Women & Gender Studies News
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.
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.
Professors Jill Swiencicki and Lisa Cunningham presented research at the 2015 International Leadership Association's Women and Leadership Affinity Group Conference in Monterey, California.
Dr. Jill Swiencicki recently published, “Rhetorics of Invitation and Refusal in Terry Tempest Williams’ The Open Space of Democracy,” in the journal, Women's Studies in Communication.
This week’s featured senior in our “Countdown to Commencement” series is Lindsey Kocher. She was nominated by Sally Vaughan, Director of Community Service.
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