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Ng will become the chief financial officer and vice president for business affairs at Bryant University in Rhode Island. Her last day at Skidmore is Sept. 30.

Hoop house capstone brings together campus and community

Senior research yields year-round growing and gathering space that will bolster sustainability efforts, coursework, and well-being at Skidmore.

Chris Rafferty of Facilities Services and his wife Jill receive Samaritan Award

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office has honored the Raffertys for their courageous actions in rendering aid to a crash victim.

COVID-19 Updates

In preparation for the start of the fall semester, important information regarding COVID-19 plans, policies, and procedures — specifically regarding testing, masking, and isolation — were shared in an email to the Skidmore community last week. Please review the message carefully and be aware of required procedures and policies in place to prioritize the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff during the full return to campus. Updates will continue to be posted to the Campus Planning website as they are announced.

Dining Services

Please visit the Dining Services website regularly for updates from The Spa, hours of operation, and other information.


Takeout Chicken Barbecue Dinner: Place your order with John Winnek or stop by The Spa before Monday, Aug. 22, to enjoy a $10 chicken dinner on Friday, Aug. 26. The dinner includes a hot, ready-to-serve half chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, a dinner roll, butter, and a cookie for dessert. We accept Skidmore Cards or credit cards for payment. The dinners can be picked up anytime from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. All orders are pre-paid only.


Pop-Up Grill: Dining Services is hosting a pop-up grill from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the summer, weather permitting. The grill features hamburgers, hot dogs, plant-based burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and more outside Case Center. A $6.99 lunch combo meal includes your choice of a grill item, two sides, and a beverage. Ask about daily specials.


Summer hours for The Spa are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Burgess Café is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please check the Dining Services website for hours for Murray-Aikins Dining Hall.

Human Resources

New Open Positions


Human Resources would like to invite interested Skidmore staff to submit application materials for the openings listed below. These are current, approved, budgeted positions that are being filled due to vacancies:


  • Campus Safety Officer 1, Campus Safety
  • Administrative Assistant, First-Year Experience
  • Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach in Athletics, Fitness and Recreation


To apply, please access the Okta portal. Click on the tile for “Oracle HCM,” then click “Me,” and then click on “Current Jobs.” Human Resources encourages Skidmore staff to review open positions on campus and to encourage their professional networks to apply. You can also access current open positions for external applicants here.


Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

If you are employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Please check out the link to see if you qualify for this opportunity. Any forms that need to be filled out can be sent to Human Resources so we can confirm your employment status.

Summer at Skidmore

Upbeat on the Roof with Heard, Thursday, Aug. 11

Heard is a collective of musicians that bring their skills and passion for world music, jazz, and improvisation together to create irresistible grooves set in a unique sonic tapestry. An art-making activity for kids begins at 5:30 p.m.; music begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn outside the Tang.


Upbeat on the Roof with Henry Raker and the Fungi, Thursday, Aug. 18

Henry Raker ’22 leads this trio with Justin Gibble (drums) and Greg Tillman (bass), which creates an eclectic, electric, and eccentric mix of jazz and pop. An art-making activity for kids begins at 5:30 p.m.; music begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn outside the Tang.


On view at the Tang Teaching Museum


Tours at the Tang


Who’s on campus?


Improvements to Skidmore’s main entrance

Please be advised that in order to make way for improvements to the College’s main entrance and for the planting of 50 new street trees in the spring, some trees will be removed along the west side of North Broadway — primarily from the main entrance to the northern end of North Broadway — on Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13. Additional current and upcoming improvements to Skidmore’s main entrance and along North Broadway include a stormwater improvement project from the end of North Broadway to the corner of Fourth Street, expected to be completed by the end of August; and the installation of new sidewalks at the front entrance and along the west side of North Broadway to the service entrance, expected to commence in mid-August. More information regarding how this work will impact traffic will be shared closer to the start of construction. Please refer to the email sent earlier today for additional details.


