Teaching both "Campaigns and Elections" and "Election Research" this semester, assistant professor Chris Mann discusses the upcoming election. In his classes, students are learning not only about campaign strategy, but also researching voter turnout on election day.
Student academic coordinator for the First Year Experience Marla Melito '93 and student Facebook advisor Joe Doino '18 are on the front lines of assisting the class of 2020 as they begin at Skidmore. We discuss the community being built inside of the class of 2020 Facebook group that Joe oversees, as well as mentorship opportunities for upperclassmen on campus.
Interim Vice President of Communications and Marketing Debra Townsend and Vice President for Academic Affairs Beau Breslin join Director of Marketing Luke Meyers to discuss differentiating Skidmore amongst other liberal arts colleges. Debra and Beau shed light on what makes Skidmore special, what challenges it faces as a liberal arts institution, and what incoming students can expect at Skidmore.
With the 2016 Olympics fast approaching, professor of health and exercise sciences Jeff Segrave offers his opinion on how this large event will effect Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We also discuss his long-time opinion of a permanent location for both the summer and winter games.
Most Skidmore students know the name Lucy Scribner, but not many find as deep a connection to the founder of the Young Women’s Industrial Club of Saratoga Springs—eventually evolving into Skidmore College—as Special Collections Curator Wendy Anthony. Through her work at Skidmore, Anthony travels back in time discovering the interesting roots of the college.
David Miner '91 and Jared Greenbaum '11 returned to Skidmore to attend milestone reunions, and reflected on their experiences at Skidmore, 25 and 5 years later. Although they are at different stages in life, they shared similar experiences with the National College Comedy Festival and even had the opportunity to work together, after their time at Skidmore.
Jessyca Dudley '06, a former Peace Corps public-health worker and teacher in Africa who is now fighting gun violence for the Joyce Foundation, received the Palamountain Award for Young Alumni Achievement at her 10th reunion. Jessyca discusses her life at Skidmore, and how it effected her path beyond graduation.
In between two HUGE campus events, Mike Sposili, Executive Director Alumni Relations & College Events, shares what his department is up to. The office of Alumni Relations & College Events is responsible for helping to plan Commencement and Reunion, but what exactly goes into it? Listen and find out!