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Rebekah Rutledge

Rebekah Rutledge

Rebekah Rutledge, Social Media Editor of MBU Timeline, is a senior seeking a major in journalism, as well as a minor in public relations. In the past two years, Rebekah has founded and lead MBU’s Circle K International, a global service organization. Rebekah loves all things social media, as well as photography, writing and editing. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in public relations and account management.

Footprints On My Heart

National Share, an organization dedicated to supporting families through the difficulties of infant loss, held their annual balloon release and 5K at Frontier Park in St. Charles recently. The event was moving and touching, bringing hope through bonding with other families.

Local Student Tries to Break Guinness World Record

Jackson Rutledge, a junior at Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton, Mo., tries to beat the Guinness World Record for the number of sugar-coated, jam-filled donuts eaten in three minutes. The record currently stands at six of these donuts consumed in three minutes. Rutledge made his attempt on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Rockwood Summit High School, but was only able to tie the record.


Q in the Lou Offers Smokey, Sticky Classics

Nine of the country’s best BBQ pit masters met in St. Louis at Soldiers Memorial to show off the smokey flavors of their own hometowns. The event featured a few St. Louis favorites like Sugar Fire and Pappy’s, as well as BBQ from New York, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. 



St. Louis was full of barbecue sauce-covered faces, smoke-filled air and happy tastebuds as crowds gathered in Soldiers Memorial for the Q in the Lou over the weekend, Sept. 25-27.

Featuring nine of the best pit masters out there, event attendees were able to sample small plates of each of their barbecue.

Throughout the weekend there was live music, masters classes and local sweet treats to taste as well.

Lush Cosmetics: Earth-Friendly Beauty

Men and women alike are hooked on Lush’s body and earth friendly cosmetic products. From soaps to fragrance to facial scrubs, Lush has something for everyone. It’s pretty, too!



Spartan Football Prepares for Second Game in Season

After the defeat during the season opener against Bethel University, the MBU Spartans are working harder than ever to prepare for their next game against Sienna Heights University.


About MBU Timeline


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.