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June 10, 2019

ETBU, Hawaii Baptist Academy partner to prepare Christian servant leaders

East Texas Baptist University broadened its reach through a Christian Education Partnership Agreement with Hawaii Baptist Academy (HBA). This agreement, signed at the HBA Stan Sagert High School campus in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, May 30 by ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn and HBA President Ron Shiira, ensures a smooth transition for HBA students to pursue a quality, Christian education at ETBU.

Tiger Baseball player Casey Combs joins the MLB

June 6, 2019

Tiger Baseball player Casey Combs joins MLB

For the third time in University history, an East Texas Baptist University Baseball player has been selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Joining the ranks of Tim Brown (1980, New York Mets) and Tyler Bates (2016, Los Angeles Angels), Casey Combs was picked as #801 in the twenty-seventh round by the Miami Marlins. Combs was the fourth NCAA Division III athlete chosen in the draft and only one of nine overall.

June 4, 2019

ETBU’s annual Hilltop University encourages senior adults

East Texas Baptist University held its annual Hilltop University on Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, May 31. The three-day spiritual retreat offered more than 170 boomers and senior adults the opportunity to experience life as an ETBU student on campus through the study of God’s Word, corporate worship, joyful entertainment, and fellowship with friends.

A group of 32 ETBU students, faculty, and staff visit the Western Wall of the Herodian Temple in the Old City of Jerusalem. The ETBU School of Christian Studies traveled to Israel as a part of the Global Study and Serve Program this May.

May 31, 2019

ETBU students follow Jesus’ footsteps in Israel

The East Texas Baptist University School of Christian Studies traveled to Israel as a part of the Global Study and Serve Program on Monday, May 13 through Saturday, May 25. Students earned credit for either Introduction to Old Testament, taught by Assistant Provost and Associate Professor of Religion and Leadership Emily Prevost, or Lands and Cities of Israel, taught by Dean of the School of Christian Studies John Harris. Led by ETBU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Thomas Sanders, the group of 32 students, faculty, and staff walked where Jesus walked.