Relay for Life is April 15!

Please consider joining our campus Relay for Life team, Mimi’s Acts of Kindness.  Our guest speaker this year prior to the Luminary Ceremony, Dr. Carl Rule will be speaking about his mother in law’s (Jackie Ruff) brave battle against breast cancer. Though she eventually lost the battle, she put up a strong, courageous fight.

Our team is made up of staff, faculty and students from the Random Acts of Kindness group, as well as the Oneonta community. Our team Co-Captains are Kate Bronk, International Education and Laura Emmett, Finance and Administration.  You can sign up at the link below if you can join us or you can make a donation through the link if cannot join us.

For all who join the team, I will give you one of my handmade cancer awareness bracelets.  For all donations made, your name will be entered into a random drawing for a special prize worth $50. This is my personal commitment to all who help me fight the fight!

If you need more information, please contact Laura Emmett at or Kate at We will be sending more information as it gets closer to the date.  The theme this year is theOlympics. Our team will have a tent, lots of food to share, and will be a lot of fun!

By joining our Relay For Life team and helping us fundraise, more people in more communities:

  • Have the information and tools they need to avoid getting cancer or find the disease early, when it’s easiest to treat
  • Have a place to turn for help 24/7 online at or by calling 1.800.227.2345
  • Benefit from the progress being made toward finding cancer’s causes and cures
  • Get access to lifesaving screenings and treatment

Click here to view the TEAM page for Mimi’s Acts of Kindness If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address: id=1990646&pg=team&fr_id=72925&s_locale=en_US&s_tafId=1730023

CSSR Student Paper Competition

Please encourage your students to submit papers to the Center for Social Science Research’s Sixth Annual Student Paper Competition. Any paper written by a SUNY Oneonta student is eligible as long as it addresses some topic of concern for the social sciences. Papers may cover topics or issues like sustainability, poverty, environmental change, peace and conflict, education, politics, history, architecture, religion, identity, diversity, etc. Awards will be given in two categories: Long essay (6-15 pgs, $100) and Short essay (up to 5 pgs, $50).

Submission deadline: April 8, 2016.

For the complete submission guidelines, please see For more information about CSSR, please visit