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Home Sweet Home

Well folks, I’ve survived my first month of junior year! (pats for Raven!) and I am so happy to be back! After a long and exhausting summer, I can honestly say that I was becoming really bored. So you can imagine my excitement when the first day of classes finally came. I was pumped! I had missed Fontbonne over the summer, so I was ready for some new challenges! I have some classes that I am really excited about. One class I’m really looking forward to is my civil rights film course. When I enrolled in this class last spring, I was extremely interested in the premise of the course.  I consider myself a self-declared nerd, so if I can learn more about a specific time period, I’m all over it! Another thing I’m pretty pumped about would be the activities. This semester, I promised myself that I would be involved more, so I have to keep that promise to myself. I got a chance to attend an event last night and I got a chance to meet our new president Dr. Pressimone. I must say that Dr. Pressimone seems like a really cool guy who is very dedicated to changing lives and helping Fontbonne be the best it could be. Welcome Dr. Pressimone! I also got a chance to meet our new vice president of student affairs, Joe Deighton, this week as well. He was very nice person and showed a great level of dedication to getting to know the campus and everyone in it! Welcome Mr. Deighton! All in all, my first impression of the new semester was that we are gonna have an amazing year together! Welcome back everyone! And a warm welcome to the class of 2018!

I’m Ebony and I’m a Sushi-holic

Well, hello everyone! I am Ebony, no stranger to the world of blogging but brand spanking new to the student blogging community here at Fontbonne University. This is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to sharing with Fontbonne’s faithful blog readers.

Now, let me tell you a little bit about myself.

First of all, I love being a student (I know. Nerd alert, right?)! I came to Fontbonne from another institution in search of a better quality business degree program. I enrolled in courses through the Options program and have been pleased with my decision ever since.

I enjoy reading good books while sipping a chai tea latte, writing poetry and working on a novel that probably should have been published years ago, movies starring Johnny Depp and sushi. Oh, how I love sushi (and Johnny)!

I am a regular on a few different blogs, including my own. I volunteer for a non-profit organization geared toward mentoring young ladies ages 8 to 18 and am an active member of my church. And, a lover of politics, I may have a slight addiction to CNN and MSNBC. I’ve really got to stop watching those channels!

Lastly, I love spending quality time with my new baby daughter, whom I affectionately call Lovebug. She was born over the summer and has completely changed my life for the better. Lovebug is barely three months old, but that didn’t stop me from lecturing her on the importance of higher learning the day I brought her with me to the main campus’ bookstore. “Someday, you’ll go to school just like Mommy,” I told her. She yawned several times during my lecture but I am certain that I got through to her! Ha!

As a writer, I strive to entertain my readers as well as provoke thought on issues that affect our individual lives. I hope that I can do this, throughout the semester, for you all! Thank you for the opportunity and I wish you all a great school year!


Hi my name is…

My name is Erica Van Buren and I’m currently a senior here at Fontbonne University. For me, 24 hours is not enough time to juggle work, school and family. I’m majoring in English, and I’ve recently decided that my part time job gives me lots of writing material. At the moment I’m employed part time with the Transportation Security Administration and working at the airport — you see and hear some really interesting things. After graduating, I’m hoping to be able to dedicate myself completely to my notebook of weird and crazy things via the airport. I would love to get it published. Stay Tuned…


My name is Whitney Vehige, and I am a junior at Fontbonne. I am majoring in speech/language pathology and minoring in psychology. I live about an hour out of St. Louis and commute to school. I chose Fontbonne for their excellent speech/language pathology program and have never regretted the decision. Even though I am busy with school and work (I am a nanny), I still make time for me. I love hanging out with my friends and reading a good book. Well, now that you know a little about me, I just want to wish everyone a happy school year, and I can’t wait to post my weekly blog for all of you all!

Introducing Myself.

Hey ya’ll!!

My name is Jessica, but I go by Jess!! I’m 21years old and this is my first year at Fontbonne!

I’m a third year transfer from St. Charles Community College. I’m an Elementary Education major! I grew up in St. Charles, about 30 minutes away from here, and went to Orchard Farm School District for all 12 years! I graduated with less than 100 people — it was pretty small school! I was really involved in high school and an officer for many clubs/organizations, and I still go back to my high school to volunteer and help out for the organizations!

I have one sibling, Jolene; she is almost 18 years old and a senior in high school. My parents will have been married for almost 22 years in just a few weeks! My dad owns his own company, Circle C Solutions, and my mom works from home for a corporate travel agency in the area.

