Dedicated Semester 2017 Events

Events, times and dates are subject to change. Check back for more information.

August

Our TRANS Family Photo Exhibit
August 25 – September 22
Open during Fine Arts Gallery Hours, Fine Arts Gallery
Twenty-seven framed photographs of transgender people and their families

Convocation: The Social Nature of Identity: We, Myself and Why?
August 30, 10 a.m.
DSAC Gymnasium

Featured Speaker: Wayne Brekhus, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Missouri – Columbia

September

Our TRANS Family Photo Exhibit
August 25 – September 22nd
Open during Fine Arts Gallery Hours, Fine Arts Gallery
Twenty-seven framed photographs of transgender people and their families

Coffee Talk at the Wydown House: Authenticity
September 1, 11 a.m. – noon
Wydown House

Do you have a picture perfect life? Do you exhaust yourself to impress others? This discussion will focus on the ways in which we connect and censor our lives. Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on the topic of Authenticity. RSVP is required.

Opening Gallery Talk: Our TRANS Family Photo Exhibit
September 7, 5 – 8 p.m.
Fine Arts Gallery

Featured Speakers: Jeff Pearcy and Meredith Watts, from the charitable organization “For Good” Photography, Inc.

Transcending Gender: Experiencing Identities Across the Spectrum
September 20, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Library Lewis Room

Perspectives from transgender and genderqueer persons as well as a parent of a transgender child.
Featured Panelists: Ro Kicker, Peter Seay, Jes Stevens (FBU Alumnus), Kylee Swendig

Fontbonne Student Identities Spotlight: Latino Hispanic Union
September 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Golden Meadow

Join students in the Latino Hispanic Union to learn more about their identities and experiences.

From Tolerance to Respect: Being Catholic and Being Protestant Since the Reformation
September 28, 7 – 8 p.m.
Lewis Room
Panel discussion with professors of church history, coinciding with lecture series on the Reformation at Covenant Seminary the following two days.
Featured Panelists: Dr. Eduardo Echeverria, Sacred Heart Major Seminary; Dr. Sean Lucas, Reformed Theological Seminary; Dr. Brian Matz, Fontbonne University

October

Woodrow Wilson Grant Speaker: Three Lies and a Truth: A New American Reality
October 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Library Lewis Room
Featured Speaker: Dr. Sayu Bhojwani, President of the New American Leaders Project.
Dr. Bhojwani’s talk will address key myths about American identity that get in the way of knowing ourselves and building an inclusive democracy.

CSJ Identities: Trip to the Motherhouse
October 4, 4 – 7 p.m.
Meet in the AMC

Take a tour and have dinner at Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet Motherhouse. RSVP is required.

Coffee Talk at the Wydown House: Intersectionality
October 6, 11 a.m. – noon
Wydown House

Ever heard of the term intersectionality? Our discussion will focus on overlapping identities, and their role in dominance and oppression. Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on the topic of Intersectionality. RSVP is required.

Fontbonne Student Identities Spotlight: Fontbonne LGBTQA Alliance for Respect and Equality
October 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Golden Meadow

Join students in FLARE to learn more about their identities and experiences.

Carondelet Lecture Series: Shifts in Catholic Self Perception from the Reformation to the Ecumenical Age
October 19, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Lewis Room
Featured speaker: Dr. Susan Wood, Marquette University, Catholic member of Vatican-sponsored North American Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue Group.

Exploring St. Louis’ Identity: Neighborhoods Trolley Tour
October 20, 1 – 4 p.m.
Meet in the Golden Meadow

Take a ride on a trolley through the St. Louis neighborhoods to learn about their rich history. RSVP is required.

Service with the CSJs
October 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meet in the AMC

Service is a strong component of our Fontbonne identity. Join us for a morning of service with the CSJs. RSVP is required.

The Intersection of Educational Disabilities/Exceptionalities and Identity
October 25, 7 – 8 p.m.
Library Lewis Room

Featured Panelists: Nancy Bonn-Winkler, School counselor for Gifted Education, Rockwood School District; Madeleine Grucza, Special Educator;  Emily Klein, Fontbonne Student
Host: Michael Barla, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education/Special Education, Fontbonne University

November

Panel Discussion and Expo: Social Media and Identity
November 1, 4 – 6 p.m.
DSAC Caf’

Exploring ways in which people construct their identity and represent themselves on social media.
Featured Panelists: Michael Barla, Assistant Professor, Fontbonne University; Christine Keller, Director of Career Development, Fontbonne University; Jody Jedlicka and Fannie Terrell, Fontbonne University Students

Coffee Talk at the Wydown House: Pride/Shame
November 3, 11 a.m. – noon
Wydown House

What’s the price of belonging to a particular group? This discussion will focus on how our identity allows us to feel self-determined, or the ways it causes us to feel helpless or invisible. Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on the topic of Pride/Shame. RSVP is required.

“Show-Me Democracy” Film
November 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
Library Lewis Room

In collaboration with the Peace and Justice committee, join us for a showing of the documentary “Show-Me Democracy” and a discussion to follow with Fontbonne Alum, Karina Arango and the film’s director, Dan Parris.

Omicron Delta Kappa presents “The Breakfast Club” Film and Discussion
November 10, 7 – 9 p.m.
Library Lewis Room

Omicron Delta Kappa invites you to a viewing of the movie “The Breakfast Club” and to engage in a group discussion led by Kevin Eiler and Janelle Julian.

Fontbonne Student Identities Spotlight: International Bazaar
November 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DSAC Gymnasium

Food, dance, and décor! Join our many international students to learn more about their identities and experiences.

Mandy Harvey Performance and Talk
November 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
DSAC Caf’

Mandy Harvey is a singer, songwriter and motivational speaker who happens to have an invisible disability. Mandy will perform her music while sharing her story of re-discovering herself after losing her hearing at the age of eighteen.

Fontbonne Student Identities Spotlight: Black Student Union
November 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
AMC

Join students in the Black Student Union to learn more about their identities and experiences.

December

Coffee Talk at the Wydown House: How to be an Ally
December 1, 11 a.m. – noon
Wydown House

How are you in solidarity with other, non-dominant groups? Our discussion will focus on how we can “show up” for others, and the reflection necessary to identify as an ally. Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on the topic of How To Be An Ally. RSVP is required.