The aroma of freshly brewed coffee and mouthwatering danishes baked daily, paired with the wood grained table tops and low lit environment that is VB Chocolate Bar, make for the perfect escape for both friendly conversations and business meetings alike.
Photos by Josh Eaton
Calvary Church employees Larry Loraine (left) and Caleb Carlson (right) spend the afternoon working in their second office, VB Chocolate Bar.
The Perk event celebrated its 20th year recently in Muncy Gym, growing from a small gathering in 1996 to a full concert coffeehouse music event that entertained hundreds of MBU students. This year’s event, carrying the name “The Perk 20,” featured local artist Kenny DeShields.
Hoping to revamp the event, Aaron Chastain added new elements this year, including couches to be raffled off, a new stage set up for performing acts, and also included traditional favorites like hot coffee and snacks.
The 19th annual Perk Event Nov. 6, 2015, included a variety of acts that kept the evening entertaining and fresh.
The Perk featured spoken word, acoustic music, a gospel choir and concluded with singer/songwriter Jimmy Needham.
The event gave students and alumni the chance to hear great music and mingle.
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.