Update on the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC) survey for students
As part of the College’s efforts to further create a diverse and inclusive community for everyone, Skidmore students were encouraged by the Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU) to participate in the NACCC survey to help the College gain deeper insights into racial dynamics on campus and better equip our campus to respond to student experiences involving racism and bias. The survey closed on April 21 with a 53.1% response rate. Students who completed the survey were entered into a drawing for four $100 Visa gift cards, and the winners were: Delia Qiu, Aden Brody-Ogborn, Claire Wolgast and Isabel Tobin. NACCC administrators will share the data with us in fall 2021. CIGU’s survey working group thanks all students who participated and those who encouraged them to do so. We look forward to receiving the data and sharing the findings with the campus community.
Survival Week: Tuesday, May 4 - Sunday, May 9
Spend time destressing before finals with your peer academic coaches. All events are free and open to everyone! Please practice social distancing.
Academic Festival 2021
The 2021 Academic Festival program is now available online. This year’s program on Wednesday, May 5 is fully remote, so Zoom links to each session are included below the description of each panel. We have robust participation across a broad range of departments and programs. The program is arranged chronologically according to time slot. For questions about Zoom links and recordings, please contact the departments or programs with which the panel is associated. Other questions can be directed to Flagg Taylor or Lisa Bradshaw.
Virtual Honors Convocation 2021
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, please join Skidmore College President Marc C. Conner, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Academic Affairs Michael Arnush, and faculty recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Ciancio, Moseley, and Roth awards for a virtual celebration to recognize the outstanding achievements of Skidmore students and to mark the beginning of the College's farewell to graduating seniors.
Tang at Home Studio: Everyday Superheroes
Join us on Saturday, May 8, at 11 a.m., for Tang at Home Studio: Everyday Superheroes. After looking at the painting "Superheroes" by artist Katherine Bradford, on view in the exhibition “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond,” we will share our own ideas about superheroes, their outfits and their powers. Who are the superheroes in your life? We will create our own squad of paper-based superheroes! Don’t forget to come dressed as your favorite superhero or wear an outfit that makes you feel larger than life! For more information, contact Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs at the Tang.
MDOCS Co-Creation Initiative’s First Community Pitch Session
Our new Co-Creation Initiative kicks off with its first “Community Pitch Session,” where community organizations, groups and collectives will share story and project proposals, sparking new relationships that bring together their work with documentary and Skidmore’s community — bringing contemporary issues and public discourse into the classroom and deepening Skidmore’s connections to our neighbors. The event will be held via Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. For more information, visit the registration page. You can sign up there to join the Community Pitch Session as a potential collaborator or observer. Contact Angela Beallor with any questions.
Skidmore Writing Center
The Writing Center will be open through the exam period for online tutoring; please check our schedule for appointment times.
Resources and Support
Please find here a list of resources to support Skidmore students, staff and faculty who may require additional support in response to the Derek Chauvin trial.
Private Music Lessons Scholarship opportunity
The Skidmore Music Department invites students who are thinking of studying or continuing the study of an instrument or voice to consider applying for a lesson scholarship. The submission deadline is June 1 for the fall semester. Details and eligibility requirements are posted on this website. For more information please contact Artist-in-Residence, Michael Emery.
Camp Northwoods registration
Online registration for Camp Northwoods, Skidmore’s summer day camp for children entering grades one through six, is now open. 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 Juniors Show
The Juniors Show, an exhibition of work by junior art students nominated for inclusion by their Studio Art professors, will take place May 5-7. You can find more information on the website.
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.
The Skidmore community NeedleLittleLove quilt is on view in Saisselin Art Building foyer. It boasts over 60 works by people from all across campus – 38 students, 13 staff members and 11 faculty members. Come see it! If you need building access, call the number posted at entrance.
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.
