Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Apr
29
2016

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with $340,575 from Educational Matching Gifts Program

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.

Apr
28
2016

The 2016 Annual President’s Concert Will Present German Master Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’

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.”

Apr
27
2016

Baylor Debate Team Earns National Ranking

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).

Apr
27
2016

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.

Apr
27
2016

Ten Baylor University Faculty Members Elected as Fellows for Teaching Excellence

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.

Apr
26
2016

Baylor Theatre Ends Season with Three Plays in One

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."

Apr
22
2016

Baylor Libraries Host Money Smart Week to Help Students Manage Finances

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.

Apr
22
2016

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.

Apr
21
2016

Baylor Student Publications Continue to Earn Best in Texas and National Awards

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.

Apr
21
2016

Texas Oral History Association Will Host Conference

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.

Apr
20
2016

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.

Apr
19
2016

'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.

Apr
19
2016

Two Baylor Graduates Awarded F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis

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.

Apr
18
2016

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.

Apr
18
2016

Two Truett Seminary Students Chosen for International Ethics Fellowship in Europe

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.

Apr
15
2016

Baylor Student Wins Scholarship Named for Renowned Female Journalist Bess Scott

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.

Apr
15
2016

Senior Class Honors Chemistry Lecturer With Collins Outstanding Professor Award

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.

Apr
14
2016

Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise to Host Free Screening of ‘Poverty, Inc.’

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.

Apr
14
2016

Religious Liberty Leader to Discuss Church-State Myths

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.

Apr
13
2016

Lecture Explores Religion and Childhood in the Soviet Union

The Keston Spring Lecture "Combating God & Grandma" will be presented by Julie deGraffenried, Ph.D., associate professor of history for Baylor's history department.