Skidmore will hold in-person Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2022 on Saturday, May 21, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the Skidmore website.
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.
Search Committee for Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs formed
Following a collaborative process with the Faculty Executive Committee, the Appointments and Tenure Committee, the Student Government Association, and Human Resources, the search committee for the Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs search has been formed. The committee members are: Marc Conner, president, chair of the committee; Adrian Bautista, dean of students and vice president for student affairs; Eriko Fujita, admissions assistant; David Howson, senior teaching professor and Arthur Zankel Executive Director of Arts Administration; Emilka Jansen, Class of 2024; Tammy Owens, assistant professor of American studies; Iti Singh, Class of 2023; Sarah Sweeney, associate professor and chair of art; Jeanne Urquhart, senior associate director, major gifts; Peter von Allmen, professor and David H. Porter Chair of Economics; and Joshua Woodfork, vice president of strategic planning and institutional diversity. Support is provided by Jeanne Sisson, special assistant to the president. The search firm leading the process is Storbeck Search.
Attention Skidmore musicians: Skidmania planned for fall 2022
“Skidmania” is planned for fall 2022 at Arthur Zankel Music Center. Inspired by the beloved and long-running Beatlemore, this reboot celebrates the music of 50 years ago, fueled by the talent and imagination of Skidmore student musicians. Auditioned student acts will present creative twists on familiar music or tributes — all based on selections from the music of 1972. Audition details will be announced early in the fall semester. More information is available online.
Scribner Library hours
Scribner Library will be open until 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 11. It will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12; from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 13; and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. It will be closed on Sunday, May 15. Seniors should return all library books by Friday, May 13.
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.
Two Students Win 2022 Projects for Peace
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.
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.
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.
From now until June 24, enjoy an additional $50 off education pricing on MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at the Skidmore Shop. Contact Doug Chang at email@example.com or 518-580-5491 for more information.
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