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Class Notes

From travels to jobs to new babies, check out the latest alumni news on the Class Notes site.

Regional Events

Several Skidmore alumni gatherings are slated in the coming weeks:

Boston, Massachusetts, August 20: Welcome to the Neighborhood event
An informal get-together to meet and connect with other members of the Skidmore community in Boston!

Portland, Maine, August 23: Professor John Brueggemann lecture

Skidmore Homecoming

Third Annual Homecoming

For many of us, it’s home or at least a cherished home away from home.  Wouldn’t it be great to return to campus – and beautiful Saratoga Springs – more than once every five years? Now you can. All alumni and their families are invited to Homecoming, and there will be activities for all ages. Highlights include a tailgate lunch, sporting events, alumni athlete games, s’mores and the annual Friends of Skidmore Athletics (FOSA) Benefit and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. [Visit the Homecoming site for a complete schedule of events]

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 15th annual Friends of Skidmore Athletics Benefit and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 6, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Williamson Sports Center here on campus. The benefit will feature a wonderful evening with a cocktail reception, hearty hors d’oeuvres and a memorable Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Center for Integrated Science

Donors have given more than $163 million during Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore, a fundraising campaign to raise $200 million by May 2020.

Illustrating a book
Fox-Adler Lecture

The 30th annual Fox-Adler Lecture will be held on Monday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Gannett Auditorium.  The lecture titled "Illustrating Illustrating; What does it mean to illustrate a book?" will be presented by George P. Landow, professor of English and the history of art emeritus, at Brown University, and editor-in-chief, for The Victorian Web.

Skids on the Loose!

This time last year, we were just one week away from the solar eclipse – Skids was ready, were you? You can request your own Skids and share your pictures using #SkidsOnTheLoose, or email

Tang Museum

Thursday, September 6

SSSSHHHH #4/SoundMind
Join artist Kamau Amu Patton for the first of two listening events this fall in his exhibition Tel_, on view in the Tang’s mezzanine. SSSSHHHH #4/SoundMind is four-hour journey that encourages the audience to weave in and out throughout the evening and open themselves up to the power of sound.
Saturday, September 8
3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
Curators' Talk and Opening Reception
Dayton Director Ian Berry hosts a conversation with his fellow curators of 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980, the Chicago-based John Corbett and Jim Dempsey.

Michael Thomas

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of ’61, ‘76, ‘87, ’91,’03 and ’06, including a recognition for Michael Thomas ’09 (above).

Skidmore Travel - Flavors of Catalonia

Flavors of Catalonia

Join professor of art history, Katie Hauser, on an unforgettable journey to Catalonia, home to some of Spain's most delicious culinary treasures. The May 2019 journey will explore the diverse flavors and history of this unique Mediterranean seaside region.  

Memorial Garden at Skidmore College

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