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Music & Fashion: A Fisher College Visual Merchandising Event

Posted by Jessica Broneske on Jun 22, 2015 2:34:00 PM

Fisher College recently held a visual merchandising display contest open to the public that had students, faculty, families and guests flowing in through the doors on April 15th, 2015. Orchestrated by Professor Susan Mullins, the student competitors (who are in Fisher’s fashion merchandising program) were separated into seven groups and given the theme of "Music & Fashion".

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Fashion, Day Student Posts

Fisher College: Blogs from Abroad

Posted by Colby Gray on May 19, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go to school in a different country, or for that matter, 10 different countries all in the same semester?

Well, you’re in luck! Fisher College offers both a Study Abroad program, that traverses 16 countries across the globe, and a Semester at Sea program, which allows students to live on a cruise ship and travel to numerous countries all within one semester.

Fisher’s own Rebecca Lake, Lisa Morris and Ana Da Cunha have all just finished their respective journeys abroad and have offered to share their experiences with us.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Day Student Posts

Patriot Matthew Slater Hosts Fisher College Students

Posted by Ira Haywood on May 13, 2015 10:01:00 AM

"Do Your Job!" This has been the mantra of the New England Patriots during their epic run to four Super Bowl wins since 2001. We've seen how this work ethic and eye for detail manifests itself on the field, and now a group of Fisher College seniors has seen how this comes to play off the field as well.

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Topics: Boston Student Experience, Day Student Posts

A Career in Early Childhood Education Will Keep You Moving

Posted by Theodore Kokoros on Apr 30, 2015 6:22:40 PM

Are you the type of person who could never seem themselves sitting in a cubicle for nine hours a day? Are you the type of person who likes to be outside a lot? Are you the type of person who enjoys active games and sports? If so Early Childhood Education (ECE) may be the field for you.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Early Childhood Education, Day Student Posts

Captain to Captain: An Interview with Matthew Slater

Posted by Ira Haywood on Apr 24, 2015 5:31:40 PM

Captain to Captain - Fisher College men's basketball co-captain Ira Haywood goes one on one with Matthew Slater, 2015 Fisher College commencement speaker and co-captain of the 2015 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, about leadership, building a championship team and his advice for graduating students.
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Topics: Boston Campus, Athletics, Day Student Posts

Criminal Justice Spotlight: Community Policing in the Wake of Ferguson

Posted by Peter Cassino on Apr 10, 2015 2:13:18 PM

From the classroom to the dorm room, there has been much talk among Criminal Justice students and college students in general about the thin blue line now walked by police officers as they patrol urban neighborhoods in the wake of violent unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri and New York City after two unarmed African-American men were killed during altercations with officers in those cities. The stories dominated the headlines in 2014 and intensified the underlying mistrust between residents of the inner city and those men and women sworn to protect them.

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Topics: Day Student Posts, Criminal Justice

Fisher Falcons Men's Basketball Season Recap

Posted by Ira Haywood on Mar 26, 2015 4:09:00 PM

Boston, MA - The Fisher College men’s basketball team put together a phenomenal 2014-15 season, ending the regular season with an astounding 21-7 record, with two games being the team’s longest losing streak (.750 winning percentage). This is only Fisher’s third season with 20 or more wins, and the first season since 2010 where the Falcons received top-25 votes twice. The Falcons were also the No. 1 team in weekly Association of Independent Institutions (AII) voting from December through January.

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Topics: Athletics, Day Student Posts

Spring Fashion in Boston

Posted by Shannon Geher on Mar 20, 2015 3:44:18 PM

Spring has sprung and it’s time to do away with the cold and dark colors of winter and embrace the brightness and warmth of the season.

Designers are incorporating a wide array of colors into their collections this season and you almost need a color wheel to figure out what you are looking at. To make it easier, we’ve decoded the top colors and created an easy to follow pantone.

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Topics: Fashion, Day Student Posts

A Simplified FAFSA: What Obama’s Proposed Changes Mean for Applicants

Posted by Christina Martin on Feb 27, 2015 2:50:00 PM

As anyone who has gone through the college application process is painfully aware, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not only the portal through which students can access Uncle Sam’s $150 billion pot of available grants, loans, and work-study funds, many states, schools, and private scholarships require applicants to first submit the FAFSA to determine how much, if any, financial aid they may offer.


But, could the tiresome, tedious, but oh-so-financially-rewarding exercise of filling out the FAFSA be simplified?

Theoretically, yes. But the real-world answer is a bit complicated.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Day Student Posts

What Is Blended Learning?

Posted by Janet Kuser on Feb 13, 2015 3:29:00 PM

What exactly is a blended course? And should I consider taking one? 

As educational technology and online learning become more mainstream, increasing numbers of colleges and universities are adding online or “blended” course offerings.  As both a teacher and a student of blending courses, I’ve seen it from all angles, and done my homework.

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Topics: Day Student Posts, Blended Learning

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Division of Accelerated & Professional Studies

Fisher College first opened its doors in 1903 in the predominantly working-class city of Somerville, Massachusetts, just two miles north of Boston. The school was founded on the belief that the immigrants of that city should have an opportunity to advance beyond unskilled labor jobs.

The Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies was established in 1975 to serve the adult population of Eastern Massachusetts, with branch locations in:

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • North Attleborough
  • New Bedford

The Fisher Online division began in 1998, and currently serves students from all over the United States and around the world.

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