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Whew! What a week! Life has recently been going from one thing to the next, with a few hours of sleep added in every once in a while. Besides working 20 hours this week, attending class, going to meetings, and working on campus, the entire week I was preparing for the big event. The finale of a thrilling but exhausting week was a presentation to the Board of Trustees at Fontbonne. Omicron Delta Kappa was given this exciting opportunity last semester after we became and installed organization on campus.

The rest of the executive board and I spent Christmas break working on our brief speech to the Board of Trustees, and it all came together this week! We were able to successfully deliver what ODK is, how we fit into Fontbonne, and how FBUODK benefits the university. If you’d like to know, like us on Facebook! ( At one of our trial runs with one of the board members, it was mentioned that cupcakes similar to those I made for our Tapping Day would be a great and welcomed addition to our presentation. Needless to say, I spent Friday making cupcakes. Triple chocolate mocha with chocolate buttercream was on the menu for the day, and in true ODK fashion, we made them visually appealing with cute chevron boxes and toppers.

All this baking and an offer to make cupcakes or sweets for a party makes me wonder if I should take my hobby of baking and turn it into something bigger. For now, I’ll leave this question unanswered and stick with the title of “Official ODK Baker”.

ODK Cupcakes

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And So It Begins

by Conner on January 29, 2014

in Extracurricular

Two weeks down, fourteen to go. This has become my countdown, and it is yet still early in the semester. I absolutely love my “busier than busy” lifestyle here at Fontbonne, but coffee and caffeinated teas have become my best friends.

This week, I was particularly busy with one of my favorite and most recent involvements, Omicron Delta Kappa. ODK is a national leadership honor society. After being chartered last semester, we are more than excited to start participating as an established organization on campus.

To help promote ourselves to students, we set up at the Activities Fair this week to provide everyone with a little information of what we’re all about. ODK also has a Facebook page! You can check it out by following this link: We post daily, with #MotivationMonday, #TriviaTuesday, #WebArticleWednesday, #ThrowbackThursday, and #FBUODKFanFriday.

Omicron Delta has many events planned for this semester, including an “End the R Word” campaign, Service Day project, and a collaboration with Student Government Association with the Last Lecture series.

FBUODK at the Activities Fair!

Let the semester begin! It’s going to be a struggle, but why not tackle everything now while I’m still young? Deep breathing, caffeine, and support from my family and very best friends are all a girl needs to get through anything!

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December Baby

by Conner on December 16, 2013

in In Saint Louis

Well, that’s it. The Fall Semester is officially over. I had a few difficult finals and a rough week (39 hour all-nighter included), but what’s done is done. Now it’s time to celebrate!

The month of December is one that is celebratory for everyone every year, but for myself especially. December brings winter break, Christmas, holiday festivities, my birthday, and my roommate’s birthday! What more fun could a girl ask for? This year both my roommate and I are turning the big 2-1, and are having a joint birthday celebration to celebrate. We’re going all out with invitations, a cake, and an “End of Prohibition” theme.

With the celebration of winter break is the art of relaxation, or a little more sleep and a little less stress. I’m hoping to have some quality “me” time before the spring semester begins. I plan on getting a pedicure, shopping, going to the zoo, and seeing Christmas lights. I’m spending most of winter break at school working, so it will be my first official December in St. Louis. I can’t wait to see what’s in store!

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Finals week. These are two words I have been dreading to manifest all semester. Time is a concept I have no control over so the inevitable has happened. The next eight days of my life are going to be sleep deprived and taxing, but wonderful and memorable at the same time. Finals week is also the week my roommate and I like to call “Fun Week”. We always go do a few of the things we wish we had done during the fall semester. Speaking of my roommate, there is a small project that we’ve been working on together that I am incredibly thankful for.

More than any other time of the year, the holidays are a period many people choose for allowing time to evaluate their lives, and discover what the last 10-11 months have been like for them. For the last month or so, my roommate and I have been working on our “Thankful Board”. She had a dry erase board for personal messages in her room, but after a little Pinterest imagination we decided to take it over for our own daily reflection. Every day, Carly and I write or draw something on the board that we had been thankful for that day. We plan on continuing through the semester. It’s nice to see what I was thankful for oh so long ago, but it’s a entire other story trying to remember why!

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Our Thankful Board!


It’s the Holiday Season

by Conner November 25, 2013

It’s that time of year again. We’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving, a month from Christmas, then my birthday, and New Year’s! With these holidays come breaks from school, or times I usually think to be associated with relaxation and a lot less stress. I have a feeling this year will be different. [...]

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Work It Working Girl

by Conner November 18, 2013

This past week, my life has been centered around the theme of “work”. Work, work, work. It seems to be all that I do most days. Work on this, work on that. Well now I actually have a job! Earlier this week, I received a call from American Eagle Outfitters. A few days before the [...]

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like..the End of the Semester

by Conner November 11, 2013

That time of year has begun. The time of year when project deadlines creep up, schedules must be determined, you can count how many class periods you have left of the semester, and begin listening to Christmas music just a little early. It’s called the end of the semester, and it definitely came unexpectedly this [...]

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by Conner November 4, 2013

Fall Spirit Week has officially began! Last night was Fontbonne’s Fall Formal. The theme of the night was “Candyland”. As a member of FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board), I had the opportunity to decorate for the dance. This year’s formal was held at an amazing location, the City Museum. In the afternoon, about a dozen other [...]

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Falling into the Rest of the Semester

by Conner October 28, 2013

Fall. It’s that time of year when everything whizzes by. After midterms, it’s one event, test, project, or activity to the next, and the next thing you know finals are over and it’s Christmas break. This past week, it was enjoyable to hit the “pause” button for an evening and relax. Student Government Association (SGA) [...]

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It’s Lovely Weather for a..Fontbonne Tour!

by Conner October 21, 2013

With the weather being not so hot and not so cold lately, it’s my favorite time of year to be involved with one of the organization’s on campus, Fontbonne Student Ambassadors! As a student ambassador, I give tours to prospective students and their parents each week. If there is no scheduled tour during my time [...]

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