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WACO, Texas (April 17, 2015) â Arthur Brooks, Ph.D., president of American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will present, âCapitalism Without Attachment: Creating a prosperous society without losing our soulsâ at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Cashion Academic Centerâs 5th floor banquet room.
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2015) â The Baylor New Venture Competition, hosted by the department of entrepreneurship in Baylor Universityâs Hankamer School of Business, awarded more than $130,000 in cash and prizes to student teams pitching original business plans.
Baylor University to Lead Physical Activity and Screen Time Components of a $4.9 Million Grant from USDA
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) â Baylor Universityâs Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR), along with partners from Texas A&M Universityâs 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.
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) â 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.
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2015) â Tanning as âparadiseâ â the depiction in ads and magazines of smiling people sporting even tans and often enjoying exotic vacation spots â 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.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2015) â Baylor Opera Theater and the Waco Symphony Orchestra have harmonized in order to present Donizettiâs comic opera âThe Daughter of the Regimentâ at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Waco Hall.
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2015) â Itâs not just singers who face vocal issues. Everyone uses their voices daily to communicate thoughts and emotions. Since we are only given one voice, itâs crucial to know how to protect it.
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2015) â Brent Easter, senior special agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, will present his lecture âCatching Art Thieves and Dismantling Smuggling Networksâ from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Baylor Law School Room 127.
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2015) â 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) â 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.
Baylor University’s School of Nursing Expands Simulation Lab’s Lineup with ‘Victoria’ – Industry’s Most Advanced Birthing Simulator
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2015) â "Victoria" and other advanced medical simulators will be on hand at Baylor Universityâs main campus in Waco Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, at Teal Residential College in Baylorâs East Village.
Baylor Symposium to Examine Crossroads between Humanities and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2015) â Baylor Universityâs 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.
Halliburton Selects Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science for Grant to Create New Program That Encourages Gender Diversity in the Workforce
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2015) â Baylor Universityâs School of Engineering and Computer Science has received a grant from Halliburton to develop a âLadies and Legosâ 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.
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2015) â 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.
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2015) â Baylor Universityâs 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 âFriendships in the Kingdom: Missional Practice in the 20th Century World Christianity.â
Renowned Preacher Joel Gregory of Baylor’s Truett Seminary Will Preach Easter Sermon in London’s Kensington Temple
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2015) â Renowned international preacher and minister Joel C. Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor Universityâs George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will give two Easter Sunday sermons at Kensington Temple London City Church, the largest church congregation in London.
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2015) â 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.
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2015) â Baylor University today announced a lead gift by Louise âLouâ 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 Baylorâs 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.
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2015) â Baylor Trumpets Green ensemble returned victorious from this yearâs National Trumpet Competition (NTC) at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.
Baylor University English Professor Receives Prestigious Award for Literary Scholarship and Criticism
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2015) â âSeamus Heaneyâs Regions,â a book by Richard Rankin Russell, Ph.D., graduate program director and professor of English in Baylorâs College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2014 Robert Penn Warren-Cleanth Brooks Award for literary scholarship and criticism.
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) â After winning first place at the Dallas regionals of the 2015 Texas State Japanese Speech Contest, Baylor senior Miki Wang said âkonnichiwaââJapanese for âhelloââ to another first-place victory at the Texas State Japanese Speech Contest.
Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Mortenson as Dean of the School of Music
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) â 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.
WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) â âElegy on Kinderklavier,â a book by Arna B. Hemenway, M.F.A., assistant professor in the department of English in Baylorâs 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.
WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) â Lidija Novakovic, Ph.D., an associate professor in Baylor Universityâs department of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences, will present a lecture titled âThe Story of a Missing Body: The New Testament Accounts of the Discovery of the Empty Tombâ at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Miller Chapel located inside Tidwell Bible Building.
WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) â 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 â with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 â presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.
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