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    HBU College of Engineering Commissioning Service Marks the Beginning of Program

    A special Commissioning Service marked the beginning of the College of Engineering at Houston Baptist University. The ceremony was held during the weekly student convocation on January 31. The During the ceremony, Dr. Robert B. Sloan, HBU president, described engineering as a field which mirrors God’s creative nature, and which embodies His commandments to the …

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    Alumni Profile: Dalton and Jolie Schafer Carry Their HBU Academic, Athletic and Spiritual Experiences With Them

    Growing up five miles away from the Houston Baptist University campus, Dalton Schafer didn’t consider going to HBU until the school reentered Division 1 athletics. He transferred to the school his sophomore year in 2009, where he was a starting pitcher for the Husky baseball team. “My whole life I played baseball; when I got …

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    HBU Faculty Members Share as Guests at a Beijing University

    The following is a submission from Dr. Jeffrey Green, dean of the Graduate School and interim dean of the School of Christian Thought, Dr. Marie A. Mater, program coordinator of Speech Communication and Mr. Jesse GrothOlson, assistant professor of Cinema, Media Arts and Writing. These HBU faculty members presented professional development seminars to the faculty …

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    Dr. Jay Strack Discusses Why He’s Passionate About Reaching Today’s Youth

    The troubles and spiritual doubts of today’s youth are familiar to Dr. Jay Strack, longtime evangelist and founder of Student Leadership University. As a teen in Fort Myers, Florida in the 1960s, he emerged from a broken home, foster homes and detention centers feeling rudderless. “I had felt like a piece of luggage most of …

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    Culture Influencers: David Grubbs

    Dr. David Grubbs, assistant professor of English, interviewed Fr. Terrence Kardong for the Christian Humanist Profiles podcast regarding Fr. Kardong’s recent book, “Saint Columban: His Life, Rule, and Legacy” (Liturgical Press, 2017). Fr. Kardong is a respected scholar of the Benedictine tradition and a monk of Assumption Abbey in Richardton, ND. Christian Humanist Profiles is an …

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    This Week’s Review: “The Commuter”

    After two days of cabin fever brought on by the recent inclement weather, I was more than ready for a cinematic treat. I only had time for one film, and I wound up with “The Commuter,” Liam Neeson’s newest thriller. It was diverting, but after it was over, I began to realize how many holes …

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  • Archie W. Dunham Special Guest at Center for Christianity in Business Luncheon

    Throughout his life, in both family and work life, Dunham has held onto several main tenets: honesty, integrity, perseverance and wisdom. “I talk to my grandkids a lot about the importance of integrity,” he said. “In life, if you’re not a person of integrity, it’s just a matter of time until you have an unhappy …

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    The Great American Novel: 10 Great Things about The Great Gatsby

    On April 10, 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was published, and whenever I hear anyone say that they are going to “write The Great American Novel,” I am pretty sure that this is the book that is swimming in everyone’s head.  I know it is the first one I think of, and I am not …

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    HBU Students Experience Boston’s Famous Freedom Trail

     Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough maintains that the best way to instill appreciation for our nation’s history is to tell good stories. What better way to tell a good story than on the very spot where it happened? Dr. Chris Hammons, professor of government and director of HBU’s Center for Law & Liberty, took a …

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    HBU Welcomes New Dean for School of Christian Thought

    Houston Baptist University is pleased to welcome Dr. M. Todd Bates, who will serve as dean of the The HBU School of Christian Thought is distinctive; preeminent Christian writers, teachers and apologists are among the faculty. Dr. Robert B. Sloan, HBU president, said, “We are very pleased to have Dr. Todd Bates as the new …

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