Students packing Operation Christmas Child boxes

DBU Prepares 3500 Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

Dallas, TX – The Dallas Baptist University community joined together throughout the month of November to prepare 3,500 shoeboxes full of love and gifts for children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. DBU has partnered with the ministry for many years and serves as the relay center drop-off location for the surrounding community. Through this partnership, DBU and the additional relay centers in the area collected and shipped more than 40,000 boxes to children in war-torn and impoverished countries around the world.

the chapel

Professor Bernie Spooner Serves as Editor for Christian Leadership Book

Dallas, TX – Dr. Bernie Spooner, Associate Dean of the Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership at Dallas Baptist University and Professor of Christian Education, served as the general editor for a new book, Christian Education Leadership: Making Disciples in the 21st Century Church.

Fred Luter was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Dallas Baptist University during Winter Commencement on Friday, December 14. Luter is pictured with his wife, Elizabeth.

DBU Holds December Commencement

Four hundred eighty-eight degrees were conferred during Dallas Baptist University’s Winter Commencement service held on December 14, 2012. Of the graduates, 264 received bachelor’s degrees, 220 received master’s degrees, and four received doctorates.

students standing in a group

DBU Students Learn How to Help Others Through Business

Dallas, TX – This fall, students in Dr. Ross O’Brien’s Social Entrepreneurship mini-term course at Dallas Baptist University were introduced to a new side of Dallas and ideas about business practices they had not previously considered.

DBU International students display their floral arrangements before taking them to the nursing home.

International Students Serve with Local Ministry for Fall Break

Dallas, TX – Fall break on a university campus is often a quiet week. Most students have traveled home to be with the family, but for some students, home is too far to go, which is why DBU’s International Office plans activities for international students throughout the week. Without school during the day, international students are given the opportunity to learn more about their new community and those around them.

Pictured (l to r): Dr. Sandra Reid, chair of DBU graduate business programs, director of MBA, and professor of business; Charlie Haddox, president and owner of Key-Note Consulting, LLC.; and Dr. Denny Dowd, DBU vice president for graduate and corporate affairs, and senior associate provost.

Charlie Haddox Speaks at DBU BLAST Luncheon

Dallas, TX – The College of Business and Graduate School of Business at Dallas Baptist University hosted a Business Luncheon and Seminar Training (BLAST) on Tuesday, October 23, featuring Charlie Haddox, president and owner of Key-Note Consulting, LLC.

Dr. Raimundo Barreto

Maston Lecture at DBU Features Dr. Raimundo Barreto

Dallas Baptist University hosted the T. B. Maston Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 24, featuring Dr. Raimundo Barreto, Director of the Division of Freedom and Justice for the Baptist World Alliance.

Dr. Glitner standing with other faculty members

Dr. Beverly Giltner Retires as Dean, Continues as Full-Time Faculty

Dallas, TX – Dr. Beverly Giltner, after 18 years serving as Dean of the DBU College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has retired as dean but will continue to serve the University as a full-time professor of physics and computer science.

Dr. Jim Denison addresses faculty and staff during a luncheon held in conjunction with the 2012 Gallup Distinguished Lecture Series at Dallas Baptist University.

Dr. Jim Denison Presents Gallup Lecture at DBU

Dallas, TX – Dr. Jim Denison, Founder and President of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture was the guest speaker for the 2012 Gallup Distinguished Lecture Series at Dallas Baptist University on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Denison spoke on the topic of medical ethics during the University’s chapel service, a luncheon for faculty and staff, and an evening session held for students.

Pictured (l to r): Dr. Gail Linam, DBU provost; Ken Shields and Victoria Jones representing CC Young; Sean Mann representing Bethesda Young Life; Andrew Briscoe, DBU director of service-learning; Dr. Nancy McLaughlin, chair of the DBU Service-Learning Committee.

DBU Honors Community Partners

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University hosted the annual Community Partners Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, July 12. Two partners were honored this year for their significant contribution to the service-learning program at DBU. CC Young was recognized as the Community Partner of the Year for Curriculum, and Bethesda Young Life was honored as the Community Partner of the Year for Co-Curriculum.

A group of 21 students and two leaders from Dallas Baptist University worked with children during a mission trip to Brazil.

