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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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Master of Education Student Haley Briggs Receives B.E.S.T. Award

Haley Briggs, a current Dallas Baptist University Master’s student, was chosen by Texas Baptists as one of nine Baptist Educators Serving Texas, or B.E.S.T., Award recipients.

Recently, Dallas Baptist University signed a partnership agreement with two neighboring seminaries within the Metroplex to collaborate in fulfilling their unified Kingdom mission: equipping Christian leaders to meet the needs and challenges of our world.

DBU Signs Articulation Agreement with Partnering Seminaries Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary

Recently, Dallas Baptist University signed a partnership agreement with two neighboring seminaries within the Metroplex to collaborate in fulfilling their unified Kingdom mission: equipping Christian leaders to meet the needs and challenges of our world.

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Student Organizations Lead Prayer for Unity Walk

The Black Student Union and two other student organizations Chi Theta Alpha and Beta Beta joined together for any early morning prayer walk for unity over the DBU campus and the nation.

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DBU's Baptist Student Ministry Director: Eric Bean

The pandemic has made Eric’s role as BSM Director unique and challenging, but it has not stopped his intent to actively engage students to become catalysts for changing the world.

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DBU Establishes New Hispanic Student Union

The DBU Hispanic Student Union hosts special fellowship events and service opportunities to connect its growing population of Hispanic students while spreading appreciation for Hispanic culture and heritage throughout the DBU Family.

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Comfort in the Midst of Grief

It is a normal reaction to desire a “How to Grieve” handbook with all the steps listed out with crystal clarity. The truth is, there is no right way to grieve. Experiencing the loss of a student, friend, a classmate, a daughter, or a sister will produce a myriad of emotions, and sometimes the best thing to do is simply allow the waves of emotion to come.

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DBU Students Involved in Car Accident

Early this morning, the Dallas Police Department notified Dallas Baptist University administration of a two-car accident off campus involving five DBU students. There were two student fatalities, and three students who sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

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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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Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) Virtual Webinars Feature Authors Justin Giboney and Dr. Shelette Stewart

In the month of September, the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) hosted informative webinars featuring two published thought leaders. First Justin Giboney, co-founder of The And Campaign, spoke on the topic of pursuing redemptive justice, and then internationally-sought after speaker Dr. Shelette Stewart, founder of Stewart Consulting, LLC, addressed the connection between one's calling and career.

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Two Chunks & a Hunk, LLC: DBU Alumni Host Rising Movie Review Podcast

It's a fun and wholesome podcast that provides independent movie reviews of must-sees as well as just-skips in the world of cinema.

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Justin Giboney Speaks on Redemptive Justice

As co-founder and president of The AND Campaign, Justin Giboney seeks to educate and organize Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate policies, and a healthier political culture. Watch the recap video above for our discussion on Christian civics and community engagement.

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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.

Commissional Corner

The Commissional Corner: Ministry Reimagined

This year we experienced the reality of virtual ministry. Although there are still a few kinks to work out, we are thankful for all of the good that God has done in the midst of COVID-19. We asked MAGL professor Dr. Mark Alexander how this particular season has impacted ministry inside and outside of his classroom.

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No, They Should Not Shut Up and Just Play Basketball: Athletes, Entertainers, Activists and the Quest for Social Change

The actions taken last week in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake by players of the National Basketball Association (and subsequently the Women’s National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and the Women’s Tennis Association) are historic on many levels, yet they have also been seen before in another context and in another place in time. History can be a great teacher.

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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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Painting an Unbidden Narrative

Jim Hutchinson's career in art has included illustrating maps for Abeka books as a college student to refining his art in New York to now serving at DBU.

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Dr. Bob Brooks: Glorifying Christ through the Musical Arts

The church's musical influence was what planted the seeds of an incredible and unexpected artistic career for Dr. Brooks.

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Shining Christ's Light through the World of Business

Gracy shares about an opportunity she had to put her dream into practice after landing an internship with the Human Resources team at a large corporation in DFW during the summer.

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Welcoming New and Returning Students to the DBU Campus

Fall classes have begun on University Hill in what is sure to be an extraordinary semester in the school's history. The largest incoming class moved into their new residence halls, attended small group discipleship sessions, participated in service projects, and enjoyed some safe fun in preparation for the return of all the students for the first week of classes and Chapel services.

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New DBU Undergraduate Website Guides Users from Online Exploration to Move-In Day

In response to the digital communication needs of today’s current college-seekers, DBU recently completed a design makeover of its Undergraduate Admissions webpages to provide for users a more navigable, holistic, and visually appealing connection with a personalized touch.

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Church Fundraising During Times of Economic Hardship: A Panel Discussion

Ryan Jespersen, Director of Denominational Relations at DBU, recently hosted a virtual panel which addressed the topic of church fundraising during times of economic hardships.

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Center for Career and Professional Development Adapts its Services for DBU Patriots

Organizations have had to be adaptive and creative in these difficult times to continue providing their much needed services. It has been the distinct mission of DBU's Center for Career & Professional Development to help students find and fulfill God's calling for their life through, and the center continues to do so as they look towards the coming semester.

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Model of Prayer: Sculptor Remembers Creating Mahler Prayer Statue

Next to the Mahler Student Center on the DBU campus, a bronze sculpture depicts a man kneeling at a chair, bent over an open Bible, his head cradled in his hand as he fervently petitions God. Be it a prayer for guidance, for peace, or for healing; whichever his petitions may be, the man in the sculpture inspires the viewer with a sacred moment captured by Texas-based artist Bridgette Mongeon.

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DBU's Global Community Virtual Forum Supports 26 Partnering Schools Around the World

On July 15-17, 2020, DBU hosted its inaugural three-day Forum Broadcast with 26 Global Community school partners in lieu of the canceled on-campus conference. In 2019, DBU established the Global Community to serve as an international consortium that strengthens partnerships around the world with educational entities who are striving to produce the next generation of leaders.

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Anna Catherine Bradley: A Life Lived with an Open Heart

Anna Catherine’s story can be defined as one of passion and devotion to finding her calling in life. As she moved to DBU, she was expectant of what God would do throughout her college years, not knowing that God would exceed all her expectations.

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The Honorable John Robert Lewis: A Statesman, Civil Rights Leader, and One Who Walked with the Wind

During the time given to him, John Lewis gave immeasurably. He did for others what they could not do for themselves, he spoke with moral clarity on the things that matter most, and his entire life became a force for good.

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The Reverend Cordy "C.T." Vivian: Civil Rights Activist, Pastor, Man of Moral Courage

At a time when our nation suffers from a dearth of leadership at the highest levels, C.T. Vivian's life demonstrates how one can leave a legacy of bettering the lives of others. He will be a man spoken well of, not just today or at political rallies or during election cycles, but for all of human history.

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The Road Ahead: Serving God’s Kingdom as an Accountant

Recruited by DBU to run for the cross country and track and field teams, Micaela Lamb has now crossed the finish line with her awarded degree but her race to continue growing in her relationship with God goes on in her new job starting this fall working for one of the four largest public accounting firms in the world.

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My Thoughts on "Just Mercy"

Justice seemed like the right answer, the only answer, but inequality, oppression, and discrimination stood in its place.

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DBU Welcomes Incoming Class of 2024

This year, the office of Undergraduate Admissions hosted 545 incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students throughout the first five sessions of New Patriot Orientation, which took place from May 28 - June 12.

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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Joins Webinar to Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy

On June 18, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates joined the World Affairs Council of Dallas and the Institute for Global Engagement at Dallas Baptist University for a free webinar event discussing U.S. foreign policy.

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Honoring our Founding and Celebrating our Future

On July 4, we commemorate the announcement of a declaration to begin a new nation that, as Abraham Lincoln stated, would be conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. That ideal is amazing and should be rightly honored, but are we ready to celebrate it fully? Maybe not quite yet.

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ServantU Gives Prospective Students a Glimpse of Life on the Hill

This summer, DBU Undergraduate Admissions hosted 45 high school students for ServantU. While the circumstances required social distancing, students were still able to experience life on University Hill during this annual event.

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DBU Honors the Life of President Emeritus, Dr. William E. "Bill" Thorn

Dr. William E. “Bill” Thorn, President Emeritus of Dallas Baptist University, recently passed away on June 22 at the age of 97. Bill served as the third president of Dallas Baptist College from 1975-79. He was appointed President Emeritus after the school attained university status and later served on the Board of Trustees.

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A Model of Leadership in Ministry

When it came time to choose his dissertation research in DBU's doctoral program, Dr. Bryan Price considered the challenges of his own pastoral context and was inspired to study the leadership of the late Civil Rights activist and pastor Gardner C. Taylor.

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BridgeBuilders Resources on Ethnic Conciliation

In moments of injustice, how do we respond? DBU Alumni recently addressed this question during a recent webinar hosted by BridgeBuilders. Their resources are helpful in informing an active pursuit of justice.

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A Story of Restoration and Service

Resident Director Wayne Briggs's story reflects the nature of intentionally seeking to serve others, after having been found, served and restored himself.

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DBU Alum Dr. Cheryl Goodwin: Leading Relationship Workers in the Fourth Industrial Age

DBU Alum Dr. Cheryl Goodwin hopes that her research on leading relationship workers will contribute to a much larger conversation on leadership challenges and opportunities in a society steadily moving toward greater automation and machine learning.

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“Joy in the Strangest of Times”

DBU Report, Spring 2020. DBU’s first-ever Commencement Parade makes the front page of The Dallas Morning News, as more than 650 cars join in to honor some 350 graduates who participated. Check out the amazing event on pages 18-21.

