Truett Seminary plans Austin extension campus. Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary will open an extension campus in Austin next January. Truett Seminary will sponsor an open house and information session for prospective students, Austin-area alumni, and church and community leaders from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the extension campus in Oak Creek Plaza, 3107 Oak Creek Dr. in Austin. Classes at the extension campus will begin Jan. 13, 2014, with a limited number of courses offered during the day on Mondays and on Tuesday evenings.
Stone named to post at HSU. After eight months as interim executive director of marketing and communications at Hardin-Simmons University, James Stone has been promoted to the newly created position of executive director of university relations. Stone served more than five years as the director of church relations, congregational relations and ministry placement for HSU and Logsdon Seminary. He and his wife, Meredith, Women in Ministry specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, have two daughters, Hallie and Kinsey. They are members of First Baptist Church in Abilene.
DBU receives $2 million for building. Dallas Baptist University received $2 million from Jim and Sally Nation, members of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, as the lead gift for construction of Nation Hall, which will house the Gary Cook School of Leadership. The 20,000-square-foot multipurpose facility located in the center of campus will house classrooms, meeting rooms, student reading areas and specialty academic libraries, as well as faculty and staff offices. Jim Nation is chairman of the DBU board of trustees, and Sally Nation is a former trustee and a past president of the DBU Women’s Auxiliary Board.