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Apr
29
2016
Honors Students Get Creative With Final Thesis Projects
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.
Apr
25
2016
Alumnus, Honors College Advisory Board Member Talks About Political Career in Texas, Washington
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."
Apr
25
2016
Great Texts/Honors Program Senior Robin Landrith Hits 2-Run Homer To Seal Win
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.
Apr
25
2016
Institutions Shape Character and Instill Virtue, Theologian Asserts
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.
Apr
22
2016
Four Baylor BIC Sophomores Honored for Social Justice and Grant-Writing Project
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.
Apr
7
2016
Behind Minimum Wage Fight, Voices of Faith
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.
Apr
7
2016
Dr. Davide Zori, Featured Scholar
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.
Apr
6
2016
Baylor Receives $1 Million Gift To Support Honors College Mission Trips
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.
Apr
5
2016
Gift from David and Amy Hunt Will Support Honors College 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.
Apr
5
2016
Model United Nations Team Awarded Highest Honors at Conference
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.
Apr
5
2016
Model United Nations Team Awarded Highest Honors at Conference
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.
Apr
5
2016
View from Space Hints at a New Viking Site in North America
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.
Mar
21
2016
Easter Rising Centenary Symposium on March 21-22, 2016
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.
Mar
21
2016
Leading theologian talks war, politics with Baylor students at off-campus apartment
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.
Mar
16
2016
Dr. Victor Hinojosa (Honors Program) Leads Discussion With Civil Rights Hero
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.
Mar
15
2016
Stanley Hauerwas Joins 'Discussions With the Dean'
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.
Mar
10
2016
2015 Cornelia Marschall Smith Award Lecture by Dr. David L. Jeffrey
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.
Feb
18
2016
Baylor Honors College Will Host Princeton Grad Dr. Matthew Milliner on Feb. 19 to Discuss Historical Models of Christian Education
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.
Jan
30
2016
Conservatives of a Fashion
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.
Jan
7
2016
The Extremes of the New Sensibility
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.
Dec
10
2015
Baylor Philanthropy Lab Students Present $50,335 in Grants to Local Nonprofits
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.
Dec
4
2015
Refuge in Waco: Syrian refugees look to find home at Baylor, MCC
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.
Nov
30
2015
A Conversation with Michael O'Brien
Callie Hyde (Honors Program, '16) shares a blog post about publishing an article with Michael O'Brien, author of the critically acclaimed 'Father Elijah.'
Nov
30
2015
University Scholar Jacob Imam Selected for a 2016 Marshall Scholarship
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.
Nov
27
2015
Baylor Announces Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving Break
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.
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