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Fisher to Add 3D Technology to New Nursing Curriculum A student works on a mannequin in the nursing SIM Center.

01/30/2023 - The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University will pilot immersive 3D learning within its nursing curriculum, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

Grant Funds Renovation of Education Classroom One of the newly renovated classrooms in Basil Hall.

01/26/2023 - A $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust will support the renovation of a classroom in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education into an innovative, active learning space.

Fisher Celebrates Apple Distinguished Schools Designation Randy M. '75 and Susan White, Katie Sabourin, Eileen Lynd-Balta, and Kevin Railey.

11/23/2022 - On Tuesday, Nov. 15, members of the St. John Fisher University community gathered to celebrate its recent recognition as an Apple Distinguished School.

Classroom Named in Honor of Alumnus Marty Keating ’75 and Jake Latchman

11/03/2022 - On Friday, Oct. 28, St. John Fisher University dedicated a classroom named for alumnus, trustee, and longtime donor, Marty Keating ’75.

St. John Fisher University Named Apple Distinguished School Students use their iPad during class.

10/03/2022 - St. John Fisher University has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025 for its iFisher: Next Generation Learning Initiative. Designed to enhance teaching and learning at the University, iFisher is an extension of the institution’s commitment to providing students with transformative experiences designed to help them achieve their educational goals and early career outcomes.

Fisher Celebrates Official Opening of DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence Jack and Donna DePeters pose with their daughters in front of the center that bears their names.

06/06/2022 - On Friday, June 3, St. John Fisher College celebrated the official opening and dedication of the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, a vibrant new space designed to provide faculty with opportunities to experiment with creative and flexible instructional approaches and cutting-edge tools to enhance their teaching.

iPads a Slam-Dunk for Fisher Women’s Basketball Team Coach Melissa Kuberka huddles with her team during a women's basketball game.

04/28/2022 - It’s well-known that St. John Fisher College students and faculty are using iPads across many different academic departments. But, the iFisher: Next Generation Learning Initiative has also put iPads to use in several of Fisher’s athletic programs. Melissa Kuberka, head women’s basketball coach and a recent graduate of Fisher’s MBA program, has seen the value of iPads in the classroom and on the court.

Shakespeare on iPad A screenshot from a student film, shot using an iPad.

04/21/2022 - St. John Fisher College students Cassidy Wing ’24 and Kurt Schultz ’23 had the opportunity to infuse new creative thinking through use of their iPads and had a fresh take on what the study of Shakespeare can look like.

Fisher Receives Higher Ed Capital Funding to Transform Classrooms A newly designed classroom.

10/26/2021 - Nine classrooms at St. John Fisher College are being transformed into innovative, flexible, active learning spaces, thanks in part to a $52,000 grant from the Higher Education Capital Match Program (HECap) that was secured in collaboration with the College’s Office of Sponsored Programs.

An Inside Look at Student Experiences with iFisher A student uses an iPad.

10/15/2021 - Beginning this fall, all undergraduate students received their own iPad, keyboard case, and Apple Pencil as part of iFisher: Next Generation Learning Initiative, stemming from the College’s commitment to providing students with transformative experiences designed to help them achieve their educational goals and early career outcomes.

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