• This Week’s Review: James Bond Film

    This Week’s Review: James Bond Film

    The Curmudgeon has learned, much to his regret, that there is more than one virus lurking at the threshold. When he’s too weak to read or watch a DVD, you know life is sour. After seven days of discomfort, he did manage to watch one of the more obscure James Bond epics, 1983’s “Octopussy.” While not …

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  • This Week’s Review: Alfred Hitchcock

    This Week’s Review: Alfred Hitchcock

    The Curmudgeon, in his formative years, was culturally deprived because his parents did not consider films directed by Alfred Hitchcock fit his tender sensibilities. The first Hitchcock work he ever saw was the CBS show, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” No wonder the Curmudgeon-to-Be acquired the notion that murder was screamingly funny. The first Hitchcock theatrical film he ever …

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  • HBU President Robert Sloan on Fall 2020

    HBU President Robert Sloan on Fall 2020

    While 2020 has held new challenges, it also marks a special time in the life of HBU. We celebrate 60 years of offering “A Higher Education.” This fall, HBU reached its highest-ever enrollment with about 4,000 students enrolled in more than 100 degree programs. HBU has the highest residential undergraduate enrollment for the second year in …

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  • Culture Influencer: Michael Kraten

    Culture Influencer: Michael Kraten

    Dr. Michael Kraten, HBU Chair of Accounting, Finance, and Economics Programs, is one of 16 members of the IWG (Integrate Working Group), a task force “designed to aggregate, synthesize and recommend a set of CFO best practices for ESG-focused (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) risk assessment, decisioning and integrated reporting.” Kraten said, “Empowering CFOs with …

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  • Houston Baptist University Sets Record Enrollment

    Houston Baptist University Sets Record Enrollment

    Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce the highest total enrollment in University history for the eighth consecutive year, with about 4,000 students! Additionally, HBU has the highest residential undergraduate enrollment for the second year in a row, now with more than 2,400 students; the undergraduate class is the most diverse in University history. HBU’s …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Still Life”

    This Week’s Review: “Still Life”

    Several readers have been prodding the Curmudgeon to read the mystery novels of Canada’s Louise Penny. They are worth reading, but it is necessary to read the 16 books in chronological order; Penny’s subplots often take three or four novels to come to fruition. The interconnectedness of the novels poses problems for anyone trying to adapt …

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  • Dr. Sloan Presents His Teaching, “Book of Secrets”

    Dr. Sloan Presents His Teaching, “Book of Secrets”

    HBU President Robert Sloan teaches from his series, “Book of Secrets,” which explores meaningful answers in the Bible to pressing questions we face today. Sign up for “The Story of the Bible” Certificate Program featuring teaching by Dr. Robert Sloan.

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  • HBU Turns 60: A Conversation with Dr. Don Looser

    HBU Turns 60: A Conversation with Dr. Don Looser

    Few people have a richer history with Houston Baptist University than Dr. Don Looser. His involvement and attachment with the University began at the institution’s inception and carried on throughout the years. He authored the comprehensive book, “An Act of Providence: A History of Houston Baptist University,” published in 2010. A treasure of knowledge and …

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  • HBU Academic Programs

    HBU Academic Programs

    HBU in 2020 72 bachelor’s degrees 37 master’s degrees 3 doctoral degrees HBU.edu/Majors HBU.edu/Admissions | 281-649-3211 HBU Mission Statement The mission of Houston Baptist University is to provide a learning experience that instills in students a passion for academic, spiritual and professional excellence as a result of our central confession, “Jesus Christ is Lord.” “HBU …

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  • Alumni Highlight: Bob Beauchamp

    Alumni Highlight: Bob Beauchamp

    Robert “Bob” Beauchamp ’87 remembers the tumultuous time that led to the decision to further his education. “Due to the great oil bust that started in 1982, the year I graduated from college, the job market began to fall hard in Houston. By the mid-1980s, Houston was going through a terrible economic recession. Unemployment in …

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