Also In This Issue
Class notes

A fresh batch of alumni news, from reunion plans to family additions, has been posted. For more information, contact Mary Monigan by email or at 800-564-0115. You can submit your news online. 

Commencement

Skidmore will send off its Class of 2019 and bestow honorary degrees upon “Einstein’s Dreams” author Alan Lightman and baseball great Joe Torre on May 18. Kristie Ford will be the faculty speaker. 

Reunion fireworks

Skidmore is welcoming back alumni in classes ending in 4s and 9s for Reunion 2019, to be held the weekend of May 30 to June 2. Register now.

Skidmore lacrosse player Cas Szwajkowski ’19

For the first time since 2006, the Skidmore women’s lacrosse team was nationally ranked this season. Senior Cas Szwajkowski ’19 set a new career goal-scoring record in the program and also set her sights on the all-time scoring mark. 

Skidmore African Drumming & Dance

Skidmore Theater collaborates with multiple departments on campus to present the musical “Cabaret” April 18-20 in the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Skidmore African Drumming & Dance performs April 17 at the Zankel Music Center. 

Dinner setting

Meet someone new at a Dinner for 12 Strangers in Boulder or Denver, Colorado, or a happy hour gathering in Providence, Rhode Island. This summer, enjoy an MLB experience with alumni at a Yankees, Mets or Red Sox game. 

Laurie Anderson

Bardo Now, a three-day series that explores the Tibetan Buddhist concept of the bardo, brings George Saunders, Laurie Anderson and experimental musicians April 16-18. End-of-year traditions continue with the Handmade Pop-Up Shop, Tang Waves and Tang Party on April 26. 

The Skidmore College Orchestra performs “Swinging Galactic Revolutions” on April 28. The Stewart’s Signature Series 2019 kicks off with trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg on May 10 and Celtic ensemble Cherish the Ladies on May 11.  

Sue Magrino

Recent accomplishments from the classes of 1956, 1976, 1983, 2010, 2014 and 2019. 

In the spirit of Earth Month, the Skidmore Shop is moving away from plastic bags and using paper bags made from 100% recycled paper with 85% post-consumer recycled content. The Shop also has a Green-Up for Spring promotion, giving away either a Skidmore-branded string bag or tote bag to customers making purchases of $20 or more.  

Creating Our Future logo

The fundraising total for Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore has rounded $180 million toward the $200 million goal, with gifts from 24,147 alumni, parents and friends. Visit the Campaign website for more information on priorities, recent news and updates. 

Career Advisor Network logo

The Career Advisor Network is a great way to engage with and assist students and alumni by sharing your career experiences. Create an account and users will contact you if they have questions or want to connect. If you have questions about the Network, contact Lauren Sisson in the Career Development Center or create an account online. 

Skids in Egypt

Skids explored Egypt and the Eternal Nile with alumni as part of the Skidmore Travel Program and is pictured here at the Philae Temple, Aswan, Egypt. You can request your own Skids and share your pictures using #SkidsOnTheLoose, or email alumni@skidmore.edu

Japan

Tour Japan with Skidmore. Experience Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and ancient Nara with an optional Hiroshima visit. Explore more with the alumni travel program.

Alumni garden

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and online obituaries recently brought to Skidmore’s attention.