Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Sep
16
2014

Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) — State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens’ political opinions compared to poor citizens’ opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can help curb this trend and promote more equal political representation, according to a Baylor University study.

Sep
12
2014

Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences Releases Long-Range Strategic Plan

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2014) – After two years of planning that included the active participation of its senior administration and deans, department chairs, faculty and staff, the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences today released a long-range strategic plan titled <i><a href=" http://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/index.php?id=865292 ">A&Spire: Acts of Determination in Support of Baylor University Pro Futuris.</a></i>

Sep
11
2014

Baylor Academy for Leader Development Welcomes African-American Women’s Literature Scholar Katherine Bassard

WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will welcome Katherine Bassard, Ph.D., chair of the department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Paul W. Powell Chapel.

Sep
10
2014

Memorial Carillon Recital to Be Held in Remembrance of Sept. 11

WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014) – As America commemorates the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital in remembrance of those who perished that day at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower.

Sep
9
2014

Baylor Rises to No. 71 in Latest U.S. News Rankings

WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2014) – In the latest rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Baylor University moved up to No. 71 among National Universities, achieving the University's best rating since U.S. News began ranking institutions beyond the top 50 in 2002. Baylor was ranked No. 75 by U.S. News in 2013.

Sep
9
2014

Master Teacher Call for Nominations

Master Teacher appointments were created to be the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching at Baylor University. The appointments are based on the profound impacts of faculty members in the classroom and on students’ lives as judged by the record of the faculty members’ achievements and the observations of the various nominators. Master Teacher appointments are honorary, Baylor lifetime appointments.

Sep
8
2014

Religious Youths Are Less Likely to Experiment with Drugs and Alcohol, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) — Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, according to a new study.

Sep
8
2014

Seminaries Do Very Little to Train Pastors How to Help Mentally Ill Congregants, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) — People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, according to a Baylor University study.

Sep
5
2014

Environmental Science Hosts Second-Annual Seminar Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2014) – Baylor University’s Environmental Science Department kicked off the fall semester with its second-annual seminar series, which began on Aug.26 and will end on Dec.2. From airborne steroids to marine ecosystems, the 15-week series offers a full-spectrum of topics presented by a variety of esteemed guest speakers from around the nation.

Sep
4
2014

Baylor Chapel Welcomes Fall Guests

WACO, Texas (Sept. 4, 2014) – Baylor University will continue its long-standing tradition of interesting chapel services this fall, with more than 13 noteworthy speakers, musicians, academics and missionaries visiting campus to share with students.

Sep
4
2014

Generous Gift from Silsbee Philanthropist Creates Charline Dauphin Pro Locker Room at Baylor’s Simpson Athletic and Academic Center

WACO, Texas (Sept. 4, 2014) – Baylor University announced today a $500,000 gift from Silsbee, Texas philanthropist Charline Dauphin that will create a space where Baylor’s NFL and pro players will “always have a home” when they come back to Baylor.

Sep
3
2014

Dawn of a New Day at Baylor

In vibrant images broadcast on national television to tens of millions of households across the globe, we flung “our green and gold afar.” Viewers beheld firsthand the spectacular beauty not only of McLane Stadium, but of our campus and community as well.

Aug
31
2014

Statue of Robert Griffin III Unveiled at Baylor’s McLane Stadium

WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2014) – Baylor University today officially unveiled a bronze statue of Robert Griffin III, winner of the 2011 Heisman Trophy, during a ceremony prior to the football team’s inaugural game in McLane Stadium against SMU.

Aug
29
2014

Baylor Closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) - In observance of Labor Day, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed and no classes will be held on Monday, Sept. 1.

Aug
29
2014

Baylor Psychology Professor Receives APA Mentoring Award

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014)--Wade C. Rowatt, Ph.D, professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded national mentoring award from the American Psychological Association. Rowatt was recognized for his contribution to the psychology of religion by mentoring individuals who have become active in the field.

Aug
29
2014

Baylor Student Places At International Music Competition

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) – Baylor University has its very own Piano Man. His name is Jie Fang Goh. He goes by “Jeff.”

Aug
28
2014

Baylor Expert: ‘Big Data’ Marketing Success Requires Culture Change, Correct Technology

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014) – The amount of data collected in today’s marketplace – about people, their habits, the products they purchase, how, when and where they purchase – is staggering.

Aug
28
2014

Texas and Baylor History Portrayed by Baylor's First Art Professor On Display in Martin Museum of Art

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014)— As football fans flood into Baylor’s new $266 million McLane Stadium for its debut game this weekend — Baylor vs. opponent SMU — the two universities will be on the same team in a much smaller venue across the Brazos River.

Aug
25
2014

Esteemed Religion Historian Thomas Kidd Assumes a Leadership Role within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion

Waco, Texas (Aug. 25, 2014) — Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., one of the nation’s most respected historians of religion, has accepted a post as associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

Aug
20
2014

Expert: Three Tips to Develop Meaningful Church-School Relationships, Ministries

WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2014) – It’s less about money and more about mentoring. With students and teachers back in the classroom, it’s the time of year when many churches and congregations engage with local schools.