Skidmore's Virtual Fun Run (5K)
This event is being run by the Committee for Student Life (SGA) and the Nutrition and Fitness committee (PHE), in honor of mental health awareness, especially for BIPOC students on campus. The pandemic has taken a major toll on everyone's mental health and we are hoping this event is a fun way for students to get active! Go on a run by yourself to get some alone time, take your roommate on a walk with you or have a socially distanced walk/run with a friend. The run is 3 miles and can be done anywhere at your own pace. Email fun photos of your participation to be featured on the SGA and Skidmore2021 Instagram! Participants who send in documentation of their run/walk will be entered into a raffle for prizes from local businesses. This event takes place from April 17 through May 1 and is open to students, faculty and staff. Sign up here to participate.
Schick Art Gallery
The Schick Art Gallery presents “Afronauts and Ancestors,” a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, 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. Contact Rebecca Shepard for more information.
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 contain 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.
Cooking with Skidmore compost virtual cooking classes
Join the compost managers for three low-waste, virtual cooking classes in April. We will have two nights of cooking. On Thursday, April 15, Gordon Sacks of 9 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: Gordon Sacks, and Zarah Khan.
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. 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.
Tang Guide Tour with Dominic Skeele '22
Join Tang Guide Dominic Skeele ’22 at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 15, for a single-object tour and conversation of “Tantric Painting #582,” by Raja Babu Sharma, featured in the exhibition “Energy in All Directions.” This in-person event is open only to Skidmore students, faculty and staff, and has a limited capacity. Safety measures, including strict 6-foot social distancing and mask wearing, will be enforced. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Tang Live: Music in All Directions
Join us on Instagram Live at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, for student performances inspired by work in “Energy in All Directions.” Student musicians will perform original pieces engaging with the themes of inclusion, interconnectedness and innovation inspired by the exhibition. Louise Spadoni ‘24 and Helen Branch ’24, members of the Student Advisory Council, will host. Tang Live: Music in All Directions will also be broadcast live on Skidmore College Radio WSPN 91.1 FM. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Tang Guide Tour with Paul Seggev '23
Join Tang Guide Paul Seggev ’23 at 5 p.m. Friday, April 16, for a single-object tour and conversation about Rina Banerjee’s “Mother gathered Three and no more dirty stones, tossed them to sky that could break what had hardened her ground and without frown or flirt of flower father like grease or butter slipped aside to free from forty and some more grown men who held her as housewife like plant life with Three or no more daughters.” The work is featured in the exhibition “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.” This in-person event is open only to Skidmore students, faculty and staff, and has a limited capacity. Safety measures, including strict 6-foot social distancing and mask wearing, will be enforced. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
2021 Make Your Voice Heard Skidmore Public Policy Prize Competition
Skidmore’s Subcommittee on Responsible Citizenship is pleased to announce the 2021 Make Your Voice Heard Skidmore Public Policy Prize competition. The competition is an opportunity for current Skidmore students to engage with vital public policy issues. The application asks you to be a part of the political process by writing a formal letter to an official and a proposal for a grassroots effort to engage the public on your issue. The letter can be on a local, state or federal issue and should propose innovative solutions to difficult issues that are important to you! The winner of this competition will be awarded a $1,500 prize, and three runners-up will each receive $500. Applications are due Friday, April 16, and awards will be given out in May. Visit the Civic Engagement website for details and requirements.
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.
An Evening of Readings on Loss and Healing
Tragedy has marred much of the past year and has met the Skidmore community recently with the loss of one of our own. Join the English Department to foster a moment of community during this time of loss and search for healing. We hope to tap into the communicative and humane power that literature and other written works hold with an hour of sharing. We ask that everyone in attendance bring a short poem, passage or verse relating to the themes of loss and healing to share at the event, which will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Contact Theresa Knickerbocker for more information.
Whole Grain: On Collaboration
Join us at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, for an outdoor screening of four short experimental films and videos born out of collaboration. This program of works features collaborations between filmmakers and a painter, a multimedia artist, a musician, and an engineering research center. This in-person event is open only to Skidmore students, faculty and staff, and has a limited capacity. Safety measures, including strict 6-foot social distancing and mask wearing, will be enforced. For more information, contact Tom Yoshikami.
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 21. 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.
The Sub-Committee on Responsible Citizenship is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities, through Imagining America, for students interested in photography and digital media. The program specifically aims to support students for whom economic and family circumstances render such career pathways particularly challenging. The application period is now open. An information session will be held at 4 p.m. April 22. Register online. For more information, visit the program website or email Michelle Hubbs.
Intergroup relations workshop for faculty and staff
This workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. May 24-27 is designed for Skidmore faculty and staff invested in learning more about race, racism and other diversity-related issues, and to consider ways to approach these issues as people, as members of our community and in our various roles on campus. IGR colleagues from the University of Michigan, Monita Thompson and Charles Behling, will facilitate the four days. Participants will learn about foundational work related to IGR theory and pedagogy and engage in personal,self-reflective exercises that illustrate the practice of intergroup dialogue. Due to the cumulative nature of this work, participants are required to commit to the entire four days. To register, please complete this form. Space is limited; please reply by April 23. Please contact Jenni Mueller or Lisa Grady-Willis for more information.
Skidmore Grants Update
New content has been added to the Skidmore Grants website. This month, the website is highlighting Assistant Professor of Spanish Mary Kate Donovan and her fellowship award from the Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program. In addition, upcoming funding announcements and articles of interest have been updated. Visit the Skidmore Grants website for more information.
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.
Fall 2021 vegetable CSA shares now available for students, faculty, and staff
9 Miles East Farm will be delivering freshly harvested vegetables and herbs to subscribers in the Skidmore community for 12 consecutive Fridays starting Sept. 3. Shares are available by subscription only. Sign up online. Joining a CSA is a great way to support the local farm community. There are only 100 shares available for the entire campus community, so sign up now. Send questions to 9 Miles East Farm.
Celebrate Earth Day at skidmoreshop.com! Enjoy 15% off any reusable or sustainable items on Thursday, April 22.
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