Graduation will be here before we know it, and countless thoughts are going through the minds of seniors, concerns about the future finding a place alongside thoughts of wonderful memories made in college.
The longstanding tradition of Commencement is not only a day of historic significance in the life of every university, but more importantly a day of significance in the life of each graduating student who walks across that stage and collects a diploma. It is an ending and a beginning, thus the word, “commencement.” Photo Courtesy of MBU Communications
Many people have a defining moment that changes their life forever, and for MBU professor Dr. Matthew Bardowell, this was when he saw, “The Fellowship of the Ring,” in 2001. The film inspired Bardowell and instilled in him a passion for literature, something he wishes to share and ignite in MBU students.
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Dr. Matthew Bardowell discusses the structure of a short story with English students at a monthly Creative Writing Club meeting. Bardowell instructs many of the upper-level English and British literature courses.
The 2020 Oscars air this Sunday, Feb. 9, and blockbuster films from 2019 like “Joker,” “1917” and “The Irishman” are all heavily favored for the coveted categories of best picture, best cinematography and best adapted screenplay. In preparation for the Academy Awards, MBU journalism students went into the MBU community to discover the all-time favorite movies of students, faculty and staff.
As we enjoy the Easter weekend, it’s an important time to take a moment away from studying for final exams and wrapping up final projects, a time to reflect on what this holiday means, a time to remember that God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and rise from the grave three days after He was crucified. It’s a time to give thanks for our salvation. Today’s blogs ask students to reflect on key questions they ponder at this most important time on the Christian calendar.
Sometimes it feels more like failure, sometimes it’s an opportunity to learn through the challenges that life ultimately brings. But one thing is certain, we will all go through periods of adversity in our lives. Today’s blog topic for MBU journalism students provides personal commentary into what we do in and through these difficult times. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.
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.