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  Fisk University
Fisk University began as Fisk Free Colored School, one of several schools founded for freedmen during the Union military occupation of Nashville.
In December of 186S, General Clinton Bowen Fisk, head of the Kentucky-Tennessee Freedmen's Bureau, secured housing for the school in several old Union army hospital buildings between Church and Cedar (Charlotte) streets near Shaftesbury Avenue and the Union army's contraband camp.
With the reopening of the Nashville public schools in the fall of 1867, the institution was chartered as Fisk University on August 22.
www.tnstate.edu /library/digital/FISKU.HTM   (482 words)

  Fisk University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fisk University is a historically fl college in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Fisk University is currently under the direction of its 14th president, the Honorable Hazel O'Leary, former Secretary of Energy under President William Jefferson Clinton.
Fisk University features the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers, originally a group of traveling students who set out from Nashville to earn enough money to save the school and raise sufficient funds to build the first permanent structure in the country solely built for the education of newly-freed slaves, the renowned and recently-restored Jubilee Hall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fisk_University   (393 words)

 Fisk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a verb, "to fisk" means to critique an essay or argument in extreme detail, named after Robert Fisk
Fisk Black, the main character from the Better Days webcomic and an important character from the Badly Drawn Kitties webcomic.
Richard Fisk, an anti-hero from the Marvel Universe
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fisk   (178 words)

 Fisk University :: "Our Success is in the D.E.T.A.I.L.S."
The Offices of Admission and Student Financial Aid support the University’s mission to identify and enroll talented students in pursuit of academic excellence, leadership development, and personal growth.
I am glad that you are researching colleges and universities as you engage in the college decision process.
While the University takes every attempt to make sure our website is comprehensive, nothing beats a visit.
www.fisk.edu /page.asp?id=12   (210 words)

 Fisk University on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
FISK UNIVERSITY [Fisk University] at Nashville, Tenn.; coeducational; founded 1865, opened 1866, and chartered 1867.
The university library is especially noted for its African-American collection, and the Carl Van Vechten Gallery for its Stieglitz Collection of photography.
Comeback at Fisk: a major turn-around is underway at historic university.
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 Fisk University
Fisk University is a four-year, private, liberal arts, coed institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
Fisk’s mission is to educate and prepare students so that they are resourceful and skilled to face the challenges of life in a technological society and an increasingly multicultural world.
Fisk University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
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 Fisk University's president resigns - Saturday, 10/04/03   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Reid-Wallace first offered her resignation at a meeting of Fisk's board of trustees on Thursday, according to a supporter and a critic of the president who are familiar with the situation.
Reid-Wallace, a 1964 graduate of Fisk, was the university's third full-time president since 1996.
Fisk also is employing about 20 fewer adjunct, or part-time, faculty members this fall, Reid-Wallace acknowledged in an interview last month.
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One of the earliest and most famous of these groups were the Jubilee Singers from Fisk University.
While this Fisk group was active in the l890s, it continued on throughout the years, of course with some different members each year and a complete turnover of members within each four years.
At a time when most fl music was being performed by white minstrel musicians in flface and vulgar caricature, a small group of exceptionally well-trained and talented fl singers at Fisk University in Nashville achieved world-wide renown for their stirring and very professional performance of traditional fl spirituals.
www.mtsu.edu /~baustin/jubilee.html   (496 words)

 Physics at Fisk University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fisk University was started in 1866 for predominantly Black students at the end of the Civil War.
By the early 50's, five Fisk graduate students in physics published with their faculty mentors, the results of their M.A.\ degree research in infrared spectroscopy and read papers at the meetings of SESAPS.
This active participation in SESAPS of Fisk's Black physicists was the impetus which caused SESAPS in 1954 to switch its meetings from segregated to unsegregated facilities.
flux.aps.org /meetings/YR97/BAPSSES97/abs/S900004.html   (164 words)

