• Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: “The Barchester Chronicles”

    As I said in an earlier review, the current medical crisis is good for those with an adequate supply of books and DVDs. I am now re-viewing the BBC’s massive adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s “Palliser” novels. Those who think the sun rises and sets on “Downton Abbey” might want to refresh their memory of this …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Nero and Reed

    Dr. Renata Nero and Dr. Dianne Reed presented a paper at the National Association of African-American Studies Conference (NAAAS) which was held the week of Feb. 17 in Dallas. Drs. Nero and Reed, along with two other colleagues, addressed the topic of marginalization as it relates to the intersection of race and gender in academia. …

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  • Encouragement and Hope During COVID-19

    From HBU President, Dr. Robert Sloan *The below message was originally sent as an email to Houston Baptist University faculty and staff. “Lord, teach us to number our days.” That is the prayer of the Psalmist (90:12) who in difficult times exhorts the pursuit of wisdom and perspective, which involves honest reflections about life and …

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  • Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: Books

    In a recent review, I raised the question of how the current medical crisis would affect theaters. I learned this morning, March 17, that AMC and Regal (Edwards) are closing down for the duration. Since Hollywood is holding several potential blockbusters back until the crisis wanes, there was very little to lure customers into the …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencer: Renata Nero

    Dr. Renata Nero accepted an invitation to be a panelist at the Black History Month program held at Baylor College of Medicine on Feb. 27. The topic was, “Racial Disparities in the Lab, Clinic and Community.” The invitation was extended by two student groups – African American Women in Science and the Association for Graduate …

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  • HBU Alumnus Establishes Endowed Scholarships

    From youth, Steve Pickett ’80 was reaching for high goals and refusing to be overcome by cerebral palsy. His family, father Wesley, mother Carol Ann, and sister Susan, moved to Houston where Wesley worked for Exxon. “At that time, HISD had certain schools for people with disabilities – I was bused throughout my academic career. …

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  • Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: “Glory”

    The weekend of March 7 had absolutely nothing that could entice a curmudgeon out of his lair, but, as would any respectable curmudgeon, he had plenty of books and DVDs with which to divert himself. It took much of late January and early February to plow through David W. Blight’s massive “Frederick Douglass,” but it …

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    HBU Announces Plan Related to COVID-19

    March 19, 2020: HBU commencement ceremonies scheduled for May graduates are postponed. Be assured that, for students who are graduating this semester, degrees will still be officially conferred in May. May graduates are invited to participate in a commencement ceremony in August. May graduates will be recognized in keeping with all HBU graduation traditions. The exact …

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  • Making It Official

    HBU Beach Volleyball Anxious to Compete for Southland’s Inaugural Championship By Russ Reneau HBU won each of the two Southland Showcase titles (2018 & 2019), the unofficial end-of-season tournaments pitting the Southland member institutions that sponsor beach volleyball. Last fall, the Southland Conference announced it would officially be adding beach volleyball as a sport and …

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