Media and Communication Department News


“Talking Abbey Live” Fisher Style

“Talking Abbey Live” Fisher Style


“Downton Abbey,” a wildly popular British period drama series that has fans buzzing and recapping anywhere they can, has been the impetus behind a show on Rochester’s WXXI-TV called “Talking Abbey Live.” The show airs every Sunday immediately following each “Downton Abbey” episode, and recently, three members of the Fisher faculty have been featured guests on the show, with a slew of Fisher alumni working on the show behind-the-scenes. Read More

Fisher Faculty Talk Love in Time for Valentine’s Day


Members of the Fisher faculty will be talking about love from their research field perspectives during a panel on Thursday, February 12, beginning at 5:30 in Basil 200. The event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences. Read More

Proietti ’67 to Serve as Guest Lecturer for February First Friday Lecture

Proietti ’67 to Serve as Guest Lecturer for February First Friday Lecture


Tom Proietti ’67, Resident Scholar in Media at Fisher, will serve as the first lecturer in the 2015 Spring First Friday Lecture Series when he presents, “The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and its Influence on American Television.” The lecture will take place on Friday, February 6, in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room at 10:00 a.m., and will include a 9:00 a.m. mass followed by breakfast. Read More

Countdown to Commencement: Trisha Sanfilippo

Countdown to Commencement: Trisha Sanfilippo


It’s that time of year again when seniors start to count down to the big day—Commencement. In honor of that countdown, we always kick off our annual “Countdown to Commencement” video series, where we feature one senior each week who was nominated by a member of the faculty or staff for their accomplishments during their time at the College. Our first featured senior is Trisha Sanfilippo, Media and Communication major, who was nominated by Kelly Powell, Residence Director of Founders and Michaelhouse Halls. Read More

Carhart ’12 and Harney ’13 Produce “UFO” Music Video


Earlier this spring, two Fisher alumni, Ciera Carhart '12 and Patrick Harney '13, recently produced a music video for a Rochester-based band known as Routine Involvements. The pair worked alongside Aaron Gordon and Optic Sky Production to create a modern and unique music video. Read More

Marketing Club Plans Robust Marketing Week, Open to Campus Community

Marketing Club Plans Robust Marketing Week, Open to Campus Community


The St. John Fisher College Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will host a weeklong celebration in honor of the AMA from October 6-9. “Marketing Week” gives the collegiate chapter a chance to connect like-minded marketing individuals and provide numerous networking opportunities to the student members. Read More

Lordy, Lordy, Looks Who’s 40!


In the midst of Alumni Weekend, there will be another important milestone acknowledged as the Media and Communication Department celebrates its 40th birthday. Faculty, current students, and alumni will gather for a birthday party in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3. And yes, there will be cake. 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

College Welcomes New Faculty for 2014-15 Academic Year


This academic year, St. John Fisher College has welcomed several new faculty. Some have previously served as adjunct faculty members, while others are new to the College. Read More

Alumnae Receive Top Honors at Local Public Relations Industry Awards

Alumnae Receive Top Honors at Local Public Relations Industry Awards


Kristy (Guerra) Marks ’08 and Dawn Borgeest ’82 recently won the two top individual awards at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Rochester Chapter’s annual PRism Awards on June 19. Read More


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