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A Message from DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright

There has yet to be a time in my life where I have been filled with such sadness and grief of witnessing what seems to be unfolding all around me. DBU has always been a refuge for me, but as I have learned in recent days, the place that is a safe space for me, has at times been the opposite for others, especially our students of color. This grieves me.

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Power-Sharing in Afghanistan

Although the United States and the Taliban signed a deal in February, insurgency across Afghanistan has increased in the last few months. The United States is set to take a less prominent role than it has historically, while the Afghan government itself wrestles with the question of how to resolve internal conflict amidst a new power-sharing deal.

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What You Can Do: A Response to George Floyd and Racial Injustice

Recently, Pastor Dave Bruskas, who is a dear brother and close friend of mine, reached out to ask how I was doing in light of the events surrounding the senseless murder of George Floyd. After much prayer and reflection, I’ve arrived at few practical steps.

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A Recap of DBU's Inaugural Prayer Challenge

During a week that signaled a series of innovative firsts in the shadow of COVID-19, Dallas Baptist University lit a small candle of spiritual realignment that turned into a wildfire on its social media on May 14: the first-ever 12-Hour Prayer Challenge.

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DBU Responds with Blood Drive Campaign

In response to the diminishing blood supply nationwide, Student Government and the Center for Mentoring at Dallas Baptist University launched a campaign in order to help counter the effects of COVID-19 in healthcare.

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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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Redeeming Capitalism: IGE Hosts Webinar on the Current Economy’s State

On May 26, Dr. Kenneth Barnes joined Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement, Lee Bratcher, for a free webinar event hosted by Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Barnes, inaugural Dean of the Marketplace Institute at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, led a discussion on the economics of the current pandemic and the theology of work.

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DBU Ranked Top Tier School Amidst COVID Response

During the COVID-19 crisis, universities across the country experienced massive shifts in campus operations and worked to deliver a continuity of a college experience. In response to this work, Educate to Career, a non-profit organization based in California, examined the responses of institutions throughout the U. S. and ranked DBU in the top-tier for its ability to adapt to the crisis.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

It has been fifty-two years since Martin Luther King, Jr. walked this earth, but his prophetic question of chaos or community remains the most consequential question of our time. King spoke out against a war that was costing both lives and our moral standing worldwide. Today, we face another war. Not on the battlefields of Southeast Asia, but in nursing homes and local hospitals, to save the lives of people afflicted with COVID-19.

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Prepared to Answer Faith's Hardest Questions

Along his vocational path, Dr. von Helms has encountered honest but common questions posed to the Christian faith by culture and recognized that young believers from evangelical backgrounds, much like he was, are not often prepared to handle them.

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Mental Health During COVID-19: How Should Christians Respond?

How should we as Christians respond to the growing reality of mental health struggles in a society affected by COVID-19? We must approach the arena of mental health during this pandemic with great care. If we desire to magnify God in this unprecedented time, our individual and collective responses need to be carefully crafted according to biblical principles.

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Andrew and Aubra Bulin: DBU Alumni Called to Japan

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake devastated northeastern Japan and unleashed a savage tsunami whose effects reverberated throughout the world. The impact of that earthquake was also felt in the hearts of people far away, including DBU alumni Andrew and Aubra Bulin, for whom the crisis served as God’s clear calling to send them to Japan.

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Brother Bill's Helping Hand

In the wake of disruption, many organizations have been forced to adapt their approach so as to continue providing much-needed services while protecting the health of their staff and the people they serve. Among these are local non-profit ministries like Brother Bill's Helping Hand, which has been serving the West Dallas and Oak Cliff communities for many years.

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Service Through Sisterhood

Through their Coffeehouse fundraiser in February, featuring recording artist Chris Renzema, DBU's Zeta Chi sorority was able to raise $9,000 to donate to several non-profits.

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Celebrating Graduates through Commencement Parade

While schools around the country wrestle with commencement plans, Dallas Baptist University mapped the route – in every sense – for a creative DBU Commencement Parade on May 15.

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The DBU Library is Here to Help

Library Director Scott Jeffries shares how the Library has been helping DBU Patriots during this time of online classes.

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A DBU Graduate's Call to Law

A native of McKinney, Texas, Stuart Foister's calling to the field of law began to develop before he ever set foot on University Hill.

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Next Generation Leaders

In 2019, DBU Patriot Zac Funderburk brought the idea for a podcast that would engage great leaders today to his friend, Cooper McCullough. The Next Generation Leader podcast has since covered a wide range of topics that fall under the umbrella of "leadership."

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Dr. Jared Brandt Shares his Outlook on Faith and Education

We had a chance to chat with Dr. Brandt about his philosophy of education, the way he integrates faith into his academic discipline, and what he loves about being called by God to teach and mentor students at DBU.

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Paola Saibene named IGE Senior Fellow for Digital Ethics and Data Privacy

Paola Saibene joins DBU’s Institute for Global Engagement as Senior Fellow for Digital Ethics and Data Privacy.

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Goodloe Named IGE Senior Fellow for Ethics and Justice

Dr. Marcus Goodloe, a longtime friend of DBU, joins DBU's Institute for Global Engagement as Senior Fellow for Ethics and Justice.

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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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DBU Patriette Reflects on God's Faithfulness

DBU Senior Mackenzie Lohnes shares how God's faithfulness has been a common theme throughout her time on the Hill and as part of the Patriettes dance team.

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Trust: Key to Dealing with a Life Interrupted

Dr. Joseph Matos, professor of Biblical Studies at DBU, encourages Patriots to their trust in God, who is always present and continues to show himself faithful.

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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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Pandemics and the Church: What does History Teach us?

Plagues, disease, famines, wars, and natural disasters. These are hard realities of living in a fallen world we read about everywhere in the pages of Scripture, but a widespread pandemic is not unknown throughout the history of Christianity. Christians of the past and present inspire us with demonstrations of resilient faith and compassion in the midst of crisis.

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Helping Students from a Standpoint of Truth

On first glance, it’s a nondescript office suite tucked in the back of the Vance Memorial Library. But the Counseling Center at DBU actually represents a sliver of progress in the pervasive national issue of college students’ mental health, which Dr. Jordan Davis has seen first-hand breaking through in both academic circles and Christian circles.

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A True Patriot: Wounded Warrior Finishes What He Started at DBU 20 Years Ago

Within just three semesters of beginning his college degree and playing soccer at Dallas Baptist University in 1998, Corsicana native Jay Fondren enlisted to serve in the U.S. military. Twenty years later, he crossed the stage and received his bachelor's degree.

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Redeeming the "Extra" Time

While for many of us school and work continue virtually, we still have an intimidating amount of time on our hands. Resident Director of Spence, Lauren Zackary, shares with Patriots how this time can be redeemed.

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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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A Peace that Passes Understanding

Over the past week our campus community has shifted significantly in response to the threat of COVID-19. It is very normal to experience anxiety about the future during such an unprecedented season. Here, Dr. Jordan Davis encourages the DBU family, reminding Patriots that God is our source of peace.

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Theology: Recognizing the Program and Rewarding Students

DBU's Master of Arts in Theological Studies program was named one of the top 35 theology programs in the nation for 2020! Interested in the program? Read more to find out how you can be a part.

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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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Jesus is Truly Better

DBU Patriots welcomed Shane Pruitt as a guest speaker at Chapel. For students, he brought one simple message: Jesus is better.

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Becoming a Cross Cultural Witness

Through each course, she teaches and each speaking engagement she is a part of, Professor Kaylyn Hopper is able to demonstrate how Christians can share their faith cross-culturally and preach the gospel to all nations.

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Elona Prroj Shares Incredible Story of Forgiveness in Chapel

Elona Prroj stood before DBU students in a recent chapel service still wearing the dust from her own valley 10 years after the murder of her husband in Albania. Her encouragement to the DBU students gathered in chapel that day, listening to her story, was to understand what forgiveness is and what it isn't. Forgiveness, Elona discovered, is a decision rather than just a feeling. And it’s not a one-time event like revenge.

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Loving the Foreigner Among Us: World Relief Hosts Discussion on Immigration

Jenny Yang, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, spearheaded a dialogue on "Justice, Compassion, and Truth: A Discussion on Immigration." She was joined by partner organizations of World Relief, including Seek the Peace, Welcoming Immigrants, The Refugee Empowerment Network, and Southcliff Baptist Church.

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BridgeBuilders: Engaging and Empowering the Bonton Community

The mission of BridgeBuilders is to engage, equip, and empower individuals and families within the Bonton neighborhood of South Dallas so that they may encounter the love of Jesus Christ and see their community transformed.

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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.

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Legend Keynotes Annual Patriot Baseball Banquet

DBU honored Dr. Herb and Barbara Pedersen and heard from five-time World Series Champion and Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte at the annual DBU Patriot Baseball Champions for Christ event hosted on the DBU campus on January 31.

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Exploring the Holy Land over the Holidays

Embarking on a 10-day trip that included visits to the renown Western Wall, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Jordan River, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes, and numerous other locations that have biblical significance, DBU students marveled as the Bible came to life before their eyes.

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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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Remembering the Dream: The DBU Family Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 20, in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., DBU students and staff along with Pastor Chris Simmons and Cornerstone Baptist Church began the special day of remembrance by volunteering in service to others during the MLK Day Parade in Dallas. Sponsored by the Dr. William B. Dean Center for Service-Learning, the DBU special day of service provides students an opportunity to begin the spring semester in service to others – an essential aspect of life on University Hill.

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DBU to Host A Congreso Experience on February 8 with Featured Speaker Marlon Ivan Rios

On February 8, Dallas Baptist University is proud to host A Congreso Experience, a full day's event encouraging Hispanic students in their education and spiritual walk through workshops, group activities, and a worship rally, all in preparation for the larger annual three-day event in the city of Waco later in April 9-11. Irene Reyes Gallegos, a DBU Alum, will be serving as a keynote speaker at the April event.

