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President Marc Conner and administrators briefed Skidmore staff about College goals in the new academic year and discussed ways to improve monthly staff meetings moving forward. 

Freeman Hrabowski

Freeman Hrabowski III discussed his experiences in transforming University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) into a leader of bringing underrepresented undergraduate students into STEM fields, as well as his visions for inclusive education and society, as part of the In It 7 series at Skidmore.

Human Resources

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

  • Certification Officer, Field Placement Coordinator and Lecturer – Education Studies
  • Associate Director, Employer Engagement; Communications Manager – Career Development Center
  • Project Manager (Firefighter Research and Education for Safety and Health) – Sponsored Research
  • Assistant Professor – Religious Studies
  • Assistant Professor (Microeconomics) – Economics
  • Assistant Professor (Macroeconomics) – Economics


To apply, please access the Okta portal. Click on the tile for “Oracle HCM,” then click “Me,” and then click on “Current Jobs.” You can access current open positions for external applicants here.


Mandatory anti-harassment training

All employees — faculty, staff, and student workers — are required to complete mandatory anti-harassment training by Friday, Oct. 28. Please review the College’s Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity, and Anti-Harassment Policies and Procedures for staff and faculty and then complete the “Prevent Discrimination and Harassment Together” module on the Compliance Training website. Faculty and staff (but not student employees) must also complete the training related to interacting with and the protection of minors, which is available on the same page. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.

Celebration Weekend

Celebration Weekend events and fireworks

Celebration Weekend, Skidmore’s annual event for the families of Skidmore students, will take place Oct. 14-16. As part of the programming, a fireworks display will be presented over Haupt Pond at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. More information about the weekend can be found online. Contact Megan Mercier in Alumni Relations and College Events with questions.


Tang announces extended hours for Celebration Weekend

The Tang Teaching Museum will extend its hours for Celebration Weekend: Thursday, Oct. 13, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 14, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 15, noon to 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 16, noon to 5 p.m.


Skidmore Celebration 5K Run-Walk

The Skidmore Celebration 5K Run-Walk, which starts and finishes on Case Green, will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. There is no entry fee. A $10 optional donation benefits LifeWorks Community Action, supporting Thanksgiving dinners for families in need. Register online (in the left panel). Runners, joggers, and walkers are all welcome. Contact Mike Eckmann or Megan Mercier for more information.


Skidmore Shop

Skidmore Shop will have extended hours for Celebration Weekend: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Get a free mug with a purchase of $75 or more!

Dining Services

Burgess Café gift cards

Gift cards for Burgess Café can be purchased by calling ext. 5843 or contacting John Winnek or Stacey Tourtelot in The Spa.


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

Faculty-Staff Achievements

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

Paul J. Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, was interviewed on “The Morning Beat With AJ and Mikalah.” Read more>>


A book by Barbara Black, professor of English, was honored at the Victorian Society in America's awards ceremony. Read more>>


Joseph Cermatori, associate professor of English, has received news that his book, “Baroque Modernity: An Aesthetics of Theater” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021) is a finalist for the Modernist Studies Association's 2022 First Book Prize and the American Society for Theatre Research's Barnard Hewitt Award. Read more>>

Jenny H. Day, associate professor of history, published an article in the Journal of Modern Chinese History.

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Catherine J. Golden, professor of English, has co-authored a paper in SchoolArts Magazine.

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Maggie Greaves, associate professor of English, and Rebecca McNamara, associate curator at the Tang Teaching Museum, appeared on WAMC's "Roundtable." Read more>>


Limited parking in Jonsson Tower Lot on Thursday and Friday

Due to the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14, there will be limited parking in Jonsson Tower Lot. Employees are encouraged to park in the Palamountain, Arts Quad A (Zankel), Arts Quad B (near CIS East wing), Falstaff’s, and North Hall East lots between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cones will be placed in Jonsson Tower Lot indicating parking spaces are reserved for board members.


Improvements to Skidmore’s main entrance

Skidmore has made significant progress on its main entrance and cul-de-sac projects, which are scheduled to open to traffic by the end of the day today, Wednesday, Oct. 12. Work on the signage portion of the project will continue for several weeks but should not affect pedestrian or vehicular traffic.


‘Hoopy Halloween’ Open House

Stop by the hoop house by Wiecking Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 to learn about the environmental studies and sciences capstone project that made the hoop house possible, explore the space, and enjoy Saratoga Apple cider and donuts. Contact for partnerships or questions.


New exhibition: ‘Elevator Music 44: Joel Mellin — Imbrialis’

The Tang exhibition “Elevator Music 44: Joel Mellin — Imbrialis” is now open. It invites visitors to engage the poetics of a thunderstorm in an elevator and is presented in conjunction with the Skidmore Theater production of “Eurydice.” Contact Oliva Cammisa-Frost for more information.


Copies of ‘Parable of the Sower’ available

Ahead of Adenike Davidson’s lecture on Monday, Oct. 24, the Office of the First-Year Experience has a limited number of copies of Octavia Butler’s "Parable of the Sower" available. Interested students and employees can stop by the office in Starbuck Center during regular business hours to pick up a copy.


