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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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    Houston Baptist University to Welcome Respected Engineering and Academic Leader to Help Form School of Engineering

    Dr. Robert Sloan, president of Houston Baptist University, and Dr. Cynthia Simpson, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Stanley A. Napper, professor of engineering and founding dean of HBU’s proposed School of Engineering. For the past 33 years, Dr. Napper has been on the faculty of …

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  • Fire Helmet presentation in honor of HFD Captain William “Iron Bill” Dowling

    Houston Professional Fire Fighters express their thanks to HBU

    On Monday, June 26, 2017, Houston Baptist University was presented a custom designed firefighters commemorative helmet from Local 341 by Patrick M. “Marty” Lancton, President of Houston Professional Fire Fighters Assoc. IAFF 341. This helmet presentation was to thank the University for being the site of the memorial for HFD Captain William “Iron Bill” Dowling …

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    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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    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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