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Weekly Bulletin

COVID-19 Updates

Additional return-to-campus information was shared in a communication to the entire Skidmore community yesterday. Employees should review all email messages carefully for updates and familiarize themselves with policies, procedures, and guidelines, including the following:


Testing upon arriving on campus

  • Employees must complete an on-campus test (second floor of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall) the week of Jan. 23-29 or a PCR or a rapid test away from campus. Updated testing hours are available on the Health Services website.
  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 should not test for 90 days following the initial positive test.
  • Negative test results from off-campus testing do not need to be reported. Employees who test positive through off-campus testing should inform Brianna Herman in HR and their supervisor.
  • Surveillance testing schedules and requirements for students and employees after Jan. 30 will be evaluated and communicated in a timely manner.



  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: The College has decided that given the extremely contagious nature of Omicron, a KN95 mask will be required now through Jan. 30 for everyone on campus when indoors in public spaces.
  • Employees will be provided with two KN95 masks. Please contact Facilities at to arrange for the pick-up of masks for each department.


Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Submission Form Now Available.

  • The COVID-19 Vaccination Submission Form has been updated for employees to submit proof of their booster vaccination. Please complete this form as soon as possible and no later than Jan. 24.
  • Please note, the CDC's current guidelines for booster shots were recently updated, and individuals who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible to receive a booster shot five months after completing their primary series.
  • Please consult the College's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Faculty and Staff for additional information regarding the College's booster vaccination requirement.


HERO Act Designation Extended

The designation of COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease has been extended by the New York State Department of Health. In turn, the College's Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan remains in effect and all employees working on campus must continue to complete the Daily Health Certification form at the beginning of each workday.

Skidmore News

Skidmore student sitting in front of microphone in WSPN recording studio

Over the past two decades, the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery has provided students with valuable work experiences and extraordinary access to art, artists, and ideas that have supported careers both inside and outside the arts.

Dining Services

Please visit the Dining Services website regularly for updates, Spa specials, hours of operation, and other information.


While the College is operating at a “yellow” status level (“substantial” to “high” Saratoga County COVID transmission rate), Murray-Aikins Dining Hall will be open to students only. The Spa, Atrium Café, and Burgess Café remain open to everyone.

Human Resources

New Open Positions

Human Resources would like to invite interested Skidmore staff to submit their applicant materials for the openings listed below. These are current, approved, budgeted positions that are being filled due to vacancies.


  • Sands Family Foundation Assistant or Associate Director of Inclusive and Career Exploration – Career Development Center
  • Administrative Assistant – Financial Services


To apply, please access the Okta portal. Click on the tile for “Oracle HCM,” then click “Me,” and then click on “Current Jobs.”


Online Directory

Skidmore's online employee directory is now live and up-to-date thanks to the hard work of IT colleagues and with the help of the Office of Communications and Marketing. You can find the directory through the A-Z Index on the Skidmore website or access the directory directly. If you find any issues with the data or have any questions, please contact Nancy Bruno or Jim Calhoun.


Free TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

Rachel Fiedler, a TIAA retirement planning counselor, is holding one-on-one phone consultations with employees Thursday, Jan. 27, Wednesday, Feb. 9, and Tuesday, March 15. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment or visit the website.


Free one-on-one retirement consultations with Vanguard

Employees can schedule a one-on-one phone consultation with a Vanguard retirement planning counselor on Tuesday, Jan. 25, Wednesday, Feb. 16, or Tuesday, March 8. You can sign up for an appointment by going to the website and selecting New York/Skidmore College/Saratoga Springs/one-on-one sessions.


EAP Reaching Out Newsletter

The January edition of our Employee Assistance Program’s (EAP) Reaching Out Newsletter is here. There are a range of interesting articles, including strategies and resources for maintaining morale in a hybrid workplace. We hope you find this month’s newsletter helpful and remind all employees that the professional support team at EAP is available 24/7 by phone or video to help you with legal, financial, and health and wellness related concerns.

Faculty-Staff Achievements

We welcome submissions from faculty and staff related to professional accomplishments and scholarly endeavors.

Marta Brunner, College librarian, published an essay.


