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Abby Kassebaum

Abby Kassebaum

Abby Kassebaum is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline. Abby is studying public relations and plans to pursue a career in non-profit fundraising. She works for MBU’s Admissions Office and interns in the University Advancement Office.

The Ripple Effects

If you have ever called Missouri Baptist University, picked up a package or even passed through the lobby of the Administration Building you have likely caught a glimpse of the contagious joy of university receptionist, Laura Copeland.

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Laura Copeland stands at her desk in the Administration Building where you can always find her with a smile on her face, greeting students and their parents and comforting newcomers.

Saying Goodbye: “I Really Don’t Want to Do This”

An old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” is actually true in that just a few short years ago I began my journey at Missouri Baptist University. And now that it’s over and I have begun the next phase of my life, I look back with fond memories, and a few final reflections.

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Two people who I have worked for at Missouri Baptist University, Ashlee Johnson (left) and Bryce Chapman (right), and that’s me in the middle. These are two of the exceptional individuals I worked with during my time at MBU.

Circle K International: Live to Serve, Love to Serve

With a common goal of serving the community, MBU students stand together as they serve those in need with a smile through the nationally known organization Circle K International.

Photo by Abby Kassebaum

Members of Missouri Baptist University’s Circle K service organization volunteer at the Haven House this semester. Pictured, top row, left to right are: Joey Link, Kristi Francisco, Braden Pender, Katie Spradling and Emily Schnefke. Front row, left to right, are: Amy Schnefke, Sierra Pettey, Madison Click and Bailey Ruess.

Hope Springs Eternal

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” –Rogers Hornsby

Photo by Abby Kassebaum

Fans fill Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, for the annual rite of passage as winter makes way for spring and professional baseball officially returns to our lives. 

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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.”
   
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