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Emily Heflin

Emily Heflin

Emily Heflin is a staff journalist and copy editor for MBU Timeline. Born and raised in O’Fallon, Missouri, Heflin is a junior pursuing a major in public relations and a minor in journalism. Heflin also works on campus as the director of communications for the Student Government Association.

From the Classroom to a Career

The Office of Career Development at MBU provides resources and opportunities to help students successfully transition from the college experience to an internship or career in their desired field in order to better serve the community.

An exterior view of the Alumni and Career Center, which houses the Office of Career Development, located inside the recently renovated Jung-Kellogg Learning Center.     Photos by Emily Heflin

I Need Advice

We often hear people ask, “What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?” You’ve likely been given great advice that has impacted your life. However, the advice you’ve been given might not be the same advice you would give someone else. If you could give someone a piece of advice, what would it be? I went around campus and asked MBU students this question.

Graphic by McKenzie Sheehy

Unprecedented Speaker Line-up Scheduled for Faith and Learning Symposium

Missouri Baptist University strives to promote academic excellence in a Christian environment. The third annual Faith and Learning Symposium allows faculty and graduate students from MBU and other universities to present their research within the context of faith and academic disciplines.

Dr. Holly Brand, professor of psychology and published author, who has spoken at many conferences throughout her tenure at MBU, exemplifies the quality of academics who will be speaking at this year’s Faith and Learning Symposium. Students are invited to attend any of the sessions.      Photo courtesy of MBU Communications

Building Confidence and a Winning Team During a Pandemic

The women’s volleyball team at Missouri Baptist University has used this season during COVID-19 to grow as a team and as individuals. Led by Coach Chris Nichols, the team quickly approaches competing in the postseason as one of the best teams in the nation.

Balancing homework and sports is challenging for any student-athlete, especially during a pandemic. The women’s volleyball team at MBU has successfully learned to adapt and have found success on and off the court.      Photo courtesy of MBU Athletics

“You Speak. We Listen.” The New Structure of SGA

Led by Aaliyaha Gladney and Kolby Matsushima, the Student Government Association at Missouri Baptist University serves the MBU community as student leaders under a newly formed structure and strives to be the ears and voice of the student body.


Aaliyaha Gladney speaks to students at a Town Hall meeting during the fall 2020 semester. To learn more about SGA or to formally contact the president, vice president and the executive board, visit their Instagram page. Pictured left to right: Aaliyaha Gladney, Riley Cantrell, Emily Heflin and Dr. Ben Lion.      Photo by McKenzie Sheehy

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About MBU Timeline

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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.