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Students Make MBU Their Home Away from Home

MBU has attracted students from across the United States to its campus. From bonding with friends at “Up All Night” to cheering at volleyball games, MBU students have created a strong community, with friendships sure to last a lifetime.

Spartan Team Leaders provide the energy and love to welcome the incoming MBU students and build a lasting community on campus.      Photos by Anna Jeschke

Alise Grogg’s Passion on Ice

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

MBU Students Getting “Grounded” on Friday Nights

A new student-led ministry called Grounded formed this semester, which focuses on how MBU students can root themselves in the love of Christ and share the Gospel with the MBU community. Meeting each Friday night, the ministry challenges students to represent Christ regardless of their situations in life.

Graphic provided courtesy of Christian Akridge

Listening to the Lord, Leading by Example

When Ethan Metzler graduated in spring 2019, he believed his time at MBU was over. However, when the position of resident director at Pillsbury-Huff Residence Hall became available, he felt the Lord call him to lead the building of young men he was a peer with just one semester before. Regardless of the position change, Metzler continues to deeply and meaningfully connect with everyone he is around at MBU, pointing to Christ through his actions.

Ethan Metzler works at his desk in his office at Pillsbury-Huff men’s dormitory, with his Colorado license plate in the background. Metzler, a Colorado native, has been in the MBU family as a student-athlete, and now as a valued staff member.     Photos by Hannah Chaney

MBU Community Strengthening Bond While Social Distancing

Specific aspects of college life like enrollment and group relationships are uncertain in this time of social distancing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and though it seems dark, there is light ahead. Despite what may be to come, a large group of friends at MBU is making the best of a bad situation and growing closer while remaining apart.

This story is part of an ongoing series of stories and analyses produced by MBU Timeline staff members, focusing on several aspects of what the COVID-19 pandemic will have changed long after it has passed. Our writers try to answer a question you may have asked yourself: what happens next?     Photo courtesy of MBU University Communications — Graphic by Dylan White

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About MBU Timeline

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
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.