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. – Wydown House
Please join the Pressimone’s 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 p.m. – 8 p.m. –  Fine Arts Gallery
Featured Speakers: Jeff Pearcy and Meredith Watts, from the charitable organization “For Good” Photography, Inc.

“Show-Me Democracy” Film
September 12 or 13 – 7PM – 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.

Transcending Gender: Experiencing Identities Across the Spectrum
September 20 – 5 p.m.- 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. to 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 2 – TIME, LOCATION, TOPIC TBD

CSJ Identities: Trip to the Motherhouse
October 4 – TIME –  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. – 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 p.m.- 4 p.m. –  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.

Fontbonne Student Identities Spotlight: Coming from a Small Town
October 23 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. –  Golden Meadow
Join students from rural areas to learn more about their identities and experiences.

The Intersection of Educational Disabilities/Exceptionalities and Identity
October 25 – 8 p.m. –  Library Lewis Room
Featured Panelists: Nancy Bonn- Winkler, School counselor for Gifted Education, Rockwood School District, Madeleine Grucza, Special Educator, and Emily Klein, Fontbonne Student
Host: Michael Barla, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education/Special Education, Fontbonne University

November

Social Media and Identity
November 1 – 4 p.m. – DSAC Caf’
Learn about the impact social media has on your identity through a panel discussion and expo.
Featured Panelists: Fontbonne Faculty and Staff: Christine Keller and Michael Barla, Ed.D., Fontbonne Students: Fannie Terrell and Jody Jedlicka

Coffee Talk at the Wydown House
November 3 – 11 a.m. – Wydown House
Please join the Pressimones for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on an identity-themed topic. RSVP is required.

Omicron Delta Kappa presents “The Breakfast Club” Film and Discussion
November 10 – 7 p.m. – Library Lewis
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 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. – Wydown House
Please join the Pressimone’s for coffee, pastries, and conversation centered on an identity-themed topic. RSVP is required.

The Voice of Dreamer
December 7 – TIME, LOCATION, & DESCRIPTION TBD