News from Baylor

[Black glasses poster 2015]
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2015) – Baylor has its very own collegiate film festival, and it’s so cool it has to wear shades.
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2015) — Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business is partnering with the town of Addison’s Economic Development department and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) to offer entrepreneurs an opportunity for candid chats, networking time with successful serial entrepreneurs and funding strategists, and information sessions that address issues crucial to accelerating company growth.
[Kelsey Mann]
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2015) – Baylor University senior Kelsey Mann was named runner-up in the national Sales Student of the Year Award competition held by the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA).
[Diana R. Garland]
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2015) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has voted to name the university’s School of Social Work in honor of its inaugural dean, Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., who has announced that she will step down from her position June 1 and return to faculty.
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WACO, Texas (April 23, 2015) – Baylor University and Temple 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.
[Model Organization of American States]
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2015) – Ten members of Baylor’s Model Organization of American States (MOAS) traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to participate in the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS) hosted by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Institute for Diplomatic Dialogue in the Americas.
[David Lyle Jeffrey]
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2015) – David Lyle Jeffrey, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities in Baylor’s Honors College, has been honored as the 12th Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.
[Wind ensemble]
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Music will present its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in Jones Concert Hall.
[Billy Ray Hearn]
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the death of Billy Ray Hearn, a distinguished Baylor graduate and former University Regent renowned as the “father” of contemporary Christian music. Hearn died April 15 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 85.
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) — “The End of Religion?”, a symposium exploring the claim that religion is declining and near its ultimate fall, will be hosted by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) on Tuesday, May 5, at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
[Candace Vogler]
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) – Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will present its second annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Mark Devanand Jonklaas, Ph.D., a senior lecturer in Baylor’s department of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, is the recipient of the 2015 Collins Outstanding Professor Award, which is an honor awarded by a vote of Baylor’s senior class each year.
[Brandon Martinez]
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Three Baylor University doctoral students - Brandon Martinez, V.H. Satheeshkumar and Logan Gage - received Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the Baylor University Graduate School, recognizing their exceptional scholarship, research and writing.
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WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art will kick off its annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior exhibition with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The exhibition will run April 23–28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
[Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.]
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.
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.
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.
[School of Social Work]
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]
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”]
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.
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.
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.
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."
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]
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.
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