DBU Students See God’s Faithfulness on Mission Trip to Brazil

Dallas, TX – DBU students are often taught about following Christ’s example of love and service. Recently a group of 21 students traveled to Atibaia, Brazil, for a week-long mission trip where they were able to learn how to be the hands and feet of Christ despite the language barrier.

Pictured (l to r): Dr. Shelley Conroy, dean and professor at Louise Herrington School of Nursing at Baylor; Dr. Gail Linam, DBU provost; and Dr. Elizabeth Davis, executive vice president and provost at Baylor.

Baylor and DBU Announce Nursing School Enrollment Agreement

Dallas, TX – Officials from Baylor University and Dallas Baptist University (DBU) announced today the creation of a program that will expand nursing education opportunities at Baylor for DBU students.

Pi Theta Tau members serving

Fraternity Brothers with a Heart for the Homeless

Dallas, TX – The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance estimated that in 2011 there were 5,783 homeless people in Dallas County, many living in the downtown area less than 20 miles from Dallas Baptist University. Several fraternity brothers at DBU were moved by this statistic and decided that they would dedicate time each month as a fraternity to serve the needy population in their community. Since service is a key component of each Greek organization at DBU, the members of Pi Theta Tau made homeless ministry a central aspect of their organization.

The 2012 Good Samaritan Award was presented to the DFW National Cemetery. Accepting the award on behalf of the cemetery, pictured (left to right) Bruce Boyea, cemetery representative; Ron Pemberton, director; Melvin Carson, foreman; Mike Mattiza, work leader; and Roy Martin, cemetery representative.

DBU-Oak Cliff Dinner Honors DFW National Cemetery and Dr. Dan Griffin

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University hosted the 24th Annual DBU-Oak Cliff Partnership Dinner on May 8, 2012, on the DBU campus. During the dinner, the 2012 Good Samaritan Awards presented to the DFW National Cemetery and Dr. Dan Griffin, pastor emeritus and minister of outreach at Cliff Temple Baptist Church.

a student graduating

DBU Holds May Commencement

Six hundred forty-five degrees were conferred during Dallas Baptist University’s May Commencement services held on Thursday and Friday, May 10-11. Of the graduates, 365 received bachelor’s degrees, 275 received master’s degrees, and five received doctorates.

Bryan Price (center) was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award at the Decatur Baptist College Spring Reunion. The Price family, pictured (left to right) Vance, Kevin, Bryan, Lorna, Philip, and Sean.

DBU Hosts 24th Decatur Reunion

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University hosted the 24th Annual Decatur Baptist College Spring Reunion for alumni on Saturday, April 21. During the program, the class of 1962 was honored for their 50th Anniversary, the class of 1952 was recognized for their 60th Anniversary, Bryan Price was presented with the Distinguished Service Award, and DBU Professor Marsha Pool received the Honorary Alumna Award.

Rebecca Brown, 2011-2012 DBU Staff Member of the Year

Rebecca Brown Named DBU Staff Member of the Year

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University has named Rebecca Brown the 2011-2012 Staff Member of the Year. She has been a member of the DBU staff for the past 20 years and currently serves as the director of international student services. Rebecca was recognized during the Staff Appreciation Luncheon held in the Great Hall of the John G. Mahler Student Center.

DBU students helped clear brush and debris from this home that was destroyed by the tornado.

DBU Students Minister to Tornado Victims in Arlington

Dallas, TX – On April 3, nearly a dozen tornadoes ripped through North Texas. Neighborhoods in Arlington and Lancaster—just minutes away from Dallas Baptist University—were among the hardest hit. Thirteen area counties were eventually given state disaster declaration as they began to rebuild.

Pictured (l to r): Congressman Sam Johnson, former Tom Landry Award recipient and honorary chair; Alicia Landry, honorary chair; Fred Moses, 2012 Tom Landry Award recipient; and Ronald Skaggs, DBU trustee.

DBU Honors Fred Moses with Tom Landry Award

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University honored Mr. Fred Moses, of Plano, during the Sixth Annual Tom Landry Award Dinner on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The dinner and award program was held on the DBU campus.

students serving

DBU Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll for Sixth Consecutive Year

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University has been named to the 2012 U.S. President’s Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year. DBU received this honor in recognition of its efforts to instill a spirit of servant leadership in each of its students.