 Fisk University president to give Black History Month talk Feb. 18 at Lab | The Newsbulletin | February 13, 2003
Reid-Wallace is a Fisk University graduate and its 13th president.
Reid-Wallace has a doctoral degree in English and American literature from George Washington University, a master's degree in dramatic literature from Adelphi University and a bachelor's degree in dramatics and speech from Fisk University.
A historical fl college and university (HBCU), Fisk University is a liberal arts institution in Nashville, Tenn. It was founded in 1866.
www.lanl.gov /orgs/pa/newsbulletin/2003/02/13/text04.shtml   (470 words)

 Today in History: January 9
The Fisk School, forerunner of Fisk University, convened classes for the first time on January 9, 1866, in former Union army barracks in Nashville, Tennessee.
Fisk University, incorporated on August 22, 1867, is one of several historically fl colleges founded with help from the American Missionary Association.
By 1873 the group, most of whom had been born into slavery, were presenting their artistry and a new body of music to the general public at venues such as Steinway Hall in Manhatten, to President Grant at the White house, and to Queen Victoria in England.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/jan09.html   (1051 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Fisk University
Fisk University, private, coeducational institution in Nashville, Tennessee.
Fisk University Jubilee Singers: and other leading choral musicians
Following the end of the war, the United States Congress passed the first Civil Rights Act granting freedom and citizenship to over 4 million former...
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 NPR : Fisk University Hopes to Sell Art to Keep Afloat
Fisk University Hopes to Sell Art to Keep Afloat
Correction: The original introduction to this story incorrectly stated that Fisk University anticipated shutting down due to a cash shortage.
Morning Edition, November 12, 2007 · Administrators at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., are trying to sell part of the school's art collection to keep it open.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=16211980   (153 words)

 African American Registry: Fisk University founded
American prohibitionist Clinton Bowen Fisk, the American Missionary Association of New York and the Western Freedman’s Aid Commission of Cincinnati as the Fisk School for Freedmen, established the school.
Fisk awards bachelors and master’s degrees in a wide range of fields.
Fisk also houses the Stieglitz Art Collection, donated to the university by painter Georgia O’Keefe, and a collection of the works of composer W. Handy.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/1082/Fisk_University_founded   (191 words)

 Fisk University
Fisk University was founded in 1806 by the American Missionary Association (Congregational Church) on the site of an abandoned army barracks in Nashville, Tennessee.
It was named after General Clinton B. Fisk, who was stationed in Nashville immediately following the Civil War.
Funds for the school were initially raised by sending out a company of student singers known as ``the Jubilee Singers." Over a five year period, the widely acclaimed choir toured the Northern States, Great Britain and Europe.
www.education.miami.edu /ep/Paris/html/fisk.html   (233 words)

 Fisk limits fraternities after report of hazing - Friday, 09/24/04   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Responding to an incident of alleged fraternity hazing after suspending three of its eight Greek organizations, Fisk University has pulled the plug on its fraternities' and sororities' good times for the next year.
Fisk's new president, Hazel O'Leary, and other administrators discussed the moratorium on Greek activity in a ''town hall meeting'' with 200 to 250 students Wednesday night.
Fisk, a historically fl school, also plans to have two authors on hazing and fl fraternity life come to campus to give speeches.
tennessean.com /education/archives/04/09/58330105.shtml?...   (473 words)

 Internet ArtResources - Complimentary Listing - Fisk University - Nashville, TN U.S.A.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fisk University has a Web site located at http://www.fisk.edu/.
The Fisk University Galleries mission is to heighten the visibility of the University’s art collection for the study and enjoyment of everyone and to enrich the public’s awareness and appreciation of visual art.
The Aaron Douglas Gallery, located on the third floor of the University Library, features changing exhibitions of the University’s permanent collections of classical and contemporary African art; modern and contemporary African American art; other American and European paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculpture; and folk art.
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 Fisk University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
University, Ala.: The University of Alabama Press, 1980.
Jefferson (1883-1971) was the director of the Fisk University dining hall.
Spence was a white student and professor at Fisk.
www.mtsu.edu /~library/wtn/colleges/fisk.html   (111 words)

