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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 GoreMountain.com. 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 sefcu.com for more information, including hours of operation.
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