Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Sep
23
2016

Notification Systems to be Tested Today at 4:00 p.m.

Due to a recent update in programming, a test of the outdoor and indoor speakers of emergency notification system will be conducted today, September 23, 2016, at 4:00 PM.

Sep
23
2016

This Week at Baylor – Sept. 25-30, 2016

WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a performance by chamber ensemble Trio Festivale from Dublin, Ireland, and a lecture from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough.

Sep
22
2016

Baylor Theatre to Present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) — Baylor University Theatre will present a classic musical to kick off its 2016–17 season.

Sep
22
2016

Baylor University Hosts Big 12 Water Conference to Address Water Resource Issues and Collaborate on Research

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s department of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting a select group of scientists at the second annual Big 12 Water Conference Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, through Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).

Sep
22
2016

Cornelia Marschall Smith Award Professor of the Year to Present Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) — Johnny Henderson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and 2016 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year, will present a lecture on “Uniqueness Implies Existence for Boundary Value Problems for Third Order Ordinary Differential Equations” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in room H101 of the Hankamer Building, 1428 S. Fifth St.

Sep
16
2016

This Week at Baylor – Sept. 19-23, 2016

WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2016) — This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, events and forums.

Sep
15
2016

Baylor Law School: ‘100 Million Americans Can’t Afford Legal Services. What Can We Do About It?’

WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2016) – “Can you afford a lawyer?” That’s the first question Stephen Rispoli, assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School, asks when he speaks about the access-to-justice gap – the staggering number of Americans who have basic legal needs but cannot afford the services of an attorney.

Sep
14
2016

Cherry Award Winner Presents Constitution Day Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) — Baylor University and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will host Thomas L. Pangle, Ph.D., at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, for a presentation on Constitution Day. Pangle will speak on “The Great Debate: The Federalists’ Response to the Anti-Federalists’ Challenge” in Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. in Waco.

Sep
14
2016

School Breakfast Participation on the Rise in Texas

WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) – More Texas students than ever are starting their school days fueled for success with a school breakfast. And in a state where more than one in four children are food insecure, the public school system continues to grow as a primary infrastructure for reigning in childhood hunger, according to the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card, compiled by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI).

Sep
13
2016

Enrollment Nears 17,000; Retention Continues to Rise

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2016) – Baylor University topped milestones for overall, graduate and undergraduate enrollment and again improved its freshman fall-to-fall retention and graduation rates, according to statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT).

Sep
13
2016

Former Poet Laureate of Great Britain Comes to Baylor for Poetry Reading

WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2016) – Former Poet Laureate of Great Britain Sir Andrew Motion will visit Baylor University for a poetry reading at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Armstrong Browning Library’s McLean Foyer of Meditation, 710 Speight Ave.

Sep
12
2016

Bereavement Practices of Growing U.S. Latino Population Have Been Ignored Too Long, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2016) — Death research in the United States mostly overlooks bereavement customs of those who are not Anglo-Protestants, says a Baylor University researcher. She hopes to correct that — beginning with a study of Catholic Latino communities, who often hold overnight wakes and present food to the deceased.

Sep
12
2016

Director of Armstrong Browning Library Retires after 50 Years at Baylor

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2016) — Rita Patteson, director of the Armstrong Browning Library, retired on Sept. 1, 2016, after 50 years of service at Baylor.

Sep
12
2016

Institute for Studies of Religion to Host ‘Real-life Indiana Jones’ for Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2016) — Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) will host Ann Killebrew, associate professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies, Jewish studies and anthropology at Pennsylvania State University, for a lecture.

Sep
9
2016

Baylor Missions Reaches All Corners of the Globe

WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) – Each summer, Baylor Missions sends students across the nation and the globe to use their talents and skills to spread God’s message.

Sep
9
2016

Baylor Professor Chosen as One of 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers

WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) – Baylor University philosophy professor John Haldane, Ph.D., was selected as one of the 50 most influential living philosophers by TheBestSchools.org, a resource for college and online education.

Sep
9
2016

Baylor Receives Third ‘Cool Schools’ Designation for Campus Sustainability Practices

WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) – Baylor University’s ongoing commitment to sustainability has been honored for the third time by the Sierra Club, which has named the university to its 2016 “Cool Schools” list.

Sep
9
2016

Grammy-Winning Vocal Group to Open Distinguished Artist Series Sept. 13

WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) — Roomful of Teeth, a Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice, will open Baylor University’s 2016 - 2017 Distinguished Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Sep
9
2016

ID Office on the Move

The ID Office will move from Robinson Tower to the Speight Parking Facility October 3.

Sep
9
2016

Memorial Carillon Recital to Remember 15th Anniversary of 9-11

WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) – Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This program, presented in memory of those who tragically perished that day, will be performed on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.