 Fisk University information and related industry information from Hoover's
Fisk University is a predominately African-American liberal arts university.
The oldest university in Nashville, Fisk was founded in 1866 as an institution of higher learning committed to educating the country's newly freed slaves.
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  FISK UNIVERSITY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Jet: Dr. Rutherford Adkins named president of Fisk University in Nashville - Tennessee - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dr. Rutherford H. Adkins was recently named president of Fisk University.
Dr. Adkins is a former director of Fisk's Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, professor of physics and president of Knoxville (TN) College.
Adkins, one of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, holds degrees from Virginia (Petersburg) State University, Howard University and The Catholic University of America, both in Washington, D.C. He is married to Atty.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1355/is_n17_v91/ai_19239949   (264 words)

 Black Issues in Higher Education: Gore to Teach at Fisk University, Columbia, UCLA, Middle Tennessee State University - ...
Among them, the Tennessee native's first plan is to lead a series of lectures at Fisk, a historically Black university in Nashville.
The Fisk job will be shared with Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and civil rights leader who graduated from Fisk.
Gore formally announced his plans last month to study or teach about journalism, the family and race relations at Columbia University, the University of California at Los Angeles and Middle Tennessee State University in addition to Fisk.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0DXK/is_26_17/ai_71760810   (325 words)

 Fisk University Restores Cravath Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Probably the largest and most prominent building on the Fisk campus, Cravath Hall is nine stores tall.
With the construction of a new library in 1969, the library collections were moved to that structure and Cravath Hall was converted to the university’s administration building.
The exterior restoration work is the first phase of a two phase project which will include the restoration of the interior of the structure.
www.historicnashville.org /historicink/volume2/number3/cravath.shtml   (284 words)

 Fisk University :: "Our Success is in the D.E.T.A.I.L.S."
Fisk University Presents the 2007 Faculty Art Showcase
Fisk University's Race Relations Institute presents the "Charles S. Johnson Think Tank"
Fisk University's website can now be viewed using Mozilla Firefox web browser
www.fisk.edu /index.asp?cat=2   (85 words)

 Graduate Programs at Fisk University
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Fisk University, which opened its doors as Fisk School to a student body of former slaves in1866, is a small, predominantly African American institution with a strong liberal arts andscience emphasis.
The campus is located on a hill overlooking downtown Nashville, Tennessee.For the fifth consecutive year, Fisk has been selected by Money magazine as a "Best Buy" inhigher education.
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 Early 1900's Spirituals Recordings from Victrola
Steal Away to Jesus Performed by the Fisk University Male Quartette
Reign Massa Jesus Reign Performed by the Fisk University Jubilee Singers
There is a Balm in Gilead Performed by the Fisk University Jubilee Quartet
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 HNI - Carl Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University, 1866   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Charted in 1867, Fisk University had a year earlier been known as the Fisk School, a free school for African-Americans in Nashville.
Among the many campus buildings is one of only five National Historic Landmarks in Nashville, Jubilee Hall, built in 1876 with funds raised by the Jubilee Singers.
The gallery opened in 1949 and was named in honor of Carl Van Vechten, a New York music critic, novelist, and benefactor of Fisk University.
www.historicnashville.org /treasuresmap/profiles/vanvechten.html   (167 words)

 The American Experience | Jubilee Singers | Jubilee Songs
The Fisk University Jubilee Singers was the first group to publicly perform the songs of slaves and they shared them with the world.
When the Fisk Jubilee Singers first performed in the late 1800s, they sang ballads and patriotic anthems; it was their director, George White, who suggested that they sing the songs of their ancestors.
With their performances, the Jubilee Singers were able to keep alive these songs of the past and reveal the emotions and strong faith of the African American slave.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/singers/sfeature/songs.html   (332 words)

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