News from Baylor

[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.
[Model Arab League Team]
4/8/2014
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2014) -- Baylor University's Model Arab League (MAL) team won 10 delegate awards – the most for the team in a decade – after participating in the Southwest Model Arab League regional held April 3-5 at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
[Jackie Birdwell]
4/7/2014
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of longtime Baylor Dining Services staff member Jackie Birdwell. Birdwell, who worked in the SUB for nearly 50 years, died March 31 at the age of 65.
[Philosophy logo]
4/7/2014
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2014) – Baylor’s department of philosophy will hold the ninth annual Philosophy of Religion Conference from Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, at the Armstrong Browning Library and the Waco Hilton.
[ISR logo]
4/4/2014
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2014) – The Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) at Baylor University and Baylor University Press will co-sponsor a lecture by Jing “Cathy” Zhang, assistant to the director at Renmin University of China’s School of Liberal Arts. Her lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.
[Chris Given-Wilson]
4/4/2014
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2014) – The Baylor department of history will welcome Chris Given-Wilson, Ph.D., professor of history at St. Andrews University, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in Morrison Hall, Room 120.
[Neal Krause]
4/4/2014
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2014) – The Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) at Baylor University will host Neal Krause, Ph.D., associate chair and the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Health in the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, as he lectures at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.
[Mary Eberstadt]
4/4/2014
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2014) – Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will dissect a heavily weighted question – “Does the family matter?” – at a symposium on “The Crisis of Faith in Church and Culture” at 9 a.m. until noon Monday, April 7, in the Paul Powell Chapel of Truett Theological Seminary.
[Baylor Gold Trumpet comp]
4/3/2014
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) – Students from the Baylor trumpet studio represented the Bears with great success on March 23 as they earned third place in the trumpet ensemble division at the 2014 National Trumpet Competition.
[Ryan S. King]
4/3/2014
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) -- Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $600,000 grant to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams and help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas that reached all the way to the Supreme Court in 1992.
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