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Faithful in Every Footnote

Faithful in every footnote is the phrase that was scripted above Dr. Christine Jones's desk as a doctoral student. While she worked on her dissertation, those words would morph into her personal outlook on education.

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Tuning into an Alumna's Passion for Music

"My greatest passion is to inspire, train, and encourage new generations of musicians; more than anything else, this has driven me to become a better performer and teacher," DBU Alumna Meredith Tompkins shared. Born and raised in Midland, Texas, Meredith grew up in a musical family and eventually gravitated to studying music herself.

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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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Shaping the Next Generation: DBU's Center for Mentoring Continues to Grow and Impact the Lives of Students

Mentoring has always been a part of DBU's culture, but as a part of the University's strategic plan for the upcoming school year and its Quality Enhancement Program, the Center's initiative is to increase faculty and student engagement in mentoring opportunities beyond the classroom.

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Our Common Humanity: Reflections on the Vision and Legacy of Dr. King

Dr. King’s call for racial equality and justice in America is far from fulfilled as we enter this new decade. That unfinished call goes beyond the starting point of awareness and a change of mind to move toward individual and collective accountable action, including participating in constructive dialogue, hiring without prejudice, conscientious engagement in civic life, and joining together to ensure a fair and impartial justice system, as well as ending cycles of poverty and educational disadvantages in underprivileged communities.

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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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2019 DBU Ruth Awards Honors Beth Grace, Patty Holcomb, and Peggy Horner

Dallas Baptist University honored Beth Grace, Patty Holcomb, and Peggy Horner at the 2019 Ruth Awards Luncheon on December 4. The event was hosted by DBU’s Women’s Auxiliary Board and took place at the Hillcrest Great Hall of the John G. Mahler Student Center.

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DBU Awards Hispanic Baptist Leader Jesse Rincones with Honorary Doctorate during Winter Commencement

Dallas Baptist University awarded 449 degrees during its two Winter Commencement Services, held on the morning and afternoon of December 20 in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel on DBU’s campus. During the ceremonies, Jesse Rincones, Executive Director of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity.

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Two Sisters from Brazil Sharing One Heart for the Global Oppressed

For current DBU graduate students, Shirley and Joyce Porto, the religious freedoms enjoyed by some are an urgent call to speak out for others around the world without them. Together they are working on campus to inspire students to give voice to the voiceless and make the world a more just place for all.

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Recapping DBU's 2019 Campus Guests

Throughout 2019, Dallas Baptist University opened its doors, stage, and heart to several guests whose outlooks challenged and inspired students, faculty, staff, and guests.

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A Decade of Service Totals 1.6 Million Hours

From the DBU Center for Service-Learning, here is a small peek at how DBU students have lived out their calling to serve others this decade.

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His Will be Done

Belén Ramírez’s testimony of one incredible answered prayer for healing followed by several more that went unanswered for a long time illustrates a valuable spiritual lesson: “We are not God; we do not decide when God heals and when He doesn’t. You have to always ask for His will. And His will be done.”

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DBU Alumnus Serves Those in Times of Grief

Mark David prays every day that he can be a light in his corporate settings, demonstrating excellence in service to others to the glory of God and by extending a friendly smile and words of encouragement to people of different backgrounds who are experiencing the painful loss of a family member.

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Crossing Paths, Crossing Stories

For every anxious or drifting student who walks into Dr. Mary Nelson's office, ready to withdraw from their programs at any moment’s notice, she sees an image her younger self knew all too well.

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2019 Russell H. Perry Award Dinner Honors Sam Johnson

Dallas Baptist University honored Sam Johnson as the recipient of the 2019 Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award during the annual award dinner that was held on Monday, November 25, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

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DBU Celebrates Homecoming with Basketball Win and Inaugural "Mr. Patriot"

November 18-23 marked DBU's Homecoming celebrations for faculty, students, and alumni. Throughout the week, students enjoyed the first-ever Mr. Patriot, an annual male talent competition, as well as the faculty Chili Cook-Off and a Pepsi Break on the Quad. Patriots crowded the Burg Center when the doors finally opened, with students and faculty alike cheering on DBU’s basketball team as they defeated Arlington Baptist with a score of 88-57.

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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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Alumna Returns to Liberia Prepared to Serve

After living in the U.S. for the last 40 years, DBU alumna Elaine Saba felt called by the Lord to return to her childhood home of Liberia, prompted by the urgency of an educational crisis facing this struggling nation.

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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 Alumna Sets Up "At-Risk" Teens for Lifetime Success

“I hate textbooks!” high school teacher and DBU alumna Rachaele Tarrant says. Her students at OD Wyatt High School in Fort Worth agree. In a school where 88.2 percent of students are “at-risk” and 92.9 percent are “economically disadvantaged,” textbooks and traditional teaching methods aren’t going to cut it.

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Living a Learning Legacy

It was a big decision, and it called for a family meeting. DBU Alumnus Brance Barker, then a fourth-grader, hopped on his parents’ bed and sat next to his sister, wondering why a family meeting had been called. His father, Dewain Barker, who had been leading a homeschool co-op at the time, shared he was feeling led to pioneer the concept of the “University Method of Education." And so Brance’s young life changed significantly.

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Alumna Partners with Origin Church in Vancouver

Before she ever attended her first missions class at DBU, the Lord had already been working in Brindley Taylor's heart to help her see every lost person through the eyes of His redemption.

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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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National Hispanic Education Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary on the DBU Campus

On October 21-22, following on the heels of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Faith and Education Coalition and NHCLC hosted its 10th anniversary National Hispanic Education Summit on the campus of Dallas Baptist University.

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DBU Fall Convocation Honors Dr. Stephen Mansfield and Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Pilgrim Chapel

At a recent Fall Convocation chapel service on the campus of Dallas Baptist University, Dr. Stephen Mansfield, Former CEO and President of Methodist Health System of Dallas, was awarded the honorary doctorate of humanities. The special convocation service was also an opportunity to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the opening of Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel in 1999.

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Students Travel to New England and Cuba Over Fall Break to Learn and Serve

Over fall break, DBU students spanned out all over the map, from learning about America's founding leadership in New England to serving alongside the growing church in Cuba.

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Welcome to the Family!

DBU Report, Fall 2019. A fresh wave of new students arrived on University Hill this August during SWAT 2019, making the largest incoming first-year class of students.

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Directing His Steps

The theme of senior Connor Torre’s story can be told in the one realization he has constantly faced the last four years: “God is directing my steps.”

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DBU Selected by the Texas Education Agency as Nominee for Principal Residency Grant

DBU’s Master of Educational Leadership program was selected as one of only nine from universities state-wide to partner with public districts and charter schools on the Texas Education Agency 2020-2021 Principal Residency Grant, Cycle 3.

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Called to Care: DBU Pre-Nursing Program Celebrates Partnership with Baylor

DBU’s pre-nursing program, which prepares students for admittance into the LHSON, has steadily grown to now serve approximately 100 students. This past spring, 14 students advanced to the LHSON, and this summer, another 40 incoming freshmen will begin the program at DBU.

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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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Painting the Bible to Life

The world is full of art—from nature made by God to masterpieces created by mankind, creation is inescapable as we are constantly surrounded by both the fingerprint of God and of humanity. But more intimate is the work that is created out of a passion, not only for art but for the Creator who instills a love for artistic expression.

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Faculty Profile: Shermain Reed

The Lord has given Shermain many experiences that have prepared her for her current role at DBU as the Director of Financial Aid.

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Dallas Baptist University Issues All Clear After Threat to Campus

Earlier today, Dallas Baptist University Police received a phone call regarding a coordinated bomb and armed threat on the DBU campus. Following an extensive search, no bomb was discovered on campus.  In consultation with the DBU Police and Dallas Police Department, an all clear was issued for individuals to return to campus.  Normal activities will resume tomorrow morning, Wednesday, October 16. 

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Oklahoma Senator James Lankford Speaks at Chapel

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford visited Dallas Baptist University on October 2 and delivered a Chapel message that touched a central theme close to the hearts of many DBU students – choosing who to follow.

Paying for College

Paying for College

More and more students over the age of 25 are returning to college, but the biggest challenges for working professionals are often time and money. So how do you make your dream of receiving a college education a reality?

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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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DBU Alumnus David Chase Says Its All About Relationships

Now serving as executive pastor at Lake Church in Arlington, David's life path has been anything but simple and uncomplicated. Having begun his higher education at community college in Weatherford in the mid-1990s, he looked for a place to complete his bachelor's degree.

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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.

Anthony Ball

Reaching the Most Diverse Zip Code in the Nation

In 2018, Refuge Church was strategically planted in North Irving , which is currently one of the most ethnically diverse zip codes in all the United States.

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A Call to Serve

Hayden’s heart and calling to serve students with disabilities developed while studying missions and completing his master’s degree in global leadership at DBU. In particular, it was his realization that these students, who often experience exclusion and neglect, are an unreached group right in our own backyard whom God desires be included fully in the body of Christ.

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New Students Fill the Campus for SWAT

SWAT 2019 kicks off with a bang as new students arrive on campus to make the transition to life on University Hill.

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DBU Alum Stands before Presidents and Princes as she brings Healing to the Hurting

Pam Hall had enrolled in DBU’s Adult Education program for professionals in 1989. After completing two years of college at Texas Wesleyan, her funds had run short so she had gone to work for American Airlines and quickly rose in the ranks. DBU’s degree program designed to accommodate a professional’s schedule proved a good fit and enabled her to complete her business degree only months before her husband’s job uprooted the family and landed them in the recovering war zone of 1991 Kuwait.

