General Jim Mattis and Jim Falk

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.

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.

Elaine Saba

DBU Alumna Plans to Move to Liberia

DBU alumna Elaine Saba has been traveling to Liberia regularly since 2012 to train teachers to be more effective in the classroom. Her most recent visit was to set up an after school tutoring program for 12th graders who were taking the national test.

Sierra

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.

Dr. Norma Hedin, Provost,  with new faculty members

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.

DBU launches M.S. in Learning Technologies

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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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.

Dorcas Bakiono

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.

DBU launches Global Studies Program

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.

Dr. Brent Hutchinson, 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow

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.

Jay Ferguson

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.

Fred Ndavi

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.

Michael Smith

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.

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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.

Memorial Day

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.

A man is standing holding a bible.

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.

2 women are standing together.

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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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.

DBU students, faculty, and staff serve in Hungary

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.

DBU student Spencer Hamilton

DBU Senior Interns for Senator

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

A male student is standing in front of Williams dorm.

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.

A female student is siting on the stairs in front of an older building.

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.

A female DBU student looking up.

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.