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“Year of Yeats” Brings Two-Day Philosophy Conference to Fisher

“Year of Yeats” Brings Two-Day Philosophy Conference to Fisher


This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of W.B. Yeats, and St. John Fisher College is commemorating the year with a two-day conference, “W. B. Yeats at 150: A Celebration,” held on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20. Read More

Irish Legend Comes to Life during Production of G.E. Schwartz’s BRENDAN!


Experience an impressionistic, immersive feast of sound and vision of poetry, soundscape, and film through the production of BRENDAN! by Gerald Schwartz. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in Basil 135, and is free and open to the public. Read More

Writers & Books Honors Iuppa with Big Pencil Award


M.J. Iuppa has been awarded the 2015 Writers & Books Big Pencil Award, given to an individual who has made lifelong contributions to Rochester’s literary community. Read More

Showcases Held throughout April Spotlight Student Work


Departments and programs across the College hosted showcase events and symposiums, giving undergraduates the opportunity to share class projects, display art work, or present findings from their original research. Read More

M.J. Iuppa’s New Poetry Collection Receives 2016 Release


Iuppa's third full-length poetry collection, Small Worlds Floating, will be released by Cherry Grove Collections in August 2016. Read More

Fisher to Participate in 2015 “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” Program


St. John Fisher College will be participating in this year’s “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” program by Writers and Books, and will hold a campus roundtable and serve as a host site in the chosen author’s reading tour. Lavery Library, the Visual and Performing Arts Program, English Department, and the Sustainability Program are sponsoring the events. Read More

Faculty Appear at Fringe Festival


If you are headed to the popular First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which is taking place now in downtown Rochester, you’ll see some familiar Fisher faces on stage and behind-the-scenes. Faculty members Dr. Ruben Gomez, M.J. Iuppa, and Jeremy Sarachan are all playing a role in the popular event. Read More

Iuppa Reaches Publishing Milestone


Writer-in-Residence M.J. Iuppa recently reached a publishing milestone, having a total of 77 pieces of her work published in 2013. Her goal was simple: get more acceptances and publications during the year than her age. Read More


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