• HBU Welcomes Record Freshman Class in 2019

    Houston Baptist University is proud to welcome the largest freshman class in history this week. The fall 2019 freshman group is about 30 percent larger than the fall 2018 incoming freshman class. This growth far outpaces the national average of 2.4 percent annual student growth for four-year, private, nonprofit institutions, according to the most recent …

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  • Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: “Angel Has Fallen”

    The weekend of August 24 ended the summer break and I used it to catch “Angel Has Fallen,” the third installment in Gerard Butler’s Secret Service trilogy.  It was a very satisfying way to end the summer: plenty of bone-crunching, eye-gouging mayhem. I was impressed by the opening scenes in which Butler’s character admits that …

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  • HBU Students Learn to be Missional

    The Texas Baptists’ (Baptist General Convention of Texas) outreach to college and university students, Baptist Student Ministry, is central in helping students come to faith and grow in their faith. A key component of the BSM’s aim is to encourage students to live with purpose, and with the desire and ability to share the Gospel. …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Louis Markos

    Dr. Louis Markos, professor of English, scholar-in-residence, and Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities, had his article on the history of the classical Christian movement, “The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving, Homeschool Elitists: How evangelicals are becoming the new champions of the pagan classics,” published as the cover story for the September issue of Christianity …

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  • Center for Christianity in Business at HBU to Host Fall Luncheon

    The Center for Christianity in Business at Houston Baptist University is pleased to host the Fall 2019 Networking Luncheon and Seminar, from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in the Morris Cultural Arts Center on HBU’s campus, featuring guest speaker Kevin Garland, CEO of Mountaire Farms. Attendees may register online. With 10,000 employees and …

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  • Q&A with Dr. Michael Rosato

    Dr. Michael Rosato, HBU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Please tell us about your personal, academic and professional background. I got involved in track and cross country in high school. I ended up going to Carson-Newman University in East Tennessee on an athletic scholarship. Carson-Newman is a Christian college, similar in mission to …

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  • Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

    I should have remembered Oscar Wilde’s maxim: “Only mad dogs, Englishmen, and academics go out in the noonday sun.” I did venture out on the August 17 weekend and the canicular days nearly did me in. The only film that sounded even remotely interesting was Cate Blanchett’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” and I had to …

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  • Mock Trial Participants Gain Transferable Skills

    Participants in HBU’s Mock Trial team have a noticeable poise and warm demeanor. In Mock Trial, they must be prepared, professional and unflappable – those qualities have stuck. Team president, Michael Dooley, has been on the team for two years. “Ultimately, our goal in mock trial is to be as prepared as possible. It’s very …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Scott Robinson

    Political science professor, Dr. Scott Robinson, has released his first edited volume, “Eric Voegelin Today: Voegelin’s Political Thought in the 21st Century” (Lexington Books, 2019). This timely volume, co-edited by Lee Trepanier and David Whitney, builds on the works of 20th-century philosophical giant, Eric Voegelin, to explain how the diminishing of religion in society produces …

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  • HBU Alumni Serve as Student Bar Association Presidents

    HBU alumna, Abbe Adams ’16, was attending the American Bar Association Annual Convention with the Student Bar Association of The University of Oklahoma in August 2018 when someone sitting at her roundtable caught her eye. There were students representing universities throughout the United States, so she didn’t expect to see someone she knew in such …

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