The warm weather of the last few days has been a reminder that summer is almost here, and that my first year here at Fontbonne is almost over. There has been a lot of end of the year activities the last few days at Fontbonne. Today, of course, is Denim Day, a day dedicated to promoting the awareness of sexual violence. SHESA sold crafts made out of denim for a few hours today, and I helped promote awareness by assisting. The Animal Protection Agency of Missouri came to Fontbonne today, and brought with them kittens and dogs to help de-stress students before finals. I paid special attention to the kittens this afternoon, and it took all that I had not to take one of them home with me. I am the proud mother of two year-old kittens and a twelve-year-old cat! One more kitten couldn’t have hurt, right?
This year is almost over, but I am still looking forward to my second year at Fontbonne. I look forward to doing exactly what I did today, getting involved! Next year I plan on joining more student organizations, the dance team, and attending events Fontbonne holds every single week here at college. I do slightly regret not getting involved enough this year, but plan on making up for it the next! As a fashion merchandising major, I am excited to get my foot further into the door of St. Louis fashion by attending more events and volunteering. One event I am really anticipating is going to New York City with the other fashion merchandising majors next spring. I have never been before, and if it all works out, am planning to go.
Although I do not for sure know what the next year holds for me, I know I will not miss out on any opportunities. Do it while you’re young, right?
Another week at Fontbonne has flown by! With just three weeks left here, I am trying to live every day to the fullest, but homework and final projects have made that difficult. Because my daily life at Fontbonne is consumed with homework or other things most would consider not fun, my roommate and I have decided to make finals week at Fontbonne our fun week. We plan on doing all the things we wished we could have throughout the year, like going to the zoo, shopping, eating sushi, and taking in the sights of St. Louis. We are beginning the week with tickets to a Cardinals game. That is probably what I am most excited for. I cannot wait for the next couple weeks to hurry up and go by. By that time, all projects and all homework will have been completed, and I can kick off the summer with fun week.
I wanted to alert all you readers out there that SHESA (Student Human Environmental Sciences Association) is hosting events for Denim Day on April 26th. We will have various activities that day, including a self-defense class, and we hope a lot of people participate. SHESA has worked very hard on organizing everything for this day. We are collecting denim jeans to donate throughout campus, and on the 26th, we will be holding a craft table in the library. At the craft table, we are selling denim crafts for a donation, and also have the materials to make some of the crafts for those who would like to do so. I hope to see you there! SHESA is a great organization, and I would encourage all HES students, especially fashion merchandising majors, to get involved with SHESA!
Fontbonne University student La Keesha participated in the university’s first Denim Day on Thursday, April 22. Sponsored by the Student Human Environmental Sciences Association, Denim Day is a global movement to build awareness of sexual violence. La Keesha documented the events and activities of the day, and discusses them in her own words in the video below.
My name is Danielle Ader and I am a senior accounting and business administration major here at Fontbonne. On top of being a student I am also the Student Government president. I am planning on graduating in May of 2016 with my degree and going to graduate school to study Higher Education and Student Affairs. I have 3 sisters and a little brother, as well as 4 dogs. Family is very important as well as my boyfriend Dillion who doesn't attend Fontbonne. My best friends are also the most important people in my life as well as my grandparents. If you want to know my story... Happy reading!
I am working on my Master's of Management Degree and how to be graduating in the fall of 2016. I am a mother of 3 with 4 grandchildren. I received my Bachelors degree from Fontbonne as well. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and crafting.
Hey! My name is Valerie Kathryn Amerlan. I have most recently embraced my middle name, so forgive me if it's too long :) I am a returning sophomore and a Psychology Major here at Fontbonne. I am studying to be an Occupational Therapist. This city has become my second home, and that is something that I still can't believe is coming from my small town, country mind. I love people and meeting/making new friends. I am very social and I try to be a breath of fresh air. It may sound annoying to some people, but I try to be as positive as possible. I want to find the good in everyday and in everyone. Why focus on the negative? Because it's real? So is the positive stuff :)