BLAST Luncheon

Doug Lawson Serves as Keynote Speaker for Fall BLAST Luncheon

Dallas, TX – Doug Lawson, chief operating officer for Baylor University Medical Center, served as the keynote speaker for the DBU College of Business’s Fall BLAST (Business Luncheon And Seminar Training) event held on October 21. Lawson joined the Baylor Health Care System in 2007 as president of Baylor Grapevine. In his current role, he oversees all operating aspects of Baylor and has responsibility for Baylor’s oncology, transplant, and neuroscience departments. No stranger to Dallas Baptist University, Lawson is entering the third year of his doctoral program at DBU, the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies.

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More than 600 DBU Students Serve Across the Metroplex

Dallas, TX – More than 600 incoming and transfer students from Dallas Baptist University participated in service projects around the Metroplex on Friday, August 23. Participants in Student Welcome and Transition (SWAT) Week, volunteered at a variety of locations with projects ranging from landscaping to assembling backpacks filled with school supplies for a local church.

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John Humphreys Named DBU Staff Member of the Year

Dallas, TX – John Humphreys, director of DBU Mansfield, was named the 2013 Staff Member of the Year at Dallas Baptist University.

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DBU Hosts 25th Annual Decatur Baptist College Reunion

Dallas, TX –Dallas Baptist University hosted the 25th Annual Decatur Baptist College Spring Reunion for alumni and friends on Friday, April 19. During the program, the class of 1963 was honored for their 50th Anniversary, and the class of 1953 was recognized for their 60th Anniversary. Additionally, Mrs. Nell Bowles was recognized with the Decatur Honorary Alumna Award and Mrs. Joyce Sellars was presented with the Decatur Distinguished Service Award.

Jim Palmer and John Clem

DBU-Oak Cliff Dinner Honors Jim Palmer and John Clem

Dallas, TX – – Dallas Baptist University hosted the 25th Annual DBU-Oak Cliff Partnership Dinner on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, on the DBU campus. During the dinner, the 2013 Good Samaritan Awards were presented to Jim Palmer, founder of the Silver Serenaders of Texas, and John Clem, DBU director of development. Dr. Rose-Mary Rumbley, retired DBU professor, served as the chair of the Advisory Committee. All proceeds from the dinner provide scholarships for students from Oak Cliff who are attending DBU.

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DBU Encourages West Students to Stand with Hope

Dallas, TX – On Friday, April 26, a busload of 54 junior high and high school students from West, Texas, traveled to the Dallas Baptist University campus in southeast Dallas for a Disciple Now (DNow) weekend of spiritual renewal, small group interaction, recreational games, and an outpouring of love from college students.

Rose-Mary Rumbley

DBU Awards Honorary Doctorate to Rose-Mary Rumbley

Dallas, TX –Dallas Baptist University awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities to Rose-Mary Rumbley, former DBU professor, humorist, and author, during the University’s Spring Convocation service held on Monday, April 22, 2013.

DBU students Chase Thomson (center) and Jessica Kowalski (right) pray with a student during Beach Reach 2013 in South Padre Island.

DBU Students Serve in Sand and Snow During Spring Break

Dallas, TX –From a warm, sunny beach in South Padre Island, Texas, to the snowy, frozen tundra of Des Moines, Iowa, 35 students from Dallas Baptist University spent their Spring Break serving and sharing the Gospel.

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DBU Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll for 2013

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University has been named to the 2013 U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the seventh consecutive year, and the fourth time to be recognized with distinction. DBU received this honor in recognition of its efforts to instill a spirit of servant leadership in each of its students.

DBU chapel speaker Botrus Mansour (center) pictured with Chris Holloway, director of global missions, and Jon Dooley, camp/sport ministry director. Holloway and Dooley coordinated the DBU mission trip to Israel last summer to work with the NBS.

Director of Nazareth Baptist School Addresses DBU

Dallas, TX – Botrus Mansour, general director of the Nazareth Baptist School in Nazareth, Israel, served as the chapel speaker at Dallas Baptist University on Wednesday, January 30.

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DBU Hosts Global Missions Conference “Praying for the Nations”

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University hosted the 2013 Global Missions Conference on February 12 and 13 with an emphasis on “Praying for the Nations.” Dr. Bob Garrett, director of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program in the Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership, coordinated the two-day event held on the University campus, which was sponsored by the generous support of the Christ is Our Salvation Foundation, Inc.

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DBU Students Serve for MLK Jr. Day

Dallas, TX – Seventy-nine students from Dallas Baptist University spent Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Day serving around the Metroplex, in recognition of the civil rights leader who taught about the importance of volunteering and making a positive impact on communities. Coordinated through DBU’s Center for Service-Learning, the students served at four different locations.

(Pictured left to right) Parker Wallace, Chris La, Angel Marrufo, Ryan Solt, Anastasia Widjaja, Jordan Andrews, Hannah Jones, Ally Stryker, Alyssia Sloan, J.D. Noyes, Dr. Ross O'Brien, Kaile Rawls, and Dr. Amie Sarker.

DBU Students Share Knowledge and Hope in Bangladesh

Dallas, TX – In Bangladesh, more than 40 percent of the population is underemployed, with many people working only a few hours a week at low wages. With so many living in hard conditions, there is a great need for help. Thirteen students from Dallas Baptist University, accompanied by three faculty members, had the opportunity to travel to this impoverished country over winter break and to provide aid through principles they learned in the classroom.