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A front-row seat to history in London

Skidmore London First-Year Experience students find themselves at the center of a remarkable moment in history following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and accession of King Charles III.

In It 7 Program

All members of the Skidmore community are encouraged to participate in the seventh annual In It series — a suite of diversity and inclusion programs designed to raise our cultural fluency and strengthen our community — from Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Sept. 30. Visit the website for more information on all the events and to sign up for workshops.

COVID-19 Updates

Skidmore has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, and the CDC has updated the Saratoga County Community Level to “medium.” A detailed email on Monday, Sept. 19, reiterates that students and employees who are symptomatic stay home when sick, wear a mask around others in public, test, and closely follow isolation guidelines.


All students and employees may now pick up one box of rapid tests per visit at Case Information Desk, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at Campus Safety at any time. Students and employees must report positive test results. Updates will continue to be posted to the Campus Planning website, and the College's COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated weekly on Thursdays. Skidmore strongly encourages all individuals who are eligible for the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster to get theirs as soon as possible.

Human Resources

Human Resources would like to invite interested Skidmore staff to submit application materials for the openings listed below:

  • Assistant Professor, Dance
  • Assistant Professor, Spanish
  • Assistant Director of Advancement Operations
  • Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts


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 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.


Julia Routbort Baskin, associate dean of student affairs for health and wellness, has been appointed to the Ballston Spa Central School District’s Board of Education.

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Stephen Ives, associate professor of health and human physiological sciences, published a research paper with students. Read more>>


James J. Kennelly, professor of management and business, participated in a panel discussion and presented a paper. Read more>>


Lucas Perello, visiting assistant professor of political science, published an article in Foreign Policy and presented at a conference. Read more>>


Masami Tamagawa, senior teaching professor of Japanese, published a book review. Read more>>


Campus Master Planning presentation

Slides from the Sept. 16 Campus Master Planning final presentation are now available on the Campus Master Planning website. The Campus Master Plan is the culmination of a 15-month collaborative process. 


Oracle Cloud System – Community Feedback Sessions

Information Technology, Human Resources, and Finance are seeking the community’s feedback on ways to enhance the Oracle Cloud system used for financial and human resources functions during a series of community feedback sessions during the weeks of Sept. 26 and Oct.3., Sessions cover expense reporting; invoices and purchase requisitions; timekeeping, payroll, and benefits; approving transactions and budget reporting for supervisors; employee data for individual employees; and the hiring process and employee data for supervisors. Please review the Oracle Cloud website and SWB for more information.


College Fleet vehicles

Please review guidance for the use of College fleet vehicles. All employee and student drivers must become authorized in accordance with Skidmore’s motor vehicle policy; student drivers must be reauthorized annually. Vehicles may be used for College-related use only. For more details, visit the Motor Vehicle Policy website.


BikeMore is now CDPHP Cycle

CDPHP Cycle is now on campus and free to everyone with a Skidmore email address. To join, visit on your computer, click “unlock your access tab,” and sign on with your Skidmore email address. More details are available online.


Opportunity Program (OP) Faculty Open House

The Opportunity Program will host a faculty open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Ladd Hall 100. Stop by and learn more about OP. For more information contact Devin Madkin.


Biology Department Meet-and-Greet

Grab a coffee and a donut and learn about biology courses, student-faculty collaborative research, and more from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Glotzbach Atrium of the Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences.


Turning Pages: Artists’ Book Hangout at the Tang, Sept. 24

Join us at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, for the first in a series of hands-on events featuring artists’ books curated by Sophia Harper ’23 and Eve Kreshtool ’23 in conjunction with their exhibition “Hyde Cabinet #18: Pages Unturned — Artists’ Books in Museums.” Hangouts will also be held on Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, and Nov. 19. Contact Oliva Cammisa-Frost for more information.


Pricing to begin at EV charging stations

Skidmore will institute pricing (a kWh energy fee and overstay fee) at the ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations starting Oct. 1. The change helps Skidmore better manage the charging station program and supports sustainability initiatives. For more information, contact Tarah Rowse.


Skidmore Shop

Last call! From now until Monday, 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 at or 518-580-5491 for more information.

Liberty League contests highlight weekend sports schedule

The Skidmore College women’s soccer and field hockey teams host key Liberty League games on Saturday, Sept. 24. The women’s soccer team hosts 14-time defending league champion William Smith at 3 p.m., while the field hockey team welcomes St. Lawrence to Wagner Park for a 2 p.m. game. Hitting the road for Saturday league contests are men’s soccer at Hobart and volleyball at Union. The volleyball team is also at Vassar on Friday. The full schedule and live stat and video links are available at


Victim Advocate Office Hours

In addition to being able to have an initial consultation with an advocate liaison from Health Promotions, students can speak confidentially with victim advocates from Planned Parenthood and Wellspring, who hold office hours in Case Center 309 from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Friday.


Title IX Office

The Title IX Office is now in Case Center 311. Stop by or schedule a time to consult about resources and scenarios, file a formal complaint, collaborate on programming, or ask general questions about Title IX policies. Walk-ins are welcome (when the door is open). Office hours are 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Schedule an appointment by contacting the Title IX coordinator or Title IX deputy coordinator for student affairs.


Dining Services

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


Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session

This year's informational workshop on admissions, financial aid, and tuition benefit programs will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Emerson Auditorium. The workshop, which should be particularly helpful to employees with high school age dependents, will address requirements for admission to Skidmore, the admissions and financial aid process at Skidmore and other colleges, the Tuition Exchange program, and Skidmore's internal and external tuition benefit programs.


Compost launched in apartments and residence halls

Skidmore’s residential compost program accepts fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds, and eggshells; no meats, oils, dairy, or bones. Composting buckets are distributed to each individual apartment, and compostable bags are located in wall pockets in laundry rooms. Labeled blue bins are located outside laundry rooms. In the residence halls, bins are located in the first-floor kitchens, where you can also find compost bags for dorm rooms. Compost managers host work parties every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. Email for more information.


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Through Oct. 16

Selected Art Faculty Exhibition

Schick Art Gallery


Wednesday, Sept. 21

6:30 p.m.

Eurydice Rising

Filene Auditorium


Friday, Sept. 23

7:30 p.m.

Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part: Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion in Concert

Tang Teaching Museum


Sunday, Sept. 25

2 p.m.

Tang Guide Tour

Tang Teaching Museum


Monday, Sept. 26

5 p.m.

Lecture: Paul Joseph López Oro: Decolonizing AfroLatinidad: Black Central Americans in the United States

Virtual event


Tuesday, Sept. 27

5:30 p.m.

American Studies Annual Lecture: Raúl Pérez

Emerson Auditoriu

Wednesday, Sept. 28

6:30 p.m.

Eurydice, Orpheus & Opera

Filene Auditorium


Wednesday, Sept. 28

7:30 p.m.

Greenberg Lecture: Relli Shechter, The Social Origins of Authoritarian Regimes

Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall


Friday, Sept. 30

5 p.m.

After Dobbs: The Future of the Supreme Court

Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall


Saturday, Oct. 1

7 p.m.

Durga Smaran performance: Remembering the Mother Goddess

Zankel Music Center


Monday, Oct. 3

5 p.m.

Jonathan Rosa: Latinx Languages & Identities Beyond Borders

Virtual Event


Monday, Oct. 3

8 p.m.

Annual Steloff Lecture: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Payne Room, Tang Teaching Museum

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