International Friendship Family Program is Recruiting
Student Academic Services is recruiting new and returning International Friendship Family Program (IFFP) hosts for the fall. Moving forward, host families will be limited to Skidmore faculty and staff. Even just a little of your time, knowledge, and friendship would make a huge difference in the lives of our newest international students. To become a returning or new host, please complete this sign-up form and return it to Chloe Jaleel or feel free to direct questions to her as well.
Pressure-washing on campus walkways
Contractors will be pressure-washing along covered walkways and in other areas of campus beginning Monday, Aug. 2. Please follow the signage to avoid these areas. Please contact Desiree Palmateer in Facilities Services for more information.
New work order ticketing system: Maximo
Skidmore rolled out a new system for managing Facilities work orders, Maximo, on Tuesday, July 27. This new system will improve efficiencies, as Facilities staff will have real-time access to review and update work orders. The information needed from Skidmore community members for work orders is unchanged, but an enhanced feature for communicating a work order’s status will be added. Click here to access the Maximo system. Find instructions on how to enter a work order here, or watch this video. This information and more can be found on the Facilities Services webpage. Please contact Facilities Services if you have any questions.
Curator’s Tour of ‘Opener 33: Sarah Cain — Enter the Center’
Join Dayton Director Ian Berry on Thursday, July 29, at noon, for a curator’s tour of “Opener 33: Sarah Cain — Enter the Center.” This event is free and open to the public. Contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost with any questions.
Upbeat on the Roof with Laveda
Join us at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 29, for a performance by Laveda on the lawn outside the Tang. The genre-blending dream pop/rock group sets nostalgic and cinematic moods with a '90s-esque sound reminiscent of The Sundays and My Bloody Valentine. Founded by Jake Brooks and Ali Genevich, the Albany-based duo released its acclaimed debut album “What Happens After” in 2020. Highly textural sounds back up dreamy lyrics for a sound that is equal parts thoughtful and danceable. This is the group’s Upbeat debut. Visitors are invited to bring picnic blankets, camping chairs, and their own food and drink to make it a night! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. Contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost with any questions.
Family Saturday: What’s in a Picture?
Join us for Family Saturday: What's in a Picture on July 31. The 90-minute, in-person event for children 5 and older and their parents, grandparents or other guardians features a close-looking exercise at the stunning portraits by Malian artists Seydou Keïta on view in the exhibition “Next to You” and by Malick Sidibé from the Tang collection, an art-making activity, and a moment to share new creations. There are two sessions on Saturday, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information and how to make reservations, visit the Tang website. For questions, contact Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs at the Tang.
Crochet Circle: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef
Join us on Saturday, July 31, between 2 and 4 p.m., for an in-person craft circle as we create 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. Bring your own materials and your works in progress or start something new. Corals submitted to the Museum 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 January 2022. This event is open to all, and all skill levels — including those looking to learn crochet for the first time — are welcome. Visitors are welcome to drop in and come and go during the event. For more information, contact Rebecca McNamara.
Tang at Home Studio: What’s in a Picture?
Join us for Tang at Home Studio: What's in a Picture? at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1. This hourlong online event features discussions about the artwork by Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, art-making, and sharing — all conducted via Zoom. Reservations are required. For more information and to register, visit the Tang website. For questions, contact Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs at the Tang.
Tang Guide Tour with Alexandra Steve
Join Tang Guide Alexandra Steve ’22 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, for a tour of the Tang and current exhibitions. This event is open to the public and visitors are invited to stay after the tour and look around the museum’s galleries. The Tang Guides program is an exciting new program that introduces students to the Tang and the museum world, trains them how to be gallery ambassadors and tour guides, how to talk about art, and gives them valuable real-world experiences interacting with visitors. Contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost with any questions.
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, Aug. 4. 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.
Defensive Driving Course
The Department of Campus Safety has scheduled a two-day, six-hour classroom-based Defensive Driving Course (sponsored by the National Safety Council) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, and Tuesday, Aug. 24, in Tisch 208. The course is open to students, employees, faculty, spouses, significant others, and family members. Participants must hold a valid driver's license or learner’s permit. The cost is $35. Class size is limited. Please contact Lori Parks or Kelly Simons if you are interested in attending.
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