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Dave Smith: The Man Behind the Guitar

If you’ve seen a professor traveling around campus with his guitar in tow, then you’ve seen Dave Smith, an MBU math professor who exemplifies servant leadership and a heart of true worship on and off campus.

Photo by Andrew Andersen

Professor Dave Smith smiles and plays the guitar with joy, playing for his students to brighten up their Monday morning. A softspoken Renaissance Man, Smith also enjoys running marathons. He runs over 2,000 miles each year. And he’s won the highest faculty award at MBU.

Making a Joyful and Jazzy Noise

The Missouri Baptist University Jazz Band has grown exponentially under the direction of Shane Williams, who leads the bands at MBU and teaches in the Fine Arts Division. For this band of talented student musicians, the sky is the limit.

Photos by Peter Lee

The MBU Jazz Band rehearses for an upcoming concert. The Jazz Band performs Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Perk following the Hanging of the Green festivities, and again Friday, Dec. 7, in the Mabee Great Hall, during a private show for donors that precedes the annual Christmas Concert.

How 2007 Changed the World

While cell phones have been around since the 1970s, the introduction of the first smartphone in 2007 changed the way we interact with other people and complete everyday tasks.

Photo by Krista Krekeler

Students compare phones new and old, ranging from a 2006 Pantech flip phone to the most recent and popular Samsung, to the Apple iPhone, whose introduction a decade ago changed the way we communicate, and changed the world forever.

Presidential Alert Causes Alarm

It has been over a month since millions of people across the United States received the first-ever Presidential Alert as a text message sent to their phones, and people find themselves still asking the question, “What does this mean for the future of government alerts, and how will they affect me?”


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Where Passion Meets Profession

Emmy-winning professor Alonzo Medcalf is taking his many years of experience in the broadcast media world and bringing it into the classrooms of the Communications Department at Missouri Baptist University.

Photos by Savanna Cantrell

Professor Alonzo Medcalf reading his favorite Bible verse while enjoying the recent pleasant weather in the Quad, before this week’s snow flurries. Medcalf combines his love for Christ with his love for broadcast media as he brings his experience and skills to MBU.

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*The WordPress site has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
   
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