Resources and Support
Please find a list of resources to support Skidmore students, staff and faculty who may require additional support in response to the Derek Chauvin trial.
Matching Challenge for Diversity Initiatives at Skidmore
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts are essential to the future direction and growth of the College and to building the community of trust to which we aspire. A generous Skidmore family has stepped forward to help advance this work. From now until April 30, the family will match every gift, dollar for dollar, to support The Center, the Racial Justice Initiative and DEI programming — up to $15,000 for each of these critical areas. Visit the campaign website to learn more.
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.
Deadline extended for named internships at the Tang
Skidmore students are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. Friday, May 7, for the Tang’s four yearlong named internships: 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 either rising juniors or rising seniors; and The Charina Endowment Fund Endowed Internship — available to either rising juniors or rising seniors. For more information, contact Tom Yoshikami.
Tang Live: Black Voices Lifted in Song
Join us at 7 p.m. Thursday,April 22, for “Tang Live: Black Voices Lifted in Song,” featuring a vocal performance by Destiny Donelson ’21 with Richard Cherry on piano. The performance, streamed live on the Tang’s Instagram account, will take place in the exhibition “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond” and feature selections from works Donelson will perform at her senior capstone performance, which takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Zankel Music Hall. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Tang Guide Tour with Julia Lawless
Join Tang Guide Julia Lawless ’21 at 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, for a single-object tour and conversation about “Famished for Blondes” by Andrea Carlson, 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.
Join us at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, for a screening of a live performance by Haley Heynderickx, whose debut release “I Need to Start a Garden” combines traditional folk music with a unique sensitivity and earthiness. Heynderickx’s live performance can be streamed via Zoom and may, depending on health and safety regulations on campus, be projected on the side of the Tang. Sarah Choi ‘22 and Isaiah Perkins '22 will open. Register to watch this concert via Zoom. For more information, contact Tom Yoshikami.
Organize Your Own
Join us at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, via Zoom for talks featuring social and racial justice projects presented by students in Lindsay Buchman’s Studio Art 351K: Reimagining Representation course, followed by a Q&A. Buchman, visiting assistant professor of art, will moderate. Drawing on inspiration from “Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements,” curated by Daniel Tucker, and the history of the Black Panther Party’s 10-Point Program and the BPP Newspaper, students formed alliances across belonging and location, dismantling gender binaries, and providing representation for biracial family formation. By organizing their shared communities, each collaborative publication asks the reader to reconsider their positionality through questioning default culture. By reimagining underrepresented narratives, each project advocates for a more inclusive society, providing ways to get involved, educational resources and self-reflective tools for organizing your own. Register for this event on Zoom. For more information, contact Tom Yoshikami.
Whole Grain Outdoor Screening: The Inheritance
Join us at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, for an outdoor screening of Ephraim Asili’s acclaimed debut feature “The Inheritance” (2020). This in-person event is open only to Skidmore students, faculty and staff, and has a limited capacity. Safety measures, including strict six-foot social distancing and mask wearing, will be enforced. Registration required. For more information, contact Tom Yoshikami.
Deadline extended for summer jobs
Skidmore students are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 27 for summer internships in all areas of Museum work — education, digital media, registrarial, curatorial, and public programming. The postings can be seen on the Skidmore careers site. Note: Skidmore students should use a non-Skidmore email, such as gmail, when filling out the application, as some students have reported difficulty completing the application when using their Skidmore email address. For more information, contact Tom Yoshikami.
Schick Art Gallery
The Schick Art Gallery presents “Afronauts and Ancestors,” a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, through 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.
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 28. 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.
STEMpathy student-faculty open forum and dialogue
STEMpathy will be hosting its last open forum of the semester at 7 p.m. April 28. This is intended as a safe space for BIPOC students to share their thoughts, concerns and needs from STEM departments. STEMpathy events are open to all students, regardless of major. We hope that this forum can bring as many of our STEMpathy students and faculty community members together as possible so that we can engage in dialogue as a collective. (Join this meeting on Zoom, passcode: skidTEM)
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 opened on April 15 and for new campers opens 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.
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 the website for more information.
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.
Imagining America Student Fellowships Information Session, April 22, 1 p.m. PST. Register here.
OCSE Stockholm virtual info session
The Office of Off-Campus Study and Exchange will host a virtual info session for faculty and staff for our approved DIS Stockholm, Sweden program at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 28. Hear from on-site faculty, staff and students about all of the various opportunities for Skidmore students in Stockholm. Please register here. For more information, contact Emily Gaul.
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.
AJ Adkins and Joey Dugan, Piano and Violin Shared Recital
AJ Adkins ’21 is pursuing a double major in physics and music. As a student of Pola Baytelman, he has developed a repertoire that is reflective of the music that originally inspired him to pursue piano. Joey Dugan ’22 is pursuing a music major with a minor in arts administration and history. He began playing violin at the age of 5, drawing his inspiration from “Elmo’s Musical Adventure: Peter and the Wolf.” Join this recital at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24.
Tang at Home Studio: Wild One!
Join us at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, for “Tang at Home Studio: Wild One!” We will explore and learn about a work by Rina Banerjee with a title that tells a story: “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 on view in the exhibition “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.” Banerjee incorporates objects, folklore and imagery that reflect her own multinational and immigrant background. Inspired by Banerjee, we will imagine and create our own multimedia artwork that tells our own stories using drawing and collage materials. For more information, contact Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs at the Tang.
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 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.
E-Waste Collection Drive
The Skidmore College Sustainability Office will be hosting its first e-waste collection drive in the Falstaff’s parking lot from noon to 5 p.m. on May 6. We will be working with our e-waste provider, EWASTE+, to collect e-waste from students, faculty and staff. Most items are free to drop off, but we will be holding a small pricing free for displays (not including laptops and tablets) and CRT devices. We will be accepting payment through cash or Venmo (@SkidEwaste). For more information on the event, including fees, maps and acceptable and unacceptable items, please consult the event webpage.
It is finally spring! The bikes are back on the racks located in front of Lucy Scribner Library. The bike share is free for all campus students, faculty and staff. Registering online is quick and easy, and you will receive registration details within three days from our Bikemore managers.
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.
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 on 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.
Attendance at Skidmore home athletics events will be permitted but limited to Skidmore students, faculty and staff only. Parents, families and other guests are not permitted to attend and are asked not to sit in their cars and watch from the parking lot or street. Again, these measures are intended to support the health and safety of the Skidmore community and to allow us to complete the spring semester successfully. Livestreams of select athletic events will continue to be made available through the Skidmore Athletics website. Attendance will be capped based on the indoor or outdoor venue. Any Skidmore employee or student who wishes to attend as a spectator will be required to sign up here in advance. Social distancing and mask rules will be in place for all events, and all attendees will be required to abide by all health and safety requirements. Faculty and staff who plan to attend will be required to fill out the Daily Health Certification on the day of the event. We are particularly pleased to be able to make these safe activities available to our students.
The Skidmore Shop will host a Spring Finals Art Supply Sale from Tuesday, April 20, through Wednesday, April 21. Receive 15% off all art supplies (except kits, art cards and metals). Don’t forget to celebrate Earth Day with us in the store and at skidmoreshop.com! Enjoy 15% off any reusable or sustainable items on Thursday, April 22.
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