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Annual Calling Conference encourages ETBU students to become disciples

October 21, 2021

Annual Calling Conference encourages ETBU students to become disciples

East Texas Baptist University hosted its seventh annual Calling Conference on Wednesday, October 20, for ETBU students who are drawn to vocational ministry. The conference provided students with a deeper understanding of identifying and pursuing their callings with opportunities to learn from experienced ministry professionals. Special guest speakers Dr.

ETBU blesses the foundation of the Great Commission Center and Fred Hale School of Business

October 19, 2021

ETBU blesses the foundation of the Great Commission Center and Fred Hale School of Business

East Texas Baptist University faculty, staff, donors, and supporters gathered on Friday, October 15, to bless the foundation of the Great Commission Center. The ceremony included a time of prayer, worship, and a sacred time of dedication for the transformative learning facility and discipleship training center.

Pinoccio

October 6, 2021

ETBU Theatre opens season with "Pinocchio Commedia"

The East Texas Baptist University Department of Theatre Arts concluded its production of Johnny Simon’s Pinocchio Commedia last weekend after a successful four-show run from Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3. The performances, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts John Dement, blended the rich comic style of Italian comic theatre with the fairy tale exploits of everyone’s favorite puppet-brought-to-life, Pinocchio.

Learning and Leading Fall Festival

October 5, 2021

ETBU serves Marshall Community through fall festivals

East Texas Baptist University’s Learning and Leading classes hosted Fall Festivals for five of Marshall ISD’s elementary schools, including David Crockett Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary, William B. Travis Elementary, Price T. Young Elementary, and Marshall Early Childhood Center School on Monday, October 4 to serve elementary students and their families.

Two ETBU seniors recognized for Christian servant leadership

October 4, 2021

Two ETBU seniors recognized for Christian servant leadership

East Texas Baptist University junior Leah Akridge from Lufkin, Texas, and senior Christian Phillips from Murphy, Texas, were honored on October 4 with the Bob and Gayle Riley Servant Leadership Award for consistently displaying Christian servant leadership on campus and in the community. ETBU President Emeritus Dr. Bob Riley and his wife, Gayle, took part in the ceremony and presented the honorees with a miniature replication of the “Divine Servant” statue, created by Max Greiner, which can also be found on campus at the entrance to the Rogers Spiritual Life Center.