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3/28/2017
March 28, 2017
Baylor School of Education faculty Perry L. Glanzer, Ph.D., professor of educational foundations, and Nathan F. Alleman, Ph.D., associate professor of higher education studies, along with Todd C. Ream, Ph.D., B.A. (Religion) ’93, professor of higher education at Taylor University and a research fellow at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, discuss their new book, “Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age” (InterVarsity Press), which seeks to promote faith and theology as central to colleges and universities.

Research

3/28/2017
March 28, 2017
AUDIO: Eric Metaxas, a best-selling author, speaker and nationally syndicated radio host, speaks about the importance of keeping Christians in the public square, focusing on recent research by Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D., co-founder of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and William Wubbenhorst, a non-resident ISR fellow, about the quantity and quality of the work that faith-based organizations do for the homeless day in and day out. Their research found that FBOs are “at the forefront of innovation” in helping to transform homeless people and their families through a variety of education, healthcare, job training and addiction recovery services.
3/28/2017
March 24, 2017
This column cites a finding of the Baylor Religion Survey that people tend to view God in one of four ways: judgmental and engaged with humanity; benevolent and engaged; distant and removed; and judgmental but not currently engaged with humanity, instead waiting until Judgment Day.
3/28/2017
March 20, 2017
A blog post by Mitchell Neubert, Ph.D., professor of management and the Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business, and Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, regarding their recent study of servant leadership published in Leadership Quarterly.
3/28/2017
March 21, 2017
“Technophobes” — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don’t understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety, according to a study by Paul McClure, Baylor sociologist in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. They are even more fearful of automation that could lead to job displacement than they are of other potentially threatening circumstances such as romantic rejection and public speaking.

Faculty in the News

3/28/2017
March 27, 2017
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, will speak on “How Dracula Made the Protestant Reformation Possible” at the “World Dracula Day Symposium 2017” May 25-26 at North Central Texas College’s Flower Mound campus. The symposium will celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the publication of Bram Stoker's “Dracula.” Melton is author of “The Vampire Book: the Encyclopedia of the Undead” and “The Vampire in Folklore, History, Literature, Film and Television: A Comprehensive Bibliography.”

Students

3/28/2017
March 27, 2017
Churches of various denominations will assemble in McLane Stadium for prayer and worship on April 9 in Baylor’s McLane Lane Stadium. Two years ago, The Gathering made history by being the largest assembly of Christians in the history of Waco, attracting about 35,000 people.
3/28/2017
March 27, 2017
VIDEO: Student artists speak about their work in a juried exhibition in Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art. Interviewed are sculptor Reid Sullivan, senior studio art major; Rachel Tyler Galvez, senior studio art major; and museum director Allison Chew Syltie.

Alumni

3/28/2017
March 24, 2017
Feature on Melissa Rogers, B.A. (History) ’88, who served as executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships from March 2013 through the end of the Obama administration. Before he left office, President Obama appointed Rogers to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. She also returned to her position as non-resident fellow with the Brookings Institution and began teaching a course in Transformational Leadership at Yale University Divinity School.

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