Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Jul
9
2014

Fashion Design Program Earns National Ranking

WACO, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Baylor University’s Apparel Design and Product Development program was recognized recently by Fashion Schools.org as among the top fashion design programs in the nation. The website ranked the program 35th out of 75 schools surveyed in the U.S., and sixth among Southwest schools.

Jul
8
2014

Dorr & Friends Endowed Investment Fund Provides $100,000 in Scholarships to Baylor Athletes in 2014

WACO, Texas (July 8, 2014) – The Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund has provided a $100,000 contribution to Baylor University’s Athletic Department. The Fund, which continues to rank as one of the nation's largest managed by students, has provided more than $1.5 million in support of scholarships for Baylor's intercollegiate athletics program since 2004.

Jul
7
2014

Evacuation systems test Friday

The monthly test of the outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems will occur this Friday, July 11th between 1:00 and 1:15 PM; please note the time change for this month only. There will be several activations of the systems during this 15 minute period, each activation approximately 30 seconds long.

Jul
2
2014

Baylor Shifts Operating Hours for Independence Day Weekend

WACO, Texas (July 2, 2014) – In observance of Independence Day weekend, operating hours on campus have changed or been abbreviated for July 3 through 6.

Jun
30
2014

Baylor Faculty Member Writes Children’s Book

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2014) –Rhonda King, administrative manager of the department of biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, put her knowledge of plant life and her belief that everyone was created for a purpose into a children’s book.

Jun
28
2014

TRAFFIC ALERT: Major Bridge Repair Closure Sunday-Tuesday on I-35 Mainlanes in Waco

Two lanes on southbound Interstate 35 over University Parks Drive (exit 335B) and University Parks Drive itself will experience closures from Sunday to Tuesday. Robinson Tower's exit to the I-35 access road will be closed during repairs.

Jun
27
2014

Baylor University Awards 2014 Centennial Professor

WACO, Texas (June 27, 2014) – Baylor University has selected Alfredo Colman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Baylor University School of Music, as its 2014 Centennial Professor. The Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee awards the honor to a professor every spring semester.

Jun
26
2014

State Bar of Texas Honors Baylor Law School with Pro Bono Award at Annual Meeting

WACO, Texas (June 26, 2014) — Baylor Law School was honored today by the State Bar of Texas with an award for exceptional service to the poor during the awards presentation at the organization’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center.

Jun
24
2014

Truett Professor Marks Half-Century Milestone of Ministry — “a Call that Has Never Disappeared”

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2014) — Joel C. Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the founder of an international ministry, on June 17 marked the 50th anniversary of his service during a celebration at The Church Without Walls (Brookhollow Baptist Church) in Houston.

Jun
24
2014

Two Men Honored with Baptist Award and Baptist Museum Rededicated in Independence

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2014) – Baylor University recently joined with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Texas Baptist Historical Collection to present the Texas Baptists Legacy Award to two legendary Texas Baptists and rededicate the Texas Baptist Historical Museum on the site of the oldest continuously active Baptist church in the state – Independence, Texas.

Jun
24
2014

What’s the Buzz on West Nile Virus? Mosquito Expert Provides Tips on Abatement for ‘Mosquito Week’

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2014) — Mosquito bites can trigger more than just irritated, itchy skin. They can signal the beginning of potentially harmful diseases such as West Nile Virus. This week for National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., biology professor in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, provides several tips on how to avoid being bitten and reduce the number of mosquitoes buzzing around.

Jun
23
2014

Baylor Professor featured in National Geographic for Work in Extreme Environments

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2014) – When looking at the series of photos on Keith Schubert’s computer screen, most people will likely see what they believe is some sort of black goo arranged like an intricate maze on a rock wall. But Schubert, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, sees life.

Jun
23
2014

Schmeltekopf Awarded Charles D. Johnson Outstanding Educator Award

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2014) –Donald D. Schmeltekopf, Ph.D., Baylor University Provost Emeritus, has been awarded the Charles D. Johnson Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to Christian higher education through Baptist-related institutions.

Jun
20
2014

God on the Job: Church Attendance Is Not Enough to Affect Job Satisfaction and Commitment, Baylor Study Shows

WACO, Texas (June 20, 2014) — A congregation’s beliefs about work attitudes and practices affect a churchgoer on the job — but how much depends in part on how involved that person is in the congregation, not merely on attendance, according to a study by Baylor University sociologists funded by the National Science Foundation.

Jun
18
2014

Baylor University and Tyler Junior College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Program

TYLER, Texas (June 18, 2014) – Baylor University and Tyler Junior College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound program that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. This is the second of 10 partnerships to be developed between Baylor and strong community colleges across Texas over the next five years as a goal of Pro Futuris

Jun
17
2014

Economics Professor Recognized as Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (June 17, 2014) – Picking one professor out of the fold to be recognized with “Of The Year” status takes long hours of poring over dozens of nominations and remarkable achievements. Joe McKinney, Ph.D., professor of economics in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, recently received a major university honor and was selected to receive the 11th Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award.

Jun
17
2014

Iran and the United States Must Cooperate — Now — Against Advancing Islamic Militants in Iraq, Says Baylor University Expert on Religious Wars

WACO, Texas (June 17, 2014) — Secretary of State John Kerry’s “no hurry” approach to United States-Iranian cooperation to combat advancing Islamic militants in Iraq is a “sensible, diplomatic one” – and the wrong one, says a Baylor University expert on religious wars.

Jun
16
2014

“Smoking Gun” Ancient Coins Are Being Looted from Excavations — and Too Few Coin Scholars Are Firing Back, Baylor Expert Says

WACO, Texas (June 16, 2014) — Millions of ancient looted coins from archaeological excavations enter the black market yearly, and a Baylor University researcher who has seen plundered sites likens the thefts to stealing “smoking guns” from crime scenes. But those who collect and study coins have been far too reluctant to condemn the unregulated trade, he says.

Jun
16
2014

Baylor Prepares to Greet Largest Freshman Class in Its History

WACO, Texas (June 16, 2014) -- From athletics to academics, it has been a record-breaking year for Baylor University, and more students than ever want to share in that success. So much so that Baylor is preparing to welcome its largest class in the University's 169-year history.

Jun
16
2014

Baylor Prepares to Greet Largest Freshman Class in Its History

WACO, Texas (June 16, 2014) — From athletics to academics, it has been a record-breaking year for Baylor University, and more students than ever want to share in that success. So much so that Baylor is preparing to welcome its largest class in the University’s 169-year history.