HBU Press Releases

Three Religious Institutions Appeal to Supreme Court, Say They Will Fight to Protect Their Faith
July 8, 2015
Former Hobby Lobby attorneys appeal HHS Mandate on behalf of prominent religious schools forced to violate faith or pay millions in IRS fines
Source: http://www.becketfund.org/hbu-etbu-cert-petition/
Dr. Craig Evans named the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University
June 10, 2015
Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce that internationally known and respected New Testament scholar, apologist, and author, Dr. Craig A. Evans, will join the faculty as the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins beginning January 1, 2016.
Source: Office of the President, HBU
HBU Announces Archie W. Dunham College of Business
May 19, 2015
Houston Baptist University announced it has received a $15 million gift from well-known Christian business executive Archie W. Dunham and his wife Linda. The gift represents the largest single gift in the University's history and will fund scholarships, provide assistance for the Dunham Bible Museum, and result in the naming of the school of business.
Source: Houston Baptist University
Students rally for Christian colleges’ fight for faith
April 2, 2015
On Tuesday, April 7th, diverse student groups will rally outside the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of two Christian colleges in their challenge to the HHS mandate, which is forcing the universities to violate their deeply held religious beliefs or pay outlandish IRS fines.
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Dr. Stewart Morris Endows $1 M Scholarship Fund
March 5, 2015
Businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr. has announced a $1M endowed scholarship fund to benefit students from the Wharton County area of Texas.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Welcomes New Business Dean
January 14, 2015
Houston Baptist University has named Michael Weeks as the new dean of its School of Business.
Source: Kim Andrews
Philip Nation Joins Faculty of Houston Baptist University
December 1, 2014
Dr. Philip Nation has joined the School of Christian Thought faculty as Assistant Professor of Leadership and Biblical Studies in the Department of Theology.
Source: Kim Andrews
Texas Business Hall of Fame Awards Scholarships to Two HBU Students
November 17, 2014
Houston Baptist University MBA students Neil Gadhia and Emerald Lewis have been awarded $10,000 scholarships by the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Source: Kim Andrews
Fall 2014 Enrollment Reaches New Heights
September 18, 2014
For the second year in a row, Houston HBU posted record-breaking enrollment numbers for entering freshmen and total enrollment.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Announces Search for Business School Dean
September 16, 2014
Houston Baptist University President Robert B. Sloan, Jr. and Provost John Mark Reynolds have announced the formation of a search committee to recommend candidates for a new Dean for the University’s School of Business.
Source: Kim Andrews
New Faculty Join Music Department
August 18, 2014
The Department of Music at Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce the hiring of three new faculty members and the appointment of a new Chair.
Source: Kim Andrews
School of Christian Thought Hires Four New Faculty
July 17, 2014
Growing enrollment in the School of Christian Thought has led to the hiring of four new professors.
Source: Kim Andrews
Christian Thinkers Society Founder Joins Faculty of Houston Baptist University
July 3, 2014
HBU is pleased to announce a new faculty member, Dr. Jeremiah Johnston, along with a strategic partnership between HBU and the Christian Thinkers Society, founded by Dr. Johnston.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Athletics Adding Women's Sand Volleyball
June 30, 2014
HBU has added women's sand volleyball as its 17th NCAA Division I sport. Competition will begin Spring 2016.
Source: Russ Reneau
HBU Ranked #4 in “The 15 Best Schools for Studying the Bible” by TheBestSchools.org
June 2, 2014
The following schools appear in this ranking for their commitment to sound Christian education, their vital campus life, outstanding faculty, academic excellence, and above all, their impressive Bible curriculum.
Source: TheBestSchools.org
HBU Football Kicks Off in 100 Days
May 29, 2014
Huskies to open first official season at home against McMurry on Sept. 6th
Source: Russ Reneau
Dunham Bible Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museum Program
May 22, 2014
The Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.
Source: Kim Andrews
Brupbacher and Pyle Named Professors Emeriti
May 19, 2014
Professors Linda Brupbacher and Ernest Pyle, Jr. were recently honored with the title of professor emeritus in appreciation for their longstanding exceptional service to students and to the University.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Breaks Ground for Belin Drive and Belin Tower
May 16, 2014
Houston Baptist University celebrated a milestone for its southwest Houston campus on May 13 with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for Belin Drive and Belin Tower.
Source: Kim Andrews
HBU Featured in WORLD Magazine
May 15, 2014
Are Christian universities worth the expense? WORLD magazine tackled that question in its May 3, 2014 issue. See how HBU stacked up.
Source: Kim Andrews
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