News and announcements from Skidmore College

Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Highlights

  • Skidmore teams qualify for the Liberty League playoffs
  • Free biometric screenings and flu shots available at tomorrow’s Benefits Fair
  • Register for Friday’s COVID-19 booster clinic
  • Listening sessions for VP, dean of admissions and financial aid search on Friday
  • Staff and faculty meetings on Friday

Skidmore News

Skidmore College Thoroughbreds

The men’s soccer team beat Hobart 2-0 to advance to the Liberty League semifinals. The Thoroughbreds travel to Vassar College on Friday, Nov. 4, for a 2:30 p.m. match. In other playoff action, the field hockey team lost its quarterfinal game 2-0 to Vassar. The women’s soccer team tied Clarkson University 2-2 but lost the penalty kick tiebreak 5-3. Winter sports are underway. The hockey team will host second-ranked SUNY Geneseo at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Saratoga Springs City Rink. The riding team hosts a show at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Human Resources

Benefits open enrollment and Benefits Fair

Benefits open enrollment for eligible employees begins on Thursday, Nov. 3, and must be completed by the end of Friday, Nov. 18. A Benefits Fair will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 3, on the second floor of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. Additional information will be posted on the Benefits website, so check back frequently.


Free flu shots and biometric screenings

All employees are encouraged to register for a free biometric screening and flu immunizations at the Benefits Fair from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.


Position openings

Human Resources invites interested Skidmore staff to submit application materials for the openings listed below:

  • Senior Associate Director, Parent, and Family Giving – Advancement
  • On-call Art Instructor
  • F. William Harder Chair of Business Administration


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.

COVID-19 Updates

Skidmore will hold an on-campus COVID-19 updated bivalent booster clinic for faculty, staff, and students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Filene Recital Hall. Both the Moderna and Pfizer updated bivalent boosters will be available to all eligible individuals. You must book your appointment in advance. Please complete this paperwork and bring it with you to your appointment.


An email on Tuesday, Oct. 25, noted that Skidmore continues to keep a close eye on the COVID-19 Community Level in Saratoga County, which is currently medium. Skidmore remains a mask-supportive community and encourages all to get a COVID-19 booster as soon as possible. Free KN95 masks continue to be available to all on campus, and all students and employees may pick up free rapid tests at Case Information Desk or at Campus Safety. Updates are posted to the Campus Planning website and COVID-19 Dashboard. The College also encourages all to consider getting a flu shot.

Dining Services

Harry Potter-themed dinner

Murray-Aikins Dining Hall will host a Harry Potter-themed dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16.


Thanksgiving bread and pie sale

Dining Services will be selling baked goods, including breads and pies, for Thanksgiving. Orders must be placed in advance for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 22, or Wednesday, Nov. 23. Check the Dining Services website or next week’s Skidmore Weekly Bulletin for details.


Turkey dinners to go

Fully cooked, ready-to-heat turkey dinners feed up to six people for $45. Email John Winnek by Friday, Nov. 18, to reserve. Pick up dinners at The Spa between noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, or Wednesday, Nov. 23.


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 Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, and Karen Arciero, senior teaching associate of health and human physiological sciences, published a study in Frontiers in Nutrition. Read more>>


Jennifer Delton, professor of history, published a review article in a special COVID-19 issue of Current History. Read more>>


Karen Kellogg, associate professor of environmental studies and sciences, published an article in the journal Energy and Buildings with a recent alumna. Read more>>


Jill Linz, senior instructor of physics, delivered an invited talk virtually to the International Congress of Acoustics. Read more>>


Monthly staff meeting

The next staff meeting for staff is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, on the second floor of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall and via Zoom. A full list of dates for the 2022-2023 academic year may be found here. The Zoom link will be distributed by email. Please use this form to suggest topics or agenda items, or to submit questions or feedback. 


Listening sessions for VP, dean of admissions and financial aid search

Shelley Arakawa of the executive search firm Witt Kieffer, which is assisting with the national search for Skidmore's next vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid, will speak with our community and learn more about the traits and experience you feel are important in this role on Friday, Nov. 4. A session for faculty will be held from 2:30 to 3 p.m. and will be followed by a session for staff from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and a session for students from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Zoom login information was shared by email.


Financial Aid Application workshop for students

Financial aid staff will assist students in completing their financial aid applications for the 2023-24 academic year on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. in Wyckoff Center. The priority re-application deadline is Friday, Dec. 2. Students should bring their laptop, FAFSA user ID and password, and copies of 2021 tax information. Students can visit the Financial Aid website for more information or access the Skidmore Student System to see the status of their 2023-24 financial aid applications.