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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!

DBU Night of Worship with Hillsong

DBU Night of Worship with Hillsong

DBU kicked off its fall 2019 semester with a special DBU Night of Worship, led by Aran Puddle, Creative Director of Hillsong College, along with DBU students and other worship leaders from Hillsong.

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Sierra Woodard: Pursuing a Passion for International Justice

Sierra’s interest in international missions began in her youth. These cultural experiences gave her an up-and-close view of unspeakable poverty and human suffering, developing within her a passion to learn how her faith could be put to work in the law field and help bring transformation.

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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: Around the World

Our MAGL students and alumni continue to amaze us with how they serve the Lord in their spare time. Here we highlight the MAGL Family around the world.

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What to Bring to College: SWAT Color Leader Edition

Some of this year's SWAT Color Leaders wanted to give advice to incoming students on what to bring to college. Check out what they had to say to new Patriots!

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Welcome Home

As the summer gives way to the start of a new fall semester, DBU asked faculty member Carter Willis to lend advice to incoming Patriots.

Why Study Business

Why Study Business

The National Center for Education Statistics reported that in 2014-2015, business was the most popular major among the almost 1.9 million college graduates, with almost 20% receiving bachelor’s degrees in business. Similarly, at Dallas Baptist University, more students seek majors in business than in any other program. But why is business so popular?

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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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International Student Pursues Career in Medical Field

DBU is home to hundreds of international students representing more than 60 countries, and each with their own story. Dorcas Bakiono, a Burkinabé student, lived in three different countries before coming to the United States: Burkina Faso, Togo, and Kenya. Then, in the fall of 2016, she moved to Texas and started DBU’s Intensive English 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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Students Serve with Hungarian Baptist Aid

This May, a group of DBU students traveled to Hungary to minister to local schools throughout the country allowing faculty, staff, and students to build relationships with the Hungarian community as they served.

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Making the World Our Classroom

DBU Report, Summer 2019. DBU launches Global Studies Program providing opportunities to expand student learning through immersive experiences that allow them to see the people and places they are learning about in the classroom.

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Alumnus Named 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow

This year, one of DBU's own Ph.D. in Leadership Studies graduates, Dr. Brent Hutchinson, was recognized for outstanding leadership in his community and received the distinguished honor of being one of only twenty others around the world to be awarded a fellowship by the Obama Foundation.

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DBU Senior Interns for Senator

This summer, DBU Senior Spencer Hamilton secured an internship in Washington, D.C. working for Colorado Senator.

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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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Alumnus Serves at Largest Private School in East Texas

Teaching Jesus is why Grace Community School exists according to Dr. Jay Ferguson, who since 2003 has been serving as Head of School at what is now the largest private school in East Texas and one of only two private schools in the state to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education at both the high school and elementary levels, in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018 respectively.

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Alumnus Starts Nonprofit to Serve Kenyan Students

DBU Alumnus Fred Ndavi was raised in Kenya in a community that experienced poverty and educational hardships. After earning an MBA in International Business, a degree many in his community have no opportunity to achieve, he went on to be the founder and executive director of Inspire Spaces—an international non-profit organization that focuses on education in Kenya.

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DBU Alumnus, Former MLB Player Starts Career in Education

DBU Alumnus Michael Smith completed his Master of Education in Kinesiology in May 2018 after playing for the LA Angels. Since his graduation, he began a job at Lake Ridge High School in the Mansfield Independent School District.

Be in the Know

Be in the Know

Here’s everything you'll need to know if you want to keep up with the latest events and news from DBU.

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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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DBU Alumnus Signs to Play Professional Basketball

DBLast year, DBU Alumnus and former DBU athlete, Boy van Vliet, was signed to play professional basketball for the Den Helder Suns of the Dutch Basketball League (DBL). Not only did he excel in his career, but he was also named this year’s DBL Rookie of the Year.

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DBU Honors Men and Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

This past week, Dallas Baptist University hosted its 22nd annual Memorial Day Service to honor the men and women who have given their lives for our country. Before the service, a reception was held for veterans allowing those in attendance to thank these individuals for their service.

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Giving Day 2019 Recap

Dallas Baptist University held its inaugural Giving Day on May 3 to honor the faithfulness of the group of men and women who gathered in southern Dallas in 1964 for the groundbreaking of then Dallas Baptist College. Over 50 years later, DBU continues with the same mission to produce the next generation of servant leaders.

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DBU Honors Bill and Bobbie Pinson at the Thirteenth Annual Tom Landry Dinner

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University honored Dr. Bill and Bobbie Pinson during the thirteenth annual Tom Landry Leadership Award Dinner, held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, on the DBU campus. The annual event recognizes the lasting legacy of one of North Texas’ most famous citizens, Tom Landry.

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Music Business Students Showcase Talents

Dallas, TX – April is filled with exciting events for the DBU community, events that allow students and faculty to step back from the busyness that marks the end of the semester, such as the DBU Music Business Showcase. Each year, DBU music business students have the chance to showcase their musical talent for their peers, students such as freshman Amethyst Patrick, a second generation Patriot, who performed two of her original songs.

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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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DBU Alumnus Experiences a Life of Trials, Tragedy, and Triumph

“The doctor says I have cancer,” Dale Braswell’s father blurted out as they packed up his dorm room in Lange Hall on the Dallas Baptist University campus. Dale’s roommates had just taken a few boxes of out to the car, and in this brief moment alone, Dale’s dad dropped the bombshell. His father’s eyes welled up. “We’re gonna try to figure this thing out,” he said.

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A Miraculous Journey

Wilame and Erica, after much prayer and counsel, left the comfort of their home and profitable jobs as a banker and lawyer in order to pursue the Lord. They took a leap of faith, trusting God would provide, and moved from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dallas, Texas

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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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An Act of Faith: DBU Alumna Donates Kidney

The diagnosis looked grim. Although Patricia had battled cancer and won, a new problem emerged-kidney failure. For two years she spent her mornings, driving to her dialysis clinic, sitting through the process, and knowing that in a couple of days it would start all over again, four hours at a time.

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Senior Justin Myers Reflects on Time at DBU

The sweet aroma of freshly brewed coffee is the perfect motivation for a groggy mind that clings to bed in the morning. And the incentive of coffee’s scent is second best only to the promise of coffee’s taste. It is this same coffee-instigated impetus to wake up in the morning that becomes an aid for the focus of mind in class later on. Either the same cup, or a fresh one is adequate company in the classroom.

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Global Leadership Grad Highlights MAGL Program

Kayla Askey, a recent DBU MAGL graduate, encourages first-semester students in the program to hold the perspective that every course is presently equipping students with tools in life.

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MAGL Grad Reflects on Program

Sarah Estes, graduate of DBU’s M.A. in Global Leadership Program, states that she now has a stronger visual of what the integration of faith and culture looks like after going through this educational experience.

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A Chance to be a Kid Again

DBU international students, under the direction of Adjunct Professor Russell Chun from DBU’s Intensive English Program (IEP), make that happen every month. The bevy of international students along with some mission-minded Americans form a reverent circle inside the clubhouse, and prayers like incense begin wafting to heaven:

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DBU Alumni Combine a Passion for Evangelism and Filmmaking in their latest work, Run the Race

Passionate about acting and the film industry, Jake began his college education at other schools, seeking training on the stage. Yet, he always felt a desire to pursue theological education in order to better connect the world of movies and the Church.

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Lion’s U Engages Aspiring Business Leaders at DBU

This month DBU students had the opportunity to attend Lion’s U, a three-day conference in conjunction with Lion’s Den DFW, that allowed inspiring business leaders the opportunity to learn how they can integrate their faith with their careers. Students heard from a variety of BAM (Business as Mission) leaders, including business professors, authors, and professionals in the field. Throughout the event attendees networked, interviewed, and engaged with these speakers as well as other business professionals.

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DBU Hosts National Political Analyst Arthur C. Brooks

Recently DBU had the privilege to host on campus Arthur C. Brooks, a nationally known social scientist whose political commentary can be found in the New York Times and through his best-selling books, including his most recent work, Love Your Enemies How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.

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Ross Perot Keynotes Annual Christian Business Owners Conference

Christian leaders and business owners gathered together on the Dallas Baptist University campus for the annual Christian Business Owners Conference to hear from this year’s keynote speaker, Ross Perot, Jr.

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DBU Faculty Member Delivers Gifts with Operation Christmas Child

Every Christmas season, the colorful shoeboxes line our churches, our schools, and our homes. For more than three decades, the work of Operation Christmas Child has become an integral part of our national consciousness, and on the DBU campus, it is no different.

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DBU Students Travel to Learn and Serve over Spring Break

Spring Break is a week-long vacation for most college students, one that is spent catching up with family, friends, and possibly even homework. However, some students choose to attend university-led trips that provide a learning or serving experience over the break. Such was the case for three groups of DBU students traveling to Washington D.C., New York City, and Arkansas.

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DBU Alum Speaks on MAGL Program’s Impact

DBU Alumnus Hayden Garner was first introduced to the Master of Arts in Global Leadership graduate program through one of his classes, Developing a Christian Mind.

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MAGL Alum now IEP Instructor at DBU

DBU Alumnus Russel Chun graduated with an M.A. in Global Leadership and Theological Studies in 2017 and now serves as the Resource Coordinator for World Relief in Fort Worth.

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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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President Bush Discusses Faith, Family, and Baseball

DBU Report, Spring 2019. This year’s 27th annual Patriot Baseball Banquet featured national Patriot and former U.S. President George W. Bush as he discussed faith, family, service, leadership, and baseball with over 1,500 guests in the Pilgrim Chapel.

