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Organizations, Activities & Events

In collaboration with International Education Week, FBU organized an International Bazaar to present different cultures to the school’s students. The bazaar was made up of numerous stations: food testing, handicrafts showing, instrument playing and dancing showcases.

11218913_543161132510866_8248281467720094367_n Two sexy Bachata dancers.


12115796_543161025844210_5439928332684343578_n The girls from Vietnam in their country’s traditional dress called Ao dai.


12119017_543161259177520_517751745629174014_n Handsome guys from Nepal


12227757_543161585844154_1428959527495473494_n Our students from India


12239482_543161655844147_4169357503559079980_n Mysterious Saudi Arabian girl


12240069_543161289177517_6076239696734588832_n A smile from Thailand


12243218_543161482510831_499525910950646593_n The Great Wall of Culture


12243223_543161405844172_3474768197104155711_n Yummies from Venezuela


12243289_543161202510859_1241203356040741936_n Japanese “kawaii” girl


12250079_543161075844205_1955624132599219563_n We had free henna too


12274452_543161609177485_907704458375350937_n #Pray for the world


12278986_543161542510825_1404646254859040878_n And a table from our host – the United States of America

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Happy Friday, Fonties! Friday is my one day that I don’t have class (woo!), but typically tends to be the busiest. As President of the Fontbonne Activities Board (FAB), we have a meeting every Friday at 11:00 AM and (typically) an event at 8:00 PM. In between there, I’m usually spending time up in the Griffin’s Nest finishing up final details, running last minute errands, or just hanging out with other people from my team. So basically… all of my Friday’s are absolutely FABulous, but I wouldn’t change a thing.


Tonight, you can find me in the Lewis Room at the Slam Poetry event. Carlos Andres Gomez will be taking the stage at 8PM. (If you’re free…you should come. He’s stellar.) FAB is co-hosting this event with BSU and I seriously cannot wait. (This is all real enthusiasm – I promise.) Check Carlos out on YouTube – you won’t be disappointed!


Currently, I’m getting ready to leave to run some errands for an event we are hosting next Monday. You know what’s on my shopping list? Aluminum pie tins and whipped cream. Why? We are hosting a Dance Marathon Fundraiser where six student leaders can get pied in the face. One pie costs $2 OR you can purchase 3 for $5. Oh, and I’m one of those six student leaders that you can pie. I’m really excited (and nervous) because the event has been talked about A LOT.  All the proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. Excited? Slightly interested? Want to support a good cause? Grab your cash and head to the Meadow on Monday at 11! (My mom is personally sending me with $5 so that someone can pie me in the face for her THREE TIMES. Thanks, mom.) All in all, it’s for a great cause and I cannot wait to see how much money we raise For The Kids!

~ Brooke

PS If you would like to help support our efforts in raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network head to our team page for more information!


It’s important to stay active in the campus community while you’re at Fontbonne. Fontbonne is a small university, but it has a lot to offer, I promise!

I joined the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences immediately when I transferred to Fontbonne and got to know more about what student organizations can do for the community. SAFCS focuses on helping the dear neighbor and as a group, we love to get involved in the community, including monthly events like cooking casseroles for the St. Patrick Center in St. Louis. One of my favorite volunteer events I did with SAFCS was on Fontbonne Day at Equine Assisted Therapy bathing horses and volunteering our help for the day. SAFCS has a lot of events going on this semester including a Farmer’s Market Tour in Soulard, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, and more.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information on SAFCS. Here is a peek into what’s going on in SAFCS in October:

Saturday, October 17; 1-3pm
Farm Tour and Composting Class at EarthDance Organic Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School in Ferguson, Mo., invites you to learn how to transform your food scraps and yard waste into “black gold”– compost. This is a FREE farm tour and interactive composting class. Register online at​

Contact Jordan Michaud @ (314) 677-7412 if you are interested in going. Lunch at Kathy’s Kitchen was suggested as a possibility.​

Thursday, October 22; 1:30-4:30
Farmer’s Market in Soulard

Tour the Farmer’s Market and check out all the fruits in vegetables in season this time of year. Two meeting times are available to accommodate class schedules: 2:00 and 3:30. The meeting place will be at the spice shop (there is only one) in the market

Contact Chelsea Crimi @ (314) 440-2946 and let her know which group you want to be a part of.

Saturday, October 24
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of St. Louis Walk

Sign up at

Be a part of Mary Beth Ohlms team: Pat’s Pride of Griffins


In my first semester at Fontbonne University I have become involved in a number of different organizations. I am involved in the track and field team, the black student union, and GAP, which is a mentoring program that stands for “griffins achieving progress.” The track and field team means a lot to me because I am very passionate about track and have been doing it for the past six years of my life. My favorite thing about the track and field team is the great relationships I have with my coaches and teammates; there is a great bond between everyone on the team despite some differences and there is an overall fluid chemistry between everyone. The black student union is a great organization because it helps empower the students of color at Fontbonne and help us get our culture and interests across to the rest of the student body and faculty. The GAP program is a great help to the freshmen in helping ourselves become more organized and accustomed to life as a college student and being able to balance out many different things that occur within our life. This is a great support program for both the mentors and mentees because it’s a great learning experience for both.


A Word of Advice

by Brooke October 12, 2015

Hello, blogosphere! My name is Brooke Stochl and I am a senior here at Fontbonne University. I am currently pursuing a double major in Psychology and Sociology (Woo, Behavioral Sciences!). While at Fontbonne, I also dove head first into involvement. On campus, I have been involved in the Psychology Club, QUEST Leadership Program, the Orientation […]

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The Ultimate Fontbonne Excursion

by DeMarcus October 6, 2015

This weekend was full of events ranging from Alumni Weekend, Mini-Dance Marathon, and Fontbonne gaming events. To kick off my weekend, I just lounged around the AMC to conserve my energy for the mini-marathon later Friday evening. I love Dance Marathon (DM) to its entirety that I had to give it my all. When 5:30PM […]

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Why Fontbonne?

by Taylor September 28, 2015

“Why did you choose Fontbonne?” is a question I found myself getting asked quite often. Whether it’s family asking me or my classmates, my answer is usually the same. I say something along the lines of “I like the small community feel” or “I wanted a school with a small student to faculty ratio.” While […]

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Back into the Swing of Things

by Taylor September 14, 2015

Hey there, fellow Griffins! I’m back for another school year of blogging! I’m so happy I get to share my tips, experiences and advice with you all. I’ll give you a little update on where I’m at currently in my life, because its been a while since my last blog. I am officially in my […]

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Blast to the Past

by Danielle September 11, 2015

Hello, fellow and future Fonties. I am going to start off by saying that I am super excited to be able to share my stories about my time at Fontbonne with all of you. I wrote a blog over the summer that was a little bit about me and orientation as I was a WING […]

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Starting Back

by Patricia September 10, 2015

I cant believe that 1/4 of the semester is already over. So far my classes have been going well. Recently I have been invited into ODK, and I’m waiting to be accepted. I have also seen some new people who are freshman. If I could give all the freshman the best advice, it would be […]

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