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.
Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) Work Group
The Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) Work Group will meet virtually each Monday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., beginning Jan. 31. Faculty and staff interested in participating should contact Aarathi Prasad for the Zoom link.
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.
Scribner Library hours
The library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.
Intramural registration will remain open through Friday, Jan. 28. Leagues will start on Monday, Jan. 31, and continue until spring break. This winter, we will be offering JV soccer (7-10 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday), varsity soccer (7-10 p.m. Monday/Wednesday) and racquetball (7-10 p.m. Monday/Wednesday). Students and employees can register online using their Skidmore email address.
SEFCU branch is now open
The SEFCU (credit union) branch on campus is now open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The branch, which does not close for lunch, is located between the Dining Hall and Jonsson Tower. All students, faculty, and staff associated with Skidmore, and their immediate family members, are eligible to be members of SEFCU and enjoy the wide variety of banking services and benefits associated with membership. Stop by the branch or contact staff by email or telephone at 800-727-3328.
Tang reopens for campus on Jan. 29; public on Feb. 3
The Tang Teaching Museum is opening two new exhibitions on Saturday, Jan. 29, "Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science" and "Opener 34: Ruby Sky Stiler—New Patterns." Museum hours will be noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The museum reopens to the public on Thursday, Feb. 3. Museum hours for the semester will be noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Skidmore students, faculty, and staff conducting research or preparing for classes can make appointments to visit exhibitions and the Tang collection during regular business hours. Contact Rachel Seligman, assistant director for curatorial affairs, about exhibitions. Contact Kara Jefts, collections registrar, about the Tang collection.
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. Each day includes a curator’s tour, two panel discussions, and a moderated conversation open to all attendees to share ideas inspired by the day. A complete schedule and Zoom registration links can be found on the exhibition webpage.
Juried Student Exhibition
Skidmore students are invited to enter their artwork in the Juried Student Exhibition. The juror is Daesha Devon Harris. Entrants must be matriculated at Skidmore and must have taken at least one Skidmore studio art course in 2021 (spring, summer, or fall). Work must have been created between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jan. 31, 2022. Enter works at the Schick Gallery weekdays. The deadline is 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Contact Rebecca Shepard for more information.
Skidmore teams home for key league contests
The Skidmore hockey and men’s and women’s basketball teams all host big league games this weekend. The hockey team (12-6-1) has moved into fourth place in the New England Hockey Conference and will host Babson at 7 p.m. Friday (a free fan bus leaves Case at 6:30) and Southern Maine at 4 p.m. Saturday. The basketball teams host RIT on Friday and Union on Saturday. The women (9-4) play at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, while the men (6-6) compete at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit the Skidmore Athletics composite calendar for home game details and other information.
From now until March 26, enjoy an additional $50 off education pricing on MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at the Skidmore Shop. Contact Doug Chang or 518-580-5491.
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