Monthly Staff Meeting
The monthly staff meeting will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, March 4. A link to the Zoom meeting has been sent by email. Topics will include the Board of Trustees February meetings, Campus Master Planning, COVID-19 steps and context, and forecasting the second half of the spring semester.
Surrey-Williamson Inn guestrooms
The Surrey-Williamson Inn guestrooms will be open on March 8 for reservations. Please make your online reservation here; use promo code “DEPARTMENT” to receive the internal Skidmore rate. A detailed list of rooms and amenities can be found on our website. For questions, contact email@example.com.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Skidmore is participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) of first-year and senior students. This survey will help Skidmore understand and improve the educational experience of students. First-year and senior students received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, signed by Michael Orr, on March 1 to access the questionnaire.
Writing Center Tutors 2022-2023
Do you have students with superior writing and listening skills, patience, empathy, a love of language, and a passion for linguistic justice? Invite them to apply to tutor in the Skidmore Writing Center. The ideal candidate is a rising sophomore or rising junior in any major who is a skilled and thoughtful reader and writer. Incoming tutors will take EN 303H in the fall. An interest meeting will take place in the Writing Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 24. More information and application instructions are available on the Writing Center website.
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 4 p.m. Monday, March 21.
Summer Sports Camps
Registration is now open for Summer Sports Camps. Skidmore’s award-winning coaches lead week-long summer camps for children, teens, and adults. Camps include basketball, baseball, lacrosse, softball, soccer, volleyball, rowing, and field hockey, as well as two new programs: ice hockey and Learn to Row.
Skidmore Orchestra concert
Skidmore Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 4. Conducted by Michael Emery, the performance will feature Skidmore Concerto Soloists and Skidmore Orchestra Brass. Soloists include Emma Lin '23, Seth Spital '24, Saana Teittinen-Gordon '22, and Avery Wendell '23. The event is free and open to the public. Register online.
Pola Baytelman, distinguished artist-in-residence emerita, will perform “A Pianist’s Musical Journey through the Americas and Europe” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6. The diverse program will include compositions by Charles Alkan (France), Pedro Humberto Allende (Chile), Paul Schoenfield (U.S.), Felix Mendelssohn (Germany), and Villa-Lobos (Brazil), as well as a composition written for Baytelman by Welsh/American composer Hilary Tann. The event is free and open to the public. Register online.
Scribner Library spring break hours
Scribner Library will be closed Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13. Library hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 14, through Friday, March 18. The library will be closed Saturday, March 19. It will be open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. For more hours of operation, visit the Scribner Library website.
Altered Book Contest
The fourth annual Lucy Scribner Library Altered Book Contest is open to Skidmore students, faculty, and staff. Entries will be accepted through noon Friday, April 19. Stop by Scribner Library for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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