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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
Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts to Keynote Writers’ Conference at Houston Baptist University
January 23, 2014
The theme of HBU’s 2nd Annual Writer’s Conference is Can Writing Matter? Creative Writing as Calling and Craft
Source: Kim Andrews
Lou Holtz will deliver the keynote address at HBU's 2014 Spirit of Excellence Gala.
January 23, 2014
The Spirit of Excellence Award – the highest tribute given by HBU – is awarded to those who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to promoting excellence in their personal lives and throughout the community.
Source: Kim Andrews
Historic Geneva Bible Presented on Loan to Dunham Bible Museum
October 31, 2013
Avery Family presents historic Geneva Bible on loan to HBU Dunham Bible Museum.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Wins F1RST Home Game!
September 30, 2013
Watch highlights from HBU F1RST Home Game against Oklahoma Baptist University.
Source: KBell
HBU Sets Record for Entering Freshman and Total Enrollment
September 16, 2013
HBU posted a record freshman enrollment this fall, with 568 students attending classes. Additionally, the total combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of 2,910 is the highest in University history.
Source: KAndrews
Huskies Win Second Game of Inaugural Season
September 16, 2013
The Huskies won 52-28 against Wayland Baptist in the second Huskies football game ever on September 14.
Source: KAndrews
HBU’s Association of Student Educators Wins Prestigious State Award
July 24, 2013
The Association of Student Educators (ASE), HBU’s professional organization for future educators, has been honored by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) as the outstanding university chapter in the state of Texas for the year 2012-2013. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in leadership, programming, participation and service. An extensive written application, an analysis of a scrapbook documenting activities and an interview of Amy Wethington, the ASE president, resulted in ASE receiving this honor.
Source: BHowell
Patrick Moore Named HBU Director of Bands
July 18, 2013
Patrick Moore has been added to the HBU music faculty as Director of Bands. His responsibilities will include developing a HBU band and forming a marching band which will perform at all home football games and all home basketball games. He is an active percussion performer, educator, arranger, adjudicator and clinician.
Source: BHowell
Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel joins HBU faculty
July 11, 2013
Houston, TX – Noted animator, game designer, and graphic novelist Doug TenNapel is the newest addition to Houston Baptist University's Cinema & New Media Arts program. For nearly twenty years, TenNapel has been a creative force in popular media, beginning with his video game concept Earthworm Jim, which spawned an animated TV series and toy line in the early 1990s.
Source: WGant
HBU Individual Football Game Tickets Go On Sale
July 11, 2013
The HBU athletic department is now selling individual football game tickets for its inaugural season!
Source: STarrant
HBU to launch new radio ministry
June 21, 2013
Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr. will host a brand new radio program beginning July 1st. A Higher Education will air weekdays at 3pm on 100.7 The Word (KKHT) in Houston. This new program will feature conversations between Dr. Sloan and a variety of influential and engaging guests as well as his best sermons.
Source: TMotte
HBU adds Lee Strobel to growing list of nationally recognized apologetics faculty
May 28, 2013
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and New York Times best-selling author of more than 20 books, has been recruited to join the faculty of the Department of Apologetics in HBU’s School of Christian Thought.
Source: HBU News
Outstanding HBU students recognized during annual Honors Convocation
April 24, 2013
Mr. and Miss HBU Cody Pepper and Alexa Junek, along with a number of other outstanding students, were recognized during the annual Honors Convocation on April 24.
Source: HBU News
Dr. Michael Ward to head HBU’s new C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford
April 17, 2013
Dr. Michael Ward, one of the world’s pre-eminent scholars in C.S. Lewis studies and imaginative apologetics, has been recruited to HBU to serve as a professor in apologetics and the director of its new C.S. Lewis Centre in Oxford, England.
Source: HBU News
Filmmaker Joshua Sikora to direct Cinema & New Media Arts program
April 10, 2013
Joshua Sikora, a California-based independent filmmaker and new media entrepreneur, has been recruited to HBU to develop and head up its Cinema & New Media Arts program, which will debut in August 2013.
Source: HBU News
The Collegian places first in Overall Excellence at TIPA
April 8, 2013
The Collegian, HBU’s official student newspaper, placed first in overall excellence at the Division 4 level in the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association’s university competition April 4-6.
Source: HBU News
Huskies announce 2013 football schedule
March 26, 2013
The Huskies will play six football games – including four in Houston – during their inaugural developmental season in the fall of 2013.
Source: HBU News
HBU web site named Best Education Site of 2012!
February 14, 2013
HBU was voted the Best Education Site in Kentico's Site of the Year 2012 competition.
Source: HBU News
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