English Department News
On Tuesday, March 10, the School of Arts and Sciences will host a free screening of the film, “Shadows of the Lynching Tree” from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Basil 135.
St. John Fisher College will be participating in this year’s “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” program by Writers and Books, and will hold a campus roundtable and serve as a host site in the chosen author’s reading tour. Lavery Library, the Visual and Performing Arts Program, English Department, and the Sustainability Program are sponsoring the events.
Dr. Jim Bowman, Assistant Professor of English, recently published a book titled, “Narratives of Cyprus: Modern Travel Writing and Cultural Encounters since Lawrence Durrell.”
Sarah Freligh, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, recently won the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Award.
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.
Three members of the Class of 2014 moved on to their next chapter in life together by joining the Rochester Youth Year (RYY) Fellowship Program, an Americorps VISTA-sponsored program administered by the Rochester Regional Network. Loriane Ngarambe, Evan Burnett, and Megan Ryan are now Vistas working at community-based organizations.
From October 17-19, faculty from Women and Gender Studies, Digital Cultures and Technologies, and English participated in the Seneca Falls Dialogues, a biennial conference that takes place at the Women's Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York.
If you are headed to the popular First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which is taking place now in downtown Rochester, you’ll see some familiar Fisher faces on stage and behind-the-scenes. Faculty members Dr. Ruben Gomez, M.J. Iuppa, and Jeremy Sarachan are all playing a role in the popular event.
Dr. Arlette Miller Smith, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of the African American Studies Program, and faculty member in the Executive Leadership (Ed.D.) Program, was recently commissioned to create an original piece for the Emma Willard School’s Bicentennial Celebration on May 10.
A total of 50 graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 9, when students, their families and friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Cleary Family Auditorium for the annual President’s Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Dr. Donald Bain and members of the Fisher faculty.