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

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

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DBU Welcomes New Faculty Members

DBU welcomed eight new full-time faculty members to University Hill, bringing a love for students and a breadth of knowledge and expertise to various disciplines.

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Biblical Economic Policy: A Useful Guide to a Christian Perspective on Economics

Dr. Dave Arnott and Dr. Sergiy Saydometov wrote a book to help Christians navigate how to engage biblically in the world of economics.

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Higher Education Changed His Life: DBU Ph.D. Student and Director of Veteran Recruitment - Marlon Iván Ríos

Marlon Ivan Rios is currently a DBU Ph.D. Student and faithfully serves as the Director of Veteran Recruitment at DBU.

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Memorial Day 2021: ROTC Commemorates the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy

DBU faculty and staff Captain Lee Bratcher and Dr. Ross O'Brien hosted a Murph Challenge workout in honor of Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy for ROTC cadets at DBU's Soccer Field and Old Intramural Field.

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A Response to George Friedman's Latest Book

Dr. Mike Williams, Professor of History at DBU, reviews geopolitical analyst George Friedman's latest book, The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, The Coming Crisis and the Triumph Beyond.

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Marketplace Leader Bob Doll Speaks at Annual Gallup Lecture Series

A Christian leader in the marketplace with over 40 years of portfolio management expertise and numerous appearances on major news networks, Bob Doll spoke at this year's annual Gallup Lecture Series.

“My role is to challenge students to continue to strive for excellence in their craft by teaching them skills, by instilling in them high artistic standards, and encouraging them to grow in self-confidence in their craft and for their lives.” Dr. Uriah Rinzel serves as an assistant professor of music theory, composition, and songwriting in DBU’s College of Fine Arts. Dr. Rinzel leads and instructs his students with the utmost zeal, viewing music as “a powerful means of spreading the Gospel.” Dr. Rinzel passes this passion down to those he teaches in hopes that one day, they too may use their talents to make the Lord known. When Dr. Rinzel was sixteen, his father bought him his first electric guitar. Naturally, Dr. Rinzel immediately started a rock band with his school friends and also began playing for his church. He says “carrying my violin or guitar on the bus was a natural conversation starter.” When asked by his bus driver what he’d like to do as a career, Dr. Rinzel confidently responded “I want to be a musician.”  Dr. Rinzel’s passion would contain an immense amount of hard work and a strong dose of luck- he says “I knew this from my dad’s experience playing in several rock and fusion bands in the 70’s.” Determined to make his dreams a reality, Dr. Rinzel worked throughout his high school years to learn as much as he could about scales, chords, improvisation, patch-work, and songwriting. He recalls that when he received his first acoustic guitar, he “couldn’t put it down.” Dr. Rinzel had found his calling and it was not something he took lightly.  After high school, Dr. Rinzel began his personal journey of pursuing an extensive music education. He received an Advanced Diploma in Worship and Technical Arts from the Christ for the Nations Institute. While at CFNI, Dr. Rinzel joined the praise band led by Klaus Keuhn. Here he quickly learned how to memorize diverse set lists of worship and gospel songs and developed his improvisation skills even deeper. This is also when Dr. Rinzel really began writing, recording, and producing music. He started his time at DBU as an undergrad and received his Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition in 2012 with hopes of one day teaching collegiate musicians. Following this, Dr. Rinzel attended Southwestern Methodist University where he obtained both his Master of Music in Composition and his Master of Music in Theory Pedagogy. Finally, Dr. Rinzel has recently received his Doctorate in Musical Arts in Composition from Texas Christian University in 2019. Currently, Dr. Rinzel teaches courses mainly in music theory, but also instructs in the areas of applied composition and music business. When Dr. Rinzel was first brought on board at DBU as an adjunct professor, he taught Advanced Songwriting Techniques, an upper level music business course. He says “my favorite part (of his job) is seeing how proud students are at the end of the course when they realize how much work they have accomplished and the skills that they developed.” Dr. Rinzel takes his position at DBU very seriously. He shares his strategy through the courses he teaches is to “equip each student with a modern take on comprehensive musicianship including engagement with the main streams of music study: classical, jazz, and pop; and relating them to the technical side as well: acoustics, signal processing, and digital audio.” He goes on to say “my role as instructor in Christian higher education is to model, challenge, and mentor. My role is to model excellence in artistry, a professional output that engages culture, and character befitting a Christian leader.” He expresses that, though he loves teaching in class, the most fulfilling part of his role takes place during lessons and his office hours. “Being able to encourage, challenge, and help students find their way is a large part of why teaching at DBU isn’t just a job for me, it’s a vocation.”  Outside of the classroom, Dr. Rinzel is hard at work creating unique and exciting music of his own. From his oratorio “Revealed: Visions of Jesus in the End Times” which includes post-tonal methods paired with math metal to his Requiem Mass “Grant Us Rest” containing blends of medieval sacred sounds with folk and minimalism to his rock and pop songs, Dr. Rinzel’s music covers a variety of different styles, genres, and instrumentation. All of Dr. Rinzel’s music, though, is bonded by one main goal: “to engage the relationship between my classical background and training with rock and pop music.”  Dr. Rinzel met his wife, Abby, at Gateway Church where he served in the worship department from 2008-2018. They were married at Hunter’s Glen Baptist Church in Plano in 2015. Together, the Rinzel family has one son, Michael, who is nearly 2 years old. The family now partners with Venture Church in Keller. DBU is grateful for dedicated teachers like Dr. Rinzel whose goal is to provide students with both a Christian education and the tools needed to succeed in their careers. Dr. Rinzel’s personal aim as a professor is one that spreads across DBU’s campus: “to encourage students in their individual strengths, providing timely advice for their career and vocational goals, artistic opportunities, and life beyond higher education.”

Alumnus Returns to DBU as Music Professor: Dr. Uriah Rinzel

Dr. Uriah Rinzel recently joined the full-time faculty as Assistant Professor of music theory, composition, and songwriting in the College of Fine Arts.

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Helping Students See Who They Want to Be

MEDHE Program Director, Tish Hearne, discusses the importance of diversity within the school curriculum and how it is needed in order to reflect the historical contributions made by communities of color.

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God on the Brain: DBU Faculty Panel Discusses Intersection of Faith, Psychology, and Biology

At a recent Friday Symposium, DBU professors engaged in an interdisciplinary conversation on issues related to faith and contemporary neuroscience.

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

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

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DBU Honors the Legacy of Dr. King through Service and Unity Walk

DBU faculty, staff, and students, celebrated the 5th annual MLK Unity Walk on University Hill.

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Equipping Discipleship Leaders and Student Ministers - Dr. Blanton Feaster

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

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

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

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Special Topics Courses Equip Students to Lead in Crises

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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.

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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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?

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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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Why Study History?

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Faculty Profile - Dr. Brent Thomason

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

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Faculty Profile - Dr. Adelita Baker

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

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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.

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Faculty Profile - Dr. Justin Gandy

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

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DBU Faculty Release Luther on Leadership

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

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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 Makes New Academic Appointments

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

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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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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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Dr. Mark Bloom Named DBU Faculty Member of the Year

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

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DBU 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Dr. Sandra Reid on Producing Servant Leaders

Dr. Reid explains how her role is to guide and mentor students as they find their place and fulfill their calling.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.