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This Is Skidmore
18 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
S04E02 Don't boo. Vote!
Max Fleischman '19, Doris Donelan '19, Hannah Fishman '19 sit down with Robin Adams to discuss their efforts to boost voter registration. They cover topics of voter suppression, absentee ballots, and how they are getting Skidmore students involved in this year's general election.
24 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
S04E01: SCOOP Baby
Skidmore College Outdoor Orientation Program (SCOOP) Season 4 of This Is Skidmore is back! Our new host Robin Adams talks to Linnea Harris & Mary Ann Toia Pre-Orientation Coordinator otherwise known as SCOOP. They cover all of the benefits of participating in this optional program that precedes New Student Orientation. Listen to the many things first-year students do with their upper-class student peer leaders. Find out Linnea and Mary's creative thought.
24 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
S05E03: Volunteerism and Civic Engagement
Approximately 1,000 Skidmore students participate in civic engagement projects, clubs, or programs each year. Whether it’s serving grilled cheese sandwiches for world hunger, or taking time out of their busy schedules to mentor or volunteer for dozens of local and national nonprofit organizations–our students inspire a culture of giving back at Skidmore. Hear the many ways Skidmore students make a difference in our conversation with Michelle Hubbs, director of community service.
25 minutes | Feb 12, 2018
S04E02: National Girls and Women in Sports Day
As an annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports day, members of Women's athletic teams at Skidmore help run a clinic for young girls in the Saratoga community in order to participate in sports they love, and even some they have never heard of. For the first time, Skidmore Women's teams are partnering with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York for the event. Allison Marinucci, young women's leadership initiative program manager for the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York joins Women's soccer player Julia Leslie '18 and Women's head soccer coach Lacey Largeteau in anticipation of the exciting day.
41 minutes | Jan 29, 2018
S04E01: The Quest
“The Quest,” taught by Erica Bastress-Dukehart, associate professor of history, puts her students at the wheel to learn more about medieval and early modern Europe through developing personas, fulfilling tasks, and of course a final quest. “We start the process the semester before,” Bastress-Dukehart said, “and we talk about what the narrative arc of the course is going to be and what kinds of readings we want to do.” For their class, Jess Shapiro ’18, Juliette Rosenthal ’17 and Meaghan McDonald ’18 were transported to the year 1453.
22 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
S03E13: Beatlemore 2017 Finale
Did you miss Gordon Thompson's final Beatlemore? Take a listen to the finale (including the traditional faculty performance) of Beatlemore 2017!
24 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
S03E12: Beatlemore 2017 Act Two
Did you miss Gordon Thompson's final Beatlemore? Take a listen to the incredible numbers in Act Two of Beatlemore 2017!
37 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
S03E11: Beatlemore 2017 Act One
Did you miss Gordon Thompson's final Beatlemore? Take a listen to the incredible numbers in Act One of Beatlemore 2017!
35 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
S03E10: Gordon Thompson and Will Scott '18 on Beatlemore
For the last 17 years, professor Gordon Thompson has taught courses and led seminars on The Beatles that have had students analyzing music, comparing biographical accounts, and placing the band in the historical-cultural context of the 1960s. In connection with these courses, he and his students have developed “Beatlemore Skidmania,” an annual concert featuring an assortment of campus musicians that began as an informal, end-of-semester musical celebration. Professor Thompson sits down with Beatlemore 2017 producer Will Scott '18 to talk about Thompson's final performance. Had to miss Beatlemore 2017? Take a listen to the entire show in episodes 11, 12, and 13!
28 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
S03E09: The First Year London Experience
The first semester of college for first-year students can bring some nerves: new people, a different class schedule, and a new location. Every year, a group of students choose to take on an entirely new adventure before they begin at Skidmore and join the First-Year London experience. While in London, Carolyn Fahrner '21 and Raymi Ramirez '21 explain what it's like to head to London instead of Skidmore, and what they're most looking forward to when they return for Spring semester.
43 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
S03E08: Skidmore Saratoga Consulting Partnership
The Skidmore-Saratoga Consulting Partnership (SSCP) builds strategic connections between campus and the community by offering pro bono consulting services lead entirely by Skidmore students. Professor Colleen Burke, Caitlyn Opfer ’18, and Jack Sloan ’18 discuss the unique and valuable experiences in the course as well as past projects.
