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Emily Heflin

Emily Heflin

Emily Heflin is a staff journalist, photojournalist and managing editor for MBU Timeline. Born and raised in O’Fallon, Missouri, Heflin is a senior pursuing a major in communications studies and a double minor in journalism and public relations. Heflin also works as a communications intern for a non-profit.

Spirit Wing Unites the Campus and Community through Musical Praise

Music ministry has been an important outreach tool at Missouri Baptist University for nearly four decades. As the different groups have come and gone, the longest lasting group is Spirit Wing, which strives to lead the campus and community in worship. The group began in the 1980s with an undergraduate student who is now the university’s president.

Members of Spirit Wing Blue Team lead MBU students in worship during Chapel. Pictured (left to right) are Myranda Kenshalo, Krew Taylor, Rachel Harrah, Katie Thomspon, Madison Vierling and Savannah Cox.     Photos by Emily Heflin

MBU Student’s Album Declares that “Jesus Is Enough”

MBU senior David Gregory released his debut album, “Jesus is Enough,” in September 2021, which features original songs with several musical genre influences that portray his skill in creating music while giving glory to God. To listen to Gregory’s album, visit Spotify, ‎Apple Music or YouTube.

David Gregory performs songs from his debut original album, “Jesus is Enough,” at a release party at Missouri Baptist University in October 2021. To listen to Gregory’s album, visit Spotify, ‎Apple Music or YouTube    Photos courtesy of David Gregory

PART 2: THE DAY THE WORLD CHANGED: On the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, MBU Faculty and Staff Remember and Reflect

In the second of our 8-part series, Dr. Loftin Woodiel, assistant professor of criminal justice and dean of the Missouri Baptist University Lewis and Clark Regional Learning Center, and Whitney Nolan, coordinator of graduate retention, reflect on Sept. 11, 2001, remembering the 20-year anniversary of the infamous day.

The North Tower and South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City collapsed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. This photo was captured by MBU’s Heather Goodin just two days before America was changed forever. Notice the date stamp in the bottom right corner as this photo was shot with film.     Photo by Heather Goodin

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

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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.