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: Me, 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
September 1, 11 a.m. – noon
Wydown House

Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on an identity-themed topic. 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 gender queer persons as well as parents of a transgender child.
Featured Panelists: Christa Cunningham, Rod Hall​, Shannon Hall, Ro Kicker, Nick Stevens (FBU Alumnus)

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.

October

Woodrow Wilson Fellow: Sayu Bhojwani
October 3– TIME, LOCATION, TOPIC TBD

CSJ Identities: Trip to the Motherhouse
October 4 – TIME TBD
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
October 6, 11 a.m. – noon
Wydown House

Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on an identity-themed topic. 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.

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
November 3, 11 a.m. – noon
Wydown House

Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on an identity-themed topic. 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 join them for a viewing of the movie “The Breakfast Club” and engage in a group discussion led by Kristen Norwood, 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. to 1 p.m.
Golden Meadow

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

December

Coffee Talk at the Wydown House
December 1, 11 a.m. – noon
Wydown House

Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on an identity-themed topic. RSVP is required.