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Skinkle named new provost at SBU

Southwest Baptist University has selected Lee Skinkle, Ph.D., as its next provost, effective June 1. As provost, Skinkle will be the university's chief academic officer, providing visionary leadership and direction for all academic areas.

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SBU to host faculty and guest artist chamber recital

The Southwest Baptist University Department of Music will present a chamber music recital featuring SBU faculty and guest artists at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in Meyer Recital Hall in the Casebolt Music Center.

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C. Pat Run 5K is April 16; community welcome

The Southwest Baptist University Student Association is hosting the fourth annual C. Pat Run 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 23. The race begins and ends on the SBU campus.

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SBU reaccredited by Higher Learning Commission

Southwest Baptist University was approved for continued accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the University's regional accrediting body, March 21.

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Ten SBU CIS students qualify for PBL nationals

Ten students in Southwest Baptist University's Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) Department prequalified from state-level competitions to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference taking place June 24-27 in Atlanta, Ga. SBU and University of Missouri had more students qualify for the national competition than any other Missouri universities.

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Legacy of SBU's First Lady, Judy Taylor, celebrated

About 1,000 students, alumni, staff and friends of SBU gathered March 30 in SBU's Mabee Chapel to honor the life of Judy Taylor, wife of SBU President Dr. C. Pat Taylor. Together, they are the longest-serving president and first lady in the University's 138-year history. She passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Bolivar, leaving behind a legacy of dedicated service to the kingdom and the University.

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SBU to host guest theatre speaker

The Southwest Baptist University Theatre program will host guest speaker Dr. Henry Bial, director of the School of the Arts and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, in room 240 in the Jester Learning and Performance Center on the SBU campus.

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SBU to close campuses Wednesday afternoon in honor of Judy Taylor

In honor of Judy Taylor and her significant influence to the Southwest Baptist University community, the university is closing at noon Wednesday, March 30, so that employees and students can attend Mrs. Taylor's celebration of life service. She is the wife of SBU's President, Dr. C. Pat Taylor.

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