Schick Art Gallery
The Schick Art Gallery will present a Zoom Artists’ Talk with Chris Duncan, DeWitt Godfrey, Coral Penelope Lambert, and Mary Neubauer, four sculptors whose work is on view in the current exhibition “Parallel Play.” The talk will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4. Contact Rebecca Shepard for a link.
Monthly Staff Meeting
The monthly staff meeting will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5. A link to the Zoom meeting has been sent by email. The agenda will include comments from President Conner and updates on Title IX and sexual and gender-based misconduct, Campus Master Planning, the Market Compensation Study, COVID-19, and the recent presentation on College finances.
Presidential Office Hours
President Conner will hold in-person open office hours from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 10, and from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. To schedule a 10-minute appointment during the hour, please send a request via email to email@example.com by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Requests will be handled in the order that they are received. Due to time limitations, it is possible that not all requests will be granted this time, but additional open office hours will be announced throughout the year.
Applying to Graduate Schools: Tips for Creating a Strong Application
The Career Development Center will be hosting an admissions representative from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to discuss “Applying to Graduate Schools: Tips for Creating a Strong Application,” at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5. Please register on Handshake for the link. If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Rodriguez in the Career Development Center.
Skidmore College Inaugural National First Gen Day Celebration
Skidmore and other institutions celebrate the identity of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff across their communities. We invite you to join us from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, in The Center to receive a Skidmore College First-Gen Day pin and celebrate with fellow community members. The event is open to Skidmore faculty, staff, retirees, and students only. Contact Lynn DiMenna with any questions. RSVP online.
Honoring our veterans
Please join us at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the flagpole near the entrance to campus for a brief ceremony to honor our veterans and acknowledge the debt we owe to those who have served their country in the armed forces. We particularly want to recognize the service of those veterans who are part of our Skidmore community — students, staff, faculty, and retirees.
Presentation by Shadi Abu Awad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger of Roots/Shorahim/Judur
Presented by the President’s Racial Justice Initiative and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) in collaboration with the Office of Student Diversity Programs and the Jacob Perlow Fund, Shadi Abu Awad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger of Roots/Shorahim/Judur will share personal, interconnected stories and present the challenging grassroots work of this unique collaboration of Palestinians and Israelis at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Gannett Auditorium. The event is open to in-person attendance by current Skidmore students, faculty, and staff and will also be livestreamed. For questions about the Skidmore event email ORSL. Students interested in meeting with speakers during small group sessions before the evening gathering are encouraged to sign up with ORSL.
Be part of International Education Week
Off-Campus Study and Exchanges invites you to be part of International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 15-19. Please consider holding an event during this important week. You can find more information about IEW and how to submit an event to the IEW calendar on the OCSE website or by contacting Kendra Nelson.
OCSE Passport Processing Day
Staff from Off-Campus Study and Exchanges and the U.S. Postal Service will host an on-campus passport processing day on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are interested in signing up for a time slot, please contact Emily Gaul.
EMS now open for spring semester room reservations
EMS is now open for the spring semester, through May 21, 2022. Please try to plan all events in advance to the extent possible. Dining Services and Facilities require two weeks’ notice so they can staff accordingly. Helpful how-to documents are listed on the Scheduling Webpage. One-on-one trainings are also available. Contact Megan Bove in the Scheduling Office for any questions or call 518-580-5599.
Davis Projects for Peace 2022: $10,000 for Your Project
The annual Davis Projects for Peace prize competition is underway. Because Skidmore is a Davis Scholar partner school, any Skidmore student is eligible to win a $10,000 prize toward a peace/social justice project of their own design, implemented during the summer of 2022 anywhere in the world. Please read these instructions and review the Q&A section of the Davis Projects for Peace website. Applications are due Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Please contact Chloe Jaleel for more information.
Save with our falling prices this fall at the Skidmore Shop! On Friday, Nov. 5, T-shirts will be 20% off at skidmoreshop.com.
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