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.
EMS Open for Fall Semester
Ready to reserve space on campus for your fall events and meetings? EMS is now open for the fall semester. For questions about scheduling, contact Megan Bove in the Scheduling Office. Training documentation is also available on the Scheduling Office website.
Hiring in Sustainability Office for Fall
The Skidmore Sustainability Office seeks to build programs that are good for people and planet. We are hiring organized and passionate students who want engaging, hands-on jobs this fall. Open positions include a sustainable workplace manager to cultivate exciting and meaningful programming for staff and faculty, and a compost manager to support the residential composting program, which transforms 10,000 pounds of food waste per year into rich compost. Applications are now being accepted. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and positions start Sept. 8. See application instructions and details on our website. Please contact Jen Natyzak for more information. Please share with students who may be interested.
Tar Work on Campus Roadways
Weather permitting, contractors will be filling cracks on all campus roadways from Wednesday, Aug. 4, through Saturday, Aug. 7. The three North Woods parking lots will also be sealed and restriped. Striping of campus roadways and some parking lots will also take place. Please follow signage as directed. 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.
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.
Upbeat on the Roof with Thomasina Winslow
Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, for a performance by Thomasina Winslow on the lawn outside the Tang. Blues singer Thomasina Winslow’s snappy guitar chops and rich, warm vocals have made her a staple of the Capital Region music scene. An educator, producer, world traveler, and historian of Americana, Winslow’s powerful voice makes her a true ambassador of the blues. This is Winslow’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: Symphony of Colors
Join us at the Tang Teaching Museum for Family Saturday: Symphony of Colors on Aug. 7. The 90-minute, in-person event for children 5 and older and their parents, grandparents, or other guardians features a close-looking exercise at pages of Sarah Cain’s “music book,” in which the artist paints with gouache right on sheets of music, 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.
Tang at Home Studio: Colorful Music
Join us for Tang at Home Studio: Colorful Music at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8. This hourlong online event features discussions about Sarah Cain’s “music book” — all conducted via Zoom. Reservations 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.
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. 11. 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.
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