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New Faculty Join Music Department
August 18, 2014
The Department of Music at Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce the hiring of three new faculty members and the appointment of a new Chair.
Source: Kim Andrews
School of Christian Thought Hires Four New Faculty
July 17, 2014
Growing enrollment in the School of Christian Thought has led to the hiring of four new professors.
Source: Kim Andrews
Christian Thinkers Society Founder Joins Faculty of Houston Baptist University
July 3, 2014
HBU is pleased to announce a new faculty member, Dr. Jeremiah Johnston, along with a strategic partnership between HBU and the Christian Thinkers Society, founded by Dr. Johnston.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Athletics Adding Women's Sand Volleyball
June 30, 2014
HBU has added women's sand volleyball as its 17th NCAA Division I sport. Competition will begin Spring 2016.
Source: Russ Reneau
HBU Ranked #4 in “The 15 Best Schools for Studying the Bible” by TheBestSchools.org
June 2, 2014
The following schools appear in this ranking for their commitment to sound Christian education, their vital campus life, outstanding faculty, academic excellence, and above all, their impressive Bible curriculum.
Source: TheBestSchools.org
HBU Football Kicks Off in 100 Days
May 29, 2014
Huskies to open first official season at home against McMurry on Sept. 6th
Source: Russ Reneau
Dunham Bible Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museum Program
May 22, 2014
The Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.
Source: Kim Andrews
Brupbacher and Pyle Named Professors Emeriti
May 19, 2014
Professors Linda Brupbacher and Ernest Pyle, Jr. were recently honored with the title of professor emeritus in appreciation for their longstanding exceptional service to students and to the University.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Breaks Ground for Belin Drive and Belin Tower
May 16, 2014
Houston Baptist University celebrated a milestone for its southwest Houston campus on May 13 with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for Belin Drive and Belin Tower.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Featured in WORLD Magazine
May 15, 2014
Are Christian universities worth the expense? WORLD magazine tackled that question in its May 3, 2014 issue. See how HBU stacked up.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Named Among 50 Most Beautiful Christian Campuses in the World
May 14, 2014
ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org has ranked HBU the 28th most beautiful Christian university campus in the world.
Source: christianuniversitiesonline.org
Outstanding HBU Students Recognized During Annual Honors Convocation
May 7, 2014
Houston Baptist University recognized a number of outstanding students at its annual Honors Convocation, held in the University’s Dunham Theater on May 7.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Announces Recipients of Annual Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards
May 6, 2014
Recipients of the 2013-2014 Opal Goolsby Award for Teaching Excellence and the Mayfield Outstanding Staff Award were announced at an end-of-year celebration on May 2.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Men's Soccer forward Kristopher Tyrpak singed by Major League Soccer Team.
March 31, 2014
HBU Men's Soccer forward Kristopher Tyrpak singed by Major League Soccer Team. The 21-year-old was signed by Chivas USA on March 8, 2014.
Source: Chivas USA
Houston Baptist University Announces Naming of Sadie & Doug Hodo Residence College
March 27, 2014
Houston Baptist University President Robert B. Sloan, Jr. is pleased to announce the naming of the Sadie and Doug Hodo Residence College, currently known as the Lake House. The naming will recognize Dr. Doug Hodo, president emeritus, and Sadie Hodo, former first lady. Dr. Hodo served as the second president of the University from 1987 to 2006.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU ranked #7 in “The 20 Best Conservative Colleges in America” by TheBestSchools.org.
March 24, 2014
The 20 colleges and universities in this ranking are, in our view, the best schools in the United States that are friendly to conservative values. Some of the schools on this list are happy to be identified as conservative. Others might resist this designation, but nonetheless are places where conservative students can find a friendly home.
Source: The Best Schools.org
McNair Family Contributes $3M Toward Football Stadium
February 10, 2014
Huskies receive gift from Texans owners, long-time University supporters.
Source: Kim Andrews
Dr. William Lane Craig to Join Faculty of Houston Baptist University
February 4, 2014
Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce that Dr. William Lane Craig will join the faculty as a Professor of Philosophy in the Fall of 2014.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU named the 6th most diverse US College
January 30, 2014
Houston Baptist University boasts a larger student body than any of the other religiously affiliated schools in our top 10 by a considerable margin. Four racial groups ― Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and White ― each comprise double-digit percentages of Houston Baptist University’s student body. Women also outnumber male students by a margin of nearly 2:1. The university offers several merit- and needs-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Source: Best Colleges
Archaeology Exhibit and Conference at Houston Baptist University Will Feature Christianity Today’s Top Biblical Archaeology Discovery of 2013
January 27, 2014
Dunham Bible Museum Archaeological Conference will be held on February 8, 2014 at 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Belin Chapel, located in the Morris Cultural Arts Center.
Source: Kim Andrews
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