Information forum on Skidmore’s financial context
From 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, Skidmore’s administration will offer a one-hour information forum on the finances of the College. Designed for all Skidmore employees, the session will be led by President Marc Conner, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer Donna Ng, and Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Orr and will provide detailed information on the College’s financial position, projected budget information, enrollment figures, and staffing levels. There will also be opportunities for questions. All Skidmore employees are invited to attend, and the forum will be recorded and available for anyone in our community to view. Zoom information will be forthcoming.
Students to present socially engaged art projects
The Skidmore community is invited to support socially engaged projects by students in Reimagining Representation (AR 351K), taught by Visiting Assistant Professor Lindsay Buchman, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Tang Teaching Museum. The event features live screen printing with takeaway totes and film screenings created collaboratively by students in the class, who form alliances across social and racial justice causes.
Operatic collaboration with Skidmore College faculty and students as well as local soloists in a semi-staged production of “Don Giovanni”
Please join a reimagined performance of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" performed in collaboration with students and faculty from Skidmore College with the Schenectady Symphony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Universal Preservation Hall. The production includes guest artist Brian Major, faculty members Sylvia Stoner and Casey Gray, students Johnny Mulcahy '24 and Jessica Byers '25, Skidmore's Vocal Chamber Ensemble conducted by Floydd Ricketts, and new dialogue authored by Cate/Jul Le Cours '21. The concert master is Distinguished Senior Artist-in-Residence Michael Emery. Tickets may be purchased here at a special discounted rate of $15 using the code "SKIDMORE." Seating is limited. All persons must show proof of vaccination upon entry and remain masked during the performance.
Northwoods and Sussman Village: Village Treats
Trick-or-treat with college students in the apartment villages from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. Make sure to bring a mask and a costume. Participating apartments will have an orange pumpkin on the door.
Scribner Library's annual Great Pumpkin Challenge
Craft a literary-themed pumpkin masterpiece for display in the library. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate individually or as a team. Register online. Entries are due by 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25. The top student and employee pumpkins win prizes.
SWOP Brown Bag Lunch Kickoff: Learn More About Skidmore's Sustainability Initiatives
The Sustainable Workplace Operations Program (SWOP) seeks to educate community members about sustainability, inspire behavior change, and encourage participants to make improvements for a healthier, more sustainable workplace. Please join our first brown bag lunch featuring a presentation from Jen Natyzak, interim sustainability director, for an overview of collaborative campus projects supporting our 2025 campus sustainability goals from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at the Wiecking Tent. RSVP by email. Attendees should bring their own lunch and drinks, and complimentary cider donuts will be offered.
Air conditioning update
With colder weather approaching, Facilities Services is shutting down the chiller plant. The following buildings will no longer have air conditioning: Old Dana, Case, Ladd, Bolton, Palamountain, Library, Barrett, Waite, Tisch, Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Jonsson Tower, and Howe Rounds.
Celebration 5K Run-Walk
Over 70 runners and walkers finished the hilly Skidmore Celebration 5K Run-Walk on Sunday, Oct. 17. The first man across the finish line was Aymon Langlois and the first woman was Eliana Zitrin. The event raised $240 for Saratoga EOC Thanksgiving Dinners. Results with breakdowns by category may also be found online.
The playoffs are in view for the Skidmore College women’s soccer team after the Thoroughbreds beat Ithaca College 2-1 on Oct. 15. It was the team’s first win over the Bombers since 1996. Skidmore is tied for fourth with a 7-4-1 overall and 3-2-1 Liberty League record. Next up is a key league contest on Saturday at 3 p.m. against St. Lawrence.
Looking for discounted Apple products? Look no further! The Skidmore Shop has a MacBook Air for $1,149, a Mac Mini for $699, and a iPad Pro for $649. There’s only one of each product in stock, so claim them while supplies last. Please contact Doug Chang (ext. 5491) with any questions.
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