One historic New York State college is changing it's name.

Founded as a men's college in 1948, and becoming coeducational in 1971, St. John Fisher College near Rochester has always been known as a "college" vs a "university." St. John Fisher College will no longer be the official name of that institution as of July 1st 2022. The school’s name will be changing to St. John Fisher University.

Officials at Fisher note that the institution already offers graduate programs in business, education and the health professions, so it now meets the requirements of the new university definition. Just like Utica College becoming Utica University, this is the next step for St. Johns.

According to the Daily Sentinel, Nazareth College and Roberts Wesleyan College are among the other local colleges said to be considering a change to the university designation. Officials at St. John Fisher said that the change to a university designation will not impact the cost of tuition.

Fisher is made up of five schools. It offers 35 undergraduate majors, as well as a variety of master's and doctoral programs.

Buffalo Bills training camp to open on July 24 back at St. John Fisher

The name change won't stop the Buffalo Bills from using the college for training camp. The Buffalo Bills will open training camp on the fields of St. John Fisher on July 24th and will host fans for 12 open practices.

This year’s camp marks the return of fans to Rochester after missing out the last two seasons due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fans will need tickets to attend the practices but they are free of charge and available online here.

10 More Great Upstate New York "Main Streets" For You To Explore!

Several months ago we published a gallery of a dozen great Upstate New York Main Streets. It was wildly popular, so we have added to that list with ten new ones. Again, we use the term "Main Street" loosely. Several of these streets are not even called Main Street, but rather Church Street, State Street, or Broadway, etc. Still, these streets are the heartbeat of each community and they all deserve a visit from you this summer!

Central New York's Class of 2022, Senior Salute!

Senior year is full of memories and it closes one exciting chapter of life, but allows a new bright future to flourish that is awaiting all of the Class of 2022 graduates.

Mastrovito Hyundai and Townsquare Media Utica want to help celebrate your achievements and give our local high school graduates the recognition they deserve.

On June 27th, one lucky Central New York graduate will be awarded a $500 scholarship from Mastrovito Hyundai. Congratulations on your diploma and good luck from Mastrovito Hyundai.

One submission per graduating senior.

Below are the photos submitted:

Take a Walk Along These 12 Charming Upstate New York 'Main Streets'

Typically the heart of any community is its Main Street. Upstate New York is no different. While big box stores, strip malls, and franchise restaurants can now be found at the outskirts of most towns, here are a dozen really nice small town Main Streets that would make for a perfect afternoon stroll. Check them out!


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