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Campus calendar
Campus Calendar Highlights

With the fall semester in full swing, there are numerous exciting events happening. Here’s a sampling:

Skidmore is celebrating the groundbreaking of its Center for Integrated Sciences with a visit from Neil Shubin, author of "Your Inner Fish." The College will also dedicate the new Valentine Boathouse and host a variety of family-friendly events are part of Celebration Weekend – scheduled for Oct. 19-21.

Concluding the busy weekend at the College, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and her Republican challenger Chele Farley will face off in a debate at the Arthur Zankel Music Center Sunday, Oct. 21.

Regional Events

Several Skidmore alumni gatherings are slated in the coming weeks from Boston to the Twin Cities, with plenty of events happening around the country.

Join President Philip A. Glotzbach as he launches Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore in Boston Nov. 8.

Learn more about the launch of the Twin Cities campaign Dec. 13, President Glotzbach’s holiday reception in Hartford, Connecticut, and other events. 


Creating Our Future: Campaign and CIS Update

A $2 million gift establishing the Charlotte Lamson Clarke ‘53 Chair in Art History and a $912,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to promote diversity and global learning initiatives helped Skidmore advance priorities outlined in its Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore.

The campaign will help build the Center for Integrated Sciences, the single largest academic initiative in Skidmore’s history, and advance other priorities.

The dedication of the Valentine Boathouse will take place on Oct. 19, and the groundbreaking for the CIS is scheduled for Oct. 20 as part of Celebration Weekend. Noted paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin, author of the best-selling “Your Inner Fish,” will deliver a keynote address.

Creating Our Future also will increase funding for scholarships and financial aid, the Skidmore Fund, the Tang Teaching Museum, Athletics, and career development and transformative experiences for Skidmore students.

To learn more about this effort to raise $200 million by 2020 for Skidmore’s future, click here.

Ensemble Connect
Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. 

Ensemble Connect, a group of the nation’s finest young professional classical musicians based out of Carnegie Hall, joins us for a weeklong residency at Skidmore, culminating in a concert featuring a world premiere work by composer Gabriella Smith. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore, free for students & children.

Filene Scholars Concert 
Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m. (Filene Recital Hall)

Featured artists are the 2018 winners of Skidmore’s Filene Music Scholarships, which help gifted young musicians develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. Free and open to the public 

Jan and Mark Vinci, Faculty Recital
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.  

Come and enjoy a musical potpourri from the world of Mark and Jan Vinci as saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist and composer Mark and flutist Jan, with pianist Barbara Lee, perform works by M. Vinci, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Muczynski, Gluck and others. Free and open to the public.

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3-D Doings Symposium

The Wall Street Journal has praised the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery’s current exhibition "3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980" as a "wonderful show." Many of the exhibiting artists will gather at the Tang for a two-day event Thursday-Friday, Oct. 25-26 that features them in conversation with one another and with audiences, creating oral histories about their work and Chicago in the 1960s and '70s.  

Opener 31: When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) Gallery Talk and Opening Reception

In celebration of the opening of the exhibition "Opener 31: Tim Davis — When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas)." A public reception will follow a talk by Davis. Saturday, Oct. 20. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 6, 2019.

When I Where I Enter Opening Reception

Organized by professor Beck Krefting and students, the exhibition "When I Where I Enter" will be on view from Oct. 20 through Jan. 6, 2019. 

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Thoroughbred Athletics
Thoroughbreds Update

Hall of Fame

Skidmore recognized 115 student-athletes as members of the Thoroughbred Society, which recognizes academic excellence of Skidmore athletes. The impressive group includes 22 student-athletes who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring semester. [Read more]

Dana Freier '88 (women’s basketball),  Christine Kemp '11 (field hockey, women's basketball), Chris McMahon '97 (ice hockey), Katherine White Papaccio '93 (women's swimming and diving), and Clifton (Ned) Watkins '00 (baseball), along with the 1997-98 golf team and the 2010 baseball team, were inducted into Skidmore's Hall of Fame at  the 15th Annual Friends of Skidmore Athletics Benefit. [Read More]

Wai Ting “Winston” Cheung ’16

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of '75, '83, '91, '00, '10, '15 and '16.

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Skids on the Loose!

Nat S. ’98 took Skids on an autumn trail run. Take Skids with you on your next adventure! You can request your own Skids and share your pictures using #SkidsOnTheLoose, or email

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Sidmore Alumni Travel

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. 

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Alumni Memorial Garden

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

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