Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Apr
17
2014

Baylor School of Education Professor Honored with Outstanding Professor Award

WACO, Texas (April 17, 2014) — Paul La Bounty, Ph.D., associate professor of health, human performance and recreation (HHPR) in the Baylor School of Education, is the recipient of the Collins Outstanding Professor Award for 2014. The Collins Professor is chosen each year by a vote of Baylor’s senior class.

Apr
15
2014

Baylor Students Try to Solve Real-Life Teaching Problems Through Research

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014)—Which is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave?

Apr
15
2014

First Responders Share Stories about West Explosion in New Book by Baylor Professor

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) – It’s not always easy to get first responders and emergency workers to talk candidly about “the job,” particularly something as devastating as the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the City of West one year ago this week.

Apr
15
2014

Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., Will Join Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) -- Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., one of the nation’s preeminent quantitative criminologists, has accepted a post as Research Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

Apr
14
2014

Baylor Honors College, Bears for Life Welcome Notre Dame Professor David Solomon

WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) –Baylor’s student-run pro-life organization Bears for Life will host David Solomon as he gives his lecture, “Can We Do Without Dignity? Disability, Bioethics, and the War Between Autonomy and Dignity,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Alexander Reading Room.

Apr
14
2014

CHANGE OF LOCATION: Kappa Kappa Gamma Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 14

CHANGE OF LOCATION: Due to the cold, windy weather, the Easter Egg Hunt for faculty and staff children and grandchildren will take place in the Bill Daniel Student Center in the Den area at 4:30 today as scheduled.

Apr
14
2014

Texas Hunger Initiative Leader Appointed to National Commission on Hunger

WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, to the National Commission on Hunger.

Apr
11
2014

Baylor University’s Model Organization of American States Team Shines in Washington D.C.

WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – Fifteen students from Baylor’s Model Organization of American States recently won the presidency of the model for the sixth consecutive year at the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS).

Apr
11
2014

Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion Welcomes Former Congressman Ernest Istook

WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – The Institute for Studies of Religion will welcome Ernest Istook at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library. He will present his lecture titled “Being an Underdog is a Great Opportunity: An Approach to Life, the Universe…Even Politics.”

Apr
10
2014

Baylor School of Education and Midway ISD Announce Two New Professional Development Schools

WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Baylor University School of Education announced the establishment of two new Professional Development Schools (PDS) in partnership with Midway ISD at Midway Middle School and Spring Valley Elementary, beginning fall 2014.

Apr
10
2014

Baylor Scientists Aim to Design Safer Chemicals for Humans and Environment with Multimillion Dollar Grant

WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, will lead the research core on a four-year, $4.4 million project aimed at designing chemicals and materials that are less toxic to humans and the environment.

Apr
9
2014

Baylor Alumni, Library Benefactors Receive Texas Library Association Awards

WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) –- Two Baylor University alumni –- the late Judge Jack English Hightower, BA '49, LLB '51, and Ella Wall Prichard, a 1963 Baylor graduate and former member of the Baylor Board of Regents –- were honored April 9 at the Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference in San Antonio. Judge Hightower was selected posthumously for Outstanding Services to Libraries Award, while Prichard received the Benefactor Award.

Apr
9
2014

Baylor Model United Nations Excels at Conference

WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) – Eleven Baylor students claimed the top awards in every division at the recent Howard Payne Model United Nations Security Council simulation at Howard Payne University.

Apr
8
2014

82nd Annual Diadeloso Includes Old Traditions, New Additions

It's a little hard to explain just what Diadeloso is to someone who isn't an Oso, but it's more than a day of frivolity and shenanigans on a random Thursday in spring.

Apr
8
2014

Baylor University Professor Speaks at Amnesty International Conference on Human Rights

WACO, Texas (April 8, 2014) — Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, spoke Saturday, April 5 at Amnesty International’s 2014 Human Rights Watch conference in Chicago.

Apr
8
2014

Baylor’s Model Arab League Team Successful at Regional Competition

Baylor University’s Model Arab League (MAL) team won 10 delegate awards â€" the most for the team in a decade â€" after participating in the Southwest Model Arab League regional held April 3-5 at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Apr
7
2014

Baylor Mourns Passing of Longtime Dining Services Staff Member

WACO, Texas (April 7, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of longtime Baylor Dining Services staff member Jackie Birdwell. Birdwell, who worked in the SUB for nearly 50 years, died March 31 at the age of 65.

Apr
7
2014

Baylor University Will Host Ninth Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference

Baylor’s department of philosophy will hold the ninth annual Philosophy of Religion Conference from Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, at the Armstrong Browning Library and the Waco Hilton.

Apr
3
2014

Baylor Trumpet Players Place Third in National Competition

WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) – Students from the Baylor trumpet studio represented the Bears with great success on March 23 as they earned third place in the trumpet ensemble division at the 2014 National Trumpet Competition.

Apr
3
2014

Emergency Notification Test Friday

The monthly test of the outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems will occur this Friday, April 4th between 2:15 and 2:30 PM. There will be 2 activations of the systems during this 15 minute period, each activation approximately 30 seconds long.