I Graduated. Now What?

You have graduated college! Maybe you just graduated college within the past weeks, or perhaps it has been a year, two or five. Life after college can be an adventure. New college graduates have the opportunity to enter into the professional world with zeal and often experience great refreshment. After studying most days, for at...
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Why Diversity Matters

Diversity — it’s a powerful word. While this concept may be defined differently by people, diversity in higher education has the potential to transform a generation, bringing together a wealth of culturally relevant and historically significant backgrounds for a greater purpose. For many of us, we can get stuck viewing the world from our own...
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Serving Jesus through Nursing

The church I attend on a regular basis has a mission statement; part of it is to know Jesus intimately, to serve Jesus passionately and to share Jesus globally.  The mission of the Scott and White College of Nursing at UMHB is to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment. It is my belief...
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Spring Break Travels 2018

One of the gifts of the academic calendar is the opportunity to be stewards of the “big breaks” for missional and academic experiences. I pray students will “tithe” the eleven breaks that come with a four-year degree, investing one of those breaks in a cross-cultural service/missions adventure. And many do so! Thanks be to God!...
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Christian Higher Education

I loved my college experience. I attended public institutions with strong academics. As a believer, I sought opportunities at school and in the community to grow in my faith, make Christian friends, and learn from caring mentors. Many of those people are still close friends today. I also had a few professors who presented ideas...
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Colorful Language

Perhaps the most important element of language style is the ability to use figures of speech in order to turn a memorable phrase. A figure of speech varies from the ordinary meaning of words to make a description unique, vivid, and memorable. While the following certainly is not an exhaustive list, here are seven figures...
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The Heart of Christian Higher Education

I am often asked, what distinguishes education at a Christian university from education at secular schools? Certainly, our faculty must be Christians and we have a set of community standards that reflect our faith commitment; our students are required to take Bible courses and attend chapel. But is there really anything different about the education...
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