Despite the coaching changes the men’s JV volleyball team at Missouri Baptist University has experienced this school year, they have been able to play well together during their spring 2022 season while continuing to grow as a cohesive unit.
Before every game and after every timeout as they break out onto the court, men’s JV volleyball players put their hands up in the air signifying unity and fellowship among the team. This was the last time during the team’s last home against William Penn Academy that they rallied together during their competitive 2022 spring season. Photo by Jessica Kunkel
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
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
Isn’t it great to see faces again this semester? Smiling faces, angry faces, laughing faces, stressed-out faces, praying faces … just seeing faces on campus is such a positive aspect of this current semester. ThePerk is one of students’ favorite locations on the MBU campus. In the fall of 2020, everyone at MBU wore masks because of the pandemic. As we continue to emerge from living through a season with required face coverings, MBU photojournalists Emily Heflin and Madisyn House capture some new and familiar faces that we can now see around thePerk.
David Gregory stirs a coffee for a customer at thePerk, the campus coffee shop at MBU and known for being the largest free-standing coffee shop on a college campus in the state. ThePerk serves beverages and snacks in partnership with Fresh Ideas and Kaldi’s. Photo by Emily Heflin