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ETBU community assembles for prayer during annual See You at the Pole

September 24, 2020

ETBU community assembles for prayer during annual See You at the Pole

East Texas Baptist University students, faculty, and staff gathered in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 23, for the annual See You at the Pole event, a global day of student-led prayer. The tradition that started in 1990 at a high school in Burleson, Texas, has since grown to see upwards of three million students in the United States and over 20 countries gather to pray at their school’s flagpole.

East Texas Baptist University holds All-American Labor Day Celebration on the Hill

September 9, 2020

East Texas Baptist University holds All-American Labor Day Celebration on the Hill

In celebration of America’s hardworking people, East Texas Baptist University hosted Labor Day weekend events for ETBU students. A series of exciting and engaging student-life activities such as a concert from Curtis Grimes, fireworks, a barbeque lunch, and intramural activities provided students with additional options to safely fellowship with their peers, while remaining on campus during the holiday.

ETBU celebrates record student enrollment despite COVID-19 crisis

August 26, 2020

ETBU celebrates record student enrollment despite COVID-19 crisis

Despite the uncertainties of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, East Texas Baptist University is celebrating its highest recorded student enrollment in the University’s 108-year history with 1,714 total students, reflecting an 8% increase over Fall 2019, and an 84% undergraduate retention rate (3% higher than the five-year average). The total graduate enrollment exhibits the highest graduate enrollment in University history, up by 22% from last year.

The Fall 2020 semester brings exciting student life back to the Hill

August 21, 2020

The Fall 2020 semester brings exciting student life back to the Hill

On-campus student life is in full swing as East Texas Baptist University begins the 2020-2021 academic school year. The year kicked off with almost 400 students enrolled in the August Mini-Terms, which allow completion of the equivalent semester-long courses in one-week and two-week class offerings. Fall semester classes began on Monday, August 17. This fall on-campus student experience was eagerly anticipated, as students attended classes online since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.