Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

May
23
2017

Everyone Likes A Discount. But Is Customized Pricing The Way To Go?

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) – Everyone likes a discount, right? And a discount tailored to your specific purchase patterns sounds even better. But is this approach effective?

May
23
2017

What Zombies Can Tell Us about Ourselves: Baylor Professor and Author Talks about ‘Living with the Living Dead’

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) — Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of the walking dead also have reason to take notice, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.

May
22
2017

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Spain

WACO, Texas (May 22, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Katerina Levinson has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Spain. Levinson was a University Scholar in Baylor’s Honors College and earned her B.A. magna cum laude earlier this month.

May
19
2017

Baylor Junior to Study in U.K. at Fulbright Summer Institute

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – Luke Pederson, a rising junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor University, has received a place with a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University in England. The Fulbright Summer Institute is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

May
19
2017

Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

May
15
2017

When Your Spouse Calls and Interrupts Your Workday, Is That a Good Thing?

WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) - A new Baylor University Hankamer School of Business study looks at the consequences and benefits of interruptions during work and family time.

May
12
2017

Baylor Regents Announce Structural Completion of the 105 Recommendations, Updates Governance Leadership and Structure

WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced structural completion of the 105 recommendations related to the institution’s response to sexual violence and implementation of best-practice governance policies and procedures, and took action to approve new Board members, a $621.7 million operating budget for 2017-2018 and a new joint B.A./M.A. degree in communication studies.

May
12
2017

Baylor Regents Announce Structural Completion of the 105 Recommendations, Updates Governance Leadership and Structure

WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced structural completion of the 105 recommendations related to the institution’s response to sexual violence and implementation of best-practice governance policies and procedures, and took action to approve new Board members, a $621.7 million operating budget for 2017-2018 and a new joint B.A./M.A. degree in communication studies.

May
12
2017

Doing Democracy Differently: Civic Life Summit Looks to Help Community, Church Leaders Develop Framework for Important Conversations

WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – Baylor University’s Public Deliberation Initiative (PDI) will host a Civic Life Summit June 1-2 to help campuses, churches and concerned citizens engage their communities in important conversations that build mutual respect and understanding across race, religion, politics and other areas of public life.

May
11
2017

$1 Million Gift Will Benefit Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Baylor’s Department of Geosciences

WACO, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift in excess of $1 million to the department of geosciences that will dramatically enhance students’ educational experiences by increasing the department’s capacity to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to conduct research under the mentoring guidance of faculty members. Made by parents of a current Baylor student who wish to remain anonymous, the gift also will significantly enhance the department’s ability to attract outstanding students and to prepare them for successful careers.

May
11
2017

Big Kids' Swing Project - Swing 'Em, Bears

The Baylor Student Nurses Association (BSNA) of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing asked senior engineering design students from Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science in Waco to build a special therapeutic swing for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The swing was presented on Wednesday, May 10.

May
10
2017

Baylor Law School Posts Top Bar Pass Rate in Texas

WACO, Texas (May 10, 2017) – The results of the February 2017 Texas Bar exam have been released and Baylor Law is again No. 1 with an 88.89 percent pass rate. Of the 27 Baylor Law students who took the February 2017 exam, 24 passed – the highest percentage among the nine Texas law schools. SMU Dedman School of Law ranked No. 2 with a pass rate of 78.57 percent and the state's first time taker passage rate was 68.75 percent.

May
8
2017

Successful Businessman Finishes College Degree – 30 Years Later

WACO, Texas (May 8, 2017) – In the fall of 2012, Kevin Harmon parked his truck, grabbed his backpack from the passenger seat, threw it over his shoulder and walked onto the Baylor University campus as a sophomore.

May
5
2017

Army-Baylor MHA-MBA Program Teams Excel at Competitions

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2017) – The Army-Baylor graduate program in health and business administration sent teams to multiple competitions where they won several awards, overall and individually.

May
5
2017

Baylor Magazine: Getting to Know Dr. Linda A. Livingstone

A discussion with Baylor President-Select Dr. Linda A. Livingstone on her path from student to professor to university administrator and how she found herself back at Baylor.

May
5
2017

Classics Professor Alden Smith Named Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2017) – Alden Smith, Ph.D., professor and chair of classics in the College of Arts & Sciences and associate dean of the Honors College, was named 2017 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year during the Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 21.

May
5
2017

Two Faculty Members Receive 2017 Baylor Centennial Professor Awards

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2017) – Sara Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Jungjun Park, Ph.D., graduate program director and associate professor of communication sciences and disorders in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, have been selected as the 2017 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.

May
4
2017

Baylor Philanthropy Lab Students Present $62,500 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

WACO, Texas (May 4, 2017) – For the past three years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has taken on a very tangible task: stewarding and giving away thousands of dollars in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. This spring, students in the Philanthropy and Public Good class presented $62,500 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations, which will allow them to address numerous practical needs.

May
3
2017

McLendon Named Hale Endowed Professor, Interim Director of Hale Center for Educational Leadership

WACO, Texas (May 3, 2017) – Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., dean of Baylor University’s School of Education, has been named The Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy and interim director of the Hale Center for Educational Leadership. McLendon will continue his duties as dean, said L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost.

Apr
30
2017

University Statement Regarding Racially Insensitive Event - April 30, 2017

WACO, Texas (April 30, 2017) - Baylor University issued a statement today from Dr. Kevin P. Jackson, vice president for student life, regarding a racially insensitive event that occurred Saturday night off campus.