Friday night hockey bus

There will be a free fan bus to the Skidmore ice hockey games on Saturday, Nov. 5; Friday, Nov. 18; and Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. The bus departs Case Center at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Megan Buchanan.


Family Saturdays return to the Tang Nov. 5

The Tang’s multigenerational art-making events return at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, with Family Saturday: Embroidered Notes. Suitable for kids 5 and older with adult companions, no registration is required. Contact Njeri Jennings for more information.


Thanksgiving dinner for international students

Do you have room at your Thanksgiving table for an international student far from home? Most international students do not have cars. Rides are appreciated but not required. Please Chloe Jaleel to express interest or for more information.


SWOP Lunch and Workshop

Join Sustainability Office staff from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, on the second floor of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall for a catered lunch and workplace sustainability workshop to discuss the Sustainable Workplace Operations Program. Please register online. Contact Maggie Carmody ’24 for more information.


International Education Week

Off-Campus Study and Exchanges invites you to be part of International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 14-18. 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.


Honoring grief and celebrating memories for Día de los Muertos

Raíces and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life invite the Skidmore community to participate in the observance of Día de los Muertos. There will be an ofrenda (altar) in Case Gallery through Saturday, Nov. 5, on the second floor of Case Center near Burgess Cafe.

New Skidmore Weekly Bulletin submission procedure

Please help reduce bulk emails by posting your announcement in the Bulletin. Submit announcements and events, academic lectures, and faculty-staff achievements by completing the appropriate online form. The deadline for all submissions is noon on Monday. Please email if you have questions.


Skidmore Cares returns Nov. 16-17

In its 17th year, Skidmore Cares — the College’s annual campus-wide effort to support individuals and families in need in our community — will take place Nov. 16-17. Visit the Skidmore Cares webpage for details on how to participate.


Honoring our veterans

Please join us at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the flagpole near the entrance to campus for a brief ceremony to honor our veterans. We particularly want to recognize the service of those veterans who are part of our Skidmore community — students, staff, faculty, and retirees.


National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), which challenges you to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. For motivation and support for your creative writing projects, a student tutor will be available in the Writing Center Nov. 9, 16, 23, and 29. Learn more at Scribner Library is partnering with the Writing Center to host these drop-in writing sessions.


Voting on campus

Students who live on campus and are registered to vote in New York state with their campus address may vote in the Wycoff Center from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Email Michelle Hubbs with any questions.


Careers in Arts Administration upcoming webinars

Don't miss the second of four webinars about careers in arts administration from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. Panelists include professionals from the Tang, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Spence School, and The Hyde Collection. Contact David Howson with any questions.


Projects for Peace applications

The annual Projects for Peace grant process is getting underway. Each year, at least one Skidmore student will win $10,000 for a peace/social justice project of their own design. Projects take place in the summer of 2023, anywhere in the world. Please see the application instructions. Questions? Please contact Chloe Jaleel.


Kids Night Out

Kids ages 5 to 14 are invited to participate in well-supervised recreational activities Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Williamson Sports Center. The cost is $10 per child. Save the dates for Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Jan. 27, 2023, and Feb. 3, 2023. For more information, email Ron Plourde.


Skidmore Shop

Did you know the original Skidmore bookstore, The Bookmark, was established 100 years ago on the College’s downtown campus? Read more about it here and sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive 10% off your first order.


November brings National Career Development Month to Skidmore

Explore Skidmore’s Peer Advisor Network Nov. 1-4, find your next job or internship Nov. 7-11, participate in the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention Nov. 18-19, or have your resume critiqued. Learn more and register online.


Through Dec. 2

True to Type

Schick Art Gallery


Thursday, Nov. 3

6 p.m.

Whole Grain: the Films of Jennifer Levonian

Tang Teaching Museum


Friday, Nov. 4

7 p.m.

Sterne Virtuoso Series: Kevin Kenner (Piano)

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, Nov. 5


Tang Guide Tour with Leslie Morin ’25

Tang Teaching Museum

Saturday, Nov. 5

1 p.m.

Turning Pages: Artists’-Book Hangout

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Nov. 5

2 p.m.

Family Saturday: Embroidered Notes

Tang Teaching Museum


Sunday, Nov. 6

2 p.m.

Tang Guide Tour

Tang Teaching Museum

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