• “Endowed Scholarship Donors Honored at Reception”

    James Blackwell’s family first donated to Houston Baptist University in the 1960s, when they gifted a tract of land in the Alvin area to the University. He is still passionate about supporting a higher education institution which has as its founding mission, recognizing Jesus Christ as Lord. “I pray that students get the opportunity to …

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  • Dr. Timothy Brookins Discusses His Path to Scholarship

    Dr. Timothy Brookins is the director of Graduate Programs for the School of Christian Thought, program coordinator for Graduate Theology Programs, interim chair of the Department of Theology, and assistant professor of Classics and Biblical Languages for HBU. Please tell us about your personal, academic and professional background. I grew up in a traditional home …

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    Dr. Michael Kenneth Holt Named Dean of the Archie W. Dunham College of Business

    Houston Baptist University is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Kenneth “Kenny” Holt as the dean of the Archie W. Dunham College of Business. Holt brings a broad knowledge base with a career spent in higher education, including in both educational and operational areas. He was most recently the dean of the Middle Georgia State University …

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    Dr. Julie Fernandez Named Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

    Houston Baptist University is pleased to appoint Dr. Julie Fernandez as dean of the HBU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Fernandez has served as the program coordinator of the Education Administration Program and as the department chair of Leadership and Counseling at HBU. Fernandez has served the Texas education community for 33 years; she …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Patton”

    Hollywood did not come up with anything remotely interesting for the weekend of September 15. The thought of squirming through a remake of “Predator” was not pleasant, so I used the time for a haircut. The haircut will last for about 90 days; not many movies survive in my skull that long. I did use …

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  • HBU Online to Host Mid-Semester Open House

    The HBU Pampell Online Division is extending an invitation for the Mid-Semester Open House, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in McNair Hall in the Morris Cultural Arts Center 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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    Dr. Michael Rosato Named HBU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

    The Houston Baptist University Office of the President is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Rosato to the position of HBU provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Rosato began serving the University in 2015 as associate provost for Academic Affairs. He has also served as the interim and acting vice president …

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  • HBU Tops Academically in Southland for Third-Straight Year

    HBU was recognized with the Southland Conference Academic Performance Achievement Award for the third-consecutive year at the league’s annual May meeting in Frisco, Texas. HBU earned 78 of its possible 91 points, 85.7 percent, well ahead of Sam Houston State, which was second with 45-of-98 points for 45.9 percent. The award is largely determined by …

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  • Culture Influencers

    Culture Influencers: Joshua R. Farris

    Dr. Joshua R. Farris, assistant professor of Theology, has recently published an article, “Souls and Bodies: Why We Still Matter?” in a new journal entitled, “Didaktikos: Journal of Theological Education” in the section called “Currents.” Currents is a part of the journal where professors give exposure to their specialty on a subject for other professors, educators, …

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  • You Should Take Latin: Pragmatic Reasons for Studying a Dead Language

    By Steven L. Jones, Ph.D “The best grounding for education is the Latin Grammar.” “You should take Latin.” I bombard almost every student I meet on campus with this phrase. So much so that normally students see me coming and instead of running away turn to meet me and see how long it takes for …

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