Updates and next steps to address sexual and gender-based misconduct
Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs Adrian Bautista outlines specific measures that the College is taking to respond to the concerns raised about sexual and gender-based misconduct on campus and efforts to create a safer, more secure, more inclusive, more welcoming community committed to respect and justice for all.
Information forum on Skidmore’s financial context
From 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, Skidmore’s administration will offer a one-hour informational session 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 session will be recorded.
Campus Master Planning open forums
Planning firm Ayers Saint Gross will report back on the information gathered throughout the first phase of the Campus Master Planning process, including what they have seen, heard, and analyzed about the Skidmore campus during two virtual sessions for the entire Skidmore community: from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Ayers Saint Gross will also provide a sneak peek at the next phase of the process: “Envision and Test.” You are invited to attend either of these upcoming forums and to review these videos, which provide a preview of the many campus strengths and challenges that will be discussed during the open forums.
Campus Polling Site Information
This year's campus polling site will be The Center, located across from the Campus Life and Engagement Offices in Case Center. Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
‘Parallel Play’ new exhibition
The Schick Art Gallery is excited to present “Parallel Play,” an exhibition co-curated by Skidmore Assistant Professor of Sculpture John Galt, and featuring works by Chris Duncan, DeWitt Godfrey, Coral Penelope Lambert, and Mary Neubauer, four sculptors who also make drawings and digital prints. The exhibition opens with a reception for Skidmore students and faculty from 5 to 6 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. for campus and off-campus guests on Thursday, Oct. 28. Masking is required for all; proof of vaccination is required for off-campus guests. There will be a Zoom artists talk at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4. Contact Rebecca Shepard for a link.
SWOP Coffee Hour
Stop by Burgess Café from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to learn more about the new Sustainable Workplace Operations Program (SWOP) with SWOP student managers Luna and Maggie. This program is designed to help employees better understand sustainable workplace practices and how to help implement them. Participants will complete an evaluation on standardized criteria over the course of the semester and will be awarded a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum sticker to be displayed as thanks for their participation. Learn more about SWOP at the program website.
Athletics winter seasons are underway
The ice hockey season opens at home at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, when the Thoroughbreds host Wentworth in a non-conference game. The riding team competes for the first time since 2019 with its season opener at the Hartwick Show on Oct. 30. The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off the 2021-22 schedule with a home sweep of St. Lawrence on Oct. 23. The women’s basketball team tips its season on Nov. 4 at Oneonta, while the men begin Nov. 13 at Stevens.
Trick or treat yourself with 20% off all T-shirts (excluding clearance items) at the Skidmore Shop on Friday, Oct 29.
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