Reminder: Inclement Weather Policy
With a winter storm anticipated this week, please take a moment to review the College's Inclement Weather Policy. While the campus mission requires us to be operational 24/7 on a 12-month basis, there are some occasions where the campus will experience a delayed opening, early release or closure impacting non-designated essential personnel due to particularly severe winter weather. Employees are encouraged to read the full Inclement Weather Policy and contact Human Resources with any questions.
Monthly Staff Meeting
The monthly staff meeting will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. A link to the Zoom meeting has been sent by email. The agenda will include updates since the last meeting in December, the status of COVID-19, several campus initiatives including the Strategic Action Agenda and the Racial Justice Initiative, and an overview of the current status of the Campus Master Planning effort.
Camp Northwoods registration
Online registration for Camp Northwoods, Skidmore’s summer day camp for children, will open for employees at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10. Skidmore community members receive priority in the registration process and should watch their email for specific instructions the morning of Feb. 10. New this summer: two sessions for rising seventh- and eighth-grade campers!
Remembering Samantha Sasenarine ’21
We remember and honor Samantha Sasenarine ’21 this week as we approach the anniversary of her death on Feb. 5, 2021. Open hours at Wilson Chapel and ways of remembering Sam in community will be available soon from student leaders and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. For updates on plans, see listings on SkidSync or contact Parker Diggory, director of religious and spiritual life.
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 begins Feb. 4. 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 meets virtually each Monday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. 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. For more information, check out the program website and participant interest form.
Big Green Scream Returns
The Big Green Scream is back. The Skidmore College men’s and women’s basketball teams host Ithaca College on Feb. 5. The women play at 2 p.m. and the men tip off at 4 p.m. The first 250 fans at each game will receive a commemorative T-shirt. There will be additional giveaways, and one lucky fan will win a smart TV.
Fans are once again welcome to attend Thoroughbred athletic events. All spectators are required to wear a KN95 mask or equivalent and show proof of vaccination and booster in order to be admitted. Visit the Skidmore Athletics composite calendar for home game details and other information.
COVID-19 rapid tests (Abbot BinaxNOW Antigen Self-Tests) are now available for purchase at the Skidmore Shop. The tests, which are limited to one unit per customer, cost $19.95. Each box contains two tests. Please inquire at the register to purchase.
Pacifica Quartet performance
Pacifica Quartet will perform live at Zankel Music Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. This event is free and open to the public. Register online.
Screening of the film ‘A Love Letter to Brian, Lesley, and Michelle’
A panel discussion with the film's director, Skidmore faculty member Hettie Barnhill, and cast will follow the screening at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. This event is brought to you by the Dance Department with support from the Black Studies Program and the Office of the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Institutional Diversity. Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a KN95 mask or equivalent.
MDOCS is excited to host a screening of the award-winning documentary “Disclosure,” an eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television. A discussion with the film's director, Skidmore graduate Sam Feder '97, Luna Peralta ’23, and others will follow the screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Gannett Auditorium.
Ensemble Connect, a group of the finest young professional classical musicians based out of Carnegie Hall, celebrates its 15th year at Skidmore with a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18. This performance will be livestreamed and, if conditions permit, will be open to the public in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Please check the website for links and updates or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Writing Center hours
The Skidmore Writing Center hopes to offer appointments both in person and online this semester. Additional details and scheduling information are available online.
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.
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.
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