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Diversity in the News at Fisher

PRIMA Hosts Diversity and Inclusion Panel Annette Ramos, Erin Barry, and Jessica Lewis will serve as panelist for the discussion.

10/06/2020 - The PRIMA Group, St. John Fisher College’s student-run integrated advertising, public relations, and marketing firm, will host a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Chemistry Faculty Leads Food Box Program in Puerto Rico Residents of Puerto Rico unload food boxes, thanks to a collaboration between Puerto Rico Rise Up and Caribbean Produce. Fisher Professor Dr. Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández helped organize the effort.

09/16/2020 - Though he may be a Rochester resident now, Dr. Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández, an associate professor of chemistry at St. John Fisher College, remains a strong advocate for his native Puerto Rico.

Teach-In Aims to Open Dialogue, Perspectives Dr. Carolyn Vacca teaches a class outside on the quad.

09/07/2020 - This week, Fisher faculty have organized a teach-in as part of the national Scholar Strike movement designed to educate and encourage dialogue surrounding issues of police violence and racism.

Raising Flags and Awareness on Campus A new art installation in Pioch Hall highlights recent efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive environment on campus.

02/20/2020 - A new art installation in Pioch Hall highlights recent efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive environment on campus. The project consists of a series of flag-inspired panels representing inclusion, patriotism, and compassion in the context of the many intersectional communities at Fisher. This creative undertaking is just one result of ongoing interdepartmental diversity and inclusion work at the College.

Support MLK Hospitality Drive A donation bin sits in front of a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in Lavery Library.

01/07/2020 - For the tenth year, the Office of Multicultural Affairs is organizing its Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hospitality Drive to benefit local charities in the Rochester community.

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.

Annual Day of Celebration Open to All Dancers perform during the Day of Celebration.

11/21/2019 - On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will team up with clubs across campus and local community organizations to host St. John Fisher College’s annual Day of Celebration.

Grocery Run Helps Stock Food Pantry Junior Rachel Schaefer and her mother were among members of the Fisher family who participated in the Grocery Run.

11/13/2019 - This fall, St. John Fisher College students participated in the East Avenue Grocery Run, an annual 5K run and walk that supports local organizations who address food insecurity in the community. Fisher students ran to support the College’s Food Pantry, a place where members of the College community facing food insecurity have access to food, free of charge.

SGA Events Aims to “Brew Change” on Campus The logo for the Student Goverment Association at St. John Fisher College.

11/08/2019 - Talking about issues of race, equity, and privilege can be hard and uncomfortable. A new event designed by the Student Government Association is hoping to change that by giving students, faculty, and staff the rare opportunity to walk in the footsteps of a fellow Cardinal.

Five from Fisher Participate in Interfaith Dialogue Conference Jonathan Schott, assistant director of campus ministry, and Sarah Mancini-Goebert, liturgy and music coordinator, along with students Mary Grace Shine, Abdulhady Homed, and Juliette Miller received leadership training on interfaith dialogue during the trip.

09/17/2019 - Over the summer, a group of Fisher students and staff from the Office of Campus Ministry attended the Interfaith Leadership Institute in Chicago, Illinois.

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