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Fisk University

As a leading private, liberal arts university, Fisk University fulfills a crucial role in preparing students to become successful professionals and citizens. Fisk has a rich legacy of producing scholars and leaders.  Among the many Fisk luminaries are W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells, John Hope Franklin, The Honorable Timothy Donaldson, Nikki Giovanni, Judith Jamison, Johnetta Cole, David Levering Lewis, Kym Whitley, and The Honorable John R. Lewis.

From its founding in 1866, Fisk University students have been catalysts for change locally, nationally and internationally.  The Fisk Jubilee Singers® introduced the world to the musical genre known today as the Negro spiritual.  W.E.B. DuBois and Ida B. Wells were early leaders of the quest for human rights. Fisk students Diane Nash and John Lewis were leaders of the civil rights movement that changed Nashville.

Fisk is an iconic institution steeped in tradition and history, yet dynamic and contemporary to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  As Julian Williams, “Mr. Fisk, 2013-2014,” stated:  “Fisk is small enough to know your name and large enough to meet your needs.”

Explore our website and learn more about our outstanding academic programs and faculty.  Visit our beautiful campus and learn why Fisk is a Tennessee treasure and a national landmark. 

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Fisk University News - January 2015

Fisk University News for January 2015

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation

Reverend Dr. Judy D. Cummings will deliver the keynote address at the University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation on Thursday, January 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m., in the Fisk Memorial Chapel.

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Advertisement - Vice President for Finance & Administration

Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee seeks an experienced and highly qualified financial and operational leader to assume the role of Vice President for Finance & Administration (VPFA).

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  1. Midday Impact Bible Study

    Bible Study at midday
  2. Music on the Lawn

    Music for students to get announcements and programs during the entire year
  3. Ladies of RAGE practice time

    Ladies of RAGE practices
  4. Women's Basketball Game

    Fisk vs Oakwood College
  5. Women's Basketball Game

    Fisk vs Campbellsville University
  6. Students for Christ Bible Study

    Bible study hosted by SFC.

Fisk University My Career Skill continuing education certificate program