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    Houston Baptist University Remembers Former Governor Mark White

    The Houston Baptist University leadership and community mourn the loss of former Texas Governor Mark White. Mr. White is known for being a strong proponent of Texas education. He was a friend of the University as well, most recently serving on the Engineering Program Advisory Board. HBU President Dr. Robert B. Sloan said, “I offer …

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    HBU Hackathon Boot Camp Gives High School Students Glimpse of Entrepreneurial Possibilities

    Thinking entrepreneurially isn’t just for business majors; it’s applicable for every student and all disciplines, says Michael Player, administrative director for Houston Baptist University’s McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. “Entrepreneurship is a catalyst. People who are in athletics, fine arts, medical fields and more can all benefit,” he said. “An entrepreneur thinks like …

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    Summer Launch 2017 Offers a Platform for Success

    Students who, only a few days before, didn’t know one another’s names cheered their teammates to victory in a rigorous game of water balloon dodgeball. The hot July day on the green lawn of Houston Baptist University’s library served as a fun ending to a week of events, and a light-hearted start to the students’ …

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    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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  • 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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    Houston Area McNair Centers: Inaugural Quarterly Speakers Symposium

    Houston, TX, April 13, 2017 – Houston Baptist University is hosting the first-ever collaborative McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise event. The three Houston-based McNair Centers (located at the HBU, Rice University and the University of St. Thomas campuses) are presenting a Quarterly Speakers Symposium on Wednesday, April 26 in Dunham Theater on the …

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    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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    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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