• Sherry Smith and Jim R. Smith

    HBU Initiative to Teach Civic Education Receives Major Support

    Houston Baptist University’s Center for Law and Liberty received a $600,000 grant from the Charles Koch foundation and Sherry Smith and Jim R. Smith to greatly expand its programmatic offerings.  The Center is dedicated to promoting the principles of liberty, limited government, the rule of law, and free markets. With this gift, it will be …

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    HBU Moves to the Next Level

    We have received notification from SACSCOC that our request to Move to the Next Level – with the launching of HBU’s first doctoral program, the EdD in Executive Educational Leadership – was approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees on June 15, 2017. With this formal approval from SACSCOC, HBU is now recognized as a …

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  • Terrence Johnson conducting

    Terre Johnson Appointed HBU Chair of Department of Music and Director of Choral Activities

    President Robert B. Sloan and Provost Cynthia Simpson are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Terre Johnson as Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Choral Activities effective July 1, 2017. Prepared by music degrees from Troy University, Auburn University, and Florida State University, Dr. Johnson is nationally recognized as a leader …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Cristie Jo Johnston

    Dr. Cristie Jo Johnston, Professor of Theology, recently interviewed Professor Richard Dawkins, English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, author, emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, for the upcoming documentary “And Then There Were Nones“. In the interview, She asked a daring question, “The Bible says that anyone that says in their heart there is no God they are …

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  • 2017 HBU Author Celebration

    The end of the spring semester always brings celebrations – some traditional and some new. This year, Houston Baptist University hosted an official celebration to honor faculty members who have recently published books. HBU faculty authors have published more than 30 books in the last 18 months. On April 26 in the M.D. Anderson Center, faculty authors sold and …

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  • 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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