• Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Nancy Pearcey

     During the 2018-19 school year, Nancy Pearcey, professor of Apologetics and scholar-in-residence, spoke at 17 invited conferences and events. Most of these events involved giving multiple presentations. Many of the invitations focused on Pearcey’s most recent book, “Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality.” In addition, she was asked to present on …

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    Culture Influencers: Timothy Ewest

    Dr. Timothy Ewest, associate professor of Management in the Archie W. Dunham College of Business, has been appointed as a visiting scholar at The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE). His appointment is for a two-year period beginning June 1, 2019. IFWE was founded by Hugh Whelchel, their acting executive director and author of …

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    Culture Influencers: Julianna Leachman

     Dr. Julianna Leachman, assistant professor of Literature, was recently awarded the Carson McCullers Society 2018 Outstanding Conference Paper Prize for her paper, “Hunchbacks and Idiots: Looking Towards Home in McCullers’ Ballad of the Sad Café and Dostoevsky’s The Idiot,” which she presented on the Marginalized Bodies and Alternative Affects panel at the biennial Society for …

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    Culture Influencers: John Spoede

    From June 7 through June 14, 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), acted as the trip lead for a group of 23, including …

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    Culture Influencers: Gardo Blado

    Dr. Gardo Blado’s paper, “Entanglement and the Generalized Uncertainty Principle,” with HBU undergraduate students Francisco Herrera (2020) and Joshuah Erwin (2016) which was published in 2018 at the peer-reviewed physics journal Physics Essays, was selected to be featured in the “Undergraduate Research Highlights” section in the Spring 2019 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Scholarship and …

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    Culture Influencers: Rhonda Furr

    On June 23, Rhonda Furr gave a joint organ recital at South Main Baptist Church with two other Houston university organ professors, Daryl Robinson (University of Houston) and Jeong-Suk Bae (University of St. Thomas). This recital kicked off a week-long Pipe Organ Encounter for advanced high school organ students from around the US.

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    Culture Influencers: Alaniz and Wilson

    Dr. Katie Alaniz, assistant professor of Education, and Dr. Dawn Wilson, professor of Education, were invited to present at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Elementary Technology Conference, which took place in Galveston, from June 9-11. Their session was entitled, “Sail the Six C’s of Learning in the Digital Age.” This session integrated concepts contained …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Nancy Pearcey

    Over the course of the 2018-19 school year, Nancy Pearcey, HBU professor of Apologetics and scholar-in-residence, published 19 articles in national media outlets. These include American Thinker, CNS News, LifeSite News, LifeZette, James Dobson’s Family Talk, and Daily Caller. Many of the articles draw on the material of her most recent book, “Love Thy Body: …

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    Culture Influencers: Engineering Gift

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) Houston Chapter provided the second of four $25,000 total awards to HBU to support the Cyber Engineering Smart Factory project, completed by first-year students in the College of Engineering. Dr. Stan Napper, dean of the College of Science Engineering, accepted the $25,000 gift on behalf of the College at …

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