- Lubbock Christian University
In 1954 the State of Texas approved the operation of a private educational institution for students from kindergarten through college. An elementary school was established that year, and a junior college was added in 1957.
F. W. Mattoxwas the founding president. Accreditation as a senior college came in 1972. Advancement to university status came in the fall of 1987. Presidents who have led Lubbock Christian University are F. W. Mattox(1957-1974), W. Joe Hacker (1974-1976), Harvie Pruitt (1976-1982), Steven S. Lemley (1982-1993), and L. Ken Jones (current president, appointed in 1993).
The Katie Rogers Hall serves as a women's dormitory. It can house nearly 250 women. It was built in the 1960s and underwent a major renovation in 1999. The Katie Rogers Courtyard houses 48 upperclass women with private bedrooms and semi-private bathrooms.
Johnson Hall is the men's dormitory and can house nearly 200 men. The Mabee Living Center has capacity to house 48 upperclassmen. Residents have private bedrooms and semi-private bathroom. The university also offers university apartments for upperclassmen, married students with no children, and graduate students. Apartments are located on the west and east sides of campus.
The Mabee Student Life Building (or SUB) has games rooms, pool tables, the post office, student affairs office, student government office, the campus bookstore, and a snack bar.
Built in 1961, the Betty Hancock Campus Center once served as the university's cafeteria. A newer, more contemporary cafeteria, known as "the Caf," has since been added. A parlor is also available for receptions.
The McDonald Moody auditorium has a
seating capacityof 1166 and serves as the venue for daily chapel assemblies. The Allison Music center is adjacent to the Moody auditorium. The center has rehearsal halls for bands and choruses, 12 practice rooms, and also houses the music professors' offices.
The Field House serves as the athletic center. The building has an indoor oval running track, volleyball, basketball, and badminton courts. The department of Kinesiology has its offices there.This building is currently under renovation.
The Mabee American Heritage Center houses the department of Humanities as well as the Cardwell Lecture Hall and administrative offices. Other administrative offices are housed in
F. W. MattoxAdministrative Building. Built in 1958, the Mattox Administrative building was the first permanent brick structure on campus. The 2nd floor of the building contains the offices of the department of Business.
The Mabee Science Laboratory, built in 1970, houses the department of Natural and Physical Sciences. The building also contains laboratories and equipment rooms.
The Associate Behavioral Science Building was built in 1967 and houses the Department of Behavioral Sciences which include psychology, sociology, and social work. The building also houses the counseling center.
The department of Natural Sciences is located in the Cook Agricultural Environmental Building.
The Maddox-Pugh Educational Center houses the department of Education, a computer lab, several classrooms, and the West Texas Core Knowledge Center.
The Art Building contains classrooms for painting, drawing, and design. The archeology center is also housed there.
The C.L. Kay Christian Development Center houses the Bible department It was built in 1974.
The Center for Academic Achievement was completed in 2007 and houses the Comm/Fine Arts and Mathematics departments. The Center for Student Success is also located in this facility.
Opened in 1994, the Mabee Nursing and Math Center is one of the newest buildings on campus. It has a lab for the nursing programs and multipurpose classrooms for the nursing and math departments.
The Griffin Center (aka "The Rip") houses the university's intercollegiate athletic teams. It can seat up to 1,925 with an additional 565 when floor seating is utilized.
The university is not affiliated with national fraternities and sororities in the traditional sense. Lubbock Christian University has had gender-based "Social Clubs". The women's social clubs are Christliche Damen, Zeta Gamma, Kappa Phi Kappa, and Lambda Omega Alpha. The men's social clubs are Kyodai, Alpha Chi Delta, and Koinonia. There is actually one fraternity on campus that has chapters at other Christian schools. Sub T-16 Men's Fraternity which was founded on the campus by F. W. Mattox, who also served as the first president of Lubbock Chrisitan.The university is also affiliated with several professional organizations including
Reserve Officer Training Corps(ROTC), Students in Free Enterprise, and the Student Education Association.
The university's online newspaper is the "DusterToday" [http://www.lcu.edu/lcu/duster] .
LCU also has an "
a cappella" ensemble called Best Friends. They tour across the country and record studio albums. Several of their alumni have gone on to work for The Acappella Company, an established member of the "a cappella" community.
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