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Countdown to Commencement: Cole Lachance-Tofany

Countdown to Commencement: Cole Lachance-Tofany


This week’s featured senior in our “Countdown to Commencement” series is Inclusive Education and History major Cole Lachance-Tofany. He was nominated by Kerrie Mullen in the Office of Freshman Admissions. Read More

“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

Lavery Library to Host Traveling Lincoln Exhibition

Lavery Library to Host Traveling Lincoln Exhibition


“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition opening at the St. John Fisher College Lavery Library on Wednesday, January 21, examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Read More

MacGregor Presents at Statewide Conference


David MacGregor, Adjunct Professor of history and international studies, recently presented a paper at the 64th Annual New York Association of European Historians Conference, which took place on October 4 at SUNY Geneseo. Read More

President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors

President’s Awards Ceremony Honors 50 Graduating Seniors


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. Read More

Adjunct Faculty Honored

Adjunct Faculty Honored


On Wednesday evening, April 16, Dr. Randall Krieg, Provost, hosted the inaugural Adjunct Faculty Professional Development and Appreciation Reception. Read More

Countdown to Commencement - Graham Wilcox

Countdown to Commencement - Graham Wilcox


This week’s “Countdown to Commencement” video features Graham Wilcox, a double major in English and History. He was nominated by Jim Bowman, Professor of English. Read More

"Rochester Riots: 50 Years Later” – A Public Dialogue


Over the next couple of months, St. John Fisher College will host “The Rochester Riots: Fifty Years Later – A Public Dialogue,” a series of events that remember the Rochester Riots of 1964. The events will include panel discussions, performances, an art exhibit, and an all-day conference focused on the riots. Read More

Vatican Insider Gary Krupp to present at St. John Fisher College on December 6


On Friday, December 6, St. John Fisher College’s Office of Campus Ministry will welcome Vatican insider Gary Krupp to present, “Pope Pius XII and World War II, The Documented Truth: A compilation of Evidence Revealing the Wartime Acts of the Vatican.” Read More

Lobene Lecture Scheduled for November 4


The School of Arts and Sciences will host the 2013 Lobene Lecture on Monday, November 4, featuring Jane Addams biographer, Louise W. Knight. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel. Read More


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