A team of Missouri Baptist University student videographers set out across campus to capture the stories of faculty members who are closely connected to the university’s annual Faith and Research Conference, delving into questions about the overall purpose of the conference, different styles of research presentations we can expect at the conference, and the overall importance of this year’s theme, “Mental Health and the Wholeness of Creation.”
Communications students conduct interviews of faculty members in preparation for this week’s Faith and Research Conference, which runs Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8, in the Pitch Room of the Learning Center and the Performance Hall. Click here to read the full story of the Faith and Research Conference, with the Schedule of Presenters. Pictured in the left-side photo (left to right) are: Kamryn Bell, Dr. Jason Jordan, Kaylee Ascher and Jazz Terrell. Pictured in the right-side photo (left to right) are: Dr. Amy Harrison, Jazz Terrell, Kamryn Bell and Kaylee Ascher. Also working on the video project were: Christian Backa, McKenzie Sheehy, Austin Richards, Demingo Loggins and Alex Brown. Photos and graphic by Dr. C. Allin Means
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
Missouri Baptist University’s Student Government Association works diligently every semester to promote unity in the community and bring the student body, staff and faculty together as one by having open conversations and listening to various opinions and points of view across campus. Voting for SGA members who will serve next year, during the 2022-23 academic year, continue throughout this week, with the winners being announced Friday, March 11.
The Missouri Baptist University Student Government Association members include, left to right: Aaliyaha Gladney (president), David Gregory, Vanessa Waidman, Jada Jones, Mikayla Ware, Riley Cantrell (vice president), Elyse Lewis, Becca Pfaff, Lindsay Mills and Austin Hinson. Together the SGA members work to hear from students and initiate action based on their input. Photo by Jenny Sinamon
History professor Dr. Keith Beutler has worked 20 years on his book centered on how Americans remember big events and eras. His recurring theme: George Washington’s hair and how it has been used as a political relic since the Revolutionary War.
Dr. Keith Beutler, professor of history, shows off his book, “George Washington’s Hair,” that was recently published by the University of Virginia Press after over 20 years of work. Photos by Morgan Kromer
After months of researching all manner of texts, followed by writing 25-page essays, students in a capstone course known as Senior Research Seminar in English are ready to share their work with the rest of MBU in a two-day mini-conference. The presentations will be at the Learning Center and are open to the public.
Rebekah Haas, a sophomore majoring in English and secondary education, takes some time to read in preparation for her presentation. Haas will be presenting her research on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 1:30 p.m. Photo by Lorraine Linson