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Summer research at Skidmore

From studying the direction of volcanic magma flow to tracking down lost art from the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, 2022 was another great year for Skidmore’s Faculty-Student Summer Research Program.

COVID-19 Updates

In preparation for the start of the fall semester, important information regarding COVID-19 policies and procedures — specifically regarding testing, masking, and isolation — were shared in an email to the Skidmore community earlier today, Wednesday, Aug. 24. 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. Skidmore Health Services’ detailed testing and management plan for monkeypox can be viewed on the Health Services webpage. Updates will continue to be posted to the Campus Planning website as they are announced.

Dining Services

Scrape your plates, Save resources.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 1, the dining hall will have compost bins at the dish line for collection of post-consumer food scraps in support of campus waste-diversion goals.


ReuseMore is Back

For a one-time fee of $5, students and employees can join the ReuseMore reusable container program at The Spa. Participants will get a $0.25 discount off their purchase and be enrolled in The Spa’s frequent customer program.


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

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:

  • Help Desk — Information Technology
  • Tang Guide — Tang Teaching Museum
  • Media Services Technician (Evening) — Information Technology
  • Assistant Director — Residential Life
  • Administrative Assistant — Residential Life
  • Senior Payroll Specialist — Finance
  • Sanitation and Safety Steward – Dining Services


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.

Faculty-Staff Achievements

We welcome submissions from faculty and staff related to professional accomplishments and scholarly endeavors. 

Paul Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, published research that was featured in multiple media outlets. Read more>>


Sandy Baum, professor emerita of economics, was quoted in an article on Inside Higher Ed. Read more>>


Yelena Biberman, associate professor of political science, was recognized by the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation. Read more>>


Beau Breslin, professor and chair of the Political Science Department, published an op-ed on The Fulcrum website.

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Joseph P. Cermatori, associate professor of English, was recognized for his new book. Read more>>


Kristofer Covey, assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences, received a grant. Read more>>


Stephen Ives, associate professor of health and human physiological sciences, and Justin DeBlauw, visiting assistant professor of health and human physiological sciences, published a commentary. Read more>>


Evan Mack, senior teaching professor of music, had a piece premiere at Carnegie Hall. Read more>>

Christopher Mann, associate professor of political science, was interviewed by The Daily Gazette. Read more>>


Daniel A. Nathan, professor of American studies, delivered an honor address. Read more>>


Joowon Park, assistant professor of anthropology, was quoted in Teen Vogue. Read more>>


Pushkala Prasad, Zankel Chair Professor of Management and Liberal Studies, was an invited presenter at a workshop. Read more>>


A paper by Jeffrey O. Segrave, professor of health and human physiological sciences, was presented at a festival in Greece. He also published an op-ed. Read more>>


Ron Seyb, associate professor of political science, appeared in several TV news interviews. Read more>>


Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology, was featured in UK Today News. Read more>>


Bob Turner, associate professor of political science, was interviewed for an article. Read more>>


Li Zhang, social sciences and data librarian, presented at a conference. Read more>>


Road Closure Next Week

Please be advised that the City of Saratoga Springs and the Town of Greenfield plan to close Clinton Street from Daniels Road south to Van Dam Street and Clement Street from Greenfield Avenue west to Denton Road on Monday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Aug. 30. These closures will mean the Clinton Street entrance/exit from campus will be closed to vehicular traffic. All vehicular traffic will need to enter campus from the North Broadway entrances. Community members should be aware that there is an Admissions Open House planned for Monday, Aug. 29, that may create congestion near the main entrance to campus. Students and employees are encouraged to use the service entrance on North Broadway to access campus on Monday and Tuesday and to allow for extra time.


Zhenelle LeBel joins Arthur Zankel Music Center

Zhenelle LeBel joined Skidmore on Aug. 1 as managing director of Arthur Zankel Music Center. In this role, she will provide leadership to enhance the profile of the College’s premiere performance facility, facilitate a robust year-round presenting schedule, and expand the center’s program to include new works of contemporary performance. LeBel comes to Skidmore from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she was a senior arts administrator at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.


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. Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the Adirondack chairs in front of the library. Contact Hannah Matecko-Conti for more information.


Student Employment Program updates and reminders 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. 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. Students will receive an automated email each pay period letting them know how much they have earned toward the threshold. 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.


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 Friday, 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. Regular IT Help Desk coverage will resume Monday, Aug. 29.


International Friendship Families

Skidmore’s International Friendship Family Program is seeking individuals or families with varying degrees of availability to help host the Class of 2026. If you wish to take on a new student or join the program for the first time, please complete this form and send it to Chloe Jaleel.


Gore Mountain season pass discounts

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 For more information, contact Ashley O’Connor at Gore Mountain.


Skidmore Shop

From now until Sept. 26, get AirPods with your purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad at the Skidmore Shop. You’ll also save with education pricing. Contact Doug Chang for more information.


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Thursday, Aug. 25-Friday,Sept. 16

"ROOM•MATE 2022: Living with Tang Art"

Payne Room, Tang Teaching Museum


Opens Saturday, Aug. 27

"Cabinet of Queeriosities"

Atrium, Tang Teaching Museum


Opens Saturday, Sept. 3

"Lotus Shoes: Stories between Stitches"

Winter Gallery, Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Sept. 3

1 p.m.

Curator’s Tour of “Lotus Shoes: Stories between Stitches”

Tang Teaching Museum

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