Announcements

[Paul La Bounty]
4/17/2014
WACO, Texas (April 17, 2014) — Paul La Bounty, Ph.D., associate professor of health, human performance and recreation (HHPR) in the Baylor School of Education, is the recipient of the Collins Outstanding Professor Award for 2014. The Collins Professor is chosen each year by a vote of Baylor’s senior class.
[Easter cross]
4/16/2014
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2014) – In observance of Easter, Baylor University will not hold classes and will close administrative offices Friday, April 18, through Monday, April 21. Other university buildings will have altered hours.
[Jang]
4/15/2014
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) -- Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., one of the nation’s preeminent quantitative criminologists, has accepted a post as Research Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).
[David Solomon]
4/14/2014
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) –Baylor’s student-run pro-life organization Bears for Life will host David Solomon as he gives his lecture, “Can We Do Without Dignity? Disability, Bioethics, and the War Between Autonomy and Dignity,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Alexander Reading Room.
[Ernest Istook]
4/11/2014
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – The Institute for Studies of Religion will welcome Ernest Istook at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Kayser Auditorium in Hankamer School of Business. He will present his lecture titled “Being an Underdog is a Great Opportunity: An Approach to Life, the Universe…Even Politics.”
[Michael Slater]
4/11/2014
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – The department of philosophy at Baylor University will host Michael Slater, Ph.D., lecturer of theology at Georgetown University, as he gives his lecture “James and Dewey as Theorists of Religion,” at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Room 108 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.
[Midway HS]
4/10/2014
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Baylor University School of Education announced the establishment of two new Professional Development Schools (PDS) in partnership with Midway ISD at Midway Middle School and Spring Valley Elementary, beginning fall 2014.
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4/10/2014
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, will lead the research core on a four-year, $4.4 million project aimed at designing chemicals and materials that are less toxic to humans and the environment.
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4/9/2014
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) – Baylor University students and faculty in the Medical Humanities program will gather April 11-12 for the 15th annual Medical Humanities Retreat, long the “spiritual center” of a program that focuses on the sacred nature of a vocation in medicine.
[Diadeloso1]
4/8/2014
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2014) – It’s a little hard to explain just what Diadeloso is to someone who isn’t an Oso, but it’s more than a day of frivolity and shenanigans on a random Thursday in spring.
[Lori Baker1]
4/8/2014
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2014) — Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, spoke Saturday, April 5 at Amnesty International’s 2014 Human Rights Watch conference in Chicago.
[Jackie Birdwell]
4/7/2014
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of longtime Baylor Dining Services staff member Jackie Birdwell. Birdwell, who worked in the SUB for nearly 50 years, died March 31 at the age of 65.
[Philosophy logo]
4/7/2014
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2014) – Baylor’s department of philosophy will hold the ninth annual Philosophy of Religion Conference from Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, at the Armstrong Browning Library and the Waco Hilton.
[ISR logo]
4/4/2014
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2014) – The Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) at Baylor University and Baylor University Press will co-sponsor a lecture by Jing “Cathy” Zhang, assistant to the director at Renmin University of China’s School of Liberal Arts. Her lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.
[Chris Given-Wilson]
4/4/2014
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2014) – The Baylor department of history will welcome Chris Given-Wilson, Ph.D., professor of history at St. Andrews University, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in Morrison Hall, Room 120.
[Neal Krause]
4/4/2014
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2014) – The Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) at Baylor University will host Neal Krause, Ph.D., associate chair and the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Health in the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, as he lectures at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.
[Mary Eberstadt]
4/4/2014
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2014) – Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will dissect a heavily weighted question – “Does the family matter?” – at a symposium on “The Crisis of Faith in Church and Culture” at 9 a.m. until noon Monday, April 7, in the Paul Powell Chapel of Truett Theological Seminary.
[Gary Carini]
4/3/2014
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) - The Baylor Executive MBA program in Austin has announced the expansion of its curriculum to include a healthcare concentration option – one of the first of its kind in Austin. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2014.
[Jonathan Kvanvig]
4/2/2014
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2014) – The department of philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences will host two lectures Friday, April 4, with University of Georgetown theology professor Erin Cline, Ph.D., and Baylor Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Jonathan Kvanvig, Ph.D.
[Steppin Out]
4/2/2014
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2014) –Baylor University student organizations will volunteer to work together during Steppin’ Out on Saturday, April 5, to improve Waco through community service.
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