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Through Richer, Poorer and Citizenship, this Love Story Spans Nations

As Valentine’s Day approaches, this is a story of true unwavering love, a story that spans nations, time zones, unimaginable challenges and life-changing decisions. With a legitimate marriage of four years and two bachelor’s degrees, my husband was still on the verge of deportation from the United States. What we did to stay together — in America — is a story of unquestionable love and dedication to marriage.

While many people might think that someone from a foreign country marrying someone in the United States of America equates to automatic citizenship, we learned just how difficult the process can be after we fell in love, got married and endured the citizenship process of a lifetime.       Photo by Molly Munoz

St. Louis Icon Ruth Ezell Speaking at Media Talk

A St. Louis area broadcasting legend, the senior producer for the Nine Network has decades of valuable experience to impart on students as part of the twice-per-year event hosted by the Missouri Baptist University Communications Department.

Ruth Ezell currently works for Nine Network of Public Media, and has also worked for KSDK, among other media outlets. It is nearly impossible to talk about St. Louis broadcasting without mentioning Ezell’s name.      Photo courtesy of James Kyle

An Advocate For Women and Children

Karen Kirk has been a servant for non-profit organizations for 20 years and is currently the executive director at Lydia’s House, an organization whose vision is a world without domestic violence. Providing safety and a pathway to independence, Lydia’s House is one of the largest organizations in the United States to provide transitional housing for domestic abuse victims.

The Forgotten History of Bloody Island

St. Louis history has been closely intertwined with American history since the founding of the city. But St. Louis is also connected with another, often overlooked, part of history, and that is the deadly practice of dueling, which often took place on a small strip of land in the middle of the Mississippi River.


Photo courtesy of Missouri History Museum

A map of the St. Louis riverfront and Mississippi River from 1837. Bloody Island is easily spotted as a prominent feature of the river at this time. 

A Coaching Philosophy Rooted in Faith

There’s so much more to coaching a football team than fitness, games and practices. Elbert Kern is a God-fearing man who not only coaches his team on the field, but coaches them through the challenges of life.

Photo courtesy of Elbert Kern

Elbert Kern (center), in his sixth year as assistant MBU football coach, stands with his sons, Zach Kern (left), sophomore sports management major, and Malik Kern (right), junior sports management major, who both play football at MBU.

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