Rachel Rooker balances her own education with the blessings and challenges of helping students on a daily basis as she studies for her master’s degree and performs her duties as the new resident director of MBU’s North Hall.
Rachel Rooker smiles at her colorfully decorated desk as she has moved into her office as the new resident director of North Hall. Photos by Isabel Rinkenberger
MBU has attracted students from across the United States to its campus. From bonding with friends at “Up All Night” to cheering at volleyball games, MBU students have created a strong community, with friendships sure to last a lifetime.
Spartan Team Leaders provide the energy and love to welcome the incoming MBU students and build a lasting community on campus. Photos by Anna Jeschke
Missouri Baptist University’s North Hall begins the fall semester with a new resident director, and she may be a familiar face to many students and faculty members at MBU. Meredith Linn, a former North Hall resident and 2019 MBU graduate, is excited to again be a part of the MBU community and connect with the building of young women she has been called to lead.
Meredith Linn stands in front of the North Hall dormitory as the resident director. Linn takes over the responsibilities previously fulfilled by Kayla Knapp, who served as North Hall’s resident director from 2013-19. Photo by Hannah Chaney
When students enter college, they often have a vision for their lives and a plan for the path they want to take. However, their interests may change over time, leading them to a place they never imagined. MBU Timeline field reporter Dylan White interviewed MBU students who found their plans changed since they’ve been in college and learned you don’t need to have all the answers.
As students returned to Missouri Baptist University this fall, they arrived with plenty to do, from sports practices to disc golf to Chapel and even a visit with the Stanley Cup. Today’s photo gallery, by MBU Timeline photojournalists, captures many of the sights around campus and around St. Louis.
Photo by Madelyn Shotton
Guitarist Katelynn Freese leads students in worship after completing a recent hour-long Sunrise Stretch class on the Quad. Students woke up early for the class, which met outside that morning, to take advantage of cool morning temperatures.
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.