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SBU mourns the passing of former First Lady Joann Spurgeon

The Southwest Baptist University family mourns the passing of former SBU First Lady Joann Spurgeon, wife of Harlan E. Spurgeon, who served as SBU President from 1979-1983. Joann passed away Aug. 7 in Ozark at the age of 90.

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SBU welcomes new faculty for 2021-2022 academic year

Southwest Baptist University is pleased to announce several new faculty members for the 2021-2022 academic year. SBU's faculty is integral in the University's mission to be a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society.

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Baseball star Burrell joins SBU Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Now a member of the 2021 SBU Athletics Hall of Fame class, Jack Burrell was a hard-throwing right-hander who was a starting pitcher for the Bearcats for three seasons. An injury sent him to the bullpen, moving him into a relief role his senior season.

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Southwest Baptist University named a College of Distinction in 2021-22 cohort

Southwest Baptist University has been recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction, a one-of-a-kind guide for college-bound students. As an institution whose primary goals are based on student success and satisfaction, SBU claims its honor as one of the renowned Colleges of Distinction.

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Carillon playing again at SBU

A fundraising effort has Spurgeon Carillon playing once again on Southwest Baptist University's Bolivar campus.

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SBU presented with GLVC's 2020-21 James R. Spalding Overall Sportsmanship Award

Southwest Baptist University was named the 2020-21 recipient of the Great Lakes Valley Conference's James R. Spalding Overall Sportsmanship Award for the first time after just two years as a full-time member of the conference.

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Finley, Ridenour named Rex Brown Award recipients

Southwest Baptist University Track and Field athletes Trenton Finley '20 and MeLeah Ridenour '21 have been named the Rex Brown Award recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Taking Flight

The first pre-licensure BSN cohort to graduate from the Bolivar campus takes their skills into the real world.

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