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Hello to everyone reading this blog!

This is my first blog for this semester and there is good reason for why that is.

Let’s just say that I’m SUPER involved here at Fontbonne and keeping up with everything can be quite challenging.

Don’t get me wrong though, school is challenging enough, and as a Speech-Language Pathology Major and a Psychology Minor, I have more than enough schoolwork to do.

However, I cannot help but stay involved on campus in some way.

It can be tedious work, but I get a lot out of it.

For example, my personal development has gone through much change since I first came to Fontbonne roughly 2 years ago (I cannot believe I’m a Junior already!).

Plus, it makes for great Fontbonne memories.

Just this month, I’ve already….

Helped with events such as Sibs Weekend with FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board).

Attended the Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Garden with Environmental Club.

Made guacamole for and attended the FISA (Fontbonne International Students Association) Potluck.

Help put together a Comedy Night with FAB featuring celebrity Ross Mathews and comedian Taylor Williamson.

Helped with facilitating a Zoo Photo Scavenger Hunt with RHA (Residence Hall Association) and CAB (Commuter Advisory Board).

And the month is only almost halfway through!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go prepare for my next class along with preparing for the RHA meeting that I’ll be running soon!

Peace, Love, and Penguin!

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Happy Commuter Week, everyone!

Commuting is the way to be this week, as the Commuter Advisory Board is pulling out all the stops with its (relative) plethora of events to celebrate all those who don’t operate out of a dorm room.  This is CAB’s first year as an activities-based group rather than merely an outlet for diatribes about parking, and Commuter Week will test out the new administration (i.e., me with lots of help from Brent Hickenbottom, the club’s adviser.  I’ll be the first to admit it’s an autocracy.  Trust me, though, I’m definitely working on this, mostly because I’m tired of doing so much work.).  All this is pretty exciting, but by “exciting,” I mean “thrilling and terrifying and exhausting, all at the same time.”

Here’s the schedule:

Monday: Commuter Breakfast from 8:30 – 10:00 in the Griffin’s Nest, Tricycle Races in the DSAC at 12:00, where the grand prize is a $50 gas card.

Tuesday: Commuter Breakfast

Wednesday:  Commuter Breakfast, Commuter Dinner with food from the Pasta House

Thursday: Commuter Breakfast – Brent and Janelle Densberger, the Director of Student Activities, will be flipping pancakes for everyone!

Friday: Commuter Breakfast

Saturday: A joint production by CAB and the Residence Hall Association:  Zoo Photo Scavenger Hunt!  We’re meeting in the AMC at 1 p.m., and will carpool over to the Zoo for the scavenger hunt!  Bring a digital camera and a cord to connect it to a laptop, if you have one!

Then, on Monday, October 10th, we’ll be having the first official CAB meeting of the year! CAB had a slow start (it’s already OCTOBER, for Pete’s sake, and we’re just now having our first activities), but I think this week makes up for it!

Hope to see you some time this week, commuters!

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A big “Thank You!” goes out to all who helped make the Biological Sciences Organization’s First Annual Zoo Trip a success. This past Saturday, all of our months of planning finally came together in the library plaza as the Fontbonne campus community gathered to enjoy games, prizes, free t-shirts, free BSO arm bands, and, of course, delicious Mom’s Deli Sandwiches.

After our gathering in front of the library, we all headed over to the Zoo. After meeting in front of the Jungle of the Apes exhibit in order to distribute prizes, everyone was free to go off and explore the Zoo. As always, there were lots of fun, new, and exciting things to see, including the soon-to-be-leaving-for-warmer-weather Stingrays at Caribbean Cove exhibit and the new baby elephant, Kenzi, who recently turned three months old.

Once again, thank you to everyone who supported the BSO. We hope to see you all next year at the BSO’s Second Annual BSO Zoo Trip!

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Yesterday was very unexpected because it started raining. My drawing class was suppose to take a trip to the zoo, but my two classmates, John and Sheridan, and I were not sure if we should still attend. I asked Sheridan for Mario’s, our drawing instructor, number so I called him to make sure whether we should still come or not. He said “I’m already here. I know it’s raining. Will that be a problem?” I thought to myself Ha ha, I guess it’s still okay. So we decided to still go. When we arrived to my car, we all got in and when I turned my key, my car did not start at all. It was dead! (Note: My car was parked in the Walgreens parking lot. How awesome is that?)

I slightly panicked. I opened the front to check my battery. Apparently, the cables are a bit loose or insecured which causes my car to die. I also assumed that I needed a jump, but I had no idea who I could possibly ask for help. Luckily, a person waiting at the traffic light noticed and asked if we needed cables for a jump. I replied “I think so!” She answered, “Okay, I’ll come around and help.” I felt so relieved! As she drove through the parking lot to my car, I apologized to my classmates many times for the inconvenience. They said it was okay. Sheridan said, “It’s really nice of her to come help.” I agreed, and I think I was pretty lucky. So she parked her car in the opposite position to mine (her engine was in the back of her vehicle. I thought that was pretty cool.) However, my battery was too far to reach. She suggested to put my car into neutral and they’ll push the car out. I couldn’t turn my car on whatsoever to do that. She asked for my keys and starts messing around to see if it’ll work. And she got it! I finally learned that the “shift lock” near my shift was to help put my car in whichever mode it needs if the car is dead. Hilarious!

We moved the car just a bit upwards to the higher parking spot. Our helper goes into her car and slowly moves so that her back vehicle was near the front of my car. Unexpectedly, someone parked near us and came out, asking “What’s going on? What’s wrong with it?” He also helped us with the jump. In a few minutes, my car was alive again! Oh I was so glad and happy. I hugged our first helper, thanking her many times. She told me her name is Emily and asks if we were Fontbonne students and it turned out that she’s also a Fontbonne student! I was just so happy. And the man told me that I might need a new battery or just replace the cables. I’ll make sure to get that resolved.

I felt really lucky. And I’m also happy to have Fontbonne members help me out. I love Fontbonne so much! :)

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BSO Wants YOU to Go to the Zoo!

by Courtney September 23, 2011

As far as my knowledge goes, I’m the only blogger who is an active member of the Biological Sciences Organization. Therefore, I believe it is my duty to inform all of my readers about all of the fun activities that the BSO has planned. This Saturday, September 24, the BSO is inviting everyone to come […]

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Mornings at the Park

by Alumni Posts April 13, 2011

One of the greatest benefits of attending Fontbonne is its proximity to Forest Park. Now that the weather is getting nicer, it seems everyone in St. Louis has the same idea: go to the zoo. In the past week, I alone have been to the Saint Louis Zoo twice; however, in my most recent visit, […]

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Back to the Griffin

by Courtney January 19, 2011

Welcome to Spring Semester 2011. For me, it’s a semester of Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Calculus, and Public Speaking. Although it will be challenging, I think I’m ready for it. Being a freshman, this was the first time I had ever been treated to a month long Winter Break. And, it was the first time that […]

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