I’ve held many jobs, but my most recent one was at a local daycare not far from my house. I was the secondary teacher in the infants room and I LOVED it!! I miss my kiddos very much!! I love working with children and I really can’t wait to have my own classroom and teach children!!

My boyfriend also goes here, he is a senior and a Religious Studies major! We’ve been dating for four years (in one week that is!) We met in high school, I yelled at him and he didn’t like me very much at first, but I won him over when a friend of ours kept putting us in the same situations. I love being on campus together, it’s so fun!

Well, that’s pretty much it! If you have any questions, please feel to ask! I’m a pretty open book!

Welcome to the new school year!!


Hello Everyone,

Long time no blog! Well for those you new to the scene, let me introduce myself. I am Jeanne Eveld. I am a sophomore seeking a career in Special Education. I picked Fontbonne for its small, but close-knit community. I did not find it hard to get involved and make new friends at Fontbonne! Plus, they have a GREAT education program! If it doesn’t already show, I love kids and look forward to showing them all the knowledge out there that they can learn.

I am also an avid reader, and reading is a deep passion of mine that I take part in frequently (almost too frequently!). I am currently reading the Divergent Trilogy even though only two are out and the third won’t be out until 2013!! It is a pretty intricate futuristic novel about the world’s population broken up into 5 factions, each focused on one quality, like bravery or selflessness. It focuses on the journey of one girl who tries to find which faction she truly belongs in when it seems like she fits into more than one and that is an unusual quality in this book’s world. Well that was my book plug!

I like anything involving the outdoors, such as hiking, knitting (I’m not good though), and watching a plethora of movies (Princess Bride wins as the BEST!). That is me, so come back and read some more. I write weekly, and I try to keep it informational in one form or another. So, enough about me, what about you?


WELCOME to the FALL 2012 Semester!

Hello, fellow Fontbonne students and bloggers! My name is Sean Pellegrini, and I am a new “Real Life at Fontbonne Blogger”! I hope that some day I could meet you. I am a sophomore Psychology major and I LOVE this school. Fontbonne is like another home. I am from Chicago (yes, actually from there on the South Side). I chose to come to Fontbonne because it is a small, accredited university in what I have heard to be a very nice area. Personally, I feel special for being a part of the Fontbonne family. I was able to join several clubs here last year, but I have been particularly active the most in FLARE, Fontbonne’s (Straight and LGBT Alliance for Respect and Equality). Please check out the club! We have a new President this year, Ms. Jes Stevens. I would like to extend my thanks to her for continuing the legacy of FLARE. Aside from being an active member in FLARE, I occasionally go to meetings for FISA, Fontbonne’s International Students Association. This is actually one of Fontbonne’s larger clubs, and if you like to experience different cultures, this is the club for you! I hope you all have a very fun but studious semester! If you are a freshman or recent transfer student, I would personally like to welcome you to our fabulous Fontbonne family. If you ever see me around, feel free to say “hey!” Thanks for reading. Go Griffins!

New Here

Hi everyone! This is my second semester at Fontbonne University, and I’m happy to be sharing with you some of the things that go on in the mind of a student here. I’m a non-traditional student (my first crack at college was back in ’92) studying Deaf Education. I chose Fontbonne because it’s right here in my home town and is one of only 79 (last time I checked) undergraduate programs offered in that major. My first experience was at a transfer open house just last March. I was taken away by how homey it felt and how helpful and informative everything was. I have not been disappointed. My first semester was an eye opener, yes, but it has been so worth it.

I will be honest in saying that since I am a mom, I haven’t made it a priority to get involved with many extracurricular activities, but there’s always something to do if you have the time and the interest. I’m getting more integrated into the “community” aspect as time goes on. I’ve started using the weight room and the track and have seen more of DSAC in these first few weeks of spring semester than I did the entire Fall semester, and I’ve even watched portions of both men’s and women’s basketball games.

So that’s how my story at Fontbonne begins…..there’s still lots to be told!

Hello Everyone!

Hello! My name is Whitney, and this is my first blog, so I would like to introduce myself. I am a sophomore at Fontbonne and am studying speech-pathology. I am a commuter student, so even though I do not spend as much time around campus as many other students, I consider my college experience here fulfilling very so far! I love meeting the people at Fontbonne because they are all so amazing. I have met so many new friends and look forward to getting to know all of you as well!

When I am not attending class, I am a nanny/maid for a family of five. The kids keep me very busy, but I enjoy the experience and look forward to working with children in the future. As far as hobbies go, I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, and reading books. I am a very outgoing person who likes singing and dancing around with friends as well.

I am very excited to get to share my thoughts with you all and I hope that you have a very exciting and successful spring semester!