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Three Recognized for Research, Teaching Excellence Dr. Lipika Chablani, Dr. Sara Goodman, Dr. Shannon Cleverley-Thompson

05/09/2020 - This year, three members of the St. John Fisher College faculty were named recipients of the College’s most prestigious scholarship and teaching honors. The awards are usually bestowed during the College’s Commencement ceremony.

Program to Help RCSD Teachers Create Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms Dr. Susan Hildenbrand addresses teachers during a conference on trauma-sensitive classrooms held in 2019.

04/27/2020 - Drs. Susan Hildenbrand and Donna Riter, professors and colleagues at St. John Fisher College’s Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, are experts at training teachers and administrators about how to help students affected by trauma.

Countdown to Commencement 2020: Stephanie Cook Stephanie Cook

02/23/2020 - Inclusive childhood education and Spanish major, Stephanie Cook, is this week’s featured senior in our Countdown to Commencement series. She was nominated by Dr. Jen Pluretti, career and academic planning advisor in the Center for Career and Academic Planning.

Graduates of 2019 Report Successful “First Destinations” Jordyn Weller in cap and gown.

02/19/2020 - Graduates from the Class of 2019 are finding success in their lives after Fisher, according to results from the First Destinations Survey (FDS) administered by the College annually to all bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree recipients.

Gaming for a Cause: Fisher Professor Develops App to Help Preserve Native Language Artwork by Oneida master artist Dawn Dark Mountain (www.dawndarkmountain.com) will inspire the visual look of A Strong Fire.

02/10/2020 - Dr. Wendi Sierra, assistant professor in the English and interactive media programs at St. John Fisher College, says that preserving an indigenous language is a formidable task. She says many native languages have a “missing generation”—parents or even grandparents who know little or nothing of the language, making it hard to revitalize its daily or home use.

Countdown to Commencement 2020: Ranita Williams Ranita Williams

02/09/2020 - The next member of the Class of 2020 to be featured in the Countdown to Commencement series is Ranita Williams, an education and American studies major who was nominated by Erin Barry, director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.

Now Boarding: Fisher Flight Plan National Mall in Washington, DC.

01/27/2020 - This April, students will have a unique opportunity that requires a boarding pass, a stack of business cards, and 48 free hours. It’s called Fisher Flight Plan, an immersive career networking and exploration experience, and applications are now being accepted.

Students Learn Yoga, Mindfulness to Manage Stress At the beginning of class, students write reflections about their thoughts and emotions.

12/13/2019 - As students file into the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education’s Technology Classroom, no one opens their laptops. The smart board is off. Instead of neat rows of desks, the furniture is against the wall. Students unroll yoga mats and settle in for their evening class, Yoga and Mindfulness for Educators.

First-Year Students Participate in New Creed Ceremony Two first-year students deliver a presentation about the Fisher Creed.

12/06/2019 - For over 20 years, incoming first-year students have signed the Fisher Creed as part of the annual Matriculation Ceremony, officially marking the end of their Orientation and the beginning of their student journey. But this fall, throughout the final week of classes, first-year students participated in new Creed signing ceremonies while also reflecting on what they have learned in their first semester at Fisher.

First-Year Students Call First Six Weeks Exciting, Inspiring Sophia Sportelli poses with the Cardinal!

10/17/2019 - Sophia Sportelli came to St. John Fisher College to study early childhood education with a focus on biology. A native of Syracuse, New York, she described her first six weeks on campus as exciting, challenging, and welcoming.