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What is Your Spirit Animal?

All across the globe, people have taken various personality tests like the Myers Briggs or the popular Buzzfeed quizzes in order to help them learn more about themselves, so I thought it would be fun to use all this information we acquired and put it to good humor by going around to different spots on campus and asking MBU students one simple question: What is your spirit animal and why?

Graphic created by Kaylee Ascher

Appreciating the Advantages of the News

Physical newspapers are dying out and “cell phone journalism” is becoming more popular. However, true journalism is still as important as ever. Nowadays, people are truly blessed with a wealth of timely factual information, yet not everyone appreciates it for what it is.

Allie Pruett, a journalism major, reads a traditional printed newspaper. In the last two years, since the pandemic, physical circulation of papers has fallen to a third of its pre-pandemic circulation with some organizations losing as much as 26%, according to the Press Gazette. Meanwhile, news websites, such as The New York Times’ site, have increased up to 55% with 458.7 million in July of 2022. Photo by Morgan Kromer

Video Storytelling Dives Deeper into the Value of Faith and Research

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

MBU’s Fourth Annual Faith and Research Conference Reaching New Heights

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

The Voices that Strive to Bring Unity to the MBU Community

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

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
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.
   
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