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DBU’s Master of Science in Digital Risk Management

In response to the wave of recent cyberattacks in the U.S., DBU is introducing its new risk management program in spring 2022.

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Read to Succeed: Spotlight on DBU’s Literacy and ESL Program

In honor of September being recognized as National Literacy Month, Dr. Mark Martin from the college of Education comments on how DBU is preparing future educators to teach literacy to the students they will one day encounter in their classrooms.

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Diving Deep into Philosophy and Apologetics: DBU Welcomes Dr. Travis Dickinson to DBU Family

DBU welcomes Dr. Travis Dickinson into the DBU family. Dr. Dickinson is a professor of philosophy, a lover of apologetics, and is eager to begin pouring into students on campus.

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Faithful In Her Calling: College of Education Alum Lenora Brown

Servant leadership is a principle that focuses on serving others before self and is a driving force behind all that Lenora Brown has done and still does in her career in the field of education.

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Faithful in His Calling: College of Business Alum Mitchell Cantwell

Mitchell Cantwell learned many important principles while gaining a higher education at DBU and is thriving by continuing to use these principles in his career today.

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DBU Honors August 2021 Graduates

DBU celebrates the 176 summer graduates through two in-person Commencement ceremonies in Pilgrim Chapel on August 6, 2021.

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DBU Offers New Pre-Engineering Program

The new pre-engineering program is an associate program designed to prepare students with a solid foundation in engineering.

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New Masters Programs

DBU stands ready to meet the needs and challenges of the 21st century with an ever-expanding curriculum, expert professors, and a commitment to engage new and developing fields from a Christian worldview.

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Commissional Corner: July 2021

Graduate School of Ministry graduates Ruben Rios and Camille Cerqueira reflect on their time in the OPT postgraduate program.

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DBU Celebrates Spring Commencement on the Hill

With necessary precautions in place, Dallas Baptist University held four in-person Spring Commencement ceremonies in Pilgrim Chapel on May 13 and 14, celebrating 333 bachelor's graduates, 209 master's graduates, and 12 doctoral graduates. During each of the commencement services, special addresses were given by three beloved Christian leaders who have each impacted both DBU and the world for Christ.

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DBU's Big Idea Challenge 2021

This past Spring, the College of Business hosted the annual “Big Idea Challenge” (BIC), a campus wide event which provides an outlet for students to test innovative ideas, train in Creative Thinking Workshops, and give participants the chance to win scholarships and cash prizes provided by the Lion’s Den DFW.

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Persevering Through Finals Week: Some Tips from the Graduating Class

Brooks Anthony interviews four graduating seniors who provide tips, tricks, and tactics they've each learned during their time at DBU when studying and preparing for Final Exams and Projects.

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New Debate Team Begins at DBU

The vision of the DBU Debate Team is “To inspire speakers for Christ using formal debate as a tool to strengthen civil skills and confidence in faith.”

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DBU Partners with Classic Learning Test (CLT)

Newer to the college entrance exam world, the Classic Learning Test has quickly become more and more accepted as an entrance exam for college and university admissions offices along with the standard SAT and ACT exams. As a premiere partner, DBU will serve as a host for the exam on April 17.

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DBU Recognized as Member of 2021 Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll

Dallas Baptist University has been recognized as one of 150 colleges to receive membership on Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s (PTK) Transfer Honor Roll for 2021.

DBU's New Director of the MBA - Dr. Jonathan Wilson

DBU's New Director of the MBA - Dr. Jonathan Wilson

From Zimbabwe to Texas, Dr. Wilson brings a wealth of global experience and business insight to the MBA program, positioning the University for a great future ahead in one of DBU's most sought after degrees.

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DBU Establishes New Scholarships for First-Year, Transfer, and Adult Students

DBU added several new scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students in 2021.

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DBU Establishes New Scholarship for First Responders

The College of Professional Studies now offers a $500/semester scholarship for those who serve our communities courageously in First-Responder career fields.

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Equipping Discipleship Leaders and Student Ministers - Dr. Blanton Feaster

With a heart for the local church and training its future leaders, learn more about one of DBU's newest professors serving in the Graduate School of Ministry.

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Meet our Recent MAGL Graduates: Commissional Corner

Hear from five of our recent MAGL graduates: Anna Gaudencio, Cindy Lopez, Madison Houston, Isabel Álvarez, and Abraão Cifuentes.

