WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) -- "Faith and Film" will be the theme of the 2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture. Hosted by the Institute for Faith and Learning and the Institute for Studies of Religion, the conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25.
James W. Ellor, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Social Work at Baylor, and Sara Dolan, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, have been chosen for a major state award for their volunteer crisis intervention work in the city of West following the fertilizer plant explosion in April in which 15 people were killed.
The Waco Independent School District, the City of Waco and Baylor University are collaborating with other local organizations to create a new community-wide position that will tackle poverty in Waco: the chief administrative officer for community and family outreach.
The Southwest Regional Hunger Summit drew more than 200 people from across Texas and surrounding states to search for solutions to hunger and related issues.
The event was organized by the Texas Hunger Initiative, which operates from the Baylor School of Social Work. The event drew several nonprofit group officials involved in Waco's "Poverty to Prosperity" initiative, along with Mayor Malcolm Duncan Jr.
The School of Social Work invites applications for two positions of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, full-time positions beginning August 2013. The School of Social Work also invites applications for the position of Lecturer, a full-time position also beginning August 2013.
Please visit http://www.baylor.edu/hr/index.php?id=85121 to learn more.
Baylor University School of Social Work recognized Darla Bailey of Louisville, Ky., as the Baylor School of Social Work Honorary Alumna of the Year. Bailey is founder of an innovative day health center for adults with disabilities--a previously underserved population in the Louisville area.
The Global Mission Leadership Initiative in Baylor's School of Social Work brings international leaders to Waco, equips them to be agents of change in their home countries, then sends them back out to impact the world.
Baylor University graduate students Lizeth Castillo, Carolina Fuentes and Andres Felipe Monsalve have been awarded scholarships from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support bilingual mental health services in Texas. This is in addition to Bea Florez, who continues to benefit from a previous Hogg scholarship, while completing work on her master's degree in the Baylor School of Social Work.
An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University faculty, hosted and guided by the Baylor School of Social Work, has received a one-year grant of $350,000 to fund Phase II of the Military Family Coping Project, a collaborative research effort to study pre-deployment stress among Soldiers, their spouses and parents. The research is supported by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).