I hope your last week of classes is going well!! I wish you all luck and motivation to finish strongly!
It’s the end of the semester and academic year, so I’d like to recap a bit of my year to you guys (if you’ll let me)..
A few of the exciting things that happened to me this semester were:
- I was able to go to NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) Convention in Baltimore back in February for FAB and ODK so that we would be able to bring back performers for campus!
- At the End of the Year Banquet for ODK this past weekend, I was sworn in as Secretary of ODK for the next school year!
- I also received the Exceptional Transition Leader at the Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony this past Saturday!
I don’t entirely remember many cons of this semester, so we’re not even going to acknowledge them 🙂
Next fall. So close, and yet so far away from where we are now. We don’t want spring to end because then summer comes around, and then we don’t want summer to end because then fall is here. But we can all agree that we don’t want to leave our friends for summer, but we won’t be able to wait until we get back for fall to see them all again! I am excited for the Fall Semester because I am finally starting to take a lot of speech-language pathology classes, and I have an art class to take as well. Oddly enough, all of my classes fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I am a free woman!!
peace out everyone,
It’s that time of year again for Fontbonne Service Day! For those of you that aren’t aware yet, this is a day very unique and special to Fontbonne. One of the university’s values is to serve our dear neighbor. So, the university cancels all classes for a day in the spring to give students and faculty the chance to do so! There are multiple locations that you can sign up to volunteer at. Classes are cancelled so that more students can get involved with this important day.
For the last four years, the honors society Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) has visited the same place to volunteer on service day. We help at the House of Living Stone Community Garden in Brentwood. Within the last few years, ODK has helped expand the garden tremendously and maintain its upkeep. One of the values of Omicron Delta Kappa is also service, so completing this project each year is important to the Fontbonne community as well the ODK one. It is exciting to come back each year and see the progression. And, it’s sweet that we’ve built a relationship with the staff there. They are all so kind and welcoming. They even serve us a wonderful lunch!
Although I am an alum and have moved onto my master’s, I still find it worthwhile to find time for service, as I did throughout my undergrad. I enjoy helping with the garden and spending time with my fellow ODK members. Regardless of who you serve with and where you serve, I hope you all can see the benefit in following the Fontbonne mission of serving our dear neighbor.
Fontbonne Day was last Friday. It occurs one day a year when all of Fontbonne breaks up into groups and goes into various locations to do volunteer work. In the past I did not have a group to go with. This year however, I got inducted into ODK. It is the national honor society for students who are in the top third in their class. Anyway, I got the chance to go with this group this year. Our group when to a local First Baptist Church to do gardening. Me and my friends took out weeds and placed mulch in the garden. Some other people painted the shed. We were rewarded with a delicious lunch afterwards! We had hot dogs, chips, and various desserts. At the end, there was fried chicken! I am glad I participated in this experience!
Hey guys! It’s been a great 2016 so far, and I am excited to be one of Fontbonne’s newest student bloggers. Here’s the basics you should know about me. My name’s Taylor, and I’m a junior here at Fontbonne. I’m majoring in dietetics and minoring in chemistry, and hoping to get into med school after graduation so that I can work in sports medicine, specifically with tennis players. I’m a triplet from from a little town called Ozark, about 4 hours southwest of St. Louis. My brother goes to school in San Francisco, and my sister in Kansas, so we are kind of all over the place right now. Originally, I chose Fontbonne because of their amazing dietetics program, and I thought that I would play tennis here. The tennis thing never happened, and I changed my mind about what career I wanted my sophomore year, but Fontbonne still ended up being the perfect fit for me.
During my 3 years here, I have had the opportunity to be involved on campus in pretty significant ways, whether through my current campus job of being a resident assistant, or through the various organizations I am a part of, including ODK, SAFCS, and Fontbonne ResLife. This place keeps me busy, and I feel like there is always something cool going on here.
The best part about Fontbonne for me would have to be the people. I have managed to find some really spectacular friends here that have kept me going and made me excited about life, and every semester I meet more people here that impact me in different and cool ways. My best friends are people that I really had nothing in common with before I got here, but who have managed to become some of my favorite people in my life.
I hope you guys are having a great 2016 so far, and I can’t wait to share more with you!