Pillar #5 of the Ten Pillars vision calls for HBU to "Increase our Cultural Impact through our Faculty." All of our faculty are doing that in every class that they teach. This is a place to recognize just some of the impact that our faculty make beyond the classroom.

Dr. Jason Lester portraitDr. Jason Lester, interim dean of the School of Fine Arts and chair of the music department, had the distinct honor of serving as Governor for the 65th annual Texoma National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Regional Conference held at Oklahoma City University on November 11-14, 2015. This conference includes multiple Artist Series presentations, a Guest Recital by international operatic star Nathan Gunn, a performance of Donizetti's opera Don Pasquale, a master class with internationally renowned teacher Stanford Olsen from the University of Michigan, Young Artist Program Auditions, Singer of the Year competition, and the Student Auditions Competition. There were 572 students, 140 teachers, and 94 pianists who registered and competed in this year's conference from universities across Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. As Governor, Dr. Lester organized, coordinated, and managed all aspects of the conference and is honored to be HBU's first Texoma Governor.  

Dr. Joshua Farris portraitDr. Joshua R. Farris, assistant professor of theology, presented a paper and gave closing remarks at the Heythrop College (Univ. of London; where he is presently a Fellow) conference called The Self in Light of Divinity and book launch for The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology. The conference was well attended by students, professional philosophers, and professional theologians. It was a successful meeting around the topic of the merits of analytic theology for both philosophers and theologians. It was a great time and a fantastic gathering! 

Dr. Philip Tallon portraitDr. Philip Tallon, assistant professor of theology, recently spoke at the New Room Conference in Franklin, TN, a gathering for evangelical pastors and theologians in the Wesleyan tradition. His presentation was titled "A Vision for Catechesis for Confirmation to College." He also spoke at the conference about his book, The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith, an introduction to Christian theology which will be published in 2016.

Dr. Eric Van Caemelbecke portraitDr. Eric Van Caemelbecke, professor of chemistry, and his two undergraduate Welch Research Scholars, Dayna Patterson '16 and Kenneth George '16, presented their work at the American Chemical Society Regional Conference in Memphis, TN on November 6, 2015. The title of their presentation was: "Axial and Equatorial Ligand Binding Reactivity of Ru2(dpf)3(OAc)Cl where dpf is the N,N'-diphenylformamidinate ion".

Dr. Encarna Bermejo portraitDr. Encarna Bermejo spoke at the Language and Professional Speaker Series - Healthcare at the University of Houston Downtown on November 11, 2015. The title of the talk was "¡Sana, Sana! Language Competency and Cultural Awareness through Medical Spanish."

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Dean Riley, professor of Library Science and systems librarian for Moody Library and Alan W. Presley, associate director of Web Strategies and Operations co-presented at the 10th Annual Innovations in Teaching and Learning Technology Conference at Lee College in Baytown, TX, on the topic of "Utilizing LibAnswers to Create a Campus-Wide Knowledge Base". The presentation discussed how they repurposed Springshare's "LibAnswers" product from library reference database to campus-wide knowledge base for everything regarding the institution. The non-traditional use of LibAnswers, now rebranded as "HBU Answers", has become a searchable FAQ system that is centralized, flexible in its delivery, logical in its use by our target audiences, and available 24/7. The presenters believe HBU Answers will make a positive impact and improve retention rates and satisfaction. 

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