Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Jul
28
2015

Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Jake Surges

WACO, Texas (Jul. 28, 2015) – Baylor University alumna Jake Surges is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Surges is a University Scholar and a Crane Scholar, an arm of the Institute for Faith and Learning. He received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2015-2016 academic year teaching English in Taiwan.

Jul
27
2015

Baylor Mourns Passing of Incoming Freshman

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2015) - Baylor University is mourning the tragic passing of incoming freshman Alger Ben Baker III, who died in a car accident July 25 in Plano.

Jul
24
2015

Baylor Regents Approve $26 Million Renovation of Hankamer Cashion Complex, Celebrate Major Gift

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

Jul
24
2015

Baylor Regents Approve $26 Million Renovation of Hankamer Cashion Complex, Celebrate Major Gift

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

Jul
22
2015

Congress Urged to Take Action on Global Crisis in Religious Persecution

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.

Jul
21
2015

$10 Million Gift Will Transform Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $10 million to the department of communication sciences and disorders that will transform its students’ educational experience, expand its service to those with speech-language needs in Texas and position the department for national impact as a leader in the field of speech language pathology.

Jul
20
2015

Baylor Faculty Member Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2015) – George Cobb, Ph.D., chair of the Baylor University’s environmental science department in the College of Arts & Sciences, was named a 2015 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. Cobb was one of 78 people selected and will be honored in August, at the society’s fall national meeting in Boston.

Jul
20
2015

Baylor University Named a "2015 Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2015) – For the fifth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite honor roll status in the “Great Colleges to Work For” survey released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. No other university in the history of the survey has made the Great Colleges honor roll more than Baylor, according to ModernThink LLC, the firm that conducts the annual survey of faculty and staff at 281 colleges and universities.

Jul
20
2015

Will Clutter Make a Comeback? Yes, but in a New Form, Baylor Scholar Predicts

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2015) — The New York Times best-seller "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" — in which the author advocates ditching things that do not "spark joy" — has inspired many people, but "techno-clutter" may be the next hurdle.

Jul
17
2015

Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies to Host Two Major Events July 21-24

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2015) — Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies mark its 14th annual Alleluia Conference for church musicians July 21-24, as well as a new endeavor running concurrently — the Worship Lab, a camp providing training for high school students who hope to become youth worship leaders or instrumentalists.

Jul
15
2015

Camp Success 2015 Assists Children with Language and Reading Disorders

WACO, Texas (July 15, 2015) – Since summer 2003, Baylor University’s department of communications sciences and disorders (CSD) has partnered with the Waco Scottish Rite Bodies to host Camp Success, a free and dynamic four-week program designed to help children with speech, language and reading challenges.

Jul
13
2015

Baylor Students Take Part in Mission Trips Across the Globe

WACO, Texas (July 13, 2015) – Throughout the summer, 259 Baylor University students, staff and faculty have spread across the globe to 15 different countries as they took part in some of the 16 different global mission trips offered by Baylor Missions.

Jul
10
2015

Mammoth Site Officially Designated as Waco Mammoth National Monument

Today’s designation by President Obama of the Waco Mammoth Site as one of the nation’s newest national monuments culminates the efforts of the City of Waco, Baylor University and the Waco Mammoth Foundation to receive this important designation by the National Park Service. An official dedication ceremony is being planned later this month.

Jul
8
2015

Study: Why Social Workers Aren’t Discussing Religion and Spirituality with Clients

WACO, Texas (July 8, 2015) – New research by a Baylor University professor shows that licensed clinical social workers believe that discussions about their clients’ religion and spirituality can often lead to improved health and mental health, but practitioners are not integrating these conversations into their counseling sessions.

Jul
6
2015

Baylor Bookstore to Host Isaiah Austin Book Signing

WACO, Texas (July 6, 2015) – In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Austin’s new title, <i>Dream Again</i>, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the bookstore at 1201 S. Fifth St. on the Baylor campus.

Jul
6
2015

Baylor University Mourns Passing of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Baylor University is mourning the passing of Tommie R. Thompson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, who died June 29, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date and held at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church in Waco.

Jul
2
2015

Isaiah Austin book signing at the Baylor Bookstore on July 10

In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Isaiah’s new title Dream Again on Friday, July 10.

Jul
1
2015

Baylor Law School’s Veterans’ Assistance Clinic Receives Grant from State Bar of Texas

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) — For the first time in Baylor Law School history, the State Bar of Texas has awarded a grant to support and foster the ongoing effort of the Baylor Law School Veterans’ Assistance Clinic to provide Texas military veterans free legal counsel.

Jul
1
2015

Baylor Named ‘Best Buy’ in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Baylor University again has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2016 edition of the best-selling <i>Fiske Guide to Colleges</i>.

Jul
1
2015

Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin REALLY Say That?

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? Find out what Baylor's Franklin expert and biographer Blaine McCormick has to say.