State of the College Finances and Compensation Presentation
From 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, President Conner will lead a virtual presentation on the State of the College, with information presented by Vice President of Finance and Administration Donna Ng, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Orr, and Interim Director of Human Resources Sarah Delaney Vero. Topics will include the budget for next year as approved by the Board of Trustees; a summary of the budget for this current fiscal year; next year’s general salary adjustment (GSA); results from the staff and faculty compensation studies; an overview of Skidmore benefits and compensation; and other key elements of the College’s financial status and outlook. All Skidmore employees are invited to attend. The presentation will also be recorded and available to view later. There will be opportunities and mechanisms for questions and feedback. More details will follow in the coming weeks.
With spring temperatures approaching, Facilities Services has begun the process of starting the campus chill water system, which provides air conditioning for the following buildings: Old Dana, Bolton, Palamountain, Tisch, Barrett, Howe Rounds, Wait, part of Jonsson Tower, Case, Ladd, Scribner Library, and JKB Theater. The campus chill water system requires de-winterization, and Facilities anticipates being completed and operational by May 1. Other campus buildings that have independent air-conditioning systems or use geothermal energy can use cooling as necessary.
Willingness to Serve Call
President Conner encourages interested Skidmore staff members to express willingness to serve on the following committees: Institutional Policy and Planning Committee (one exempt staff member beginning fall 2022); IPPC Subcommittee on Student Affairs (one non-exempt staff member beginning fall 2022); Safety Committee (one non-exempt staff member beginning fall 2022); and Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee (two staff members from outside the Academic Affairs Division beginning immediately). To express willingness to serve, please request support from your immediate manager/supervisor and respond to the Office of the President by 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. Your manager/supervisor should send a separate email supporting your application.
NACCC Staff Campus Climate Survey — Ends Tomorrow
We are at over 64% participation from staff members. Yesterday (Tuesday, April 19) morning, staff who have not yet participated received the final reminder email. Today, staff who previously began the survey will receive an email with a link to their partial responses. Please look for an email from “Marc C. Conner, President” which comes via email@example.com, inviting participation in the NACCC survey. The survey closes at the end of tomorrow (Thursday, April 21); all staff are urged to participate. Thank you to everyone who has already completed the survey.
Belong more. Create more. Skidmore – Thank you!
More than 100 donors contributed $101,636 to Skidmore’s second crowdfunding campaign to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts on campus. Thank you to all members of our community. Together, we exceeded the $75,000 goal!
Brown Bag Lunch with SWOP: Featuring Professor Siobhan Hart
The Sustainable Workplace Operations Program invites you to join our student managers and Associate Professor of Anthropology Siobhan Hart for a discussion of local indigenous history and research. Bring your own lunch and enjoy light refreshments from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, on the second floor of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall.
Library Altered Book Contest
Out of a record 22 entries, the winner of this year's Lucy Scribner Library Altered Book Contest is “Corduroy” by Nolan Williams, Angela Kim, Hayley Yun, and Ben Williams. Second place goes to “The ‘Complete’ Musician” by Sabrina Dagazaí. Third place goes to “When Words Take Flight” by Ciara McDonald.
IFSA Chile Program Faculty/Staff Info Session
Join Skidmore study abroad partner IFSA at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, to expand your understanding of semester study-abroad opportunities in Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile. Register here.
Earth Week events from the Sustainability Office
Consider participating in this week’s events, from checking out the residential compost program with our compost managers to attending a pruning demonstration at the Skidmore Community Garden. For more information, visit us on Instagram.
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.
Skidmore Theater presents ‘Heddatron’
Elizabeth Meriwether’s ‘Heddatron,’ directed by Dennis Schebetta, will be staged at 8 p.m. April 22 -May 1; Sunday performances will take place at 2 p.m. Tickets are free.
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.
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.
The Skidmore College men’s and women’s rowing teams kick off back-to-back home championship weekends. The Thoroughbreds will compete in the 30th Annual New York State Collegiate Rowing Championships on April 23 at Fish Creek. The event starts at 8 a.m. The teams return to Fish Creek for the Liberty League Championships on April 29. Union College hosts the Liberty Leagues with a start time to be announced.
From now until June 25, enjoy an additional $50 off education pricing on MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at the Skidmore Shop. You can succeed at virtually anything with the right technology. Contact Doug Chang by email or 518-580-5491.
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