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Apr
6
2017
Dr. Timothy O’Connor, professor of philosophy at Indiana University, will join the Baylor faculty in the fall of 2017 as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. His chief academic interests include metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion.
Nov
28
2016
Three Baylor University students were selected as Outstanding Delegates during the 2016 American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago.
Nov
17
2016
Yoshiko Fujii Gaines, full-time lecturer in Japanese at Baylor University, has been honored by the Texas Foreign Language Association as Japanese Teacher of the Year for 2016.
Apr
20
2016
Baylor student Chase Gottlich, a junior University Scholar major from Ormond Beach, Fla. will use a prestigious Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania, Africa.
Mar
18
2016
Baylor students taking part in Japanese language competition across Texas are taking top honors, with senior Sean Nixon winning first place at the state meet.
Jan
27
2016
Baylor students represented the countries of China, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and Vietnam at the second annual Texas Model United Nations conference held recently in Austin.
Dec
14
2015
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, considered the world's first modern novel, is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. The epic story that follows the exploits of Don Quixote and his squire, Sancho Panza, is one of the all-time favorites of Baylor Spanish professor Paul Larson. For those who want to read the book for the first time -- or read it again after many years away -- Dr. Larson says he believes setting aside time for this comic masterpiece will be well worth it.
Dec
8
2015
Dr. Heidi L. Bostic, chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the new Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.
Dec
2
2015
Baylor University’s Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated 26 new members during a ceremony on Dec. 1, including honorary member Dr. William H. Bellinger, chair and professor of religion and The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair in Bible.
Nov
19
2015
The late Ann Miller was one of Baylor's first two Master Teachers, and her influence has led to countless Baylor students nurturing a love of literature and poetry. The latest issue of Baylor Arts & Sciences magazine takes a fond look back at Miller's life and enduring legacy.
Nov
12
2015
During his more than 30 years teaching at Baylor, Dr. James Vardaman gave countless students a love for history and introduced many of them to the wonders and pleasures of world travel. In an article in the latest issue of Baylor Arts & Sciences magazine, Dr. Vardaman talks about his path to Baylor, his undiminished love of reading, and how the relationships he fostered with his students remain one of his most treasured legacies.
Nov
10
2015
Baylor Arts & Sciences alumna Joanna Gaines has transformed herself from a Baylor communication student into a television star on HGTV's "Fixer Upper."
Jun
17
2015
WACO, Texas (June 17, 2015) – Baylor Theatre will present two productions this summer: “Tigers Be Still,” which will run June 18-21, and “Crimes of the Heart,” which will run June 25-28. Both will be staged in Theatre 11 at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
Jun
3
2015
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Chris Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and chair of the film and digital media department in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the challenges for original storytelling and the future of the film industry.
Jun
3
2015
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, said Audie Murphy -- movie star and decorated hero of World War II -- displayed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) long before it was understood.
Apr
28
2015
At the 16th annual Baylor Black Glasses Film Festival, held April 27 at the Waco Hippodrome, Brynn Sankey's film "Stray" won Best Picture while Cory Ewing and Emily Durkin's "The Track Jacket" won the Audience Award
Oct
14
2013
Homecoming Week is upon us! More than 100 years ago, Baylor held the first collegiate homecoming in the nation, and that tradition continues this weekend. The festivities begin in earnest Thursday night with Freshman Mass Meeting and the first of four Pigskin Revue performances, followed Friday night by Reunion Class events, the Bonfire and Extravaganza. Saturday opens …
May
3
2013
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Baylor University alumnus Randall Fowler of Abilene, Texas, is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Fowler received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2013-2014 academic year teaching English in Jordan.
Apr
20
2012
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2012) - Every spring since 1994, Baylor University's graduating class has selected one outstanding Baylor professor, and this year's star is Blair Browning, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication studies.
Sep
14
2011
In a move designed to better reflect academic offerings and changes in the profession, the Department of Journalism and Media Arts in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences has officially become the Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media.
Aug
30
2011
Baylor University's division of film and digital media will host a showing of the 2010 documentary "Echotone" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in Room 101 of Castellaw Communications Center on the Baylor campus.
Aug
27
2011
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- For 42 years, during the long rule of Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan government barely even existed: state institutions had little power, the military was kept purposefully weak, tribal divisions were magnified....
Aug
26
2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, Aug. 25, 2011
Large-scale images in works by a pioneering graphic designer from Utah and a Fort Worth painter who magnifies miniature household objects go on display at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art. (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED TO READ FULL TEXT)
Aug
25
2011
Dr. James Nogalski, professor and director of graduate studies in religion at Baylor University, is quoted about a new translation of the Bible.
Aug
25
2011
Dr. James Nogalski, professor and director of graduate studies in religion, Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted about a new translation of the Bible.
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