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2015
Truett prof to succeed Garland as seminary dean

Truett prof to succeed Garland as seminary dean

Two months from today, Dr. Todd Still, BA ’88, will take office as the fifth dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. A member of Phi Beta Kappa while at Baylor, Still graduated in 1988 with a degree in Greek and sociology. After earning his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate …

Lead Gift from Longtime Benefactor Supports Purchase of New Building for Baylor Nursing School

Lead Gift from Longtime Benefactor Supports Purchase of New Building for Baylor Nursing School

WACO, Texas (April 1, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a lead gift by Louise “Lou” Herrington Ornelas of Tyler, Texas, that made possible the purchase of the Baptist General Convention of Texas building in Dallas for use as the new home for Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Baylor will begin plans to renovate the facility, to be named the Louise Herrington Nursing School Building, to house the outstanding academic programs and simulation training for which the School is nationally recognized.

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Mortenson as Dean of the School of Music

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Mortenson as Dean of the School of Music

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) — After an extensive national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., as the new dean of the School of Music at Baylor.

Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.

‘Violence-Free’ Zones Improve Behavior and Performance in Middle and High School Students, Baylor University Study Finds

‘Violence-Free’ Zones Improve Behavior and Performance in Middle and High School Students, Baylor University Study Finds

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2015) — A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Richmond, Virginia, according to findings of a new Baylor University case study.

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael McLendon, B.A. '91, as Dean of the School of Education

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael McLendon, B.A. '91, as Dean of the School of Education

WACO, Texas (March 19, 2015) – Following a nine-month national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as dean of Baylor’s School of Education.

Prominent Philosopher John Haldane Appointed to Hold Professorship in Baylor's Department of Philosophy

Prominent Philosopher John Haldane Appointed to Hold Professorship in Baylor's Department of Philosophy

WACO, Texas (March 19, 2015) — Baylor University has announced the appointment of philosopher and public intellectual John Haldane, Ph.D., currently professor of moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, as The J. Newton Rayzor, Sr., Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at Baylor University.

Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, authored by researchers from Baylor University, Texas A&M University and the University of California-Davis, examines the attitudes and preferences of white males toward black males by analyzing what affects the probability of choosing a black roommate at the U.S. Air Force Academy.