Texas Tidbits: DBU music program reaccredited

Stephen Holcomb directs Dallas Baptist University’s Grand Chorus and Chorale for a concert in 2014. (DBU Photo)

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The National Association of Schools of Music granted reaccreditation to Dallas Baptist University’s music department. The reaffirmation followed a four-year study and involved a reaccreditation committee that included members of the faculty and staff, as well as music alumni. The committee examined the state of DBU’s programs, facilities, faculty, equipment, students, degrees and graduates, while also providing strategic planning, goals and objectives.  The final document was presented to the association, who sent an on-site committee to review the study and the school. The agency commended DBU for its “extraordinary efforts” to demonstrate the commitment to quality and excellence in the music department.

Baylor professor to evaluate Ohio fatherhood program. Young-Il Kim, research assistant professor at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, has received a $100,000 grant from the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network to evaluate a program for fathers in nine Ohio cities. Researchers will evaluate the effectiveness of an education program by analyzing changes in the quality and quantity of father-child relationships after an experimental group of fathers attend a 20-hour training regimen.


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