• The Necessity of Sovereign Laws

    by John Tyler, JD, PhD Two troubling trends have radically transformed American jurisprudence since the 1950s. The first is the separation of law from morality, which produces unjust laws. The second is judicial activism, which destroys liberty. This is the second of two essays on these trends. The first essay discussed the necessity of moral …

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    HBU To Honor Friends of the University During Spirit of HBU Awards Dinner

    The Houston Baptist University Alumni Relations Office is pleased to announce the 2017 Spirit of HBU Awards Dinner and Walk of Honor Induction, to be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, in the McNair Hall of the Morris Cultural Arts Center, 7502 Fondren Road. The annual event honors notable alumni, faculty, staff and friends …

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    HBU Welcomes Mascot-In-Training

    The Houston Baptist University family welcomed Kiza III, the new four-legged mascot, during the first convocation of the 2017-2018 school year on September 6. The husky garnered the admiration of new fans as she began her career in service to HBU. Whit Goodwin, associate provost for Student Life, said, “I believe that mascots are a …

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  • College in the Cloud- Part 5

    Meet HBU’s Online Innovators

    College in the Cloud- Part 5 When HBU President Dr. Robert B. Sloan convened a task force to study and develop an online program of international influence, one of the group’s firm convictions was to find experienced, successful Christian veterans to oversee the launch of the digital initiative once all the funds were raised. Enter …

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  • College in the Cloud- Part 4

    Inspired Leadership Guides HBU Into the Next Frontier

    College in the Cloud-Part 4 Interview with Steve Peterson, EdD and Jay Spencer, DMin “Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the NOW big thing,” said author Donna J. Abernathy about higher education nearly 20 years ago. Thanks to the vision and guidance of HBU President Dr. Robert B. Sloan, HBU now …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Katie Alaniz and Dawn Wilson

    Dr. Katie Alaniz, assistant professor of education, and Dr. Dawn Wilson, professor of education,  were invited to present at the International Orality Network’s North American Conference, which took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from September 11 through 13. Dr. Alaniz was able to present their session entitled “Captivating Learners through the Art of Digital Storytelling.” …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Sara Frear

    On August 14, the entry by Dr. Sara Frear, associate professor of History in the Department of History and Great Texts, on George Washington Antoine, an African-American physician who practiced in Houston in the early 1900s, was published in the Handbook of Houston, an online encyclopedia published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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  • This Week’s Review: “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Great Escape”

    During the recent deluge, I watched two very good films, both directed by John Sturges: “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Great Escape.”  I had never thought about them as a matched set, but the similarities are more than skin-deep. Both films deal with a small group determined to achieve a dangerous goal, regardless of the …

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    HBU Launches Two Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs

    The MSN degrees open the door to careers in two healthcare professions in high demand: Family Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. Recognizing the increasing demand for skilled nurse practitioners, Houston Baptist University has launched two online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs that provide students the first step toward …

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