News from Baylor

[Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.]
4/17/2015
WACO, Texas (April 17, 2015) – Arthur Brooks, Ph.D., president of American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will present, “Capitalism Without Attachment: Creating a prosperous society without losing our souls” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Cashion Academic Center’s 5th floor banquet room.
4/16/2015
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2015) — The Baylor New Venture Competition, hosted by the department of entrepreneurship in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, awarded more than $130,000 in cash and prizes to student teams pitching original business plans.
[Colonias]
4/15/2015
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR), along with partners from Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health (lead on the overall project), New Mexico State University, the Mariposa Community Health Center in Arizona, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have received a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the lives and families living along the U.S.-Mexico border.
[Diana R. Garland]
4/15/2015
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced that Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., inaugural dean of the Baylor School of Social Work, will be stepping down from her administrative post effective June 1.
[Paradise and tan]
4/14/2015
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2015) — Tanning as “paradise” — the depiction in ads and magazines of smiling people sporting even tans and often enjoying exotic vacation spots — may influence people to tan in the sun or tanning beds and take risks with UV ray exposure and ultimately, skin cancer, says a Baylor University researcher.
[“The Daughter of the Regiment”]
4/13/2015
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2015) – Baylor Opera Theater and the Waco Symphony Orchestra have harmonized in order to present Donizetti’s comic opera “The Daughter of the Regiment” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Waco Hall.
4/10/2015
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2015) – It’s not just singers who face vocal issues. Everyone uses their voices daily to communicate thoughts and emotions. Since we are only given one voice, it’s crucial to know how to protect it.
4/10/2015
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2015) – Brent Easter, senior special agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, will present his lecture “Catching Art Thieves and Dismantling Smuggling Networks” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Baylor Law School Room 127.
[UN]
4/9/2015
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2015) – Sixteen Baylor University students who participated in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City have been recognized as an "Honorable Mention Delegation."
[Janie]
4/9/2015
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2015) – Janie Bryant has always been mad about design, and her passion has made her an international sensation. The Emmy Award-winning costume designer for "Mad Men" and "Deadwood" will speak at Baylor Thursday, April 16.
[Victoria and Newborn]
4/8/2015
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2015) – "Victoria" and other advanced medical simulators will be on hand at Baylor University’s main campus in Waco Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, at Teal Residential College in Baylor’s East Village.
4/7/2015
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2015) – Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences will present a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and Humanities Symposium from 12:30-5 p.m. Thursday, April 9, on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center.
[Sarah Stair Legos]
4/7/2015
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science has received a grant from Halliburton to develop a “Ladies and Legos” program that engages women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields to encourage and empower young women in college through active dialogue and community support.
[Andrasi]
4/7/2015
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2015) – Elizabeth Andrasi, a third-year Master of Divinity student at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, has been selected by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program for future clergy taking place this summer in New York, Germany and Poland.
4/2/2015
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2015) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will present its annual Parchman Endowed Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 8, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel. The topic of the lecture series is “Friendships in the Kingdom: Missional Practice in the 20th Century World Christianity.”
[Joel Gregory]
4/2/2015
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2015) — Renowned international preacher and minister Joel C. Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will give two Easter Sunday sermons at Kensington Temple London City Church, the largest church congregation in London.
[Easter 2015]
4/1/2015
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2015) – In honor of the Easter holiday Sunday, April 5, Baylor University will shut down classes and administrative offices beginning Friday, April 3, through Monday, April 6.
[Louise Herrington Ornelas]
4/1/2015
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a lead gift by Louise “Lou” Herrington Ornelas of Tyler, Texas, that made possible the purchase of the Baptist General Convention of Texas building in Dallas for use as the new home for Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Baylor will begin plans to renovate the facility, to be named the Louise Herrington Nursing School Building, to house the outstanding academic programs and simulation training for which the School is nationally recognized.
[Baylor trumpet ensemble]
3/31/2015
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2015) – Baylor Trumpets Green ensemble returned victorious from this year’s National Trumpet Competition (NTC) at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.
[Richard Russell]
3/31/2015
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2015) – “Seamus Heaney’s Regions,” a book by Richard Rankin Russell, Ph.D., graduate program director and professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2014 Robert Penn Warren-Cleanth Brooks Award for literary scholarship and criticism.
[Miki Wang]
3/30/2015
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) – After winning first place at the Dallas regionals of the 2015 Texas State Japanese Speech Contest, Baylor senior Miki Wang said “konnichiwa”–Japanese for “hello”– to another first-place victory at the Texas State Japanese Speech Contest.
[Mortenson]
3/30/2015
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) — After an extensive national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., as the new dean of the School of Music at Baylor.
[Arna B. Hemenway]
3/27/2015
WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – “Elegy on Kinderklavier,” a book by Arna B. Hemenway, M.F.A., assistant professor in the department of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first work of fiction, the largest award for debut fiction in the country.
[Lidija Novakovic]
3/27/2015
WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – Lidija Novakovic, Ph.D., an associate professor in Baylor University’s department of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences, will present a lecture titled “The Story of a Missing Body: The New Testament Accounts of the Discovery of the Empty Tomb” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Miller Chapel located inside Tidwell Bible Building.
[Cherry Awards Ad]
3/27/2015
WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.
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