The Department of Leadership, Education, and Student Activities. Whoa, that’s a mouthful. Better known as DLESA, this department hosts a few major campus organizations at Fontbonne, one of which I’m a part of. Omicron Delta Kappa falls under the DLESA umbrella. As we near the final days of the semester (yikes), the department was kind enough to throw the bundle of student leaders on campus an End of the Year Party. This just happened to be a trip to Busch Stadium for a Cardinals Game, complementary nachos, and Ted Drewes after.
It was an enjoyable night! Although it rained off and on, the Cardinals ended up losing, and the game ended significantly past the closing of Ted Drewes, it was still a great night with fellow students. I can’t fathom to think that this time next week my junior year of college will be basically complete, and just a few weeks after that I’ll be boarding a plane to London for the entire summer.
Monday night was a night full of memories, but that is what my entire year has been, thanks to Fontbonne. It’s nights like Monday that I’ll look back on and cherish. I just have to hang on for another week. Let the finals begin!
Ready for the game to start!
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This past Thursday, Omicron Delta Kappa had the pleasure of collaborating with Student Government Association on the first installment of a very exciting, important series of events at Fontbonne, a Last Lecture Series. This was an idea of some student leaders in the beginning of this year. ODK and SGA saw it as a perfect opportunity for collaboration.
We chose the retiring President Dr. Golden to give his “last lecture” to the university. This consists of his final words of wisdom to students, faculty, and staff. You can find out more information on Last Lecture by viewing this link: http://www.fontbonne.edu/studentlife/activitiesorganizations/last-lecture-series/.
As Vice President of ODK, it was my duty to plan the reception following the Last Lecture. Dr. Golden is particularly fond of ice cream sundaes. I decided to call upon the local Strange Donuts in Maplewood for a special donut for the reception. We had ice cream sundae donuts made, along with hundreds of donut holes, fresh fruit, coffee, and hot chocolate.
Overall, it was a great evening. Dr. Golden delivered a memorable lecture, and everyone seemed to have enjoyed the night. I look forward to many Last Lectures ahead!
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Two weeks down, fourteen to go. This has become my countdown, and it is yet still early in the semester. I absolutely love my “busier than busy” lifestyle here at Fontbonne, but coffee and caffeinated teas have become my best friends.
This week, I was particularly busy with one of my favorite and most recent involvements, Omicron Delta Kappa. ODK is a national leadership honor society. After being chartered last semester, we are more than excited to start participating as an established organization on campus.
To help promote ourselves to students, we set up at the Activities Fair this week to provide everyone with a little information of what we’re all about. ODK also has a Facebook page! You can check it out by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/FontbonneODK. We post daily, with #MotivationMonday, #TriviaTuesday, #WebArticleWednesday, #ThrowbackThursday, and #FBUODKFanFriday.
Omicron Delta has many events planned for this semester, including an “End the R Word” campaign, Service Day project, and a collaboration with Student Government Association with the Last Lecture series.
FBUODK at the Activities Fair!
Let the semester begin! It’s going to be a struggle, but why not tackle everything now while I’m still young? Deep breathing, caffeine, and support from my family and very best friends are all a girl needs to get through anything!
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All semester, some Fontbonne students have worked and looked forward to November 16. This day marked the Omicron Delta Kappa initiation. ODK consists of upper classmen that are ranked academically in the top third of students and have experience in a variety of campus organizations and leadership roles. This honors leadership society is new to Fontbonne this year, so this initiation was one for the record books. As of this past Saturday, all of the new members have now been officially and proudly inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa. After the ceremony, the afternoon was spent at the reception, in which we all mingled over sweet and savory treats that were blue and gold like the ODK colors. It was nice to have everyone together, including the national officers that flew into St. Louis especially for Fontbonne’s occasion. Going forward, ODK will continue to host leadership initiatives, Lead by Example events, and participate in service projects.
The fun from that day didn’t end with the ODK ceremony and reception. Afterwards, my wonderful mom and I went to the Fabulous Fox theatre to see Rain. This is a Beatles tribute band that we saw together a couple years ago. We enjoyed ourselves so much then that we felt like we had to see them again. If only everyday could end being crooned by live Beatles tunes…
Congrats to all the new Omicron Delta Kappa members!