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DBU's M.Ed. in Higher Education Online Program Recognized

Dallas Baptist University was recently recognized among the top affordable Master’s in Higher Education online programs by Best Colleges Online. Mrs. Tish Hearne serves as the Program Director.

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Associate Provost Dr. Mark Hale Reflects on Navigating DBU through the Pandemic

Dr. Mark Hale and a team of other campus leaders employed existing structures and innovated new methods to guide DBU through the pandemic.

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Special Topics Courses Equip Students to Lead in Crises

The words crises, pandemic, shutdowns, frustration, unemployment, and more have been at the top of world-wide news. In response, DBU provided a series of special topics courses that empowered students to develop a biblically informed approach towards COVID-19 and other crises leaders may face.

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DBU Honors Its 172 Summer Graduates with "Graduation-in-a-box" and Facebook Ceremony

This year's August commencement was unique in so many ways, but a pandemic could not stop DBU from making sure its graduates felt valued and honored for all their accomplishments.

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DBU Opens Campus for Summer and Fall Classes, Activities

After careful planning and consideration, the DBU Administration has announced plans to proceed with Fall activities and classes as scheduled. These plans include in-classroom teaching, as well as on-campus student activities and various other events.

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The Commissional Corner from a Master's to a Doctorate

Meet Dr. Sastry Meesala, a DBU graduate from the Masters in Global Leadership program who now holds a Ph.D. in Missions and Islamic Studies.

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Theology: Christ as Our Anchor

Dr. Jim Lemons, Director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program at DBU, encourages Patriots with truth from Hebrews 6: Christ is our anchor.

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Spiritual Formation and Christian Ministry

Dr. Jan Daehnert has many years of experience ministering in and working for local churches. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Ministry and as Director of Ministry Guidance in the College of Christian Faith at DBU. Recently, we had a chance to ask Dr. Daehnert about a popular course he teaches every semester to undergrads entitled “Spiritual Formation and Christian Ministry.”

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From Combat to Campus

Most veteran-students are between the ages of 24 and 40 and are juggling jobs and families in addition to being full-time students. Their intense experiences in active duty make it even harder to join in socially with traditional students, often leading to isolation. However, DBU provides them a supportive Christian environment where they can heal and grow.

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The Commissional Corner: Meet our Faculty

Drs. Mark and Karen Alexander are full-time faculty members here at DBU. They have both taught classes for our MAGL program. This semester alone, Dr. Mark Alexander is teaching Introduction to Missiology, Chronological Bible Storying and CT: Urban Church Planting. Dr. Karen Alexander is teaching Literature of East Asia.

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Wisdom for Disruptive Times from the Letters of C.S. Lewis

At a recent Friday Symposium on March 6, Dr. Mark Cook addressed the importance renowned scholar and author C.S. Lewis gave to interpersonal connectedness and encouragement through letter-writing. Now, as DBU shifts gears into going fully online and social distancing, Lewis’ kernels of wisdom shared by Dr. Cook seem all the more relevant during a time of disruption.

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Dr. John Dyer Speaks on the Advancement of Technology

Dr. Dyer visited DBU to give a symposium speech, titled "Theological Ethics for the Age of Artificial Intelligence." He challenged students, asking whether they saw the implications of advancing technology as good, bad, or neutral.

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The Commissional Corner: February Issue

Christy Cornelius, one of DBU's MAGL students, explored the beautiful country of Israel with 24 other students from the Graduate School of Ministry.

Three New Academic Programs to be Offered in Fall 2020

Three New Academic Programs to be Offered in Fall 2020

Coming this Fall 2020, DBU is rolling out several new degree opportunities in currently growing and always changing fields of church media, finance, and healthcare. “We are so pleased that these new programs provide innovative, career-focused education for students who are interested in these opportunities,” says Dr. Norma Hedin, Provost.

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Theology: Meet your MATS Program Director

We're hoping that this newsletter will help keep you better informed about what's happening in the program as well as our Graduate School of Ministry. To kick things off, meet your MATS Program Director.

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The Commissional Corner: Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

The start of a new year brings both reflection on the events of the previous year as well as thoughts of anticipation for the year to come. In this issue, we want to pay tribute to our December 2019 graduates as well as consider what MAGL students are anticipating for 2020.

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Dr. Timothy Van Treuren Speaks at Annual Herb Robbins Research Symposium

Dallas Baptist University hosted its annual Herb Robbins Research Symposium in the Great Hall on November 1 and 2. Dr. Robbins, a Piper Professor of the Year recipient, served as Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at DBU from 1979 until 1994.

