May 5, 2003
___ ETBU commencement May 10. East Texas Baptist University will conduct two spring graduation ceremonies in Rogers Spiritual Life Center May 10. The ceremonies will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
__ Liebig honored. Ernie Liebig of First Baptist Church in Tyler received a distinguished service award at the 2003 Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Roundtable April 22-24 at Ridgecrest, N.C. Liebig was one of five people receiving the national award, presented by the Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board. He was part of the original Texas Baptist Men disaster relief team, a dozen Royal Ambassador campcraft
instructors certified through the American Camping Association. He served on the first international Southern Baptist disaster response, when Texas Baptist Men offered relief to Honduras in the wake of Hurricane Fifi in 1974.
|MICKEY Caison (left) congratulates Ernie Liebig after he was honored at the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Roundtable.
___ History meeting at UMHB. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host the national Baptist History & Heritage Society annual meeting May 22-24. Topics and speakers include "Baptist Women on the Frontier," Rosalie Beck, Baylor University; "Frontiers of Baptist Thought," William Brackney, Baylor University; "Frontiers in Research in Texas Baptist History," Alan Lefever, Texas Baptist Historical Collection, Dallas; "Major William Evander Penn: Contributions to Texas Baptist Church Music," Mike Linder, North Central Texas College; "Baptist Women on the Frontier," Portia McKown, UMHB; "Maximum Christianity, Applied as Well as Advocated," Estelle Owens, Wayland Baptist University; "The History of First Baptist Church, Belton, Texas" J.A. Reynolds, UMHB; "Far Frontiers of Baptist Ethics," David Stricklin, Lyon College; "Influence on Texas Baptist Church Music," Tim Studstill, Baptist General Convention of Texas; "Baptist Chapel Car Ministry in the West," Norman and Wilma Taylor, Morristown, Ind.; "Barnette and Maston, We Need Them More Than Ever," Bill Tillman, Logsdon School of Theology; and "Baylor University and the Church Music/Christian Music Frontier," Terry York, Baylor University. For registration information, call (800) 966-2278 or visit www.baptisthistory.org.
___ UMHB receives grant. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has received a $50,000 grant from the Grogan Lord Foundation of Georgetown for the Ida Myrtle Roberts Manning Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship, which has reached a total endowment of more than $600,000. Sharon Lord Caskey of Georgetown established this scholarship in 1996 in memory of her grandmother.
___ White and Brooks to speak at HSU. Former Texas Gov. Mark White and Dick Brooks, retired chief executive officer of Central and Southwest Corp., will speak at Hardin-Simmons University's May 10 graduation exercises in Behrens Chapel. White will speak at the 10 a.m. program, and Brooks will address the candidates at 2 p.m. Both men are members of the university's 42-member board of trustees.
___ Logsdon gives awards. Four Hardin-Simmons University graduates have been honored by the Logsdon School of Theology. Distinguished Alumni Awards were given to Glen Schmucker, pastor of Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas and Chad Selph, pastor of First Baptist Church of Allen. James and Georgie Teel, who served 33 years as foreign missionaries, received the Jesse Fletcher Award for Distinguished Service in Missions. Vernon Davis, retiring dean of Logsdon, was named an honorary alumnus of the theology school by the faculty.
___ Leadership camps offered. Dallas Baptist University will offer its PaceSetters servant leader summer camps June 2-6 and June 9-13 on the Dallas campus. The camps provide training for high school students who want to impact their world as Christ-like servant leaders. Cost of each camp is $115, which includes meals, lodging, a T-shirt and a camp notebook. A $50 non-refundable deposit to Dallas Baptist University must be received by May 15. For more information, call (214) 333-5438 or visit www.dbu.edu/glowingheart.
____Correction: Last week's Standard listed drop-off locations for Iraqi food boxes. The address of Austin Baptist Association address was listed as 1016 East 38 St. The correct address is 1016 East 38 1/2 St.
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