Newsbriefs, Fall 2010

October 6, 2010

Singing Music's praises

Dr. David Music, a professor of church music and graduate program director for the Baylor School of Music, was named a fellow of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at the society's annual conference July 11-15 at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.

Music served as editor of "The Hymn," the Hymn Society's journal, from 1990 to 1996. Music has published numerous books, including Christian Hymnody in Twentieth-Century Britain and America: An Annotated Bibliography and Hymnology: A Collection of Source Readings.

"I grew up in church singing hymns, and the more I learned about them, the more I wanted to learn about them," Music said. "Hymns are the only active participation by the congregation in worship, and they are one the main ways we learn about our faith. Most of what I learned about heaven comes from singing hymns, not the book of Revelation."

"This is a much deserved honor for David Music, and it brings tremendous recognition to Baylor and the discipline of church music, as we continue to move ever closer to our goal of international leadership and influence in church music at Baylor," said Dr. William May, BM '69, dean of the School of Music.

Baylor makes PARADE's College A-List

Baylor University's health sciences program was named to PARADE Magazine's College A-List in August, one of just seven universities recognized in that category in the print edition.

PARADE surveyed high school counselors across the country, asking them to recommend outstanding schools in a variety of categories that often fly under the radar. In the Health Sciences category, Baylor was joined by other universities such as Cornell, Emory, Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame.

Baylor's health sciences studies prepares students for entry into medical, dental, physical therapy, or other allied health professional graduate programs (e.g., occupational therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, etc).

MBA healthcare program earns seal of approval from CAHME

The Robbins MBA Healthcare Program at Hankamer School of Business has achieved accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

"Accreditation indicates that the program is in an elite group," said John Lloyd, president and CEO of CAHME. "I am very impressed with the Baylor program's ability to engage the employer community in providing internship opportunities for students."

Launched in 2003 in response to the growing need for college graduates trained in business disciplines with a special focus on healthcare, Baylor's Robbins MBA Healthcare Program has placed 100 percent of its graduates seeking employment with leading healthcare systems.

Baylor's Center for Professional Selling turns 25

In 1983, Hankamer School of Business Dean Richard Scott and marketing department chair Dr. Stan Madden had an idea that would distinguish Baylor's offerings in the subject from those at other universities. Two years later, that idea came to fruition as the first Center for Professional Selling in the nation.

Thanks in part to the Center, Baylor was the first university to offer a professional sales major, and today -- 25 years later -- the Center is home to more than 800 graduates.

"We have a national and international reputation in academics. When talking about sales, Baylor will be the one of the first schools mentioned," said Dr. Bill Weeks, professor of marketing.

The Center celebrated its 25th birthday this fall with a research symposium anchoring a weekend of events for Baylor faculty, the Center's advisory board, selected students, and faculty from other schools. A generous gift from Kirk and Carol Townsend supported the anniversary celebrations as well as the renovation of the Center's sales lab.

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