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Madelyn Shotton

Madelyn Shotton

Madelyn Shotton is a staff journalist, news anchor for MBU Timeline and head of the Instagram page. Junior, majoring in journalism and minoring in broadcast media and public relations, Shotton is also on the Spartan Line Dance Team. In addition, she works in Student Activities as an event planner and is a student ambassador for Admissions. Shotton hopes to pursue a career in broadcast or professional events.

Gamma Delta Sigma, the MBU Sorority

In hopes of creating lifelong friendships, hosting outstanding events and raising awareness and money through philanthropy, MBU’s sorority is in full swing of the new school year.

Photo by Kelsey Dotson

The sorority gathers for Bid Day to recognize the newest members of Gamma Delta Sigma. Front row, from left to right, Allison Horrall, Kelsey Dotson and Madison Smith serve as the executive board. The theme of the 2018 Bid Day was “We Mermaid for Each Other.” 

A Condition of the Heart: Beating the Odds

HLHS is something I’ll live with forever. In a way, it makes me who I am, but I don’t let it define me.

Photo by Jaylen Early

The American Heart Association states that congenital heart defects are present in 1 percent of live births. Within that 1 percent, HLHS ranges from 4.8 to 9 percent. I have lived my life with little to no limitations after surviving this rare defect. 

St. John, the Island We Can’t Get Enough Of

Christmas morning is one of the best mornings of the year to a child, and as a junior in high school, one gift made me fall in love with a place I had never heard of.

Photos by Madelyn Shotton

“Fly Girl” is written on the side of the boat, which I didn’t realize until well after the picture was taken. It has become an inspiration to me after the fact. I took this photo while waiting to dock our rented dinghy boat for the day. 

MBU’s Library Getting Full Wall-to-Wall Renovation

With paper-and-binder books taking up shelves and collecting dust, it’s time for them to go — these days students learn in more collaborative ways and through systems involving modern technology. Are books gone forever? No, they’re just online.

Photo by Madelyn Shotton

These paperback books are slowly exiting the library. More than 30,000 volumes are being removed. Today, the library faculty and staff  members work each day cycling through each book to determine what to keep and what to say goodbye to.  

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About MBU Timeline

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student news network of Missouri Baptist University.
   
*The WordPress site 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 93 countries around the world. We have several readers in Brazil, 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.
   
*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.”
   
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Contact us at: mbutimeline@mobap.edu.