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As you all know, last week we had our annual Fontbonne Day, a day where campus shuts down and faculty, students, and staff go out into the community and serve. This year I had the opportunity to go out to Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT)  in Wildwood, Missouri with Fontbonne’s Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. EAT provides equine, or horse, therapy to people with developmental and/or physical disabilities. EAT has many horses, a few donkeys, and even some cats running around. Our main job for the day was to help clean, which included not only helping to clean and organize the buildings and property, but also the horses! Since it is finally starting to warm up, it was important to give the horses baths after a long winter. Cleaning a horse is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, but they were all so sweet and gentle, so that made it easier! Once we cleaned the horses we gave them “manicures” or painted their hoofs with a protective coat to help protect them from the weather and land. This was definitely a new and unique experience for me, and I am so happy that I got to experience EAT and meet all the wonderful horses during my time volunteering! What did you do for Fontbonne Day?

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Here’s me and Cassie, another dietetics student, and Chewy, one of the horses we bathed!

Have a great week griffins!

Taylor

 

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Welcome Back!

by Taylor on February 15, 2016

in Career Paths,Extracurricular

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!

 

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It’s important to stay active in the campus community while you’re at Fontbonne. Fontbonne is a small university, but it has a lot to offer, I promise!

I joined the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences immediately when I transferred to Fontbonne and got to know more about what student organizations can do for the community. SAFCS focuses on helping the dear neighbor and as a group, we love to get involved in the community, including monthly events like cooking casseroles for the St. Patrick Center in St. Louis. One of my favorite volunteer events I did with SAFCS was on Fontbonne Day at Equine Assisted Therapy bathing horses and volunteering our help for the day. SAFCS has a lot of events going on this semester including a Farmer’s Market Tour in Soulard, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, and more.

Feel free to contact me if you would like more information on SAFCS. Here is a peek into what’s going on in SAFCS in October:

Saturday, October 17; 1-3pm
Farm Tour and Composting Class at EarthDance Organic Farm

EarthDance Organic Farm School in Ferguson, Mo., invites you to learn how to transform your food scraps and yard waste into “black gold”– compost. This is a FREE farm tour and interactive composting class. Register online at www.earthdancefarms.org/event/october-17th-composting-workshop/​

Contact Jordan Michaud @ (314) 677-7412 if you are interested in going. Lunch at Kathy’s Kitchen was suggested as a possibility.​

Thursday, October 22; 1:30-4:30
Farmer’s Market in Soulard

Tour the Farmer’s Market and check out all the fruits in vegetables in season this time of year. Two meeting times are available to accommodate class schedules: 2:00 and 3:30. The meeting place will be at the spice shop (there is only one) in the market

Contact Chelsea Crimi @ (314) 440-2946 and let her know which group you want to be a part of.

Saturday, October 24
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of St. Louis Walk

Sign up at www.MakingStridesWalk.org/StLouisMO

Be a part of Mary Beth Ohlms team: Pat’s Pride of Griffins

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