Jun
4
2013

Dr. Bashaw gives baccalaureate service for Marshall ISD graduating class


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Dr. Jennifer Bashaw

Dr. Jennifer Bashaw

Dr. Jennifer Bashaw, Assistant Professor of New Testament at ETBU, delivered the sermon Thursday night at the baccalaureate service honoring the Marshall High School 2013 graduating class. She encouraged the graduates to set themselves apart from current trends by following God, being patient, and aligning their social media persona with who they truly are.

The service was at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marshall, and it featured prayers, readings and songs from students. The Marshall High School Chorale and String Ensemble both performed.

For news and information from the School of Christian Studies, click here.

May
29
2013

Bieschke, Swaner earn ASC Medal of Honor


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Lya Swaner and Collin Bieschke earned ASC Scholar-Athletes Medal of Honor Awards.

Ryan C. Perry/ETBU Photo Lya Swaner and Collin Bieschke earned ASC Scholar-Athletes Medal of Honor Awards.

Two East Texas Baptist University student-athletes, Lya Swaner and Collin Bieschke, were honored this past week as American Southwest Conference Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor award winners. Swaner was a four year letterman on the softball team, and Bieschke was a four-year letterman on the football team.

The ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor Award is presented to one male and one female member of the graduating class who has compiled the most outstanding record in academics, athletics and leadership during their collegiate career. The award is presented annually by the Faculty Athletics Representative at each conference member institution.

See the complete story and bios for Bieschke and Swaner, here.

May
28
2013

27 Tigers named to All-Academic Teams


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Ryan C. Perry/ETBU Photo Amanda Rucker was one of 27 ETBU student-athletes named to ASC All-Academic Team.

Ryan C. Perry/ETBU Photo
Amanda Rucker was named to ASC All-Academic Team.

East Texas Baptist University had 27 student-athletes honored on the American Southwest Conference All-Academic teams for the winter and spring sports. The softball team recorded the most athletes for ETBU with eight.

The women’s tennis team had six athletes earn the award, which tied for the most in their area with Schreiner University. The softball team’s eight members was second overall in their area. Both men’s basketball and baseball had four athletes each while women’s basketball finished with three players and men’s tennis had one athlete on the list.

See the full story and the complete list of students, here.

May
24
2013

Swaner named Academic All-American


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Ryan C. Perry/ETBU Photo Lea Swaner anticipates the play before scoring a run against UT-Dallas.

Ryan C. Perry/ETBU Photo
Lya Swaner anticipates the play before scoring a run against UT-Dallas.

NCAA Division III sports information directors have named ETBU catcher Lya Swaner an Academic All-American 3rd team member — marking the 3rd consecutive year an ETBU Softball player has earned the honor.

“This award puts her as one of the top student-athletes in the nation for NCAA Division III,” said Adam P. Ledyard, ETBU Sports Information Director. “ETBU will definitely miss her leadership and attitude, as she was a special athlete to have around.”

Swaner, who graduated with honors this month with a double major in chemistry and biology, helped ETBU to its 7th ASC Tournament Championship this year with a .500 batting average. She plans to go to medical school and become a doctor.

Read the full story, here.

May
15
2013

Windham, Pinder, Bates are ASC 1st Team Selections


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Ryan C. Perry/ETBU Photo Outfielder Tyler Bates was named Freshman of the Year.

Ryan C. Perry/ETBU Photo
Outfielder Tyler Bates was named ASC East Freshman of the Year.

ETBU Baseball’s Phillip Windham, Tyler Bates and Jeremy Pinder were all named 1st-team All-American Southwest Conference East Division.  Bates was named the ASC East’s “Freshman of the Year” for his play.

ETBU, under first-year head coach Lee Driggers, advanced to the ASC Tournament for the first time since 2005 as the East Division’s no. 4 seed.  They finished the season a 19-23 overall and was 9-9 in the ASC East. ETBU finishes 4th in the NCAA in home runs (31) and 5th in home runs per game (.30).

Windham led the ASC in home runs with 12, and he led ETBU in RBI and slugging percentage.

Read the full story, here.

May
8
2013

News Messenger pens editorial about ETBU budget


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May 8, 2013 Opinion page editorial on ETBU's growth

May 8, 2013 Opinion page editorial on ETBU’s growth

The editors at the Marshall News Messenger wrote an article highlighting the growth at ETBU and how that helps Harrison County.

