Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Jul
25
2016

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Jul
22
2016

Baylor Alumnus Honored for Achievements in Church Music

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) — Nick Strimple, D.M.A., B.M. (composition) ’69, was awarded the Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music at Baylor’s annual Alleluia Conference.

Jul
22
2016

More than 200 Teachers to Attend Summer Literacy Institute

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. The professional development conference will feature internationally known literacy experts Kylene Beers, currently an advisor at Columbia University and previously senior reading researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, along with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief — both teachers, authors and instructors at the University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute.

Jul
20
2016

Live Social Media Can Be a Positive - or a Peril - When It Comes to Sharing Tragedies and Hot-button Issues, Baylor Expert Says

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2016) - Live Facebook video of the sniper shootings of Dallas police officers, as well as a woman’s video capturing the fatal shooting of her boyfriend during a stop by police, also are being streamed by media such as The Washington Post.

Jul
20
2016

Three Tips to Stop Students’ ‘Summer Slide’

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2016) – Summer may be a time of fun and rest for students, but too much relaxation can lead to the “summer slide,” or loss of academic skills over the summer.

Jul
19
2016

As National Conventions Begin, Baylor Experts Offer Tips to Help Children Understand the Presidential Election Process

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2016) — As Republicans and Democrats gather at national conventions to nominate their official presidential candidates, commentators and talking heads will abound on all forms of media critiquing the candidates’ every move, every speech and every tweet. It can be overwhelming and difficult to understand for adults, but imagine if you are among the youngest Americans—children.

Jul
18
2016

Baylor University Alumni Help Turn Hospitalized Children into Superheroes

WACO, Texas (July 18, 2016) – Every month, people of all ages meet at Union Coffee House in Dallas to cut, sew and decorate child-sized superhero capes.

Jul
15
2016

Gun Control Can't Stop Such 'Low-Tech Horror' as Truck Attack in France, Says Baylor Terrorism Scholar

WACO, Texas (July 15, 2016) — Terrorism scholar Philip Jenkins of Baylor University was horrified, but not surprised, to learn that a truck mowed down people during a celebration in Nice, France, killing more than 80 and injuring dozens.

Jul
13
2016

Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science to Collaborate with Strangpresse LLC on Large-Scale Deposition Research

WACO, Texas (July 13, 2016) – Strangpresse LLC, a custom thermoplastic extruder manufacturer for the additive manufacturing industry, is contributing a Model 19 Thermoplastic Extruder to the department of mechanical engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science for use in research labs to study large-scale polymer deposition in the fused deposition modelling additive manufacturing process.

Jul
13
2016

Mack Rhoades Named Vice President/Director of Athletics

WACO, Texas (July 13, 2016) -- Following a national search, Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced the appointment of Mack Rhoades as Vice President and Director of Athletics. Rhoades comes to Baylor after serving since April 2015 as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for the University of Missouri.

Jul
11
2016

Your Diet Plan Isn’t Working? New Baylor Research Explains Why

WACO, Texas (July 11, 2016) – Many diet plans are doomed from the start. The reason? Dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, often planning to ditch their favorite foods and replace them with less-desirable options, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

Jul
8
2016

Baylor Graduates Win Prestigious Rotary Global Grants

WACO, Texas (July 8, 2016) — Prashant (Sunny) Appikatla, Brianna Williams and Jonathan Tingle, recent Baylor University graduates, were awarded Rotary Global Grants this spring. They plan to use the grants to earn master’s degrees at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine next year.

Jul
8
2016

Baylor University Hosts Hong Kong Students, Professors

WACO, Texas (July 8, 2016) — In a two-week exchange program, 22 students and four faculty members from Hong Kong traveled to Baylor University to interact with students and faculty from Baylor’s environmental science department and to learn about the culture and environment in Texas.

Jul
7
2016

Baylor University Mourns Passing of General Counsel Charles Beckenhauer

WACO, Texas (July 7, 2016) — Charles D. Beckenhauer, general counsel and chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Baylor University, passed away Tuesday, July 5, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Jul
7
2016

Baylor University Mourns Passing of General Counsel Charles Beckenhauer

WACO, Texas (July 7, 2016) — Charles D. Beckenhauer, general counsel and chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Baylor University, passed away Tuesday, July 5, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Jul
7
2016

Baylor’s Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force Begins Work

WACO, Texas (July 7, 2016) — WACO, Texas (July 7, 2016) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones has announced the members of the Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force, a group formed after the release of the Pepper Hamilton Findings of Fact and Recommendations to re-energize a focus around the University’s Christian mission. The Task Force has received its charge and held its initial meeting to begin work.

Jul
6
2016

Baylor Historian to Discuss Global Trends at Panel Discussion in Washington, D.C., July 12

WACO, Texas (July 6, 2016) – Key global demographic trends affecting issues of faith, migration and the economy will be discussed by an expert panel, including Baylor University religion historian Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., at the Washington, D.C., office of The Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday, July 12.

Jul
5
2016

Baylor Professor Helps Uncover Mosaics in Ancient Synagogue in Israel

WACO, Texas (July 5, 2016) — Baylor University coin specialist Nathan Elkins, Ph.D., assistant professor of art, worked alongside a consortium of universities this summer in Huqoq, Israel, as they excavated an ancient synagogue and discovered mosaics depicting the stories of Noah’s ark and the parting of the Red Sea.

Jul
1
2016

Baylor EVP/Provost Greg Jones Announces Leadership Additions

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., has announced three leadership appointments in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Jul
1
2016

Baylor Named 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University has been named a "Best Buy" in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.