Finals week can be a struggle to get through, but Fontbonne’s library is trying to make that week a little bit better. On Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, and Monday nights, the library will be open until midnight instead of closing at its usual 11 p.m. time. This means that students can spend extra time doing some late night studying which is definitely needed!
There are tons of great study spots in the library, like the small desks that can be found on the second floor. My favorite study spot in the library is the individual study rooms. I found that when I use one of those rooms, that I’m able to get a lot of studying done.
Lastly, all throughout finals week, the library will put out some late night snacks. There’s some delicious coffee, yummy granola bars, and many other treats for students!
So stop by the library during finals week and grab a quick snack to get you through those finals! Good luck!
What are you doing this summer? Any big trips planned? Taking summer classes? Maybe a job or internship? Summer is a couple months off school (if you’re not taking summer classes) that allow you to go on a vacation, get that dream internship, or just recharge your brain after a long school year.
This summer I’m planning on going to Texas for my cousin’s high school graduation. I haven’t seen her for about a year so I can’t wait to visit! Besides going to Texas, I’ll be doing a lot of camping in Southern Missouri. We camp at a campground right on a river, which is perfect during summer because you can hop right in the water! When I’m not swimming in the river I’ll probably be swimming in my pool back home or at least laying out by it. Its one of my favorite things to do during the summer. As far as having a summer job, I might be working at the accounting firm I worked at during tax season. One of the partners of the firm asked if I would be interested in coming in a couple days a week and helping out with some accounting work. Gladly I said yes, so hopefully it works out!
While summer seems so close now, before we know it, it’ll be over with. So I say enjoy your summer!
I have been thinking about the new information I have been learning this semester. I had not really realized how much of my classes really linked together as well as they did. Though really, what I have enjoyed the most about would be in my Family Policy & Advocacy in Family and Consumer Science class. We reviewed important texts of information especially over the Human Ecological Model created by Urie Brofenbrenner, where this visual representation illustrates how relationships within our lives impacts those around each and every one of us. Take a child within a family, an individual. This could be the center core to the circle model. Around the center core of this circle, there are about five circles which stand other “layers” of the larger circle and have significance. Each level focuses on various amounts of interaction, through relationships, with the specific individual, which can be anyone we wish to analyze or take time to learn more about. The first layer surrounding the center core stresses the importance of direct relationships with the main individual, such as relationships with family members. The next layer really focuses on the relationships with people who interact with the main individual – creating indirect relationships with the main individual. As the circle expands out further with each relationship, the impact on the individual is less direct. I know I can go much further in explaining the layers, but I want to mainly talk about what I have taken away from learning about this new information.
What I really appreciate about my major is the importance of relationships we create with people around us. How the relationships we foster with one another really impacts the way we develop as an individual in life. I know I have been told in the past that my actions really impact others around me, but I had not really understood until learning this diagram in depth. As a citizen in the United States, though more specifically as a citizen in the city of St. Louis, I am part of the bigger picture in some people’s lives. But, additionally I am also part of the smaller picture in other people’s lives, such as those closest to me.