WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced that Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., inaugural dean of the Baylor School of Social Work, will be stepping down from her administrative post effective June 1.
Yes, the No. 1 movie villain of all time is the brainchild of a Baylor grad. It’s been nearly 25 years since Dr. Hannibal Lecter was introduced to moviegoers in The Silence of the Lambs, yet Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of Lecter in the 1991 film continues to frighten and fascinate viewers today. Lecter was first […]
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.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” – Colossians 3:23 Faculty and staff at Baylor University really take this verse to heart. At the 2015 Service Recognition Ceremony last month, the university recognized three Bears in particular who have dedicated the majority of their lives – nearly 50 years each […]
April 20, 2015 Subscription required: In his book “Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination,” Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, discusses how conceptions of the afterlife permeate pop culture. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the department of English.)
April 17, 2015 A blog post by Laura Lee White, BS ’14, on the impact volunteering with Family Health Center (FHC) has had on both her life and the life of other Baylor students. White began volunteering as a pre-med undergrad student at Baylor and now is a member of the Community HealthCorps® program through which she counsels and educates patients living with diabetes on proper nutrition, exercise and medication management.
April 17, 2015 Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, who studies recidivism, recently visited Indianapolis and found a new approach to the program at RecycleForce operation, where ex-inmates take used electronic equipment and find raw materials to sell. Johnson says the program is entrepreneurial, with a great deal of mentoring and accountability. “It builds self-esteem . . .They’re earning an honest paycheck and getting some structure in their lives.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.
April 19, 2015 The April 5 Waco Tribune-Herald feature on the recovery and perseverance of Baylor freshman Megan Ritzi has been distributed by the Associated Press and picked up in hundreds of newspapers and media outlets around the country. RItzi — injured in a July 29 traffic accident — now is walking with a prosthesis and has resumed classes to pursue her dream of a music career. Ritzi, who plays clarinet, was in a coma after suffering a concussion, dislocated hip, numerous broken bones and a shattered pelvis. Rehabilitation is challenging and tedious, but “I’ve developed a very strong ideal of what God is,” Ritzi said. “There’s wasn’t an ‘oh darn, I have to overcome this’ moment. I was just doing this to try to get to where I want to be.”
I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said that there are three things certain in life: death, taxes, and Baylor tennis winning Big 12 titles. Both the Baylor men and women clinched 2015 conference championships this weekend. For head coach Matt Knoll’s men, it was their 13th regular season title in 16 years; for Joey Scrivano’s […]
Since the beginning, Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) has had two goals: to develop (and implement) plans to end hunger in Texas, and to create methods that can be reproduced elsewhere around the country. THI’s work has already made an impact. THI has gathered and trained more than 1,100 community-based organizations — churches, libraries, hospitals, schools, shelters, etc. — that are […]
Academics. Athleticism. Giving nature. Baylor students seem to have it all. This past March, it was their musical talents that took center stage, emanating from the Baylor campus and across the nation. Baylor trumpet students made history at the national level, becoming the first group to win the National Trumpet Competition (NTC) three times. An ensemble group […]
The cloudy skies threatened showers all day, but never carried through, giving the Baylor campus a surprisingly cool and enjoyable Diadeloso 2015. From zumba and a fun run (complete with paint and foam) in the morning, on through the traditional games and performances, all the way to the Nico & Vinz concert to close the night, the […]
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Mark Devanand Jonklaas, Ph.D., a senior lecturer in Baylor’s department of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, is the recipient of the 2015 Collins Outstanding Professor Award, which is an honor awarded by a vote of Baylor’s senior class each year.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Three Baylor University doctoral students - Brandon Martinez, V.H. Satheeshkumar and Logan Gage - received Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the Baylor University Graduate School, recognizing their exceptional scholarship, research and writing.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art will kick off its annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior exhibition with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The exhibition will run April 23–28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2015) — The Baylor New Venture Competition, hosted by the department of entrepreneurship in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, awarded more than $130,000 in cash and prizes to student teams pitching original business plans.