News from Baylor
Stewardship Is Good Business: Baylor University’s New Business Campus Achieves LEED Gold Certification
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The dynamic new facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015, has been awarded LEED Gold certification after satisfying rigorous standards that address the building’s environmental impact.
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts and events, including a performance by the Baylor Concert Band, Baylor Theater’s Spring CaBEARet and a lecture on geology and the cattle drive.
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2017) – The Baylor Police Department will be open Saturday, April 29, to collect old and expired drugs as part of a county-wide take-back day.
Baylor University Model Arab League (MAL) ‘Represented Baylor Exceptionally Well’ at Southwest Regional MAL Conference
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2017) – Baylor University’s Model Arab League participated in the competition – and won awards – at the recent Southwest Regional Model Arab League Conference hosted by Texas A&M Commerce.
Baylor University’s Department of Computer Science Gaming Capstone Teams Demonstrate New Video Games to Public
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2017) – Seniors in Baylor University’s department of computer science will debut video games they developed in the computer science program’s gaming capstone course during an open house from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 28, in Room 201 of the Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St.
Robert Darden Selected as Outstanding Teaching Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences for 2016
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2017) – Robert Darden, professor in the department of journalism, public relations and new media, was named the Outstanding Teaching Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences for 2016.
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Taylor Demons has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan. Demons earned her B.A. in international studies magna cum laude from Baylor in December 2016.
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – The Baylor Model United Nations (MUN) team received Outstanding Position Paper Awards in five of the seven committees in which they participated—the same number of position paper awards that the team received in the last three years combined—at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where thousands of students from more than 100 nations participated in a simulation of the U.N.
Baylor University Joins Growing Alliance of Colleges Working to Expand Access and Opportunity for 50,000 Talented Low- and Moderate-Income Students
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Baylor University is among a select group of 68 of the nation’s top universities that have partnered with the American Talent Initiative (ATI) to enroll and educate an additional 50,000 high-achieving low- and moderate-income students by 2025.
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) – Baylor University’s Graduate School will host an open house for the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.
Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults, Study Finds
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) — Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – Bulbul Ahmmed, Ph.D. candidate in Baylor University’s department of geosciences, has been awarded a Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship from the Department of Energy (DOE).
Religious Studies Scholar Will Lecture on Watergate and Politics in Contemporary Evangelical Magazines
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – Anja-Maria Bassimir, a German historian and religious studies scholar specializing in the religious history of the United States, will lecture on “After Crisis: Watergate and Positions on Politics in Contemporary Evangelical Magazines” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events, including a LEED Gold Ceremony at the Paul L. Foster Campus, StorySlam! and the premiere of “Noises Off.”
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) is co-sponsoring the one-day symposium “What Is to Be Done? Responding to the Global Persecution of Christians” on April 20.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Baylor University has selected Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., current dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, as the institution’s 15th president. Dr. Livingstone was the unanimous choice of the Baylor Board of Regents, following the recommendation of the 12-member Presidential Search Committee.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – The Baylor University School of Music will perform “A Choral Collage” for the 2017 President’s Concert on Thursday, April 20.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Donald Richards, Ph.D., professor of statistics at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the 2017 Tom Bratcher Memorial Lecture at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Room 301 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Jonathan Tran, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences, was chosen for the 2017 Collins Outstanding Professor Award by the senior class.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Baylor University senior Emily E. Martin, a University Scholar from Frisco, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA), which will allow her to spend the 2017-2018 academic year teaching English in Germany.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Baylor University will be closed for Easter break Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will present its fourth annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Packard Lecture Hall, Room 101, of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including the annual Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics, a senior art exhibition, a Symphonic Band concert and a lecture on public service and civic engagement by a local Congressman.
Author of ‘Leading a Special Needs Ministry’ Will Speak at Special Needs Ministry Leadership Conference
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2017) – Amy Fenton Lee, author of “Leading a Special Needs Ministry,” will be the keynote speaker at the Special Needs Leadership Conference April 21 and 22.
Dr. Rodney G. Bowden Appointed Dean of Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Rodney G. Bowden, Ph.D., professor of health education and Brown Foundation Endowed Chair, has been appointed dean of Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, as announced today by Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D. Bowden’s appointment is effective immediately.
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