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Communiqué Fall 2010

Inside... Fisher College Alumni Reunion Photo Highlights .......................................................... p.2 Questions for the Library: Who Has It, And How Can I Get It?.................................. p.2 Master Calendar and Electronic Forms Update ............................ p.3

Around Campus ............... p. 4 & 5 Athletics........................................ p.6 Fisher College Goes Green .......................................................... p.7 Employee Spotlight ................ p.8 Upcoming Events Calendar .......................................................... p.9 Edited By: Jennie Moore, Director of Communications

Katherine Kollef, Graduate Communications Intern

Vol. 4 Issue 1

Dear Fisher Community, The signs of a new fall semester are all around us-The leaves are changing, the weather has become crisp, and campus is once again bustling with activity from both academic and extra-curricular endeavors. The College continues to grow in a variety of aspects and it is the job of the Office of Communications to capture and illustrate many of these changes to the Fisher community.

The Communiqué, Fisher’s staff and faculty newsletter, is an integral forum to communicate information to your colleagues. The goal of the Communiqué is to highlight events and achievements around the college, such as the recent Alumni Reunion (p.2), and employee spotlights (p.8). We welcome submissions that serve an informative purpose such as the Library’s “Who has it and how do I get it?” article on (p.2), or Master Calendar updates (p.3). As always, submissions for the Communiqué are encouraged and accepted on a continual basis. Submissions or questions may be e-mailed to

Note: The Office of Communications is working on developing an online photo gallery on the Fisher College news and events web page entitled “Around Campus.” We will be looking for interesting photo opportunities throughout the course of the year and will use this collection to showcase our students and present a glimpse of campus life. Have a particular event in mind? Contact Jennie Moore, Director of Communications, at Happy Reading.

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Visit our reunion page for a full gallery of images at

Alumni Reunion Class Photo Highlights

Questions for the Library: Who Has it, And How Do I Get It?

Say you just heard about this great new book or old film, and you want to borrow it. The best place to start is on the Horizon, our integrated library system. It’s all here, at: Click on “Horizon Online Library Catalog” on the left-hand side to search by Title Keyword(s), Author Keyword(s), Subject Keyword(s), and others.

Faculty and staff may borrow two films at a time for two weeks from the Fisher College Library; students may borrow two films for one week. All members of Fisher College community may renew them up to five times, if no one else has requested them.

If an item is not held by the Fisher College Library, but another library within the Metro-Boston Library Network has it, you may click on the tab that reads “Hold this for me” to the right of the title that you seek.

HOW TO SEARCH: Say you want to know if Fisher College has The Great Gatsby on DVD.

Enter Great Gatsby in the box to the right of “Title Keyword(s).” Whoa! It reads “83 matched great gatsby.”

Don’t panic! Click on “Revise Search” to the right of the “Search” button. Under “Limits” about half-way down the page, you can choose “Fisher College” and “DVDs.” Now you have two from which to choose.

You will be prompted to enter your “Library Card Barcode” (this is a 14-digit number beginning with ‘256’) and your “PIN #” (this has been set as the last four digits of your Fisher College Library barcode). If you can’t find it, let us know, and we will provide it for you. Once the item has arrived at Fisher College, you will be notified via e-mail. You can check your account using the “My Account” tab at the top of the page in Horizon. You will be prompted to enter your “Library Card Barcode” and “PIN #.” Now you can see “Items Out,” “Hold Requests,” and “Notices.” You can renew items here. If you have not found your book or film, let us know. If it is relevant to our curriculum and the professional and personal interests of the Fisher College community, we will either acquire it for our collection or attempt to secure it through Inter-Library Loan. Finally, contact us with any questions that you have about accessing information or finding library materials. Happy searching!

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Communiqué Master Calendar: “Room Occupied” Place-Holders to Aid Room-Booking Process The Office of Communications has been exploring alternatives to the current Master Calendar located in Outlook.

In the meantime, “Room Occupied” place holders have been added to assist you in the roombooking process. Please note that these “Room Occupied” notations only serve as a guide to give faculty and staff a better understanding of room availability when considering dates for events. Individuals should still contact the appropriate person responsible for booking rooms (Diane Riley for the Trustees Reading Room and Ballroom, Kristen Dvorsky for Alumni Hall and the Mall) in order to reserve a room.



WHAT’S NEW: Several electronic forms have been created and placed on the Fisher College Web site. A communications request form, faculty alert referrals forms, and a parking plan/t-pass sign up form are available for use. In addition, the Office of Accounting’s web page now provides accounts payable forms in a pdf format for the convenience of Fisher College faculty and staff. The accounts payable forms may be found by visiting the “Faculty and Staff” page on the college web site. Need a paper form revamped into an electronic one for your office? Contact the Office of Communications at:

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Communiqué Around Campus: Class Field Trips

ABOVE: Bold Moves for Fisher Fashion: The Fisher fashion club takes a trip to NYC. The Fashion Program has relocated to the 5th floor of 111 Beacon Street.

