Dr. Bertrain Bailey shares King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the 2020 DBU Unity Walk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Recapping DBU's 2019 Campus Guests

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

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A Decade of Service Totals 1.6 Million Hours

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

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DBU Alumnus Serves Those in Times of Grief

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

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2019 Russell H. Perry Award Dinner Honors Sam Johnson

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

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

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

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Dr. Timothy Van Treuren Speaks at Annual Herb Robbins Research Symposium

Dallas Baptist University hosted its annual Herb Robbins Research Symposium in the Great Hall on November 1 and 2. Dr. Robbins, a Piper Professor of the Year recipient, served as Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at DBU from 1979 until 1994.

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Alumna Returns to Liberia Prepared to Serve

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

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The Commissional Corner: Congratulations December Graduates

We asked Susan Mogish, one of our December graduates, to share with us a little about her journey and experience in the MAGL program.

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

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

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Living a Learning Legacy

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

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Alumna Partners with Origin Church in Vancouver

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

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DBU Hosts Inaugural GSOM Networking Banquet

The Graduate School of Ministry celebrated 15 years of establishment and excellence here at Dallas Baptist University this past month. The GSOM has been creating servant leaders to impact their community, training those God has called to ministry. Over 200 students, alumni, and faculty gathered to the GSOM's first Alumni and Student Networking Dinner to honor both distinguished alumni and outstanding students.

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The Commissional Corner: GSOM Alumni and Student Networking Dinner

The Graduate School of Ministry came together to celebrate 15 wonderful years of service to the kingdom of God by hosting our inaugural GSOM Alumni and Student Networking Dinner.

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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.

Belén Ramírez

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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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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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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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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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.