• Women’s Golf Captures Second-Straight Southland Conference Championship

    By Russ Reneau & Erica Reyes The setting, the scene, nearly all of the actors were the same and the result was not much different. As it did last year on a sweltering Wednesday at Woodforest Golf Club in Montgomery, Texas, the HBU women’s golf team held off a charge from Central Arkansas to win …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Joshua R. Farris

    Dr. Joshua R. Farris, assistant professor of Theology, participated in “The Nature of God: Personal and a-personal concepts of the divine,” a summer study and conference at the end of July leading into August. While there, he was a part of a summer study that included three instructors: Christoph Jager, Yujin Nagasawa, and Thomas Jay Oord. …

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  • Education: Yesterday and Today

    The following is written by Dr. Jay Spencer, HBU associate vice president for Digital/Online Operations. Dr. Spencer is a veteran of higher education recruitment, admissions and academic affairs. He began his career in 1988, becoming a pioneer in distance education. He has held various positions in higher education including vice president of Enrollment Management and …

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  • HBU Association of Student Educators Named University Unit of the Year at State Level

    The Houston Baptist University Association of Student Educators (ASE) has been named the “University Unit of the Year” by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) during the 2018 ATPE Summit. Dr. Kaye Busiek, HBU program coordinator for All-Level Education and Secondary Education, said, “We are grateful for the leadership of our student officers, and …

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  • BGCT Donates $10,000 for Students Affected by Hurricane Harvey

    The Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) graciously donated $10,000 to help assist HBU students who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mr. Ernest Dagohoy, BGCT Houston area representative, visited campus during a convocation (chapel) service to present a check on the behalf of the organization and its executive director, David Hardage. “This gift is an …

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  • Dr. Sloan Addresses Mental Health

    PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Mental health is always hard to talk about. People understandably do not want to mention their own emotional struggles. I recall a dear aunt of mine who told my mother back in the days of handwritten letters that lately she had “had the blues.” I saw the letter and somehow never forgot what …

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  • HBU Announces Creation of The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty

    Houston Baptist University is thankful to announce the receipt of a $10 million gift from Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr. through the Joella and Stewart Morris Foundation. The gift establishes The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty and will fund the construction of a classroom building modeled after Independence Hall.  A Signing Celebration was held …

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  • This is Home: HBU is Where Assistant Basketball Coach Steven Key is Meant to Be

    By Jeff Sutton If you’ve followed HBU men’s basketball at all over the last 27 seasons since the program restarted, you’re no doubt familiar with head coach Ron Cottrell who has presided over each and every one of those seasons. Odds are, you’re also familiar with assistant coach Steven Key who has been a part …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Joshua R. Farris

    Dr. Joshua R. Farris, assistant professor of Theology, has co-edited a collection entitled “Being Saved: Explorations in Human Salvation,” which is now available. The collection is comprised primarily of dogmatic and systematic theologians touching on a theme relevant to the doctrine of salvation. “Being Saved” has a variety of perspectives, backgrounds and topical discussions all addressed …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Saul Trevino

    Dr. Saul Trevino, associate professor of Chemistry, presented a paper he co-authored with Dr. Mary Osterloh, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Polly Trevino, assistant professor of education, entitled “Improving College Chemistry Student Success Through Retrieval Practice,” at a Symposium called “Enhancing Student Learning & Retention in Introductory ‘Gatekeeping’ Courses: Best Teaching Practices & Alternative …

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