A series of events designed to dial up the fun and show appreciation to Fisher students, faculty and staff are slated for April.

At the undergraduate level, 19 programs and student organizations have joined forces to present the Fisher Spring Festival, which kicks off with a 5K/10K on April 7 and an assortment of events from April 11-13 on the college’s campus.

The annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week runs from April 9-12 and features a variety of events, including:

  • Monday, April 9: Donuts with the Deans – Buckeye Donuts and coffee and time to socialize with Dean Anil Makhija and Associate Dean Walter Zinn.
    • The Tortilla Street Food truck will be parked outside of Gerlach Hall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch.
  • Tuesday, April 10: From Distracted to Productive, a live webinar conducted by productivity expert Randy Dean from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 11: The Fisher Leadership Initiative welcomes Ken Cooper, global head of HR at Bloomberg, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Mason Hall Rotunda.
    • The Bus Appetit food truck will be parked outside of Gerlach Hall from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12: Tour of North High Brewing Co. brewing facility.

The Fisher Spring Festival celebrates undergraduate student accomplishment, the Fisher community and provides those graduating with one more memorable moment on campus, said Michael D'Onofrio, a finance major involved with the Undergraduate Business Council (UBC), which is assisting in organizing the event.

Fisher students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

“We are all about building an inclusive culture,” D'Onofrio said.

The annual Fisher Serves 5K/10K will take place at 8 a.m. April 7 at Fred Beekman Park with proceeds benefitting a local charity.

Each registered runner will have the opportunity to vote for a charity. Voting will happen on site, and the charity will be announced at the conclusion of the race.

Students, faculty and staff can register for the race here.

Many of the Fisher Spring Festival events will take place in the Mason Hall Rotunda and the Joseph A. Alutto Quad. Food trucks will be available on Neil Avenue to serve students, faculty and staff.

“We want the Fisher Spring Festival to give students an opportunity to feel like they belong to a bigger community than just themselves and their groups of friends,” D'Onofrio said. “It will give them an opportunity to meet other students and celebrate the end of the semester.”

The event will give participants a stress-free experience.

“It’s something that’s kind of hard to come by as a college student,” he said.

Lorraine Pennyman, director of Fisher’s Undergraduate Programs, Leadership & Engagement Office, said the event is a chance for undergraduate students “to fellowship with each other outside the classroom while focusing on wellness, strengthening the Fisher community and just having fun!”

Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage and connect with students.

The annual Undergraduate Teaching, Service, Staff and Organization Awards will close out the festival on April 13 in the Rotunda. Awards presented will include:

  • Teaching Award in a Business Core Course
  • Teaching Award in Business Specialization Course
  • Staff Award
  • Service Award
  • Student Employee Award
  • Student Organization Award