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I just got back from a conference in Minneapolis called NACA (National Association for Campus Activities). I attended this last year as well in Boston and have been looking forward to it again ever since then. This is a conference in which there are a variety of teaser shows and market places in which you can visit with the performers and their agents. The point of this is to see what performers you want to bring back to your campus. There are a variety of singers, DJs, comedians, poets, acrobats, and more. There are also educational sessions to attend. I presented at one of them. It was titled “Dealing with Divas: How to Handle Difficult Performers.” I spoke about my experience as the live performance chair on the Fontbonne Activities Board and as an entertainment agent at TalentPlus.

My experience was so amazing; I don’t even know where to begin. I saw so much talent that I am so excited to see perform at Fontbonne. I will definitely come back. I am a huge fangirl and follower now for some of my favorites, such as Two Worlds, Matt Beilis, and Josh Vietti. In addition, I learned a lot of valuable information at the educational sessions. There were five of us from the activities board that attended. We all bonded tremendously and met many new people at the conference that hosted about 1,500 students. We also enjoyed taking some time to see what Minneapolis has to offer. For example, we ate some cool restaurants and visited the Mall of America. Because my career is in the entertainment industry, this setting is definitely my forte. I didn’t want the show-watching and critiquing to end. NACA has provided me so many amazing opportunities, memories, and friends. This is priceless and something I will never forget.

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During my time at Fontbonne I have gotten involved in so many different extracurricular activities. As a commuter, it is important for me to join different organizations in order to stay in contact with friends. One organization I am most involved with is Fontbonne Activities Board. I really like getting to plan the exciting events that take place around the year. I help with movie nights, commuter breakfasts and lunch, the spring and winter celebrations and much more. I also enjoyed planning the inaugural ball this year. Attending this once-in-a-lifetime event was very exciting especially since I got to wear my prom dress, which I didn’t think I would get to wear again. I am really looking forward to the next event that we have planned, which is a movie night on February 13. The movie is called “The Proposal.” I have never seen this movie so it will be interesting.

Besides being on the Fontbonne Activities Board, I recently went on the pro-life trip last weekend. I’m glad I was able to march through Washington D.C and protest against abortion. On top of that, I got to explore the city. I went to museums and got to visit the national cemetery. Next year I plan to get tickets to go inside the White House!

I was also glad I went on this trip because I got to spend time with friends and even got to meet new people!

So the important message here is GET INVOLVED!!!!! you never know who you will meet or what experiences you will have

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Carlyn

Welcome Back Week

by Carlyn on January 16, 2015

in College Life

Winter Warm-Up, Welcome Back Week, or whatever else you want to call it — what a week it has been! The Fontbonne Activities Board and Griffin Gang hosted a variety of events for the first week back to school for the spring 2015 semester. They are as follows:

-Wednesday: tailgate before the women’s and men’s basketball games
-Thursday: Commuter Breakfast with Chick-Fil-A in the morning and hypnotist Chris Jones at night
-Friday: kiddie snacks and movie night with “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
-Saturday: trip to play demolition ball

With class, homework, jobs, and an internship added to the mix, I can already feel the craziness of the semester. However, I live for that crazy. I love everything I do and am excited to dive back into things for one more semester before I graduate. It’s hard to believe I’m at the point where I can say that! Happy Spring 2015, everyone!

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It seems as if a week never goes by without an exciting campus event taking place. Recently, the Fontbonne Activties Board (FAB) hosted a comedy night, and it was co-sponsored by the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Because I am in charge of all live performance events, this was one that I was lucky enough to chair.

Back in February, I attended a conference in Boston, with the intention to watch and book numerous performers that travel to college campuses. One group that I saw and met was Preferred Parking, which is comedy tour. The comedians’ names are Drew Lynch and Sam Comroe. They were extremely nice when I first met them, and continued to be a joy to work with as I planned for them to star in the comedy night at Fontbonne. Not only were they great behind the scenes, but also a joy to watch on stage, which is the perspective that the rest of the students got. Drew and Sam made everyone in the audience laugh throughout their entire performance, while still being respectful. Usually this is a very hard skill to pull off, especially for comedians. It was very rewarding to see this event turn out successfully. It was a general consensus that Fontbonne students had a good time and would like to see Preferred Parking come back to campus again in the future.

Although Preferred Parking are comedians that tell jokes, they also share a very inspirational story. Drew Lynch has a stutter, and Sam Comroe has tourette syndrome. Typically in the entertainment industry, people with disorders like this are told that they are not going to succeed as a live performer. Drew and Sam heard this message but continued to fight it. Their hard work paid off, because now they are traveling the country doing what they love to do.

PP brooke and carly Drew Lynch, my BFF Brooke, myself, and Sam

 

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Fun With Mini Me

by Sarah B. October 23, 2014

This past Friday through Sunday was Siblings Weekend here at Fontbonne. It was an opportunity for my little sister, Kaitlyn, to visit me on campus for the first time since last year. A lot has changed since last year for both of us. She got older and more mature, and our attitude towards each other […]

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Fontbonne’s Annual Sibz Weekend

by Taylor October 21, 2014

This past weekend was Sibz Weekend here at Fontbonne and I was lucky enough to bring my little cousin, Raimee. She had a blast! Fontbonne Activities board planned so many exciting things for participants to do. The entire weekend was Lego themed, which was such a cool idea! Sibz weekend began on Friday night with […]

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Soon it will be Sibz Weekend!

by Carlyn October 14, 2014

I am so excited that it’s almost Sibz Weekend again! This is an annual tradition that the Fontbonne Activities Board (FAB) started. Being a member of the executive team for FAB, there has been a lot of prep work for this, so I’m eager to see it all finally come together. This is a time […]

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My FABulous Friend

by Carlyn September 24, 2014

Meet Brooke Stochl. She is my best friend at Fontbonne. We first met about a year ago at the beginning of my junior year, and her sophomore year, through our involvement in FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board). She was the Films Chairperson while I was the Daytime Activities Chairperson. Currently during the 2014-2015 school year, Brooke […]

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Bump, Set, Spike!

by Taylor September 23, 2014

With this past week being Spirit Week at Fontbonne, there have been an abundance of events and activities for students to attend! My favorite was by far the Neon Volleyball Tournament that was held Thursday night. It was held in the gym with all the lights turned off except for a few black lights that […]

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Dueling Pianos

by Alumni Posts September 17, 2014

I have heard great things about the Dueling Pianos event from other students. I had never been to any event like this kind, but I had the night free to attend. DSAC had an inviting feeling, the lights were off except a few on the stage, chairs and tables faced the stage, and of course […]

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