continue the movement against sexual assault, harassment, and abuse by participating in a month of activities encouraging awareness and prevention. Learn more about what Skidmore and its partners are offering on SkidSync or the SGBM website! Please contact Gabriela Melillo, Title IX deputy coordinator for student affairs, for more information.
It is finally spring! This means the return of BikeMore bikes from storage. Be on the lookout for the bikes returning to the racks by Scribner Library by mid-April. All BikeMore members will be emailed when the bikes are available. All staff, faculty and students are eligible to join our free bike share - you can find the registration link here! You can contact BikeMore with any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Skidmore teams continue return to play
Men’s and women’s tennis, ice hockey and softball are the latest Skidmore teams to get back to competition. The men’s tennis team extended its Liberty League win streak to 42 with a 9-0 win over RIT, while the women pushed its league win streak to 34 with a 7-2 win against RIT. The hockey team played a weekend exhibition series with Hobart, dropping 1-0 and 4-1 decisions. The softball team opened its schedule with a pair of Liberty League losses at Union College, 7-5 and 8-3. Visit the Skidmore Athletics website for the latest scores and schedule updates.
Want a chance to win a MacBook Pro? Buy an Apple device with us from now until April 30 and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a 2019 Space Gray 15-inch MacBook Pro with touch bar, 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. Visit the website for full drawing details.
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