Also In This Issue

A fresh batch of alumni news, from travels to jobs to new babies, can be viewed now on the Class Notes site.

Providing basic care and support for the dying is no easy task. But this summer a few Skidmore and Union students got some immersive, hands-on, and sometimes heart-rending education in caregiving.

When Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution, American antislavery activists took note. And the rest is history—which all freshmen are now reading in Randall Fuller's The Book that Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation.

In a short video, newly retired art professor John Cunningham reflects on 50 years of change at Skidmore—and in his sculpture, engineering work, and teaching.

C. Jerome Mopsik '06, Emily Carnevale Mopsik '07, and Amy Bergstraesser '11 are just three of the alumni who helped raise $280,000 for the Palamountain Scholarships.

All are welcome to toast Thoroughbred greats Jaime Cumpelik Balocca '99, Doug Pilawa '12, Jared Tendler '00, Katie Weber '07, the 2010 field-hockey team, and the 2010–11 men's basketball team at Skidmore's Hall of Fame induction ceremony and benefit, Oct. 7 on campus.

Plans are under way for another all-class, all-campus Homecoming at Skidmore, Oct. 7. The schedule includes athletics, faculty seminars, tours, s'mores by the fire, and free time to spend on campus and downtown.

September events in Burlington, Vt.; NYC; Boston; Portland, Maine; Philadelphia; and San Francisco

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 1995, 1993, 1991 and '76, including artist David Schroeter '10

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and their online obituaries that Skidmore has recently learned of.