Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Nov
21
2014

Baylor Alumnus George Chandler Receives Texas Legal Legend Status

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2014) –Baylor University alumnus George Chandler, B.A. ’60, J.D. ’62, recently received the title of Texas Legal Legend, a high honor given by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Nov
21
2014

Baylor Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of $100 Million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2014) – Since 2001, Baylor University has invested more than $1 billion in new academic, residential and athletics facilities on its campus. Today, Baylor reached the significant “topping out” milestone – or midpoint of construction – on its latest project: the $100 million, 275,000-square-foot Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. When it opens in fall 2015, the Foster Campus will provide a dynamic new home for the University’s nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business.

Nov
21
2014

Potential Football Gameday Weather-Related Communications

Saturday's weather forecast currently predicts rain and strong storms possible throughout the day as Baylor prepares to take on OSU at 6:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium. In the event weather prevents pre-game traditions such as the Bear Walk and Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate at 3:30, we will use several communication tools to keep you informed.

Nov
21
2014

Potential Football Gameday Weather-Related Communications

Saturday's weather forecast currently predicts rain and strong storms possible throughout the day as Baylor prepares to take on OSU at 6:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium. In the event weather prevents pre-game traditions such as the Bear Walk and Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate at 3:30, we will use several communication tools to keep you informed.

Nov
21
2014

Texas Business Hall of Fame Awards $10,000 Scholarship to Baylor Business Student

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2014) – Baylor University Executive MBA student Matt Clark, BBA ’00, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation.

Nov
20
2014

Employees of Small, Locally-owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty than Other Workers Do, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2014) — Employees who work at small, locally-owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does, according to Baylor University researchers.

Nov
19
2014

Baylor Classics Department Presents Lecture on Epicureanism in Roman and Greek Culture

WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) – Curious about Epicurus?
In an explanation of Epicureanism in Greek and Roman cultures, Pamela Gordon, Ph.D., University of Kansas professor of classics, will present her lecture “Code-switching for Epicurus: When are Greek and Roman Pleasure Not One?” from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in Morrison Hall, Room 120.

Nov
19
2014

The Empty Chair at the Holiday Table: Helpful Ways to Interact with Someone Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) – For many, this Thanksgiving or this Christmas will be the first holiday without a special loved one. The loss of a family member or a friend brings obvious grief. And for those who have the opportunity to interact with a bereaved person, there are often questions: What do I do? What do I say?

Nov
17
2014

Armless Pilot to Speak About Her Inspirational Life Journey

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014) – International keynote speaker Jessica Cox is a college graduate, licensed driver, Taekwondo black belt and certified pilot. She’s traveled to more than 20 other countries, met the Pope and recently got married — all without arms. Cox will present her speech, “Thinking Outside the Shoe” from 6 p to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in Cashion’s 5th floor Banquet Room, 1401 S. 4th St. in Waco.

Nov
17
2014

Baylor Honors Residential College Welcomes Darin Davis for Lecture on Friendship

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Baylor Honors Residential College will complete its fall 2014 Formation Series with a lecture by Darin Davis, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Faith & Learning and assistant professor of Christian philosophy and ethics at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Nov
17
2014

Peter Berger to Speak on Pluralism and the Future of Christianity at Baylor Sociology Symposium

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014)—Celebrating the release of his new book, Peter Berger, Ph.D., distinguished professor of sociology at Baylor University and Boston University, will be the featured speaker for the Baylor University department of sociology’s November Symposium. Berger will present his literary lecture at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Baylor Club in McLane Stadium, Level 400 in the North Lounge.

Nov
14
2014

Baylor Mourns Passing of Beloved Former First Lady and Founders Medallion Recipient Mary McCall

WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2014) – The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of beloved former First Lady and Founders Medallion recipient Mary McCall, who passed away Nov. 13, at the age of 95. The wife of Baylor’s 10th President and later Chancellor Abner W. McCall, Mary’s servant heart, grace and passion for supporting the University’s students have left an indelible mark on the lives of generations of Baylor men and women.

Nov
13
2014

Baylor Entrepreneur Students Present, Publish Case Studies

WACO, Texas (Nov.13, 2014) – Three teaching case studies from student teams within Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business were recently accepted for publication after review by the North American Case Research Association (NACRA).

Nov
13
2014

Fall Course Evaluations

The time has arrived for you to complete course evaluations for the Fall semester. As in previous semesters, all course evaluations will take place electronically.

Nov
13
2014

Harvard Language and Literature Professor to Speak on International Bible Project

WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2014) – Luis Girón-Negrón, Ph.D., professor of comparative literature and Romance languages and literatures at Harvard University will give his lecture, “A Rabbi, a Friar and a Knight: The Old Spanish Bible of Moshe Arragel,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in the Armstrong Browning Lecture Hall.

Nov
13
2014

Perioperative Nurse Week: Celebrating Patient Advocates Who ‘Constantly Deal with the Unknown’

DALLAS, Texas (Nov. 13, 2014) – In the hospital operating room, everyone has a job to do. The person in the room whose sole purpose is the well-being of the patient – no matter the situation, no matter the circumstance – is the perioperative nurse.

Nov
13
2014

Ten Baylor Law Graduates Admitted to Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2014) – Ten Baylor University Law School graduates traveled this week to Washington, D.C., where they were admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court after being sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

Nov
11
2014

Keston Center Scholar Will Address Issue of Gender and Faith in Communist Countries

WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) –Alina Urs, a scholar in Baylor University’s Keston Center for Religion, State and Society, will present a lecture titled, "Gender and Faith in Former Communist Countries: Yesterday and Today," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Michael Bordeaux Research Center (Room 316) in Baylor’s Carroll Library.

Nov
10
2014

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion Hosts George Whitefield Symposium

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2014) – The 300th birthday of leading Great Awakening evangelist George Whitefield will be celebrated with a symposium in his honor Nov. 13-14 at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Nov
7
2014

Baylor Social Work Professor Ranked in List of Most Influential Social Workers Alive

WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2014) – Preston Dyer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in Baylor University’s School of Social Work, has been ranked No. 1 on the list of “The 30 Most Influential Social Workers Alive Today,” compiled by Social Work Degree Guide.