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The Commissional Corner: Congratulations December Graduates

We asked Susan Mogish, one of our December graduates, to share with us a little about her journey and experience in the MAGL program.

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DBU Hosts Inaugural GSOM Networking Banquet

The Graduate School of Ministry celebrated 15 years of establishment and excellence here at Dallas Baptist University this past month. The GSOM has been creating servant leaders to impact their community, training those God has called to ministry. Over 200 students, alumni, and faculty gathered to the GSOM's first Alumni and Student Networking Dinner to honor both distinguished alumni and outstanding students.

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The Commissional Corner: GSOM Alumni and Student Networking Dinner

The Graduate School of Ministry came together to celebrate 15 wonderful years of service to the kingdom of God by hosting our inaugural GSOM Alumni and Student Networking Dinner.

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DBU Hosts Inaugural Tech Symposium

Topics such as this led the discussion during DBU’s inaugural Tech Symposium on October 8. The conference centered around the theme of “Disrupt the Disrupters” and addressed the need for “smart cities” that engage with emerging technologies such as BlockChain, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence to improve civic infrastructures.

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The Commissional Corner: Get to Know Our Team

Get to know some of DBU's M.A. in Global Leadership team!

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Former Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis Speaks at DBU

On Friday night, General James Mattis spoke in Dallas about his new book, the need for leadership, and the importance of civility in today’s tribal culture. The event took place in the Pilgrim Chapel at Dallas Baptist University. Working in conjunction with the DMA Arts and Letters Live Series and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, the Institute for Global Engagement presented An Evening with General Mattis.

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The Commissional Corner: Welcoming Our New Students

We are overjoyed to see how the MAGL is attracting new students from diverse educational backgrounds. Three of them are highlighted below. Welcome to the first semester!

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New Faculty Join the DBU Family

This fall ten faculty members will join the DBU family coming alongside current faculty and staff as they teach and mentor in various fields – equipping students for their respective callings.

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DBU Launches Master of Science in Learning Technologies Program

DBU’s Master of Science in Learning Technologies is a 30-hr, STEM degree program designed to prepare students to be successful servant leaders in the education and corporate sector. “Graduates will apply knowledge that promotes the success of every student by ensuring that each of those students understands and harnesses the power of computing and integrating technology in their personal, academic or professional lives,” says Karla Hagan, program director of DBU's new M.S. in Learning Technologies.

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Top 4 Reasons to Choose a Christian University

With the value of higher education being challenged in the media in recent years, not to mention the heavy costs often associated with a private education, what makes pursuing your education as an older adult student at a Christian university a wise choice?

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The Commissional Corner: New Beginnings

To provide insight into MAGL, we asked Madison Houston, one of our new students, and Addison Zody, one of our Spring 2019 graduates, some questions regarding our program.

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DBU Launches Global Studies Program

For many years, DBU has provided travel opportunities for students through mission trips and classroom experiences, yet this spring, DBU launched a new initiative to develop a centralized approach to these trips as a part of DBU’s Global Studies Program, headed by Dr. David Cook, Dean of Global Studies and Pre-Professional Programs.

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DBU Named One of the Top Teacher Preparation Programs in Country, Again

Once again, Dallas Baptist University has been recognized as one of the top teacher education preparation programs in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan, non-profit research and policy organization.

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The Commissional Corner: Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our graduates! We are so proud of all the hard work you have put into furthering your education. We are praying for you and the future God orchestrated for you. It has been a joy to see you progress from applicants to graduates. Many of you have benefited from the MAGL community and we encourage you to utilize those same skills to create an environment that you would be proud to call your own.

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DBU Honors Raquel Contreras and Roberto Silvado During May Commencement

Dallas Baptist University celebrated its 652 graduates receiving their degrees during the spring Commencement Services.

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DBU's Student Government Association Hosts Annual Listen Event

Each spring, our Student Government Association provides selected students with the opportunity to present an informative, TED Talk type of lecture based on their specific field of interest. Through each discussion, student speakers captivated the audience as they spoke on these areas.

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Art and Design Show 2019

This years College of Fine Arts Art and Design Show highlighted the creative talents of DBU students and faculty in a variety of categories, including photography, illustration, graphic design, drawing, and painting. Over 70 participants entered artwork for the University to view this April.

