Fontbonne University has a unique learning environment.  From the time I first stepped foot in Fontbonne for one of their campus tours, one of the first things I noticed was the accessibility of resources.  Each building is within walking distance, which makes getting to class on time a breeze!  There is a beautiful food lab in Anheuser Busch, so I knew food labs would have high quality equipment… but there were a few things I wish I knew before coming.

APA:  Going into Dietetics, I wish I had the prior knowledge of APA format in my first two years of college.  Throughout high school and college all we used was MLA, so as silly as it sounds… diving straight into APA was a bit of a shock.  (Don’t worry though, it gets easier with time.)

Clubs at Fontbonne: There are so many clubs to join!  When I first started at Fontbonne, I immediately joined SHESA (Student Human Environmental Science Association), now known as SAFCS (Student Association of Family & Consumer Science).  It wasn’t until my third semester that I joined another club, STARS (Students Thinking & Acting Responsibly & Safely), realizing that there were a lot of groups, even ones outside my comfort zone, that I could join!   For a list of clubs at Fontbonne, click here.

Fontbonne is a small community, but it has a lot to offer.  I would highly recommend that anyone even the slightest bit interested in getting a degree at Fontbonne take a tour of the campus and see for themselves what a great school Fontbonne is!

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Coming to college was a brand new experience for me. It was a completely different environment from what I ever experienced. Of course I learned as I went along, picking up pieces of information along the way. However, I wish I had known one major thing before I came to college. That piece of information is the importance of relationships with people and accepting advice when needed. The people here taught me to accept advice and, even, to actually use it. I’ve always been a very stubborn person, I didn’t realize that this was hindering me from improvement. The people I met in my first week of college alone taught me this important lesson. New experiences can open your eyes to a different point of view an the people here has shown me that. I listen more intently now and realize that I can’t always be set in my ways. Change is a vital part of life, you must learn to accept this. If you follow tradition you might be steered down the same path you were going, that path may not be the best thing for you. People and your connections with them really matter. Before, I was too stubborn for my own good and I can admit it now. However, I now listen more and that is what I wish I had known.

You might be surprised to hear that I changed in just 3-4 months here at college. That’s what this place does to you. It makes you wonder what else is out there. The faculty and students here were my catalyst to thinking more about other points of view, thus improving my understanding of a variety of things. The people here are influential, it doesn’t take long to realize that. When you come to Fontbonne, things change for the better. You become what you really want to become and learn that change is important and beneficial for you. In the short months I’ve been here, I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned to accept change and I think that’s the most surprising thing about Fontbonne. The influence that it has on you is profound.

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Hi everyone,

I’d like to share with you all my great volunteer experience for my Dietetics Internship Program. In the early part of this semester, I was charged with a catering project for the graduate students admission ceremony on November 6. I and my other three classmates were required to come up with food for the events. As we are all majoring in Dietetics, definitely we would come up with some healthier as well as delicious food options for the event. I enjoyed this catering event a lot because the catering staff was giving us a lot of freedom to choose what foods we could make for the event. And we had the chance to prepare all the foods and cook and display them nicely. Although honestly it took us a lot of time for planning, and estimating how many servings we would serve in the event, it was just a fabulous experience that allowed us to do this catering event for real and serve for one of the professional academic events for school.

I wanted to share this volunteering experience with you all because I want to say school is definitely a good place to learn. As I haven’t had catering experience before, but I am glad and honored to participate in this event since I could learn. When you did something wrong, no one would criticize you as they all knew you were learning from it. So, I definitely encourage you all, especially the undergraduate students, to be active and take initiative to participating the school activities.  Don’t be afraid to explore! :)

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Kathy

Finals are coming!

by Kathy on November 20, 2014

in Academics,Campus Community

Yahoo~~!! The fall semester is almost coming to the end, it’s excited right? I can’t wait to go back home!!!! But before the semester ends, I know I need to have everything done and get a good grade to end my semester beautifully. So 3 more weeks to study hard!!! The best places that I like to study on campus are definitely the second floor of the library, where there are a bunch of individual tables where you can study and do homework quietly. Also, another place I like to go is the computer room in Ryan Hall. One day I went there for color printing and I found this awesome place with very few students — you can use the computers there and study in a quite place.

Sometimes I will also go to a coffee shop nearby because I do need some noise to write essays, especially very long essays — I can’t write them without people around. This is just my habit :)

So, everyone, are you all ready to end this semester? Let’s study hard and play hard during the Christmas break!!!!

 

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Think Quality, Not Quantity

by Hannah November 20, 2014

Today, I want to talk to you about a little concept called “nutrient density.” This refers to the number of nutrients per calorie in a food item. Example: the nutrient density in 50 calories of strawberries is much higher than in 50 calories of Doritos. The strawberries give your vitamins, minerals, fiber, ect, which Doritos do [...]

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St. Louis in the Fall

by Sarah November 20, 2014

Hmm …autumn, what is there not to talk about for this season and the city of St. Louis?!  Honestly.  I love living here in general but when fall comes around, my heart just flutters with joy because of all the color around to see!  The trees are changing, as well as falling, the temperature begins [...]

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Inauguration Week Memories

by Carlyn November 17, 2014

Last week, I discussed Inauguration Week events. I promised I would post pictures as the events unfolded. And here they are! I am extremely pleased with how successful everything went. Dr. Mike Pressimone is now officially the 14th president of Fontbonne University. This is an occasion that will go down in history, and I was [...]

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Senior Year is Almost Over.

by Corie November 17, 2014

My time at Fontbonne has gone WAY too fast. I transferred here with one goal in mind: work hard and get my degree. I didn’t know how my experience would be. This was my third time transferring to a school and I just wanted to get school over with. Fontbonne was more than that. I had [...]

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Questions and Answers

by Tim November 17, 2014

I am going to do something completely different, I am answering some questions for you all.  Q: What do you wish you knew before you came to Fontbonne? A: That it is kind of cliquey with a few groups, but there are people here who make you feel welcomed and a part of the community. [...]

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A Week to Remember

by Taylor November 17, 2014

What an eventful week these past seven days have been! This past week was dedicated to our new university president, Dr. Pressimone. The week was filled with lectures, panels, Dr. Pressimone’s official inauguration, investiture receptions, a fall festival, and a ball to end the week and celebrate the inauguration on Saturday. My favorite event by [...]

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