Women & Gender Studies News
Students came out swinging at the "Smash the Scale" event hosted by the College’s Health and Wellness Center, Women and Gender Studies Program, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs on National Love Your Body Day.
St. John Fisher College will celebrate the National Organization for Women Foundation’s Love Your Body Day with a scale smashing event and workshops in an effort to promote healthy body image awareness on campus. The initiative is being organized by the College’s Health and Wellness Center, Women and Gender Studies Program, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs.
A total of 50 graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 9, when students, their families and friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Cleary Family Auditorium for the annual President’s Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Dr. Donald Bain and members of the Fisher faculty.
Senior Lindsey Kocher says that are a lot of things she feels free to talk openly about on campus including racism, gay rights, and poverty. But, she felt like feminism was still a word that scared people, so she decided to start the Feminist Caucus, a new group on campus this semester.
At the start of the spring semester, six students and four faculty members received good news and learned that their applications for the Community-Based Service-Learning Civic Engagement grant had been approved. The College’s Center for Community Engagement funded the grant submissions to be put towards spring semester service-learning courses.
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