Monthly faculty and staff meetings
The first staff meeting of the 2021-22 academic year will take place this Friday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom. The first faculty meeting will take place this Friday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. Zoom information for both meetings will be sent by email.
Scribner House Reception Canceled
The Opening Reception scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10, at Scribner House has been canceled.
Glenn Adamson and Nicole Cherubini in Conversation
Join us in person on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. for a conversation with art historian and curator Glenn Adamson and exhibiting artist Nicole Cherubini, whose exhibition “Nicole Cherubini: Shaking the Trees” is on view in the mezzanine. Contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost with any questions.
Tang Guide Tour
Join us Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. for a tour of the museum and current exhibitions. Tang guides are Skidmore College students and visitor services associates who are part of a new program that introduces them to the Tang and the museum world. Contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost with any questions.
Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) Work Group
The Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) Work Group will meet on a weekly basis starting the week of Sept. 13. By sharing goals and discussing progress, the SCE Work Group helps to advance faculty/staff professional projects.
Campus Master Planning virtual listening sessions with a focus on DEI
Skidmore is continuing the important conversations that will help guide development of a new Campus Master Plan. The College’s next two sessions — open to the entire Skidmore community — will focus on key issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). All members of the Skidmore community are invited to attend at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, or Tuesday, Sept. 14 via Zoom. Details will be sent in a separate email.
New director of the Office of Leadership Activities
Associate Dean of Student Affairs Mariel Martin announces the appointment of Carlos Navarro as the new director of the Office of Leadership Activities.
Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef
Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts an online lunchtime drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for the “Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef.” For more information, contact Rebecca McNamara.
Fall 2021 tent use
As mentioned in the fall return-to-campus community forums, the College has placed a number of tents around campus for outdoor gathering. The tents may be reserved for use through Oct. 31 and have been added to the College’s EMS reservation system. Use the Space Request template and search for the tent you seek to reserve to see availability. Tent features and equipment vary, and a brief description of each tent and rules for use can be found on the Scheduling Office website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Interested in learning how to use EMS, Skidmore’s online event system, this fall? Training sessions will be held in Scribner Library, Room 222, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday Sept. 15, and from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Please email Megan Bove if you plan to attend a session or if you prefer a one-on-one lesson.
2021 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition
Work by Deb Hall, Trish Lyell, and Gina Occhiogrosso will be on display at the Schick Art Gallery Sept. 16 through Oct. 17. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23. The reception is open to students and arts faculty only from 5 to 6 p.m. and is open to other members of the campus community and off-campus visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. An artists’ talk is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Please contact Rebecca Shepard for the Zoom link.
Blood Drive in Memory of Lilly Kishore '21
The College will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, in the Williamson Center IM/Dance Gym. Please consider donating blood in memory of recent Skidmore graduate Lilly Kishore '21. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code SKIDMORE.
Save the Date: A Conversation with Alice Wong
Join Sarah DiPasquale (Dance), Nick Junkerman (English), and Jamin Totino (SAS/IGR) at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, for a live, virtual conversation with Alice Wong, disabled activist, writer, media maker. Aymon Langlois ’23 and Caroline Shea ’22 will provide an introduction. Wong is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project. Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. Register online. For more information, visit the event website.
Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence lecture
Haggai Ram delivers the 2021 Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence lecture on “The Social Life of Cannabis in Palestine-Israel: A Global History,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall.
Save the date: Presidential Inauguration
Skidmore will celebrate the inauguration of its eighth president, Marc C. Conner, on Saturday, Oct. 16. Further event details will follow.
LGBTQ+ Staff and Faulty Email List
Interested staff and faculty are invited to join our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) staff and faculty email list. The LGBTQ+ email list serves as an easy way to share information and updates about Skidmore and regional LGBTQ+ activities, news, and events. Any Skidmore staff or faculty member is welcome to subscribe to the list. If you are already a member, you will remain on the list. Please feel free to contact Mariel Martin at email@example.com with any questions.
Writing Center tutoring services
Trained student tutors offer one-on-one consultations for student writers at every stage of the writing process at the Philip Boshoff Writing Center. This semester, we will meet with students both in person (in LIB 440) and online. Appointments can be made online.
Purchasing disinfectant wipes and masks
Based on scientific data, the CDC has indicated that the risk of COVID-19 transmission via surfaces is low. Therefore, there is no longer a need to wipe down all surfaces after each use, and disinfectant wipes will not be distributed by Facilities on a routine basis. Departments will have the option to purchase additional disinfectant wipes directly, utilizing their individual department budgets, should they choose to. The College will be distributing washable masks to all employees and students. Disposable masks may be purchased directly by individual departments as well.
Parking Enforcement and Bike Registration Notice
Campus Safety is enforcing all fire lane, handicapped, and load/unload zone parking violations. Tickets in these areas come with substantial fines, with no grace period. All vehicles parked on campus must be registered with Campus Safety, including those of students who live off campus. Students may register here. Employees may register here. Once your vehicle is registered, students will receive a sticker in their campus mailbox, employees will get theirs in office mail. Campus Safety officers have begun issuing warning notices to unregistered and improperly parked vehicles. Enforcement with monetary fines will begin very soon. Bicycle registration will begin in the coming weeks. Contact Lori Parks at 518-580-5567 or by email for more information.
Check out Episode 5 of "From the Horse's Mouth" as Skidmore athletes Austin Rook and Lily Feldman interview President Marc Conner to chat about his transition from Washington & Lee to Skidmore, his summer adventures, and the upcoming academic year.
The Skidmore Shop hours for the fall semester are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The shop is closed on Sunday.
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