• Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: Ad Astra

    I had enough time during the October 12 weekend to catch one film, “Ad Astra.” I wish I had seen it on a larger screen or in 3-D, and I have to wonder how it will look on a television screen. The sets closely resemble those of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and the …

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  • HBU Named Top 10 in 2020 Best Online Colleges in Texas

    Houston Baptist University was named to the Top 10 in 2020 Best Online Colleges in Texas by the SR Education Group. The company researched 1,943 online colleges in order to determine the best online schools in the nation. The rankings on GuidetoOnlineSchools.com highlight online colleges that provide the best return on investment, using alumni salary …

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  • Department of Student Success Provides Enhanced Active Learning Equipment Throughout Campus

    The Looper Learning Commons, named for the Doris and Terry Looper family, was dedicated in late 2016 in the Moody Library, and currently houses the majority of the team members in the Department of Student Success and Advising (Student Success). Since then, the space has become a hub for individual and group study, as well …

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    Rev. Gregg Matte to Serve as Chair of HBU Board of Trustees

    Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce that the Rev. Gregg Matte, senior pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church since 2004, will serve as chair of the HBU Board of Trustees. Matte joined the Board in 2011, and has helped lead the University through growth in enrollment and programs. Dr. Robert Sloan, HBU president, said, …

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  • Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: Joker

    Somehow I found time during the weekend of October 5 to see “Joker” even though I was less than elated by the opportunity. The film was notorious even before it reached the theaters; there was genuine concern that it might inspire a mass shooting. I now have to wonder if the studio PR flacks did not encourage …

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  • John Bisagno Leaves Legacy In Houston and Beyond

    Professorship at HBU Honors Bisagno Frank Minton, a former pastor, remembers meeting the man who would become his best friend, John Bisagno, in 1957. “It was when I played pro-ball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. We met in a café in Shawnee, Oklahoma,” he said. Minton and his wife, Joyce, hit it off with Bisagno and …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: John Spoede

    In September 2019, Dr. John T. Spoede, Jr., LPC-S, LCDC, NCC, CSC (Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, National Credentialed Counselor, Certified School Counselor and the director, Center for Research and Doctoral Studies and assistant professor of Education at Houston Baptist University) was published as a contributing author in “The Care and Counsel Bible” …

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  • Churchill Biographer Visits HBU

    Submitted by the Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty If there is one thing about Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill that stands out, it was his conviction during the Second World War that liberty and Western Civilization are worth defending. It’s a good message for young people to hear. The mission of the …

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  • Dr. Stewart Morris to Celebrate 100th Birthday with Ceremonial Groundbreaking for Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty

    Houston Baptist University founding father, Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr., will celebrate his 100th birthday with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty. The ceremonial groundbreaking will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, on HBU’s campus near the flagpoles at the Fondren Road entrance. As the highest giver in University …

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