Speak Freedom

DBU Hosts 21Wilberforce "Speak Freedom" Conference

21Wilberforce, a Christian human rights organization dedicated to defending the universal rights of religion, belief, and conscience for all people, recently held its annual “Speak Freedom Conference” on the campus of Dallas Baptist University.

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6th Annual The Lion's Den DFW

Dallas Baptist University held the 6th annual Lion’s Den DFW Conference and Pitch Competition on the DBU campus, making Christ-centered business tactics accessible to professionals, entrepreneurs, and DBU students alike.

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DBU’s Global Community: Creating Kingdom-Minded Schools Across the World

The Global Community at DBU is a consortium made up of over 40 schools in 14 different countries representing a population of 500,000 students worldwide aiming to raise up the world's next generation of Christian leaders.

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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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Celebrating Culture and Community

Each year, DBU hosts International Week, a week-long celebration of the many different cultures represented on the DBU campus. Throughout the week, the International Office hosted multiple events focused on gathering students of all cultures across campus to learn more about other cultures through faith, fellowship, and fun.

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Every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation: DBU Celebrates International Week

Each year, the DBU family hosts "International Week" on campus, celebrating the gift of community that God has given us as a student body, looking forward to the day in which every tribe, tongue and nation will stand before the Lamb of God.

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12th Annual Easter Service on Good Friday with Dr. Jim Denison

Dr. Jim Denison of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture provided the 2021 Easter Service on Good Friday to celebrate the empty tomb and the resurrection of our Savior.

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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.  

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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.

DBU Education Alumna Joy Johnson Serving in Burundi

DBU Education Alumna Joy Johnson Serves Next Generation in Burundi

In the fall of 2008, DBU alumna Joy Johnson, alongside her husband Jesse, opened the doors of Discovery School, a private Christian preschool, primary, and secondary school in Burundi, Africa.

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Treasure Hunter Discovers Alumna's Lost DBU Ring

Treasure Hunter Scott Pearce has found many rings and reconnected them with their owners, including the recent discovery of alumna Brittany O'Neal's lost DBU ring.

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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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Homecoming 2020 on the Hill

From November 16th through the 19th, Dallas Baptist University was alive with the excitement of Homecoming, and despite restrictions in place due to COVID-19, students, staff, and alumni were thrilled to celebrate the University together.

Commissional Corner

MAGL Alumni Sara Estes and Sarah Hilkemann

Meet two graduates of DBU's Master of Arts in Global Leadership program who are serving the Lord faithfully in their callings.

Two Chunks

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.

Micaela Lamb

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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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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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.

Hannah Sullivan

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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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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Anticipating Christ’s Second Triumphal Entry by Recalling His First

Twenty-first century Christians often can’t take in the incredible impact of Christ’s triumphal entry on Palm Sunday, but when we reflect on its place within the larger story of God’s redemption, we stand in awe and anticipation of how God moves and crafts His grand narrative.

“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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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.

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

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

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

Camila Ramos

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.