Being integrated on a college campus can be scary and new, but MBU staff member, Taira Schertz, makes resident and commuter students feel like they belong within the MBU community through fun events and activities.
Taira Schertz, resident life director at Missouri Baptist University, works in her office. Whether she is planning an event or talking to students, “Momma Schertz” can be found in Spartan Village, Row 503. Photo by Kate Goodberlet
Led by Aaliyaha Gladney and Kolby Matsushima, the Student Government Association at Missouri Baptist University serves the MBU community as student leaders under a newly formed structure and strives to be the ears and voice of the student body.
Aaliyaha Gladney speaks to students at a Town Hall meeting during the fall 2020 semester. To learn more about SGA or to formally contact the president, vice president and the executive board, visit their Instagram page. Pictured left to right: Aaliyaha Gladney, Riley Cantrell, Emily Heflin and Dr. Ben Lion. Photo by McKenzie Sheehy
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.