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A Life Together with Christ at the Center: The Ramirez Family

Family is an important part of Hispanic culture and the Ramirez family shows what it looks like to have family as community.

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Commissional Corner: September 2021

Master of Arts in Global Leadership students prepare for the Fall 2021 semester by clinging to Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 9.

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MAIS 5304: Seeking International Peace Amidst a World of Great Conflict

Professor Russell Chun's MAIS 5304 Long Summer students work to build bridges by working closely with Dallas refugees and create Cultural Summary Sheets to be across Texas and Colorado.

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DBU Welcomes Largest Class in DBU History to Campus for SWAT 2021

DBU kicks off new academic year by welcoming largest first-year class in DBU history to the Hill for SWAT 2021.

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International Student Matilde Lindner Spends Summer Break at Home in Denmark

Student Matilde Lindner reflects on her past summer spent at home overseas.

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Oasis for Orphans: Breanne Jackson

Breanne Jackson felt a calling to go serve children on mission. In Kijabe, Kenya, Breanne saw the Lord's hand working all throughout her trip.

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Prepared to Thrive: Faith DeLaGarza

DBU student athlete Faith DeLaGarza shows how being a student and athlete has helped prepare her for her calling.

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DBU Recognized by Military Times Best for Vets

DBU is recognized as the third best private non-for-profit college in the Southwest for Military Veterans.

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DBU Students Awarded $30,000 Scholarships by The Sumners Foundation

Greyson Goebel, Gage Roberts, and Joseph Alcazar were 3 out of only 34 students nationally to be awarded $30,000 scholarships by the Sumners Foundation for 2021.

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DBU's MSITM Program Leads The Way In Customer Experience

Earlier this month, the MSITM program competed in the Customer Centricity World Series, the ultimate competition to crown the most Customer Centric Organizations around the world, hosted by ARCET Global and CXPA. Read here to learn more.

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Persevering Through Finals Week: Some Tips from the Graduating Class

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

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New Debate Team Begins at DBU

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

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Lessons in Student Teaching: Senior Hannah Sullivan

Senior Hannah Sullivan is preparing for her career in education while student teaching during the pandemic.

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DBU Partners with Classic Learning Test (CLT)

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

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Learning about the Civil War and Civil Rights in South Carolina: Student Reflections

This year, DBU introduced a new travel study trip to South Carolina. The trip, envisioned and led by Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Jay Harley, focused on South Carolina's role in both the Civil War and the Civil Rights Era.

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LSC Defensive Player of the Year - Chandler Jacobs

Chandler Jacobs became the first player in DBU history to garner USBWA National Player of the Week honors. Seven days later, he became the first to do it twice.

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MSITM Student Camila Ramos Awarded Multiple Scholarships Aimed at Empowering Women

Camila Ramos received multiple scholarships from Zunta International, an organization devoted to empowering women around the world.

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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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MAGL Commissional Corner: New Years' Resolutions

We asked a few of our MAGL students about their hopes for 2021. Here are answers from Isabel Alvarez and Melisa Barrera.

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December 2020 Commencement

DBU celebrated its first in-door, in-person Commencements in 2020 with 401 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral graduates - with all necessary safety precautions in place!

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International Student Exauce Madjibe Returns Home for Christmas

International student Exauce Madjibe reflects on his DBU experience and returning home for Christmas after two years of being away.

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Meet our Recent MAGL Graduates: Commissional Corner

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

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MSITM Student Luisa Gonzalez Selected as Microsoft Ambassador

Luisa Gonzalez, a native Colombian, discovered DBU's Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (MSITM) program and now serves as a selected student ambassador for Microsoft.

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Commissional Corner: MAGL Students Amin and Luisa

Amin and Luisa met at Baptist University of Americas, married, and now are students together in the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program answering a call to missions.

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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.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.

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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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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The Commissional Corner: Welcoming Our New Students

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

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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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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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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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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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DBU Senior Interns for Senator

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

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

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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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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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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!

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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.

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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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.

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Helping the Pitch

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

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The Heart of a Pastor

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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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.

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Washington Pastor Speaks at December Commencement

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

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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 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.

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.

A girl poses facing the chapel, showing off the new SWAT t-shirt design

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.

DBU Students in Israel

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.

Marietta Lofton

Marietta Lofton: Discovering Her Calling

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