Campus Master Plan Survey
The Campus Master Plan Task Force and Ayers Saint Gross, the firm that is drafting Skidmore’s new Master Plan, encourage members of the Skidmore community to participate in an important survey to help prioritize future projects. More information, including a Feb. 4 update, can be found on the Campus Master Planning website. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Feb. 18.
Greenberg Child Care Center Relocation
A Zoom meeting with Greenberg families has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. to share information on the relocation of the Greenberg Childcare Center to Pine Cottage Annex. At this meeting, Nancy Wheeler, Greenberg director, and Dan Rodecker, director of Facilities Services, will share information about the space and a construction timeline. Members of the Skidmore community are welcome to join this session with Greenberg families.
We Hear You SGBM Update
For detailed information, updates, upcoming events, and resources related to the College’s “We Hear You” initiative, please visit the “We Hear You” webpage and monitor email and Skidmore Weekly Bulletin for additional updates in the coming weeks.
Camp Northwoods registration
Advance registration for Camp Northwoods, Skidmore’s summer day camp for children in grades one through eight, continues for the Skidmore community through Feb. 24.
Student Leadership Award nominations sought
Skidmore faculty and staff are invited to nominate students who have made outstanding contributions to the community through their involvement, service, and leadership development activities for several Student Leadership Awards. The nomination form and additional information, including eligibility criteria, are available online. The deadline is Monday, March 21, at 4 p.m.
RA nominations for fall 2022
The Office of Residential Life is collecting nominations from faculty and staff for passionate student leaders for fall 2022 resident assistants. Do you know a student who is compassionate, loves helping others, enjoys guiding and coaching, enjoys planning events, believes in the power of educating others, and thrives working on a team? Nominations are due at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21. Please contact the Office of Residential Life for more information.
Melissa Winter ’89 campus visit
Melissa Winter ’89, chief of staff to former First Lady Michelle Obama, will participate in an open conversation with Professor of Political Science and Director of Gender Studies Kate Graney and Associate Professor of Political Science Natalie Taylor about her path from art history major at Skidmore to her career in the White House at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the Tang Teaching Museum’s Payne Room. This event is open to Skidmore faculty, staff, and students only. Please contact Fitriyah Clark for more information.
Hockey playoffs highlight busy sports weekend
The Skidmore College hockey team travels to UMass Boston for a New England Hockey Conference quarterfinal game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. The 14-9-2 Thoroughbreds are seeded sixth in the 10-team tournament. The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will be competing in the Liberty League championships Feb. 16-19 at Ithaca College. The men’s and women’s basketball teams wrap their regular season schedules at St. Lawrence on Friday and Clarkson on Saturday. At home Saturday, the riding team will host its first spring show at 9 a.m., and the men’s lacrosse team opens its season at 3 p.m. against MIT. Visit Skidmore Athletics for updates.
Exploremore: Majors and Minors
Students are encouraged to take advantage of Exploremore, an opportunity to talk to professors and upper-class students about what it means to major/minor in a specific discipline and how to make the most of your academic career, from Monday, Feb. 21, through Friday, March 4.
New vinyl collection additions and loanable record players at the library
Scribner Library is now offering a small Vinyl Browsing Collection of popular music meant for student entertainment. The collection is located on the first floor of the library next to the administration office. A listening station with a record player and headphones is also available to students who want to listen to records in the library. This new vinyl is labeled as “Vinyl – 1st Floor” in the catalog records. Items can be borrowed for five days. Suitcase-style record players can also be checked out.
Make Your Voice Heard: Skidmore Public Policy Prize 2022
Students are encouraged to apply to the 2022 Make Your Voice Heard Skidmore Public Policy Prize competition, an opportunity to engage with a public policy issue that is important to them. Full applications must be submitted by email to Marla Melito by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15. First prize is $1,000; two runners-up will each receive $500.
Aaron Goldberg Trio performance
Pianist Aaron Goldberg will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. This event is part of the Filene Anniversary Concert Series, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Helen Filene Ladd’s graduation from Skidmore, the 40th anniversary of Skidmore’s Filene Music Program, and the (belated) 10th anniversary of the inauguration of the Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall. Tickets are available online.
World Languages and Literatures Film Festival
Skidmore’s Department of World Languages and Literatures will present a film festival showcasing six movies from around the world, Feb. 21-25. The films, which will be shown with English subtitles, will be screened at 6 p.m. in Palamountain Hall 202, except for the Italian entry, which can be viewed online anytime, and the Japanese film “Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek,” which will be shown at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. The films are: “Parvaneh” (German) on Monday, Feb. 21; “The Mole Agent” (Spanish) on Tuesday, Feb. 22; “The Thorn in the Heart” (French) on Wednesday, Feb. 23; and “Please Vote for Me” (Chinese) on Thursday, Feb. 24. Faculty members will lead discussions and analysis following the showings.
New HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey website
The Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU) announces the publication of the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey website. The results of the campus climate survey, conducted in spring 2019, are available on the website in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, which includes expanded demographic information (more information on sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious identity) that we learned about our community. In addition, the website includes an overview of the analysis process, a timeline of presentations to constituents, and some steps that have been taken as a result of the findings.
Junior Admissions Workshop (JAWS)
Skidmore’s annual Junior Admissions Workshop for high school juniors will take the form of four virtual, recorded sessions this month. These sessions will provide valuable insights to make the college search more understandable and achievable. To register and view the recorded workshops, visit the JAWS website.
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MDOCS is excited to host a screening of the award-winning feature doc film “Disclosure,” an eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television. A discussion with the film's director, 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. The performance will be free and open to the public in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. It will also be livestreamed. All in-person attendees must register for the event through Eventbrite.
Juried Student Exhibition
The 2022 Juried Student Exhibition is now on view in The Schick Gallery in Saisselin Art Center. Juried by Photographer Daesha Devon Harris, the show runs through March 8. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The exhibition is open to the public.
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