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ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND 2014

October 10 - 12

Alumni Reunion Weekend is a time to reflect back on your Fontbonne experience, reconnect with your classmates and former faculty members and come back to campus. There is a weekend full of activities and all alumni are invited to attend!  The 10th, 25th and 50th anniversary classes will be celebrating special milestone reunions. If your anniversary class would like to host a class party, please contact the Alumni Relations Office (alumnievents@fontbonne.edu).

A block of rooms has been reserved for out of town guests:

The Moonrise Hotel
6177 Delmar in The Loop
St. Louis, MO 63112
hotel: 314-721-1111
fax: 314-721-1222

King Room Rate: $139 per night plus tax; Queen: $149 per night plus tax. Reservations must be made by September 12, 2014. After that date, any reservations received will be subject to availability and may not be at the discounted group rate. There are a number of ways to make your reservation:

  1. Call the hotel directly and ask for in house reservations at 314-721-1111 and asking for Fontbonne University Alumni Weekend rate
  2. Go to www.moonrisehotel.com and fill in the appropriate reservation information on the left side of the opening screen.  In the box labeled “Group Code” fill in your booking code, which is fontbonne2014 and the reservation will be made at the Fontbonne rate.
  3. Email the reservations department at Reservations@moonrisehotel.com.

 Bookstore hours during Reunion Weekend:

  • Friday - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday - 9:00 am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday - A table will be staffed with limited items for sale at a 20% discount for alumni during the Reunion Brunch and Alumni Awards from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Below is a listing of reunion activities:

Friday, October 10

The President's Golden Anniversay & Golden Arcade Circle Reception

  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • President's Reception Room, East Building
  • No charge
  • Reception for the Class of 1964 and Golden Arcade Circle alumni. 
  • Appetizers, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. 

All Alumni Reunion Party with Special Recognition of the 25th Anniversary Class of 1989

  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • The Alumni Caf', Dunham Student Activity Center
  • $15 per person
  • Catered appetizers, live music by Take Two Djs (DJ Matt Wallach '94 '01), open bar (beer, wine & soft drinks), and attendance prizes.

Gallery Reception Featuring Alumni Artist Robert Schleicher '12

  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Fine Arts Building, Gallery                 
  • No Cost
  • Appetizers, open bar (beer, wine & soft drinks)
  • The featured artist is a retrospective on a former graduate student who just passed away in September 2013. His medium is painting and sculpture.

Fontbonne Theatre Production, "Nunsense: the Musical"

  • 8:00 pm-performance; 7:15-box office opens
  • Blackbox Theatre, Fine Arts Building
  • Free for alumni
  • $5 for guests
  • Seating is limited, Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please pay at the door. 
  • Nunsense follows a fundraising "variety show" put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken. We meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amenisa, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.

Theatre Alumni Group (TAG) Night 

  • TAG alumni are invited to meet at the All-Alumni party between 6:00 pm - 8: 00 pm in the DSAC Caf', and immediately following the party, attend "Nunsense:  the muscial" at 8:00 pm in the Blackbox Theatre.
  • Free to TAG alumni
  • $5 for guests
  • Seating is limited. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Box Office opens at 7:15 pm. Please pay at the door. 

Sip, Savor & Socialize - Sponsored by the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Committee

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • This off campus event will be held at The Wood, which Fontbonne has rented and is closed to the general public
  • $15 per person
  • Appetizers, beer, wine, soda and attendance prizes!
  • Party for young alums or alums young at heart and their guests, with special recognition of the 10th anniversary class of 2004.

