Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Dec
5
2016

Jason D. Cook Appointed Vice President for Marketing and Communications

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced the appointment of Jason D. Cook as vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer. Cook comes to Baylor from Texas A&M University and will begin a transition to Baylor in mid-December.

Dec
2
2016

‘How Long Does Grief Last?’ Expert Shares Ways to Interact with Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones This Christmas

WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2016) – Chances are high that you will encounter someone who’s grieving the loss of a loved one this Christmas.

Dec
1
2016

‘Low-Tech Terror’: Researcher Says Attack with a Car and Butcher Knife at Ohio State Shows Evolving Forms of Terrorism

WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2016) — The attack at Ohio State University on Nov. 28, when a student rammed his car into a group of pedestrians and began stabbing them with a butcher knife — wounding 11 — illustrates a crucial fact about mass violence, says a Baylor University researcher on terrorism.

Dec
1
2016

Baylor Theatre to Put on CaBEARet: An Evening of Tony Award-Winning Musical Theatre

WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2016) — The fall 2016 CaBEARet, an evening of Tony Award-winning musical theatre featuring Baylor University theatre arts students, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in Jones Theater of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

Nov
29
2016

Baylor University Named to 2017 'Military Friendly' Schools List

WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2016) – Baylor University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media, publisher of <i>G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs</i> and <i>Military Spouse</i>.

Nov
29
2016

Baylor University Ranked as Top Five School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2016) – Baylor University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business has been ranked No. 5 among the “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2017,” according to the latest rankings from The Princeton Review and <i>Entrepreneur</i> magazine.

Nov
28
2016

Historian of the Middle East Will Lecture at Baylor University

WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2016) — Christian Sahner, Ph.D., historian of the Middle East and a Research Fellow at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, will present a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Nov
28
2016

Wives with a Romantic View of Marriage Are Less Likely to Volunteer and May Lead Husbands to Volunteer Less, Too, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2016) — Wives with a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well. But husbands’ romantic view of marriage was associated with neither their own nor their wives’ volunteering, according to a Baylor University study.

Nov
22
2016

Student Veterans Giving Away Their Challenge Coins

WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2016) — Student veterans and the Veteran Educational and Transition Services (VETS) hosted a banquet on Nov. 17 for faculty, staff and other students who have gone above and beyond in support of the veterans’ academic journeys.

Nov
22
2016

Thanksgiving Campus Closures

WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2016) – Baylor University will not hold classes Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Nov
22
2016

This Week at Baylor — Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 2016

WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2016)—This week, Baylor University will host several concerts, lectures and events, including Christmas on 5th Street.

Nov
21
2016

Baylor’s Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership Granted Membership into Business School Alliance for Health Management

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2016) – Baylor University’s Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership, housed in the Hankamer School of Business, has been granted membership into the Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM).

Nov
15
2016

Dean of King’s College London Will Present W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture on Thursday

WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) — The Rev. Canon Richard Burridge, dean of King’s College London and professor of biblical interpretation, will present the W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Nov
15
2016

Why You Shouldn’t Be So Quick to Click the Unfriend Button

Baylor Professor Explains How Social Media Can Play a Role in Reconciliation
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) - Think twice before clicking the unfriend button this year.

Nov
11
2016

Italian Sociologist to Lecture on Contemporary Discrimination against Christians

WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2016) – Massimo Introvigne, an Italian sociologist, will lecture on contemporary discrimination against Christians at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong-Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

Nov
10
2016

School of Education Graduate Student Awarded Statewide Honor

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2016) – Laura Phipps, a Baylor School of Education graduate student, was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award (specialist level) by the Texas Association of School Psychologists.

Nov
10
2016

School of Education Ph.D. Graduate Wins National Dissertation Award

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2016) – The School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA) honored Erin Dixon, Ph.D., visiting lecturer in science education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in Baylor’s School of Education, with a national award for her outstanding dissertation.

Nov
10
2016

University Response to Racist Incident

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2016) - Baylor administration has been made aware of a student who was pushed and subjected to racially offensive language from another student yesterday while on campus. The behavior is deeply disturbing and does not in any way reflect Baylor’s faith or values. We wholeheartedly condemn the behavior.

Nov
9
2016

Baylor Hosts Ceremony Nov. 10 to Honor Veterans

WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2016) – Baylor University, Veteran Educational and Transitional Services (VETS), Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.

Nov
8
2016

Baylor Student Publications Win National Titles, Emmy Award

WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2016) – Baylor University student publications have been ranked among the best in the nation by several organizations this year, and, for the first time in the Lariat’s 116-year history, the publication was awarded a television Emmy.