The editorial focused on the approved budget for 2013-14 ($39.5 million), the strength of ETBU and the community impact.

From the editorial: “For as long as we have been aware, ETBU has always operated in a fiscally conservative manner from the president on down and that has not changed. When it comes to spending, the university is not going to be in a “stretch” mode. That is one of the reason Marshall citizens can be sure that it will be around for as long as we can see into the future.”

“But 11 percent, that is a real indicator that ETBU is not just healthy. It is experiencing a major growth spurt. With a budget of $39.5 million, that 11 percent represents an increase of about $4 million.”

Read the full story, here.

Mar
28
2013

ETBU Debate wins national awards


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Dr. Cole Franklin, left, and Heather Deville won top awards at the  International Public Debate Championships. ETBU Department of Communication Photo

Dr. Cole Franklin, left, and Heather Deville won top awards at the International Public Debate Championships.
ETBU Department of Communication Photo

The East Texas Baptist University debate team earned top awards at the International Public Debate Association National Championship Debate Tournament March 21-24. More than 200 competitors from 23 universities competed at the three-day event held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Heather DeVille, ETBU senior from Tyler, won the National Championship Tournament Varsity Division Speaker Championship and Dr. Cole Franklin, coach of the ETBU team, won the Professional Division Speaker Championship. The titles mean that the competitors received more speaker points than any other competitor in their respective divisions over the course of eight preliminary rounds of debate at the tournament.

The National Championship Tournament was the final tournament of the academic year for the ETBU debate team. The squad will return to competition in September.

Read the full story, here.

Mar
21
2013

ETBU Softball team climbs in rankings, now 11th


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Alyssa Romero hits against Austin College. Ryan C. Perry/ETBU Photo

Alyssa Romero hits against Austin College.
Ryan C. Perry/ETBU Photo

The East Texas Baptist University softball team has climbed to no. 11 in the NFCA Division III National Poll. This poll marks the 4th consecutive week the team has been ranked in the top 25.

ETBU, now 14-2, faces the no. 3 team in the nation, UT-Tyler, 5 p.m. today at Taylor Field. UT-Tyler is 17-1, and the winner will reach the top spot in the ASC East.

ETBU is completed a sweep of LeTourneau University on Tuesday with back-to-back shutouts, 3-0 in the 1st game and 12-0 in the 2nd.

Read the full story, here.

Follow the game against UT-Tyler, here.

Read the NFCA top-25 article, here.

 

Mar
7
2013

Debate team excels in Oregon


Posted by Tiger Pride in Academics, Honors


Heather Deville (left) and Dakota Hiltzman took top prizes at the Oregon State University Speech and Debate Tournament. Hiltzman came in first in the Novice Extemporaneous Speaking competition and Deville finish right behind him in second.  Cole Franklin/ETBU Photo

Heather Deville (left) and Dakota Hiltzman took top prizes at the Oregon State University Speech and Debate Tournament.
Cole Franklin/ETBU Photo

The East Texas Baptist University Debate team earned many top awards Feb. 23-24 at tournament at Oregon State University. Fifteen universities competed in the competition.

Dakota Hiltzman and Heather DeVille won 1st and 2nd place respectively in the Novice Extemporaneous Speaking competition.

Tania Albuja compiled a 4-1 preliminary record in the debate competition and advanced to elimination rounds. She won her first elimination round and finished the competition as a Silver Medalist. Albuja also was the fourth place Novice speaker out of 55 Novice debaters.

Read the story, here.

 

 

Feb
12
2013

Dr. Holloway to speak at Howard Payne University


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Dr. Jeph Holloway

Dr. Jeph Holloway

ETBU Religion Professor Dr. Jeph Holloway will speak on Feb. 28 and March 1 at the 6th Annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lecture in Christian Ethics at Howard Payne University in Brownswood.

Dr. Holloway will give the lecture “Deciding Against Decisionism: There’s Just More to It than That,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, and he will present the lecture “The Juncture of Mind and Spirit: Moral Discernment in the Letters of Paul,” 10 a.m., Friday, March 1.

Holloway holds Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, focusing in the field of Christian ethics. He has been at ETBU since 2001.

Read the story, here.