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WELL here we are back in school again. Is it really my last semester in college? Welp, as long as I don’t accidentally fail something, it sure is. Medical Nutrition Therapy II, Experimental Foods, Microbiology, and HES Senior Synthesis are all on the schedule for the next few months, and then that’s all, folks!
So far I’m digging my classes. I’m learning about how to treat various diseases and conditions with diet, experimenting with vegan pound cakes, swabbing bacteria on agar dishes, and writing a FAT paper to sum up my college career in the HES department. I’m still Environmental Club president as well, so expect plenty of posts geared in that direction.
Basically, I’m planning to live it up and enjoy the remainder of my time at Fontbonne. It’s been a great 3.5 years so far, and it just keeps getting better. Looking forward to a rad last semester!

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If I had to pick a favorite color, without a question, it would be green.

It’s also conveniently associated with the environment, and I love “going green.”

Fontbonne is becoming "greener" via our Southwest Hall garden!

A recent holiday that just occurred was St. Patrick’s Day…a holiday that is conveniently very green.

The Fontbonne HES Department had a Student Food Demo that was St. Patrick’s Day-themed, which I really enjoyed.

Fontbonne Students showing us how to make various food dishes.

I was pretty excited about it.

The mashed potatoes were probably my favorite. I'm a big fan of potatoes.

Utilizing technology in the kitchen!

We even had dessert!

I was excited to win an attendance prize! This peeler will definitely come in handy for my own personal cooking.

And now a few gems from the Dogtown St. Patrick’s Parade. (For those of you who aren’t familiar with different St. Louis neighborhoods, Dogtown is considered the traditionally Irish neighborhood.)

We were excited to arrive at the parade.

I enjoyed looking at everyone's festive attire.

I spy a Kermit the Frog.

Let the parade begin!

There was some singin'...

There was some smilin'...

Fancy Irish parade floats...

There was some Irish dancin' of course...

"The Brady Bunch" was even there. ;)

Just your neighborhood leprechaun strolling along...

People handing out beads like crazy!

This is my friend, Ahmed, experiencing a St. Patrick's Day parade for the first time, since he's from Iraq.

Me, Ahmed, and fellow Fontbonne blogger Marielle after the parade festivities.

Peace, Love, & Lots of Green.

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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!

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Marielle

Back to the Future

by Marielle on November 28, 2011

in Academics,Career Paths

It’s hard to believe that the semester is almost over. When I think about where I was last year, about through with my first ever semester in college, it seems like time went by much slower. And now I’m facing down second semester, after which I will be halfway through college!

In case you can’t tell, I’ve been thinking about the future lately – which often happens when I’m planning classes for next semester! Two good friends of mine are graduating this December, too, and it will be strange to not see them anymore, although I am excited for what they will accomplish in the future. Also, on Sunday I went to the Fall 2011 Senior Synthesis presentations of the Human Environmental Sciences department, which is essentially what I have to look forward to as the last assignment of my college career. Senior Synthesis is a class that all HES majors (which include dietetics, fashion merchandising, early childhood, and family & consumer sciences) have to take before graduation. Other departments have a Senior Synthesis as well, and its purpose is basically to sum up what you’ve learned about your major and how it pertains to your department.

The presentations, which were about sustainable/ethical manufacturing, human trafficking, and families with low socioeconomic status, were all very good. I am very glad that I took the time to go see them, because now I have a better idea about what to expect. I like to prepare for the future, and I always feel better with a solid plan. I can’t get too far ahead of myself, though – gotta enjoy this semester first! :)

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Nutrition up to my eyeballs!

by Alumni Posts September 26, 2011

Finally, my first post of the semester! My title pretty much sums up why I’m so behind with blogging. While school has only been in session for a little over a month, the “honeymoon” is definitely over!!! It’s my junior year in dietetics, a.k.a the year of numerous group projects! While many of us cringe [...]

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Spreading the Word: Denim Day at Fontbonne

by Alumni Posts May 3, 2010

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 [...]

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