Family: Past, Present, Future (Dedicated Semester 2018)

Book Discussion

Thursday, November 8th
   12:30 pm - Library Coffeehouse

Join us for a one-time meeting to discuss Anne Tyler’s exploration of family, identity, and home. Print, audio, and ebook copies of the novel are available through MOBIUS and OverDrive. Refreshments provided. 

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Academic Convocation 2018
Wednesday, September 5 --10:15 a.m.

Jason Purnell

Jason Purnell is an associate professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. He is trained in both applied psychology and public health. He leads the For the Sake of All project, a multi-disciplinary civic education and mobilization initiative highlighting the regional significance of disparities in health and life outcomes for African Americans in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Purnell’s research focuses on health equity and the social determinants of health, with a special emphasis on the social, cultural, and economic factors that influence health behaviors and health outcomes.

Dedicated Semester Events

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Convocation Address

September 5, 10:15-11:15 a.m. – DSAC, Mabee Gymnasium

Featured Speaker: Dr. Jason Purnell

Adoption/Foster Presentation and Panel Discussion

September 6, 4:30-6 p.m. – Lewis Room, Taylor Library

Deborah Phelps, Department of History, Philosophy and Religion

Research Brown Bag

September 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Library Board Room, Taylor Library

“Competing Sovereignties: The Evangelical Orphan Care Movement, Enchanted Internationalism, and the Meanings of Family”

Dr. Corinne Wohlford, Associate VP for Academic Affairs

Family Meals Month

Months of September and October

Phil Hoover, Aladdin Food Services

1 Change x 3: Panel Discussion

September 27, 4-5:30 p.m. – Lewis Room, Taylor Library

Learn from 3 speakers about 3 changes that could improve lives for families in the St. Louis region.

Carondelet Lecture

October 4, 7-8:30 p.m. – Lewis Room, Taylor Library

“Sexuality, Hookup Culture and Catholic Social Thought”

Dr. Jason King, St. Vincent College, author of “Friends with Benefits”

Research Brown Bag

October 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Library Board Room, Taylor Library

“Familial Relations in a Contemporary World”

Dr. Laura Beaver, Social Work Department

Genealogy - Part I

October 11, 5:30-8 p.m. – Lewis Room, Taylor Library

Presenting an Overview of Genealogy

Guest Speaker, Larry Franke

Reference Librarian of the Genealogy Department, St. Louis County Library

Preserving your Memories

Learn ways to preserve your family’s memories, artifacts, and photos.

Guest Speaker, Catherine Lucy

Assistant Archivist for the Carondelet Consolidated Archive.

Genealogy - Part II

October 13, 9-11 a.m. – Ryan Hall, Room 303 (Computer Lab)

Deborah Williams, FCS Adjunct and Vickie Logston, FCS Staff

Book Discussion: Anne Tyler's Digging to America

November 8 – Taylor Library Coffeehouse

Join us at the Library Coffeehouse for a discussion of Anne Taylor’s Digging to America. Print, audio, and ebook copies of the novel are available through MOBIUS and OverDrive. 

Movie: Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch”

November 11, 7-9 p.m. – AMC, Medaille Hall

Meredith Amelotti, Student Facilitator 

International Bazaar

November 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – DSAC, Mabee Gymnasium

Featuring a family focus

Black Student Union: The Family Reunion

November 15, 6:30 p.m. – AMC, Medaille hall

Jaylah Jones, BSU President

Dining-In Day Cooking Demo

December 3, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – AB Hall, Room 109

The family who dines together is a stronger family.

Watch Mary Beth Ohlms, Family & Consumer Sciences, prepare

a simple family meal appropriate for busy families and college students!

Research Brown Bag

December 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Library Board Room,Taylor Library

The Lived Experiences of Divorced Individuals

Dr. Claudia Charles, Director / Counseling and Wellness

Family Film

Friday, November 10th
   7 p.m. - Film & Discussion

Lilo & Stitch

Lilo's dysfunctional family consists only of her sister Nani, but the two are about to be ripped apart by social worker Cobra Bubbles. Stitch, as the new family member, brings quite some action into all their lives, and after a while not even the aliens can recognize their former target.

What IS a Dedicated Semester?

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The tradition of the Dedicated Semester began in the fall of 2007 with a campus-wide exploration of Judaism. Each fall, the Fontbonne University sponsors a different subject for the semester. With cooperation from schools, divisions, departments, and programs across the university, our campus community explores a new theme. Academic departments contribute courses that are the core curriculum of  the Dedicated Semester, which is also supported by a variety of co-curricular activities and events.

Learn more: https://www.fontbonne.edu/dedicated


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