Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Apr
24
2015

Baylor's Board of Regents Votes to Name School of Social Work for Dean Diana R. Garland

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2015) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has voted to name the university’s School of Social Work in honor of its inaugural dean, Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., who has announced that she will step down from her position June 1 and return to faculty.

Apr
24
2015

Baylor's Board of Regents Votes to Name School of Social Work for Dean Diana R. Garland

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2015) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has voted to name the university’s School of Social Work in honor of its inaugural dean, Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., who has announced that she will step down from her position June 1 and return to faculty.

Apr
23
2015

Baylor’s Model Organization of American States Attends Model in Washington, D.C.

WACO, Texas (April 23, 2015) – Ten members of Baylor’s Model Organization of American States (MOAS) traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to participate in the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS) hosted by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Institute for Diplomatic Dialogue in the Americas.

Apr
23
2015

Dr. David Jeffrey Awarded Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (April 23, 2015) – David Lyle Jeffrey, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities in Baylor’s Honors College, has been honored as the 12th Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.

Apr
21
2015

Baylor Mourns Passing of Distinguished Alumnus Billy Ray Hearn

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the death of Billy Ray Hearn, a distinguished Baylor graduate and former University Regent renowned as the “father” of contemporary Christian music. Hearn died April 15 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 85.

Apr
21
2015

Scholars to Debunk Religion’s Decline at May 5 Symposium Hosted by Baylor University

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) — “The End of Religion?”, a symposium exploring the claim that religion is declining and near its ultimate fall, will be hosted by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) on Tuesday, May 5, at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Apr
21
2015

Truett Seminary to Welcome Guest Speaker for Lecture on ‘Christian Moral Courage’

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) – Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will present its second annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Apr
20
2015

Baylor University Chemistry Lecturer Receives Collins Outstanding Professor Award

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Mark Devanand Jonklaas, Ph.D., a senior lecturer in Baylor’s department of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, is the recipient of the 2015 Collins Outstanding Professor Award, which is an honor awarded by a vote of Baylor’s senior class each year.

Apr
20
2015

Baylor University Doctoral Candidates are Recognized for Outstanding Dissertations

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Three Baylor University doctoral students - Brandon Martinez, V.H. Satheeshkumar and Logan Gage - received Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the Baylor University Graduate School, recognizing their exceptional scholarship, research and writing.

Apr
20
2015

Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art to Host BFA Senior Exhibition and Reception

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art will kick off its annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior exhibition with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The exhibition will run April 23–28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Apr
16
2015

Baylor’s New Venture Competition awards student entrepreneurs

WACO, Texas (April 16, 2015) — The Baylor New Venture Competition, hosted by the department of entrepreneurship in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, awarded more than $130,000 in cash and prizes to student teams pitching original business plans.

Apr
15
2015

Baylor University to Lead Physical Activity and Screen Time Components of a $4.9 Million Grant from USDA

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR), along with partners from Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health (lead on the overall project), New Mexico State University, the Mariposa Community Health Center in Arizona, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have received a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the lives and families living along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Apr
15
2015

Dr. Diana Garland, Dean of the School of Social Work, to Step Down, Return to Faculty

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced that Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., inaugural dean of the Baylor School of Social Work, will be stepping down from her administrative post effective June 1.

Apr
14
2015

Too Tanned in Paradise? Baylor Researcher Examines Why Some People Risk Skin Cancer

WACO, Texas (April 14, 2015) — Tanning as “paradise” — the depiction in ads and magazines of smiling people sporting even tans and often enjoying exotic vacation spots — may influence people to tan in the sun or tanning beds and take risks with UV ray exposure and ultimately, skin cancer, says a Baylor University researcher.

Apr
13
2015

Baylor Opera Theater and Waco Symphony Orchestra Present Donizetti's “The Daughter of the Regiment”

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2015) – Baylor Opera Theater and the Waco Symphony Orchestra have harmonized in order to present Donizetti’s comic opera “The Daughter of the Regiment” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Waco Hall.

Apr
9
2015

Baylor Students Receive Honor in National Model United Nations Conference in New York City

WACO, Texas (April 9, 2015) – Sixteen Baylor University students who participated in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City have been recognized as an "Honorable Mention Delegation."

Apr
9
2015

Emmy Award-Winning Costume Designer for “Mad Men” and “Deadwood” to Tailor Talk About Life, Career

WACO, Texas (April 9, 2015) – Janie Bryant has always been mad about design, and her passion has made her an international sensation. The Emmy Award-winning costume designer for "Mad Men" and "Deadwood" will speak at Baylor Thursday, April 16.

Apr
8
2015

Baylor University’s School of Nursing Expands Simulation Lab’s Lineup with ‘Victoria’ – Industry’s Most Advanced Birthing Simulator

WACO, Texas (April 8, 2015) – "Victoria" and other advanced medical simulators will be on hand at Baylor University’s main campus in Waco Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, at Teal Residential College in Baylor’s East Village.

Apr
7
2015

Halliburton Selects Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science for Grant to Create New Program That Encourages Gender Diversity in the Workforce

WACO, Texas (April 7, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science has received a grant from Halliburton to develop a “Ladies and Legos” program that engages women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields to encourage and empower young women in college through active dialogue and community support.

Apr
2
2015

Campus Living & Learning announces four new Faculty-in-Residence

Campus Living & Learning is pleased to announce Dr. Karon LeCompte, Dr. Scott Wilde, Dr. Clay Butler, and Dr. Bob Kane as new Faculty-in-Residence beginning Fall 2015.