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Studying for Finals

by Erika on December 10, 2013

in Academics

With finals underway, it is crucial to study hard and finish the last minute assignments before the semester ends.  One of the keys to success when it comes to getting a good grade on a final is studying.  At Fontbonne, there are many places to study.  There is the DSAC café, AMC, library, as well as your own dorm room.  I have a couple spots that I like to study.  The majority of the time I enjoy studying in my room because I am able to block outside noise.  However, I have started studying at the bottom of Medaille in the AMC.  There are cubicles with computers.  I like doing my studying here because I am blocked from distractions.  It is much quieter place to study and I get more of my studying done at faster pace.  I am not distracted by outside noise or any materialistic things. In the cubicles, I am able to zone out and focus directly on homework.   I put my headphones on and I am able to get my studying done in a more efficient way than I would other places.

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For the Fontbonne community, yesterday was a fun day. The Department of Leadership Education and Student Activities hosted an event called the 12 hours of Christmas. This event consisted of 12 hours of fun filled activities. It began at 9 am with the Christmas Coffee House where Owen Pye sang Christmas Carols and there were free bagels, doughnuts, and coffee. Some of the other events included Reindeer Games, Ice Skating, Santa’s Workshop, and making Gingerbread Houses. One of the events that I enjoyed was Santa’s Workshop. I got to paint my own ornament and make holiday cards for Alzheimer patients and US Soldiers overseas. Another event that I participated in was the Reindeer Games. Even though I was helping out this event, I was still able to participate. I loved the competitive and joyful atmosphere. There was an inflatable obstacle course called the Polar Plunge where you could compete with a friend to win tickets entered into the raffle. Another activity was the hamster ball race. At first I was skeptical of running around in a giant inflatable hamster ball, but it turned out to be lots of fun. Overall the 12 hours of Christmas was a fun filled event. Each hour was packed full of holidays festivities for the whole Fontbonne campus. This was a great event to kick off the holiday season to Fontbonne and celebrate a wonderful semester.

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Erika

Advising Week

by Erika on November 13, 2013

in Academics

This past week was Advising Week. During this time, students meet with academic advisors to set up their upcoming semester class schedule. In addition, you are able to talk with your advisor about the current semester and your concerns about your academic standings. The advisors are able to help their students keep on track. For my visit, I set up my spring 2014 class schedule and added Marketing as a minor. Before choosing to add a minor, I had approached my advisor earlier this semester about adding a minor that would fit with my fashion merchandising degree. She was able to help decide which minor would benefit my needs as a student. She was with me every step of the process. In addition, I was able to reflect on my current concerns about which classes I need to focus on as well as how I could grow more as a student. She was very helpful with my academic needs and my concerns. My advisor as well as other faculty members at Fontbonne are eager to help the students exceed in academics and prepare them for their future after college. This is what sets Fontbonne apart from other schools. Each student has a strong support system through their journey at Fontbonne.

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This past weekend I got to experience the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis.  I would not have normally gone to this type of event, but some of my friends were going so I decided to tag along.  It is an annual event and was located in downtown St. Louis by Soldiers Memorial. I went both Friday and Saturday night.  Both times it was packed and the smell of delicious St. Louis cuisine filled the air.  There were more than forty-five booths filled with different types of cuisine that would make your mouth water.  If the food wasn’t enough there were also free concerts and an Artwalk.  I had so much fun and I can’t wait until next year!!

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New Perspective

by Erika September 30, 2013

I cannot just pin point one Fontbonne experience that is the best. I have got to experience so much since I have been in St. Louis. I come from small town in Illinois. I would say it is a sheltered community. Coming to Fontbonne has really opened up my eyes. I have a new perspective [...]

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