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Fontbonne steps up with a game-changing promise

Drawing inspiration from the archdiocesan Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation, Fontbonne University has made a big promise to financially disadvantaged families — the promise of tuition-free college education.

The Fontbonne Promise, which debuts for the 2018-19 academic year, offers the no-cost opportunity — full tuition and fees for up to five years — for college freshmen who qualify academically but have estimated family contributions of zero on FAFSA, the federal student aid application. The program is open only to Missouri residents.

Fontbonne camp turns students into Cyber Warriors

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Caeley Kates was unequivocal in her praise of Fontbonne University's Cyber Warrior Camp last month.

"I love the camp!" the rising senior from Ursuline Academy said, emphasizing the "love" part, between camp sessions June 23. "It's a really good learning experience."

Under the auspices of Fontbonne math and computer science professor Guanyu Tian, 29, the two-week summer camp introduced Kates and 17 high school-age cohorts to cyber security in defense of governments, businesses and individuals.

Guest Viewpoint | We aim for sowers of hope to a world sorely in need of it

Pope Francis, in a few meaningful words, can pull together the work of our hands and the yearning of our hearts and minds. In his brief address Feb. 9 to the Congregation of Catholic Education at the Vatican, he affirmed the mission-rich approach to education embraced by Fontbonne University and other Catholic Universities.

Record-setting guard touts Fontbonne’s qualities

Emily Haring drove down court against Robert Morris University-Peoria Jan. 7. She set the school’s all-time career assists record earlier in the season against Robert Morris University-Springfield.

Emmie Haring settled in quickly at Fontbonne University, but it was familiar territory; she'd spent her high school years at St. Joseph's Academy, another school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

At St. Joseph's, she was surrounded by teammates who went on to colleges with top-tier, big-budget basketball programs. Fontbonne, which plays at a lower collegiate level, proved to be a good fit for her, however.

Fontbonne’s new chaplain focuses on Mass as a celebration

Father Speratus Kamanzi, AJ is the new chaplain at Fontbonne University.  The school is hoping that having a full time priest on campus will allow a new presence of Catholicism to be visible. He talked with Danny Hannan, a senior in the religious studies course.  He is a St. Louis native and parishioner at Assumption in South County.

Father Speratus Kamanzi, AJ, Fontbonne's freshly minted chaplain, celebrated Mass on Aug. 14 to welcome students for the fall semester.

About 100 congregants filled the chapel in Ryan Hall; they represented students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, who founded Fontbonne in 1923 and still sponsor it circa 2016.

Fontbonne discussions on race focus on solving issues

The sessions of Fontbonne University's "Take Your Summer Seriously" have come at a perfect time, though the tragic events that lead to that description have been anything but.

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