The Skidmore Shop

Apr 8

Sustainable Skidmore (Shop)!

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.


Mar 8
(@skidmorecollege) Spring Break starts tomorrow, and this happens.

(@skidmorecollege) Spring Break starts tomorrow, and this happens.


Feb 21

(@skidmorecollege) Art supply sale!


Feb 8

Get some lovin on February 14th at The SkidShop

You know you can’t resist a sloppy dog kiss from Forrest.  Stop into the SkidShop on February 14th and see our old pal.


Jan 25

(@skidmorecollege) #9 ain’t bad at all

image

Did you hear?  According to The Daily Beast, Skidmore College is the #9 happiest school in the ENTIRE WOOORLD!! (okay, not the entire world).  We at the SkidShop like to think we played a huge part in this ranking.  Maybe it’s our guaranteed textbook buy back program that’s making all of you happy?  Perhaps it’s the fact that we created the SkidShop Friday Farmers Market and you can get fresh locally grown veggies and apples to munch on?  Or maybe it’s because we never laugh at you when you come into the store wearing your shirt inside out and backwards because you were up all night writing a paper.  Whatever the reason, being #9 is kinda cool.


Jan 24

(@skidmorecollege) World record!!

I made it all the way to 3:30 before getting a stain on my shirt. 


Jan 2
(@skidmorecollege) Ghost town.

(@skidmorecollege) Ghost town.


(@skidmorecollege) Oh, hey. Yeah. Some changes happening. See you when you come back for spring semester.

(@skidmorecollege) Oh, hey. Yeah. Some changes happening. See you when you come back for spring semester.


Dec 12

(@skidmorecollege) So much excitement!


Dec 11
(@skidmorecollege) okay, question, what has huge paws, smells like beef jerky, and eats like a slob. 

Ans: My brother. 
On unrelated news, the Newfies return to the Skidshop tomorrow night. Stop in and get some love.

(@skidmorecollege) okay, question, what has huge paws, smells like beef jerky, and eats like a slob.

Ans: My brother.

On unrelated news, the Newfies return to the Skidshop tomorrow night. Stop in and get some love.


Dec 5

(@skidmorecollege) In case you forgot about the sale..here’s a reminder.


Nov 30

(@skidmorecollege) Need your help!

Hey everyone,

We are collecting ANY type of canned,bagged soup for the Skidmore Holiday Open House on Friday, December 7th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Your donation will be a huge help to a lot of people.
 
Please bring your donations to the Scribner House during the Holiday Open House, or bring it to the SkidShop.  We’ll have a box by the front window.


(@skidmorecollege) Textbook buyback dates!


Nov 29

(@skidmorecollege) December 6th details!


Nov 12

(@skidmorecollege) We’re listening..no really..we are

Okay Skidmore…we know..some of you are early birds and wished we were open at 8:30am instead of 9:15am.  Well…you win.  We now open at 8:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday..which is great news!  Sadly coffee is still not being served.  Not here, at least.