News and announcements from Skidmore College

Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Highlights

  • A Financial Aid Application workshop for students will take place this evening in Wyckoff Center, ahead of Dec. 2 deadline
  • Veterans Day ceremony on Friday
  • Input sought in searches for VP of faculty, enrollment management
  • Strategic Action Agenda 2022-2023 now available 

Skidmore News

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Human Resources and President Conner offered important updates about College initiatives at the staff meeting on Friday, Nov. 4.

Skidmore Cares

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. Information about office teams and the items that they are collecting is available online.

Jordyn Wartts ’14 and Pat Fehling, associate dean of the faculty and professor of health and human physiological sciences

Graduates’ applications and acceptances to medical, dental, veterinary, and other healthcare schools continue to rise, thanks in no small part to the dedication of Skidmore’s Health Professions Advisory Committee.

Minita Sanghvi

Minita Sanghvi, associate professor of marketing at Skidmore College and commissioner of finance for the city of Saratoga Springs, is writing a new book exploring the connection between pants, power, and politics. In this video, she explains why pants were on her mind in Tuesday’s election.

Human Resources

Benefits open enrollment

Benefits open enrollment for eligible employees must be completed by Friday, Nov. 18. Please check the Benefits website for more information.


Position openings

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

  • Instructor for American Sign Language - Self-Instructional Language Program
  • Accounts Payable Specialist – Financial Services
  • Campus Safety Officer 1 – Campus Safety


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

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 received by Wednesday, Nov. 16, and can be picked up from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, or from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the Atrium Café. Pumpkin, apple crumb, and blueberry crumb pies cost $14, while pecan pie is $16. Pumpkin, pumpkin chocolate chip, vegan gluten-free pumpkin, banana, ciabatta, and sourdough breads each cost $4. Dinner rolls are $4.


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.

Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, associate professor of environmental studies and sciences, has had a paper accepted for publication in the journal Agriculture and Human Values with four recent alumni. Read more>>


Julia Marco, director of marketing and engagement, has been elected to the board of directors of Wellspring. Read more>>


Joowon Park, assistant professor of anthropology, published a new book, “Belonging in a House Divided.” Read more>>


Juliane Wuensch, assistant professor of German, has received the Award for Outstanding German Program Development and Advocacy from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Small Undergraduate German Program Special Interest Group. Read more>>


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 2022-23 financial aid applications.


Registration information for DOF/VPAA open forums

All Skidmore community members are invited to attend moderated, open forums for the final candidates for the next dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday, Nov. 15. You must register in advance and confirm your commitment to confidentiality.


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. 16, 22, and 29. Learn more at Scribner Library is partnering with the Writing Center to host these drop-in writing sessions.


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 contact Chloe Jaleel to express interest or for more information.


Kids Night Out

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


Starting a community conversation on Indigenous and colonial history at Skidmore

Have you heard a land acknowledgment at the beginning of a public lecture or read one at the bottom of a colleague's email? Join us at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Wyckoff Center or via Zoom (passcode: SKIDIDC) for an exploratory conversation organized by staff and faculty of the newly formed Indigenization and Decolonization Collaborative. Contact Marta Brunner for more information.


Skidmore Shop

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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.


Strategic Action Agenda 2022-2023

The Strategic Action Agenda 2022-2023 is now posted on the strategic planning website. This document provides context for and review of last year’s agenda and presents five goals for this year’s agenda. These goals emerged from and continue to support Skidmore’s current strategic plan.


Community input for the next VP for enrollment management, dean of admissions and financial aid

The search committee for the next vice president for enrollment management and dean of admissions and financial aid is seeking input from all members of the Skidmore community. Please complete this important survey by Friday, Nov. 11, to share your thoughts about the traits, experiences, and practices that are important in this role.


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.


Onsite Nurse Wellness Coaching

Nurse coaches from WPV are on campus twice per month throughout the semester to offer Skidmore employees free personalized counseling, educational materials, screenings, and support. Nurse coaching is completely confidential, voluntary, and offered at no cost to you. Make an appointment here.


International Education Week

Off-Campus Study and Exchanges invites you to be part of International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 14-18. Check out the IEW event calendar for a list of events. Don’t forget to share your Global Skidmore story by stopping by the “I am Global Skidmore” open photo shoot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Atrium of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. Contact Kendra Nelson for more information.


November brings National Career Development Month to Skidmore

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.


Skidmore Weekly Bulletin Thanksgiving week publication schedule, submission procedure

Please note that SWB during the week of Thanksgiving will be published on Tuesday, Nov. 24. 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.

Athletics News

The men’s soccer team had its postseason run end with a 3-1 loss at St. Lawrence in the Liberty League Championship game. The Thoroughbreds finished with a 9-4-6 record.


The women’s basketball team opens its season at home Thursday at 7 p.m. against SUNY Oneonta, while the men host SUNY New Paltz on Friday at 7 p.m. The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host Union College in a “Stable Meet” on Saturday at 1 p.m. The unbeaten equestrian team is also home Saturday at 8 a.m. for a day-long show that will include seven rival teams. Read more on the Skidmore Athletics website.


Through Dec. 2

True to Type

Schick Art Gallery


Thursday, Nov. 10

6 p.m.

Whole Grain: Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

Tang Teaching Museum


Thursday, Nov. 10

6 p.m.

Monuments Removed: Colonial-Era Statutes in the Era of Decolonization

Davis Auditorium


Friday, Nov. 11

2:30 p.m.

Tang Guide Tour with Abigail Svetlik ’24

Tang Teaching Museum


Sunday, Nov. 13

2 p.m.

Tang Guide Tour with Chelsea Knoll ’24

Tang Teaching Museum


Sunday, Nov. 13

3 p.m.

Young Kim, A Peace Abiding: In Memory of Chang Y Ryu (Piano)

Zankel Music Center


Tuesday, Nov. 15

6 p.m.

Reimagining Representation: Active Voice

Tang Teaching Museum

Thursday, Nov. 17

6 p.m.

Dunkerley Dialogue with Alyson Shotz, Mary Crone Odekon, and Rachel Roe-Dale

Glotzbach Atrium, Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences


Friday, Nov. 18

8 p.m.

Skidmania '72

Zankel Music Center


Friday, Nov. 18

8 p.m.

Dance Winter Concert

Skidmore Dance Theater


Saturday, Nov. 19

5:30 p.m.

Skidmore in Concert: Traditions in Music: Brass and Wind Ensembles Recital

Zankel Music Center, ELM (Zankel 117)


Saturday, Nov. 19

8 p.m.

Dance Winter Concert

Skidmore Dance Theater


Saturday, Nov. 19

8 p.m.

Skidmania '72

Zankel Music Center


Tuesday, Dec. 6

6:30 p.m.

Looking Back in Style: Orpheus & Eurydice in Haute Couture & Beyond

Emerson Auditorium

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