The official magazine of Fontbonne University.

Why Tableaux?

You might be wondering about the name of the magazine. In a nod to the heritage of our founders — the Sisters of St. Joseph, who originally traveled to America from Lyon, France — we began looking at French words that could work as the name of a magazine … and weren’t too hard to pronounce! Hence tableaux, which means “a vivid or graphic description,” or “a striking scene.”

Through Tableaux, we strive to paint a picture of the people who make Fontbonne a great university: faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and donors — all those who contribute to the fabric that is the Fontbonne community. Each issue we bring you stories that illustrate where Fontbonne is — and where we’re going.

To submit story ideas, or comment on this publication, send a note to Elizabeth Brennan, Tableaux editor, at

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