HBU Press Releases

Outstanding HBU Students Recognized During Annual Honors Convocation
May 7, 2014
Houston Baptist University recognized a number of outstanding students at its annual Honors Convocation, held in the University’s Dunham Theater on May 7.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Announces Recipients of Annual Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards
May 6, 2014
Recipients of the 2013-2014 Opal Goolsby Award for Teaching Excellence and the Mayfield Outstanding Staff Award were announced at an end-of-year celebration on May 2.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Men's Soccer forward Kristopher Tyrpak singed by Major League Soccer Team.
March 31, 2014
HBU Men's Soccer forward Kristopher Tyrpak singed by Major League Soccer Team. The 21-year-old was signed by Chivas USA on March 8, 2014.
Source: Chivas USA
Houston Baptist University Announces Naming of Sadie & Doug Hodo Residence College
March 27, 2014
Houston Baptist University President Robert B. Sloan, Jr. is pleased to announce the naming of the Sadie and Doug Hodo Residence College, currently known as the Lake House. The naming will recognize Dr. Doug Hodo, president emeritus, and Sadie Hodo, former first lady. Dr. Hodo served as the second president of the University from 1987 to 2006.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU ranked #7 in “The 20 Best Conservative Colleges in America” by TheBestSchools.org.
March 24, 2014
The 20 colleges and universities in this ranking are, in our view, the best schools in the United States that are friendly to conservative values. Some of the schools on this list are happy to be identified as conservative. Others might resist this designation, but nonetheless are places where conservative students can find a friendly home.
Source: The Best Schools.org
McNair Family Contributes $3M Toward Football Stadium
February 10, 2014
Huskies receive gift from Texans owners, long-time University supporters.
Source: Kim Andrews
Dr. William Lane Craig to Join Faculty of Houston Baptist University
February 4, 2014
Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce that Dr. William Lane Craig will join the faculty as a Professor of Philosophy in the Fall of 2014.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU named the 6th most diverse US College
January 30, 2014
Houston Baptist University boasts a larger student body than any of the other religiously affiliated schools in our top 10 by a considerable margin. Four racial groups ― Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and White ― each comprise double-digit percentages of Houston Baptist University’s student body. Women also outnumber male students by a margin of nearly 2:1. The university offers several merit- and needs-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Source: Best Colleges
Archaeology Exhibit and Conference at Houston Baptist University Will Feature Christianity Today’s Top Biblical Archaeology Discovery of 2013
January 27, 2014
Dunham Bible Museum Archaeological Conference will be held on February 8, 2014 at 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Belin Chapel, located in the Morris Cultural Arts Center.
Source: Kim Andrews
Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts to Keynote Writers’ Conference at Houston Baptist University
January 23, 2014
The theme of HBU’s 2nd Annual Writer’s Conference is Can Writing Matter? Creative Writing as Calling and Craft
Source: Kim Andrews
Lou Holtz will deliver the keynote address at HBU's 2014 Spirit of Excellence Gala.
January 23, 2014
The Spirit of Excellence Award – the highest tribute given by HBU – is awarded to those who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to promoting excellence in their personal lives and throughout the community.
Source: Kim Andrews
Historic Geneva Bible Presented on Loan to Dunham Bible Museum
October 31, 2013
Avery Family presents historic Geneva Bible on loan to HBU Dunham Bible Museum.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Wins F1RST Home Game!
September 30, 2013
Watch highlights from HBU F1RST Home Game against Oklahoma Baptist University.
Source: KBell
HBU Sets Record for Entering Freshman and Total Enrollment
September 16, 2013
HBU posted a record freshman enrollment this fall, with 568 students attending classes. Additionally, the total combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of 2,910 is the highest in University history.
Source: KAndrews
Huskies Win Second Game of Inaugural Season
September 16, 2013
The Huskies won 52-28 against Wayland Baptist in the second Huskies football game ever on September 14.
Source: KAndrews
HBU’s Association of Student Educators Wins Prestigious State Award
July 24, 2013
The Association of Student Educators (ASE), HBU’s professional organization for future educators, has been honored by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) as the outstanding university chapter in the state of Texas for the year 2012-2013. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in leadership, programming, participation and service. An extensive written application, an analysis of a scrapbook documenting activities and an interview of Amy Wethington, the ASE president, resulted in ASE receiving this honor.
Source: BHowell
Patrick Moore Named HBU Director of Bands
July 18, 2013
Patrick Moore has been added to the HBU music faculty as Director of Bands. His responsibilities will include developing a HBU band and forming a marching band which will perform at all home football games and all home basketball games. He is an active percussion performer, educator, arranger, adjudicator and clinician.
Source: BHowell
Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel joins HBU faculty
July 11, 2013
Houston, TX – Noted animator, game designer, and graphic novelist Doug TenNapel is the newest addition to Houston Baptist University's Cinema & New Media Arts program. For nearly twenty years, TenNapel has been a creative force in popular media, beginning with his video game concept Earthworm Jim, which spawned an animated TV series and toy line in the early 1990s.
Source: WGant
HBU Individual Football Game Tickets Go On Sale
July 11, 2013
The HBU athletic department is now selling individual football game tickets for its inaugural season!
Source: STarrant
HBU to launch new radio ministry
June 21, 2013
Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr. will host a brand new radio program beginning July 1st. A Higher Education will air weekdays at 3pm on 100.7 The Word (KKHT) in Houston. This new program will feature conversations between Dr. Sloan and a variety of influential and engaging guests as well as his best sermons.
Source: TMotte
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