- January 25, 2017
- By Staff / Baptist Standard
More than 30 Texas Baptist Men volunteers continue to provide disaster relief for Panhandle residents affected by an ice storm. After completing work in Miami, northeast of Pampa, the crews moved to Perryton. Four chainsaw crews, two heavy equipment crews and volunteers operating a mobile shower/laundry unit are working from First Baptist Church in Perryton. As of Jan. 25, volunteers have completed more than 80 chainsaw assignments and 64 debris removal jobs, washed about 70 loads of laundry, provided access to nearly 130 showers and distributed 45 Bibles. Heavy equipment operators have logged 66 hours in the field, and TBM workers have donated 175 volunteer days.
Christian Universities Online ranked Dallas Baptist University No. 1 on its list of the 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities. The website noted campus landscaping and colonial architecture as two areas that contributed to DBU’s first place position. Three other Texas Baptist schools also made the Top 50 listing—Houston Baptist University at No. 31, Hardin-Simmons University at No. 49 and East Texas Baptist University at No. 50.
Effective in the fall, students in the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor pre-engineering program no longer will have to transfer to another university to complete an undergraduate engineering degree. Engineering majors will be able to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from UMHB. The new program will include coursework in mathematics and physics, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering. Upon completion, graduates may certify in general engineering or may choose to test in the more specialized areas of mechanical or electrical engineering.