News and announcements from Skidmore College

Weekly Bulletin

Weekly Highlights

  • Benefits open enrollment ends Friday
  • Drop off your Skidmore Cares donations at Scribner House
  • This week: Harry Potter-themed dinner, Skidmania, Pack the Rink, and more
  • Order Thanksgiving dinners, baked goods from Dining Services
  • Important Thanksgiving break COVID-19 precautions

Skidmore News

Skidmore’s Spain program recognized for leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Tufts-Skidmore Spain program recently won a prestigious 2022 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion in International Education Award from Diversity Abroad. As International Education Week continues through Friday, learn more about the Spain program and other opportunities available through the Office of Off-Campus Study and Exchanges.

Skidmore College salutes veterans

Skidmore staff, faculty, students, and retirees honored members of the armed forces at a campus Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11.

Back to the future all over again

As NASA is returning to the moon with the launch of its Artemis mission on Wednesday, astrophysicist Mary Crone Odekon, chair and professor of physics and Kenan Chair of Liberal Arts at Skidmore College, explains how the future is starting to look very retro.

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:

  • Accounts Payable Specialist – Financial Services
  • Associate Director, Skidmore Fund – Advancement
  • Assistant Director of the Skidmore Fund – Advancement


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 Monday, Nov. 14, offered important recommendations, including the use of rapid tests, masking up in higher risk situations, and getting a COVID-19 booster or flu shot, to help ensure a safe transition to and from Thanksgiving break. If you test positive while away, you must complete your required five-day isolation period away from campus. Free KN95 masks are available to all on campus, and students and employees may pick up free rapid tests at Case Information Desk or at Campus Safety. Updates continue to be posted to the Campus Planning website and COVID-19 Dashboard.

Dining Services

Harry Potter-themed dinner

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


Thanksgiving bread and pie sale

Orders for Thanksgiving breads and pies are due today, 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 $5. 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 Achivements

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

Barbara Black, professor of English, spoke about her book to an international virtual gathering of scholars. Read more>>


Siobhan Hart, associate professor and chair of anthropology, published a chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Global Archaeologies. Read more>>


David Howson, senior teaching professor and Arthur Zankel Executive Director of Arts Administration, has been named a trustee on the board of the Emma Willard School. Read more>>


Evan Mack, senior teaching professor of music, held a workshop performance of a new opera for children and parents at Samford University. Read more>>


Auden Thomas, director of special programs and summer academic programs, is serving as an external reviewer for Continuing Studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Read more>>


Skidmore Cares returns Nov. 16-17

Walk or drive over to the Scribner House Carriage House to drop off your donations for Skidmore Cares — the College’s annual campus-wide effort to support individuals and families in need in our community — from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16-17. Please stop in for a treat and mingle with friends, colleagues, and volunteers. If you can’t make it during scheduled hours, a collection box will be set up outside. Information about office teams and the items they are collecting is available online.


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.


2023-24 financial aid deadlines

The priority re-application deadline for financial aid for the 2023-24 academic year is Friday, Dec. 2. Students should 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.


Thanksgiving dinner for international students

Do you have room at your Thanksgiving table for an international student far from home? 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. on Friday, Nov. 18, in Williamson Sports Center. Activities include swimming, basketball, dodgeball, and much more. No registration is required. The cost is $10 per child. For more information, email Ron Plourde.


Athletics annual apparel sale

Athletics will host its annual sale of new and used apparel at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, in the rec gym in the Williamson Sports Center. Cash, Skidmore Cards, and checks will be accepted for payment.


Skidmore Weekly Bulletin Thanksgiving week publication schedule, submission procedure

Due to the Thanksgiving break, the next issue of Skidmore Weekly Bulletin 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.

President’s office hours

President Conner will hold open office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, and from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to request a 10-minute appointment. To register, please email Requests will be handled in the order they are received. Additional open office hours will be announced throughout the year.


Power system upgrades

Facilities Services will be making repairs to the College’s power system at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Power outages should be minimal. Facilities staff will be on campus to reset equipment.


Falstaff's Lot closure

Falstaff's parking lot will be closed to all vehicles Monday, Nov. 21, due to the installation of a new power transformer at the power station. The lot is expected to reopen Tuesday, Nov. 22. Contact Campus Safety for more information.


Projects for Peace applications

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.


November Write-Ins in Writing Center

To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, Scribner Library and the Writing Center have partnered to host write-ins in the Writing Center from 8 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 16, Tuesday Nov. 22, and Tuesday, Nov. 29. A Writing Center tutor will be present to motivate and support writers. Contact Hannah Matecko-Conti for more information.


International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) continues through Friday, Nov. 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.


Skidmore sweatshirt sale

A flash sale will take place tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 17) at the Skidmore Shop. All Skidmore-branded sweatshirts will be 25% off from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Sustainability Office is hiring

The EcoMore team leads campus sustainability engagement efforts through peer-to-peer education, and by designing and staffing Sustainability Office events and more. Ten paid positions are open. The office is also seeking applications for a 2023 community garden manager, which runs spring-summer-fall. Please review application details online, and send questions to

Athletics News

Pack the Rink is back!

Pack the Rink highlights a quality home weekend for Skidmore teams. The hockey team will host Babson College at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, for Pack the Rink in a game that is a rematch of the 2022 NEHC championship game. Bring a canned good to receive a free T-shirt. There will also be contests, raffles, and other exciting events. A free bus leaves Case Center at 6:30 p.m. The team is home again Saturday for a 4 p.m. game against Southern Maine. It’s a Stable Game when the equestrian team hosts its final show of the semester at 8:30 a.m on Saturday. The swimming and diving teams host New Paltz and Bard at 1 p.m. on Saturday.


Women’s soccer’s Kat Dunn ’24 named Liberty League Player of the Year

Dunn is Skidmore's first Liberty League Player of the Year in women's soccer. Women’s soccer coaching staff, led by Head Coach Lacey Largeteau, was named the Co-Coaching Staff of the Year, and dozens of fall athletes racked up accolades.


Through Dec. 2

True to Type

Schick Art Gallery


Thursday, Nov. 17


Behind-the-Scenes Tour with Evan Little

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

4:30 p.m.

Indian Music Ensemble and Sitar – Tabla students performance

Zankel Music Center, ELM (Zankel 117)


Friday-Saturday, Nov. 18-19

8 p.m.

Skidmania '72

Zankel Music Center


Friday, Nov. 18

8 p.m.

Dance Winter Concert

Skidmore Dance Theater

(Williamson Sports Center)


Friday-Saturday, Nov. 18-19

7 p.m.


JKB Mainstage Theater


Saturday, Nov. 19

1 p.m.

Turning Pages: Artists’ Book Hangout

Tang Teaching Museum

Saturday, Nov. 19

2 p.m.

Family Saturday: Mosaic Moon Mirrors

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Nov. 19

2 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


Sunday, Nov. 20

2 p.m.

Tang Guide Tour with Julia Johnson-McGuigan ’25

Tang Teaching Museum


Sunday, Nov. 20

2 p.m.


JKB Mainstage Theater


Monday, Nov. 21

5:30 p.m.

True Crime in America (AM 346): A Tragedy in Texas: Andrea Yates, Infanticide, and Postpartum Psychosis presentation

Davis Auditorium

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