• Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Robert Towery

    Dr. Robert B. Towery, professor of chemistry, and HBU student Luis Macias presented their research, “Reactivity of water soluble diruthenium compounds with DNA” at a poster session at the American Chemical Society Regional Meeting in Galveston on November 11. Cisplatin is a well-known cancer-fighting drug that contains the metal platinum.  Dr. Towery and Macias’s research seeks …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Tyler McNabb

    Dr. Tyler McNabb, assistant professor of philosophy, presented a paper and moderated a panel discussion at the Evangelical Technology Society Conference. His paper, ‘Warranted Religion and Theistic Personalism,’ combines the fields of cognitive science and religious epistemology to defend the belief that theistic personalism is basic. The panel discussion was over Mike Licona’s new book, Why Are There …

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    Culture Influencers: Eric Van Caemelbecke

    Dr. Eric Van Caemelbecke, professor of chemistry, and three HBU students, William Osterloh, Gabriel Galindo, and Michelle Yates, presented their research, “Synthesis, spectroscopic, and electrochemical characterization and reactivity with nitrogeneous bases of mixed-ligands diruthenium complexes” at a poster session at the American Chemical Society Regional Meeting in Galveston on November 11. The purpose of the research is …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week’s Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    I only had time for one movie on the November 18 weekend and there was never a question that I would skip Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  The story might not make much sense to anyone not well-versed in the lore of Harry Potter, but it can stand alone.  It is the first …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Patrick Moore

    Patrick Moore, director of Instrumental Studies and Bands, was an invited presenter for the Nebraska Music Educators Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Thursday, November 17, 2016. His presentation, titled “How to survive your first year of teaching,” was so highly attended, there was standing room only. As a result of this successful presentation, Professor Moore …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: John Spoede

    On Thursday November 3rd, Dr. John Travis Spoede, Jr., director of the Center for Research/Doctoral Studies and assistant professor of education, and Dr. Roxy Riefkohl-Siegrist (from Renewing Hope Counseling Center) presented, “Ethics of Spiritual Issues in Addiction Counseling” at the Texas Counseling Association’s Professional Growth Conference in Dallas, Texas. In this session, participants learned about ethical considerations as …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Joshua Farris

    Joshua R. Farris, professor of Theology and director of The Academy, recently presided over a panel at the national meeting of the American Academy of Religion put on by the Evangelical Philosophical Society, discussing newer contributions related to a recently published volume, the Routledge Research Companion to Theological Anthropology. The American Academy of Religion is the largest …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Katie Alaniz, Dawn Wilson, Joshua Sikora

    Dr. Katie Alaniz, assistant professor of education, and Dr. Dawn Wilson, professor of education, were invited to present at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) E-Learn International Conference in Washington, D.C., which took place November 14-16, 2016. On Tuesday, November 15, Dr. Alaniz was able to present their session entitled “Coaching …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: David Grubbs

    Dr. David Grubbs, assistant professor of English, interviewed Dr. Fred Sanders, professor in Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute, for the Christian Humanist Profiles podcast regarding Sanders’s recent book, The Triune God. You can listen to the podcast here. Christian Humanist Profiles is an interview podcast, engaging authors of recent books in the areas of Christian theology and …

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  • Texoma National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Regional Conference

    Vocal music majors compete at Regional Conference

    Vocal music majors competed in the Texoma National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Regional Conference November 2-5, 2016 at West Texas A&M University. Seven of our seventeen participants moved on to the semi-final round in the Student Auditions Competition. These students included freshmen Sydney Fabregas and Anna McClung, sophomore Nathan Lerner, junior Tabitha Greene, …

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