News from Baylor

[Glennis McCrary]
4/24/2014
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2014) – Combined choirs from the Baylor School of Music will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem Mass” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, for the school’s 111th annual President’s Concert in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.
[Paul Wadell]
4/24/2014
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2014) – The Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University will host a new annual lecture, the Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics, named in honor of Bill and Roberta (Hatch) Bailey for their family’s commitment to Baylor, Waco and the church.
[MISSION 2014]
4/24/2014
WACO, Texas (Apr. 24, 2014) - Baylor Missions was busy living out its purpose over spring break 2014.
At the beginning of what most students utilize as a much-needed week off, 90 dedicated Baylor faculty, students, and staff boarded planes to take helping hands to five global destinations: El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, the Dominican Republic and Eagle Pass, Texas.
[Black glasses poster 2014]
4/23/2014
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2014) – In recognition of the best original films produced by students in Baylor’s Film & Digital Media department this year, the 15th annual Black Glasses Film Festival will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Jones Theatre.
[Dr. Karla Leeper]
4/23/2014
WACO, Texas (April, 23, 2014) -- Karla Leeper, Ph.D., vice president of board and executive affairs and chief compliance officer at Baylor University, will be resigning her position at Baylor to become the chief of staff to the President at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga.
[Jonathan Borwein]
4/22/2014
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2014) – In honor of Baylor’s math club becoming a chartered organization on campus for the first time, and in recognition of April as National Mathematics Month, the department of mathematics will host the first annual Mobius Lectures Tuesday through Thursday of this week.
[Dr. Daniel B. McGee]
4/22/2014
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of Daniel B. McGee, Ph.D., professor and Emeritus Melton Endowed Chair of Religion at Baylor University, who died Saturday, April 19, in Waco at the age of 80.
[BRIC]
4/22/2014
WACO, Texas (April 17, 2014) – Baylor’s Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) will welcome Nick Farah, president of the L-C Platform Systems Sector, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room B110.
[Paul La Bounty]
4/17/2014
WACO, Texas (April 17, 2014) — Paul La Bounty, Ph.D., associate professor of health, human performance and recreation (HHPR) in the Baylor School of Education, is the recipient of the Collins Outstanding Professor Award for 2014. The Collins Professor is chosen each year by a vote of Baylor’s senior class.
[Easter cross]
4/16/2014
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2014) – In observance of Easter, Baylor University will not hold classes and will close administrative offices Friday, April 18, through Monday, April 21. Other university buildings will have altered hours.
[Danielle LaCoste]
4/15/2014
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014)—Which is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave?
[First Responders Book Adamson]
4/15/2014
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) – It’s not always easy to get first responders and emergency workers to talk candidly about “the job,” particularly something as devastating as the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the City of West in April 2013.
[Jang]
4/15/2014
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) -- Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., one of the nation’s preeminent quantitative criminologists, has accepted a post as Research Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).
[David Solomon]
4/14/2014
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) –Baylor’s student-run pro-life organization Bears for Life will host David Solomon as he gives his lecture, “Can We Do Without Dignity? Disability, Bioethics, and the War Between Autonomy and Dignity,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Alexander Reading Room.
[Jeremy Everett]
4/14/2014
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, to the National Commission on Hunger.
[MOAS 1]
4/11/2014
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – Fifteen students from Baylor’s Model Organization of American States recently won the presidency of the model for the sixth consecutive year at the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS).
[Ernest Istook]
4/11/2014
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – The Institute for Studies of Religion will welcome Ernest Istook at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Kayser Auditorium in Hankamer School of Business. He will present his lecture titled “Being an Underdog is a Great Opportunity: An Approach to Life, the Universe…Even Politics.”
[Michael Slater]
4/11/2014
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – The department of philosophy at Baylor University will host Michael Slater, Ph.D., lecturer of theology at Georgetown University, as he gives his lecture “James and Dewey as Theorists of Religion,” at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Room 108 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.
[Midway HS]
4/10/2014
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Baylor University School of Education announced the establishment of two new Professional Development Schools (PDS) in partnership with Midway ISD at Midway Middle School and Spring Valley Elementary, beginning fall 2014.
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4/10/2014
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, will lead the research core on a four-year, $4.4 million project aimed at designing chemicals and materials that are less toxic to humans and the environment.
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4/9/2014
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) - Two Baylor University alumni –- the late Judge Jack English Hightower, BA '49, LLB '51, and Ella Wall Prichard, a 1963 Baylor graduate and former member of the Baylor Board of Regents –- were honored April 9 at the Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference in San Antonio. Judge Hightower was selected posthumously for Outstanding Services to Libraries Award, while Prichard received the Benefactor Award.
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4/9/2014
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) – Baylor University students and faculty in the Medical Humanities program will gather April 11-12 for the 15th annual Medical Humanities Retreat, long the “spiritual center” of a program that focuses on the sacred nature of a vocation in medicine.
[Baylor Model UN team]
4/9/2014
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) – Eleven Baylor students claimed the top awards in every division at the recent Howard Payne Model United Nations Security Council simulation at Howard Payne University.
[Diadeloso1]
4/8/2014
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2014) – It’s a little hard to explain just what Diadeloso is to someone who isn’t an Oso, but it’s more than a day of frivolity and shenanigans on a random Thursday in spring.
[Lori Baker1]
4/8/2014
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2014) — Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, spoke Saturday, April 5 at Amnesty International’s 2014 Human Rights Watch conference in Chicago.
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