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Baylor Student Wins Scholarship to Study Swahili in Africa
Baylor student Chase Gottlich, a junior University Scholar major from Ormond Beach, Fla. will use a prestigious Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania, Africa.

Baylor Students Excel in Japanese Language Competition
Baylor students taking part in Japanese language competition across Texas are taking top honors, with senior Sean Nixon winning first place at the state meet.

Baylor Model UN team represents five countries at conference
Baylor students represented the countries of China, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and Vietnam at the second annual Texas Model United Nations conference held recently in Austin.

Reading Don Quixote on its 400th Anniversary
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, considered the world's first modern novel, is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. The epic story that follows the exploits of Don Quixote and his squire, Sancho Panza, is one of the all-time favorites of Baylor Spanish professor Paul Larson. For those who want to read the book for the first time -- or read it again after many years away -- Dr. Larson says he believes setting aside time for this comic masterpiece will be well worth it.

University of New Hampshire Names Bostic as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Heidi L. Bostic, chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the new Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.

Baylor Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Initiates 26 New Members
Baylor University’s Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated 26 new members during a ceremony on Dec. 1, including honorary member Dr. William H. Bellinger, chair and professor of religion and The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair in Bible.

Looking Back at Masterful Teacher Ann Miller
The late Ann Miller was one of Baylor's first two Master Teachers, and her influence has led to countless Baylor students nurturing a love of literature and poetry. The latest issue of Baylor Arts & Sciences magazine takes a fond look back at Miller's life and enduring legacy.

The Life-changing Legacy of James Vardaman
During his more than 30 years teaching at Baylor, Dr. James Vardaman gave countless students a love for history and introduced many of them to the wonders and pleasures of world travel. In an article in the latest issue of Baylor Arts & Sciences magazine, Dr. Vardaman talks about his path to Baylor, his undiminished love of reading, and how the relationships he fostered with his students remain one of his most treasured legacies.

Joanna Gaines: Magnolia Blossoming
Baylor Arts & Sciences alumna Joanna Gaines has transformed herself from a Baylor communication student into a television star on HGTV's "Fixer Upper."

Baylor Theatre to Present Two Productions This Summer
WACO, Texas (June 17, 2015) – Baylor Theatre will present two productions this summer: “Tigers Be Still,” which will run June 18-21, and “Crimes of the Heart,” which will run June 25-28. Both will be staged in Theatre 11 at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

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