March 2016
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Save the date for Homecoming: Reunion and Family Weekend

Fontbonne University’s Homecoming: Reunion and Family Weekend will be Friday, Sept. 16 – Sunday, Sept. 18. The offices of Alumni Relations and Student Affairs have partnered to plan a weekend of festivities that can be enjoyed by the entire Fontbonne community. We are excited to expand the celebration and eager for you and your family to be a part of it! So save the date and be on the lookout for more information in the future. 


High school app designers play to win at inaugural GriffinHack


Seventeen teams of high school students spent Saturday, Feb. 27, at Fontbonne University, competing in the school’s inaugural GriffinHack event, an app design competition hosted by the Math and Computer Science department in partnership with the Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis. Participants were given a specific task, then worked to design an app by the end of the day. The Pattonville High School team members (pictured) each won $1,000 renewable scholarships.

Sister celebrates 99 years with Fontbonne friends 

Sister Margaret Eugene ’55 celebrated her 99th birthday in the company of friends and other Fontbonne University alumni, including Mary Ferguson ’65, DeDe Dallas Caspari ’66 and Mary Ernat Sutkus ’66. Sister Margaret worked  at Fontbonne University for 25 years starting in 1960. She spent another 21 years at St. Joseph’s Academy. She now lives at Nazareth Living Center. 

Do you have a Class Note?

Whether you are moving forward in your career, welcoming a new baby to the family or honoring the life of a fellow alumnus, the Alumni Relations Office wants to hear from you. Tell us your news and help us highlight your accomplishments in the upcoming University magazine, Tableaux.

Class Notes can include marriage, birth and death announcements, career advancement, relocation, military honors and more. We especially welcome photos!

Please submit your updates by March 22 to be included in the next issue of Tableaux.

Choir Corner

Congratulations to choral seniors Kelly Brooks, John Fletcher and Claire Gunn for being accepted into the graduate program for Speech Language Pathology at Fontbonne University! We wish you the best as you continue on your educational journey.

As the Lenten season progresses, they have been practicing new choral arrangements to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

See them every Wednesday in Doerr Chapel at 11:45 a.m. and every Sunday evening in Doerr Chapel at 7 p.m. Please note, there will be no Mass on campus the week of Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday.  


  “Tunnel of Oppression” event will bring awareness to social issues


Fontbonne University students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to experience the university’s first-ever “Tunnel of Oppression” on March 8-9, 2016. This one-time immersion experience, taking place in the university’s Dunham Student Activity Center, will help participants understand more deeply and more personally the daily stresses experienced by minority groups. 


Fontbonne Easter Egg Hunt


Alumni and their families are invited to hop back to campus for a fun-filled day at Fontbonne’s Easter Egg Hunt! There will be hunts for different ages, crafts, prizes and visits from the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, March 13

Event Schedule:

  • 10 a.m. – Mass in the Doerr Chapel
  • 11 a.m. – Donuts and coffee with the Easter Bunny
  • 11: 30 a.m. – Egg hunts begin

Cost: $5 per child or $20 per family

Please note, the event will take place rain or shine.

"Signs of Unity, Instruments of Peace" presentation

Join the Fontbonne community for “Signs of Unity, Instruments of Peace” presented by Mark James. Mark will be discussing volunteering in Northern Ireland during the period of conflict known as “the troubles” and examine the current state of Northern Ireland today. Mark will also be joined by a panel of other Northern Ireland volunteers. The panelists include Cathy Dulle ’73, Joan Bornholdt Finder ’76, Joan Bast Marrow ’84, Cindy Cook VanKamp and Carlita Logan. The presentation will take place in the Jack C. Taylor Library, Lewis Room at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 4.


A summer of new adventures begins soon! Kids entering fourth through seventh grades will go on an interactive, hands-on journey toward better health, complete with cooking, field trips, games and more.

What will your legacy be?

Leave a legacy that will have an impact for generations to come. A bequest through your will or trust pays rich dividends by helping ensure the future of Fontbonne University’s educational mission. 

For more information, contact the Gift Planning Officer, Jan Sheehan at (314) 719-3668 or


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