Rikia

It’s Tuesday!!!

by Rikia on April 15, 2015

in Academics,College Life

Hello everyone:)

Can you believe we have a month left of this semester?? I truly cannot, but I am happy to say goodbye to this semester! This fall I will finally graduate, 10 years overdue, but I did it. I am so happy to be a student at Fontbonne. My professors, instructors, academic advisor have all been wonderful. This school truly has your best interested at heart and are very involved with your academic success.

I hope you all have positive experiences as well. Have a great week:)

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Hello everyone,

This week I’d like to share my best experience studying in Fontbonne University. When I first moved to St. Louis to study at Fontbonne, I was a bit scared since I was moving from California where there’s more people with various ethnicity and races. That’s why when I first moved in here, I was scared as I felt I was very different from others. However, now I’m really thankful that I can came to St Louis to study in here. My classmates here are all very nice and friendly. Before in California, I tended to interact more with people who are the same race or speak the same language as me. But after I came to study here, I developed a very good and close relationship with my fellow classmates. They all appreciated my (non fluent) oral speaking. I’m very pleased that even though we  all come from different cultures, we can still accept each other and explore one another’s cultures. I’m really glad that I can make these lovely classmates at Fontbonne — they make me feel not alone in a totally different place than California.

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Cathy

New place, New friends.

by Cathy on April 14, 2015

in College Life

Nothing shapes you more than the people around you. Every person that has influenced your life was there for a reason and college isn’t different. When I first came to college I had a lot of awesome people around me. However, forging a bond with other first years really helped me get used the change of college.

My group of friends that I met this year are all sorts of busy with school and work. Saying that, we found time for friends-mas. Friends-mas was a Christmas celebration before we went home for actual Christmas with our families. Being away during the season can be hard, but friends-mas was the answer. We visited the zoo, explored St. Louis, and much more together.

We have supported each other through the change of college. I have met some awesome people at Fontbonne but nothing is better than actually relating to someone. The people I’ve met here helped make Fontbonne home.

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Abby

Favorite Faculty Member

by Abby on April 14, 2015

in Uncategorized

During my time at Fontbonne, I have met some incredible people from fellow students to faculty members to Fontbonne alum. It is hard to single out just one person I have met who has had a lasting impact on me, but Dr. Kelley Barger has been the most influential professor I have had here thus far. Dr. Barger teaches my Methods of Teaching Reading & Language Arts course for elementary educators, a six hour block that includes teaching reading and writing strategies. For this class, we actually go to a local elementary school and read and write with third grade students. Although this course is very heavy in content and material, Dr. Barger makes it fun, exciting, and interesting the entire time. Not only is she a professional in her field, Dr. Barger is a personable and welcoming person who is willing to help at all times. She allows students to come to her with any questions or concerns, she is willing to work with you before or after class, and she gives away some freebies (yay!) during her class that will help us as educators in the future.

Dr. Barger is a professor who genuinely cares for and respects her students and only wants what is best for them. She connects with her students on a much more personal level than other professors I have had at both universities I have attended and makes an effort to get to know her students. Dr. Barger always keeps her students on the edge of their seat, urging them to learn more. She has original ideas, great advice, and is overall simply fantastic. If any current or perspective students (even if you are not an elementary major) get the chance to take one of her courses, I would highly, highly recommend it!

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I Love College!

by EJ April 14, 2015

I scored my first goal in Lacrosse this weekend.. Yeah..   If you know who Asher Roth is then you know what I’m talking about.. This week, I am going to talk about how tough college is. It’s so tough that you have excellent professors to take care of your needs whenever you need them! […]

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Smells Like Spring Spirit

by Carlyn April 13, 2015

It has been another busy week! And, it went really fast because it was shortened due to our little Easter break. FAB hosted their spring spirit week. It kicked off Wednesday with karaoke night. It was a really good turn out! It was exciting to see many people in the audience watching, as well as […]

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Friends Around the World

by Abby April 13, 2015

College is a time of development, change, experiences, and fun! During my college years, I have experienced many challenges. Perhaps one of the greatest challenges I have faced is saying goodbye to my global friends. Here at Fontbonne, I have had the privilege of meeting people from all around the world; from Japan to Saudi Arabia […]

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The College Challenge

by Dani April 13, 2015

The biggest challenge in college, so far, for me has actually been the act of going back to college. I tried going for the first time when I was just out of high school. I took two semesters at a local community college back home and it was nearly disastrous. I thought I wanted to […]

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Fontbonne’s community garden is keepin’ it F.R.E.S.H.!

by Hannah April 10, 2015

They say there is nothing better than food grown right in your own backyard…   Now, you can be the judge of that, with Fontbonne’s very own community garden!   The F.R.E.S.H.greens Garden, located in the courtyard of Southwest Hall, is underway for its 3rd growing season! Ground was broken for the garden back in 2012 and […]

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Hurdles of Finances

by Rikia April 10, 2015

Good morning, hope all is well with everyone! Coming to Fontbonne was the best decision I have made towards changing my life. For the past 10 years I have struggled with personal issues, financial issues and dedication when it comes to my education. My credit isn’t worthy and neither is my mother’s so I ALWAYS […]

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