• Fire truck memorial emblem for Iron Bill

    HBU Hosts Fire Capt. “Iron Bill” Dowling Memorial Service

    Houston Baptist University hosted the public memorial service for Houston Fire Captain “Iron Bill” Dowling on March 15. His widow, Jacki Dowling, is an HBU alum. Based at Station 68, Dowling was badly injured when responding to a five alarm fire at the Southwest Inn, considered the deadliest in Houston Fire Department history, when the …

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  • Braxton Bonds

    HBU’s Braxton Bonds Continues Sports Legacy

    HBU basketball’s point guard Braxton Bonds is leading the team in assists and averaging almost 10 points per game. If the name sounds familiar it’s because Braxton has a famous uncle, Major League Baseball’s current all-time home run leader, Barry Bonds. While baseball is a way of life for the Bonds family, Braxton, a sophomore …

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  • HBU Provost Named as Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine

    HBU’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Cynthia Simpson was named as one of  “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016” by Houston Woman Magazine. According to Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine, the honorees are “knowledgeable, credible and trustworthy.” Ms. Denver added, “Those selected as Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of …

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  • Dean’s List students honored

    A 3.5GPA is difficult to achieve. After rising early for classes, studying late into the nights, writing papers, visiting professors, searching out tutors in the Academic Success Center, and doing anything and everything they could to succeed, our Dean’s List students were recognized. This past Saturday, February 18, the Academic Success Center honored more than …

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  • “The Case for Christ” exclusive trailer, in theaters April 7

    A new exclusive trailer of PureFlix’s “The Case for Christ” was featured on USA Today February 9. The movie is named for Lee Strobel’s worldwide best-selling book and chronicles what happened when Lee’s wife, Leslie Strobel, became a Christian in 1980. As Leslie’s newfound faith combined with Lee’s hostility toward Christianity ripped their marriage apart, Lee used his investigative skills …

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  • Professors featured in national news, Dead Sea Scrolls discovery

    Two HBU faculty members from the School of Christian Thought, Dr. Jeremiah Johnston and Dr. Craig Evans, were featured in national news outlets this week because of an article they wrote about a new archaeological discovery at Qumran near the Dead Sea. On February 8, Fox News Opinion published “Why an incredible new discovery proves that the …

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  • Image of the HBU Seal at Entrance One of campus

    HBU Welcomes Leadership for Digital Online Expansion

    President Robert B. Sloan is delighted to welcome to the staff Dr. Steven Peterson as the new Vice President for Online/Digital Learning and Dr. Bobby “Jay” Spencer as the Associate Vice President for Digital/Online Operations in the HBU Pinky Pampell Online Division, a significant expansion of HBU’s online education. Steven D. Peterson, Ed.D., served Liberty University …

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  • American Heritage Education Foundation

    HBU places second, American History and Western Civilization Challenge Bowl

    The Houston Baptist University team of Paul Hoyt, Jacob Phillip and Kenneth Peters were finalists in the first American History and Western Civilization Challenge Bowl, presented by the American Heritage Education Foundation, Saturday at the Doubletree-Hilton Hotel at Greenway Plaza. The Sam Houston team earned 644 points to better the 596 points earned by the …

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  • The Case for Christ Movie to Release Spring 2017

    Lee Strobel’s dramatic personal conversion story, told in his book The Case for Christ, is being adapted to the screen for release in 2,500 theaters across the country in the spring of 2017. PureFlix, the company that produced God’s Not Dead (2014) and its sequel, approached the best-selling author, apologist and former atheist about a …

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  • Envision Expansion – Pinky Pampell

    Houston Baptist University is deeply grateful for individuals who extend the vision and mission of HBU through sacrificial and strategic giving. We gratefully acknowledge Pinky Pampell’s $5 million gift for the expansion of Houston Baptist University’s online education and the naming of the HBU Pinky Pampell Online Division. As we recognize the roadblocks to private …

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