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
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
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
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.