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Around the State: ETBU teacher a Fulbright Scholar

Cassie Falke, associate professor of English at East Texas Baptist University, has been cassandra falke130Cassandra Falkenamed a Fulbright Scholar and will spend the next year in Norway, teaching and doing research. The program sends 800 scholars and professionals abroad each year to more than 150 countries, but only about a dozen are from smaller universities.

Buckner Children and Family Services will hold a free foster care and adoption information meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the ministry’s offices at 5200 Buckner Boulevard in Dallas. A Buckner representative will present information on foster care and adoption options in Texas, and international adoption also will be discussed. For more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

O.D. Hall Jr. received the Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies’ Exemplary Leadership in Church Music Award. He has been a minister of music, manager of music promotion for Lexicon Music, owner/director of MusiCalifornia, and composer and arranger of church music. The award is given annually to a graduate of Baylor University who has contributed significantly to church music ministry.

Dallas Baptist University honored First Baptist Church in West and Gospel for Muslims during the school’s annual community partners appreciation luncheon. Both were recognized for their contributions to the service-learning program at DBU.


Daniel Ortner to the ministry at First Baptist Church in Bremond.

Guilherme Almeida to the ministry at Central Baptist Church in Italy.

Dwain White and Albert Herrera as deacons at First Baptist Church in Lexington.


Tyland Baptist Church, Tyler; Aug. 11-14; evangelist, Buddy Duggins; music, Mark Fried; pastor, David Mahfood.

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