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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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Movement DFW 2019 Hosted by DBU

The event was initially hosted in Manhattan in 2010 by Movement.org. Four years later, Movement DFW was launched as the first global expansion city of the movement after a conversation between Mac Pier, Tim Keller, and Bob Doll. Movement DFW came to fruition out of root challenges facing the city.

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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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We Were, We Are, We Will Be

Birthed in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance, a period of unparalleled development in African American art, music, literature, theater, and politics, Negro History Week (which later became Black History Month) was founded in February 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second African American to receive a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. Woodson wholeheartedly believed that the immersive study of black history and culture would be the path to racial uplift and progress.

A female DBU Student is standing next to a girl from Uganda in Uganda.

Senior Studies Abroad in Uganda

From the beginning of January to the middle of May 2018, DBU senior Katie Evenson studied abroad in Uganda, attending Uganda Christian University in a town called Mukono. For Evenson, this opportunity to learn in another country was something that has been on her heart for a long time.

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Students Traveling the Globe: Highlights from Some of DBU's Winter Trips

Over winter break, DBUs campus was quiet as many students returned home to spend time with their families and prepare for the upcoming spring semester. Some, however, took the opportunity to join in DBUs global studies opportunities and travel abroad to locations such as Greece, Rome, Israel, and Spain.

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Why I Love Being a Teacher

Valentine’s Day serves as an annual challenge to intentionally care for those around us. Developing a servant’s heart and awareness for the needs of our surrounding community is difficult. Yet, teachers approach this task on a daily basis. Every day, teachers around the world spend hours in the classroom demonstrating love and a commitment to the development of upcoming generations.

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Rising to the Call of Christ

Dr. King challenges us to recognize that it is not about what will happen to each of us, but rather, what will happen to others if we fail to respond to God’s call.

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Most-Read Articles: 2018

We wrote the articles, but you especially fell in love with these stories. 2018 brought so much for the DBU Family – excitement, growth, challenges, and for some, even heartbreak. Yet, through it all, God has been good to us and we have seen His sovereign hand every step of the way. Thank you for reading along with us this year, and in case you missed them, here are the top 10 most-read articles from 2018!

The DBU Grand Chorus performs on stage in the Chapel with a full orchestra, conducted by Dr. Stephen Holcomb

DBU Music Department Rejoices During the Christmas Season

Every year, the DBU Department of Music fills Pilgrim Chapel with the sights and sounds of Christmas, and the 2018 performance was no exception. Making changes test.

Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham perform in front of the audience in Pilgrim Chapel

Shane & Shane, Phil Wickham Perform in Pilgrim Chapel

As a part of their 2018 Christmas Tour, Shane & Shane performed at Dallas Baptist University in the Pilgrim Chapel, alongside Phil Wickham. The DBU community gathered together for the concert and enjoyed a night full of worship and Christmas songs, kicking off the start of the Christmas season.

Norman E. Miller speaking during one of the December Commencement Services

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.

The Ruth Award honorees (L-R) Kim Singleton, Jacque Delkus, and Patty Lovvorn.

Women’s Auxiliary Board Hosts 2018 Ruth Awards

On December 5, Dallas Baptist University honored Jacque Delkus, Patty Lovvorn, and Kim Singleton at the 2018 Ruth Awards Luncheon. The event took place at the Hillcrest Great Hall of the John G. Mahler Student Center, hosted by Dallas Baptist University’s Women’s Auxiliary Board.

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Faith and Provision Full Circle

Current DBU student Ranjita Kumar grew up in an Indian orphanage. Her biological family practiced Hinduism, and she herself was a professing atheist. At the young age of seven, her biological mother placed her in a Christian orphanage.

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2018 Russell H. Perry Award Dinner Honors Raymond H. Harris

Dallas Baptist University honored Raymond Harris as the recipient of the 2018 Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award during the annual award dinner that was held on Monday, November 19, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

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Another Year of Homecoming Cheer

The chapel was surrounded with the buzz and energy of students gathering for the Monday service, kicking off the well-anticipated Homecoming events. In between classes and late into the night, Greek Life members dotted the Quad and prepared their floats, despite the cold weather.

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A Deeply-Rooted Legacy: Ryan Wilson’s Journey to University Hill

DBU is in the blood of freshman Ryan Wilson. His grandmother came to the school, as did both of his parents, and his older sister is a current student as well. There simply has not been a time in his life when DBU was not in the picture.

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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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DBU To Honor Whitfill, Fletcher at Annual Alumni Dinner

This evening, Dallas Baptist University will recognize two individuals on campus during the annual Alumni Dinner as a part of Homecoming Week. Travis Whitfill will be honored with the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Dr. Aaron Fletcher will be presented with the 2018 Honorary Alumnus Award.

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Mr. Big Chief Through the Years

This evening will mark DBU’s 38th annual Mr. Big Chief talent show. In this all-male competition, contestants compete in three categories, swimwear, talent, and formalwear, as they set their sights on the coveted title of Mr. Big Chief! Campus has been buzzing in preparation for tonight’s event, so as we get ready to see the 2018 contestants take the stage, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane!

Dr. Ross O'Brien fellowships with students at a table at Chick-fil-a on campus

The Great Commission for the Rest of Us

Pastors and mission organization spokespersons often quote Jesus’ final words to his disciples in Matthew 28 as a challenge to those called by God to serve him in a foreign land as vocational missionaries. A person’s final words before departing carry significant weight and Jesus’ final words to his disciples are no different.

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Greek Life at DBU: Breaking the Mold

The term “Greek Life” in most settings these days is often accompanied with negative connotations, emotions, or headlines, as news and culture draw attention to instances of hazing or scandal associated with such organizations.

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A Day in the Life: Tori Corbo

I climb 112 stairs every day to get to the top of the hill. I think every DBU student can attest that there is an abundant amount of stairs at our beloved school. What makes this funny to me, and fascinating to others, is that I love the stairs. They are a little challenge for me every day.

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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.

DBU Report

Inspiring Excellence through Christian Education

DBU Report, Fall 2018. New DBU Provost, Dr. Norma Hedin, begins her tenure with a focus on uncompromising excellence in academics as she seeks to impact the lives of students for generations to come.

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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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Ambassador Brownback Gives International Religious Liberty Update

Samuel Brownback, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, spoke on the role of the United States concerning international religious liberty at Dallas Baptist University on Tuesday night.

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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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From the Bookshelves of DBU Leadership

Have you ever wondered what our DBU leadership team is reading in their spare time? Take a peek into their current reading lists with a few of their favorite book picks!

Alyssa Feuerbach, DBU Alumna

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.

Mike Taylor, Executive Director of UK-USA Ministries, addresses students in the conference

Engage Missions Conference

DBU’s annual Engage Mission Conference took place this September. Composed of a variety of lectures and events, the conference is devoted to training and challenging students to take part in God’s mission and passionately share the love of Jesus Christ through their respective callings as they serve both domestically and abroad.

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"The Case for Christ" Author Lee Strobel Challenges DBU Students to Engage for the Gospel

Lee Strobel, author and speaker best known for his book-turned-film “The Case for Christ,” encouraged the DBU student body through his challenging message in the Monday morning Chapel service.

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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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Click Nation

Miley isn’t the only one coming in like a wrecking ball. Today, we live and move in an internet world where one savage destroys another snowflake, the ghost of Hitler looms in the other person’s position, animals play instruments, and the most amazing thing you will ever see comes at you three times a day, every day.

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Student Welcome and Transition Highlights

Every year, SWAT (Student Welcome and Transition) introduces new students to campus as they begin their journey on University Hill.

Coach Bean

Game-Changers: Coach Bean

Often known for its high demands, rigorous training, and intense discipline, the dance world today raises many questions for the Christian dancer.

Lee Bratcher, Program Director, Master of Arts in International Studies; Assistant Professor of Political Science; Program Coordinator, PPE Program (Cook School of Leadership).

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.

Dr. Jorge Juan Pastor shakes Dr. Adam Wright's hand as he receives his honorary doctorate degree

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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Game-Changers: Coach Flickner

Athletics is an intense environment. Competition can run high as coaches seek to push every last ounce of effort out of an athlete, and athletes seek to push themselves beyond the limit. In such a high-stress, and oftentimes self-focused, environment, how can a Christian maintain their witness and still thrive?

Students talk, have a picnic, play football, and walk to class on the yard in between the townhomes on campus.

More and More Students Call DBU Home

In the fall of 1988, DBU’s on-campus population numbered some 293 students, housed in one of three residence halls.

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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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Along the Scarlett Road

Scarlett’s story has reached over 60 countries. Through social media, thousands of people have heard Scarlett’s story. Where Scarlett’s story is heard, the gospel is heard.

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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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To Bring, Or Not To Bring, That is the Question

We are just a few weeks away from SWAT and the beginning of your time at DBU, which begs the question, what do I bring? Every year, hundreds of new students pile onto the campus with cars filled to the brim with stuff, some of which is necessary and some just isn’t.

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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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Grounded, Surrounded, and Astounded

Sixteen years ago, I stood in your shoes. It was the summer awaiting my first semester at DBU. I ran the full gamut of emotions—excited about exercising my own independence, anxious regarding making new friends, fearful about whether or not I could pass my classes (and pay my bills!), overwhelmed in the layout of the campus and location of buildings, and the list goes on.

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Campus Life

Staying on top of school work in college is an absolute essential. Along with that, having a healthy student life away from your work is equally as important in your journey as a student. Below is a list of four important things to remember about student life, including commentary by the Director of Student Life, David Reyes.

