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YMCA: More Than a Gym

The YMCA is known for affordable exercise opportunities, a 1970s hit song and after-school care for kids in school. But, beyond those aspects are people who are working toward changing lives through vibrant programs that enrich communities.

Photo By Matt Williams

More Than Just A School

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” ―Fred Rogers

Photo by Paul Nordmann

Students, teachers and parent volunteers of The Soulard School gather together to eat lunch at what they describe as “family style,” just one of many examples of how a sense of community is one of the positive aspects defining this unique south city school.

Rising for Costa Rica

A Missouri Baptist University incoming freshman already has her career plans laid out in front of her as a full-time missionary, with her sights set specifically on the people of Costa Rica.

Photo by Abigail Scanio

132 Million Stories — 132,000,000

Orphans are the most vulnerable and often the most forgotten members of our society. What would change if we decided to not be discouraged by alarming statistics but instead looked at each individual story as an opportunity to change a life?



Polayya, a boy who is orphaned and living on the streets in India, is shown in this photo courtesy of Mother India Film.
He is one of millions of orphans throughout the world, each with a story.

ABC … Easy as 1,2,3 … All For Unity

The Association of Black Collegians aims to bring cultural and ethnic awareness to the campus of Missouri Baptist University, while shining a positive light on the challenges and issues that affect us all as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Photo by Chris Hodges

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About MBU Timeline

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student news network of Missouri Baptist University.
   
*The WordPress site 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 93 countries around the world. We have several readers in Brazil, 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.
   
*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.”
   
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Contact us at: mbutimeline@mobap.edu.

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