Student Employment Program updates and reminders for the 2022-23 academic year

The following student employment updates have been made for the 2022-23 academic year: The maximum amount that can be earned by members of the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 has increased to $1,300 per semester, or $2,600 for the year. Students may earn the full amount in one semester. If a student earns $2,600 in the fall, then they will not be able to work on campus in the spring semester. Students’ hourly wage has also increased to $12.75. (A higher rate of $13.50 is limited to student employees who directly supervise others.) Students will receive an automated email each pay period letting them know how much they have earned toward the threshold. Once a student reaches the maximum, students and supervisors will receive emails from the Student Employment Office stating that the students cannot continue to work. Supervisors should review their student employment budget line carefully, as there may be fewer student hours available to departments than in the past. Please email for more information.


Cerri Banks obituary and memorial service information

As was shared by President Conner in a message to the Skidmore community on Aug. 2, Dr. Cerri A. Banks, Skidmore’s former dean of students and vice president for student affairs from 2016 to 2021, recently passed away. Dr. Banks’ full obituary is now posted online. A memorial service at noon Saturday, Aug. 13, will be private but open to those who wish to attend via Zoom. For information on how to join the service via Zoom, and to share memories on Dr. Banks’ tribute wall, please see her online obituary.


Summer Snack Party

Skidmore employees and students are invited to a Summer Snack Party on the Case Center patio, outside Burgess Café, from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Come mingle and enjoy candy, ice cream, fruit, chips and guacamole, and other snacks. All are welcome!


Temporary parking lot closures

Weather permitting, the following parking lots will be closed for sealcoating and restriping this month: Admissions (Monday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 10); stables (Monday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 10); and Williamson Sports Center (Friday, Aug. 12, through Monday, Aug. 15). Please contact Facilities Services for more information.


SWB summer publication schedule

The next issue of the Bulletin will be published Wednesday, Aug. 24. The Bulletin will be published biweekly and distributed to faculty and staff only through Aug. 24. It will also be posted online. The deadline for submissions is Monday at noon on the week of publication (e.g., submissions are due by noon Aug. 22 for the Aug. 24 edition). To submit an announcement or for inquiries, please contact


IT Help Desk support for remainder of summer

To facilitate a staffing transition, the IT Help Desk staff in the library will be working remotely on Fridays through Aug. 26. IT Help Desk hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Help Desk staff will be working on campus Monday through Thursday, providing support via phone, email, and to walk-ups; and staff will be working remotely on Fridays, providing support via phone and email only. Regular IT Help Desk coverage will resume Monday, Aug. 29.


Caffe Lena’s Little Free Library

Skidmore is co-sponsoring the opening celebration of Caffe Lena's Little Free Library of banned books at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. There will be readings, music, and celebration in defense of civil liberties and creative expression. All are welcome to attend. The price of admission is a banned book to donate, or a monetary donation to keep the library stocked. For more information, see the Free Banned Books! event webpage.


International Friendship Families

Skidmore’s International Friendship Family Program (IFFP) is seeking individuals or families with varying degrees of availability to help host the Class of 2026. All it takes is a little of your time, knowledge, and friendship. In turn, you will help make a huge difference in the lives of our students. If you wish to take on a new student or join the program for the first time, please fill out the attached form (forward completed form to Chloe). Should you have any questions, please contact Chloe Jaleel.


Library Summer Book Club

In this book club, participants bring books they would like to share with the group as a kind of “show and tell.” Join us from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 on the Adirondack chairs in front of the library. Contact Hannah Matecko-Conti for more information.


Skidmore Shop

Tomorrow, Aug. 11, employees are invited to an (in-store only) Employee Appreciation Sale at the Skidmore Shop. Stop in between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. to collect a coupon for 40% off Skidmore-branded items that is valid for tomorrow only.


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 an 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.


Gore Mountain season pass discounts

Gore Mountain season pass discounts for the 2022-23 season are available to all Skidmore employees. Gore Mountain season pass discounts for the 2022-23 season are available to all Skidmore employees. To participate, visit Gore Mountain’s Skidmore College promotional website or use the SKIDMORECORP2022 promo code at Note that prices increase after Aug. 10. For more information, contact Ashley O’Connor at Gore Mountain.


Skidmore SEFCU Banking

The SEFCU Skidmore branch is open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for the summer. The Wilton, Malta, Amsterdam, and Clifton Park branches are also available to members for any banking services that cannot be completed at the Skidmore ATM. Please visit for more information, including hours of operation.


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