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  • Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease that hardens and tightens skin and connective tissue, affecting 0.1% of people in the United States, or just one out of every 1,000 people. There is no known cure for the disease, and while many patients live full lives with scleroderma, it can be fatal. Ashley White is an MBU regional learning student in Jefferson County, Missouri, working toward a degree in middle school education in science, and in addition to her schoolwork, she must deal with the complications of being one of the few afflicted by scleroderma. Here is her story.
  • To protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19, families across America isolated themselves in their homes, finding creative ways to pass the time and learning important lessons along the way. In today’s blog, MBU journalism students provide their personal experiences during the coronavirus pandemic and how they are dealing with these difficult times. This is Part 1 of a three-part series.
  • To protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19, families across America isolated themselves in their homes, finding creative ways to pass the time and learning important lessons along the way. In today’s blog, MBU journalism students provide their personal experiences during the coronavirus pandemic and how they are dealing with these difficult times. This is Part 2 of a three-part series.
  • Like all spring MBU athletic teams, the men’s volleyball season was ended abruptly due to coronavirus. The Spartans were on a red-hot winning streak and trending upward entering some of the most pivotal games of their season, and the players were disappointed they would be unable to compete for a National Championship. However, the team has already started preparing and setting their sights on next season.
  • Without regular access to gyms, school athletic facilities and other health and well-being organizations in the midst of COVID-19, college students everywhere have been adapting their workouts to suit their new homebound lifestyles.
  • When the news broke that athletic operations would be suspended for the remainder of the semester, emotions of shock and grief were shared by all MBU athletic programs. These teams, despite the hardship, ended up finding support in each other and dug deep to keep their bond and sense of community intact.
  • Without warning, a 2020 spring sports season for MBU college athletes became a lost season because of the rampant virus, COVID-19. As they are still reeling from the news, MBU student-athletes have tried to pick up the pieces and look forward to the future.
  • Coronavirus has suspended life as we know it, and student-athletes’ last remaining games of the 2020 spring season have been taken away. As they mourn losing their opportunity to play, the NAIA has stepped up in a big way, granting all students who lost their season extra eligibility.
  • St. Louis history has been closely intertwined with American history since the founding of the city. But St. Louis is also connected with another, often overlooked, part of history, and that is the deadly practice of dueling, which often took place on a small strip of land in the middle of the Mississippi River.
  • MBU Timeline Broadcast covers stories, events and announcements from across campus and around St. Louis.

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    Someday, hopefully soon, when Missouri Baptist University students, faculty and staff members are back on campus there will be a new club to greet them, and it all hovers around … bees.
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    After 25 years of ministry, Terri Adams unexpectedly found herself fulfilling her desire to help guide youth with her position at MBU, while also providing new opportunities for her family.
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    Nick Sailer, a two-sport athlete and Academic All-American at Missouri Baptist University, has moved to the operations side of the university’s complex athletics programs, accepting a position as manager of Athletic Operations.
  • Local Band Cleans up the Competition

    Local band Bleach has come into the spotlight recently. The band is featured in multiple venues around St. Louis and Kansas City, opening for more seasoned bands as well as releasing their original music.

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
   
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
   
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
   
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
   
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
   
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
   
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
   
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
   
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.