• Join MBU Timeline Talk field reporters Jerica Marie Drago and Brittany Gammon as they discuss the holiday season. To Julien Soucy stuffing is a Thanksgiving tradition, while Dustin Raney explains the unique fish dish he consumes every November. Toni Stang expresses her love for cheesy cauliflower and Jake Triulzi fantasizes his mashed potatoes and gravy. What is your favorite side dish?
  • National Share, an organization dedicated to supporting families through the difficulties of infant loss, held their annual balloon release and 5K at Frontier Park in St. Charles recently. The event was moving and touching, bringing hope through bonding with other families.
  • Eight players from Norway, England, Brazil, Serbia and Colombia explain the differences they find between life in the American Midwest compared to life in their home countries. While they miss their homes, they are finding a sense of community on the MBU campus.
  • If you are walking in the halls on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center and hear music emanating from Room 102, most likely it is a SpiritWing rehearsal. For a quarter century the group has been praising God through songs that reflect current and historical culture.
  • Hard work is not always fun or convenient. It takes dedication and inner motivation to achieve goals. However, in the end it is well worth it.
  • “A walking miracle.” That’s what some medical experts told Missouri Baptist University professor Dr. Jonathan Blackmon, who shares his story about God’s protection, safety and recovery.
  • MBU currently offers an unexpected psychology course on the subject of death and dying, removing the fear of death by reminding students that Christians' lives are eternal in Heaven with an almighty God.
  • A group of MBU students spend a day recently at Eckerts Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch in the quest to find the perfect apple.

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About MBU Timeline


Here are some interesting facts you may not know about MBU Timeline, the student news network of Missouri Baptist University.
*The site has been up, in its current form, since late-fall 2013. Since then we have posted nearly 700 items, including stories, photos, videos, graphics, photo galleries, news broadcasts and blogs.
*We average about 1,500 sessions and about 4,000 pageviews per month.
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 20 or 30 hits, or as many as 2,000 or 3,000 hits.
*We have readers in every state in the United States of America, and 130 countries around the world. We have one reader in Zambia.
*Outside of Missouri, the next highest number of our readers are in Illinois, followed by California and Texas. We have seven readers in Alaska.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*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.”
*Ryan Rerich is our managing editor, and Chelsie Bartley is our assistant managing editor.
*Rebe Rutledge is our social media editor, Brittany Gammon is our photo/news editor, and Colby Duncan is our lead writer/photographer.
*We welcome writers, photographers, bloggers, videographers and website managers from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major.
*For information on how to join our team, contact us at: