February 2016
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Partners in education: Fontbonne University and the Archdiocese of St. Louis

A recently announced partnership between Fontbonne University and the Archdiocese of St. Louis benefits both students and educators, allowing them to enhance their Catholic education with a values-based college and graduate school experience. Students graduating from archdiocesan high schools are eligible for two Catholic education scholarships.





Mustard Seed Theatre earns five award nominations





The St. Louis Theatre Circle, a collection of theatre reviewers from the St. Louis region, hold an annual celebration marking some of the outstanding theatre they saw the previous year. Mustard Seed Theatre at Fontbonne
University received five nominations for 2015.




Entrepreneurship meets action
You probably haven’t yet heard of the Fontbonne University Enactus Club. Just two years old, this new addition to the university blurs the line between student organization, honor society, experiential learning opportunity and service endeavor. Last year, the club’s eight members gave multiple presentations in front of corporate executives, held a meeting with the national Enactus president, and worked with a local restaurant owner in Ferguson, Mo., to help boost his business. And they’re just getting started.
Connecting through our stories
Alumna Samantha Gildehaus ’15 takes us with her to the Motherhouse to tell the story of Lillian Bauman, CSJ, who joined the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 57 years ago. Through the SisterStory program, they shared their stories and learned about each other’s journeys.
Ash Wednesday Services

Join Fontbonne University’s liturgical choral group on Feb. 10, 2016 for Ash Wednesday. We will have two opportunities for everyone to receive ashes on this holy day.

Full Mass at 11:30 a.m. located in Doerr Chapel
Prayer Service with ashes at 4:30 p.m. located in Doerr Chapel

Please note: our regular Wednesday Mass at 11:45 a.m. in Doerr Chapel will be replaced this week only with the Ash Wednesday Mass.

Join us every Wed. in Doerr Chapel at 11:45 a.m. and every Sun. evening in Doerr Chapel at 7 p.m. 

GOLD Beer Tasting

Join Griffins of the Last Decade for a beer tasting and socializing on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at Modern Brewery. The cost is $15 for each person and includes two beers, appetizers and a $5 gift to the Financial Need Scholarship Fund.
Lenten spiritual reflection with Sr. Marianne Keena, CSJ '63

During the season of Lent, join the Fontbonne community for a spiritual reflection with Sr. Marianne Keena, CSJ.

Sr. Marianne will be presenting “Holy Boldness: Is this your mode of operation as we move through this Holy Year of Mercy? Be renewed and refreshed in the call from Pope Francis.”

Sunday, February 28th
6 p.m.
Doerr Chapel, Ryan Hall

Participants are invited to stay after the presentation for the Fontbonne’s weekly Mass celebration at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately following Mass. This is a free event.

Graduate Preview Night

Attend our graduate studies preview night, and find out how a Fontbonne master’s degree can enhance your capabilities and advance your career. Alumni may receive a 15% tuition discount. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Fontbonne University -6800 Wydown Blvd. - Dunham Student Activity Center
Registration opens at 5:45 p.m., Program begins at 6 p.m.

Fontbonne Easter Egg Hunt      

Fontbonne University is excited to host an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Alumni and their families are encouraged to hop on back to campus for a fun-filled day! There will be hunts for different ages, crafts, prizes and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.











Join the 1923 Giving Society

In 1923, a small group of Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet created Fontbonne College, now Fontbonne University. The founding vision of the college was to provide access to higher education for women. To achieve this dream, it took immense courage, dedication and financial sacrifice. CSJs worldwide responded to a request to give as much as they could so Fontbonne could come to fruition – even long after many of their lifetimes.

The college began with a class of six students and nine faculty. Nearly 100 years later, Fontbonne College became Fontbonne University with more than 17,000 alumni and annually enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students taught by 230 professors and instructors. Inspired by the story of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1923, the 1923 Giving Society program is a way to keep the funding flowing in order to maintain, rejuvenate, improve, and expand the education at Fontbonne University.

Membership in the 1923 Giving Society is open to supporters who commit to giving $19.23 or more per month for a minimum of 12 months.

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