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Academic Convocation 2014

View the full 2014 Dedicated Semester schedule of events.

Tuesday, August 26

Evening Convocation
7:15 p.m. | The Lewis Room, Jack C. Taylor Library
‘Soulful 8’ alumni, panel discussion
Alumni will discuss their 1970 protest for campus civil rights.
They occupied the college library for 28 hours to spotlight racism at Fontbonne and secure systemic changes.
 
Previous student participants wear stoles and pins
Faculty teaching evening classes are to meet students as usual and bring them to Evening Convocation. Classes resume at 8:15 p.m.
 
Faculty, staff and students are expected to attend Evening Convocation.

Wednesday, August 27

Academic Convocation
10:15 a.m. | Mabee Gymnasium, Dunham Student Activity Center
‘Soulful 8’ alumni, speakers
Alumni will tell of their 1970 protest for campus civil rights. They occupied the college library for 28 hours to spotlight racism at Fontbonne and secure systemic changes.
 
Jean Ponzi: The Jason Sommer Dedicated Semester Award Recipient
Ms. Ponzi is a frequent Green spokesperson for local and national media. She writes a column for The Healthy Planet Magazine, and she produces and hosts radio talk shows “Earthworms” on FM-88 KDHX and “Growing Green St. Louis” on the Big 550-KTRS-AM.
 
Previous student participants wear stoles and pins
Faculty teaching 10 a.m. classes are to meet students as usual and bring them to Academic Convocation.
 
Mass of the Holy Spirit
11:30 a.m. | Doerr Chapel, Ryan Hall
Rev. Bradley Modde, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Louis
 
Ice Cream Social
12:30 – 2 p.m. | Eleanor Halloran Ferry Plaza (Rain location The Caf’, Dunham Student Activity Center)
Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association 

Ferguson: A Panel Discussion
2 p.m. | Arnold Memorial Center, Medaille Hall
Join an informal panel discussion with our convocation speakers, Fontbonne faculty and staff, Ferguson residents, and scholars in the community on racial justice and the recent events in Ferguson.
 
Offices will be closed 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Classes resume at 12:30 p.m.
 
Faculty, staff and students are expected to attend Convocation activities.

 

2014 Academic Convocation Video

In 1970, eight students staged a sit-in at Fontbonne University to draw attention to civil rights. They enacted change, and their message still resonates today. Watch the video to hear their story, told at the 2014 Fontbonne University Academic Convocation.