• President’s Message

    I think you will find reading this issue of The Pillars to be both enjoyable and inspiring.  I hope you will not only pick out your favorite articles, but, if you have the time, read it through word-for-word. This edition celebrates many things, and in so doing, it both reminds us of our past and …

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  • HBU’s 20,000th Graduate

    Milestone Dr. Don Looser, who began his tenure at HBU in the mid-1960s, reflected on the milestone. “The great reward for any teacher is to watch one’s students soar. I knew the pioneers of that first graduating class. I well remember the 10,000th graduate and how at each commencement ceremony we announced the new cumulative …

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  • Dr. Jon Suter, Movie Man

    This Week’s Review: “Dunkirk” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

    I had enough time for two major films on the weekend of July 22; both were interesting, but one is a must-see: Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk”. I started with Luc Beeson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”. The film has been over-advertised since last summer and I was concerned that it might be a …

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  • A Higher-Tech Rebirth from Higher Ed’s Ruins

    Whereas we do not agree with all of Mr. Gelernter’s conclusion in his remarks, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, he does provide food for thought that universities must be extremely creative, maintain rigorous academic standards, and embody technological savvy in the current dramatic changes in society.  Gratefully, HBU is known for these distinctions …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Saul Trevino

    Dr. Saul Trevino, associate professor of chemistry, served on the American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Chapter Report Faculty Decision Panel at the ACS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on July 14-16. The panel consisted of twelve ACS student chapter advisors from universities and colleges across the country, and the panel members finalized constructive chapter report feedback …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Patrick Moore and Edgar Cajas

    Patrick Moore, director of Instrumental Studies and Bands, and Dr. Edgar Cajas, program coordinator for Music Education and associate professor of Music, served as guest clinicians at the Instituto de Musica Alfredo Colom in Guatemala City July 9 – 14. Professor Moore led clinics on conducting, music education, the importance of music theory and aural …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Jackie Peltier Horn, Taiya Fabre, Hannah Wingate

    Dr. Jackie Peltier Horn, Chair and Professor of Biology, Dr. Taiya Fabre, Professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Hannah Wingate, Associate Professor of Biology,  attended the Life STEM Capacity Building Workshop at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans on June 12-13, 2017. The workshop was designed to help minority serving institutions (MSI), and other research organizations, …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Charlotte Fontenot

    Dr. Charlotte Fontenot, director of Graduate Programs in Education, Dr. Kathleen Kyzar, Texas Christian University, Dr. Elizabeth Beavers, University of Houston – Clear Lake, and Hsuying Ward, fellow board members of the Texas Division for Early Childhood were invited and presented at the Texas Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference, Austin, TX on June 8, 2017. …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: John Spoede, Charlotte Fontenot, Cynthia Simpson

    Dr. John Spoede, Jr., Assistant Professor of Education, and Dr. Charlotte Fontenot, Assistant Professor of Special Education presented works published with Dr. Cynthia Simpson, Provost, “The Role of the Special Educator in the Inclusive Classroom” on June 8, 2017 at the Texas Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference in Austin, TX.

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  • 50th Anniversary of First Graduating Class

    HBU Spirit: 1967’s Pioneer Graduates “The freshman class of 1963 was a remarkable group of students. They had wide-ranging choices of colleges … there was no visible campus … no faculty nor curriculum. Their decision to enroll in Houston Baptist College was an act of faith.”  Excerpted from An Act of Providence, A History of …

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