• 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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  • 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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    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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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencer: John Tyler

    Dr. John Tyler, HBU professor of Law and Jurisprudence and director of the Legal Studies Program, spoke in February at the Religious Freedom Under Fire Workshop. Hosted by the Texas Pastor Council, the event included the Hon. Ken Paxton, Texas attorney general; Pastor Frank Pomeroy, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs; and …

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  • Tadd Tellepsen Furthers STEM Building Project

    Tadd Tellepsen MBA ’99, CEO of the Tellepsen Corporation, is furthering the HBU Science, Math, Engineering, and Nursing & Allied Health building project with a $1 million gift. The funds will serve to construct classroom and laboratory facilities to be utilized by the College of Science and Engineering and the School of Nursing and Allied …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencer: Emily Speck

    Emily Speck, assistant professor of Music, served as a vocalist for the Romance Brasileiro concert on Feb. 11 at HBU. She performed with the Terra Nostra Ensemble. Based in Houston, this innovative ensemble is the Ensemble-in-Residence at HBU, and is dedicated to the performance, promotion and preservation of music by Latin American and Iberian composers.

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  • The War on Religious Liberty

    By John O.Tyler, Jr., JD, PhD Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Professor of Law and Jurisprudence Director, Legal Studies Program I.  Introduction Religious persecution is intensifying around the   globe,   and   Christians   are   the   world’s most  persecuted  religious  group.  Although religious  liberty  is …

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