Teams advance toward league championships
The Skidmore College ice hockey and men’s basketball teams are in the hunt for their respective league championships. The hockey team travels to Hobart College for the New England Hockey Conference semifinal on Saturday at 7 p.m. The 15-9-2 Thoroughbreds advanced with a 5-3 win over UMass-Boston. This will be the team’s first semifinal appearance since the 2012. The men’s basketball team beat St. Lawrence University 67-55 in the Liberty League quarterfinals and will travel to Troy to take on top-seed Rensselaer in the semifinals on Saturday at 2 p.m.
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, through Friday, March 4.
World Languages and Literatures Film Festival
Through Feb. 25, Skidmore’s Department of World Languages and Literatures is presenting a film festival showcasing six movies from around the world. 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 is presented online. The films are: “The Thorn in the Heart” (French) on Wednesday, Feb. 23; “Please Vote for Me” (Chinese) on Thursday, Feb. 24; and “Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek” (Japanese) on Friday, Feb. 25. Faculty members will lead discussions and analysis following the showings.
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 in Arthur Zankel Music Center. Tickets are available online.
News from the Sub-Committee On Responsible Citizenship
The Sub-Committee On Responsible Citizenship is pleased to host a Zoom conversation with Periclean Faculty Leaders Sarah DiPasquale, associate professor and chair of dance, and June Paul, assistant professor of social work, from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28. The Sub-Committee is also announcing the launch of a new Civic Engagement webpage.
Ash Wednesday observances
Ash Wednesday observances on campus will include two opportunities this year, supported by the Skidmore Newman Club and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, stop by the second-floor table in Case Center to pause for reflection, receive ashes, and be invited into the Lenten season. At 7 p.m., an Ash Wednesday ecumenical service with readings, song, imposition of ashes, and Lenten reflection will be held in Wilson Chapel. Please RSVP through SkidSync (sign in using your Skidmore login) or email ORSL. Both options are open to Skidmore students, staff, faculty, and visitors adhering to current COVID guidelines. Contact Parker Diggory, director of Religious and Spiritual Life, for more information about these events and other religious observances on and off campus.
Skidmore Theater’s spring black box production opens March 4
Join the Skidmore Theater Department for a double-feature evening of theater. Paula Vogel’s “And Baby Makes Seven” and Tatsu Rivera’s “The Chaparral” will be performed in succession every night of the run with an intermission between shows. Show dates and times are March 4-5 and March 8-9 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. There will be no show on Monday, March 7. Tickets are free but capacity is limited, so reserve your tickets soon.
Toying with Stop-Motion Animation: A Workshop with Lauren Kelley on March 4
Skidmore students, faculty, and staff are invited to take part in a hands-on workshop in stop-motion animation with artist Lauren Kelly on Friday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tang. Kelley, whose exhibition “Lauren Kelley: Location Scouting” is now on view, will share images as a means toward providing a rudimentary experience for participants to produce a stop-motion animated video. No experience necessary. Registration is required using this Google form.
Juried Student Exhibition
The 2022 Juried Student Exhibition, juried by photographer Daesha Devon Harris, is on view through March 8 in the Schick Gallery in Saisselin Art Center. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The exhibition is open to the public.
45th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival
Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars will celebrate George Wein at the 45th annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival, slated for June 25-26 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. For more information on the festival or the jazz supergroup led by Grammy Award winner Todd Coolman, visit spac.org.
Community Garden at Wesley offers raised beds
The Saratoga Springs Community Garden at Wesley, just a short walk from campus, invites Skidmore faculty, staff, and students to apply for raised beds for the 2022 season (April 16 through November). The garden has 52 raised beds (10’ x 5’ in size) available. The cost for one bed for the season is $45. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 25. For more information or to request an application, email Sandy Nealon or call 518-928-1481.
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.
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 awards. The nomination form and additional information, including eligibility criteria, are available online. The deadline is Monday, March 21, at 4 p.m.
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.
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.
Now until March 26, enjoy an additional $50 off education pricing on MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at the Skidmore Shop. Email Doug Chang or call 518-580-5491.
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