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.
MDOCS Golden Acorn Awards
Come and see some of the incredible student-created documentary work done in Documentary Studies courses and across campus. For one afternoon only, there will be a pop-up multimedia show of non-fiction video, audio, photography, and more. Open viewing hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in DOCLab (Scribner Library 113).
Two students win 2022 Projects for Peace awards
Congratulations to Novilhelha Moleni ’22 and M. Ntsetselelo Dlamini ’24, this year’s Projects for Peace winners from Skidmore. Novilhelha’s project will take place this summer in Malawi, while Ntsetselelo and his team will be working in Eswatini. This is the second year in a row that more than one student has been chosen for this prestigious award.
The Juniors Show is on view at the Schick Gallery from Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 13. The exhibition presents work by 11 junior art students nominated by their art professors. Please visit the Schick website for hours of operation and additional information.
Creative Matter Repository – Senior Thesis and Capstone Preservation
Students should be aware that senior theses and capstones may be preserved and made accessible in Skidmore's institutional repository, Creative Matter. Why do it? Because Creative Matter will preserve students’ scholarship and make it available to future researchers here at Skidmore and around the globe. Students will receive a permanent URL to include in their resume and retain copyright as author. Upload instructions and more information are available online.
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 were presented at the Student Leadership Awards Event on April 28, went 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.
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.
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 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.
Reunion student assistant positions
The Office of Alumni Relations and College Events has temporary job openings for students (16 to 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.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. We have mom-specific gifts in store and at skidmoreshop.com, including T-shirts, hats, mugs. car decals, and so much more. Check out our selection of Northshire Books and take 40% off the original price.
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