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Faculty Friday: Dr. Jodi Grimes

Dr. Jodi Grimes passionately serves in a variety of roles on campus. As an English professor, an academic advisor, and a co-sponsor for programs like Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, and DOXA Literary Circle, she invests both time and energy into each area of service.

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Faculty Profile: Dr. Kathleen Watts

Dr. Kathleen Watts, an adjunct professor for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program, has served at DBU since the fall of 2013 and has been a part of Christian education since 1981.

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Veritas Lecture Series: Racial Reconciliation

DBU was honored to have Pastors Bryan Carter Concord Church, Dallas, Dr. Jeff Warren Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas, and Jason Paredes Fielder Church, Arlington on campus to speak on the topic of racial reconciliation. As a part of the Veritas Lecture Series, the night sought to encourage conversation and solutions to an important problem, one that not only causes divisiveness within the church, but within world as a whole.

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An Attitude of Educational Leadership

DBU alumnus Dr. Dionel Waters is known for a great length of educational achievements that have led and prepared him for his current role today as a principal in Arlington, Texas.

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DBU Honors Norman E. Miller During December Commencement Service

Dallas Baptist University presented Norman E. Miller with an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree during this winter’s commencement. Miller, Chairman of the Board of Interstate Batteries, oversees a global company that provides power for countless vehicles and devices.

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DBU Students and Alumni speak at Herb Robbins Symposium

Dallas Baptist University recently held the 16th annual Herb Robbins Symposium. This two-day event provided current and former DBU students the opportunity to present on their research experiences and other academic activities. The Herb Robbins Symposium is co-sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and by DBU’s chapter of Tribeta Biological Society.

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Discovery Driven by Faith: DBU Alumnus Travis Whitfill Making Waves in Biotech Research and Finance

If you opened Forbes Magazine last fall, you may have noticed a familiar face among their “30 Under 30” listing—DBU’s very own Travis Whitfill. Travis, who graduated with a biology and mathematics degree in 2010, recently founded a drug development company called Azitra in New Haven, Connecticut, and is also making his name known as a Venture Capital Partner with Bios Partners in Fort Worth, Texas.

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William Franklin Graham IV Receives Honorary Doctorate from DBU

William Franklin Graham IV received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Dallas Baptist University during Fall Convocation. During the service, Graham shared a message with the DBU student body and faculty, discussing the preciousness of time and how it is often taken for granted.

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Engaging Culture on the Hill

The world is flooded with thoughts and opinions about everything imaginable, from political debates and racial tension to current diet trends and vaccinations. Why, then, should believers engage in conversations about culture? How does a university like DBU do this without just becoming another voice in the sea of many?

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DBU Alumna Named Texas Student Teacher of the Year

While many have the ability and training to teach children, certain individuals clearly possess a deep passion for doing more than just communicating information to a group of students. One such individual is DBU Alumna Alyssa Feuerbach.

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Called to Medicine

Senior Blake Pate spent his summer days on a college campus other than the one he calls “home.” Instead of his familiar hill in Dallas, Pate walked the halls of Yale School of Medicine as he had the opportunity to intern with DBU alumnus and Yale Affiliate, Dr. Carlos Oliveira, on the HPV Effectiveness Project.

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Faculty Profile - Lee Bratcher

Meet Lee Bratcher! He is the Director of DBU’s Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) program, which is designed to equip leaders for service in a broad array of multicultural contexts, including for-profit business, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, and government.

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Mark Lanier Speaks at DBU

Attorney, author, teacher, pastor, and expert storyteller Mark Lanier recently spoke at Dallas Baptist University. Addressing the students at a weekly chapel service, he shared about what truly matters in life.

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Helping the Pitch

DBU senior Derrick Battle is the embodiment of DBU’s vision to produce Christ-centered servant leaders by utilizing his degree in Entrepreneurship as the Site Manager at Camp Sunshine in Oak Cliff.

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The Heart of a Pastor

Over the years, DBU has had the privilege of honoring various individuals with an honorary doctorate. Some are internationally known figures. Others have made incredible contributions to the field of missions, education, or denominational life. Still others have been integral in the life of the University.

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DBU Receives $13,000 Grant to Help Visually Impaired Students

The Alice Givens Jones Foundation has provided a gift of $13,000 for equipment to be used in DBU’s Vance Memorial Library in order to support students who are visually impaired.

