It’s the time of year again when honors students must present and defend their theses. Thesis papers have the reputation of thick stacks of paper, academic research and heavy eyelids. However, that isn’t always the case.
Texas Supreme Court Justice and Honors College Advisory Board Member Don Willett graduated Baylor in the late 1980s as a triple major. In the time leading up to today, Willett earned a law degree from Duke University and worked at some of the highest levels of federal government. From Waco to the White House, the Texas judge gained experiences that later led him to secure a position on one of the highest benches in state. He has now been a Texas Supreme Court Justice for a solid decade. Judge Willett also serves as the official “Twitter Laureate of Texas."
Robin Landrith blasted a two-run homer with one out in the seventh to seal Heather Stearns’ no-hitter as No. 21 Baylor walked off with a 2-0 win over Kansas on Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep. Landrith is a pre-law Great Texts major and is enrolled in the Honors Program.
Christians should recognize the importance of institutions such as churches and universities in shaping character and instilling virtue, theologian Gregory Jones told a crowd at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.
Four sophomores in a Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) team have won $1,000 to benefit World Hunger Relief by devoting time to learn about social justice and practice writing grant requests, then using that knowledge for a practical application.
Article about religious leaders’ growing involvement in the minimum wage movement quotes Andrew Hogue, Ph.D., lecturer in the Honors Program and director of the philanthropy and public service program at Baylor, who wrote that the civil rights movement in the 20th century also was strengthened by the support of faith groups. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “was a disciple of the Social Gospel, and although we tend to evaluate his legacy on the basis of his contributions to racial justice, the reality is that racial justice was part of a much larger calculus of social justice that he believed should be the mark of our society,” Hogue said.
Q&A features Davide Zori, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College, who has done historical and archeological research on Vikings, including as field director at a Viking site in Iceland. His research indicates that Vikings who immigrated into Iceland from Scandinavia struggled in their effort to produce beef and beer to maintain the “big man” society of their homeland, in which chieftains hosted feasts in displays of power.
Baylor University received a $1 million gift to support Honors College mission trips and create the David and Amy Hunt Christian Missions Endowed Fund. David and Amy Hunt, of McLean, Virginia, gave the money to allow Baylor students with discipline-specific knowledge to spread Christianity on their mission trips.
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from David and Amy Hunt of McLean, Virginia, to create the David and Amy Hunt Christian Missions Endowed Fund. The gift will support mission experiences led by the Honors College, enabling Baylor students to integrate the Christian faith with discipline-specific learning and hands-on service.
Baylor University’s Model United Nations team was named overall Outstanding Delegation at the National Model United Nations conference which took place from Saturday, March 19, to Friday, March 25, in New York. Baylor's team represented Viet Nam. Honors College students on the team include Bailey Craig, Kate Farley, Curtis King, and Eric Vining.
Baylor University’s Model United Nations team was named overall Outstanding Delegation at the National Model United Nations conference which took place from Saturday, March 19, to Friday, March 25, in New York. Baylor's team represented Viet Nam. Four of the team members include Honors College students Bailey Craig, Kate Farley, Curtis King, and Eric Vining.
This article about satellite technology that has found evidence of a Viking settlement in Canada — further south than ever known — quotes Davide Zori, Ph.D., assistant professor of archaeology in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College and a specialist on Vikings.
Baylor is hosting an Easter Rising Centenary Symposium on March 21-22, 2016. Professor Roy Foster, W.B. Yeats's official biographer and a major Irish historian who teaches at Oxford, will be speaking, along with award-winning novelist, poet, and playwright Sebastian Barry, also from Ireland.
Stanley Hauerwas, a prominent American theologian, spoke with the Honors College student group Convivium on Thursday, March 17. Dr. Jonathan Tran, associate professor of religion and the Honors Residential College faculty master, served as moderator of the discussion.
Honors Program associate professor of political science Victor Hinojosa posed questions to the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, a civil rights activist, who spoke to a crowd at Waco Hall on Tuesday night about the fight for justice and ongoing struggles for equal treatment.
Vivian, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, spoke about his mission in leading a nonviolent attempt to end segregation in portions of southern Illinois in the late 1940s and his later work for racial equality with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
This spring's Discussions With the Dean will feature "The Possibility of Chrisitan Higher Education: A Panel Discussion Featuring Stanley Hauerwas." This is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Alexander Reading Room.
In April 2015, Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities in Baylor’s Honors College, was honored as the 12th Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year. As such, he is this year's guest speaker for the 2015 Cornelia Marschall Smith Award Lecture, presenting "Return of the Transcendentals: Rouault, Chagall and Arcabas" at 3:30 p.m. March 16 in the Marrs McLean Science Room #101.
Since 2000, Jeffrey has been a Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities at Baylor. His teachings concentrate on medieval literature, the Bible as literature, medieval exegesis, biblical hermeneutics and literary theory, biblical tradition in the arts, art and biblical theology, literature and philosophy and aesthetics.
Milliner will present “The New St. Victor: A 12th-Century Model for 21st-Century Liberal Arts,” a lecture hosted by the Baylor Honors College at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.
University Scholar and Honors Program senior Oliver Ha reflects on conservatism and how the Intercollegiate Studies Institute has impacted him and others in his generation across college campuses throughout the United States.
Book review by Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in Baylor’s Honors Program, of George Cotkin’s “Feast of Excess,” about dramatic events in the lives of such individuals as Bob Dylan, Gore Vidal, Hunter S. Thompson and Erica Jong. Jacobs says it is unclear whether the author has a significantly new interpretation of “the New Sensibility,” a pluralistic way of looking at the world.
Honors College students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” class spent the fall semester cultivating their philanthropic spirit, which culminated with the presentation of $50,335 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations. The course is taught by Dr. Andy Hogue in the Honors Program, who is also the director of the Philanthropy & Public Service Program. Honors College students include Elayne Allen, Tim Campbell, Oliver Ha, and Luke Ungarino.
Notes played on a piano stream out of an office in Roxy Grove. A piano pedagogy student bends over the black and white keys, playing what he came here to study, showing the work of years at Baylor. The student is Damascus, Syria, junior Amjad Dabi. He has been studying the piano here since 2013. Dabi, like so many other students at Baylor, is also pre-med. After he graduates in 2017, he might continue to pursue music in graduate schools, or apply to medical programs. As any undergraduate, he is still deciding exactly what to do with the rest of his life.
University Scholar Jacob Imam plans to pursue advanced study at Oxford University. He has been selected as one of 32 American university students – and the only student from a Texas university – to receive the prestigious 2016 Marshall Scholarship.
Happy Thanksgiving, Baylor Bears! For the upcoming holiday, Baylor will observe special hours for campus libraries, residence halls and dining. Baylor will not hold classes and all administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29.