30 minutes | Nov 20, 2017
S03E07: Skylar Kergil '13 and Jonnea Herman '18
Skylar Kergil '13 is a transgender activist, YouTube personality, singer-songwriter, and artist. Skidmore was fortunate enough to welcome him back to campus as part of the In It 2 series - an opportunity for Skidmore to discuss diversity and inclusion and strengthen our community. He joins Jonnea Herman '18, co-president of QLIC (Queer Lives in Color) as they discuss the LGBTQ+ communty at Skidmore and their stories.
34 minutes | Nov 6, 2017
S03E06: Athletics Hall of Fame awardee Doug Pilawa '12 and coach Jill Greenleaf
For the past 14 years, Skidmore athletes and teams have been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame, honored for their excellence in their sport and dedication to the values of Skidmore Athletics beyond graduation. Doug Pilawa '12 was one of four inductees and two teams inducted in 2017. Doug joins Jill Greenleaf, head swimming and diving coach and they discuss what the program was like when Doug was on campus, as well as the future of Skidmore Athletics.
24 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
S03E05: Oceanographic Research
This summer, Lucy Walker '19 and geosciences professor Meg Estapa investigated types of sediment traps placed in the ocean to determine a design that is best for collecting purely carbon samples and allowing few zooplankton inside. This tiny problem was a big project for Lucy, who spent her summer analyzing data samples, taking thousands of images, and counting the number of zooplankton in each sample. Lucy and Meg discuss their findings, and what's next.
28 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
S03E04: Sustainability at Skidmore
Paul Lundberg, Assistant Director of Construction Services, Tracey Wingate '19, and Levi Rogers, Director of Sustainability and Assessment join the podcast to discuss the sustainabiity efforts at Skidmore - big and small - including renewable energy sources, a shared bike program, and community garden. We also discuss Skidmore's recent silver rating in its first AASHE STAR assessment.
25 minutes | Sep 13, 2017
S03E03: Resident Assistants at Skidmore
For Sanju Mohan ‘19, Fortouma Sissoko ‘18, and David Stephenson ‘18, living on campus is more than just a place to sleep. For these three Resident Assistants, it’s an opportunity to build community and help new students adjust to life at Skidmore.
43 minutes | Aug 16, 2017
S03E02: Corita Kent Research
When assistant professor Bernardo Rios saw artist Corita Kent's work on a table in the Tang Teaching Museum, he was instantly drawn to it. He learned that Kent used her work to address social justice issues, which was a topic close to Rios' interests. When the opportunity to research Kent and the connection between her work and Chicano communities, Rios immediately thought of Lisa Moran '17 to assist in the summer project. Moran and Rios describe their findings and explain where the project will go now that the summer is over.
37 minutes | Jul 26, 2017
S03E01: Upstate Youth Radio
Adam Simon '19 was approached by professor Adam Tinkle to work on a new and unique collaborative research project in the summer of 2017. They had collaborated on audio projects through Skidmore's Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) during the school year, and spent the summer developing Upstate Youth Radio, a project to involve children in radio production. Simon and Tinkle discuss the goals of the project, what they've learned, and even provide a few best of clips!
50 minutes | May 23, 2017
S02E14: Experimental Research Results
When he was first a guest on This is Skidmore, political science professor Chris Mann discussed the then-upcoming presidential election and hinted about his students’ unique research that was to be performed during the semester. Now, on season two’s final episode of This is Skidmore, Mann was joined by Brent Azaert '12, Brian Roberge '18, and Antigone Scaperdas '19 to share their findings.
27 minutes | May 11, 2017
S02E13: The Career Development Center
Six months after the commencement celebration, Megan Jackson and her colleagues in the Career Development Center connect with the new alumni to determine the answer to the common question, "what are you doing after graduation?" The answers range from volunteering, starting a business, and even taking time to travel the world. This information is compiled into a First Destinations Report. Jackson explains why and how the report is compiled, what data is included, and what it all means for Skidmore students as they determine their post-graduation course.
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