Wherefore art thou, art enthusiasts?

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Stacy Kuropata, a first year Master of Fine Arts student at the University, strives to incorporate the affects of memory on childhood cognitance into her artwork. From the moment she started creating various art as a little girl, Kim Cypert knew without a doubt that she wanted to continue to create art for the rest of her life.

Youngblood connects alumni, campus

Amy Youngblood has been busy acclimating to a new lifestyle here in Houston this past semester after accepting the position of the University’s new director of alumni relations and advancement in October 2012.

An avid lover of all sports, cooking and her beloved dog Daisey, Amy Youngblood has been busy acclimating to a new lifestyle here in Houston this past semester after accepting the position of the University’s new director of alumni relations and advancement in October 2012.

Spotlight: Student promotes campaign against abuse

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The trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand would cost $3200. Junior John LaChapelle knew that he would have to start fundraising. He started selling shirts in early October that read “Stop Traffic” to University friends and family members. By the end of the month, LaChapelle sold 71 shirts, adding up to $1065. Donations from various strangers, acquaintances and long lost friends allowed him to reach his goal. LaChapelle is now set to go to Thailand to help men, women and children who are trapped in human trafficking.

Snell works on US Senate campaign

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Junior Charles Snell, only a month after sending in his application, is now actively involved in Republican Ted Cruz’s 2012 run for U.S. Senator and reports directly to Cruz’s campaign manager.

Famed Christian apologist quietly begins teaching

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Dr. Jerry L. Walls, 56, began working at the University last fall after concluding a research fellowship at Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion and in December won the 2012 Christianity Today Book Award in the Apologetics/Evangelism category for “Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality,” an argument for the belief in God on the basis of morality which he co-wrote with Dr. David Baggett, professor of philosophy at Liberty University in Virginia.

Spotlight: Teaching classes while still a student

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This year, the University has 33 students who are student teaching in more than 14 different schools and school districts in the Greater Houston area this semester. The program has expanded this semester and features one of the highest number of student teachers in the last 15 years.