Honors trip to Holiday Public Market

Sunday morning 12/8.  Get a big of holiday shopping done, support local artisans, and take a much-needed study break!  The bus will leave from Ward Haffey steps at 9am, and return by 11:30.  So far, there’s plenty of room on the bus.  If you drive, meet us around 9:30 in “shed B” near the Wegmans demonstration kitchen and Santa for cocoa!

NRHC Conference 2020

#NRHC2020: Finding Your Voice—Speaking Truth to Power

The Northeast Regional Honors Council will be holding its annual conference this year in Albany, NY!

This is an extraordinary opportunity for all undergraduate Honors students, from all fields of interest, to participate by submitting a presentation proposal of no more than 300 words for review. Applicants will be notified on December 18, 2019 regarding acceptance.

Proposals are due by November 15, 2019.

Proposal Categories:

  • Paper Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Idea Exchange
  • Art Gallery

Presentation Strands:

  • Economics, and Technology
  • Education
  • History, Politics, and Culture
  • Language, Literature, and Philosophy
  • Natural Sciences, Psychology, and Allied Health
  • Media Studies and the Arts
  • Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, and Jurisprudence)
  • Honors Education and Practice

For more information, please contact mbissonette@sjfc.edu or visit http://nrhchonors.org/ for the full description and complete set of guidelines.





This semester we (senior Eric Green and junior Allie Osterhoudt) are co-chairing the TEDxSJFC planning team.  All Honors students are welcome to join the team, to chair a subcommittee, and/or to help out on the day of the event. Our first planning meeting will be on Tuesday, September 24th, Free period in Basil 118.  Everyone is welcome, however much or little you’re able to offer.  If you’re interested but unable to make that meeting, or if you have any questions, contact Eric or Allie.

There are many things to get done in preparation for the event, but they say many hands make light work, so any help is appreciated! Your non-Honors friends are also welcome to participate. The event itself will take place on Friday January 24 from 5-9pm.

We welcome people with any of these interests or skills: Social media, Theater, Design, Organization, Technology, PR, Food, Sponsorships, Community Outreach…

People who are chairing committees can do so for Honors credit, but need to contact Dr. Bissonette about it ASAP.

Fall Welcome Event

Friday September 20, 3:30-7 at YMCA Camp Arrowhead

Archery, bounce pillow, high ropes course, climbing tower, swimming, a ton of food, a bonfire, and PRIZES!

Help us welcome our record-breaking Freshman Honors class, as well as our new additions both transfer and not transfer.  You’ve got lots of experience to share — some of these folks are commuters, or athletes, or Humanities majors, or vegetarians, and Fisher Honors will seem much more homey to them if YOU come and meet them!

We’ll have a shuttle bus between the Y and Haffey stairs every half hour. The first ride to the Y will pick up at 3:15. Anyone who’s driving and has extra seats should swing by between shuttles, just to see if anyone’s waiting.  Everyone is welcome for as much or as little as they can.

You do NOT need to RSVP.