LEFT/ABOVE: Fisher College Goes Nautical! Hospitality and Tourism students along with Professors Kuzer, Blanchet, and Metzger set off Friday, September 24 for a ship inspection of the Norwegian Spirit docked at the Black Falcon Pier in Boston. Fisher Communiqué © 2009

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A Monthly Workshop for Fisher College Faculty and Staff

Around Campus: BELOW:

On Thursday, August 13, members of the Fisher community gathered together for a breakfast ceremony to celebrate the completion of College 101, an initiative for students at select boston high schools.

THE SERIES: This series will be an opportunity to learn new skills and enhance the workplace through various media, outside presenters, and discussions.

Sessions will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and begin at 11:30 am. Handouts and materials will be available and a free lunch will be provided. Potential Topics:

* Committee Meeting Survival Skills * Problem Solving * Computer Shortcuts and Making MS Office Work for YOU


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Communiqué Athletics Athletics Welcomes New Coach Sabra Wrice, Head Women’s Basketball Coach This will be Coach Wrice’s first season at Fisher College. After scoring 2,000 points in high school, Wrice played out her entire undergraduate career at Fairfield University.

At Fairfield, Wrice received First Team All-MAAC honors twice, Second Team All-MAAC (Sophomore year), and All-MAAC Rookie Team (Freshman Year).

Team Northumbria of the England Basketball League took notice and signed Wrice to a professional contract on September 17, 2008. She was the team’s first signing for the 2008-2009 season. The following season, Wrice joined the Nottingham Wildcats where she finished out her professional career.

Don’t Miss a Game! Support your Fisher College Soccer Teams: Men’s: October Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30

Sat. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sat.

Women’s: October

State University of New York - Canton State University of New York - Canton University of Maine - Presque Isle University of Maine - Fort Kent University of Maine - Machias

11am 11am 11am 11am 11am


Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat.

Sat. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sat.

State University of New York - Canton State University of New York - Canton University of Maine - Presque Isle University of Maine - Fort Kent University of Maine - Machias

1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 1pm


Women’s: November

Men’s: November Nov. 6 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30

University of Maine - Presque Isle Conference Tournament Conference Tournament First Round of National Tournament



Nov. 6 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat.

University of Maine - Presque Isle Conference Tournament Conference Tournament First Round of National Tournament



* All home games are highlighted!

Save The Date!

11/6/2010 4:00pm - 8:00pm Triathlon & Hall of Fame Banquet Fisher College Athletics has reached its tenth anniversary, and we are reaching out to the graduates of the last decade to help us celebrate this milestone and raise critical funds to support our student-athletes. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact Kristen Sherman at

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Please RSVP by November 2, 2010. Every event ticket sold will be matched by Dr. Alexandra Bartsch, Scott Dulin, Christian Fisher, Dr. Scott Fisher ‘51, and Carmen Milora. Pg. 6 pg. 4

Communiqué Fisher College Goes Green! As of August, 2010, Fisher College has entered into a nine-month contract with the Campus Services Division of EcoMotion for turnkey environmental services.

Fisher College has long valued sustainability and environmental stewardship, and the formation of the Sustainability Committee, in combination with the retention of EcoMotion services, will allow the school to continue this initiative well into the future.

“Sustainability is critical to the future of us all,” stated Joshua McKain, College Librarian. “I am pleased that Fisher has undertaken the initial steps that will make the College more aware of its impact on the Earth, its neighbors more aware of its commitment to the community, and its future students more aware of the College’s greening efforts.”

EcoMotion uses a signature three-step program to implement change in a campus environment. EcoMotion will gather information from all sectors of Fisher College campus, create a list of initial recommendations, and finally work with the college to set initiative priorities for the coming months. The process will be managed by a Campus Services Coordinator, and all recommendations will be considered in terms of cost, money-saving potential, and the ability to attract and retain students. “It is truly a community building endeavor, and I am excited to be a part of it!” Ann Clarke, Director of Spiritual Life and Outreach Programs, said. “Sustainability integrates so many different areas that everybody can find an avenue to contribute their talents and gifts to the effort.”

An official kickoff to Fisher’s greening initiative took place on October 13. Individuals interested in learning more about the Green Initiative at Fisher College may contact

Send Us Your News!

Fisher College will now be using ReadMedia to “get the word out” and distribute hometown press releases featuring: YOU! ReadMedia creates software that meets the needs of local newsmakers to appear in both online and local news aggregators, and now Fisher College can be counted among them. Members of the Fisher College community, juggle many different roles in the grind of the day-to-day. Now there is a place to list achievements. We will be submitting information about dean’s list recipients, graduates, star athletes, academic awards, guest speaker engagements, new positions, and more. ReadMedia can streamline everything, right to your local news.