Curators’ Tour of “Never Done”
The Skidmore campus community is invited to join us at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6, for an in-person tour of “Never Done: 100 Years Of Women in Politics and Beyond.” Tang Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator Rachel Seligman and Skidmore faculty co-curator Minita Sanghvi, assistant professor of management and business, will lead a tour and discussion of the exhibition, which features 100 works of art by 100 women and nonbinary artists. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Tang Live: Curator’s Tour of “Hyde Cabinet #12: Everyday In-Between"
Join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, for Tang Live, a weekly Skidmore student-run event on the Tang’s Instagram. Lily Warshaw ’21, member of the Tang’s Student Advisory Council, leads a curator’s tour of her exhibition “Hyde Cabinet #12: Everyday In-Between.” For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Give+Go Move-Out Donation Collection
Our annual move-out donation collection yields 20,000 pounds of goods to donate to local organizations on an average year. Let’s see what we can do for 2021! Students donate nonperishable food items, mini-fridges, home goods, clothes, shoes and accessories to pop-up Give+Go locations. All goods are donated to the Backstretch Employee Service Team of Saratoga, Trinity Alliance and Capital District Rescue Mission. Staff and faculty volunteers are needed to staff collection locations and sort goods. Please sign up to volunteer and read more about Give+Go on our website.
Scribner Library Extended Hours
From Thursday, May 6, to Wednesday, May 12, Scribner Library will close at 10 p.m. During those days, we will continue to open at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 11 a.m. Sunday.
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, May 12. 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.
2021 Senior Thesis Exhibition
The Skidmore campus community is invited to view the annual studio art majors’ “Senior Thesis Exhibition,” May 15–22 at the Tang Teaching Museum. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Art Department. Twenty-six senior studio art majors will display their work as a capstone to their studies at Skidmore College. The department provides courses in numerous studio art disciplines including ceramics, communication design, drawing and painting, digital media, fiber arts, metals, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Students whose work will be exhibited are as follows: Mickey Baroody, Rachel Brehm, Cassandra Bond, Anna Cahn, Hannah Carey, Katie Compson, Hannah Derechin, Lydia Doban, Adrianna Garcia, Elle Gardner, Aja Goldman, Gina Gregg, Isabel Hacala, Nick Hoddick, Natalie Jacobs, Maggie Lang, Yamilka Leon Lopez, Miles Magee, Reva Preven, Esther Pronovost, Talia Stewart, Annie Strongwater, Rob Titsworth, Issa Traore, Chloe Walker and Nicky Zhong. For more information, contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost.
Exhibition hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, through Friday, May 21; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22
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
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.
Fall 2021 Scheduling Notes from Religious and Spiritual Life
Faculty and staff are invited to check the Holidays and Religious Observances Calendar updated by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) as events are planned for the coming year. Of particular note for this year: Rosh Hashanah overlaps with New Student Orientation and the first day of classes and Yom Kippur will be during the first full week of classes. Contact ORSL with any questions about scheduling and accommodations as well suggestions for updates and additions for the calendar. Please contact K. Parker Diggory should you have any questions.
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.
Scheduling and events reminder
Planning an event? Need space, tables or media services? You’ll find information on how to submit everything you need for your event in EMS here. Questions? Email the Scheduling Office for more information.
Sexual- and Gender-Based Misconduct (SGBM) Climate Survey Report & Listening Sessions
The SGBM Climate Survey Report is now available. The survey results are intended to assess student understanding of and knowledge about policies and the prevalence of sexual misconduct experiences among our students as well as inform future policy adjustments. As a follow-up to the survey, student facilitators will be hosting virtual listening sessions for students to gather in-depth feedback regarding student needs around SGBM prevention and response. For questions, please contact the Title IX coordinator (email@example.com) or Title IX deputy coordinator for student affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jim Tucci, successful architect of the Skidmore College men's and women's rowing programs, is retiring after 35 seasons at the helm.
Spring semester textbook buyback starts Wednesday, May 5, and will go through Monday, May 17. Stop by the Skidmore Shop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and we will work with you to get cash back. The process is simple and convenient and we’re happy to help.
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