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
As we continue pulling out of COVID-19, we look back and note that many universities across the United States chose different paths to deal with the pandemic. With other schools closing down, or canceling on-campus activities, Missouri Baptist University made every effort to give students some kind of normalcy during those troubling times. This Photo Gallery highlights a few of the outdoor activities held in the fall semester of the 2020-21 school year.
MBU students and faculty members prepare to hand out hot dogs and brats during MBU’s Blue and White week earlier in the fall semester. The grillmaster on the far right, Dr. David Collum, assistant professor of education, is a fixture at tailgating events during normal times or pandemic times. Photos by Manny Garcia
MBU Honors continues to inspire students five years after its establishment as the growth rate of membership has soared nearly 200 percent. While this year is presenting unique challenges never seen before, the group is managing to stay focused and connected.
A group photo of MBU Honors students , taken pre-COVID, shows how much the program is growing, and continues to grow this semester. Photo by Shelby Boos
Front row, left to right: Olivia Dixon, Madisyn House, Alexander Menz, Mikayla Williams, Kati Brummet, Kirenda Brown, Grace Hahn, Jenny Rice, Emily Kohnen, Lorraine Linson
Middle row, left to right: Mikayla Harrison, Krista Biesiadecki, Luke Little, Sophia Slay, Cherith Laubinger, Sophie Karase, Elma Sulthana Mohammed, Savannah Rodgers, Meredith Linn, Victoria Zilke, Brianna Fischer
Back row, left to right: Gavin Harrell, Christopher Williams, Jessica Davlin, Guy Danhoff, Larry Smith, Robert Lee, Andrew Andersen, Daniel Heinrich, Olivia Leek, Alyssa Beaudoin, Allyson Trask, Zander Smith, Rafathulla Mohammed-Sulthan
The small size of Missouri Baptist University allows for special events for prospective students. The university staff wants every prospective student to feel at home when they visit MBU. This day allows students to talk with professors, tour campus and residential halls, and see what MBU has to offer.
Photos by Madelyn Shotton
Chance Ludy and Bradley Clark (right) talk with a prospective student and her mom about Student Activities and the Student Government Association at the organizational fair Saturday morning.