Dr. Sandra Reid, chair of Graduate Business Programs, director of MBA, professor of business in the Graduate School of Business; Dr. Denny Dowd, vice president for graduate and corporate affairs, senior associate provost; Dr. Judith Carrier, founding president of Tarrant County College Southeast Campus in Arlington and BLAST Luncheon speaker; and Dr. Charlene Conner, dean of the College of Business, professor of management.

Dr. Judith Carrier Serves as Keynote Speaker for BLAST Luncheon at DBU

Dallas, TX – Dr. Judith Carrier, Founding President of Tarrant County College Southeast Campus in Arlington, was the guest speaker for Dallas Baptist University's biannual Business Luncheon and Seminar Training (BLAST) held on Tuesday, March 27. Although retired from TCC, Dr. Carrier currently serves as Vice Chair of the Fort Worth Corporation and is on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations, including the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Team Arlington, and the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation.

Jose Henriquez, was the guest chapel speaker at Dallas Baptist University on Monday, March 26. Henriquez was one of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. He is pictured with his wife, Blanca, and DBU alumnus Miguel Faundez.

Chilean Miner Speaks at DBU Chapel

Dallas, TX – "Without any doubt, the power of God has no limits", Jose Henriquez shared with students at Dallas Baptist University during a chapel service on Monday, March 26. Henriquez was one of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a miner's shaft in Copiapo, Chile, for 69 days in 2010. He shared with those in attendance about God's provision during a time of waiting and praying for rescue.

Spring Break Beach Reach – The DBU team that worked with Beach Reach in South Padre Island, Texas, during Spring Break.

DBU Students Minister During Spring Break Service Trips

Dallas, TX – During Spring Break this year, Dallas Baptist University students traveled on two trips to help spread the Gospel and serve those in need.

Sixty-five faculty, staff and students from Dallas Baptist University participated in the second annual “Run with a Mission” event to raise money for student mission opportunities.

DBU Students Run With A Mission

Dallas, TX – Fundraising can be a major concern for college students when it comes to going on a mission trip. But Dallas Baptist University’s Baptist Student Ministry has found that with a little creative thinking a lot can be accomplished. Sixty-five members of the DBU family recently came together to raise over $7,000 for summer missions though a BSM-sponsored event called “Run with a Mission.”

Dr. Bob Colton, Professor of psychology and counseling

Dr. Bob Colton Named Advisor of the Year at DBU

Dallas Baptist University has named Dr. Bob Colton, Professor of Psychology and Counseling, as the 2011 Advisor of the Year.

Dr. Jack Goodyear, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dr. Jack Goodyear Named Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dallas Baptist University has named Dr. Jack Goodyear as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Goodyear has been on the faculty at DBU as Assistant Professor of Political Science since 2008.

Students attending CASL 2012 worship in the Pilgrim Chapel at Dallas Baptist University during a general session.

Student Leaders Network at DBU

Dallas, TX – This past week, 267 college students and staff from across Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi gathered at Dallas Baptist University on January 26-28 for the annual Christian Association for Student Leaders (CASL) Conference. Students were selected from their respective universities based upon their leadership roles on campus. Attendees included students from DBU, East Texas Baptist University, Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University, Louisiana College, Mississippi College, Oklahoma Baptist University, and the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.

DBU swim team members Rebecca Steele (left) and Amy Brewer (right) pose with National Give Back Day Hero John Darjean (center) and several children that they worked with on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

DBU Students Serve Community on MLK Jr. Day

Dallas, TX – More than 75 students at Dallas Baptist University spread out around the community to serve their neighbors on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in honor of the civil rights activist who taught about the importance of volunteerism and making a positive impact on communities.

Zeta Chi members (left to right) Meredith Bacon, Kelsey Grose and Sorority President Hannah Wolfers.

DBU Sorority Raises Funds to Prevent Human Trafficking in India

Dallas, TX – The tragedy of human trafficking and slavery may not daily be on the forefront of the minds of many college students, but that’s not the case for sorority sisters at Dallas Baptist University who have banded together to raise awareness and money for this issue.