Honors Program News

Baylor Graduates Named Winners of Inaugural F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis
Baylor University graduates Kirsten Appleyard, Lisa Funkhouser and Carrie Wallis have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis, which honors the life of the beloved Baylor professor of biology and Master Teacher, who directed 37 Honors theses during more than 30 years of teaching at the university.

Honors Program display in Mayborn Museum for Homecoming
The Honors Program will be featured in Baylor Hall at the Mayborn Museum over Homecoming weekend in celebration and honor of the prgorams Jubilee anniversary (1959-2009).

Honors Program Students contribute to record number of Fulbright bids
Seven of the record number of fulbright scholarship applications came from Honors Program students. We lok forward to hearing about those successful in their bid for a 2009-2010 Fulbright scholarship in January. Professor Elizabeth Vardaman, a faculty member of the Honors Program and the Associate Dean (College of Arts & Sciences) responsible for the fulbright application program is to be commended on her tireless efforts to assist students in preparing and refining their applicaitons, many of which were developed through multiple iterations.

Baylor in Great Britain 2009
History, Medical Humanities, Philosophy

Council on Undergraduate Research "Undergraduate Research Highlights" call for submission


Baylor Senior Recognized as Marion G. Wells Honors Fellow
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a national educational organization headquartered in Wilmington, Del., recently selected Kirsten Appleyard, a senior University Scholar from Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, as a Marion G. Wells Honors Fellow. She is one of 50 Honors Fellows selected for the 2008-09 academic year. Each year, ISI's prestigious Honors Program selects the nation's most talented undergraduates to participate in a year-long program of educational enrichment.

Making His Mark
Now headed to Harvard Law, James Nortey has worn many hats during
his time at Baylor; from the last one swings a tassel.

Baylor Students Receive 'Critical Language Scholarships' to Study in Russia
Three Baylor University students - including one who has been awarded the prestigious honor for the second consecutive year - have received Critical Language Scholarships to study in Russia during a two-month intensive program this summer.

Baylor Students Selected For Fulbright Scholarship
Two Baylor University seniors - Lauren Hughes of Cedar Creek Lake and Cleyera Martin of Kemp - have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, bringing the number of Baylor students who have received the honor since 2001 to 14. The flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."

Honors Student - One of four Outstanding Delegates
Baylor University's Model Arab League team brought back to campus four Outstanding Delegate Awards. Eric Headstream, senior Philosophy Major and Honors Program student was one of them. The Team was lead by Dr. Mark Long, associate professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and Church-State Studies and director of Baylor's Middle East Studies program. Other Honors students in the team, awarded one of Oustanding Delegation citations were: Meggaen Neely, Huma Patel, and Meagan Raley.

History Professor Honored With Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award
Baylor University honored Dr. Wallace L. Daniel Jr., The Ralph L. and Bessie Mae Lynn Professor of History, with the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award, presented during the annual Honors Convocation April 16 in Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Baylor's Honors College Welcomes Noted C.S. Lewis Scholar to Discuss 'Chronicles of Narnia'
Baylor University's Honors College will host Dr. Michael Ward, acclaimed C.S. Lewis scholar and author of "Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis," who will speak at 3 p.m. Friday, April 18, in the Alexander Reading Room of the Honors Residential College on campus.

An Ideal Student
Kenneth Ike is Baylor's latest Truman Scholar

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