News from Baylor

[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.
[Ruth Duck]
3/27/2015
WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – The 29th Annual Northcutt Lecture will feature a talk by Ruth Duck, Ph.D., hymn writer and professor of worship at Northwestern University’s Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Duck will give a lecture titled, “Sing Praise, Sing Lament, Sing Joy: The Psalms As Congregational Song” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation of Armstrong Browning Library.
[AMSA Team]
3/26/2015
WACO, Texas (March 26, 2015) – Trading in sandy toes for service projects, five teams from Baylor Missions traveled domestically and internationally this spring break for a week of missions.
[John Hardie]
3/26/2015
WACO, Texas (March 26, 2015) – Reformed Swiss theologian Karl Barth can be counted as one of the great minds of Protestant theology in the 20th Century.
[Jean Andrews]
3/25/2015
WACO, Texas (March 25, 2015) - Baylor University’s department of communication sciences and disorders in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences will welcome deaf education scholar Jean Andrews, Ph.D., for lectures at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Cowden Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.
[Martin Museum student exhibition]
3/24/2015
WACO, Texas (March 24, 2015) – The annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Martin Museum of Art.
[Beall 2015]
3/23/2015
WACO, Texas (March 23, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of English in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome renowned poets to the 21st annual Beall Poetry Festival from Wednesday, March 25, to Friday, March 27.
[Allan Arkush]
3/23/2015
WACO, Texas (March 23, 2015) – The Jewish State: redemption or quagmire?
That is the question Allan Arkush, Ph.D., professor of Judaic Studies and History at the State University of New York at Binghamton, New York, will address in his lecture from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Draper Room 139.
[violent]
3/20/2015
WACO, Texas (March 23, 2015) — A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Richmond, Virginia, according to findings of a new Baylor University case study.
[Sarah Joseph]
3/20/2015
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Music will present its annual Dean’s Honor Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in Roxy Grove Hall.
[Bill Leonard]
3/20/2015
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome church historian Bill Leonard, Ph.D., to present a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Kayser Auditorium.
[Rebecca Sharpless]
3/20/2015
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2015) – It was the 1850s – only a few years after the first women’s rights convention – when Sallie McNeill enrolled at Baylor University as one of its first female students.
[Michael McLendon]
3/19/2015
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2015) – Following a nine-month national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as dean of Baylor’s School of Education.
[John Haldane]
3/19/2015
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2015) — Baylor University has announced the appointment of philosopher and public intellectual John Haldane, Ph.D., currently professor of moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, as The J. Newton Rayzor, Sr., Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at Baylor University.
[gathering]
3/18/2015
WACO, Texas (March 23, 2015) — A national grass-roots movement to cut across racial, socioeconomic and denominational divides to achieve Christian unity begins with a worship and prayer service for thousands this Sunday, March 29, at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium.
[Pence flyer]
3/17/2015
WACO, Texas (March, 17 2015) – Baylor University’s Honors College and Great Texts Program will welcome Millicent Marcus, Ph.D., to the Pence Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Alexander Reading Room.
[Kendall Houk]
3/17/2015
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2015) – Kendall N. Houk, Ph.D., Saul Winstein Chair in Organic Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, will present this year’s Gooch-Stephens Lecture Series from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and from 3:30 to 4:30 Friday, March 20, in the Baylor Science Building Room B110.
3/17/2015
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2015) — A new youth worship leader camp featuring renowned musicians David Crowder, Robbie Seay, Shaun Groves and Leslie Jordan will be held concurrently with this summer’s Alleluia Conference at Baylor University.
[Her Texas]
3/16/2015
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2015) – Growing up in the Lone Star State, one is bound to known plenty about Texas history, but what about the women in the story?
3/12/2015
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2015) — “Remembering Genocide” — a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide that left some 1.5 million people dead when the Ottoman Turkish Empire decided to annihilate Christian minorities — will be held at Baylor University on March 16 and 17.
[Chapman]
3/12/2015
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2015) – Baylor University’s Honors College will welcome Stephen Chapman, Ph.D., for a lecture on historical interpretations of the Bible at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Miller Chapel.
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