News from Baylor

[Terry Maness]
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2016) - Dean Terry S. Maness of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Maness was elected to a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.
HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.
[Jones Concert Hall, photo courtesy of Baylor University]
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”
[debate team]
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University's intercollegiate debate team, known as the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, just completed its 2015-16 season with a top 20 national ranking. The team also qualified three smaller groups of two members each to compete at the National Debate Tournament (NDT).
[Sandra Cooper]
WACO, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Sandra Cooper, Ph.D., professor and coordinator of the mathematics education program in Baylor University's School of Education, and Steven Pounders, M.F.A., professor of acting and directing in the theatre arts department in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Baylor Centennial Professor Awards.
[Baylor Bound TCC Signing Ceremony]
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – A representative from Carter BloodCare recently visited Baylor’s Student Activities office to thank Baylor University for its combined efforts to collect blood donations for the 2015 year. The Office of Community Engagement and Service received a plaque in recognition of the philanthropic efforts of student organizations.
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) — Ten faculty members have been elected to serve as 2016-17 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.
[Helena Hunt]
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2016) – The Baylor Honors College will host the Pulse Annual Student Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Alexander Reading Room.
[Story of a marriage]
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2016) – Baylor Theatre is finishing its 2015-2106 season strong with "Story of a Marriage," a compilation of three plays by Horton Foote: "Courtship," "On Valentine's Day" and "1918."
[George Marsden]
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2016) – C.S. Lewis is widely considered to be one of the most influential Christian writers of his time. From his classic children's series "The Chronicles of Narnia" to his thought-provoking works such as "The Screwtape Letters," Lewis has left an impact on readers of all ages.
[Tongate logo]
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2016) – “Another Year Finds Me in Texas: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Pier Stevens” is one of few women’s diaries from the Civil War era. The book’s author, Vicki Tongate, will visit Baylor University to expound on Lucy’s story at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Bennett Auditorium.
[Haiti BU Missions team]
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2016) – During spring break, a team of 12 Baylor University pre-med students and two faculty members chose to use their time off and their gifts and expertise to serve others during an inaugural healthcare mission trip to Haiti.
[Money smart]
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – With graduation just around the corner, many seniors at Baylor University are preparing to start their first salaried jobs and earn that first paycheck. However, some students may be unprepared to take their finances into their own hands.
[Black glasses]
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – This year’s Black Glasses Film Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre downtown.
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – The Baylor Lariat newspaper, Focus magazine, Roundup yearbook and the website recently won another round of state and national awards.
Team in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core wins $1,000 to benefit the World Hunger Relief charity
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2016) — 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.
[TOHA logo]
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2016) – The Texas Oral History Association will host its fifth annual conference from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
[Harriat Tubman]
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) — Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University’s history department, said she was “excited and appreciative” about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.
[Maurice Hunt]
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – In honor of the 400th year of Shakespeare's passing, the Baylor Libraries and the Medieval and Renaissance Research Seminar will present a lecture by Maurice Hunt, Ph.D., Research Professor of English, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space on the second floor of Jones Library.
[Greg Jones]
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Following a unanimous recommendation from the university search committee, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., senior strategist for leadership education at Duke Divinity School and the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, as executive vice president and provost, effective May 16, 2016. His wife, the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, associate dean for ministerial formation at Duke Divinity School, also will join Baylor as senior fellow in the Institute for Faith and Learning.
[Her Texas]
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2016) – “Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song,” an anthology edited by Baylor faculty and alumni, recently won first place in the 2016 Press Women of Texas Communications Contest in the edited work category and is now entered in the national contest.
[Nicky Arellano, photo courtesy of Vivian Kwok]
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2016) – Two Baylor University graduates, Jacob Blythe and Nicky Arellano, were recently named the 2015 recipients of the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis, a recognition to reward excellence in scholarship honoring undergraduate thesis writers in Baylor’s Honors Program.
[Michael Waters]
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2016) – The Baylor Institute of Archaeology will host Michael Waters, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and geoarchaeology and director for the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University, for a lecture at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Marrs McLean Science Building Room 301.
[L. Gregory Jones]
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2016) – Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will host L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., for its third annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
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