Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Sep
19
2014

The Impact of World War I on Waco to Be Explored in Lecture and Recorded Oral Histories on Sept. 25

WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) — “The Great War Comes to Waco,” a multi-media presentation and lecture about the impact of World War I on Waco citizens, will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Mayborn Museum Complex’s SBC Theatre, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, on the Baylor campus.

Sep
18
2014

Award-winning Author Amy Tan Will Speak at Baylor’s Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities on Sept. 29

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) — <i>The New York Times</i>-bestselling author Amy Tan, author of <i>The Joy Luck Club</i>, will discuss her new book, <i>The Valley of Amazement</i>, and also the value of the humanities during the Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities at Baylor University on Monday, Sept. 29.

Sep
18
2014

Baylor School of Music Presents Fall Lyceum Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – The Baylor School of Music will host the 38th annual Lyceum Series this fall, which offers the Baylor community an opportunity to participate in a program of mini-residencies by some of the nation’s leading musical authorities.

Sep
18
2014

Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) Presents Fall Seminar Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – Baylor University’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) will welcome several guest speakers for its fall seminar series.

Sep
17
2014

Baylor Achieves Numerous Milestones in Fall Enrollment, Diversity, Across-the-Board Retention

WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.

Sep
17
2014

Baylor Achieves Numerous Milestones in Fall Enrollment, Diversity, Across-the-Board Retention

WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.

Sep
17
2014

U2’s Freebie for iTunes Users: Invasion of Privacy, or Worth a Listen?

WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014)— While some iTunes users debated whether they appreciated finding the U2 freebie album on their computers and phones recently, a Baylor professor who is the author of a book about U2 says the gift — the Irish band’s 13th album, “Songs of Innocence” — is “full of great songs about the bigger things in life.”

Sep
16
2014

Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) — State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens’ political opinions compared to poor citizens’ opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can help curb this trend and promote more equal political representation, according to a Baylor University study.

Sep
15
2014

Baylor President Starr to Discuss Federalist Papers at Baylor Law School

WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2014) - In honor of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 17, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will present a lecture on the Federalist Papers for the inaugural John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series. The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Baylor Law School, Room 127.

Sep
15
2014

Baylor President Starr to Discuss Federalist Papers at Baylor Law School

WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2014) - In honor of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 17, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will present a lecture on the Federalist Papers for the inaugural John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series. The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Baylor Law School, Room 127.

Sep
12
2014

Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences Releases Long-Range Strategic Plan

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2014) – After two years of planning that included the active participation of its senior administration and deans, department chairs, faculty and staff, the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences today released a long-range strategic plan titled <i><a href=" http://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/index.php?id=865292 ">A&Spire: Acts of Determination in Support of Baylor University Pro Futuris.</a></i>

Sep
11
2014

Baylor Academy for Leader Development Welcomes African-American Women’s Literature Scholar Katherine Bassard

WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will welcome Katherine Bassard, Ph.D., chair of the department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Paul W. Powell Chapel.

Sep
10
2014

Memorial Carillon Recital to Be Held in Remembrance of Sept. 11

WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014) – As America commemorates the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital in remembrance of those who perished that day at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower.

Sep
9
2014

Baylor Rises to No. 71 in Latest U.S. News Rankings

WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2014) – In the latest rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Baylor University moved up to No. 71 among National Universities, achieving the University's best rating since U.S. News began ranking institutions beyond the top 50 in 2002. Baylor was ranked No. 75 by U.S. News in 2013.

Sep
9
2014

Master Teacher Call for Nominations

Master Teacher appointments were created to be the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching at Baylor University. The appointments are based on the profound impacts of faculty members in the classroom and on students’ lives as judged by the record of the faculty members’ achievements and the observations of the various nominators. Master Teacher appointments are honorary, Baylor lifetime appointments.

Sep
8
2014

Religious Youths Are Less Likely to Experiment with Drugs and Alcohol, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) — Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, according to a new study.

Sep
8
2014

Seminaries Do Very Little to Train Pastors How to Help Mentally Ill Congregants, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) — People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, according to a Baylor University study.

Sep
5
2014

Environmental Science Hosts Second-Annual Seminar Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2014) – Baylor University’s Environmental Science Department kicked off the fall semester with its second-annual seminar series, which began on Aug.26 and will end on Dec.2. From airborne steroids to marine ecosystems, the 15-week series offers a full-spectrum of topics presented by a variety of esteemed guest speakers from around the nation.

Sep
4
2014

Baylor Chapel Welcomes Fall Guests

WACO, Texas (Sept. 4, 2014) – Baylor University will continue its long-standing tradition of interesting chapel services this fall, with more than 13 noteworthy speakers, musicians, academics and missionaries visiting campus to share with students.

Sep
4
2014

Generous Gift from Silsbee Philanthropist Creates Charline Dauphin Pro Locker Room at Baylor’s Simpson Athletic and Academic Center

WACO, Texas (Sept. 4, 2014) – Baylor University announced today a $500,000 gift from Silsbee, Texas philanthropist Charline Dauphin that will create a space where Baylor’s NFL and pro players will “always have a home” when they come back to Baylor.