Also In This Issue
Skidmore Cares

Members of the Skidmore community pause each holiday season to connect and give to others. Since 2006, Skidmore Cares has raised over $80,000 and distributed more than 22,000 food or personal care items and over 10,000 school supplies to nonprofits and schools in Saratoga County. The program kicks off with a campus luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 13. 

Scope Magazine

The magazine will be published twice a year. Notes will be included in Scope magazine each spring and fall, and selected class news will be featured in the February and July issues of this e-newsletter. The latest notes are at Contact Mary Monigan at 800-564-0115. 

Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Skidmore will again participate in Giving Tuesday – a global day dedicated to giving back. From scholarships and internships, to study abroad and collaborative research opportunities, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to create more of these experiences for students. 


Beatlemore Skidmania - Skidmore’s annual celebration of the Beatles features Skidmore students performing their own interpretations of songs from the Beatles’ White Album, which turns 50 this year. Proceeds benefit Skidmore Cares. 

Leonard Bernstein at 100: Performance and Panel Discussion - “I, Too, Sing America”: Selections and a dialogue on race in Leonard Bernstein’s “Songfest.”

Leonard Bernstein at 100: The Humanitarian and Social Critic - In collaboration with six internationally acclaimed opera soloists, the Skidmore Orchestra, under the direction of Anthony G. Holland, concludes Skidmore’s Leonard Bernstein at 100 Celebration. 

Tang museum

Tang wins national award

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has received first prize in the 2018 American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Competition. 

Listening Event

Join artist Kamau Amu Patton on Thursday, Nov. 29, 5- 9 p.m. for a listening event in his exhibition "Tel_" in the Tang’s mezzanine. 

The Severely Brothers Performance

The Severely Brothers, a band fronted by Tim Davis, whose exhibition “Tim Davis — When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas)” is on view at the Tang will perform Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. 


Skidmore Hockey

Hockey team opens with strong start 

The Thoroughbred ice hockey team is 1-1-1 to start the 2018-19 season. The team started with a 4-1 win at SUNY Cortland. Skidmore opened New England Hockey Conference play with a 2-1 overtime loss at nationally ranked Norwich University on Nov. 2 and a 4-4 tie at Castleton University on Nov. 3. Brandon Borges ’21 landed on the NEHC Honor Roll for a goal and two assists. 

Skidmore unveils Valentine Boathouse

As part of Celebration Weekend, Skidmore celebrated the opening of its newest building, which is named for trustee Peg Valentine and Mike Valentine, parents of Martha, a 2009 Skidmore graduate and former rower. 

Hi-fi Living

Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder will discuss “Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America” at the Arthur Zankel Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

In It 3

Skidmore College faculty, staff and students came together for a series of conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion related to socioeconomic class. 

Regional events

Skidmore alumni gatherings are slated in the coming weeks from Saratoga Springs to Texas. 

Nov. 15 - London

Nov. 29 - Houston

Dec. 1 - Saratoga Springs

Dec. 5 - Hartford, Connecticut

Dec. 13 - Twin Cities


For advice about applying to any college, Skidmore invites high school juniors who are the children or grandchildren of Skidmore alumni or employees, as well as siblings of current students, to the Junior Admissions Workshop, Jan. 26–27, 2019.

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of '75, '94, '05 and '09.

Skidmore shop sale!

Skidmore Shop announces free shipping for the holidays 

All purchases over $25 ship free. 

Purchases under $25 ship for $5. 

Monday, Nov. 12 – Thursday, Dec. 20.

Alumni Travel

The Land of Fire & Ice, March 7-12, 2019 - On this exciting getaway, you will experience the best of both the city life and the countryside. Visit Reykjavik to experience the city’s vibrant culture and learn about the region’s Viking heritage then travel up the west coast to spend two nights in the Icelandic countryside.    

In Memoriam

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