Setting Yourself up to SHINE in 2023
Welcome back, Spartans! Hopefully, you had a nice long break and feel energetic and enthusiastic about the year that lies ahead. While there is a lot to be excited about now that the calendar has turned to January, a new year also brings its own challenges. Here is list of five recommendations and a whole bunch of helpful resources available to help equip you for success at MBU in 2023.
1. Be Kind to Your Mind
Balancing school work, athletics, jobs, future planning and lots and lots of change can be a difficult thing to do. It is important to take care of your mind and your mental health during this season. MBU provides counseling services, free of charge, for MBU students who are enrolled in classes. Talking to someone and embracing community are great ways to take care of your mental health.
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2. Get Your Body Moving!
Staying active is a great way to minimize stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle. MBU’s fitness center is open 7 days a week and is free for all MBU students. The fitness center is located on the bottom floor of the SRC building. This space houses top-of-the-line workout equipment that is perfect for staying active, especially in the winter months. MBU also provides weekly group workout classes. This can be a good way to make new friends on campus.
3. Set Intentional Goals
Do you have a specific job you want to land after graduation? Do you want to learn more about career options that pair well with your degree? We encourage you to utilize our career services office this year.
MBU’s career services office provides resources that can connect you with internships. The office also provides students with interviewing tips and resume help. Visit the career services office, located in the learning center, to learn more.
4. Find Your Community
It’s time to get involved on campus! Joining a club or getting a work-study job is a great way to find community outside of the classroom. Clubs and campus organizations help you establish relationships with peers who share mutual. See the list below for clubs we have on campus. Click here to learn more.
ABC (ASSOCIATION OF BLACK COLLEGIANS)
SPARTANS FOR LIFE (SFL)
MATH AND SCIENCE CLUB
EXERCISE IS MEDICINE
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA)
HIVE AT MBU
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION BOARD (IJM)
NATURE AT MBU
MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE (MA)
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS (NAFME)
STUDENT MISSOURI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (S-MSTA)
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
5. Spend Time With the Lord
Our biggest hope for the new year is that you grow in your awareness of the need for a deeper relationship with God. No matter where you are in your spiritual journey — even if you didn’t know you were on a spiritual journey — caring for your whole self means you need to pay attention to your spiritual life. Attending Chapel at MBU is a great way to connect with your peers and come together in worship. Need a local church? College Park Church, pastored by MBU’s Dr. Jordan Cox, meets on campus every Sunday. If you want to explore a faith community off-campus, MBU’s Student Life Office has resources to connect you with wonderful churches in the St. Louis area.
Shine On in 2023
These tips can help you navigate the new year with confidence and purpose. If you need help, ask. If you know someone who needs help, reach out to them. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. You’ve got this, Spartans!