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Rocky cliff and shoreline meet blue water, blue sky, clouds and mountains in horizon.

Referring to the plight of refugees from Ukraine and across the globe, Skidmore College President Marc Conner draws on Irish poetry and history as he reflects on the meaning of exile and the search for home.

COVID-19 Updates

The College’s Campus Planning webpage is up to date and includes information regarding current policies and guidelines, an archive of College messages, public health resources, the COVID-19 Dashboard, and more.


As a reminder, last week’s message outlined guidelines related to gatherings, meetings, food, dining, and testing anticipated to go into effect Monday, March 28.

Dining Services

Please visit the Dining Services website regularly for updates, Spa specials, hours of operation, and other information.


In line with recent updates to Skidmore’s COVID-19 policies, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall is now open to faculty, staff, and visitors in addition to students.

Human Resources

New Open Positions

Human Resources would like to invite interested Skidmore staff to submit their applicant materials for the openings listed below. These are current, approved, budgeted positions that are being filled due to vacancies.


  • Assistant Supervisor of Catering – Dining Services
  • Area Coordinator – Residential Life


To apply, please access the Okta portal. Click on the tile for “Oracle HCM,” then click “Me,” and then click on “Current Jobs.”


You’re Invited: Retirement Planning Workshop

David K. Carboni will present a retirement planning workshop through Zoom for faculty and staff. The three sessions listed below are good opportunities to help you plan for a successful retirement.


  • Basics of Financial/Retirement Planning & Estate Planning Issues (3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23)
  • Social Security Retirement Benefits & Medicare and Health Insurance Planning (3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24)
  • Providing for Your Retirement Income (3-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 28)


Unlike workshops offered by financial service providers, this program is strictly educational, as Dr. Carboni sells no financial products or services. Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required and can be done on the HR training website.


EAP Reaching Out Newsletter

The March edition of our Employee Assistance Program’s (EAP) Reaching Out Newsletter is here. EAP, an employer-sponsored benefit provided at no cost to employees and household members, offers professional, qualified resources to assist in resolving all types of personal or family-related concerns. All contacts with the EAP are strictly confidential to the fullest degree allowed by law.

Faculty-Staff Achievements

We welcome submissions from faculty and staff related to professional accomplishments and scholarly endeavors.

Pushkala Prasad, Zankel Chair Professor of Management and Liberal Studies, participated in a panel discussion. Read more>>


Jeffrey Segrave, professor of health and human physiological sciences, published an op-ed in the Times Union. Read more>>


David A. Snider, lecturer of arts administration, received a positive review for his recent book. Read more>>


Erica Wojcik, assistant professor of psychology, published a piece in The New York Times. Read more>>


Listening to the Field: Adaptations and Evolutions

How are arts organizations evolving and transforming in this new era? This virtual event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, features Sarah Craig, Anna Glass, Nancy Yao Maasbach, and C. Brian Williams. It is part of Listening to the Field: Artists and Arts Leaders Discuss What’s Happened and What’s Next,” a series about the state of the arts in 2022. Registration is required.


Third Annual Center for Humanistic Inquiry Symposium

Mistakes and Discovery, Truth and Ways of (Not) Knowing is the theme of the third annual Center for Humanistic Inquiry Symposium. Darrin McMahon, the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History at Dartmouth College, will deliver a keynote talk at 3 p.m. Friday, March 25. President Marc Conner will open a series of engaging discussions beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26. President Emeritus Phil Glotzbach will conclude the two-day multidisciplinary forum. Please visit the Center for Humanistic Inquiry website for the full schedule. This program is open to the public.


Dunkerley Dialogue with Margaret Wertheim and Amy Frappier

Join this Dunkerley Dialogue with artist Margaret Wertheim, whose work is on view in Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science,”and Associate Professor of Geosciences Amy Frappier at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. This event is open to the public.


To view all upcoming lectures and for details on how to submit information about upcoming Skidmore academic lectures, named lectures, and faculty panels, visit the Skidmore Lectures webpage.


Intergroup relations workshop for faculty and staff

Monita Thompson and Shana Schoem from the University of Michigan will facilitate a two-day remote intergroup relations workshop for faculty and staff from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12-13. Participants will learn about foundational work related to IGR theory and pedagogy and engage in personal, self-reflective exercises that illustrate the practice of intergroup dialogue. Participants must commit to the entire two days. Space is limited. To register, please complete this form by April 15. Please contact Jenni Mueller or Lisa Grady-Willis for more information.


