Monthly Archives: June 2013

Karen Kellogg serves in new Associate Dean position that includes sustainability

The restructuring of the Dean of Faculty’s Office during the spring of 2012 resulted in the creation of a new Associate Dean position for Infrastructure, Sustainability & Civic Engagement.  The position was created in order to support the growing interest Continue reading Continue reading

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Skidmore College Announces New Funding Opportunity for Sustainability

Skidmore College was excited to introduce the New Initiatives in Sustainability Fund last semester, a source of funding made available by a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation to support the Environmental Studies Program and Sustainable Skidmore. The fund Continue reading Continue reading

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Update from the Skidmore Student Garden

By: Jaya Borgatta, 2013 Summer Garden Manager Hello, I am Jaya Borgatta and I will be managing the Skidmore Student Garden for the summer. While undeclared, my academic interests include biology and environmental studies. Thus far, working in the garden Continue reading Continue reading

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Greetings from the North Woods Stewards

By: Eliza Hollister & Meghan Burke, Summer 2013 North Woods Stewards The term stewardship brings many images to mind. It connotes respect, responsibility, and caring. As North Woods Stewards, the two of us work to make the woods the best Continue reading Continue reading

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Skidmore Defends SteerHead Title in 2013 Bike to Work Day Challenge

Skidmore College successfully defended their title as SteerHead Trophy Champions in this year’s Bike to Work Day Challenge. The challenge, organized by Bikeatoga, encourages individuals and organizations around Saratoga Springs to bike to work as a way to promote bicycling Continue reading Continue reading

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Free Books!

Did you know that educators can get free GIS-related books through ESRI to preview and use?   Here is just a sample of the types of books they offer:   Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship           “Over the past decade, historical GIS has emerged as a promising new methodology for studying history. In this companion piece to Past Time, Past Place, editor Anne Kelly Knowles presents a collection of case studies that illustrate how GIS technology can be utilized to reorganize and reevaluate historical data. Complete with a digital supplement, edited by Amy Hillier, Placing History is the perfect tool for engaging a classroom of young historians by demonstrating how GIS can be used to awaken the past.”     Map Use: Reading Analysis Interpretation             “Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, seventh edition, is a comprehensive, foundational textbook designed for the college curriculum. Now updated with a new section on map interpretation, Map Use provides students with the knowledge and skills to read and understand maps, and offers professional cartographers a thorough reference resource. Nearly 600 full-color maps, photographs, and graphs illustrate the concepts behind communicating with maps, while an extensive […] Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Has anyone checked out this site before? It’s got TONS of student travel blogs! You can search for blogs based off the country you’re interested in or what US college/university the student is from. p.s.  Skidmore is not on the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Happy Rainy Friday!

Anyone else feel like living vicariously through another traveler’s blog?! Me too. Check out Maya Gittelman’s first post! She’s studying abroad in Limerick, Ireland this summer through API and will be keeping us all in the loop through the API … Continue reading Continue reading

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World Wildlife Fund Summer Internship

WWF’s Market Transformation team works to reduce the environmental impact of the world’s increasing consumption of natural resources and commodities. We focus on the production and trade of commodities that have the greatest potential to threaten the places and species WWF seeks to protect. Illegal products are entering the global marketplace in many forms. Some […] Continue reading

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