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37,000 Feet in the Air

From the first time being up in the plane, Emmi Windes knew she didn’t want to come down to Earth. Taking the steps to become a pilot is difficult and challenging, but this high-flying MBU student is ready to take to the sky.

Emmi Windes, sophomore communications studies major at MBU, gets ready to hop in the cockpit of the Cessna single-engine airplane she is learning to fly during a series of flight lessons. Windes, who comes from a line of pilots in her family, hopes to one day be a commercial pilot herself.         Photo courtesy of Emmi Windes

Students Reflect on Positives About the Pandemic

Over one year ago, the first American was diagnosed with a virus that has become more than just a disease; it has become a symbol of fear, isolation and death. Endless lockdowns and mask mandates are what particularly characterize our perception of 2020. But has COVID-19 really brought only negatives to society, or are there perhaps even aspects about our life that were enhanced due to the global outbreak of a novel disease?

We have peered at each other from behind cloth masks for more than a year now, and it looks like the end might be in sight, but have we gained any positive understandings throughout this horrific pandemic? Have we gained a new appreciation for social connections amid social distancing?       Photo by Dominic Johnson

COVID-19 Creates Challenges for MBU’s Field Experience Students

After prematurely closing in spring 2020, schools were back in session in the fall, but many were missing a familiar component of classrooms: student teachers and observers. As individual school districts decide whether or not to allow outside individuals into their buildings, the MBU School of Education is working through the challenges coronavirus has presented to their students to give them the in-person experience they need.

The ability for School of Education students to get face-to-face interaction with children in St. Louis area schools has been made more difficult, but not impossible, as districts try to comply with coronavirus restrictions.     Photo courtesy of MBU School of Education

MBU Adjunct Instructor Running for Mayor of Troy

Missouri Baptist University adjunct communications instructor and Troy business owner, April Bryant, will be testing her leadership skills as she is running for mayor of Troy in the Tuesday, April 6, election.

With the backdrop of the historic downtown area of Troy, Missouri, Troy business owner and MBU adjunct communications instructor April Bryant hopes to become the town’s next mayor as the election looms in just a few days.       Photo courtesy of April Bryant

Unprecedented Speaker Line-up Scheduled for Faith and Learning Symposium

Missouri Baptist University strives to promote academic excellence in a Christian environment. The third annual Faith and Learning Symposium allows faculty and graduate students from MBU and other universities to present their research within the context of faith and academic disciplines.

Dr. Holly Brand, professor of psychology and published author, who has spoken at many conferences throughout her tenure at MBU, exemplifies the quality of academics who will be speaking at this year’s Faith and Learning Symposium. Students are invited to attend any of the sessions.      Photo courtesy of MBU Communications

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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.”
   
*The WordPress website 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 more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
   
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
   
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