President's Awards for Leadership and Service 2022
The President’s Awards for Leadership and Service are presented to Skidmore community members who have embraced the educational mission and cooperative spirit of the College through their exemplary commitment to personal excellence, campus pride, and service to our campus community. Student awards, which will be presented at the Student Leadership Awards Event on April 28, go to Malchijah Hoskins ’22, Christina Lindstrom ’22, Austin Rook ’22, and Geraldine Santoso ’22. The faculty, staff, and team awards will be presented at the Retirement and Recognition event on May 24. Staff awards go to Patricia A. Choukeir, senior project coordinator in Academic Affairs (1964-2022), and Jim Rose, executive chef in Dining Services. Joerg Bibow, professor and chair of economics, and Erica H. Wojcik, assistant professor of psychology, have been named recipients of faculty awards. The team award goes to the COVID-19 Cleaning Team: Sarah Ford, Man Rana Mager, Patricia Overholt, Christopher Pitts, and Kayleigh Winne. President Conner extends his heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all recipients for their extraordinary service to Skidmore.
Monthly staff meeting to be held in person
The monthly staff meeting will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Filene Auditorium, Filene Hall. Topics include new gifts to the College, a preview of the May 24 State-of-the-College presentation, COVID-19, end-of-year activities, and other important topics. KN95 (or equivalent masks, i.e. N95 or KF94) are required for all attending. For those unable to attend, an audio recording will be made available after the meeting.
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.
Join the Workforce Team Challenge — registration due Sunday, May 1
The Work Force Team Challenge will take place on Thursday, May 19, in Albany. Register online by Sunday, May 1. To participate, select Skidmore as your team and fill out all the required information. You should see zero balance due. Skidmore’s team captain, Darren Drabek, will manage the payments. Contact Darren Drabek, Rachel Roe-Dale, or Mike Eckmann for more information.
Fiscal Year-End Reminders from Financial Services
Please review these detailed guidelines ahead of the close of the fiscal year on May 31. You are encouraged to submit expense reimbursements, invoices for payment, and related items in advance of the deadlines. As a reminder, all transactions are now handled through Oracle Cloud.
Give+Go help needed, Sunday, May 22
Our annual student move-out donation collection diverts tens of thousands of pounds of usable material to reuse in the Saratoga community. Staff and faculty volunteers are needed to sort and bag material for our nonprofit partners from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 22. Volunteers will be given lunch and an on-campus dining gift certificate as thanks. Family members are also welcome. Please sign up online. Visit the Give+Go webpage or contact Jen Natyzak for more information.
9 Miles East Fall CSA
Skidmore students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to participate in the popular Saratoga community-supported agriculture (CSA) each fall. 9 Miles East Farm delivers a big assortment of freshly harvested vegetables each week for 12 weeks during the fall semester. The 2022 season is scheduled for Sept. 9 to Nov. 23. The cost is $360 for the 12-week season. A subscription is required; only 100 shares are available. Sign up online.
Senior week sponsorship
Departments are able to sponsor non-graduating students (first-year students, sophomores, and juniors) to remain on campus from Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 22. Non-seniors who are not sponsored are required to depart by Friday, May 13. Only students currently residing on campus may be sponsored. Students residing in residence halls must have a meal plan. The cost is $10.50 per day. Please contact Darlene LeBaron, card office coordinator, with your department budget number. Students who reside in the apartments do not need a meal plan. Students must leave campus no later than 10 a.m. Sunday, May 22. To sponsor a student, please email the Office of Residential Life with the student’s full name, the date of their departure from campus, the office sponsoring the student, and the reason for the sponsorship.
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.
From the Office of Community Service
Benef-Action, the SGA Volunteer Club, is selling raffle tickets to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties. Tickets are $2 for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for 15 Church in Saratoga Springs. If you would like to buy a ticket, please contact Michelle Hubbs.
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jewish Student Life and Hillel are co-hosting Rabbi Linda Motzkin of Temple Sinai for the night of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Ladd 307. We will have a brief ceremony to acknowledge those lost, and then Rabbi Motzkin will share the story of her family's journey of loss and survival. This will be followed by a Q&A.
Reunion Student Assistant Positions
The Office of Alumni Relations and College Events has temporary job openings for students (16-23 years old) for two Alumni Reunion Weekends, June 2-5 and June 10-12. Please apply online by May 18. Contact Janis Petroski for more information.
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.
Reimagining the International System Conference
If you were to redesign the international system, what would you change? This is the question students in two political science courses will join forces to address in this conference at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in The Center. Attendees will be able to engage with original student research addressing current issues in U.S. foreign policy and solutions to amend inequality in the Global South. Contact Emmanuel Balogun or Yelena Biberman-Ocakli 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.
Revised date: 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 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 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. U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko is scheduled to speak during the opening ceremony. 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.
Skidmore Shop sidewalk sale
It’s spring cleaning time! Join us Thursday, April 28, for our sidewalk sale and enjoy 40% off all eligible items.
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