If YOU have an idea for a local news release, please send it to:

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Communiqué Employee Spotlight! Please Welcome Fisher’s New Full Time Employees:

Caroline Phillips, Academic Success Advisor; Leah Lomeland, Online Admissions; Jennifer Lackie, Assessment & Planning Coordinator; Michele Almeida, Director of Student Accessibility Services; Kristen Dvorsky, Resident Director/Student Activities Events Coordinator; Irene Stefanakos, Resident Director; and Emily Banis,Program Director for Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising ***

Dr. Jennifer Weiner: Recently had two submissions accepted to present at different conferences. One submission will be featured at a conference at Boston College called, “The Diversity Challenge,” the title of which is: “Integrating Race and Culture into an Undergraduate Human Services Curriculum.” Another will be featured at the New England Psychological Association at St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont, the title of which is: “Using Blackboard to Facilitate Discussion about Controversial Debates in Abnormal Psychology.” ***

Kathy Byrne: Kathy will be presenting at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Northeast Conference. Over 70 researchers are participating from 16 countries. Her publication is titled,“Marketing Strategy for Financial Firms in Turmoil.” The conference link is: ***

Karen Myers: After reviewing grant proposals for the Board of Regents in the State of Louisiana in 2002, 2005, and 2008, Karen has been invited back to review the Undergraduate Enhancement Proposal in early 2011. In many ways, the experience has helped her grasp the conceptual picture of higher ed that she holds now. ***

Dr. Susan Dunton: Susan has been selected to be a mentor to the new Chief Academic Officers at the Council of Independent Colleges meeting in November in Williamsburg.

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Communiqué Upcoming Events October 18 19

Ghosts and Graveyards Tour with Housing Office October 18, 8:00pm, College Mall Go on a Ghosts and Graveyards Tour with your Housing Office. This is a free event! National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week October 19, 12:00pm, Alumni Hall Become Aware: Stop by Alumni Hall for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

Soup Kitchens in October: October 19, 5:15 pm, Dr. Ann Clark’s Office Students, faculty, and staff of all denominational backgrounds are invited to serve meals out of church basements for those in need. Please sign up with Dr. Clarke if you plan to attend. CONVOCATION October 20, 12:30pm, Alumni Hall Convocation will be held in Alumni Hall at 12:30pm featuring guest speaker, Tommy DeFrantz.






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Fisher College Soccer, Home Field October 30: Men’s 11:00am, Women’s 1:00pm Come cheer on your Fisher College Men’s and Women’s soccer teams as they play University of Maine Machias at home.


Check out the Master Calendar in Outlook for a full listing of events around campus!


Convocation, November 17, 12:30pm, Alumni Hall Oxfam Dinner November 17, 5:00pm, Trustees Reading Room Please contact Dr. Ann Clarke for more information regarding the Oxfam Dinner.

Drama Club Presents: Raisin in the Sun November 18-19, 7 pm November 20, 2pm, Alumni Hall Directed by Arthur Asbury.



Veterans Day- No Classes. Thank you to all our Fisher employees who have served!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Scary Movie Marathon October 29, 12:00pm, Student Center Celebrate the holiday with a full marathon of movies guaranteed to keep you up at night.

Happy Halloween!

Fridays in the Library: November 5, 8:30am - 3:30 pm, Reference Room Students, faculty, and staff are invited to mingle while perusing the Library’s monthly new book collection and enjoying bagels, coffee, tea, and juice.


Halloween Bingo October 25, 6:00pm, Alumni Hall BINGO! Come test your luck at this Halloween-inspired event!

All Hands Meeting & Staff Halloween Party October 27, 3:30pm, Alumni Hall Come celebrate this holiday in Spook-tacular style with all of your colleagues.

Annenberg Speakers Bureau: November 3, 12:30 - 1:45, Alumni Hall A national speaker’s bureau sponsored by the federal government to educate young people about the nation’s top employer, come learn about jobs the federal government has to offer and the excellent pay and benefits that come with them.


Family and Friends Weekend October 23-24 Welcome all of your family and friends to Fisher College for this fun-filled weekend!

Haunted House October 26, 6:30pm, Alumni Hall Be sure to drop by the Haunted House in Alumni Hall... If you think you can handle it!



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IR Colloquia Series November 30, 10:00am, Trustees Reading Room Learn about your students and the College.

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All Hands Meeting December 1, 3:30pm, Alumni Hall Reception to follow after meeting. Phone-A-Thon December 2, 5:00pm, Alumni Hall Win friends and influence people at the Fisher College Phone-a-thon!

Holiday Party for Families December 11, 11:00am, Alumni Hall Bring your families to the second annual Family Holiday Party! There will be games, crafts, food, and pictures with Santa. Staff Holiday Party December 08, 5:00pm, Maggiano’s Please join us in celebrating the holiday season at Maggiano’s.

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Communique 4.1  

Fisher College's staff and faculty newsletter

Communique 4.1  

Fisher College's staff and faculty newsletter