As this year’s theme focuses on, “Mental Health and the Wholeness of Creation,” the docket of presenters for this year’s Faith and Research Conference has more than doubled in size and scope, with twice as many speakers from MBU, across the nation and around the world presenting their research over the course of two days this week, Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8, in the Learning Center.
Dr. Keith Beutler, pictured here presenting the keynote address during last year’s Faith and Research Conference, will again be speaking this year during the Published Authors Roundtable Discussion. While this year’s conference will have live sessions throughout two days in the Pitch Room of the Jung-Kellogg Learning Center as well as the Performance Hall in the Dale Williams Fine Arts Center, technology will again be the order of the day as presenters and attendees will be able to connect via Zoom to any and all presentations throughout the two days of the conference. Photo by C. Allin Means
Whenever a university is able to combine strong nationally renowned scholarly research with Christian faith and fellowship, topped off with a delicious meal, you have a fantastic day.
Dr. Keith Beutler, professor of history at Missouri Baptist University, finishes the day’s presentations in strong fashion as the keynote speaker during the third annual Faith and Learning Symposium. The conference ran throughout the day Friday, April 9, streaming live from the Pitch Room of the Learning Center. Photos by Dr. C. Allin Means
Missouri Baptist University strives to promote academic excellence in a Christian environment. The third annual Faith and Learning Symposium allows faculty and graduate students from MBU and other universities to present their research within the context of faith and academic disciplines.
Dr. Holly Brand, professor of psychology and published author, who has spoken at many conferences throughout her tenure at MBU, exemplifies the quality of academics who will be speaking at this year’s Faith and Learning Symposium. Students are invited to attend any of the sessions. Photo courtesy of MBU Communications
As the third annual Faith and Learning Symposium approaches Friday, April 9, in the Pitch Room of the Learning Center on the campus of Missouri Baptist University, an important question arises. Why do we need faith integrated into academic and scholarly endeavors at a university in 2021? This is the question we are asking faculty members, presenters and organizers of this year’s symposium.
Click here for more information on the Faith and Learning Symposium, to register for the conference, or to submit a proposal for consideration to present at the conference. Proposals are accepted until April 4, 2021. Graphic by Dr. C. Allin Means
Have you ever wondered if the student research projects your professors assign you really matter in the whole scheme of things? Well, they do matter, as MBU student researchers have learned each year since the first Student Research Symposium back in 2015. This year’s symposium will contribute to that body of understanding.
Photo by Guy Danhoff
Nicole Walen, one of the top research performers at last year’s Research Symposium, stands in front of her correlation analysis project, which led to significant changes in how MBU athletics handles its social media accounts.