• This Week’s Review: “Three Billboards” and “Coco”

    I did manage to catch two films during the Thanksgiving weekend: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Coco.” Both dealt with death, but in very different ways. “Three Billboards” is a very dark revenge film set in a small Missouri town. Frances McDormand is excellent as a bereaved mother determined to track down the murderer …

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    HBU Welcomes Mascot, Kiza III

    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 HBU Student Life, said that his three children were …

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  • HBU Receives 2018 Military Friendly School Gold Designation

    Houston Baptist University received a 2018 Military Friendly® School Gold Designation by Victory Media, a veteran-owned rating and advocacy organization. The designation is awarded to educational institutions based upon financial aid offered and the services available to military service members, veterans and their family members. HBU was recognized for the first time as a 2017 …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Patrick Moore

    Patrick Moore, director of Instrumental Studies and Bands, served as a guest clinician and presented at the Nebraska, Iowa, and Louisiana Music Education Conferences November 16 through 20, 2017. Professor Moore’s topics included, “How to Survive Your 1st Year of Teaching,” “Interviewing Basics,” “Essential Elements for Music Teachers,” and “Starting from Scratch: Building a Successful …

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    Culture Influencers: Joshua R. Farris

    Dr. Joshua R. Farris, assistant professor of Theology, with his co-author S. Mark Hamilton, has recently published an article, which is an attempt to motivate a version of an Anselmian satisfaction theory of atonement by responding to a common objection often posed to it called the ‘Efficacy Objection.’ The article, “Reparative Substitution and the ‘Efficacy …

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    Culture Influencers: Allyson Cates

    Allyson Cates, director of admissions for HBU’s Graduate School, published an article for NAGAP Perspectives entitled “Working with a Partner to Achieve Your Goal: The Graduate Recruitment Challenge,” which highlights the benefits HBU has gained through collaborating with third party vendors to achieve its annual graduate recruitment and enrollment goals. NAGAP Perspectives is a quarterly …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Justice League”

    People often ask me which books have most influenced my life. If I am more candid than usual, I have to include a tattered 1947 issue of “Comic Cavalcade.” I don’t remember the name of the family my parents were visiting, but one of the kids gave me a very thick comic book that was …

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    Culture Influencers: David Grubbs

    Dr. David Grubbs, assistant professor of English,  interviewed theologian Dr. Jonathan Pennington (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) for the Christian Humanist Profiles podcast regarding Pennington’s recent book, The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing (Baker, 2017). Christian Humanist Profiles is an interview podcast, engaging authors of recent books in the areas of Christian theology and the …

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    Culture Influencers: Encarnacion Bermejo

    Dr. Encarnacion (Encarna) Bermejo, associate professor of Spanish, was a panelist at the XVIII International Congress of ALFAL on July 28, 2017, in Bogota, Colombia. The topic of the symposium panel was “Linguistics Structures,” and Dr. Bermejo presented her paper titled “A Developing Verbal System in the Student’s Writing of Spanish as a Heritage Language”. …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Murder on the Orient Express”

    I have to admit that I could see no serious reason for a third adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” The Sidney Lumet theatrical version was very good, and I have heard several laudatory and several disparaging comments on the BBC-PBS adaptation. Be that as it may, I knew from the first …

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