Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Creve Coeur Police say Andrew Wos, of Eureka is also responsible for trying to set two other cars ablaze at Covenant Seminary.
The St. Louis County Proesecuting Attorney's office has charged a former South African missionary in connection with four counts related to car fires on the Missouri Baptist University and Covenant Seminary campuses earlier this month. Andrew Wos, 24, of Eureka, was charged Tuesday with four felony counts of Knowingly Burning Or Exploding, and was scheduled for arraignment in St. Louis County Court Wednesday morning. Authorities responded to a pair of car fires on the Missouri Baptist University campus May 1 and a few hours later were called nearby to Covenant Seminary, where they found vegetation stuck in the gas well of two cars which had not ignited. Three days later, Missouri Baptist University officials announced that a suspect had …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
A statement released by the school Saturday said increased security measures have been in place since Wednesday in Creve Coeur.
While Creve Coeur Police say no arrest has been made, a spokesman for Missouri Baptist University said Saturday that the person believed to be responsible for a pair of car fires early Wednesday morning on campus has been identified and that the person was a student there. "MBU is committed to the safety of its students and employees and worked closely with local authorities in the days following the incident to assist with the investigation and to ensure our community remained safe,” University spokesman Bryce Chapman said in a statement. The incident happened just hours after graduation ceremonies were held off-campus. Chapman's statement said there were more patrol officers on duty overnight and more surveilance measures in place after …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Creve Coeur Police are also investigating a pair of burning cars discovered at Missouri Baptist University
Only a few hours after crews responded to Missouri Baptist University for a report of cars set ablaze early Wednesday, Creve Coeur Police confirmed on Thursday that they also discovered separate cases of an attempt to set cars on fire nearby. Lt. Jon Romas tells Patch that police were called to Covenant Seminary at 9 a.m. and found two vehicles with gas caps off and vegetation stuck in the compartment. The material did not light. Romas said it was too early to tell if the cases were related to the Missouri Baptist University incidents. The cases together are not considered arson under state statutes.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The parked cars were destroyed early this morning; police say the fires were set intentionally.
Updated at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday Creve Coeur police are investigating an early morning fire that engulfed two cars in a parking lot at Missouri Baptist University early Wednesday morning. No one was injured, according to Lt. Jon Romas of the Creve Coeur Police Department, and a police investigation showed the fires had been set intentially. Here's the complete statement from the Creve Coeur police: At approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning, the Creve Coeur Police Department received a call of a car fire on the parking lot of Missouri Baptist University. Upon arrival, police found two vehicles engulfed in flames. The Creve Coeur Fire Department responded and extinguished the fires. There were no injuries and the vehicles were not occupied. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The following cases were reported by Creve Coeur Police between April 14-20.
April 19 Police say a person was arrested for attempting to obtain a controlled substance from CVS Pharmacy. April 18 April 17 April 16 Three feet of copper tubing from a sprinkler system from 11630 Studt Ave. April 15 April 14 A satellite TV receiver was stolen from a vehicle parked at Applebees.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Head Coach Jason Burianek will lead the Spartans' first football team in the fall of 2014. Burianek explains what he expects of the new program.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Team will begin play as a competitive varsity sport in 2014.
Missouri Baptist University officials Tuesday unveiled for the public what Patch first reported Monday night: plans to launch a football program, a club team in the fall of 2013 and a competitive NAIA varsity squad in 2014. Read: Missouri Baptist University Getting Into College Football Jason Burianek was introduced as the program's first Head Coach in what will be the former McKendree University assistant's first opportunity to lead a team. Mock-ups of the team's uniforms were also on display. In the announcement, the school said it planned to recruit more than 100 student-athletes over the next year and a half for the sport, in addition to more students who will participate in the school's cheer program and a marching band. Still …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The NAIA school will play games at CBC High School, with plans to compete as a club team in the fall before playing at the college varsity level in 2014.
College football is coming to West St. Louis County. During a Tuesday afternoon campus event, Missouri Baptist University administrators will unveil the school's plan to launch a football program that will be ready to go in time for the fall. Jason Burianek, a former player at the University of Colorado and most recently an assistant coach at McKendree University, has been hired as the program's first head coach. The school's board of trustees approved the move Thursday. Athletic Director Dr. Tom Smith said the decision to jump onto the gridiron came after a pair of feasibility studies over the past five years. "I think we really did our homework," Smith said in an interview Friday, indicating that he'd spoken with other schools which have…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Missouri Baptist University says it will be forced to "guess" about federal aid levels even as award letters go out to students in early March.
Congressional lawmakers are meeting with President Obama Friday, but there's little reason to expect an agreement that will immediately delay mandated federal spending cuts which were due to take effect March 1. College administrators are bracing for what the cuts would mean for higher education. According to data calculated by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Missouri Baptist University is projected to lose just over $9,000 in Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant or SEOG funding, and $13,323 in Work Study funding. The cuts would take effect in July. The school reported that in 2011-2012, 154 students received the SEOG funds and 92 students participated in Federal Work Study. Terry Dale Cruse…
Monday, February 18, 2013
A new searchable database identifies how schools perform on cost, graduation and loan defaults.
President Barack Obama used part of his State of The Union address Tuesday to promote the release of an education scorecard, a tool he said "parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria: where you can get the most bang for your educational buck." The College Scorecard was released Wednesday. It does not rank schools in ways done by The Princeton Review or U.S. News & World Report. It does provide information about cost, the gradaution rate, loan default, and median borrowing. In the future it will also include average earnings for graduates who attended school using federal loan dollars. What does it say about Missouri Baptist University in Creve Coeur? COST Net cost is $21,254 per year (after grants & …