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
Homecoming at Missouri Baptist University is always a blast, filled with some of the most anticipated activities of the academic year. This year, MBU’s Homecoming took place on Oct. 24-29 with events that catered to the entire MBU community, such as the Lip Sync Battle, Spartacus’ Birthday Party, Art in the Sunshine, Cornhole Tournament, Bonfire, Kaldi’s and Kolaches, Homecoming Tailgate Festival, football game and the famous thePerk  event. Once again, MBU students, staff, faculty and alumni alike were captured showing off their school spirt during this year’s week of Homecoming fun.
Pictured left to right, Emilee Goldsmith, Spartacus and Madison Coumerilh show off their Spartan Spirit game faces and flex in unison during the Homecoming football game. Photos by Jessica Kunkel
A team of Missouri Baptist University student videographers set out across campus to capture the stories of faculty members who are closely connected to the university’s annual Faith and Research Conference, delving into questions about the overall purpose of the conference, different styles of research presentations we can expect at the conference, and the overall importance of this year’s theme, “Mental Health and the Wholeness of Creation.”
Communications students conduct interviews of faculty members in preparation for this week’s Faith and Research Conference, which runs Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8, in the Pitch Room of the Learning Center and the Performance Hall. Click here to read the full story of the Faith and Research Conference, with the Schedule of Presenters. Pictured in the left-side photo (left to right) are: Kamryn Bell, Dr. Jason Jordan, Kaylee Ascher and Jazz Terrell. Pictured in the right-side photo (left to right) are: Dr. Amy Harrison, Jazz Terrell, Kamryn Bell and Kaylee Ascher. Also working on the video project were: Christian Backa, McKenzie Sheehy, Austin Richards, Demingo Loggins and Alex Brown. Photos and graphic by Dr. C. Allin Means
All throughout St. Louis are hidden gems of beauty, you just need the adventure enough to find and capture them. With our current winter behaving more like fall or spring, now is the perfect time to venture out, get some fresh air and snap a few creative photos. Here are some of the most beautiful nature spots in St. Louis, all captured on an iPhone.
An elk standing majestically in the middle of Lone Elk Park, located a 1 Lone Elk Park Road in St. Louis, which is off I-44 North Outer Road west of Highway 141. Photos by Alex Menz
Missouri Baptist University junior Alise Grogg faces multiple challenges in her life while balancing school, relationships and her passion for ice skating. Although times can be overwhelming, in this video story she reflects on what is most important to her and the positive impact it has made.
Alise Grogg performs the ending pose of the short program with her Synergy Junior team at the 2020 USFS Synchronized Championship in Providence, Rhode Island. She and her team finished their short program with a score of 53.33, then performed the long program and received a 91.25, making the combined total 144.58. Photo by Taylor Hopkins