• Husky Hoops Brings Students Together Through Basketball

    On Friday afternoons, a group of students make their way across campus to the Bradshaw Fitness Center Gym for two hours of pick-up basketball from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Each of them look forward to the competition and camaraderie that closes out the school week. Husky Hoops, as it is known, was started by …

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  • HBU Introduces New Mascot Suit

    “Mingo” as he is known, is HBU’s recognizable Husky-suit mascot, appearing at games and University events. The name “Mingo” harkens to the first four-legged, Samoyed dog who served as the HBU mascot from 1969 until the early 80s. Today, like Mingo’s canine counterpart, Kiza, the huskies are iconic symbols of HBU pride and spirit. Page …

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  • Fit For the Future

    When asked to pinpoint the greatest commandment, Jesus’ answer was summative and yet multifaceted: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). In one statement, Jesus encompassed the engagement of a whole person in living obediently to …

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  • Bailey Zappe Commands the Game with Confidence

    When he first stepped onto the HBU campus in 2017, Bailey Zappe was handed the reins to the HBU football program. The junior from Victoria, Texas, has started 21 of 22 games, missing one game to an injury his freshman year. He holds every Huskies career, single season and single-game passing record imaginable, but leading …

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  • An Unlikely Olympian: HBU Alumnus Ruben Gonzalez Reaches Height of Luge Sport

    Ruben Gonzalez, ’88 remembers several key moments that set his life on its course. One of those was at Houston Baptist University. Gonzalez had entered in the fall of 1980 after graduating from nearby Dulles High School. HBU’s main appeal back then for Gonzalez was that he could play on the soccer team. “I was …

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  • Honors College Offers Distinguished Study Program

    The mission of the HBU Honors College is to provide students with an interdisciplinary curriculum rooted in the Christian faith that cultivates knowledge, character and wisdom by examining the great works of Western civilization and exploring timeless questions. Founded by HBU’s president, Dr. Robert B. Sloan, the HBU Honors College accepted its first enrollees in …

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  • Nursing Professor Begins Nonprofit for Victims of Domestic Violence

    Nursing is Dr. Khara Breeden’s calling. Her father was a physician and her mother a nurse; caring for people, families and the community at large is her passion. “I know I’m here to help people,” she said. “The best way for me to do that is through nursing.” Breeden, an HBU assistant professor of Nursing, …

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  • The Faith Story of Saleim Kahleh in His Own Words

    My father was from Jerusalem – Palestinian. My mother is Lebanese. All five of us kids were born and raised here in the US. We were raised Muslim; my parents just wanted to have a peaceful home and be successful. We prayed to Allah, to God, and I was devoted. There was no promise of …

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  • It’s a Longboard Story

    It’s hard to miss senior Tyler Kelly as he makes his way across campus on the way to classes. The 6’5” HBU football defensive end is even taller as he stands on the platform of a longboard. The board, with its vibrant hues and orange wheels, transports him smoothly across the sidewalks. Kelly got his …

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