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Highlights of the Year

It's been a wonderful year on University Hill! Take a look at some of our favorite moments from the past fall and spring semesters.

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Where and When to Study

One of the most important things an incoming student might benefit from knowing is where and how to study. We know that amidst all your social activities and time spent with friends, you will also be studying hard, so here are some of the best study locations at DBU.

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PPE Student Interns in Spain

A central Texas native, Corinna Keck, is known for her bold faith, exemplifying diligence, and risk-taking attitude. A few years ago, Corinna began searching online for internships abroad and came upon an internship in Spain with which she fell in love.

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Why Study History?

Why do I love history? Why do I find it necessary within modern education?

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Music Business Student Takes First in International Great Composers Competition

Senior, Joey Goodale was named one of the two first prize winners in the International Great Composers Edvard Grieg Competition. Goodale’s performance of Ich Liebe Dich was selected among submissions from musicians around the world.

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DBU Honors Leading Pastor in India, Former Dallas Police Chief During May Commencement Service

Dallas Baptist University celebrated its 698 graduates during its May Commencement services, held on Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel on DBU’s campus.

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MBA student reflects on 21st Century Wilberforce Emerging Leaders Conference

Taking part in the 21st Century Wilberforce Emerging Leaders Conference, 20 students ventured to Washington, D.C. last week with the Cook School of Leadership. The conference aimed to educate and equip young professionals to advocate for religious liberty.

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Faculty Profile - Dr. Wes Moore

Meet Dr. Wes Moore! He is the Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts. He also serves as the Chair of the Department of Music, as well as an Assistant Professor of Voice. The Department of Music seeks to educate students in order that they might engage the global music industry through transformational musical performance, scholarship, and service.

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The Impact of Christian Higher Education

A groundbreaking new study from Philadelphia-based consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc. analyzes the significant economic impact of Christian higher education in the United States.

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Faculty Profile - Dr. Christina Chen

Meet Dr. Christina Chen! She is a Professor of Statistics and Chinese in DBU’s College of Business (COB). The COB seeks to prepare students with both the tangible and intangible skills necessary for the global business environment. As a professor in the COB, Dr. Chen seeks to equip students through business and language courses.

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Russell Moore Speaks at DBU

Yesterday, DBU had the privilege of hosting Dr. Russell Moore on campus as part of the Gallup Lecture Series. As the eighth president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC, Moore is consulted by many media outlets, organizations, and political figures about cultural and political issues.

Michael Gerson, former Chief Speechwriter and Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning in President George W. Bush’s White House, spoke to DBU students, faculty, and staff about integrating faith and politics. Photos by Amanda Penwarden.

Michael Gerson Speaks at DBU Institute for Global Engagement

Dallas Baptist University and the Institute for Global Engagement were honored to host Michael Gerson, a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, to discuss faith and politics.

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New Scholarship to Provide Support for African-American Students

DBU is pleased to announce the formation of the Lassiter-Jones Scholarship Fund at DBU. This scholarship is designated to benefit African-American students at DBU as they pursue their education, regardless of their vocational calling.

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Faculty Profile - Dr. Brent Thomason

Meet Dr. Brent Thomason, Director of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program. The MAGL program aims to equip servant leaders to model Christ-like leadership in international and cross-cultural contexts. As the director of this program, Dr. Thomason trains students to be biblically and globally minded.

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Faculty Profile - Dr. Adelita Baker

Meet Dr. Adelita Baker who teaches in the College of Education at Dallas Baptist University. DBU’s College of Education has gained national attention the past several years, as it has been recognized as being in the top 1% of elementary teacher preparation programs in the nation.

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DBU Hosts Inaugural Veritas Lecture Series

Dallas Baptist University hosted Dr. Marcus Goodie Goodloe at the Inaugural Veritas Lecture Series. DBU launched a new lecture series called Veritas: Truth that Transforms. The series allows engaging speakers from a variety of contexts to challenge DBU students in how to use their Christian faith to transform the world.

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Faculty Profile - Dr. Justin Gandy

Meet Dr. Justin Gandy, Associate Professor of Management and Faculty Sponsor of The Regiment, who teaches Management, Management Communication, Organizational Behavior, Social Entrepreneurship, Business Leadership, and Developing a Christian Mind.

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DBU Faculty Release Luther on Leadership

The fall of 2017 saw a unique excitement and dialogue around Martin Luther and his legacy with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Seven DBU faculty members and one alumnus joined together to enter into the conversation with a new publication entitled Luther on Leadership.

