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Extracurricular

Hi everyone,

Last Friday was our University Big Day!!! Did anyone join and volunteer in one of the activities? I really had a wonderful time spending my day with my other friends at an elementary school to help their school do some gardening on their front lawn and some painting for the school to hang along the hallway. The weather was nice and this was my first time doing some planting. I ‘m glad that we were able to show the young children there to let them know what we are doing and show them what the plants are and how they will grow big later! The kids were lovely and the teachers and principal were appreciated of what we were doing there.

I am very impressed that our University which would spend a day to encourage students to go out to serve other communities in need. Compared to my previous undergraduate university, I’ve never experienced that before. So, I really appreciate how Fontbonne treasures and encourages people.

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Sarah

Summer of 2015

by Sarah on May 4, 2015

in Extracurricular

Oh my gosh can you believe that this summer is almost here?!  Though really we will still be in the season of spring until the ending of June, summer vacation is so close!  I have been doing my best not to wish this semester away and get stuck by spring fever.  So far I have been doing well, though on a day like today, what more could one ask for?  I love planning summer vacation, with all of the possibilities ahead: road trips, having a summer job, or three at least in my case.  I hope to have the time to go and visit some friends and family actually up north, since the snow has melted and warmer temperatures have arrived.  This summer shall be a blast and my goal is to take each day one day at a time because really that is all I have in front of me.  Sure I have seven more days as a sophomore within the semester, but with each of these days I can take one at a time as well.

As for my summer plans, really I have a lot planned in the end.  I have at least 3 jobs in line that should span across the entire summer though each on different days that do not cause conflict with planning.  Also, I shall be taking at least two classes at Meramec Community College, one online and the other one will be on campus at least once a week though for about three hours.  I find that taking classes during the summer helps lighten my course load through the main semesters where I am a full-time student.  This time around with taking a class online, I had one of my friends sign up with me who also needed to take a history class, so that way I will have someone else holding me accountable for doing homework.  I shall do the same for my friend since I want what is best for her in return.

Along with having about three jobs and taking two classes at Meramec, I am pretty excited about volunteering with various organizations.  For starters I am excited about going back to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and volunteering at least two days a week for a few hours, where I can spend time with patients and give of my time.  Along with volunteering at Children’s Hospital, I anticipate returning to Springfield, Missouri to volunteer at two weekend retreats with a total of about 6,000+ teenagers and chaperones and youth ministers called Steubenville.  This weekend can be just about the peak of any teenager’s summer, at least a teenager who is in love with their youth group and growing more as a person.  Now that is not the exact criteria to attend such retreats, because I think that any teenager can really attend this retreat weekend and create new experiences.  And last, I hope to return to a Vacation Bible School that I have volunteered at since I attended as a kid.

I cannot wait to plan road trips with friends, take an adventure and let the summer begin!

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Katie

Ready for Summer!

by Katie on April 30, 2015

in Extracurricular

This summer is my last summer break of my undergrad and I’m feeling both anxious and excited.

I will be working full time at my job, while still finding time to relax and spend time with friends and family.  I’m looking forward to quality time with friends and family because during the last month of school, I’ve hardly had time to take a breather, let alone devote enough attention to loved ones.  I guess that comes with the package deal of being nearly done with undergrad.  At least I’m on the home stretch!

This summer one thing I have planned is to visit my boyfriend’s mother and sister in Raleigh, North Carolina.  I’ve only driven through North Carolina so I can’t wait to see what the city is like. Vacations are not only fun in the moment, but they really make you appreciate home once you come back.  Illinois can get a little boring in the summer, needless to say.

One goal I have for summer is to practice bike riding more.  I recently learned how to ride a bike last year.  A childhood bicycle accident traumatized me, and before I knew it I was an adult who was super embarrassed to get help riding a bike.  It would be a great achievement if I could feel more confident on a bike this summer.  :)

Good luck to all the seniors graduating this semester!

Have a great summer, everyone!

-Katie

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Hi everyone,

Do you know that this coming Friday is our Fontbonne Day?!!! I’m very excited to that since I just came to Fontbonne University last summer and this is my first year to experience Fontbonne Day!! This year I will have an opportunity to participate into one of the volunteering activities. I and other Fontbonne students will be going to an elementary school to decorate their walls and do a little gardening. I think it will be fun especially since the weather these days is so nice!!! :D

Let’s spread the Fontbonne spirit in the St. Louis community!!!

– Kathy

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Fontbonne in the Spring

by Sarah April 28, 2015

What is St. Louis like during the changing of seasons from winter to spring?  Well that depends, are you the kind of person that really enjoys sneezing from allergies, mold, and other nature’s blooming plantations?  Okay, St. Louis is not all like that.  But having so many types of trees in our city as well […]

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Are you Ready?!

by Rikia April 28, 2015

Hello everyone, I hope you all have a great Monday and a great week! I don’t know about you, but I am truly looking forward to the rest of this year. Yayyy, this semester will be over VERY soon! CONGRATS to the graduate class of 2015! May you all be successful and happy! I plan […]

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What I Learned at Fontbonne

by Patricia April 21, 2015

The most meaningful thing I will take away from Fontbonne is that the more effort you put in, the greater the reward you will get. I first heard this when a counselor said this at freshman orientation. I have found it to be true for academics and friendships. The more you study, the better grades […]

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Summer 2015

by Sarah April 20, 2015

I realize that I am kind of late for Spring Break plans, but it is never too late for Summer 2015 plans.  Honestly, I have already been planning like my entire summer schedule even though the semester is not even over.  Though sadly I have signed up for classes during the summer, which is never […]

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Impact at Fontbonne

by Patricia April 20, 2015

The people who have had the most impact on me at Fontbonne are my friends. I became involved in all kinds of activities so that I could meet people. One of the major things I did was join the Fontbonne activities board. I get to help plan all the events and fun things on campus. […]

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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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