Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor
HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor's intercollegiate debate team, known as the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, just completed its 2015-16 season with a top 20 national ranking. The team also qualified three smaller groups of two members each to compete at the National Debate Tournament (NDT).
Baylor University and Tarrant County College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) — Ten faculty members have been elected to serve as 2016-17 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2016) – Baylor Theatre is finishing its 2015-2106 season strong with "Story of a Marriage," a compilation of three plays by Horton Foote: "Courtship," "On Valentine's Day" and "1918."
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – With graduation just around the corner, many seniors at Baylor University are preparing to start their first salaried jobs and earn that first paycheck. However, some students may be unprepared to take their finances into their own hands.
Baylor’s 17th Annual Black Glasses Film Festival Will Showcase Best of Film & Digital Media on April 25
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – This year’s Black Glasses Film Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre downtown.
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – The Baylor Lariat newspaper, Focus magazine, Roundup yearbook and the baylorlariat.com website recently won another round of state and national awards.
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2016) – The Texas Oral History Association will host its fifth annual conference from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
Baylor Historian Gives Thumbs-Up after Call with Treasury Officials about Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University's history department, said she was "excited and appreciative" about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman's portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.
'Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song' Wins First Place in the 2016 Press Women of Texas Communications Contest, Competes for National Awards
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2016) – 'Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song,' an anthology edited by Baylor faculty and alumni, recently won first place in the 2016 Press Women of Texas Communications Contest in the edited work category and is now entered in the national contest.
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2016) – Two Baylor University graduates, Jacob Blythe and Nicky Arellano, were recently named the 2015 recipients of the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis, a recognition to reward excellence in scholarship honoring undergraduate thesis writers in Baylor’s Honors Program.
Most Americans Pray for Healing; More than One Fourth Have Practiced ‘Laying on of Hands,’ Baylor University Study Finds
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2016) — Nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point in their lives, praying for others even more than for themselves, according to a study by a Baylor University epidemiologist. More than one fourth have practiced laying on of hands.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2016) – Sam Davidson and Daniel Headrick, students at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, were among 12 seminary and divinity school students selected from more than 700 applicants by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week European program this summer that uses the conduct of clergy in Nazi Germany as a launching point for course study on ethical issues facing religious leaders today.
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2016) – Rae Jefferson, a senior journalism major from Houston, recently was awarded the Bess White Scott Journalism Scholarship by the Austin Community Foundation. Jefferson, who also is earning a minor in film and digital media, has worked as copy desk chief for The Baylor Lariat and as a staff writer at the San Antonio Express-News. After graduation this spring, she plans to pursue a career in public relations for a nonprofit.
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2016) – There are hundreds of professors at Baylor University, but each year only one is chosen by the senior class to receive the Collins Outstanding Professor Award. Bruce Hodson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of chemistry and biochemistry, is this year's winner.
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2016) – "Poverty, Inc.," a film that follows the butterfly effect of the West's well-intentioned efforts to do good in developing nations, will air at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation Room 240.
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2016) – This year's G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Lecture will be given by J. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.
The Keston Spring Lecture "Combating God & Grandma" will be presented by Julie deGraffenried, Ph.D., associate professor of history for Baylor's history department.