College commits to eradicating 2 invasive plant species from campus

As part of a growing commitment to sustainability, Skidmore has pledged to eradicate two invasive plant species from all landscaped beds and developed portions of campus. The pledge includes Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and burning bush (Euonymus alatus), two popular Continue reading College commits to eradicating 2 invasive plant species from campus

New 250-foot boardwalk in North Woods completed by students, faculty, and staff

Students, faculty, and staff recently celebrated the completion of a new 250-foot-long boardwalk on a popular trail in Skidmore’s North Woods. Construction began in the beginning of the fall semester, and the last decking boards were nailed down in December. Continue reading New 250-foot boardwalk in North Woods completed by students, faculty, and staff

Skidmore helps kick off Farm Aid 2013

This September Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center were hosts of Farm Aid 2013. Farm Aid is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to keep family farmers on their land.” One of the ways Farm Aid supports this Continue reading Skidmore helps kick off Farm Aid 2013

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 Greetings from the North Woods Stewards

Skidmore Students, Faculty Create Skidmore Woodlands Atlas

Thanks to the hard work of Melissa Green, Sondra Lipshutz, Jeremy Rosen, Matt Tatkow, and Associate Professor Robert Jones, Skidmore College now has a comprehensive atlas mapping the College’s 800 acres of land, including the 200 acres recently donated by Continue reading Skidmore Students, Faculty Create Skidmore Woodlands Atlas

Summer Job Opportunity: North Woods Steward

North Woods Steward Location: Skidmore College Dates:  Summer 2013 (1st & 2nd Summer Session), 25 hours/week Pay:  $10/hour and room and board provided at Skidmore College Description: We are looking for creative, organized, self-directed, responsible people who have some existing Continue reading Summer Job Opportunity: North Woods Steward

Summer Job Opportunity: Skidmore Student Garden Manager

Skidmore Student Garden Manager Location: Skidmore College Dates: Summer 2013 (1st & 2nd Summer Session), approximately 12-15 hours/week Pay:  $10/hour and room and board provided at Skidmore College Description: The primary responsibilities of the Student Garden Manger will be to Continue reading Summer Job Opportunity: Skidmore Student Garden Manager

2013-2014 Academic Year Job Opportunity: Residential Composting Student Manager

Residential Composting Student Manager Location: Skidmore College Term:  2013-14 Academic Year Pay: $8.50/hour, 3-4 hours/week Description: There are 2 compost manager positions available, and each will be 3-4 hours per week, based at Skidmore College.  Primary responsibilities of the Compost Continue reading 2013-2014 Academic Year Job Opportunity: Residential Composting Student Manager