Mission Core I: Culture & the Common Good

Explores the meaning of the 'common good' in the context of different traditions, drawing examples from a variety of disciplines. Students are challenged to explore their roles as individuals, members of multiple cultures or faiths, and global citizens.

Friday Workshops

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The Janus Seminars are a semester-long conference on personal and professional identity development for first-year students as they transition into college.

We use the name Janus because, like Janus in Roman mythology, we want our students to be looking backward and forward at the same time—at who and where they have been and where they are going and who they want to be.

You can find this year's schedule HERE.

Open Textbook Netowrk

Featured Resource: Global Issues

Getting Started: Social Sciences

These general reference sources are a good place to do background reading or begin you research. For a complete list of databases, see the Digital Resources Alphabetical List

Subscription resources are available to Fontbonne students, faculty, & staff. Guests are welcome to visit us the Jack C. Taylor Library.

@ the Library

Also available as an ebook on OverDrive: http://fontbonne.lib.overdrive.com

Library Help

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Library Help
Jack C. Taylor Library
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 889-1417

University Seal

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The Fontbonne University seal contains elements that are representative of the University and the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

The fleur-de-lis, a French word for lily, is the symbol of the French royal family.

In the seal, the fleur-de-lis symbolizes the French origin of the Sisters of St. Joseph, founded in France in 1650.

The six fleurs-de-lis in the seal represent the first six Sisters who came to the United States in 1836.

The lily is also the signature of St. Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron saint of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

The Latin words, "Virtus et Scientia," indicate the nature of Fontbonne's mission and can be translated as "virtue and knowledge," "valor and erudition," and "religion and scholarship."

LibGuides @ Fontbonne

Other guides you might find useful:

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