November 2017
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Holiday Kick-Off

Monday, Nov. 27

Join the Fontbonne University community to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season! A festive dinner in the dining hall will precede a tree-lighting ceremony in the Golden Meadow. Once campus is aglow with holiday cheer, step over to the AMC for cookies and cocoa, activities for kids and even a visit from Santa himself! This evening is open to students, staff, faculty, alumni, families and kids of all ages!


Dinner — Ryan Dining Hall, 4:15 – 6:30 p.m. (per person: $6/cash, $7/credit)
Lighting of the Tree/Blessing of the Crèche — Golden Meadow, 6 p.m. (free)
Cookies, Cocoa and Santa — Medaille Hall AMC, 5:30 – 7 p.m. (free)

Register for this event HERE


Cardinals Care Gift Drive
Monday, Dec. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 5
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Cardinals Care is the St. Louis Cardinals’ community foundation dedicated to caring for kids. We love their mission so much that we partnered with them for their annual Holiday Gift Drive. We are collecting unwrapped gifts for children in the St. Louis area. 


For more information, click HERE


Advent Evening of Reflection

Thursday, Dec. 7

7 to 8 p.m.


Spend some time in Doerr Chapel to prepare and reflect for the season of Advent with our guest speaker Cathy Pressimone, and explore “The Grace of Waiting – Finding Peace in the Chaotic.” This event is free and open to the public.

Candle-Lit Advent Mass
Sunday, Dec. 7 
7 p.m.

Celebrate the final Mass of the fall semester in the warm glow of candlelight. 

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Leaders of Avila, Fontbonne
and CSJs discussed their 
shared mission


Dozens of alumni and friends attended a panel discussion exploring how the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet is being carried out at both Fontbonne University and Avila University. Panelists included Fontbonne University President Dr. Mike Pressimone, Avila University President Dr. Ron Slepitza, CSJA and Sr. Maureen Freeman, CSJ, a member of the CSJ province leadership team.

See the photos HERE

#GivingTuesday is Nov. 28

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and community collaboration. Join with faculty, staff, current students and alumni in helping Fontbonne University make this event a success across our campus.

We have a day full of events planned, and the first 100 people to donate $25 or more will get a custom Fontbonne pop-socket.

Stay tuned for more about this year's great holiday giving tradition.


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