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2012-13 Martian Yearbook available

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

The 2012-13 ETBU  yearbook, The Martian, now is available.

See the e-edition, here.

ETBU breaks ground on Centennial Hall

Friday, April 26th, 2013

etbu centennial hall groundbreaking 3Students, faculty, staff, trustees and friends of East Texas Baptist University gathered April 16 for the ceremonial groundbreaking for Centennial Hall. The 362 bed student living-learning community is scheduled to open August 2014 and will be located west of the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center.

“This is an exciting day at ETBU,” said Dr. Dub Oliver, ETBU President. “Centennial Hall will meet a critical need for our campus. One of the defining characteristics of the ETBU experience is the close community we offer. That community is built on strong social interactions between and among students, faculty, and staff. Having a residence hall that facilitates such interaction will only serve to enhance and strengthen our students’ learning experience. This project, when it is completed, will help us more fully realize our mission.”

Read the full story and see a photo gallery, here.

Local Media Celebrates ETBU’s Community Impact

Friday, October 19th, 2012

It is reasonable to think we are excited about ETBU, about homecoming, about our Centennial Celebration this weekend.

Excited…more like REALLY EXCITED!!!!! And one of those things we are excited about is the impact that we as a University, and member of the Marshall community, and greater East Texas community, make upon this area – even the world.

That’s why when we read that the Marshall News-Messenger says things like, “Had we a bit more talent, perhaps we could adequately express in words the meaning of East Texas Baptist University to Harrison County and the city of Marshall,” we feel honored.

Or when we hear things like this from, “Even today, with students from the world over, ETBU is at heart an East Texas institution,” we feel grateful.

When it comes to accolades like these, we are quick to keep our perspective.  We have had great success as a University, through good times and bad, but we strive always to keep our focus on making an impact in the lives of our students, faculty, staff, and family, being a positive influence on the surrounding community, being a beacon of quality education, and being a light for Jesus Christ in this world, remembering that our boast is in the Lord Jesus. (Ps 34:2)

We are a Tiger Family so proud of what the Lord has done on the Hill, and we are so very thankful for the kind words from these two sources, and for so many who have voiced kind words of congratulation to us! GO BLUE!

You can get the full story from the Marshall News-Messenger here and from here.

ETBU Celebrates 100 Years of Christian Education

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Celebrating 100 years of high-quality, Christian education on the Van Zandt Hill and around the country has been going on all year.  From fine arts events, to regional celebrations, to alumni gatherings, the Tiger Family has been singing the praises of 100 years of ETBU all over.

And today begins a weekend that will take that celebration to a whole new level!

Today, Friday, October 19th launches our Centennial Celebration and Homecoming weekend.  This weekend is jam-packed with events, reunions, meals, open houses, picnics, concerts, a bonfire, a parade, sporting events, a gala – all culminating in a celebration on ETBU’s most important day, October 22, its birthday. 100 years…can you believe it?!?!?

A lot can happen in 100 years.  A lot has happened in 100 years, and I can say this with certainty, that ETBU’s next 100 will be just as great – greater even – than its last.

I’d love to go back in time to that moment in 1912 when a dream became a reality and tell them how we’re doing. Here’s what  I would tell them:

– we are now a University with over 40 undergraduate and graduate degrees
– we have 36 beautiful buildings on campus, with a 37th slated to begin in months
– Marshall Hall stands as proud as ever, its Beacon shining brightly
– we are financially strong, educationally sound, and are still standing firmly in Christ Jesus
– and lastly, thank you, hoping I could put into words the impact this campus has had on thousands upon thousands of people.

It was a good vision, a courageous initiative, and, as 100 years have shown, ETBU was and is, a brilliant success.

What would you tell them? What impact has ETBU made on you? Tell us about it in the comment section below!

Come to the Hill this weekend and experience the Centennial and Homecoming Weekend at ETBU.

We are thankful for this University, grateful for those men and women who had a part in bringing a dream to live, and we are proud, so very proud, to be Tigers.


Find out everything you want to know about the Centennial Celebration at

You Have a Voice!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

We’re making a ton of improvements around campus, so we wanted to share one improvement we’re making to Tiger Pride!

A new feature to Tiger Pride is the ability to comment on each post!  To comment, go to the individual story by clicking on it’s title, then just type your comments in the form beneath the story and we’ll get an email informing us of your comment.  Once we approve it, its live!

Great things are happening at ETBU and it is a great time to be on the Hill!

The Bennett Student Commons is near completion, our Ornelas Student Center is entering it’s 2nd year of service to the campus, and there have been a ton of improvements, from new labs to remodeled rooms, new training facilities – we’ve even buried some power lines to help beautify our campus.

If you haven’t been around in a while, take a trip to Marshall and ETBU!

We are so proud of what’s been going on and we’re sure you will be too!


Do You Have Tiger Pride?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Do you know a Tiger who has landed a great job lately? Perhaps you know a person who has done well in their career or made a contribution to their field?

Do you know a Tiger who has gone out of their way to help another? Go on mission? Do something great at their local church?

Has a Tiger been elected to office or honored with an award?

Maybe you just want to tell how awesome a Tiger you know truly is.

All of these are EXCELLENT stories that we want to hear about!  Simply click the Post-It note at the top of the page and submit a Tale of Tiger Pride. If you have a photo, send it along too!  Maybe a video?  You can place the link in the comment box or email it to

So COME ON! Let’s hear those stories that make our hearts swell with Tiger Pride!

As always, thanks for reading, and GO BLUE!

Snow Day…Snow MONTH!!!

Friday, February 12th, 2010

So East Texas had a very unusual spring in that we had tons of snow on several different days.  On Friday, February 12, we had a massive snow storm (in Texas terms at least).  Naturally, classes were canceled because the roads were horrible.  All of the local news outlets were encouraging people to stay indoors unless driving is absolutely necessary.  So naturally I got in my Yukon and headed to ETBU to see the snow!  I recorded this video while driving around campus:

Students came out in huge numbers as well.  Students were doing everything from building snowmen to snowball fighting to sliding down the hill behind Mabee housing Complex.  A group of students (pictured below) even went to the football field and, using a wakeboard, began “snowboarding” down the hills!

To see more shots of students having fun on Snow Days click here!

In Texas, we do have a lot of fun in the sun, but this spring, we had a ton of fun in the SNOW!!  How about that Texas weather!?!

Though it would seem appropriate to say ‘Go White!’, we’ll just end this post with, Go Blue!!