Open Office Hours for Dean of Students/VP for Student Affairs Search
President Conner and the consultants from Storbeck Search invite all students and employees to provide their thoughts on the qualities to consider in hiring the next dean of students/vice president for student affairs. Search consultants Steve Leo and Holly Jackson will be pleased to meet with you to hear your thoughts, suggestions and concerns during this virtual open office session from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15. To schedule a 10-minute appointment during the two-hour session, please send a request via email by 3 p.m. Monday, April 12. Requests will be handled in the order they are received, and additional information will be provided once a request has been received. Thank you for contributing to this important search process.
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
Online registration for Camp Northwoods, Skidmore’s summer day camp for children entering grades one through six, is now open for Skidmore employees. Employees should check their email for instructions. Registration for other returning campers opens on April 15 and for new campers on April 29. Questions may be sent by email.
Summer sports camps
Summer sports camps are now accepting online registrations. Weeklong camps for children and teens are led by Skidmore’s own award-winning coaches who have won numerous Liberty League championships, coached All-American athletes and represented the College in over 30 NCAA appearances. Camps include basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, rowing and field hockey. Email Coleen Stephenson should you have any questions.
Schick Art Gallery
The Schick Art Gallery presents “Afronauts and Ancestors,” a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, from April 1 until April 28. Sikelianos-Carter’s lavish surfaces and use of luminous materials like glitter and abalone shell "pay homage to ancestral majesty, power, and aesthetics … creating a mythology that is centered on Black resistance and utilizes the body as a site of alchemy and divinity." The exhibit is open to the Skidmore community from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and there will be a Zoom artist’s talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8. Contact Rebecca Shepard for a Zoom link.
Tang Live: ROOM•MATE Tours
Join us at 7 p.m. Thursday April 8, for a Tang Live event about ROOM•MATE: Living with Tang Art, our student art loan program. Host and Student Advisory Council member Lily Warshaw ’21 will interview Art Loan Program Coordinator Kelsey Renko and three students who are currently living with ROOM•MATE artworks: Madison Dudek ’22, Dorree Ndooki ’23, and Sierra Richardson ’23. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
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.
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.
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 with Skidmore compost virtual cooking classes
Join the compost managers for three low-waste, virtual cooking classes in April. We will have three nights of cooking, starting with Skidmore’s own Chef Rose and Chef Greco at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, cooking risotto, mushroom jerky and carrot top pesto. On Thursday, April 15, Gordon Sacks of Nine Miles East will join to cook a risotto, and on Monday, April 19, Zarah Khan from Botanica will be joining us. 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 online at the hyperlink for each of these events: Chefs Rose and Greco, Gordon Sacks, and Zarah Khan.
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.
Sphinx Virtuosi virtual program: “This is America”
The Sphinx Virtuosi are the nation's most dynamic, exhilarating professional chamber orchestra, dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music. A panel discussion with Sphinx Virtuosi on racial and ethnic diversity in classical music will immediately follow a concert video at 7 p.m. Friday, April 9. Moderated by Jeremy Day-O’Connell, associate professor of music. Register online.
Tang at Home Studio: Creative Flow Illustrations
Join us at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, for Tang at Home Studio: Creative Flow Illustrations. Did you know comic books can inspire art? We will take a close look at posters created by the Chicago Imagists, a group of Chicago artists known for their colorful artworks, which were inspired by comics, flea market finds, and popular culture. After looking at and learning about their art and process, we will create our own illustrations inspired by objects around the house, from today’s popular culture and from our own imaginations. 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 Programs at the Tang.
NeedleLittleLove, a collaborative quilt project for the Skidmore community, now has 86 participants – and counting! All students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or a stitch pro. At the end of the project, each participant’s 8-inch square will be connected with all others to create a giant wall-hanging displayed in Saisselin Art Building in early May. Come to Saisselin Art Center Room 201, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick up free materials. The deadline to pick up materials is April 12. This project is sponsored by the Schick Art Gallery, Fibers Arts Professor Sang-Wook Lee and a group of fiber arts students. Visit our website for more information.
Crocheting Corals: Workshop for the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef
Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 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 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, April 14. 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.
Piano Senior Recital, Jonathan Goff '21
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. If you want to register for Bikemore’s free bike-share, you can find the registration link here! You can contact BikeMore with any questions.
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.
Playing home for the first time in 703 days, the Skidmore College softball team swept Liberty League rival St. Lawrence University 6-4 and 8-0 on April 3 to even its record at 2-2. Katie Anderson earned Liberty League honorable mention after she was 4-6 at the plate for a .667 average. She added three runs and two RBIs. Read more on the Skidmore Athletics website.
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