NACCC Staff Campus Climate Survey – Please consider participating
We have surpassed 60% participation of staff members. Remaining Skidmore staff should look for an email from “Marc C. Conner, President,” which comes via firstname.lastname@example.org, inviting them to participate in the NACCC survey. The survey will be available through April 21; all staff are urged to participate. (Faculty will be surveyed in 2023.) Results from the survey will be used to shape institutional priorities, which include making Skidmore a quality place to work for everyone. Thank you to everyone who has already participated.
Belong more. Create more. Skidmore – Ends at midnight
There’s still time before 11:58 p.m. tonight to join Skidmore’s second crowdfunding campaign to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts on campus. Since April 6, almost 100 donors have given just over $70,000. We still have available funds from a generous Skidmore family, who is matching contributions dollar for dollar. Together, we can meet this entire match! Please contact Lori Eastman for more information.
Lara Downes master class and performance
Pianist Lara Downes will offer a master class to the Skidmore community on Wednesday, April 13, at 5 p.m. in Filene Recital Hall. Join the Music Department and Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) for an exclusive performance by Downes on Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Music Center's Ladd Hall. The event is part of the Filene Anniversary Concert Series. Tickets for the April 14 performance are $30 for general admission and $10 for all Skidmore students, faculty, and staff. Skidmore students enrolled in the music program will have free admission.
Art in Motion: Movement and Dance Workshops
Maya Gmach ’22, the 2021-22 Meg Reitman Jacobs ’63 Endowed Intern at the Tang, invites the campus community to a series of Art in Motion: Movement and Dance workshops. Participants will engage in a close-looking exercise, followed by improvised movements in response to the art and a discussion of how movement can help us see art in a new way. The Art in Motion workshops will be on Friday, April 15, and Friday, April 22, at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Assistant Director for Engagement Tom Yoshikami.
The Music Department is pleased to welcome the community to the senior recitals of violinists Saana Teittinen-Gordon, Joey Dugan, and Elizabeth Roy. Teittinen-Gordon will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15; Dugan will perform at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16; and Roy will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The performances will take place in Zankel Music Center's Ladd Hall.
OCSE Photo Contest
OCSE invites the Skidmore community to vote for your favorite photos in the OCSE Photo Contest. Review the photos and vote here or check out the photos on Instagram @globalskidmore. Voting continues through Wednesday, April 13.
NY Project Hope
NY Project Hope, a FEMA-funded program of the NYS Office of Mental Health, will be tabling at Case Center on April 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. NY Project Hope provides emotional support to help NYS residents navigate through the stress and changes caused by the pandemic. This includes an Emotional Support Helpline, Online Wellness Groups, and a website filled with resources. Their services are confidential and free. Please stop by the table for more information.
Taiko Workshop with Miho Connolly
Please join the Music Department on Thursday, April 14, in a series of open Japanese taiko workshops with guest artist Miho Connolly. Workshops will run 9:10-11 a.m., 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and 12:40-2 p.m. in Arthur Zankel Music Center, Room 117. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome. No registration is required.
Oxford Bibliographies database trial
The library has a trial underway for Oxford Bibliographies, which provides articles with commentary and annotations on topics within a wide variety of disciplines. It is a great way for students to begin their research by learning more about a topic, narrowing it down, and finding current and authoritative sources for it. Please give this database a try and email any feedback to Johanna MacKay. The trial will run until mid-April.
Library Altered Book Contest
Our seventh annual Altered Book Contest attracted a record number of entries. Stop by and vote for your favorite. Voting will be open until April 15, and the books will be on display until April 22. You can learn more about altered books from the Altered Book Contest guide.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Get to Know Victim Advocates from Wellspring and Planned Parenthood
Find us on Case Walkway on Monday, April 18, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Chat with advocates from our community partners, learn more about the role of advocates on our campus and in the local community, find out how to connect with an advocate, and grab some swag.
Now online: Videos of ‘Radical Fiber: A Symposium on Art and Science’
All video recordings of tours and panels from “Radical Fiber: A Symposium on Art and Science” are now available for viewing on the Tang website. The tours of the exhibition “Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science” include testimonials by participants in the community-created work Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef and discussions of other work on view by Tang Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara and Skidmore College faculty members Rachel Roe-Dale, Mark Huibregtse, Rebecca Trousil, and Sara Lagalwar.
Jorge Gomez visit
Cuban-American pianist Jorge Gomez, leader of the Grammy-nominated group Tiempo Libre, will discuss Cuban music and Cuban rhythm in a hands-on demonstration in Zankel Room 117 on Tuesday, April 19, from 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All Skidmore students, faculty, and staff are welcome.
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore, an enrolled member of Six Nations of the Grand River territory, will share the work of her collective The Aunties Dandelion, a media arts organization and a transformative space informed by traditional Onkwehon:we (original peoples’) teachings, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Davis Auditorium. For more information, contact Angela Beallor or Andrea Casey.
Melissa Winter ’89 campus visit
Melissa Winter ’89, chief of staff to former first lady Michelle Obama, will participate in an open conversation about her path from art history major at Skidmore to her career in the White House. The discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Tang Teaching Museum’s Wachenheim Gallery and will be facilitated by Professor of Political Science and Director of Gender Studies Kate Graney and Associate Professor of Political Science Natalie Taylor, co-curators of the exhibit “We’ve Only Just Begun: 100 Years of Skidmore Women in Politics.” Please contact Alison Hart in Advancement for more information.
Community Lava Pour
Join students from IL-201 PourMore: Skidmore Lava Project for a demonstration of some of what they have discovered this semester about the qualities and behavior of basalt lava at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, behind Sasselin Art Building, in the foundry area. You can also follow it on Instagram Live @skidmoregeo. Contact Jennifer Cholnoky 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. Your participation will help raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All forms of mobility are welcome. Contact Ashley Chandler for more information. Register online.
Skidmore Grants Update
New content has been added to the Skidmore Grants website. The website is highlighting Winston Grady-Willis, professor of Black studies and director of the Black Studies Program, and Beck Krefting, associate professor of American studies, and their recent award from the Mellon Foundation. In addition, upcoming funding announcements have been updated. Visit the Skidmore Grants website for more information.
Summer 2022 employment for students
Students interested in viewing and applying for summer jobs at Skidmore should visit jobs.skidmore.edu and filter by “summer.” In some instances, students may be hired for more than one position. Both jobs must be part time, be paid in the same manner (hourly or salary), and together cannot exceed 40 hours in a work week. For more information, contact Jim Calhoun, employment coordinator, at ext. 5802 or by email.
Need supplies for your final art project? Stop by the Skidmore Shop on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy 25% off art supplies. Please note that this discount doesn’t apply to kits, art cards, and metals.
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