Baptist Standard Editor Marv Knox has been named the fourth recipient of the Greg Warner Lifetime Achievement Award in Religious Journalism by directors of Baptist News Global, an organization formed last year in a merger of Virginia’s Religious Herald and Associated Baptist Press. Knox will be honored at the Friends of BNG Dinner June 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, held in conjunction with the 2015 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly. A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Knox joined Baptist Standard Publishing as associate editor in December 1995 before being named editor effective January 1999. He previously served as editor of the Western Recorder, the Baptist paper of Kentucky, from 1990 to 1995. Before that, he was an editor at Baptist Press, associate editor of the Baptist Message of Louisiana, director of news and information at Southern Seminary, assistant news director of the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board and staff writer for the Abilene Reporter News. The award established in 2009 recognizes courage and integrity in reporting important issues related to matters of faith and writing and reporting that consistently reflect the highest standards of journalism. Previous recipients are former ABP Executive Editor Greg Warner, who accepted the inaugural award in 2009; R.G. Puckett, retired editor of the Biblical Recorder and past chairman of the ABP board, who received the award in 2011; and Toby Druin, Knox’s predecessor at the Baptist Standard, who was honored in 2012.
DBU seeking applications for president. Trustees of Dallas Baptist University are accepting applications for president of the university. They seek a visionary Christian leader with a deep and mature Christian faith and strong executive management experience, preferably in Christian higher education with an emphasis on academic growth. The trustees expect the applicant to have the ability to promote academic excellence and spiritual growth at the same time. The president reports to the 40-member board of trustees who expect him to be the spiritual leader of the campus community and a servant leader who guides faculty, administrators and staff in all aspects of DBU’s programs and activities. In addition, the president is engaged actively in fund-raising, continuing relationships with alumna, increasing student enrollment and continuing to build DBU’s reputation. For detailed information about the qualifications, as well as the recommendation and application process, click here. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than July 15. Requests or nominations can be sent to Gayla Crain, chair of the search committee at email@example.com or mailed to Gayla Crain, Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C., 1601 Elm St., Suite 4600, Dallas 75201. Mark envelopes as “confidential.”
UMHB offers doctorate for nurse practitioners. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will launch a doctoral program in nursing practice this fall. The program received accreditation approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, making official the university’s plan to add a doctorate to its nursing education program. The doctor of nursing practice curriculum will prepare students to become advanced practice nurses and nurse administrators. The program will help nurses build on knowledge they gained in a master’s degree program by providing education in data analysis, quality improvement and systems leadership, as well as other key areas, such as ethics, health policy and the economics of healthcare practice management. The doctoral program will be offered in a hybrid format, in which students attend classes on campus one weekend each month, with additional interaction via the Internet during the weeks in-between.