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.
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 for any Fontbonne student to invite siblings, cousins, kids they babysit, etc. to come stay on campus for a weekend. There are many events and activities planned to keep everyone active and having a good time. This year’s theme is all about Legos and is called “Construct Your Own Adventure.” The fun-filled schedule is below.
Friday October 17
-Bingo and pizza
-The Lego Movie
-Build your own sundae bar
Saturday October 18
-Justin Willman performance
-Build your own cupcake bar
Sunday October 19
Justin Willman performed last year at Sibz Weekend as well, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have him back! He puts on an extremely entertaining comedic magic show. Justin has also been the host of The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and King of Cones and Disney Channel’s Win, Lose, or Draw. And, he just landed his own show on Comedy Central! He is such a great guy to work with and bring back as a part of the Sibz Weekend tradition. It all begins soon!
Happy almost Halloween! It’s the last week of October already; can you believe it? If you haven’t had a chance to do any festive activities, Fontbonne has a few going on this week that you might want to attend:
Fall Festival–Okay, so this one was last week. But if you missed it, you definitely want to go next year! Campus organizations come together in the meadow (or the AMC when it rains) and celebrate the end of October with all kinds of fall activities. This year, NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association) had baby pumpkins to paint and BSO (Biological Sciences Organization) had big pumpkins for carving. RHA (Residence Hall Association) had some delicious cookies to decorate (and to eat, of course). There was also chili, apple cider, and . . . (wait for it) . . . a crepe truck! The cardinals game was also playing on the huge blow-up screen, so no one missed any of the action while enjoying the party. So if you missed the fall festival this year, make sure you come next year!
Monday-Wednesday this week, FAB is selling candy grams. If you’d like to go all Mean Girls on your friends, you can order them some candy grams to be picked up in the DSAC on Thursday 11:30-1:30. You go, Glen Coco!
This is taking place on Thursday from11:30-1:30 in the DSAC (candy gram coincidence? I think not). I hear they have caricature drawings and apple cider. You should stop by if you have time.
One last thing: I promised you an update on my pumpkin carving. Well…
Voila! One and a half hours and a very messy kitchen later.
You can guess which one is mine (the one that took 1 1/2 hours to scrape thin enough for the light to show through). Happy Halloween!
With Spring’s arrival and the number of weeks of college left getting smaller and smaller, I have began to reflect on how my first year at Fontbonne University has been so far, and what advice I might have to others (all you readers out there!). While at Fontbonne, I would definitely urge everyone to get out and enjoy what the city has to offer. Just yesterday I took in the various sites at Forest Park, enjoyed an afternoon snack in Central West End, and finished the afternoon at the zoo. Seizing opportunities such as this is something I would recommend to anyone. On campus, engage yourself in activities and join clubs. There is always something going on sponsored by the Fontbonne Activities Board, and meeting for clubs are held at least once a month. I try to be as involved as my class schedule allows, and have never had a bad time at any campus event. Surround yourself with good people in good places and you won’t regret your years at Fontbonne.
It has come for the time to register for Fall 2012 classes. Yikes. It’s amazing to witness how fast the time flies, and registering for classes months in advance does not make that any better. On the bright side, I am really excited about the classes I plan on taking next year. I would advise future students not to put off any class, and also to incorporate as many classes related to your major as possible. Taking Fashion Merchandising courses this year has surely kept me entertained and engaged!
I feel as though this semester has flown by! Easter break begins here Thursday, and I will be going home tomorrow. I cannot wait to spend more days at home with my family. However, this break, I will not succumb to laziness and will get some work done!