What you should know going into your first year of college

Words of Wisdom

Starting college can create a range of emotions, from excited to scared, and everything in between. In order to have the best first year possible, we asked some students what they wish they would have known going into their first year 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?

Joey Goodale

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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DBU Receives $1.5 Million Matching Gift from Mabee Foundation

After receiving a $1.5 million challenge grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2017, Dallas Baptist University recently reached the needed amount to be raised to receive the grant.

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Year in Review

In May, we wrapped up our 2017-2018 academic school year, and what a year it was! From new construction initiatives, to athletic championships leading our Patriots to a 3rd consecutive Heartland Commissioner’s Cup, to increased student life involvement, growth defined campus these past 10 months. Take a look at some of the highlights!

Steffy Andina

Steffy Andina Senior Spotlight

On August 17, 2014, Steffy Andina waited with excitement for a friend to pick her up from DFW Airport after a long flight from Indonesia. After traveling to campus, her home for the next four years, Andina headed to the International Office to check in and receive her room assignment.

Felix Pandutama

Felix Pandutama Senior Spotlight

August 18, 2014 Felix Pandutama arrived at DFW Airport after a 12 hour flight from his hometown Surabaya, Indonesia. Soon to begin his college journey, Pandutama anxiously awaited the arrival of a DBU International Office staff member to drive him to campus.

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Allie Hall Senior Spotlight

In August 2015, Allie Hall and her parents drove onto campus in a line full of cars holding anxious incoming students. Move-In day came and went in a flash as Hall and her parents quickly unpacked the car, arranged her belongings in her Crowley dorm room, and then shuffled her off to SWAT opening ceremonies.

Sarah Edwards, a staff member, holds up a photo of her favorite memory from a travel study with DBU

Highlights from the #ShareDBU Campaign

During the month of April, we called upon our faculty, staff, alumni, and students to help us #ShareDBU! More specifically, we asked for our DBU community to share their favorite moments or memories from their time as a Patriot on social media.

Raymond Harris, Tom Landry dinner chair, alongside Dr. David and In Sun Moon.

DBU Honored Dr. David Moon at Twelfth Annual Tom Landry Dinner

Dallas Baptist University honored Dr. David Moon, founder of the Sam Moon Group, during the twelfth annual Tom Landry Leadership Award Dinner on Saturday, April 7, 2018, on the DBU campus. The annual event recognizes the lasting legacy of one of North Texas’ most famous citizens, Tom Landry.

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Briana Kuykendall, Student, Reflects on Time at DBU

As part of the ShareDBU campaign, we wanted to hear directly from one of our students. Senior Briana Kuykendall shares here some of the impactful memories that shaped her time at DBU.

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Austin Reese, Alumnus, Reflects on Time at DBU

Continuing on in the month-long #shareDBU campaign, we are honored to hear from alumnus Austin Reese about some of his reflections of his time at DBU and his first few years as an algebra teacher.

Tempress Jackson, Dean of Students

Tempress Jackson, Dean of Students, Reflects on Time at DBU

While Jackson may be new to the position, she first came to DBU as a freshman in the fall of 2004. When asked to share about her favorite moments, she focused almost entirely on the impact of mentoring on DBU’s campus.

Dr. and Mrs. Gary Cook (center) along with their sons (far left) Mark Cook and his wife Shannon and (far right) Dr. David Cook and his wife, Nicole.

DBU Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Chancellor Dr. Gary Cook

On Friday, April 6, Dallas Baptist University celebrated the 30 years of service at DBU by Dr. Gary Cook. For the past three decades, Dr. Cook has transformed DBU from a school whose doors were about to close to a university with worldwide impact.

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DBU Alumni Reflect on Spring Sing

Spring Sing is a beloved tradition for DBU’s Greek Life organizations. Every year, sororities and fraternities hone their singing, acting, and dancing skills as they put on shows written entirely by themselves. Each show is a unique expression of the organization’s creativity, but only one group can be chosen as the winner by our panel of judges.

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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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ShareDBU

In today’s culture, social media has become the outlet through which individuals are sharing their ideas, theirs values, and their stories. And we believe that your story is worth sharing, not only because it’s important to your friends and to your family, but because it has the ability to reflect how the power of Christ can transform our lives.

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Connecting Students to Churches: Ministry Bridge at DBU

Passionate, trained, and effective college students are available through DBU Ministry Bridge to serve at churches who are in need of assistance with semester-long commitments, as well as special events.

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DBU Students Serve Over Spring Break

Each Spring Break, DBU sends out teams of students to serve both locally and nationally and return with stories of lives that were impacted. Two such stories are featured below from the eyes of senior Madison Gould and Junior Cooper McCullough.

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Reflect the Good News of Easter

It has been a long three days. Friday we mourned. We sat under the weight that Christ was persecuted, pierced, and punished to the point of death for our sins.

Dr. Mike Williams, professor of history, teaches students in a conference room

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.

Dr. Christina Chen, Professor of Statistics and Chinese in the DBU College of Business

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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Strive for No Less Than Excellence

Could you classify your Spring 2018 semester as one of good works? As the semester progresses, motivation to produce good work slips away, and the temptation to turn in mediocre work becomes stronger.

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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.

Pictured from left to right: Rev. Damien Williams, Rev. Kraig Pullam, Dr. Adam Wright, Rev. Bertrain Bailey, Rev. Stephan Davis, Sr., Dr. Gary Cook, and Rev. Tedrick Woods, Sr.

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.

Senior Claire Dillahunty carried the role of Eliza Doolittle in her final performance with the DBU Department of Music

DBU Music Department Presents My Fair Lady

From March 1-4, the DBU College of Fine Arts Department of Music presented the timeless musical, My Fair Lady, to packed houses at the Irving Arts Center.

Dr. Brent Thomason, Program Director of the M.A. in Global Leadership

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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Student Spotlight: Luke Schlenker

"We are confident that he will approach his work with a passion for justice and mercy and a commitment to excellence that reflects the character of God."

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Sunshine Nut Company and The Lion’s Den DFW

"The flavor of God’s goodness is also evident in the expressions of His kindness, mercy and love that permeate all the decisions and actions of the company."

Dr. Billy Graham, along with then-pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church and former trustee, Dr. James Pleitz, at the commencement service held on the DBU campus in March of 1985.

DBU Celebrates the Life of Billy Graham

Along with many around the world, DBU celebrates the life of one of the most influential Christian leaders of the last 100 years, Dr. Billy Graham. His tireless effort to spread the message of hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ not only transformed the lives of millions of people around the world, but also continues to serve as an example for others to follow for years to come.

Dr. Adelita Baker, Program Director of the M.Ed. in Bilingual Education and M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language programs

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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Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Lentz

"This was not part of my plan, but it was a problem that needed addressing. I’ve learned that entrepreneurs recognize opportunities and take action, even when that takes them way outside their comfort zones."

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A Challenge for 2018

The first day of classes this Spring semester, I had a student walk up to me and say the nicest thing to me—very encouraging for sure. I used to think that only a certain gracious personality (or someone with the “gift of encouragement”) could be encouraging, but I have decided it takes intentionality—to encourage on purpose.

Dr. Gooloe speaking at the Inaugural Veritas Lecture Series

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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New DBU Coffeehouse Draws Crowd

Whether studying, reading, or catching up with friends, college students can often be found with a cup of coffee in hand. Now, DBU students have new on-campus options for purchasing and enjoying a great cup of joe!

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DBU Students Travel over Winter Break

Over winter break, DBU students traveled to various places around the world, serving or celebrating the Lord's creation. One group traveled to Denia, Spain to lead a Vacation Bible School at Alfa y Omega School; another group found themselves exploring Biblical and geopolitical sites around Israel, and Apartment Life held their annual Ski Trip to Copper Mountain, Colorado.

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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.

DBU Leadership lead the MLK Day Unity Walk through campus

Dallas Baptist University Honors Dr. King through Annual MLK Day Unity Walk

In remembrance of all that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accomplished in his lifetime and in celebration of the unity found in Christ, the DBU Family gathered Monday afternoon for their second annual MLK Day Unity Walk.

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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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College of Fine Arts Hosts Christmas Festival

This past December, the College of Fine Arts Department of Music presented their annual Christmas Festival under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Holcomb. The program, titled Veni, Emmanuel, included performances by the DBU Grand Chorus, University Chorale, and the Legacy Choir.

Mark Batterson speaks at DBU commencement

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.

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Celebrating Día De Los Reyes

As the holiday season winds down, there is a day of celebration on January 6th that the people of Mexico and many American Families participate in. It correlates to Christmas, and is known as Día De Los Reyes (Day of the Kings).

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Encouragement in a New Year

With the turning of the year comes the breeze of new beginnings. This breeze can be refreshing, chilling, or unexpected. To some, a new year is exciting and an excuse to start over. To others, the New Year is less welcomed bringing along anxious feelings. However, no matter the approach to the new season, we can trust in God’s timing.

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DBU Partners with Shane & Shane

Shane Barnard and Shane Everett, more commonly known as “Shane & Shane,” recently partnered with Dallas Baptist University as “Worship Artists in Residence.”

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Share DBU

During the month of November, Dallas Baptist University launched a #ShareDBU campaign on social media prompting individuals to share moments of gratitude from their time at DBU.

Current DBU students Elon Bohanan, Caroline Walker, & Hannah Baker enjoy the Tailgate Party before the big game

DBU Hosts Annual Homecoming Week

Dallas Baptist University held its annual Homecoming festivities this past week on the DBU campus, bringing together current students, alumni, and faculty and staff to celebrate together and support the DBU Patriots.

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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Living Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving opens the holiday season, which can be hectic and stressful. Family, plans, and personalities clash more frequently, and feeling thankful can be hard.

