• Alumni Profile Article

    Alumni Profile: Dalton and Jolie Schafer Carry Their HBU Academic, Athletic and Spiritual Experiences With Them

    Growing up five miles away from the Houston Baptist University campus, Dalton Schafer didn’t consider going to HBU until the school reentered Division 1 athletics. He transferred to the school his sophomore year in 2009, where he was a starting pitcher for the Husky baseball team. “My whole life I played baseball; when I got …

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  • Pillars China Article

    HBU Faculty Members Share as Guests at a Beijing University

    The following is a submission from Dr. Jeffrey Green, dean of the Graduate School and interim dean of the School of Christian Thought, Dr. Marie A. Mater, program coordinator of Speech Communication and Mr. Jesse GrothOlson, assistant professor of Cinema, Media Arts and Writing. These HBU faculty members presented professional development seminars to the faculty …

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  • Jay Strack Article

    Dr. Jay Strack Discusses Why He’s Passionate About Reaching Today’s Youth

    The troubles and spiritual doubts of today’s youth are familiar to Dr. Jay Strack, longtime evangelist and founder of Student Leadership University. As a teen in Fort Myers, Florida in the 1960s, he emerged from a broken home, foster homes and detention centers feeling rudderless. “I had felt like a piece of luggage most of …

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  • Great Gatsby Article

    The Great American Novel: 10 Great Things about The Great Gatsby

    On April 10, 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was published, and whenever I hear anyone say that they are going to “write The Great American Novel,” I am pretty sure that this is the book that is swimming in everyone’s head.  I know it is the first one I think of, and I am not …

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  • Boston Trip Article

    HBU Students Experience Boston’s Famous Freedom Trail

     Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough maintains that the best way to instill appreciation for our nation’s history is to tell good stories. What better way to tell a good story than on the very spot where it happened? Dr. Chris Hammons, professor of government and director of HBU’s Center for Law & Liberty, took a …

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  • Engineering Article

    HBU College of Engineering Takes Shape

    HBU President Dr. Robert B. Sloan: “The recent vote by the HBU Board of Trustees to launch a College of Engineering was a historic moment for the University. The Houston marketplace, student demand, and HBU’s commitment to academic and professional excellence have all combined to make this new college a reality. We have received some significant …

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  • John Gibson Article

    Board Spotlight on Chairman John Gibson

    For the last decade, John W. Gibson, Jr. served Houston Baptist University on the Board of Trustees. HBU is like part of the Gibson family; his wife, Elizabeth, son, John W. Gibson, III, and daughter-in-law, Deborah, all attended HBU. Now a father of two and a grandfather of seven, Gibson counts himself an unlikely higher …

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  • Dynamic Duo Article

    HBU Sports: Volleyball’s Dynamic Duo

    The HBU volleyball program expected the torch to pass naturally from one outside hitter, Jessica Wooten, to another, Bailey Banks. Then, two weeks prior to the Huskies’ season-opener last season, Wooten, a two-time all Southland Conference selection, suffered a severe ankle injury in practice that would sideline her for the entirety of what was supposed …

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