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Nov
7
2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) – More than 50 years ago, as the Civil Rights Movement unfolded across the United States of America, Baylor University also experienced the winds of change as it welcomed its first Black students. The Baylor Black Alumni Network will recognize Baylor University’s achievement toward social justice with the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the June 2, 1967, graduation of students – the Rev. Robert Gilbert and Ms. Barbara Ann Walker – at a Gala Scholarship Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.
Nov
6
2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) – Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., associate professor of history in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has won the 2017 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award for her book “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education.”
Oct
30
2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2017) —The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) recently announced "Baylor VirtuOso Documentary Short on Use of Technology in VR Music Video" as one of the selections for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival.
Oct
24
2017
Baylor University’s PhD-granting program in philosophy in the College of Arts & Sciences is ranked among the top programs in the world, according to a recent survey of graduates by the American Philosophical Association.
Oct
23
2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – Baylor University’s Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum won first place at a recent invitation-only tournament that featured the top teams in the nation, including those from Cornell University, Rutgers University, Arizona State University, Gonzaga University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Binghamton University and University of West Georgia.
Oct
19
2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) — Although most of the world only pays attention to natural disasters when they are in the headlines, the residents who live in the impacted areas are left to pick up the pieces and begin the long, emotional process of rebuilding their homes and their lives. Instead of going home or traveling during Baylor’s Fall Break, a group of students, faculty and staff used this time of rest to serve the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fifty-five students and three faculty members joined Baylor Missions on a mission trip to provide a helping hand to families in Houston as they work to restore their lives.
Oct
18
2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – It began in 2004 when a distinguished engineering professor, Walter Bradley, and his wife, Ann, moved into Texana House to live among students. Today, Baylor University’s faculty-in-residence program is highly competitive, employs 15 faculty throughout campus and serves as a model that brings representatives from numerous universities to campus to learn more.
Sep
29
2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2017) – Joseph Stubenrauch, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Baylor University, has won an American Society of Church History book prize for his book The Evangelical Age of Ingenuity in Industrial Britain.
Sep
14
2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2017) — Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.
Sep
13
2017
Every Sunday morning for the last 25 years, Church Under The Bridge has transformed a nondescript patch of concrete underneath I-35 across from the Baylor campus into a church where it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing or where you live. Countless Baylor students have ventured over from campus to join worshippers — many of whom are …
Sep
5
2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2017) – A high-flying summer internship with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) sounds like a dream come true, and it was for Lilly Johnson, a senior aviation administration major at Baylor University. Johnson spent her summer piloting some of her dream planes while assisting EAA with government relations, advocacy and safety at its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Sep
5
2017
WACO, Texas (Sep. 5, 2017) - This past summer, nearly 300 Baylor students visited nine countries as part of Baylor Summer Missions. Each year Baylor sends its students to the corners of the earth to serve others, share the gospel and make a difference in the world. The students on these trips bring home their experiences and are able to extend it further through long-lasting projects and partnerships.
Aug
18
2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2017) – The film “Blur Circle,” a collaborative effort between two Baylor University professors, won the Audience Award for Best Feature Drama at the 2017 Woods Hole Film Festival.
Aug
11
2017
LAKIN, Kansas (Aug. 11, 2017) – When Marley Koons decided to participate in the “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” project, she wondered what her family would have in common with the Moes, the family of refugees they would host for dinner.
Aug
9
2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2017) – A memorial service will be held for Daniel Samples, M.D., Ph.D., a lecturer in the department of biology and a faculty associate in the medical humanities program, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Elliston Chapel on the Baylor campus. A reception with the family will follow in the atrium of the Baylor Sciences Building. Dr. Samples died Sunday after a brief illness.
Jul
26
2017
Every four years, the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) chooses one scholar whose impact on the field is most deserving of their biggest honor. This year, a Baylor professor earned that honor. Dr. Wade Rowatt, a Baylor psychology since 1997, was honored with the 2017 IAPR Godin Prize for the Scientific Study …
Jun
19
2017
WACO, Texas (June 19, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.
Jun
16
2017
Why is U2 so popular across the globe? How much of our idea of heaven and hell is actually from the Bible? And why are we so obsessed with zombies? Such are the questions that Dr. Greg Garrett, a Baylor professor of creative writing, literature, film and theology, asks in the dozens of books and articles he’s written …
Jun
14
2017
WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – Emily E. Martin, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University, has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian this summer in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Jun
13
2017
This scenario may sound familiar: You’re working on a large project for class or work. With the deadline looming, you stay up late night after night to get it finished; after all, you can always make up the missed sleep on a weekend once the project is complete. If that’s you, listen up: What seems normal and …
Jun
7
2017
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) --Prior to seeing the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, audiences are introduced to a flurry of previews for upcoming films -- big-budget sequels centered on blockbusting standards: warring apes, animated cars, web-slinging and hammer-bearing superheroes, and space-based lightsaber battles between forces of good and evil.
Jun
2
2017
If you were around in the late 1980s and early 1990s, you probably remember seeing posters like the one pictured above reminding each of us that “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.” “Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people,” the title essay reads. “Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things …
May
31
2017
There aren’t many universities where you can conduct world-class scientific research while publicly proclaiming God’s role in the subject you’re studying — but Baylor is one of those special places. Earlier this spring, Christianity Today conducted an insightful interview with Dr. Daniel Romo, a Baylor chemistry professor, about the intersection between faith and science. Romo, a national leader …
May
24
2017
Baylor statistician wins national research award
Dr. Amanda S. Hering, associate professor of statistics, will receive the 2017 Early Investigator Award from the American Statistical Association’s Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR).
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