Ensemble Connect returns to Skidmore

Ensemble Connect is celebrating its 16th year at Skidmore. A fall 2022 Skidmore residency will take place Oct. 18-21 and culminate in a performance in Arthur Zankel Music Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Tickets are $5 for Skidmore students, faculty, and staff; to purchase, visit


Skidmore Encore

The 42nd annual Skidmore Encore faculty lecture series for community members age 55+ runs on Tuesday mornings through Nov. 15 in Arthur Zankel Music Center. No registration is necessary for current employees, who are invited to attend a faculty presentation at no cost. Contact Coleen Stephenson for more information.


COVID-19 Updates

A detailed email on Monday, Sept. 19, reiterated that students and employees who have COVID-19 symptoms should 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 or at Campus Safety. (Note: The expiration dates for many rapid antigen test kits, including tests distributed on campus, have been extended.) Students and employees must report positive test results. Updates will continue to be posted to the Campus Planning website and COVID-19 Dashboard.

Campus parking regulations

In the coming weeks, signs at parking lot entrances aimed at educating the Skidmore community about new parking regulations may be removed. Although the signs may be removed, these rules remain in place.


Campus air conditioning

With fall weather temperatures approaching, Facilities Services has begun the process of shutting down the chiller plant. The following buildings will have not have air conditioning: Old Dana, Case, Ladd, Bolton, Palamountain, Scribner Library, Barrett, Wait, Tisch, JKB Theater, Jonsson Tower, and Howe Rounds.


Saratoga Book Festival

Skidmore is supporting the second annual Saratoga Book Festival from Friday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 23. This year’s festival will offer more than two dozen sessions, workshops, and youth programs in downtown Saratoga Springs. Presenters include Skidmore community members Jennifer Fawcett, Beck Krefting, Joseph Cermatori, Susan Kress, and Erin McHugh ’74. Tickets to keynotes featuring Gregory Maguire and Meg Wolitzer are free to Skidmore students with their Skidmore IDs.


‘Pie Throwing for a Cause’

Join the men’s lacrosse team and Skidmore Benef-Action to support Shelters of Saratoga. Come pie your favorite players and support a great cause from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, on Case Green. For more information, contact Coach Joe Martin.


International Education Week

Off-Campus Study and Exchanges invites you to be part of International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 14-18. Please consider holding an event during this important week. You can find more information about IEW and how to submit an event to the IEW calendar on the OCSE website or by contacting Kendra Nelson.


Athletics News: Field Hockey vs. Cancer event highlights busy home sports weekend

The field hockey team will host its annual Field Hockey vs. Cancer event on Friday, Oct. 14, when the Thoroughbreds host Liberty League rival Union College at 4 p.m. Donations will be accepted during the game, with all proceeds going to the St. Jude Children’s Research Center. The Student Athlete Advisory Committee will also hold a bake sale at the game. The women’s soccer team will put its eight-game unbeaten streak on the line at home Friday at 4 p.m. against Ithaca and Saturday at 2 p.m. vs. RIT. Volleyball is home Friday night at 6 p.m. against St. Lawrence. Visit the Skidmore Athletics website for more information.


Skidmore-Saratoga County EOC Thanksgiving Basket Project

The annual Thanksgiving Basket Project helps local neighbors in need of a family holiday meal. To make a donation or learn how to help in other ways, visit the LifeWorks website. Consider noting “Skidmore” either on your check or on the website. Skidmore initiated this program 35 years ago and continues to be among its largest institutional supporters.


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Wednesday, Oct. 12

5 p.m.

Aaron Dworkin: Throwing the Dice: Creativity, Arts Entrepreneurship, and Inclusion

Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center


Friday, Oct. 14

2:30 p.m.

Celebration Weekend Curator’s ‘Tour of Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy’

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Oct. 15

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Celebration Weekend Family Saturday: Celestial Collages

Tang Teaching Museum


Through Oct. 16

Selected Art Faculty Exhibition

Schick Art Gallery


Wednesday, Oct. 19

6 p.m.

Eurydice Turning

Payne Room, Tang Museum


Monday, Oct. 24

7 p.m.

Jacob Perlow Series: Reimagining Jewish Life in the Middle East and North Africa, 1800-Present

Davis Auditorium


Tuesday, Oct. 25

5 p.m.

Gabriel Fitzmaurice: The Listowel Literary Phenomenon

Wyckoff Center

Wednesday, Oct. 12

6:30 p.m.

Screening Eurydice & Orpheus (Part 2)

Filene Auditorium


Friday, Oct. 14

4 p.m.

Celebration Weekend Tang Guide Tour

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Oct. 15

Fall Opening Reception

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Oct. 15

4 p.m.

Celebration Weekend Curator’s Tour of ‘Parallax: Framing the Cosmos’

Tang Teaching Museum


Sunday, Oct. 16

2 p.m.

Tang Guide Tour with Carolyn Bergland ’24

Tang Teaching Museum


Monday, Oct. 24

6 p.m.

'Rooted Out,' with director Julie Casper Roth

Gannett Auditorium


Monday, Oct. 24

8 p.m.

Adenike Davidson: Gen Z, Afrofuturism, and Imagining a Better World: Octavia Butler and ‘Parable of the Sower’

Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center


Thursday, Oct. 27

5:30 p.m.

Cleyvis Natera '99: Book reading

Wyckoff Center

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