Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Apr
1
2015

Lead Gift from Longtime Benefactor Supports Purchase of New Building for Baylor Nursing School

WACO, Texas (April 1, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a lead gift by Louise “Lou” Herrington Ornelas of Tyler, Texas, that made possible the purchase of the Baptist General Convention of Texas building in Dallas for use as the new home for Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Baylor will begin plans to renovate the facility, to be named the Louise Herrington Nursing School Building, to house the outstanding academic programs and simulation training for which the School is nationally recognized.

Mar
30
2015

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Mortenson as Dean of the School of Music

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) — After an extensive national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., as the new dean of the School of Music at Baylor.

Mar
27
2015

Baylor English Professor’s Book Receives Country’s Largest Award for Debut Fiction

WACO, Texas (March 25, 2015) – “Elegy on Kinderklavier,” a book by Arna B. Hemenway, M.F.A., assistant professor in the department of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first work of fiction, the largest award for debut fiction in the country.

Mar
27
2015

Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.

Mar
26
2015

Ivy League Scholar, Pastor to Lecture on Barth in Christian Ethics and Pop Culture

WACO, Texas (March 26, 2015) – Reformed Swiss theologian Karl Barth can be counted as one of the great minds of Protestant theology in the 20th Century.

Mar
20
2015

‘Violence-Free’ Zones Improve Behavior and Performance in Middle and High School Students, Baylor University Study Finds

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2015) — A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Richmond, Virginia, according to findings of a new Baylor University case study.

Mar
20
2015

Baylor University’s School of Music Presents Annual Dean’s Honor Concert

WACO, Texas (March 20, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Music will present its annual Dean’s Honor Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Mar
20
2015

Heart of Texas Community Tailgate to be held March 28

Free fun! Free food! Come out to the Turner Riverfront Athletic Complex for the Heart of Texas Community Tailgate prior to Baylor Baseball's and Baylor Softball's games. The fun starts at 1 p.m.

Mar
20
2015

Women’s History Month Lecture to Travel Back in Time to Baylor’s Beginnings

WACO, Texas (March 20, 2015) – It was the 1850s – only a few years after the first women’s rights convention – when Sallie McNeill enrolled at Baylor University as one of its first female students.

Mar
19
2015

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael McLendon, B.A. '91, as Dean of the School of Education

WACO, Texas (March 19, 2015) – Following a nine-month national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as dean of Baylor’s School of Education.

Mar
19
2015

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael McLendon, B.A. '91, as Dean of the School of Education

WACO, Texas (March 19, 2015) – Following a nine-month national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as dean of Baylor’s School of Education.

Mar
18
2015

‘The Gathering on the Brazos’ to be a Time of Worship and Prayer for Waco at Baylor University’s 45,000-seat McLane Stadium

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WACO, Texas (March 18, 2015) — “The Gathering on the Brazos” — the largest prayer and worship assembly of churches in Waco’s history — will be sponsored by more than 80 Central Texas congregations at Baylor University’s 45,000-seat McLane Stadium on Sunday, March 29.

Mar
17
2015

Baylor University’s Great Texts Program Welcomes Guest Lecturer to Discuss Relationship Between Italian Cinema and Questions of Faith

WACO, Texas (March, 17 2015) – Baylor University’s Honors College and Great Texts Program will welcome Millicent Marcus, Ph.D., to the Pence Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Alexander Reading Room.

Mar
17
2015

Call to Prayer for "The Gathering on the Brazos"

As the University’s motto – Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana ­– suggests, Baylor University strives dutifully to serve the interests of both church and community. That is why we are asking you to join us as we prepare for an historic celebration of Christian worship at Baylor’s beautiful McLane Stadium.

Mar
17
2015

World-renowned Chemist Will Present 2015 Gooch-Stephens Lectures

WACO, Texas (March 17, 2015) – Kendall N. Houk, Ph.D., Saul Winstein Chair in Organic Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, will present this year’s Gooch-Stephens Lecture Series from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and from 3:30 to 4:30 Friday, March 20, in the Baylor Science Building Room B110.

Mar
17
2015

Youth Worship Leader Camp at Baylor in July to Feature Renowned Christian Musicians David Crowder and Robbie Seay

WACO, Texas (March 17, 2015) — A new youth worship leader camp featuring renowned musicians David Crowder, Robbie Seay, Shaun Groves and Leslie Jordan will be held concurrently with this summer’s Alleluia Conference at Baylor University.

Mar
16
2015

Football to conclude spring practice with Friday Night Lights Spring Showcase

Do you miss Baylor football? Do you long to return to McLane Stadium again, or perhaps for the first time? Want to get a peak at your 2015 Baylor Bears? Join Art Briles and the Bears at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20 at McLane Stadium for the 2015 Friday Night Lights Spring Showcase.

Mar
12
2015

‘Remembering Genocide’ Symposium Hosted by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion to Examine the Turkish Empire’s Atrocities Against Armenian Christians 100 Years Ago

WACO, Texas (March 12, 2015) — “Remembering Genocide” — a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide that left some 1.5 million people dead when the Ottoman Turkish Empire decided to annihilate Christian minorities — will be held at Baylor University on March 16 and 17.

Mar
12
2015

Baylor Honors College Welcomes Stephen Chapman, Ph.D., for Lecture on Historical Interpretations of the Bible.

WACO, Texas (March 12, 2015) – Baylor University’s Honors College will welcome Stephen Chapman, Ph.D., for a lecture on historical interpretations of the Bible at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Miller Chapel.

Mar
12
2015

Global Religious Freedom Summit to Be Hosted March 19 at Baylor University

WACO, Texas (March 12, 2015) — Global Religious Freedom Summit, a panel discussion featuring Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, former Congressman Frank Wolf and Bob Fu, president and founder of the China Aid Association, will be hosted by Baylor China Aid from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Kayser Auditorium of Hankamer School of Business.