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MBU Theatre Competes, Succeeds at Regional Conference

After flying through Chicago, theatre students landed in South Dakota for a conference where they competed for scholarships, auditioned for professional companies, attended workshops, saw shows from other universities and networked with theatre professionals from across the nation.

Photo by Tyler Gruen

Rebekah Side, a senior theatre and mathematics major from Chesterfield, participates in a quarterstaff stage combat workshop during the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival earlier in the semester in South Dakota. The workshop taught students how to safely use staff weapons in theatrical fight scenes.

Student Activities Events Continue as Spring Begins

Since the start of the semester, MBU Student Activities has hosted a variety of events, including the Welcome Back BBQ and a Spring Break trip, and there are even more to come, with plenty going on this week.


Photo by Madelyn Shotton

Lara Hines, director of student activities. and Ragan Duboise, student activities office coordinator, discuss the semester’s events in the Student Activities Office. Spring Fling is happening this week across campus.

Tim Ezell Brings Lively, Poignant Stories to Media Talk

From St. Louis television personality to pastor at The Journey, a large progressive church with several sites in the city, Tim Ezell has done it all. He has emerged from a dark place of alcoholism to a Christian leader in the media industry, and through it all he’s managed to maintain an infectious sense of humor.

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Tim Ezell always seems to have a smile on his face, and with good reason. He is a beloved St. Louis TV personality, a Christian, husband, father and former church pastor, and he brings his poignant stories to the MBU Communications Department’s spring edition of Media Talk, set for noon Tuesday, March 26, in the Recital Hall at MBU.

Tiny Tightknit Trio Produces Big Broadcast

You would be hard-pressed to find a harder working group of students than the MBU Timeline Broadcast Team, who display their work in front of the student body every Thursday before Chapel, and last semester did the weekly broadcasts with only three members.

Photos by Holley Dinkins

MBU Timeline Broadcast team members, left to right, Rachel Fallon, Haley Sandvoss, Jordan Hall and instructor Alonzo Medcalf shoot a recent broadcast in the Production Studio. Each week the broadcast airs in Chapel and also gets posted on the student news website, MBU Timeline.

Be Aware … Always Be Aware

Interpersonal Violence Awareness Week begins events this week at locations across the Missouri Baptist University campus, bringing needed recognition to issues of abuse within college relationships. For example, nearly 80 percent of rape victims know their offender, and nearly 25 percent of adult females in relationships have experienced violence from their partners.

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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.