Thursday, 17 September 2020 14:08

Skidmore Encore Program Returns this Fall Virtually

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore Encore, a survey of liberal studies presentations by Skidmore College faculty for adult learners, will be offered online this year to community members age 55 and over.

The lecture series, which is traditionally held on the Skidmore campus each fall, will feature 10 Skidmore College faculty speakers from a variety of disciplines, ranging from computer science to psychology. The professors will discuss contemporary topics and themes, such as the impacts of the pandemic, political polarization and even conceptions of humanness. A detailed schedule of presenters and topics is available on the Skidmore Encore website. 

Online registration begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Those interested should visit the Skidmore Encore website at that time for a registration link. The registration fee is $95. 

Scholarships are available to participants whose annual income is below $22,000. All scholarship requests must be made to Coleen Stephenson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-580-5447 and are subject to verification. The 2020 lectures are available at no charge to current Skidmore faculty, staff and students as well as College retirees.

“Skidmore Encore has been a staple of the fall season in the Capital Region for 40 years. Encore brings the exceptional teaching that is a hallmark of Skidmore to the local community,” said Auden Thomas, managing director of academic programs, residencies, institutes and community programs at Skidmore College.  “We are thrilled to make the lecture series available during a time when people need connections more than ever.”

Because the series will be delivered online this year, participants must have a computer, laptop, tablet or cellphone and internet service to see and hear the presenters. Participants may call into the webinar by telephone but will not be able to see any visuals that may be presented. 

“Tech-check” practice sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, for those who wish to confirm that their technology is suitable. For a link to the session, submit your email here.

Questions regarding the 2020 Skidmore Encore program may be directed to Coleen Stephenson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-580-5447.

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