Skidmore Weekly Bulletin Production Schedule
Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving break, next week’s Skidmore Weekly Bulletin will be published Tuesday, Nov. 23. All submissions are due no later than 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22. Please help reduce bulk emails by posting your announcement in the Bulletin, which reaches all faculty, staff, and students.
Skidmore-Saratoga County EOC Thanksgiving Basket Project
The annual Thanksgiving Basket Project helps local neighbors in need of a family holiday meal that they may prepare at home. To make a donation or learn how to help in other ways, visit the Lifeworks (formerly Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council) website. Please indicate that you are affiliated with Skidmore. You may also donate online. Please consider noting “Skidmore” either on your check or on the website.
Trans Awareness Week and Transgender Remembrance Day
Join us to raise visibility, awareness and to uplift the voices of the trans and non-binary community. We are taking this time to memorialize victims of transphobic violence, especially against trans and non-binary Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. A vigil is being observed daily at The Center from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. leading up to a Transgender Day of Remembrance event on Saturday, Nov. 20. Details will follow. Please contact June Paul, Department of Social Work, for more information.
We Hear You Update
Staff from the Office of the Dean of Students, Health Promotion, and Title IX recently toured the new 8,000-square-foot facility of Wellspring, the domestic violence and sexual assault services resource for Saratoga County residents, in Malta and met with Executive Director Maggie Fronk. The goal of the visit was to discuss how Wellspring and Skidmore College can expand their existing partnership: Wellspring victim advocates currently work with Skidmore students, including on campus. Initial plans include co-sponsored gender violence prevention training. To schedule a time to meet with a Wellspring victim advocate, please call 518-583-0280. For immediate help from Wellspring, please call their 24/7 hotline: 518-584-8188.
Save the Date: Campus Master Planning
Please save the date for a one-hour Campus Master Planning update session with planning firm Ayers Saint Gross (ASG) at 11 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, via Zoom. ASG will share specific ideas for changes in our campus over the next 10-20 years. Ideas include next buildings, the next dorm, or how we should move offices/departments around to make the most sense for programing. The ideas are exciting, and we need to have, and want, your input. Sessions will be recorded and Zoom information will be forthcoming.
Save the date: Skidmore Cares, Dec. 6-10
Please join us in celebrating 16 consecutive years of generously supporting our local community through Skidmore Cares! Employees are encouraged to visit the Skidmore Cares webpage to learn about the community organizations we are supporting and to determine which donation item is assigned to your department. During the week of Dec. 6-10, drive or walk over to the tables that will be set up outside Williamson Sports Center and drop off your donations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies will be served each afternoon. Raffles will be held throughout the week. For students, SAAC and Benef-Action will host "virtual can drives" across campus in the coming weeks. To participate, students can swipe their Skidmore ID to help support local organizations or bring canned goods to donate. If you’d like to volunteer for a one-hour window to help collect donations, please sign up here.
Hockey goalie Tate Brandon was the New England Hockey Conference Goaltender of the Week and Austin Rook was named to the NEHC Honor Roll, for their contributions in a 4-4 tie with Norwich and a 4-1 win over New England College. The women’s basketball team beat Williams College 46-42 on the road, behind the play of Julia Blanck and Kate McCarney. Blanck was the Liberty League Rookie of the Week, while McCarney landed on the Honor Roll. Ty Lamport earned a spot on the Liberty League Men’s Basketball Honor Roll after Skidmore beat Stevens 56-51 to open the season. Swimming and diving standouts Rachel Olson and Sophia May were recognized on the Liberty League Honor Roll as both remained unbeaten this season.
Skidmore Grants Update
New content has been added to the Skidmore Grants website. This month, the website is highlighting Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, associate professor in the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, and her award from the Henry David Thoreau Foundation. In addition, upcoming funding announcements and articles of interest have been updated. Visit the Skidmore Grants website for more information.
Be part of International Education Week
Join Off-Campus Study and Exchanges to celebrate International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 15-20. Check out the IEW event calendar for a list of events held by Skidmore, the New York Six consortium, and several off-campus study program partners. Don’t forget to share your Global Skidmore story on Friday, Nov. 19, by stopping by the “I am Global Skidmore” open photo shoot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of Case Center.
Library Book Club
On Thursday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8 p.m., the Library Book Club will be meeting over Zoom. The Scribner Library Book Club is a non-traditional book club that encourages attendees to “show and tell” a book they’ve read with the group. You can check our page for more info.
Skidmore Theater presents Marisela Treviño Orta's ‘Somewhere: A Primer for the End of Days’
Directed by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta in the JKB Mainstage Theater, this production runs Nov. 19 through 21 and Dec. 3 through 5. Tickets are free and open to the community. Please refer to this website for COVID-19 protocols. Please contact the JKB Box Office for more information.
Bundle Up With Brass
Listen to Skidmore Brass students performing works of Gwyneth Walker, Eric Ewazen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, Hoagy Carmichael, and more at a free, informal, socially distanced, outdoor concert under Tent No. 2 (behind Zankel Music Center) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Bring a blanket, scarf, mittens, and maybe even an umbrella, along with your Skidmore ID or proof of vaccination. This concert is free and open to the public. Please contact Patrice Malatestinic for more information.
Wlakikan Storytelling Evening
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by listening to Native American stories told by Abenaki storytellers Joseph, James, and Jesse Bruchac of Ndakinna Education Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. The performance will be broadcast via Zoom to our viewing party in Davis Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Anthropology Department, MDOCS Co-Creation Initiative, and Residential Life Wilmarth Hall. Please contact Siobhan Hart for more information.
Theater and Climate Change
The course Theater and Climate Change (TH 334) is hosting a series of performances, games, and actions about climate change from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Arts Quad. Please contact Lisa Jackson-Schebetta for more information.
Writing Center tutors will be available for tutoring from noon to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, and from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. The Writing Center will be closed Nov. 24-27. We resume our regular hours on Nov. 29 and will offer tutoring through Skidmore's exam week. Schedule an appointment online.
Tang book sale
Mark your calendars for a special two-day book sale Dec. 9 and 10 at the Tang Teaching Museum. All Opener Series catalogues will be $5; all other catalogues will be $10. Prices valid for purchases in the museum only. Supplies are limited. Contact Olivia Cammisa-Frost with any questions.
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 the date: Annual sportswear sale
The annual sportswear sale will be held in the rec gym (lower level) in the Williamson Sports Center, Monday, Dec. 13, between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please contact Sherry Ankeny, head equipment manager, for more information.
Swing by the Shop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, and Tuesday, Nov. 23, for our “sidewalk” sale. All items will be 40% off the original price.
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