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First-Gen

Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Current Issue, Featured thumbs, Features, Slideshow, Winter 2017 | Comments Off on First-Gen

First-Gen

Program supports  first-generation students in their efforts to graduate:   Last fall, 35% of the incoming freshmen at UMHB were first-generation college students. Statistics show that if first-generation students attain bachelor’s degrees, they earn comparable salaries and are employed in similar occupations as their non-first-generation peers, yet three out of five first-generation college students do not complete a degree or credential in six years. For this reason, UMHB is taking steps to meet the needs of more first-generation...

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UMHB A to Z

Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Fall 2016, Fall 2016, Featured thumbs, Features, Slideshow | Comments Off on UMHB A to Z

UMHB A to Z

What makes UMHB special? A is for Athletics –Crusader Athletics boasts impressive teams in football, baseball, softball, and volleyball, as well as in men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, golf, and soccer. As for Cru football, since joining the NCAA Division III in 1998, the program has established an exciting reputation, winning 9 conference championships in the past 14 years. Go Cru! B is for Belton – Small-town charm meets big-city conveniences in Belton. Residents are particularly proud of its historic downtown and commitment to...

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Betty Sue Craven Beebe ’61 receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Fall 2016, Fall 2016, Profiles, Slideshow | Comments Off on Betty Sue Craven Beebe ’61 receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Betty Sue Craven Beebe ’61 receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Betty Sue Craven Beebe ’61 was named the 2016 Distinguished Alumna in April by the UMHB Alumni Association. The award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professions, vocations, or communities, and whose achievements have brought credit and honor to Mary Hardin-Baylor. Betty Sue received her bachelor’s degree in home economics from UMHB, and she holds a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She returned to UMHB in 1981 to serve as Director of Alumni Relations for 21 years. In 2002,...

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Inquiring Minds

Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Fall 2016, Fall 2016, Featured thumbs, Features, Slideshow | Comments Off on Inquiring Minds

Inquiring Minds

A unique course prepares students for scientific evaluation and for life. In an age of information overload, it often seems impossible to know what to believe. From gluten to vaccinations, media outlets abound with proponents and opponents weighing in from a multitude of perspectives. The consumer is left adrift to distinguish the proven claims from the hot air. A topic that is no stranger to this type of rhetoric is climate change, and a newly-developed course at UMHB addresses just that: how does one know what to believe? In 2008, a faculty...

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UMHB baseball recognized for achievements on and off the field

Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Campus News, Fall 2016, Fall 2016, Featured thumbs, Recent News, Slideshow | Comments Off on UMHB baseball recognized for achievements on and off the field

UMHB baseball recognized for achievements on and off the field

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor baseball team was honored with an inaugural American Baseball Coaches Association’s (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award. To be eligible for the honor, teams must maintain a 3.00 team grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The Cru carried a cumulative 3.34 GPA at the end of the 2016 season to qualify for the award. “We are extremely proud to recognize the academic accomplishments of so many of our member coaches’ programs this year,” said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz....

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UMHB nursing program ranked highly among Southwest schools

Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Campus News, Fall 2016, Fall 2016, Recent News, Slideshow | Comments Off on UMHB nursing program ranked highly among Southwest schools

UMHB nursing program ranked highly among Southwest schools

The Scott and White College of Nursing at UMHB was recognized as one of the most outstanding programs in the country in the 2016 rankings of Nursing Schools Almanac. The study collected data on over 3,200 nursing schools and campuses throughout the United States, and just 10% made the final list. UMHB ranked #34 in the Southwest region, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Programs were evaluated on three dimensions: the institution’s academic prestige and perceived value, the breadth and depth of nursing programs...

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Bridge opens new entrance to UMHB

Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Campus News, Fall 2016, Fall 2016, Recent News, Slideshow | Comments Off on Bridge opens new entrance to UMHB

Bridge opens new entrance to UMHB

Much of the work of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor involves connecting students with a wider, global community. On Tuesday, July 12, UMHB became more closely connected to nearby, local roadways, as the City of Belton celebrated the completion of the bridge connecting Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (formerly West Ninth Avenue) to Loop 121. The new bridge, which spans Nolan Creek, boasts sidewalks, bike lanes, and scenic lookouts. Additionally, the new Nolan Creek Nature Trail connects to the bridge. The area even features a new kayak entry...

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Annual mission trip takes students to England

Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Campus News, Fall 2016, Fall 2016, Slideshow | Comments Off on Annual mission trip takes students to England

Annual mission trip takes students to England

Each May for the past nine years, University Chaplain Dr. George Loutherback, has chaperoned groups of UMHB students on a mission trip to the Teeside area of Northern England. When asked why he remains committed to this travel-abroad opportunity, he says his reasons are simple. “Our goals are the same now as they were when we first started,” he said. “We want the next generation of students to be introduced to Jesus Christ as Lord—to share with them that Jesus is the way to God and the way to peace. We achieve this by going into...

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Campus comes alive rain or shine for record-breaking Welcome Week

Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Campus News, Fall 2016, Featured thumbs, Recent News, Slideshow | Comments Off on Campus comes alive rain or shine for record-breaking Welcome Week

Campus comes alive rain or shine for record-breaking Welcome Week

The rain poured, but it did not deter more than 350 faculty, staff, and students from assisting the largest fresh-man class ever on Move-in Day 2016. The campus community welcomed about 750 freshmen to campus, more than 30% of whom are first-generation college students. Student housing is almost 98% full, which means approximately 1900 students reside on campus. Along with student growth, the UMHB family continues to flourish with the addition of 62 new employees. The CRUniverse is expanding, and the excitement over growth was apparent...

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Mynatt named as interim provost as search for replacement begins

Posted by on July 28, 2016 in Campus News, Recent News, Summer 2016, Summer 2016 | Comments Off on Mynatt named as interim provost as search for replacement begins

Mynatt named as interim provost as search for replacement begins

                    Dr. Danny Mynatt, dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, took on additional duties June 1 when he assumed the position of interim provost & senior vice president for academic affairs. Mynatt joined the UMHB administration in 2011 as dean of the College of Humanities; when the college was united with the College of Science last year, he became dean of the combined entity. Mynatt’s new expansion of duties came in tandem with Dr. Steve Oldham’s stepping down...

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