This year Missouri Baptist University’s International Education Week took place Nov. 14-18. There are currently 45+ countries represented in the MBU community. This includes traditional F-1 student visa holders (international students) and people born outside of the U.S. who have other visa types or now have permanent residency or citizenship. The purpose of the week was to showcase the wide range of diversity to which MBU caters. With opportunities to try different international foods, play unique sports from other countries and partake in international festivities, International Education Week is a great way for the MBU community to learn new aspects about food, culture and traditions from all around the world. Many MBU students, staff and faculty showed up each day and engaged in the events hosted by the Office of International Experiences, showing their appreciation for the different countries represented at Missouri Baptist University.
With the International Festival being the staple of International Education Week, there is always an assortment of booths to partake in. One table in particular had Korean calligraphy. Junior Jacob Simmons watches Dr. John Han translate his name into Korean during the International Festival. All photos by Jessica Kunkel
All across the globe, people have taken various personality tests like the Myers Briggs or the popular Buzzfeed quizzes in order to help them learn more about themselves, so I thought it would be fun to use all this information we acquired and put it to good humor by going around to different spots on campus and asking MBU students one simple question: What is your spirit animal and why?
Graphic created by Kaylee Ascher
Rachel Rooker balances her own education with the blessings and challenges of helping students on a daily basis as she studies for her master’s degree and performs her duties as the new resident director of MBU’s North Hall.
Rachel Rooker smiles at her colorfully decorated desk as she has moved into her office as the new resident director of North Hall. Photos by Isabel Rinkenberger
The seniors of the spring 2022 Senior Communications Seminar class work on capstone projects as a way to show off their personal portfolios and their communications skills they have learned during their enrollment at Missouri Baptist University.
Students in the Senior Communications Seminar class listen to Dr. Allin Means give final instructions as the seniors prepare to finish up their work on their capstone projects, which they presented during the final week of the class. Photo by Jessica Kunkel
Eight Missouri Baptist University video production students had the sole responsibility of directing, producing and editing six interviews with MBU faculty members to use as promotional videos for the fourth annual Faith and Research Conference held April 7-8, 2022, in the Pitch Room of the Learning Center. Click here to see the post where the interviews can be viewed.
Kaylee Ascher interviews Dr. Jason Jordan while Kamryn Bell works as a grip holding a reflector to create a shadow on the right side of Jordan’s face and Jazz Terrell works as the camera operator. Photo by Dr. C. Allin Means