As we continue pulling out of COVID-19, we look back and note that many universities across the United States chose different paths to deal with the pandemic. With other schools closing down, or canceling on-campus activities, Missouri Baptist University made every effort to give students some kind of normalcy during those troubling times. This Photo Gallery highlights a few of the outdoor activities held in the fall semester of the 2020-21 school year.
MBU students and faculty members prepare to hand out hot dogs and brats during MBU’s Blue and White week earlier in the fall semester. The grillmaster on the far right, Dr. David Collum, assistant professor of education, is a fixture at tailgating events during normal times or pandemic times. Photos by Manny Garcia
MBU’s Service Day is dedicated to bringing together faculty, staff and students to demonstrate the grace and mercy of Christ by serving others. The MBU community had the opportunity to package meals for Meals for a Million to feed families in need throughout Missouri, stuff bears for hospitalized children with Sharing Smiles and donate their lightly used shoes to the less fortunate in Haiti.
Photos by Dylan White
Lindsey Peters, founder of the charity Sharing Smiles, talks to fellow MBU students while making a stuffed bear. Peters began Sharing Smiles in 2008 when she was 8 years old to spread the joy of God to children in local hospitals. Click on the photos in the gallery to see larger images.
As of fall 2018, MBU has implemented service days to take place each semester, during which students and staff can partake in service activities while also enjoying free food, yard games and live music.
Photo courtesy of MBU Office of Faith and Service
The small size of Missouri Baptist University allows for special events for prospective students. The university staff wants every prospective student to feel at home when they visit MBU. This day allows students to talk with professors, tour campus and residential halls, and see what MBU has to offer.
Photos by Madelyn Shotton
Chance Ludy and Bradley Clark (right) talk with a prospective student and her mom about Student Activities and the Student Government Association at the organizational fair Saturday morning.