Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

May
6
2015

Gift from Matthew B. Lindner and Carl H. Lindner III Will Transform Baylor's Film and Digital Media Program

WACO, Texas (May 6, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Matthew B. Lindner and his father, Carl H. Lindner III, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media. The gift will help make the Film and Digital Media program, currently housed within the Department of Communication, a freestanding department within the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. Matthew Lindner and his father, Carl, each gave $1 million as part of the collective gift to the University.

May
5
2015

Baylor Law School Selected to Receive 2015 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Baylor Law School has been selected to receive the 2015 American Bar Association (ABA) <i>Pro Bono</i> Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since 1984.

May
5
2015

Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library Celebrates Birthday of Poet Robert Browning with Browning Day

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will host Browning Day, a concert and lecture in celebration of the 203rd birthday of Victorian poet Robert Browning, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Hankamer Treasure Room of Armstrong Browning Library.

May
5
2015

Jerry Clements Named 2015 Baylor Lawyer of the Year

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Jerry Clements, J.D. ’81, chair of the international firm Locke Lord, has been selected by the Baylor Law Alumni Association Executive Committee as the 2015 Baylor Lawyer of the Year.

May
1
2015

Baylor Medical Humanities Students Receive DeBakey Scholarship

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Seven Baylor Medical Humanities students have been awarded the 2015 Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship Fund.

May
1
2015

Baylor University’s Gaming Capstone Students to Demonstrate New Video Games to Public

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) - Are you ready to travel through dungeons and ghost towns to battle monsters and vengeful spirits? Grab your game controllers and let's go! Senior students from the computer science department in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science will demonstrate video games they've developed.

May
1
2015

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with Check from Matching Gifts Program

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $434,625 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program.

Apr
29
2015

Prayer Vigil for Nepal

The Baylor community will gather tonight with our students from Nepal from 9-10 PM in the SUB Bowl for a prayer vigil. This time of remembrance and prayer will gather faculty, staff, students, and community members to hear directly from those impacted and provide opportunities to respond.

Apr
28
2015

“The Pulse” to Present 10th Annual Student Lecture

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2015) – In honor of the 10th Annual lecture presented by Baylor University’s undergraduate scholarly publication “The Pulse,” senior Anna McKay will discuss her paper, “Middle Earth According to Farrer: Double Agency in Ainulindale” from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Alexander Hall.

Apr
28
2015

Baylor Professional Fraternity Took Care of Business at State Competition

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2015) – Baylor’s freshly minted Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter has set a precedent of success after bringing home 43 awards April 10-11 at the 2015 State Leadership Conference at The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson.

Apr
27
2015

Baylor Film and Digital Media Premiers 2015 Black Glasses Film Festival at Hippodrome

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2015) – Baylor has its very own collegiate film festival, and it’s so cool it has to wear shades.

Apr
27
2015

TREP EXPO in Addison Gathers Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders to Strengthen Startup Community

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2015) — Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business is partnering with the town of Addison’s Economic Development department and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) to offer entrepreneurs an opportunity for candid chats, networking time with successful serial entrepreneurs and funding strategists, and information sessions that address issues crucial to accelerating company growth.

Apr
24
2015

Baylor's Board of Regents Votes to Name School of Social Work for Dean Diana R. Garland

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2015) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has voted to name the university’s School of Social Work in honor of its inaugural dean, Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., who has announced that she will step down from her position June 1 and return to faculty.

Apr
23
2015

Baylor’s Model Organization of American States Attends Model in Washington, D.C.

WACO, Texas (April 23, 2015) – Ten members of Baylor’s Model Organization of American States (MOAS) traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to participate in the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS) hosted by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Institute for Diplomatic Dialogue in the Americas.

Apr
23
2015

Dr. David Jeffrey Awarded Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (April 23, 2015) – David Lyle Jeffrey, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities in Baylor’s Honors College, has been honored as the 12th Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.

Apr
21
2015

Baylor Mourns Passing of Distinguished Alumnus Billy Ray Hearn

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the death of Billy Ray Hearn, a distinguished Baylor graduate and former University Regent renowned as the “father” of contemporary Christian music. Hearn died April 15 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 85.

Apr
21
2015

Scholars to Debunk Religion’s Decline at May 5 Symposium Hosted by Baylor University

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) — “The End of Religion?”, a symposium exploring the claim that religion is declining and near its ultimate fall, will be hosted by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) on Tuesday, May 5, at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Apr
21
2015

Truett Seminary to Welcome Guest Speaker for Lecture on ‘Christian Moral Courage’

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) – Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will present its second annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Apr
20
2015

Baylor University Chemistry Lecturer Receives Collins Outstanding Professor Award

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.

Apr
20
2015

Baylor University Doctoral Candidates are Recognized for Outstanding Dissertations

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.