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Crazy to see how time flies! I can’t believe this semester is almost over, it went really fast for me, and I am sure for a lot of other people too. Even though these last three weeks will be stressful, I want to recall that this semester has been great. It has been a semester of learning and good experiences. I really have enjoyed my major classes, I started doing observations practices at different schools and it has been a great way to get involved in the field of education. I have met very nice people, and I have explored new places in this beautiful city. So glad of completing this year, and so ready for the next one! Good luck to everyone with all the final assignments and exams!

Summer is around the corner!




Hello, Griffins, and welcome back!  My second semester at Fontbonne is now nearly one-fourth completed, which is pretty hard to believe that much time has flown by already.  Homework, tests, deadlines, and learning new things is in full swing. I’m taking 18 hours this semester, so my time is much more limited.  It’s amazing how last semester has been put into perspective, and what I thought was busy three months ago pales in comparison to busy now…hello, 1:30 a.m. bedtimes! Overall, though, I have settled in and am pretty happy with my classes.  It’s nice to be in some that directly pertain to my major (dietetics), too.

Here’s a quick recap of what I did in the past month: We celebrated Christmas, my favorite holiday, and immediately afterwards headed to Colorado for a family ski trip.  I’ve been a snow-lover and ski fanatic since the itty-bitty age of two, so you could say it’s inherent to my nature.  This time, we tried out a new place for the first two days, Telluride.  We also skied a day each at Snowmass and Sunlight Mountain.  Amazingly, we were blessed with glorious sunshine and comfortable temperatures for all four days!  That’s a record for us.  It’s always amazing to be in God’s beautiful creation with my loved ones, and I’m so grateful we were able to find the time to get away for a bit before the craziness started.

After we got back, I did some unpacking and catching up on various tasks, and it wasn’t long before the spring 2017 semester began!  That brings us to the present, as I’m juggling work (I operate a house/petsitting business), class, and homework…annndddd not much else right now.  I still have my two horses, Blondie and Pearl, although I haven’t gotten a chance to do anything with them (other than feed them twice a day) for awhile.  Somehow, though, at the end of the day, it all works out.  Assignments get completed on time, critters get fed and cleaned up after, and the next day is a new day…a fresh start, a new chance to learn, grow, and be more.  (that just came to me…thank you, Fontbonne motto!)



2017 – the beginning

by Jess on January 31, 2017

in College Life

Well, we’re almost to February and my post-Christmas Break blues are still lingering – perhaps this is because (unless I pursue further education) it was my last official break as a student. Not to say I didn’t live it up – I certainly did! I was able to visit my dearest friends in Orlando not once but TWICE, see my dearest friend off to her new home in Atlanta, spend time with my family for Christmas, and get in some much-needed mental and physical rest before I returned to Fontbonne for spring semester.

I didn’t make any New Years Resolutions – they never seem to stick past a month or two for me anyway – but I did make some priorities. Adulting seems to be easier the more organized you are. I make lists and fill out my planner as much as I can, and I now have a strict load-a-week laundry policy. It’s been pretty beneficial, at least in helping me with the clean-underwear-and-socks thing. Completing homework at an earlier date than the day before it’s due is a pro tip I wish I’d followed more often last semester – it truly does reduce stress levels.

I hope you all have been well. This year will be interesting – let’s hope that word takes on a positive connotation. New year, new you, right? 😉

Keep moving forward. Everything will be okay, even if you doubt it sometimes.



Getting back to Fontbonne Fonties! It has been a cold start to this Spring Semester. With the fourth week of school in motion, this semester is already flying. After this week, we  will be 1/4 of the way done with the semester . . . crazy!

I have a few tips for getting back into the swing of things and making this semester a great one!

  1. Start early. With cold, bitter, rainy (and hopefully) snowy days upon us, use your time to stay up on your assignments.img_1276
  2. Get ahead! While it is gross outside and you can’t be as adventurous, get ahead on assignments so you can enjoy the beautiful spring weather when it decides to show up.img_1278
  3. Find a study space. Find a place where you can study and are without distractions. Having a designated space for homework will help you concentrate and be productive.img_1279
  4. Take a break! Check out a softball, baseball, basketball, or lacrosse game as they make their way to campus this spring. Take a break from working so hard to cheer on your favorite Griffins.


These are just a few tips to help you kickstart your semester into high gear. Remember we are 1/4 of the way done with Spring 17 and let the countdown to Spring Break begin!!





Welcome Back!

by Candance January 30, 2017

Greetings Everyone! It’s great to know that I’ll be blogging with you this semester! For those who don’t know me, my name is Candance Hurd, I’m a current grad student at FBU and an alumni (grad year 2012). This is my second semester blogging, and I found it be very fun, very informative to read […]

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And So It Begins

by Alumni Posts January 29, 2014

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 […]

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A New Year

by Alumni Posts January 21, 2014

It is the end of the first week back from winter break. Everyone is excited to see friends, have classes with friends, or just meet new people. These are my last spring semester classes. I have 2 classes with a friend. I finally have a class with my best friend and fellow blogger Corie. I […]

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Back to School! Already?

by Alumni Posts February 11, 2013

Wow. I can hardly believe we’re already a few weeks into the spring semester at Fontbonne. So much has happened already, and the time has flown by. Just this week there was something exciting every day. My Monday’s this semester are packed full of classes all day and night, but Tuesday the Griffin Girls began […]

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Welcome Back!

by Alumni Posts February 11, 2013

“Welcome Back!” It’s a very common phrase I’ve heard when I came back to school a few weeks ago. I feel so excited that I just started my spring semester, which is also my second semester at Fontbonne. Even though it was so cold outside, student and staff are still so friendly to say “hello” […]

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Remember to smile!

by Alumni Posts February 11, 2013

So, as the ball gets rolling on second semester it can be easy to get caught up with all the commotion.With school, sports, work, and everything else it can be hard to find time to sit back and relax! I encourage you to keep your head up and keep going. Take a walk, hit up […]

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