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Fisher’s Youth Year Fellows on a Mission to Promote Literacy

Fisher’s Youth Year Fellows on a Mission to Promote Literacy

02/03/2016

Through the Rochester Youth Year Fellowship, two recent St. John Fisher College alumni are spending their first year as graduates promoting literacy among area elementary school students. Melissa Guck ’15 and Burnette Woody ’15, were both selected as fellows in the Americorps*VISTA-sponsored program, which places recent graduates at community-based organizations for one year to create or expand initiatives that address the various challenges facing youth and families in Rochester. Read More

Fisher Alumna Lends Talent to ESPN Documentary on the Buffalo Bills

Fisher Alumna Lends Talent to ESPN Documentary on the Buffalo Bills

12/10/2015

Michelle Girardi Zumwalt ’04, an alumna of St. John Fisher College, worked as a producer and interviewer on “Four Falls of Buffalo,” the newest installment in the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series. The film was produced by NFL Films and aired on Saturday, Dec. 12 on ESPN. Read More

Fisher Faculty, Students Contribute to Launch of New Journal

Fisher Faculty, Students Contribute to Launch of New Journal

11/04/2015

Faculty members from St. John Fisher College played instrumental roles in the launch of a new academic periodical, The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal. The multidisciplinary, peer reviewed, online journal, which launched in October, was collaboratively published by several regional colleges, universities, and community organizations. Read More

For Learning Community Students, Short Trip to Montreal Left Big Impressions

For Learning Community Students, Short Trip to Montreal Left Big Impressions

10/28/2015

Eight students from the Travels and Transformations Learning Community recently traveled to Montreal, Quebec for an immersion trip that exposed them to the language and culture of French-speaking Canada. Read More

Swiencicki and Cunningham Present at Women’s Leadership Conference

10/14/2015

Professors Jill Swiencicki and Lisa Cunningham presented research at the 2015 International Leadership Association's Women and Leadership Affinity Group Conference in Monterey, California. Read More

Writers & Books Honors Iuppa with Big Pencil Award

10/14/2015

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

Melissa Bissonette Honored by Literacy Volunteers of Rochester

Melissa Bissonette Honored by Literacy Volunteers of Rochester

10/06/2015

Melissa Bissonette, associate professor of English, was recently presented with the 2015 Presidents Literacy Award by the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester (LVR). A former board member of LVR, she serves as a tutor trainer and has worked hard to connect Fisher and her colleagues to the organization. Read More

Undergrads Present at Literature and Composition Conference

04/20/2015

Jenna DeForte ’16 and Madison Hornick ’17 presented papers at the New Critics Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conference. Read More

Symposium Remembers Marshall McLuhan

Symposium Remembers Marshall McLuhan

04/16/2015

A symposium at St. John Fisher College will address the life and influence of the famed communications theorist. Read More

School of Arts and Sciences to Host Free Screening of “Shadows of the Lynching Tree”

02/26/2015

On Tuesday, March 10, the School of Arts and Sciences will host a free screening of the film, “Shadows of the Lynching Tree” from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Basil 135. Read More

 

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