Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Mar
24
2017

Baptist World Alliance Leader Will Present the 2017 Willson-Addis Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Neville Callam, Ph.D., general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), will present this year’s Willson-Addis Lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.

Mar
24
2017

On National Medal of Honor Day (March 25), Baylor Remembers WWII Heroes Kane and Lummus

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Baylor University can count among its thousands of alumni many who could be regarded as heroes – from missionaries, teachers, doctors and nurses to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served faithfully and heroically in defense of freedom. On March 25, America commemorates the 3,498 individuals who were bestowed the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force – on National Medal of Honor Day.

Mar
24
2017

This Week at Baylor – March 26-April 1

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events including Browning Day at the Armstrong Browning Library, Movies with MA featuring “The Shack” and BURST URSA Scholars Week.

Mar
23
2017

Baylor Mock Trial Places Second in Regional Tournament, Continues to Nationals

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) – The Baylor undergraduate mock trial team is headed to nationals after placing second in the Opening Round Championship Series for the American Mock Trial Association, held in Memphis, Tennessee from March 17-19.

Mar
23
2017

The Gathering Waco, a Worship and Prayer Service, Will Be Held on Palm Sunday at Baylor’s McLane Stadium

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) — Former NFL player/recovered drug addict/megachurch pastor Miles McPherson, along with a 1,000-voice choir and Christians eager to share their testimonies, will gather at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday, April 9, for The Gathering Waco, an effort to promote unity between church and community.

Mar
22
2017

Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips To Help You Enjoy The Outdoors This Spring And Summer

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – As the nation inches into springtime and people begin to plan their summer vacations, a Baylor University recreation expert encourages trip planners to make time for outdoor adventures.

Mar
22
2017

Population Health Symposium Brings Together Experts to Address Current Challenges in Health

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – Baylor University will host a Population Health Symposium Friday, March 24. Experts from varied backgrounds will speak during events beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room in Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.

Mar
21
2017

Baylor Students Compete in ESPN’s New Quiz Show ‘Bracket Genius’

WACO, Texas (March 21, 2017) – As Baylor basketball fans cheered both the Bears and Lady Bears into the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Basketball Championships, another Baylor team will represent the University on the classroom side of the tournament.

Mar
21
2017

People Afraid of Robots Are Much More Likely to Fear Losing Their Jobs and Suffer Anxiety, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) — “Technophobes” — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don’t understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a Baylor University researcher says.

Mar
21
2017

Writer-Director Whit Stillman Will Present 2017 Albaugh Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 21, 2017) – Whit Stillman, a writer-director best known for his 1990 movie “Metropolitan,” will present the 2017 Roy B. Albaugh Lecture on March 23 and 24 at Baylor University.

Mar
20
2017

Texas Hunger Initiative Receives $3 Million Grant from the Walmart Foundation

WACO, Texas (March 20, 2017) – The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) at Baylor University has received a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to continue its work to end hunger in Texas.

Mar
16
2017

Baylor Professor Awarded International Prize for Research in Psychology of Religion

WACO, Texas (March 16, 2016) – The International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) awarded the Godin Prize for the Scientific Study of Religion to Wade Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Mar
15
2017

Symposium Honoring Jean Bethke Elshtain Will be Friday, March 17

WACO, Texas (March 15, 2017) – A symposium honoring Jean Bethke Elshtain, an American political philosopher, will be at 10 a.m. March 17.

Mar
14
2017

Baylor Programs Ranked in 2018 U.S. News Grad School Survey

WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2018 <i>U.S. News</i> Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.

Mar
14
2017

Mayborn Museum Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail

WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. From 1867 to 1884, millions of herds of cattle traveled the route in the largest man-made migration of animals in history. Museums and historical centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas are having events honoring the anniversary of the last trail of its kind and the end of the old cowboy lifestyle.

Mar
13
2017

Beall Poetry Festival Brings Acclaimed Irish Poets to Campus

WACO, Texas (March 13, 2017) – Baylor University will host the 23rd annual Beall Poetry Festival March 15-17, bringing three Irish poets and one poetry critic to campus.

Mar
13
2017

Religion Scholar Will Speak About Muslim Contributions to the U.S. at March 16 Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 13, 2017) — “Muslims and the Making of America,” a lecture by author Amir Hussain, Ph.D., professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, will be presented on Thursday, March 16, at Baylor University.

Mar
8
2017

Global Business Forum Explores the Future of Europe

WACO, Texas (March 10, 2017) – International experts will gather at Baylor University for the 11th annual Global Business Forum to explore the future of Europe March 13-17.

Mar
8
2017

Scholars on Christianity in China will Speak on Growth of Illegal Christians in China on March 13

WACO, Texas (March 9, 2017) – As millions of Christians worship illegally in officially atheist China, persecution of Chinese Christians and other faith groups has gotten worse in recent years, according to a new report from U.S.-based NGO Freedom House.

Mar
8
2017

This Week at Baylor – March 12-18, 2017

WACO, Texas (March 10, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers and events, including a presentation by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the annual Beall Poetry Festival.