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Dr. Pieris Leads City Nature Challenge at MBU

An MBU science professor is taking the lead on an exciting initiative to document as many plant and animal species in urban areas worldwide in just four days, and whether or not you are a science buff, you can get involved.

 

Dr. Shayani Pieris, assistant professor of plant sciences at Missouri Baptist University, is leading a university-wide initiative to capture plant and animal species on our cell phones, and it’s part of a citywide, nationwide and worldwide initiative.

A Generational Shift in America, the Columbine Era

— Part 5 of an 8-Part Series —

Columbine shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, killed 13, injured more than 20 and initiated a permanent change in America’s sense of security in schools. While millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers grew up in a pre-Columbine era, Generation Z has never known a world in which school safety was the norm.

 

Esports Hitting Stride at MBU

Esports began at MBU in the winter of 2015 through a volleyball coach, a student and a simple conversation that brought this team to life. Since then the team has grown, the facilities have become more high tech and sophisticated, and the program is finding a place among some of the best in the nation.

Photos by Andrew Douglas

Missouri Baptist University video gamers are locked and loaded during intense competitions as the gear includes Spartan shirts, personal headphones, colorful backlit keyboards, custom chairs and, of course, plenty of caffeine and hydration.

MBU Theatre Competes, Succeeds at Regional Conference

After flying through Chicago, theatre students landed in South Dakota for a conference where they competed for scholarships, auditioned for professional companies, attended workshops, saw shows from other universities and networked with theatre professionals from across the nation.

Photo by Tyler Gruen

Rebekah Side, a senior theatre and mathematics major from Chesterfield, participates in a quarterstaff stage combat workshop during the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival earlier in the semester in South Dakota. The workshop taught students how to safely use staff weapons in theatrical fight scenes.

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