Around the State: DBU doctoral students visit Oxford; BUA schedules grand opening

A group of doctoral students from Dallas Baptist University journeyed to Oxford, England, in June for the annual Oxford Institute with the Gary Cook School of Leadership. (Photo by Jonathan Fechner)

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DBU Oxford 200Dallas Baptist University sent 15 doctoral students to Oxford, England, in June for the annual Oxford Institute through the Gary Cook School of Leadership. As a part of the leadership studies program, participants looked at globalization and the future of leadership, particularly in the areas of power, geopolitics and cultural intelligence. DBU President Adam Wright, Vice President Blake Killingsworth, professor of English Mary Nelson and Ozzie Ingram, director of the doctoral program in educational leadership, led the group. They met with David Coffey, former head of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and former president of the Baptist World Alliance, who talked to them about global Christian leadership and peacemaking.

The grand opening for Baptist University of the Américas’ Baugh Building at 7338 Barlite Blvd. in San Antonio will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 2. Following a brief ceremony, BUA will offer tours of the new facility until 2 p.m. The 69-year-old university on San Antonio’s Southside has moved from eight outdated buildings off Interstate 35, where it has been located since 1965, to what had been a foreclosed medical office building. Built in 2006, the remodeled Baugh Building includes a student union, classrooms, offices, a library and a chapel. BUA will use the building while raising funds to build a larger campus on 66 acres the school owns on the other side of I-35.

The Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board will sponsor a free luncheon for pastors, ministerial students and other church leaders to introduce the 2017 Send Conference, May 19-20 in Dallas. The luncheon will be at 12 noon Sept. 26 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. To register, click here.

 


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