Office of International Education releases Spring Newsletter

The Office of International Education is excited to announce the second edition of the OIE Newsletter!

The newsletter showcases International students and Study Abroad students through interviews and articles, as well as events sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s OIE. Check out the newsletter in the link below to learn about the OIE staff, the happenings of the OIE within the SUNY Oneonta community, as well as information regarding study abroad, faculty-led study abroad programs, OIE trips, and international student services!

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Submissions being accepted for CSSR Student Paper Competition

The CSSR (Center for Social Science Research) is pleased to announce the eighth annual student paper competition. The CSSR Student Paper Competition Committee will accept any paper written by a SUNY Oneonta undergraduate student as long as it addresses some topic of concern for the social sciences. Papers may cover (but are not limited to) topics or issues such as sustainability, poverty, environmental change, peace and conflict, education, politics, history, architecture, religion, identity, diversity, etc.

Awards will be given in two categories: Long essay (six to 30 double-spaced pages, $100) and Short essay (up to five double-spaced pages, $50). Winning submissions will be offered the opportunity to publish in the undergraduate social science journal, SOAR.

Submission deadline: Thursday, April 12, 2018.

For the complete submission guidelines, please see CSSR Paper Competition

For more information about CSSR, please visit

Sean Shannon presents paper at legal studies conference

Dr. Sean Shannon ’89, a Lecturer of Law in the School of Economics and Business, presented a paper, “An Assessment of Justice Antonin Scalia’s Role in the Use of Legislative History in Statutory Interpretation and Judicial Decision Making,” at the Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business’ 2018 Annual Conference in Monterey, California, on March 10.
The paper assesses the impact of Justice Scalia’s efforts over almost thirty years to limit the use of legislative history and other secondary sources in statutory interpretation in judicial decision making and evaluates countervailing and alternative approaches to statutory interpretation. Statutory interpretation, particularly in the area of business law, is a fundamental tool to understanding legislative intent, and the paper contributes to understanding trends on the United States Supreme Court and the impact on business law.


Reception for Todd Foreman on Thursday

The campus community is invited to join us Thursday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Craven Lounge to send well wishes to Todd Foreman as he embarks upon his new role as Vice President for Finance and Administration at SUNY Albany. There will be remarks at noon, and light refreshments will be served.

Farewell wishes can also be posted using the following link: Farewell wishes for Todd Foreman   (Use your credentials to log in).

Questions can be directed to the Office of Finance and Administration at x2081.

CSEA scholarships deadline May 1

Applications for CSEA Local 635 scholarships are now available to high school seniors who are the children/dependents of Local 635 members and are planning to attend college in Fall 2018.

The amount of the scholarship will be based on the number of applicants up to a maximum award of $1,000 per person.  Applications are available from Lisa Hoffman (209 Science 1) or Darlene Duncan (Curtis Hall). Please direct any questions to Lisa Hoffman, the Scholarship Committee Chair, at ext. 3707, or email her at  Filing Deadline is May 1, 2018.

9/11 Memorial Scholarship applications due March 23

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association offers annual scholarships to honor our seven alumni who died during the tragic events at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The annual scholarships are awarded to rising, second, third, or fourth-year full-time SUNY Oneonta students who demonstrate leadership and good citizenship. Selection will be based upon a variety of criteria, including leadership, citizenship and other contributions to the quality of life at SUNY Oneonta.

Applications are due March 23, 2018.

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