A virtual kickboxing lesson from Emma Leavy at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, will kick off the second semester of the Laker Live initiative that showcases talented campus community members while raising money for the college's Student Emergency Fund.

Leavy, a double major in broadcasting and in cinema and screen studies who has taught these classes for the college's Fitness Center, will lead the session live via YouTube.

The initiative, sponsored by the college’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, invites any member of the campus community to submit a proposal to host anything from a how-to session or a performance to a fitness class or a painting lesson -- whatever their skill or passion might be that could resonate with others.

Laker Live is not just entertainment for entertainment’s sake, organizers said, but it also is a chance to give. The project asks each presenter to highlight the SUNY Oswego Student Emergency Fund -- for those with greatest and immediate financial needs -- and can further highlight a charitable organization in their own community as a part of their live event. 

To better connect all the sessions, presenters should use the #LakerLive and #TogetherOz hashtags for their live streams.

If interested, potential participants are asked to submit an online application, where they can:

  • Write a brief outline of what they are planning to present and broadcast
  • Let organizers know the best days/times for the presentation (best to give three options) 
  • Provide a short video preview for organizers to review before they promote the event
  • Review and make sure they meet the project’s technical and other requirements

For more information, email Fabio Machado from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at fmachado@oswego.edu.

For more information on the Student Emergency Fund, visit the Dean of Students website; to support the fund, visit this alumni and development page to make a secure donation.