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Diversity in the News at Fisher

Students Explore DEI at Fisher in Psychology of Diversity Course Students present their DEI recommendations during their final class session.

01/20/2022 - Throughout the fall semester, students in Dr. Kimberly McClure Brenchley’s Psychology of Diversity course formed mock task forces to develop recommendations for actionable changes at the College that would foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

New Book Club Explores Intersections of Racism and Religion An open book rests on a table.

01/20/2022 - This semester, the Department of Religious Studies, the Office of Campus Ministry, and Senior Diversity Officer Dr. Marlowe Washington are collaborating to host a book club that explores the intersection of religion and racism.

O’Keefe Ross Gallery Hosts “The Willard Suitcases, Photographs by Jon Crispin” A photograph of a suitcase belonging to Nora M., a resident of Willard Asylum.

01/19/2022 - A photography exhibit, “The Willard Suitcases,” featuring the work of photographer Jon Crispin is now on display at the Patricia O'Keefe Ross Gallery, located in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher College.

SDO: Fall Cardinal Conversations Series “A Great Success” Marlowe Washington

12/21/2021 - Throughout the fall semester, the Student Government Association, Lavery Library, and Senior Diversity Officer Dr. Marlowe Washington, led monthly Cardinal Conversations, giving the campus community an opportunity to hold in-depth discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Philosophy Day Lecture Explores Mutually Respectful Dialogue Two birds perch on a bird bath.

11/08/2021 - St. John Fisher College's celebration of the 19th Annual Philosophy Day will feature former St. John Fisher College professor, Fr. Donald J. Lococo, CSB, who will present the talk, “Mutually Respectful Dialogue: The Harmony of Science and Faith.”

Fisher Students Check In on Mental Health Students hold up signs of encouragement.

11/01/2021 - It’s okay to check in on your mental health. That’s the message St. John Fisher College students took from Fresh Check Day, which brought more than 150 students to LeChase Commons to reflect on their mental health and wellness and to learn more about the campus resources available to them.

Fisher to Celebrate First-Gen Day Logo: Fisher Celebrates First-Generation Studentes

10/29/2021 - On Monday, Nov. 8, St. John Fisher College will celebrate all first-generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni during a First-Gen Day reception in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel at 4:30 p.m. Attendees will hear from first-generation students from the campus community, including President Rooney, who will share what their journey as a first-generation student has meant for them.

Peer Support Group Offers Opportunities to Address Mental Health Issues Scrabble tiles spell out the word support.

10/29/2021 - A twice-monthly peer support group on campus is designed to help students address their mental health issues with the assistance of peers and professionals. A cross-campus collaboration, the sessions are organized by Dr. Chris Noel, visiting associate professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, and facilitated by two graduate students in the mental health counseling program in the Wegmans School of Nursing.

SGA Hosts First Cardinal Conversations A banner displays the Presidential Seal at St. John Fisher College.

10/19/2021 - On Wednesday, Oct. 13, members of the campus community gathered for the kick-off of a monthly speaker series called Cardinal Conversations. Approximately 40-50 students and another 10-15 faculty, staff, and community members were in attendance.

Fisher to Host Fresh Check Day Logo: Fresh Check Day

10/13/2021 - St. John Fisher College will host Fresh Check Day, a concept created by The Jordan Porco Foundation, to bring the whole campus community together to “check-in” on the mental health and wellness of Fisher students.

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