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Washington Pastor Speaks at December Commencement

Dr. Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C., served as the keynote speaker for two of DBU’s December Commencement ceremonies and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.

Front row: Dr. Mark Bloom, Dr. Peter Wang, Dr. Aaron Fletcher, Dr. Han-Chieh Wei, Dr. Curtis Lee, Dr. Dion Fleitas, Dr. Stewart Tung, Prof. Carlene Lenox, Dr. Rachel Griffith, Dr. Debra Hinson; Back row: Dr. Greg Wilson, Jake Geeo, Francisco Rodgers, Jori Magee, Ashley Rose, Kayla Estes, Rebecca Kernen, Dawson Medler, Prof. Drew Ivey.

DBU Holds Herb Robbins Symposium

Dallas Baptist University recently held the 15th annual Herb Robbins Symposium. This two-day event provides current and former DBU students the opportunity to present on their research experiences and other academic activities.

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DBU College of Education Achieves CAEP National Accreditation for Educator Preparation Program

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced today that Dallas Baptist University’s College of Education is one of 43 providers from 22 states and the District of Columbia to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs.

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David A. Ridley speaks at BLAST Luncheon

David A. Ridley, founder and former CEO of Invesco Real Estate, spoke at the BLAST Luncheon at Dallas Baptist University on Tuesday, October 31.

Dr. Peter Dysert with DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright (left) and Co-founder and President of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture and Senior Fellow for the IGE Dr. Jim Denison (right). Photo by: Brittni Bean.

Dr. Peter Dysert Speaks at DBU Leadership Lecture Series

Dallas Baptist University and the Institute for Global Engagement were honored to host Dr. Peter Dysert and Dr. Jim Denison as a part of the Institute for Global Engagement’s Leadership Lecture Series this fall.

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DBU Honors Taiwan Christian Educator during Summer Commencement Service

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University awarded 224 degrees during its Summer Commencement Services, held on Friday, August 4, in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel on DBU’s campus.

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DBU Launches New M.S. in Information Technology and Management

“Advances in Information Technology are changing and disrupting industries and the way we behave,” explained Sharon Gorikapudi, DBU Assistant Professor of Technology and Management and Chair of the program. “We have strategically designed our program to provide not only the needed training to oversee technology departments, but also the management and leadership skills that help graduates to excel in this ever-changing world.”

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Marietta Lofton: Discovering Her Calling

Marietta was able to earn a master’s degree that opened the doors she needed for career advancement.

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DBU Travel Study Trip to Germany

Dallas, TX – Travel Study trips are one of the best ways for DBU students to take learning to a higher level. Recently, a group of students returned from such a trip, exploring the lives and legacies of Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer while venturing through the country of Germany.

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DBU Makes New Academic Appointments

Dallas, TX – DBU is proud to announce the installation of Dr. Michelle Henry (left) as the new Chair of the English Department. Outgoing Chair Dr. Mary Nelson (right) has been named the new Program Director for the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies within the Cook School of Leadership. The moves will bolster both areas of the University through the diligence, expertise, and creativity of both Dr. Henry and Dr. Nelson.

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DBU Honors Pete Delkus During Spring Commencement

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University awarded 584 degrees during its four Spring Commencement Services, held on Thursday, May 11, and Friday, May 12, in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel on DBU’s campus.

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DBU Launches Executive MBA Program

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University recently announced its new Executive MBA program, an advanced degree designed to develop individuals who have the knowledge and capability to take on leadership roles in multiple settings across a breadth of industries and organizations.

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Dr. Mike Williams Steps Down after 10 Years as Editor of Texas Baptist History

Dr. Mike Williams, Professor of History at DBU, recently announced that he is stepping down as editor of Texas Baptist History, the journal of the Texas Baptist Historical Society.

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Lion's Den DFW

Dallas, TX – For the second consecutive year, Kingdom-minded entrepreneurs and Christian investors joined together on the DBU campus for The Lion’s Den DFW, an event structured similarly to the hit television series “Shark Tank.” Hosted by DBU’s Center for Business as Mission, which is led by Dr. Ross O’Brien, this year’s event featured 10 different entrepreneurs who each had the opportunity to pitch their vision, business model, and passion to a panel of expert judges.