Vice President for Communications and Marketing search

As the search for Skidmore's next vice president for communications and marketing continues, members of the search committee invite all staff, faculty, and students to submit any suggestions for potential candidates or comments on leadership characteristics. Please submit these directly to Storbeck Search. You may find the position description here.


Spring intramural registration is now open

Register for five-versus-five co-ed basketball (7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday) or co-ed power volleyball (7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday). Registration closes the morning of March 25. Both leagues begin the week of March 28 and run through the end of the semester. The top two teams will compete in a championship May 2-3. Contact Elizabeth Ghilardi for more information.


2022 Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention

Skidmore's 2022 Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention will take place at noon Sunday, May 1, on Case Green. Join in a community-wide walk for suicide prevention and help us meet our fundraising goal of $5,000. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all welcome. Your participation will help raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The walking route takes approximately 45 minutes; all forms of mobility are welcome. Contact Ashley Chandler for more information. Register online.


President’s Awards for Leadership and Service 2022

Individuals or teams from the Skidmore community may be nominated for a 2022 President’s Award for Leadership and Service until 4 p.m. Monday, March 28. The President's Awards for Leadership and Service recognize Skidmore community members who have embraced the educational mission and community spirit of the College through their exemplary commitment to personal excellence, campus pride, and service to others. The awards are intended to foster school spirit and campus unity, and to provide an opportunity for us to express our collective appreciation of outstanding work on behalf of the College. Nominations may be sent via online form. For paper submissions, please contact the Office of the President.


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.


Skidmore license plates

Drivers of cars registered in New York state can now order Skidmore custom license plates. Each person can choose a plate with numbers and letters assigned by the DMV or select their own custom combination. For custom plates, we suggest using a custom combination beginning with “CTM” — for Creative Thought Matters. For more information, visit the DMV website.


Skidmore Shop

Mark your calendars: Thursday, March 17, is your lucky day! For this day only, with your purchase of $50 or more at, you’ll receive this green Skidmore cap for free. An "order for pickup" option is also available, and you can stop in and pick up your items when you return to campus after spring break.


Tang Teaching Museum now accepting applications for 2022-23 endowed internships

Rising juniors and seniors are invited to apply to the Tang Teaching Museum’s year-long endowed internships, which are named for Eleanor Linder Winter ’43, Carole Marchand ’57, Meg Reitman Jacobs ’63, and the Charina Endowment Fund. These paid, pre-professional internships introduce students to postgraduate life by providing academic and practical experiences from fall 2022 through summer 2023. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday, April 11. For more information, please visit the Endowed Internship page or contact Tom Yoshikami, assistant director for engagement.


Grammy Award winner to speak to students interested in music careers

Grammy Award-winning artist Scott Jacoby ’93 will speak with students interested in a career within the music industry from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Emerson Auditorium. His work spans all genres of music and has garnered awards, graced platinum-selling albums, and topped charts throughout the world. Register online.


CDC virtual workshop: 'How to Interview Effectively'

The Career Development Center will be partnering with New Frontiers Executive Function Coaching to provide a virtual workshop on “How to Interview Effectively” from 1 to 2 p.m. April 1. Join us as we review effective interview strategies, disclosure considerations, and clear next steps for practice and implementation. The process of requesting reasonable accommodations will also be discussed. This program is ideal for neurodivergent students and students with disabilities who are looking for extra support to get through the interview process. Register online.


MDOCs virtual artist talk with Jeremy Dennis

Jeremy Dennis, a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, New York, will discuss Indigenous history as part of his project On This Site, which aims to preserve sacred Native American sites spanning 10,000 years, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, via Zoom. This event is part of the series “Indigenous Media-Making: Land, Language, Relationship,” hosted by MDOCS Co-Creation Initiative and co-sponsored by the Anthropology and Black Studies departments. Details on how to register and other information are available on the MDOCS website.


Lara Downes concert

Join Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) for an exclusive performance by Lara Downes at Arthur Zankel Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Downes’ performance will explore the landscape of American music from George Gershwin and Morton Gould to Billie Holiday, Scott Joplin, and Florence Price, giving voice to underrepresented and forgotten artists alongside their contemporaries. Downes will lead a piano master class for music majors at Skidmore the night before her performance. General admission tickets are $30, and $10 for all Skidmore employees and students. Skidmore students enrolled in the music program or currently taking a music class should contact Evan Mack for free tickets. This performance is a part of Skidmore’s Filene Anniversary Concert Series.


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Sunday, March 20

2 p.m.

Tang Guide Tour with Kaitlyn Burch

Tang Teaching Museum

Thursday, March 24

Spinning Down: A Yarn Workshop with Artist Laura Splan

Tang Teaching Museum

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