Summertime and the living?s easy
05/21/2013 3:23 PM
Ah, summer. A lot of people associate summer with down time: cookouts with friends, hanging by the pool, no homework. Well, for the Admissions staff here at Skidmore, that’s not necessarily the case. Every summer, we host an open house where hundreds of families visit from across the country. Students are able to tour campus; [...]
Buyback time and why you should sell your books back to The SkidShop
by The Skidmore Shop
05/01/2013 3:39 PM
It’s Buyback time. We know you have lots of choices, there’s all those sites on-line….but do you want to wait two weeks for your money? There’s the kid down the hall who’s working for a company that claims they were started by students for students….but do you really think students are bankrolling that cash? Of course not, it’s just a front for another corporation looking to work the shell game on you. Is the SkidShop different? We think so. We work for Skidmore; and quite frankly, we’re here because of you. Does that mean we are going to give 75? on the $1.00 for your books? No, we can’t….it’s that whole economics thing you heard about in class. But what we can promise is that we’ll give you the best price that we can, we will buy every one of your books, and we’ll have some fun in the process. Look, your books are never going to be worth what you think they should….but is your used car? Have you ever tried to sell your old computer? Check our prices….we don’t hide them, they’re all right here. We’ll give you cash to fold and put in your pocket, a box to pack your stuff in, and a shot at some pretty cool prizes. If it’s a book we know will be used at Skidmore in the fall, we’ll keep it on campus and save someone a few bucks next semester. Those are the promises that we’ll make to you….and we’ll keep them. If you’d like to understand how textbook buyback works, stop in and talk to us. We’ll gladly explain the process to you.
A Message from Universal Preservation Hall
by Worthy Causes
08/01/2011 8:54 PM
Wine Tasting Musical Hits Saratoga Springs in August Special ticket price for Skidmore employees Audience members see, swirl, smell, sip, and savor six wines while watching a hilarious musical comedy! Wine Lovers, the wine tasting musical that has enjoyed sold out runs in New York City and New Orleans, will kick off its 2012 national tour with [...]
Sustainable Skidmore (Shop)!
04/08/2013 6:17 PM
Check out this great article on the Elements Collection for cap and gowns, by Levi Rogers
Featuring fiber from sustainably managed forests, biodegradable fabric, and a Student Give-Back Program, the Elements Collection allows graduates to reduce their environmental impact during this year?s graduation ceremony. The Elements Collection has been scientifically proven to be completely biodegradable. Containing 57% biobased content by weight, the Elements Collection significantly exceeds the USDA?s certification minimum of 25%. Gown zippers and zipper tape are made from 100% recycled PET, and even the packaging contains ECM BioFilms, a material designed to facilitate the decomposition process.
The Elements Collection also gives graduates the opportunity to donate to an environmental sustainability project. Each Elements gown contains a unique code that can be entered online at The Elements Collection Give-Back Program page. For every code entered, Jostens donates $1 to an environment sustainability organtiztion. As of today, Jostens has donated at total of $22,329 to environmental organizations.
Thanks to the long-term relationship between Skidmore College and Jostens, the Elements products were very affordable, leading Skidmore to decide to exclusively offer the Elements Collections at The Skidmore Shop. ?While they may not be the ultimate solution, I do believe they are much better alternative than the previous polyester garments. We will be re-evaluating our cap and gown program this summer; there are certainly many different options available now than there were a few years ago,? said Jon Neil, Associate Director of Business Services, Skidmore Shop.