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Dr. Mark Bloom Named DBU Faculty Member of the Year

Dr. Bloom joined the DBU family in August of 2012 after more than 18 previous years in higher education. During his time at DBU thus far, Dr. Bloom has instructed students in a variety of courses in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the College of Education, as well as has served on the Educator Preparation Board since the fall of 2015.

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DBU Continues Partnership with Hillsong College

DBU recently welcomed back to campus Hillsong College Academic Dean Duncan Corby to campus for an official visit. The visit was the second time that Corby had been to campus and represented the continuing partnership that DBU shares with the institution.

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DBU Named a College of Distinction

Dallas, TX – DBU was recently named among the top colleges in the nation according to Colleges of Distinction, an organization whose goal is to identify top-tier schools across the United States.

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DBU Launches PPE Program

Dallas, TX – This Fall, DBU will launch its newest academic program, the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major, which will be housed in the Cook School of Leadership.

Gerry Burns

Gerry Burns: Finding His Future

He did not have to sacrifice the biggest parts of his life in order to obtain the graduate degree he desired.

Matt Garrison

Matt Garrison: Continuing His Higher Education Journey

After moving to Fort Worth to start a new job, Matt Garrison knew he needed to go back to school to finish his graduate degree. Due to the demands of his job, finding time for graduate school was challenging.

Keon Byrd

Data Analysis and Strategic Decision Making

Keyon Byrd shares about his MBA studies in Dallas, Texas.

Staci Beene and Jacob Alger standing together in the chapel foyer.

DBU Students Awarded Frank and Martin Moore Servant Leader Award

Dallas, TX – Two DBU freshmen, Staci Beene and Jacob Alger, recently received the Frank and Martin Moore Servant Leader Award. The scholarship selection committee, made up of Dr. Cory Hines, Dr. Justin Gandy, Andrew Briscoe, and Savanah Milne, met in the spring to choose one deserving freshman female student and one deserving freshman male student for this honor.

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DBU Hosts The Enduring Legacy of Ronald Reagan

As a part of the Institute for Global Engagement Leadership Lecture Series, the Dallas Baptist University Gary Cook School of Leadership hosted The Enduring Legacy of Ronald Reagan on February 6, 2016.

DBU Doctoral Students visit with Captain Doug Rau, a DBU Ph.D. graduate, at the U. S. Naval Academy

DBU Doctoral Students Celebrate Ten Years in D.C.

Dallas, TX – This summer marked the 10th year for students in DBU doctoral leadership programs to travel to Washington, D. C., as part of a week-long intensive seminar.

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DBU Hosts 2nd Annual Christian Leadership Summit

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University hosted the 2nd annual Christian Leadership Summit for those interested in pursuing M.A., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels of education in the Gary Cook School of Leadership. The summit was held on Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel on the DBU campus.

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DBU Honors Students with Frank and Martin Moore Servant Leadership Scholarship

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University recently presented the Frank and Martin Moore Servant Leadership Award to Brittany O’Neal and Jonathan Fechner for their outstanding stewardship within the DBU community and in the broader Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Brittany and Jonathan were chosen out of several of their peers to receive the award. Students selected for the award receive $750 towards educational use and $250 to donate to a charity of the student’s choosing.

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Dr. Ed Spann Serves as 2015 DBU Gallup Lecturer

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University hosted Dr. Ed Spann on the DBU campus on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Dr. Spann spoke as the featured speaker of the George H. Gallup, Jr., Distinguished Lecture Series where he presented the contents of his book Presidential Praise: Our Presidents and Their Hymns, co-authored in 2008 by Dr. Michael Williams, DBU professor of history.

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

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University has been named to the 2014 U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year, and the fifth 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.

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DBU Receives Top Ranking in Nation for Elementary Education Preparation

Dallas Baptist University is pleased to announce that the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has ranked DBU’s elementary teacher preparation program as the overall number one program in the nation.

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DBU Program Accredited by International Dyslexia Association

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program has been accredited by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). This recognition is given to university programs credited with doing an excellent job preparing reading teachers to lessen the impact of reading difficulties for their students.

Dr. Gary Cook, DBU president (left), and Mark Hopkins, executive vice president of Hillsong International Leadership College.

DBU Signs Partnership with Hillsong College

Dallas, TX – With a warm handshake and the stroke of a pen, Dallas Baptist University, and Hillsong International Leadership College entered into a partnership with exciting opportunities for students of both institutions to explore their potential, realize their callings, and transform the world.