• This Week’s Review: “Skyscraper”

    When I entered the theater on July 14, the manager asked me to which movie was I headed. When I told him I was going to see “Skyscraper,” he grinned and said, “Dumb fun.” He nailed it, but I later told him that the film was not as dumb as some of Dwayne Johnson’s other …

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  • Houston Baptist University Online Reaches 500 Students Enrolled

    The Houston Baptist University Pampell Online Division has reached and surpassed 500 students enrolled after one academic year. Launched in February 2017, the online education branch was an initiative to serve students with greater access to the quality undergraduate and graduate programs for which HBU is known. There are 24 online programs of study encompassing …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Joshua R. Farris

    During the month of June, Dr. Joshua R. Farris, assistant professor of Theology, was invited to two events where he represented HBU. The first was the Dabar Conference put on by the Carl F.H. Henry Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with expenses covered.  The conference included the most important evangelical theologians on the topic …

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  • This Week’s Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

    The weekend of July 7 was enlivened by the opening of the latest Marvel comic book movie, “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” I had been awaiting it with enthusiasm. It was worth the wait, and I enjoyed the film, but I came away slightly disappointed. The film answers the question of why Ant-Man did not appear …

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  • Hamill Foundation Awards $150,000 to HBU

    Houston Baptist University is thankful to the Hamill Foundation for an award of $150,000, which will strategically benefit undergraduate and graduate students across the University. The gift will be split in thirds between 1) The Hamill Scholars program, which supports undergraduate students in a number of fields of study, 2) scholarships for undergraduate and graduate …

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  • John S. Dunn Foundation Awards $200,000 in Scholarships for HBU Nursing Students

    The HBU School of Nursing and Allied Health is delighted to accept a gift from the John S. Dunn Foundation in the amount of $200,000, which will fund scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. The award brings total support from the John S. Dunn Foundation to $2.3 million. The new funds will be utilized …

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  • This Week’s Review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Gotti

    The current heat wave, along with a paucity of interesting new releases, kept me away from the lure and glitter of the metroplexes the weekend of June 30. There was no way I could be enticed to spend money on “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” The first film in the series was a bloodbath, and …

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  • HBU Pampell Online Division to Host Open House

    The HBU Pampell Online Division is extending an invitation for the Fall 2018 Open House, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 1, in the Glasscock Lobby (adjacent to Sharp Gym) on the Houston Baptist University campus, 7502 Fondren Road. Visitors are invited to join HBU Online staff members for refreshments; representatives from HBU …

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  • This Week’s Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    I was in the mood for some jaw-dropping spectacle, and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” was the perfect choice. So far, it is the most enjoyable film I have seen this summer (with “Incredibles 2” a close rival). The day before I saw the film, I watched my DVD of the preceding episode, and I am glad …

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  • The William Stamps Farish Fund Awards $750,000 to HBU College of Engineering

    The HBU College of Engineering is delighted to accept a major gift from The William Stamps Farish Fund in the amount of $750,000 to support its Cyber Security programs. The award will be distributed over three years, and will support the development costs of hiring new faculty members, purchasing equipment, and generally supporting the program …

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