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  • SBU committee named for 'evaluations' of 'orthodoxy'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (6 days ago)

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    BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- Amid ongoing discussion of a former theology professor's firing at Southwest Baptist University and the board's exclusion of a trustee elected by the Missouri Baptist Convention, SBU has announced the members of a Peer Assessment Committee to conduct "evaluations regarding orthodoxy" at the university. Read More

  • SBU upholds prof's firing, affirms BF&M

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, January 24, 2019 (26 days ago)

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    BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- Trustees at Southwest Baptist University have affirmed both the firing of a former SBU theology professor and the trustee board's commitment to the Baptist Faith and Message.

    The board's actions were announced in a series of SBU news releases Jan. 22-24. The BF&M affirmation occurred during a Jan. 22 special called trustee meeting on SBU's Bolivar, Mo., campus. The professor's firing was affirmed prior to the meeting by a trustee ... Read More

  • SBU prof's firing, university's theology discussed

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, January 02, 2019 (one month ago)

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    BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- As a former Southwest Baptist University professor appeals his termination for allegedly accusing faculty colleagues of deviating from theological orthodoxy, the university has commissioned an "external peer assessment" to include "evaluations regarding orthodoxy" on the Bolivar, Mo., campus.

    In the month since SBU's Nov. 28 termination of Clint Bass, associate professor of theology, online discussion has included a petition calling for the university's administration and trustees to "exonerate" Bass. As of midday today (Jan. 2), the petition had garnered more than 1,300 signatures and was accompanied by letters supporting Bass from professors at two Southern Baptist Convention seminaries. Read More

  • SBU selects Eric A. Turner as 25th president

    by Missouri Pathway and SBU staff, posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (7 months ago)

    BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- Eric. A. Turner was unanimously selected the 25th president of Southwest Baptist University on July 20 in a special meeting of the SBU Board of Trustees.

    Turner of Pocahontas, Ark., will begin his duties as president-elect Aug. 6, and assume the presidency on Sept. 1.

    Turner, 46, is a current college president with a wide range of experiences and a strong calling for Christian higher education. He worked in fundraising, academics and accreditation at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Ark., for 17 years before becoming president of Black River Technical College (BRTC) in Pocahontas, Ark., in 2014. Read More

  • SBU expels two students in alleged off-campus crime

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (2 years ago)

    BOLIVAR, Mo. (BP) -- Southwest Baptist University (SBU) in Bolivar, Mo., has expelled two students allegedly involved in an assault at an off-campus group home unrelated to the university.

    Viavia Manuma, 24, was charged Feb. 1 with one count of child abuse and two counts of first-degree assault in the incident said to have occurred in July 2016 at Home Court Advantage Inc., a residential treatment facility for children, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Henry Epenesa, 21, was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with two counts of assault and one count of child abuse, The Missouri Pathway reported. Both men were SBU football players. Read More