The Fisher Family News
December 7, 2016

A Message from President Gerard J. Rooney

Rooney_Gerry.jpg It is hard to believe that the fall semester is already coming to an end. It has certainly been a busy time on campus between academic and co-curricular activities that have filled up each week. Our students’ dedication to making the most of their Fisher experience continues to impress me.
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Stress Free Week Activities Help Ease Finals Frenzy

Cardinal-Relaxing.jpg As finals week approaches, so can the stress. Fret not, Stress Free Week is here! Kicking off Friday, Dec. 9, with events running through Thursday, Dec. 15, this series of activities is a chance for students to de-stress or take a study break.
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Fisher Senior Accepted into KPMG Master’s Program

Megan-Keib---200.jpg St. John Fisher College senior Megan Keib was accepted into an inaugural master’s degree program sponsored by international accounting firm KPMG. Developed in collaboration with the Ohio State University and Villanova University, the program offers students the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in accounting with data and analytics at one of the institutions.
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Conferences, Competitions Offer Fisher Students Real-World Experience

PRSSA National Conference-200.jpg Throughout the semester, St. John Fisher College students have the opportunity to gain insight into the professions they hope to enter upon graduation by attending academic and professional conferences and engaging in case competitions. From public relations to chemistry, students have presented original scholarship, networked with industry professionals, and successfully participated in a number of competitions.
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Rankings List Fisher among Top Colleges in the Nation

Kearney-Hall.gif This fall, St. John Fisher College was recognized in annual publications that rank college and universities across the country.
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Community Service Efforts Land Fisher on President’s Honor Roll

Service-Saturday---3.jpg St. John Fisher College has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes the nation’s leading colleges and universities for their commitment to bettering their communities through community service and service-learning. Fisher was included in the education category.
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St. John’s Residents Share 80+ Years of Election Experience with Fisher Students

Campaigns and Elections (1).JPG Students in Dr. Kathleen Donovan’s Campaigns and Elections course had the unique opportunity to learn about presidential elections from a group of individuals with nearly a century of experience.
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Wegmans School of Nursing Simulation Center Given Prestigious PACE Award by Laerdal Medical

PACE-AWARD-1.jpg The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College was recently honored with the Pinnacle Award for Collaboration in Education (PACE); given by Laerdal Medical, a leading provider of medical training products and medical equipment. The School is one of only two nursing education organizations to have ever received the award, which recognizes programs or initiatives that have exhibited consistent excellence in educational philosophy for the purpose of helping to save lives.
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Fall Athletes Achieve Historic Seasons for Fisher

Field-Hockey-E8-200.jpg As the semester comes to a close, many Fisher athletes can look back on the fall sports season with a sense of accomplishment and a lot of pride. In addition to several historic team accolades, senior athletes received recognition for their dedication to their sport.
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Library Media Students Champion Digital Literacy

Library-Media-200.jpg The newly revived Master of Science in Library Media program, through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, is preparing candidates for the ever-expanding role of school-based librarians.
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Important Dates

Fri., December 09
Last Day of Classes

Mon., December 12
Final Exams Begin

Sat., December 17
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break

Tue., January 17
Residence Halls Open for Spring Semester

Wed., January 18
Spring Semester Classes Begin

Sun., March 05
Spring Break

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