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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.

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Nick Pitts speaks at DBU as part of T.B. Maston Lecture Series

Dallas Baptist University’s Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement, Dr. Nick Pitts, spoke on campus as a part of the T.B. Maston Lecture Series.

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DBU Hosts Annual Camp Day

Dallas Baptist University hosted 46 summer camps from around the nation recently as a part of DBU’s annual camp day. This unique opportunity allows students to connect with summer camps and learn about various ways to serve during their summer break.

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MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Opens at Dallas Baptist University

Students returning to classes after Fall Break will have a new spot to get their burger, fries and shakes fix!

Dr. Gandy, Professor of Management, smiles alongside his wife and two sons at the ball game

DBU Night at Globe Life Park

Dallas Baptist University partnered up with the Texas Rangers Baseball Organization to host “DBU Night at Global Life Park” in Arlington on Monday, September 25, as a part of the Rangers’ University Days program.

DBU students partnered with First Baptist Church, Irving for a day of service to conclude the 2017 Engage Missions Conference. Photo by: Ryan Crisman.

DBU Hosts Annual Engage Missions Conference

Dallas Baptist University hosted its annual Engage Missions Conference on September 17-23, led by DBU Director of Global Missions Chris Holloway and DBU student Sheldon Norred, and featuring keynote speaker Mike Dsane, Lead Pastor at King’s Harbor Church in Torrance, California.

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Encouragement to Rest in the Lord

During a week off from the regular fall classes, students are reminded to first find rest in the Lord. While Fall Break Mini terms, short-term mission trips, and visits home abound, the most important focus is to be still and to recognize God's sovereignty.

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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#DBUResponds Sends Group to Houston

On Friday afternoon, well over 100 DBU students, faculty, and staff left the Dallas Baptist University campus to head down to Houston to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

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New Students Join the DBU Family for the 2017 School Year

Dallas Baptist University welcomed more than 600 new students to its campus from August 16-19 to kick off the annual Student Welcome and Transition Week, or SWAT.

DBU is collecting whole cases of water to be delivered to the area through the efforts of Texas Baptist Men

Update on DBU Responds Efforts

DALLAS, TX – DBU is continuing its efforts to raise support for those effected by Hurricane Harvey. To date, the DBU Responds fund totals more than $24,000, the first shipment of water bottle cases have left for Houston, and plans are in place to send a Response and Relief Missions Team to the affected area next week.

DBU is collecting whole cases of water to be delivered to the area through the efforts of Texas Baptist Men

Update on DBU Responds Efforts

DALLAS, TX – Prayers, support, and donations continue to arrive through the DBU Responds fund. Below is an update from DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright.

DBU students pray for fellow students impacted by Hurricane Harvey during Chapel on August 28, 2017 | Dallas, Texas

DBU Responds to Hurricane Harvey

DALLAS, TX – Hurricane Harvey has impacted thousands of lives throughout the Texas Gulf Coast area. In order to help respond to the devastation, the DBU Family has established a DBU Responds fund, which will help DBU students who are affected by this catastrophic weather.

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DBU Students Build Relationships in Israel

Dallas, TX – For the sixth consecutive year, Dallas Baptist University sent a group of students to Israel for experiences touring and learning, as well as opportunities to serve.

Dr. Wright, Dr. Chang, and Dr. Cook - August Commencement | Dallas, Texas

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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DBU Receives $1.5 Million Challenge Grant from Mabee Foundation

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University has received a $1.5 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, to be used toward the construction of Phase 1 of the Transform Campaign, which will develop the east campus of the University and establish DBU’s first Residential College.

Transform Campaign Update - Dallas, TX

DBU Launches Campaign to Begin First Residential College

Dallas, TX – DBU launches construction of its first Residential College for students, a learning/living community who will focus on the concept of Christian servant leadership and how that impacts a variety of vocations.

Dr. Marcus “Goodie” Goodloe speaking at the Annual Christian Leadership Summit - Dallas, Texas

DBU Hosts 4th Annual Christian Leadership Summit

Dallas, TX – Dr. Marcus “Goodie” Goodloe, Teaching Pastor at Parkcrest Church in Long Beach, California and long-time friend and alumnus of Dallas Baptist University, was recently honored with the Jim and Sally Nation Award at the 4th annual Christian Leadership Summit at DBU.

David Cook, J.D. lecturing students in front of Wartburg Castle

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.

Dr. Michelle Henry (left) as the new Chair of the English Department. Outgoing Chair Dr. Mary Nelson (right) - Dallas, Texas

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.

Dr. Bob Brooks, Dean, and Dr. Shelley Melia pose with a group of sky ranch leaders

DBU Sky Ranch Partnership

Dallas, TX – Bridging the gap between theory and practice is at the heart of the Graduate School of Ministry’s partnership with Sky Ranch, a Christian camp with locations in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. The first cohort of students participating in the partnership program will graduate in August, after spending two years doing on-site ministry with Sky Ranch while simultaneously completing online coursework at DBU.

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God is at Work

God At Work In My Life. I come from a missions family. My mom and dad both served overseas and worked closely with missionaries when they returned, so a significant portion of my life was spent in this missions context.

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DBU Partners With Barnes & Noble College to Manage its Campus Bookstore

DALLAS, TX – Dallas Baptist University (DBU) has named Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education Company (NYSE:BNED), as the new operator of its on-campus bookstore. The bookstore will transition to new management beginning June 23, 2017.

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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 Hosts Joni Eareckson Tada

Dallas, TX – DBU hosted Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, on Monday, April 24. She shared with the DBU Family, speaking to the student body in chapel and the faculty and staff in a special luncheon that followed.

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Dallas Baptist University Hosts Dr. Sheila M. Bailey

Dallas, TX – As a part of DBU’s annual International Week, Dr. Sheila M. Bailey, respected teacher, writer, and speaker, shared with the DBU Family in chapel, challenging students to fight against spiritual mediocrity.

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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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DBU Honored Paul and Charla Vinyard at Eleventh Annual Tom Landry Dinner

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University honored Paul and Charla Vinyard, owners of Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, Bubba’s Cooks Country, and Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes, during the eleventh annual Tom Landry Leadership Award Dinner on Saturday, April 1, 2017, on the DBU campus. The annual event recognizes the lasting legacy of one of North Texas’ most famous citizens, Tom Landry, with more than 400 guests in attendance at this year’s dinner.

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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.

Dr. Adam Wright, Dean Duncan Corby, and Dr. Gary Cook

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.

Dr. Hines, Dr. Deneen, Dr. Brooks

DBU Launches Ministry Connect

Dallas, TX – The inaugural DBU Ministry Connect was launched on Saturday, March 25, in Pilgrim Chapel on the DBU campus. This new initiative of the Graduate School of Ministry seeks to provide high impact training for church leaders.

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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.

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DBU Alumnus Serves through Entrepreneurship

One of the hallmarks of a DBU education is the process of learning what it means to be a Christian servant leader. Alumnus Doug Hewitt is putting his DBU education into practice through a recent business venture in northern California. Hewitt, along with a business partner, decided to launch a coffee shop that would help others while also being profitable. The result is called 1951 Coffee Shop, which is staffed exclusively by refugees.

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DBU Hosts Hispanic Evangelical Leader Samuel Rodriguez

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University hosted noted evangelical pastor and leader Dr. Samuel Rodriguez on Monday, February 27. Dr. Rodriguez is the founding pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, and also serves as the President of the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

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Senator Ted Cruz Participates in Community Round Table on DBU Campus

Dallas – As part of a recent visit to North Texas, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz joined local business and community leaders in a special event which took place on the DBU Campus.

 Dr. Jim Denison, Dr. Adam Wright, Matthew Dowd

DBU Hosts Political Analyst Matthew Dowd for IGE Lecture Series

Dallas, TX – The Institute for Global Engagement recently welcomed noted political analyst Matthew Dowd as the keynote speaker for the semi-annual Leadership Lecture Series. Dowd, a current ABC News political analyst, formerly served as the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign. Dowd’s remarks focused on the current political climate in America after the 2016 election.

World Series MVP and DBU alumnus Ben Zobrist spoke at DBU as a part of the 2017 Patriot Baseball Banquet

DBU Hosts World Series MVP Ben Zobrist at 25th Annual Patriot Baseball Banquet

Dallas, TX – With more than 1,000 people gathered in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel, DBU alumnus and 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist recalled his historic moment during this past year’s World Series. Zobrist, who served as a veteran influence for the Chicago Cubs, had an outstanding impact on the series, culminating in a go-ahead RBI double that sealed the Cubs victory in extra innings in Game 7.

The DBU Patriettes dance team along with DBU staff sponsors in England.

DBU Patriettes Use Dance to Share the Gospel in England

Dallas, TX – This January, the DBU dance team, the Patriettes, travelled to Northern England to spend a week in ministry, using their gift of dance to spread the love of Christ.

DBU faculty, staff, and students walk across the quad for a time of prayer and then on to the Cross for a recitation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Photo by Brittni Bean.

DBU Hosts Inaugural Unity Walk, Holds Sixth Annual MLK Service Day

Dallas, TX – DBU honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through service and an inaugural Unity Walk on MLK Day this past week.

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DBU Hosts MEDIAlliance International Christian Communicators Summit

Dallas, TX – This past week Dallas Baptist University hosted a unique gathering of Christian media leaders from around the world for the Media Leadership Summit, sponsored by MEDIAlliance International. The event, which was held in Jim and Sally Nation Hall on the DBU campus, lasted for three days bringing together 30 religious broadcasting leaders from around the world.

Shelby Weatherly sitting with a group of young students.

