CSEA Scholarship Deadline is May 8

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 2019.

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 Alison James in 115 Alumni Hall.  Please direct any questions to the CSEA Education Committee Chair, Alison James, at Ext. 2792 or by email at Alison.James@oneonta.edu. Filing deadline is May 8, 2019.


Campus encouraged to participate in ‘The Big Bubble Bonanza’

The end of the semester can be a pretty hectic and stressful time. In an effort to help students, faculty and staff blow off some steam, the Office of Health Education is hosting “The Big Bubble Bonanza” on Tuesday, April 16, which is National Stress Awareness Day. Come out to the Quad from 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. for several minutes of fresh air and bubble blowing. (Bubbles provided.)

If you’re teaching a class at this time, please bring your students out for a few minutes! Science tells us that slowly exhaling (like you do when blowing bubbles) engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which is basically like pumping the brakes in your brain. Even a short period of relaxation/mindless fun like this can help you de-stress.

We hope you will join us, because we want to completely FILL the Quad with bubbles!

(Rain date will be April 23)

Ninth annual ‘Canstruction’ a success

SUNY Oneonta’s 9th annual ‘Canstruction’ event — held Sunday, April 7, at the Southside Mall — was a great success.

Teams made up of local business employees, schools, community members and SUNY Oneonta students used design and problem-solving skills to build sculptures using thousands of unopened cans of food, which will be donated to local food pantries.

Participants collected 2,645 pounds of food and 3,195 cans!

Five teams from the following groups participated this year: Sigma Gamma Phi (SUNY Oneonta), SUNY Oneonta Athletes, SUNY Oneonta’s Robotics Team, A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, and South Kortright Central School.

Canstruction is a national charity committed to ending hunger one can at a time. In the nine years it has been held locally, the event has brought in 35,645 pounds of food. It is organized annually by Linda Drake, executive director for SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community.

Participants had to use cans with original labels, and they could not use glue or anything that would affect the cans during construction. The community is invited to go to the mall to see the structures – They will be on display until April 14!