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Melissa Bissonette Honored by Literacy Volunteers of Rochester

Melissa Bissonette Honored by Literacy Volunteers of Rochester


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


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


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”


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

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

Bowman Publishes “Narratives of Cyprus”

Bowman Publishes “Narratives of Cyprus”


Dr. Jim Bowman, Assistant Professor of English, recently published a book titled, “Narratives of Cyprus: Modern Travel Writing and Cultural Encounters since Lawrence Durrell.” Read More

Freligh Wins Poetry Award


Sarah Freligh, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, recently won the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Award. Read More

College to Celebrate “Four Freedoms Week”

College to Celebrate “Four Freedoms Week”


Students and faculty at St. John Fisher College will celebrate the annual “Four Freedoms Week” November 2-8 through a variety of campus-wide initiatives aimed at embracing the freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Read More

2014 Graduates Continue Service Through Rochester Youth Year Fellowship Program


Three members of the Class of 2014 moved on to their next chapter in life together by joining the Rochester Youth Year (RYY) Fellowship Program, an Americorps VISTA-sponsored program administered by the Rochester Regional Network. Loriane Ngarambe, Evan Burnett, and Megan Ryan are now Vistas working at community-based organizations. Read More

Faculty, Students Participate in Seneca Falls Dialogues

Faculty, Students Participate in Seneca Falls Dialogues


From October 17-19, faculty from Women and Gender Studies, Digital Cultures and Technologies, and English participated in the Seneca Falls Dialogues, a biennial conference that takes place at the Women's Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York. Read More


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