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By Elizabeth Brennan | Tableaux, Summer/Fall 2017 For years, 54-year-old Randy Miller worked in IT and sales at St. Louis-based Graybar. He traveled and spoke in front of audiences and clients all over the country. But after a stroke in 2014, he found himself nearly speechless. Initially, he could only speak about 10 random words....
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Dr. Susan Lenihan, professor and director of deaf education at Fontbonne University, has edited a new e-book, featuring the writing of top academics and practitioners in the field of deaf education. “Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing” was a passion project Lenihan completed during a...
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Fontbonne University has received a $1.25 million grant (H325K170008) from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to fund 40 graduate students studying deaf education or speech-language pathology. The funded project, a six-semester program, will increase the number of teachers of the deaf and speech-language pathologists qualified to serve young children who...
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Fontbonne University is launching a five-day program for social service professionals involved in the identification, prevention and treatment of human/sex trafficking victims and survivors. The university introduced the program during a press conference Thursday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the East Building of its Clayton, Mo., campus. Missouri congresswoman Ann Wagner spoke at the...
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Five centuries after the Reformation, Fontbonne University will explore its lasting effects on Catholic and religious thought, bringing together clergy and laypeople for conversation and discussion beginning Sept. 28. All events are free and open to the public and will take place on Fontbonne University’s campus, 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, MO. From Tolerance to...
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Dr. Deborah Phelps, Fontbonne University professor of sociology, appeared on St. Louis Public Radio this week to discuss her memoir, “Frank’s Arms – Stories and Lessons From a Caregiver and Patient Advocate.” Phelps cared for her husband for seven years after he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Her memoir offers advice, insight and personal...
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Several Fontbonne University students and faculty in the departments of biological and physical sciences and math and computer science were invited to make six poster presentations at the Missouri Academy of Sciences annual conference April 22-23 at Lindenwood University. “The best way to learn science is to do science, so it’s important for students to have meaningful research experiences,”...
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The Fontbonne University social work department was a co-sponsor of the National Healthcare Decision-Making Day open house and expressive arts workshop at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield April 18, 2017. The day featured an open house and art exhibit in the hospital atrium, an interactive art exhibit titled “Before I Die” and an expressive arts...
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Fontbonne University will honor two faculty members for excellence in teaching Sunday, April 30, during the university’s annual Honors Convocation. Dr. Jason Finley, assistant professor of psychology, will receive the Joan Goostree Stevens Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes the outstanding teachers who contribute to Fontbonne’s learning environment. Finley was recently featured on Fox 2...
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Fontbonne University has received a $100,000 Humanities Connection grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, supporting a collaborative, academic project building connections between the humanities and other disciplines. This is the second NEH grant awarded to the university within the past four months, a rare occurrence, according to Fontbonne officials. (An NEH Humanities Access...
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