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Prominent Philosopher Timothy O’Connor Appointed to Baylor Professorship
Dr. Timothy O’Connor, professor of philosophy at Indiana University, will join the Baylor faculty in the fall of 2017 as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. His chief academic interests include metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion.

Baylor students named Outstanding Delegates at Model United Nations conference
Three Baylor University students were selected as Outstanding Delegates during the 2016 American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago.

Baylor lecturer honored as Japanese teacher of the year in Texas
Yoshiko Fujii Gaines, full-time lecturer in Japanese at Baylor University, has been honored by the Texas Foreign Language Association as Japanese Teacher of the Year for 2016.

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.

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