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S.M.A.R.T. Goals

By Matt Sheeley | January 23, 2019

“I set myself some really good goals for this year.” How many times have you heard this (or something like this) from someone you are close to since the start of the new year? Maybe you even said it yourself. Let’s face it, new year goals and resolutions have become the laughingstock of most people.…

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Intentionally Involved

By Matt Sheeley | January 9, 2019

At Maranatha Baptist University, students have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Activities include inter-collegiate sports teams for men and women, society sports, society cabinets, music ministries, music lessons, mission trips, main stage or recital plays, internships, and the list goes on. There is certainly no reason for any…

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A Unique Culture Leads to a Unique Ministry

By Matt Sheeley | December 27, 2018

Off-season weight training, futsal, and spring season are all things you would expect to find a NCAA DIII soccer program having during its off-season months. For the Men’s Soccer Team at Maranatha Baptist University, the off-season looks pretty similar to other soccer programs across the U.S. in some ways, but with one big difference. They…

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Three ways finals are better at MBU

By Jonathan Sheeley | December 10, 2018

a sneak peek into finals week at Maranatha It’s that time of year again: exam week. It has been a terrific semester here at Maranatha Baptist University for the faculty and students alike. We’ve seen everything from a tight final women’s Soccer game to over 50 visitors coming to campus on MBU’s Road Trip, and from a…

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Dual Enrollment

By Matt Sheeley | October 4, 2018

College in High School: Dual Enrollment and Advance to College The 21st century has seen quite the spike in education over the last decade. A college degree is the new high school diploma, and more and more students are going after a Master’s degree. Many colleges all over the country have taken part in the…

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Maranatha’s Community Breakfast Series

By Matt Sheeley | September 18, 2018

Last Thursday morning, Maranatha’s Dining Room was filled with students, staff, faculty members, and members of the local community to learn more about the state of Wisconsin’s economic marketing efforts. Tricia Braun, COO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, presented “In Wisconsin”; an effort to “Think-Make-Happen” in Wisconsin; focused on recruiting industry and workforce to…

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6 Tips to a Successful Freshman Year

By Matt Sheeley | August 30, 2018

We are almost done with our first week of classes here at Maranatha. What a week it has been! We have enjoyed special revival services with Mike and Mark Herbster, we have welcomed our freshman with copious amounts of syllabi, and we have seen campus get back to “normal” for the school year. Many freshman…

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JumpStart: What You Need to Know

By Matt Sheeley | August 22, 2018

This weekend at Maranatha, we have what we call JumpStart weekend. The weekend basically is as it sounds: giving freshman students a “jump start” into their first year of college. To do that, we do quite a few things over the course of a couple of days. Here is a quick overview of JumpStart weekend so…

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Preseason is Here

By Matt Sheeley | August 14, 2018

The two-week preseason for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball starts today for the Maranatha teams! This is a favorite time for many students who commit to being fall athletes. I talked to several of the head coaches of the teams and the athletic director of MBU to get…

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Experience Training Through Maranatha

By Matt Sheeley | July 10, 2018

It seems like more and more people are encouraging travel and experience as part of education. We’ve discussed the benefits and dangers of doing this travel in the format of what is called a gap year, but what about during school? If you read the gap year article, I hope you realized that the travel…

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