• Home
  • News
  • MBU Outdoors Hosts First Flannel Friday

MBU Outdoors Hosts First Flannel Friday

On the morning of Oct. 7, students woke up early, donned their favorite flannel shirts and embarked on an adventure to the Perk to earn the treasure of free pancakes.

flannelfridaycover1Photo by Josh DuBoise


Students woke up on a recent Friday to put on their favorite flannel shirts and make way to the Perk to get free pancakes.

MBU Outdoors, an organization developed to encourage students to experience more of nature, hosted its first Flannel Friday in which any student could come and get free pancakes before class.

Stephen Crain, resident director at Pillsbury Huff, and Brain Knapp, director of alumni relations, formed the club with the intention of getting students outdoors.

“So basically, we’re just trying to represent MBU Outdoors,” said Crain, “get people excited about our trips.”

Crain and Knapp decided to have an event that would bring students together and to promote their organization.

“Who doesn’t like flannels and flapjacks,” said Crain. “Essentially, we’re just trying to get people excited about being outdoors.”

Students liked the idea of wearing flannel as well as eating pancakes in the morning.

Ashleigh Poteete, a senior majoring in human services and psychology, said “that it was early enough for the 8 a.m. people to be able to go get some pancakes.”

Students enjoyed the opportunity to get a free stack of pancakes while joining in community with their fellow classmates.

Erin Roach, a human services and psychology major, said, “I liked the community, the flannels and the pancakes.”

The combination of flannels and flapjacks went well together.

“I got free pancakes,” said Shelby Wannemuehler, a public relations major. “I love flannels, so basically the best of both worlds.”

Students liked the idea of Flannel Fridays and anticipate more of them.

Val Logan, a senior majoring in psychology hopes “to see more flannels.”

MBU Outdoors will host future trips and hikes where students are encouraged to be a part of.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Josh DuBoise

Josh DuBoise

Josh DuBoise is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline. DuBoise is a junior seeking a major in worship arts technology with a minor in broadcast media. Originally a Memphis native, DuBoise enjoys exploring St. Louis by finding local coffee shops, parks and restaurants to appreciate. DuBoise is active on campus by working as a resident assistant in Spartan Village and an audio technician for the MBU Ministry Teams.


About MBU Timeline


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.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.