Religious Studies News
In the wake of the recent racially fueled protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and other places around the country, a group of Fisher faculty started discussing the issues with each other as well as their students. It was when the grand jury decided not to indict any of the police officers involved in the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island that this same group decided it was time to delve into the discussion a little more.
Two St. John Fisher College students received scholarships at the Italian Women’s Civic Club (IWCC) Dante Scholarship Awards Dinner on November 1 at Midvale Country Club.
St. John Fisher College will be celebrating the 12th annual World Philosophy Day on Thursday, November 20. This year, the program will focus on ethics and economics. The event will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Wight, Professor of Economics from the University of Richmond Robins School of Business, and six panel sessions with panelists from Fisher along with several area colleges and Irish universities. All sessions will be held in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel.
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.
On Wednesday, October 29, author Chris Lowney will be giving a lecture on his latest book, “Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Does,” at 7:00 p.m. in the Basil Auditorium.
It has been a year since Pope Francis was named Pope, and what some now call “The Francis Effect” has changed the way Catholics and others see the world. One of St. John Fisher College’s own alumni has been by his side every step of the way.
On Thursday, February 20, St. John Fisher College will host the annual Joseph A. Trovato Lecture featuring Dr. Harry Murray, Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Nazareth College.
Dr. Linda MacCammon, Director of the Ethics Minor Program and Associate Professor of Religious Studies, will be moderating a workshop at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in January.
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.”
Fr. William Graf, Chair of the Religious Studies Department and the William and Helen Cavanaugh Chair of Catholic Studies, will present “50 Years After Vatican II: A Look Back at the Convening of the Second Vatican Council” for the First Friday Lecture on December 6.