Saturday, October 11                                                                                  

Civil Rights Anniversary Presentation 

  • Sister Rosemary Flanigan, CSJ (aka Sister Thomas Marguerite), former Fontbonne faculty member, and one of the original six nuns who was called to march in Selma, AL in 1965, will discuss her memories and  experiences of marching during the Civil Rights Movement.  The PBS documentary Sisters of Selma Bearing Witness for Change featuring Sister Rosemary Flanigan (AKA Thomas Marguerite) was developed In 2003,  when director Jayasri Hart reunited the nuns who visited Selma in 1965 to view themselves and the protests on tape for the first time. A powerful, affirming new story of faith and justice emerges.  For those who would like to view this film in its’ entirety (60 min.), it will be shown at 8 am on Saturday, Oct. 11th in AB Hall Room 205, followed immediately by the presentation by Sister Rosemary at 9:00 am as planned.
  • Registration and breakfast: 8:15 am, AB Hall Room 205
  • Presentation:  9:00 am - 10:00 am, AB Hall Room 205
  • No charge
  • Complimentary bagels and coffee

State of the "U" Address from Fontbonne's New President, Dr. J. Michael Pressimone

  • Registration and coffee: 10:00 am, Jack C. Taylor Library Lobby
  • Presentation:  10:30 am - 11:30 am with time for Q&A, Lewis Room, Jack C. Taylor Library
  • No charge
  • Complimentary coffee and bottled water

Griffin Alumni Picnic Bash

  • Enjoy music, activities and food from St. Louis food truck favorties:  The Sweet Divine, Deli on a Roll, and Seoul Taco
  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Golden Meadow (rain location AMC)
  • $10 per person includes lunch & drink.  Children under 5 are FREE
  • Current students are free with Fontbonne ID
  • Fun-filled afternoon for alums of all ages, bring your family!
  • Music, face painting, cotton candy and autographs from Gunner the Griffin for the kids!
  • 12:30 pm Performance by the Griffin Girls Dance Team
  • Attendance prizes!

                                                                 Griffin Bash Picnic sponsored by:

                                                                  

Campus Tours

  • Take a stroll through campus with current students as your tour guide.
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • No charge
  • Tours will begin in the Golden Meadow

Men's Alumni Baseball Game

Women's Soccer Game:  Fontbonne vs. Iowa Wesleyan

  • 1:00 pm
  • Centene Stadium
  • No charge
  • The Fontbonne University Athletic Department will hold a special ceremony at halftime to recognize the 20th anniversary of women's soccer at Fontbonne University. All players who have played in the last 20 years will be acknowledged with a special gift from the alumni association.

Men's Soccer Game: Fontbonne vs. Iowa Wesleyan

Men's Alumni Lacrosse Game (tentative)

Saturday Evening Reserved for Individual Class Parties.  To host one for your class, please contact the alumni office at alumnievents@fontbonne.edu or 314-889-1403.

Sunday, October 12

All Alumni Mass and Golden Arcade Circle Induction

  • 10:00 am
  • Ryan Hall, Doerr Chapel
  • Join alumni in celebration of Mass. Celebrate with the Class of 1964 as they are inducted into the Golden Arcade Circle commemorating their 50th Anniversary.

Alumni Brunch and Awards Presentation

  • 11:30 am (following Mass)
  • Mabee Gym, Dunham Student Activity Center
  • $20 per person
  • Join your classmates, faculty and staff for a buffet brunch and alumni awards ceremony professionally catered by Callier's Catering. Four Alumni Awards and two Founders Awards will be presented. Reserved seating for award winners and 50 year class members, the rest is open seating.  Arrive early to save a table for your classmates as space permits.  Tables hold 8 persons.

Campus Tours

  • Following awards ceremony
  • Lead by the Student Alumni Association
  • Assemble in the DSAC lobby

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumnievents@fontbonne.edu or 314-889-1403. 

Fontbonne T-shirt (click here to view t-shirt)

  • New t-shirt designed in a word cloud from the words submitted by your submissions to what your Fontbonne experience was like in ONE WORD.
  • Available in S-XL.  $10 per shirt, $15 with shipping and handling.
  • Pick up available at Reunion Weekend. If you aren't able to attend, shirts can be shipped (S&H apply).

Click here to make online reservations. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumnievents@fontbonne.edu or 314-889-1403.                                                                                       

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