Our site has a new look, but there is more to it than merely a freshened appearance.


New name, new looks and a new site. We are honored to welcome you to the MBU Timeline community. As you explore our site, there are some obvious changes.

  • Name change & structure

    • Previously, the Communications Department at Missouri Baptist University had three different student media sources: Timeline Online (website), Timeline (broadcast) and MBU The Wave (virtual radio.) Now, every news source is consolidated to one — MBU Timeline.

    • Four different branches form a strong and unified network together known as MBU Timeline.

    • The four branches are:

      • MBU Timeline Newsroom

      • MBU Timeline Broadcast

      • MBU Timeline Social

      • MBU Timeline Radio

  • New website

    • With vivid pictures, clean lines, interactivity and simplicity, the new is designed to share MBU stories with ease and elegance. Visitors can quickly view the latest stories, and still view past stories with ease.

  • New logo

    • The new MBU Timeline logo strongly represents the new student news network of Missouri Baptist University. With crisp lines, the new logo is symbolic as well as attractive. The “t” in the middle represents Timeline, and the four segments of a circle represent the four divisions of MBU Timeline.

      • Blue: MBU Timeline Newsroom

      • Red: MBU Timeline Social Media

      • Green: MBU Timeline Radio

      • Orange: MBU  Timeline Broadcast

  • New editor

    • At this time, I would like to introduce myself as MBU Timeline’s Editor-in-Chief. This semester and summer I orchestrated these changes with the help from my staff, University Communications and Dr. Allin Means, associate professor of journalism and communications. I am a senior at MBU, and will graduate this spring with majors in public relations and communications as well as minors in journalism and political science.

  • Mission

    • Our “About” page states what MBU Timeline stands for with strength. We promise to commit to the mission, allowing our community to keep us accountable to our promise and reporting.

  • The “X” factor

    • The new is more than a new logo and new website — but a platform to let students’ work shine. We now push each other to the next level, so we share the stories of MBU with more clarity, interest and time across the MBU Timeline Media. MBU Timeline is not based in our website, but in the hearts of the staff and readers. We promise to do more. Missouri Baptist University is abundant with students, staff, alumni and faculty of excellence. These community members make a difference — something worth reading about. Our commitment is to write these stories.


“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

— Benjamin Franklin

By Coral Christopher

Coral Christopher, editor-in-chief of MBU Timeline, is a senior majoring in public relations and communication studies with minors in political science and journalism. Christopher recently led the rebranding and launch of the new site. When Christopher is not editing or writing, she interns for the University Communications office at Missouri Baptist University, keeping up with Washington, D.C., or pretending to be C.J. Cregg from “The West Wing.”