Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Jun
22
2017

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Jun
21
2017

Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emmanuel Nine’ by White Supremacist Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina

WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.

Jun
19
2017

Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-being — and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel

WACO, Texas (June 20, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.

Jun
16
2017

Baylor DACA Expert Comments on Trump's Decision to Continue 'Dreamers' Program

Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernández is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She responded to President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program.

Jun
15
2017

Baylor Club Awarded ClubCorp’s 2016 Gold Circle of Excellence, Named Club of the Year

WACO, Texas (June 15, 2017) – Baylor Club at McLane Stadium has been named ClubCorp’s “Club of the Year” for 2016 and also received the 2016 Gold Circle of Excellence award, the most prestigious performance recognition award given by ClubCorp.

Jun
14
2017

Baylor School of Education Freedom School Offers Opportunities for Summer Enrichment and Civic Engagement

WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – Fifty rising 6th and 7th-grade students from the Waco Independent School District will attend the first Baylor University School of Education sponsored Children’s Defense Fund® Freedom School from June 14 through July 28 at Cesar Chavez Middle School.

Jun
14
2017

Baylor Theatre begins Summer Series with ‘Grand Concourse’

WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – A troubled teenager, a nun struggling with her faith, a charming maintenance worker and a homeless man named Frog make up the cast of characters in Baylor University theatre’s latest production, “Grand Concourse”.

Jun
13
2017

2017 Baylor Lawyer of the Year – Senator Murray Watson, Jr.

Baylor Law School named Senator Murray Watson, Jr., of Waco, Texas, the 2017 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. "Senator Watson is most deserving of this honor," Dean Brad Toben said. "Murray is an exemplar of a public servant. His impact on the state of Texas, McLennan County, and Baylor is profound, and he is distinctively a humble, self-deprecating leader."

Jun
13
2017

Dean delivers inaugural lecture for new Buckner missions series

Jon Singletary, Ph.D., dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, participated in the first installment of the new Buckner Missions Lecture Series. Singletary’s focus was on the importance of relationships in efforts to involve congregations in mission and ministry efforts to address poverty.

Jun
13
2017

People who are “phone snubbed” by others often turn to their own phones, social media for acceptance, Baylor study finds

WACO, Texas (June 13, 2017) -- People who are phone snubbed -- or "phubbed" -- by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.

Jun
12
2017

Baylor Provost Jones to Step Down, Return to Duke

WACO, Texas (June 12, 2017) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones today announced his intention to step down from his post effective June 30 and return to a faculty position at Duke University.

Jun
8
2017

Baylor Graduate Named a Lilly Graduate Fellow

WACO, Texas (June 8, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Shannon Sandridge, B.A. ’17, who earned her degree as a University Scholar with concentrations in philosophy and German, has been selected to participate in the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program.

Jun
7
2017

Baylor Honors Outstanding Faculty for 2016-2017

WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) – Baylor University has recognized 12 faculty members as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Jun
7
2017

How many more Ape and Pirate movies can they make?

WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) --Prior to seeing the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, audiences are introduced to a flurry of previews for upcoming films -- big-budget sequels centered on blockbusting standards: warring apes, animated cars, web-slinging and hammer-bearing superheroes, and space-based lightsaber battles between forces of good and evil.

Jun
1
2017

Baylor Human Resources Launches Baylor Wellbeing Initiative

WACO, Texas (June 1, 2017) – Baylor University’s Office of Human Resources, in partnership with a committee of faculty and staff, has launched the Baylor Wellbeing Initiative, a new employee-centered program aimed at educating and empowering Baylor faculty, staff and their families to prioritize, evaluate and improve personal wellbeing across five dimensions: physical, financial, spiritual, emotional/social and professional.

Jun
1
2017

Regents Approve Honoris Causa Athletics Regents

WACO, Texas (June 1, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents has approved W. Brett Beene, B.B.A. ’87, of Mexia, and Dusty Sanderson, B.A. ’79, of Amarillo, as <i>Honoris Causa</i> Athletics Regents. Both Beene and Sanderson were nominated for election by their respective organizations, the Baylor Bear Foundation and Baylor “B” Association.

May
31
2017

Baptist General Convention of Texas Makes Gift to Support Addiction Recovery

WACO, Texas (May 31, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift from the Baptist General Convention of Texas that will support the University’s recently created Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center.

May
31
2017

People Called to Ministry — but Without Time or Money to Earn Divinity Degrees — Find an Answer at Baylor’s Truett Seminary

WACO, Texas (May 31, 2017) — Richard Baggett and his wife, Miwes, were on vacation in their recreation vehicle, standing on Deception Pass Bridge in Washington and marveling at the view. Then Baggett’s phone rang. He was invited to start a ministry at an RV park -- a perfect fit, thanks to a recently earned ministry certificate from Baylor's Truett Seminary and a love of RV-ing.

May
30
2017

Baylor Symphony Orchestra Wins American Prize for Third Consecutive Year

WACO, Texas (May 30, 2017) – For the third year in a row, the Baylor Symphony Orchestra has won the American Prize in orchestral performance in the college and university division.

May
30
2017

Baylor University Nears Fundraising Goal for Louise Herrington School of Nursing

WACO, Texas (May 30, 2017) – Alumni and friends of Baylor University have stepped forward during the past year to help create a new era of excellence for the Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). The combined gifts of these generous supporters are now approaching the University’s initial fundraising goal of $15 million to fund the renovation of the four-story, former Baptist General Convention of Texas Building in Dallas, which will propel the School into a dynamic period of growth and increased service to the local community and the nursing profession.