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Dear Members of the Fontbonne University Community, At Fontbonne University, we value all persons as created by God with dignity, diversity and inherent worth. We value all of humanity and all of those marginalized by acts of racism and discrimination. Everyone is our Dear Neighbor, a moniker often used by our sponsors, the Sisters of...
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Incoming freshmen and transfer students who enroll in the fall 2020 semester at Fontbonne University will be able to take up to two courses (six credits) for free online this summer. Courses include: Special Topics: Drive-In Literature: Heroes, Villains, & Special Effects U.S. and Missouri Constitutions Human Sexuality Art Appreciation Essential Concepts for Health and...
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Projects by fashion merchandising students feature two refashioned t-shirts
When Fontbonne moved classes online in March, faculty quickly adapted to the new distance learning environment. Previous assignments were reimagined for an online context as instructors got creative with their syllabi. Teaching (and Learning) from Home Tony Borchardt, an instructor in the Fine Arts department, found himself faced with the challenge of teaching ceramics students...
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The Kinkel Center for Student Success, Undergraduate Academic Advising, and Student Engagement is a one-stop shop in the heart of campus, where you can get the academic support you need. It is located on the third floor of Ryan Hall. The Charles Jeffers Glik Testing Center The testing center provides placement testing for incoming students...
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Teachers helping teachers be successful with online teaching
Fontbonne University has announced a new summer program to equip K-12 educators with the technological resources they need to succeed in online teaching. The online course, titled “Keep Teaching Using Technology,” allows educators to complete a professional development/continuing education opportunity or earn three graduate-level college credits*. Professional Development Track Graduate Credit Track Dates: June 22...
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Student at desk taking an online class
Online classes were becoming increasingly common even before the COVID-19 crisis. As the pandemic disrupted systems across the world, however, educational institutions found themselves transitioning to a fully virtual space in a matter of weeks — or, in some cases, days. Fontbonne tackled this transition alongside many other universities this spring, and it did so...
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In an abundance of caution for our students and all members of the Fontbonne Community, we have decided to transition our Griffin 101 Summer Orientation program into a virtual, distanced orientation for the summer of 2020. We will be working with you over the next few weeks to complete the following tasks to best prepare...
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When senior Kayley Cunningham graduates from Fontbonne University this May, she will receive more than just a diploma. She will also become the first Fontbonne student to earn a Peace Corps Prep Certificate of Completion. Cunningham, who is majoring in general studies with a health emphasis, entered Fontbonne’s Peace Corps Prep Program when Corinne Mason...
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