About Dallas Baptist University

At DBU, we believe in creating opportunities for your future while you find your place in the world. At our Dallas campus, you’ll find engaging classes, supportive staff, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself and network with diverse people. We want you to feel at home on campus while bridging the gap between your culture and ours.
- Randy Byers,
Executive Director of
International Programs

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fine Arts at DBU



     DBU’s College of Fine Arts provides many opportunities for students, families, and people from the community to get involved in its programs. Below are some of the events that have already taken place this semester and others that are coming up soon! Also, check out the awesome performance that took place this year! Make sure to mark the upcoming events on your calendar, so you don’t miss out on these neat experiences!

      Our Annual DBU Art & Graphic Design Show, is set for Thursday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., featuring the artwork of DBU visual art and graphic design majors, art and graphic design faculty, and other DBU faculty and staff.  The art show will take place in the Hillcrest Great Hall of the Mahler Student Center.   A meet-the-artist reception is planned from 4:00-6:00 p.m. with refreshments.  There is no charge for admission.  The entire DBU family is invited and encouraged to attend.  Plan to come by and support our visual art and graphic design departments. 

Choral Music Events:  These events feature our DBU choirs and ensembles. 
-           Tuesday, April 22, The University Chorale spring concert, entitled “In the English Manner” celebrating the contributions of English choral composers from the Renaissance to the 21st century, in the Sanctuary of Pilgrim Chapel, at 7:30 p.m. 
 -           Monday, May 5, our Legacy spring concert, presenting An Evening of Worship with special guest saxophonist, Nathan Woodward, performing a variety of contemporary Christian, gospel, and traditional vocal classics in the Hillcrest Great Hall in the Mahler Student Center at 7:30 p.m.   There is no charge for this concert.  Please note the date change of this concert event which was previously scheduled for April 24. 

     We invite and encourage you to attend these events in support of our Fine Arts students and faculty.   For more information please call the College of Fine Arts at 214.333.5316.  We hope to see you at one or more of these upcoming events!
 
     If you are interested in learning more about the Fine Arts programs (music, art, etc), click HERE.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

All about Easter



What is Easter?

      Easter is celebrated greatly by many people, especially Christians, in the U.S.

     Easter is a time to remember some important parts of Jesus’ last days on Earth. Here are the days that are set apart for this purpose:

Palm Sunday – this day, which was on Sunday, April 12th  this year, is a week before Easter Sunday,  and is to remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem before his death.

Good Friday – It is on Friday, April 18th this year, and it is a day to remember the death of Jesus on the cross for the sins of this world.

Easter Sunday – It is on Sunday, April 20th this year, and it is a day to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus and his triumph over death.

     This holiday is very special to Christians because we believe that through Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection, he paid the full penalty for our sins, giving us the free gift of eternal life to those who believe in him. 

     DBU invites all students to join the DBU family at a special worship on Easter Eve at the Pilgrim Chapel on Saturday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m, and to the free Easter dinner at the International Center! Dinner is provided only to those who attend the Easter Eve Service.

     Please see the flyer below for detailed information about the International Center open hours over Easter weekend, and information on the dinner.
 
“For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:6-8


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lessons in Leadership - Trip to D.C.

     Over spring break, DBU students were given the unique educational experience to travel to Washington D.C. to learn about leadership in a real, hands-on way.

“…[DBU] students were exposed to important sites in Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Charlottesville, Virginia. Students were provided the opportunity to study leadership and power through an examination of the lives of America’s founding fathers.”  
 “Some of the notable sites which were visited include the White House, the Capitol building, Supreme Court building, and the Library of Congress… In several of the sites, students were afforded the opportunity to visit with national leaders and elected officials.…”

To read more about this unique educational experience offered to DBU students, click HERE


Thursday, April 10, 2014

What is a Certificate Program?



      Dallas Baptist University has opened a new Certificate program called “Business as Mission”

     The Certificate programs are for students who may have an Undergraduate or Graduate degree already, but just need a specific set of skills that can be completed in short time. Business as Mission will teach students how to incorporate business and missions together.

     Dr. Ross O’Brien, who is the Director of Center for Business as Missions, describes about the Business as Missions Certificate program more in detail as the following: 
     “As many people know, the mission of DBU involves integrating our faith in all that we do. It’s natural, then, that our business students would seek to integrate their faith with their work in the business world. The certificate in BAM provides students with an introduction to the study and practice of business as mission. Students will combine classroom study in missions, business as mission and social entrepreneurship as well as one course involving hands-on experience in an international location”.  


     If you are interested in this Certificate program, then please contact Dr. Ross O’Brien and his office at 214-333-5399214-333-5399 for more information.

     Also, please see all the certificate programs that we provide here at DBU: http://www3.dbu.edu/certificates



Friday, April 4, 2014

How DBU Prepares You



     One thing that sets DBU apart from many universities is that DBU not only focuses on academics, but also on other aspects of each individual as well. We work hard to transform every student’s heart, mind, and soul. Christian-faith integrated classes help students to grow in faith, while growing academically. DBU provides many tools for students in order to grow in every area of their lives.  
      For example, DBU provides Symposiums throughout each semester. The symposium topics vary from business to philosophy, and are provided for the DBU students, faculty, and staff! For example, on February 21st, Alissa Wilkinson from King’s College in New York City and the Chief Film Critic at Christianity Today presented “The Good Watcher: A Theology of Movies with Special Reference to The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.”You can read more about the Symposiums HERE

     Another great tool for growth provided by DBU is Spring Revival.    
     Spring Revival is a time for DBU students to learn more about the Christian faith and grow spiritually.  The focus of this Spring Revival is on Matthew 5 with an emphasis on being the “Salt and Light” in today’s culture.  The goal is to encourage and edify our students into a deeper understanding of who we are called to be in such a changing and negative atmosphere.  

     The speaker will be Jarret Stephens, who is the pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church, and the worship leader will be Brett Younker, from Passion City Church.

     Please contact the BSM office at 214-333-5431 if you have any questions about Spring Revival!