Baylor University

June 2004 Honors

June 1, 2004

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Susan Bowlin, Baylor Libraries, was selected as the libraries' Outstanding Staff Member for spring 2004.

Dr. C. Randall Bradley, professor of church music and director of the Church Music Program, received the inaugural Distinguished Choral Alumni Award from the Troy State University Choral Alumni Association.

Dr. Russell H. Dilday, former Distinguished Professor of Homiletics at Truett Seminary, received the 2004 George W. Truett Distinguished Church Service Award.

Dr. Roger E. Kirk, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Master Teacher, was appointed to the editorial policy board of the journal Applied Multivariate Research.

Thomas R. Phillips, Texas Supreme Court chief justice and Baylor graduate, received the 2004 Price Daniel Distinguished Public Service Award.

Dr. Benjamin A. Pierce, professor of biology, was elected an academic director of the Texas Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Rodney Stark, University Professor of Social Sciences, received an Award of Merit in the category of history/biography in the 2004 Christianity Today Book Awards for a book titled For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts and the End of Slavery. He reached an agreement with The Berkeley Electronic Press to publish a new online journal titled Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, sponsored by Baylor's Center for Religious Inquiry Across the Disciplines. Dr. Stark and George Gallup Jr. will serve as co-editors.

Four members of the Baylor Orators Toastmaster Club recently were honored as Division D outstanding officers: Faron Kincheloe, analyst/programmer in Information Management and Testing Services, Outstanding Sergeant at Arms; Donna Price, administrative associate in University development, Outstanding Secretary; Jeryl Hejl, billing coordinator for public relations, Outstanding Vice President of Public Relations; and Pam Diaz, coordinator of information systems in admission services, Outstanding Vice President of Membership. Carla Gibbs, administrative associate in public affairs, was selected as second runner-up in the Toastmasters District 25 International Speech and Table Topics Contest.

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