DBU Students Spend Fall Break in Spain

Dallas, TX – Boarding a plane in DFW, Shelby Weatherly, a junior biology major at Dallas Baptist University, grew increasingly excited about the week ahead. While many of her classmates spent their Fall Breaks at participating in travel studies or visiting family at home, Weatherly decided to join a group of DBU students to serve overseas in Denia, Spain.

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DBU Inaugurates New President Dr. Adam C. Wright

Dallas, TX – On Friday, September 9, DBU inaugurated its sixth President, Dr. Adam C. Wright during a special Inauguration Convocation held in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel on the DBU campus.

DBU professors and doctoral students gather in front of the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford as a part of the annual Oxford Institute.

DBU Celebrates 10 Years in Oxford

This June, Dallas Baptist University sent a group of 15 doctoral students to Oxford, England for the annual Oxford Institute with the Gary Cook School of Leadership. As a part of the Leadership Studies program, this trip is designed to look at globalization and the future of leadership, particularly in the areas of power, geopolitics, and cultural intelligence. In addition, the idea of Incarnational Leadership serves as an overarching theme of the experience.

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 Students Spend Week in D.C. with 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative

As the spring semester came to an end at Dallas Baptist University, a group of DBU students took their first few days of summer to spend a week in Washington, D.C.

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DBU Awards Honorary Doctorate to Mitch Bennett

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to Mitch Bennett during the University’s Spring Commencement ceremony, held on May 13, 2016.

Dr. Wright is standing in front of trees, smiling.

Dr. Adam C. Wright Elected as President of DBU

Dallas, TX – The Dallas Baptist University Board of Trustees selected Dr. Adam C. Wright of Dallas, Texas, as president on Thursday, May 19.

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DBU Mourns the Loss of Three Students

Dallas, TX – The Dallas Baptist University administration was notified early this morning by the Dallas Police Department of a fatal accident on Mountain Creek Parkway involving three DBU students, Will Smith of Bullard, Justin Schubert of Cleburne, and Djordje (DJ) Sarenac of Belgrade, Serbia.

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BWA President Paul Msiza Visits DBU

Paul Msiza, current president of the Baptist World Alliance, visited DBU on Wednesday March 2, 2016, and spoke to students in chapel and faculty and staff afterwards at a luncheon.

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DBU Students Serve at Home and Abroad During Spring Break 2016

While many students look forward to rest and relaxation during Spring Break, two teams of students from Dallas Baptist University used the week to serve others and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Nabil Costa shared with DBU students, faculty, and staff of God's work in the Middle East in chapel

Nabil Costa of Lebanon Visits DBU

Nabil Costa, Executive Director for the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD), visited DBU this week and spoke to students in chapel on Wednesday, as well as to the faculty and staff during a special luncheon.

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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.

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DBU Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor Marsha Pool

Dallas, TX – DBU mourns the loss of beloved professor, Marsha Pool. Professor Pool served at DBU as the school’s first Master Teacher and Professor of Mathematics. She passed away on November 3 from complications following a head injury that occurred on Sunday. She was 74 years old.

Eric Metaxas (center) along with Dr. Adam Wright, vice president and dean of the Gary Cook School of Leadership (left) and Dr. Jim Denison, founder and president of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture and senior fellow of the Institute for Global Engagement.

New York Times Bestselling Author Eric Metaxas Speaks at DBU

Dallas, TX – Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author, recently spoke on the DBU campus as a part of the inaugural Institute for Global Engagement Leadership Lecture Series. The event, which took place on October 20 and 21, marked the beginning of a new series sponsored by DBU’s Institute for Global Engagement.

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DBU Celebrates 50 Years in Dallas

On October 1, 1965, Dallas Baptist College held its first day of classes. On September 30, 2015, 50 years later, Dallas Baptist University held a special anniversary chapel service to commemorate this milestone.

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Dr. Gary Cook Serves as DBU President for 10,000 Days

On August 23, 2015, Dallas Baptist University celebrated Dr. Gary Cook’s 10,000th day of service in his current role as president. For over 27 years, Dr. Cook has led the school faithfully, through seasons of prosperity and seasons of hardship.

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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Tree Campus USA Recognition

Dallas, TX – One of the goals of Dallas Baptist University is to offer a beautiful campus to its students all year round by continually improving the campus through landscaping.

Tamy Rogers

Tamy Rogers Named DBU Staff Member of the Year

Dallas, TX – Tamy Rogers, Director of Human Resources, was named the 2015 Staff Member of the Year at Dallas Baptist University.

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DBU Greek Life Members Spend Two Weeks of Summer Serving in Chile

Dallas, TX – While most students are quick to head off for vacation or home to relax after finals, a team of 19 students, all members of Greek organizations at Dallas Baptist University, spent their first two weeks of summer serving in Chile.

A group of students in Vancouver.

DBU Students Lead EQUIP Worship Conference in Vancouver

A group of Dallas Baptist University students traveled to Vancouver, Canada, from May 16 to May 25, in order to lead a conference on congregational worship led by Larry Tardy. Working with the various ethnic congregations in the Vancouver area, these DBU students organized and taught different sessions on worship leadership and musical styles.

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Dr. Joe Matos Named 2015 Advisor of the Year

Dr. Joe Matos, DBU professor of Biblical studies, has been named as the 2015 DBU Advisor of the Year.

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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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Steve Green Shares at Second Annual Christian Business Owners Conference

Dallas, TX – Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, served as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Christian Business Owners Conference, held on the DBU campus on Thursday, April 9.

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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 Board of Trustees Elects Dr. Gary Cook as Chancellor

Dallas, TX - The Dallas Baptist University Board of Trustees announced today that they have elected Dr. Gary Cook as Chancellor of the University. Dr. Cook, who has served as President of the University for the last 27 years, will remain as President until the Board of Trustees elects a new president and the new president begins to serve.

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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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Dr. Bob Brooks Named DBU Faculty Member of the Year

Dallas, TX – Dr. Bob Brooks, Dean of the Graduate School of Ministry at Dallas Baptist University, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year.

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DBU Tennis Team Ministers in Chile

While most college students were either relaxing or spending time with family during Fall Break, October 6-10, the Dallas Baptist University Tennis Team spent the week ministering to children in Chile.

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DBU Dedicates New Sedwick Soccer Fieldhouse

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist Women's Soccer Team is proud to call the Sedwick Soccer Field House their new home. The construction project, which started immediately following the completion of the 2013 season, was completed in time for the season opener on September 11, when the Women's Soccer Team hosted Colorado Mesa University came out with a victory of 2-0.

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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.

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Decatur Reunion Honors King, Miller

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University hosted the 26th Annual Decatur Baptist College Spring Reunion for alumni and friends on Saturday, April 26, at the Wise County Heritage Museum in Decatur, the location of the former administration building of Decatur Baptist College, and at First Baptist Church of Decatur.

Gil Stricklin and his wife.

DBU Honors Gil Stricklin with Tom Landry Leadership Award

Dallas, TX – Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University honored Mr. Gil Stricklin, of Dallas, during the Eighth Annual Tom Landry Leadership Award Dinner on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The dinner was held at 6:00 p.m. on the DBU campus.

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DBU Receives Reaccreditation from National Association of Schools of Music

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University recently received a reaccreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. This reaffirmation represents a four-year study process and signifies DBU’s commitment to excellence in its music program.

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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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DBU Receives $2 Million Gift From Jim and Sally Nation

Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University has received a $2 million gift from Jim and Sally Nation to be used for the construction of Nation Hall, a new building to house the Gary Cook School of Leadership.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Henry Deneen

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Raquel Contreras speaking to DBU students in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel during a DBU chapel service on Wednesday, September 26.

BWA Women’s Department President Visits DBU Campus

Dallas, TX – Raquel Contreras, who currently serves as President of the Baptist World Alliance’s Women’s Department, visited the Dallas Baptist University campus on September 26 and shared her testimony with students, faculty, and staff, encouraging them to trust in God for His plans and His perfect timing in their lives.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dallas Baptist University hosted the 24th Annual Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Dinner on Monday, November 7 at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas. Pictured: Joe Gibbs, dinner speaker; Norm Miller, 2011 recipient of the Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award; Boone Powell, Jr., honorary chair of the dinner committee; and Mike Arnold, chair of the dinner committee.

2011 Russell H. Perry Award Dinner at DBU Honors Norm Miller

DALLAS—Dallas Baptist University honored Norm Miller, Interstate Batteries chairman, as the recipient of the 2011 Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award during the annual award dinner which was held on Monday, November 7, at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

the globe on campus

DBU Students Teach Principles for Life in Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone - When Dr. Ross O’Brien traveled to Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, in March of this year, he could not foresee that just seven months later he would be returning with five students from Dallas Baptist University as a part of his International Travel and Management class.

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DBU Baseball Team Spends Break Teaching, Playing Baseball, and Serving in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo - Forty-seven members of the Dallas Baptist University baseball program left the comforts and familiarity of home to spend Fall Break sharing the love of Christ with the people of Santo Domingo, Boca Chica, and other areas around the capital city of the Dominican Republic.

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DBU, One of Two Texas Universities Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

DALLAS, Texas - For the fourth consecutive year, DBU has been recognized for its community service efforts by being named to the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. For the third time, DBU was named to the Honor Roll with Distinction and, along with the University of Texas at Austin, was one of only two universities in the State of Texas to receive this honor in 2009 and the only Baptist institution in Texas.

the logo for the National Center for Church Architecture

DBU Set to Host Church Architecture Seminar

DALLAS – Dallas Baptist University’s Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership will be hosting a leadership training seminar led by The National Center for Church Architecture. The seminar is designed to provide churches with the tools and direction needed in the development of church property, construction of new buildings, and potential relocation.