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November 28, 2016

ETBU Theatre shines bright on stage

Catherine Donohue began work as a 19-year-old woman. She died in her early 30's, weighing 65 pounds. She was one of many victims of radium poisoning in the early 20th century. East Texas Baptist University's Theatre Department led by Director Samantha Pettigrew told the story of Donohue and her co-workers on stage November 17-20 with ETBU's production of These Shining Lives.

Christmas Child 2016

November 21, 2016

Student-athletes participate in Operation Christmas Child

The Christmas spirit came to East Texas Baptist University earlier than usual as the student-athletes participated in Operation Christmas Child this week. ETBU student-athletes came together with their gifts for boys and girls and wrapped them all in one night.

In the first year of the ETBU Athletic Operation Christmas Child Wrapping Party, the athletic department collected 181 boxes for boys and girls through donations from ETBU's 500 student-athletes. These boxes were then delivered to Summit United Methodist Church in Marshall.

November 15, 2016

ETBU Opens Season with 90-77 win Over Centenary

Using an 11-0 run to begin the second half, the East Texas Baptist University men's basketball team took control of their season opener against Centenary College en route to a 90-77 win, the first for new ETBU head coach Brandon Curran. Centenary falls to 0-1 to begin their season, and ETBU improves to 1-0 following the first game of the season.

Pom pic

November 2, 2016

ETBU's Spirit Teams inspire future college students

East Texas Baptist University's Tiger Pom and Tiger Cheer teams traveled to Whitehouse ISD's Cain Elementary School on Oct. 28 to take part in a school-wide celebration of the "No Excuses Program." 

As part of this program, each classroom "adopts," represents, and learns about a college all year. Terri Cassels' Kindergarten class selected ETBU this year. 

"We are instilling in our students, from pre-k to 5th grade, the importance of going to college," Cassels said. "We want them to understand and believe that college can be a part of their future."