Jenny H. Day, associate professor of history, discussed her research in an interview with an academic journal. Read more>>


Jeff Segrave, professor of health and human physiological sciences, published a book chapter and an op-ed. Read more>>


Kazimer L. Skubi, visiting assistant professor of chemistry, authored a scientific paper. Read more>> 


Listening to the Field: Audiences and Equity

Chad Bauman, Patrick Torres, and Donna Walker-Kuhne will discuss the relationship between audience engagement and the pursuit of equity in the arts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. This virtual event is part of “Listening to the Field: Artists and Arts Leaders Discuss What’s Happened and What’s Next,” a collaboration between Skidmore’s Arts Administration Program and Hubbard Hall Center for Arts and Education. Registration is required.


To view all upcoming lectures and for details on how to submit information about upcoming Skidmore academic lectures, named lectures, and faculty panels, visit the Skidmore Lectures webpage.


Tang Museum open by appointment

The Tang Teaching Museum is open by appointment as we prepare new exhibitions to open Saturday, Jan. 29: "Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science" and "Opener 34: Ruby Sky Stiler — New Patterns." Students, faculty, and staff can make appointments to visit by calling 518-580-8080.


Register now for Radical Fiber: A Symposium on Art and Science

In conjunction with the exhibition "Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science," the Tang Teaching Museum presents a two-day online event: Radical Fiber: A Symposium on Art and Science. The symposium on Friday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Jan. 29, brings together scholars, artists, and thinkers in academia, business, tech, and the arts on the historical, present, and potential future connections of fiber-based practice and the sciences. A complete schedule and Zoom registration links can be found on the exhibition webpage.


Earn A Badge for Your Office with the Sustainable Workplace Operations Program

The new Sustainable Workplace Operations Program is seeking participants for the spring semester. This program is designed to help staff and faculty better explore and implement sustainable workplace practices. Participants will submit a checklist of standardized criteria and be awarded a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum sticker to be displayed as thanks for their participation and to promote the program. Meetings with student workplace managers, brown bag lunches, and departmental challenges will round out the program. For more information, check out the program website and participant interest form.


Writing Center hours

The Skidmore Writing Center begins tutoring on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and hopes to offer appointments both in person and online. Additional details and scheduling information are available online.


Employee Fitness Classes are back

Williamson Sports Center is running a 10-week program that employees can take advantage of for a low cost. The program, which begins Feb. 4, runs in conjunction with the Student Government Association’s efforts to provide a variety of fitness classes for employees and students. Employees will pay $50 in advance for the courses. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please complete this payroll deduction form and send it or your check (made out to Skidmore College) by campus mail to Lacey Largeteau in Williamson Sports Center. Due to COVID-19 precautions, only current employees may participate.


Scribner Library hours

The library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24; from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, through Thursday, Jan. 27; from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28; from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29; from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30; and from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Visitors, including retirees, will be limited to contactless pickup in the library vestibule through Monday, Jan. 31. Visitors should call the Circulation Desk at 518-580-5508 upon arrival. In case of inclement weather, Scribner Library will open no earlier than 9 a.m. in order to allow library personnel to arrive on campus safely. Please review library hours and COVID-19 policies on the Scribner Library website.


Red Cross Blood Drive

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the IM/Dance Gym. Please consider donating blood as the Red Cross faces its lowest supply of blood in more than a decade. Please schedule your appointment online.


Liberty League honors for Thoroughbred pair

Women’s basketball standout Julia Blanck ’25 was named Liberty League Rookie of the Week and men’s forward Greg Skoric was selected to the honor roll for the week ending Jan. 16. Blanck scored 16 points and tied a season-high 14 rebounds to go along with four steals and three blocks in a 66-52 road win over William Smith. Skoric had a career-game in a loss to Vassar. He pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds to go along with a career-high seven blocks and 16 points. The seven blocks represented the program's highest in 40 seasons. We invite you to come out and support our Skidmore student athletes. Visit the Skidmore Athletics composite calendar for home game details and other information.


Skidmore Shop

Now until March 26, enjoy an additional $50 off education pricing on MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at the Skidmore Shop. Contact Doug Chang at or 518-580-5491.


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