It’s been awhile since I graced the pages here and had it not been for the necessary Blackboard tutorial, it might have been a little longer. Let me tell you why… Those of you who have done the tutorial already know all about the modules, but I was personally quite surprised with the second one that addressed the Sister’s of St. Joseph. I thought I was up on my Fontbonne history and knew all there was to know about the ladies who founded this great school, but I was so wrong! The fact that I didn’t know as much as I thought was humbling indeed. The thing that really got me, though, was the fact that all I didn’t know lead to a much deeper meaning behind me taking this journey at Fontbonne. “Serving the dear neighbor without distinction” has surely come to be my motto over this past year. As I dig deeper and learn more about my calling, I know that I have found a great foundation from which to branch. As I continue my studies at Fontbonne, I will seek not only to live that mission, but to learn more about the Sister of St. Joseph because I see much of them in me. It strengthens me to see all that they have accomplished and the many lives they touch. So if you by chance happen to have a moment when you are unsure or unsteady, remember our humble beginnings and rise up and be blessed!
As an online student at Fontbonne, my life kind of depends on Blackboard being fully operational at all times. After-all, I may decide to do my assignment at 3 a.m. or even 6 p.m. Whenever I decide to do it, I must be able to access it via Bb. Unfortunately for me Bb was down all weekend. I’m a procrastinator, so of course I had plenty of coursework to complete but was unable to access the assignments. Who do I blame for this mishap? Is it the fault of myself for being a late starter or the school for allowing such a tragedy to take place. Bb is a life line of the institution and should always be operational. This is like the White House going offline. What Would America Do?