Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Apr
26
2018

Baylor Journalism Student Receives Scholarship: Hopes to Give Voice to the Ignored and Oppressed

WACO, Texas (April 26, 2018) — Dallas senior Corrie Coleman has been selected to receive the 2018 journalism scholarship from the Bess Whitehead Scott Scholarship Fund. Coleman will receive $2,000 toward her degree in journalism, which includes studies in writing, photography and videography.

Apr
26
2018

Baylor University and 2U, Inc. Partner for the First Time on Three Online Graduate Programs

WACO, Texas and LANHAM, Md. (April 26, 2018) – 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a global leader in education technology, today announced a partnership with Baylor University to deliver three online graduate degree programs: Education@Baylor, an online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Learning and Organizational Change; MPH@Baylor, an online Master of Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in Community Health; and MSW@Baylor, an online Master of Social Work (MSW). Each of these three programs will be a new Domestic Graduate Program (DGP) for 2U.

Apr
25
2018

Baylor Researchers Receive $2 Million Grant to Study the Human Virtue of ‘Accountability’

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2018) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP) and the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) have been awarded a three-year, $2 million research grant from Templeton Religion Trust (TRT), which will allow a multidisciplinary team of scholars to study the virtue of accountability and its relation to other human goods, including conscientiousness, empathy, humility, forgiveness and gratitude. The research project will begin this fall.

Apr
24
2018

Feelings of Ethical Superiority Can Lead to Workplace Ostracism, Social Undermining, Baylor Study Says

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2018) -- A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics suggests that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to you, your coworkers and your organization.

Apr
23
2018

Where You Live Is More Influential Than Where You Worship When It Comes to Shaping Racial Attitudes

WACO, Texas (April 23, 2018) — Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities — but that is more because of the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than due to congregations’ influence, a Baylor University study has found.

Apr
20
2018

2018 President’s Concert To Be Held on April 21: “America: Reflections of Diversity”

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) – Baylor University’s School of Music will present the President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Jones Concert Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This year’s program is “America: Reflections of Diversity,” an evening of music by American composers or international composers who studied in the United States.

Apr
20
2018

Collins Outstanding Professor Award Recipient Will Deliver Lecture April 24

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) — The senior class selected Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science at Baylor University, as this year’s Collins Outstanding Professor Award recipient.

Apr
20
2018

This Week At Baylor: April 22-28, 2018

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) — This week at Baylor, distinguished musicians, scholars and departments will offer lectures, concerts and events for the community to attend as the spring semester comes to a close. The 18th annual Black Glasses Film Festival will take place this week-- exhibiting the best student work in filmmaking and screenwriting.

Apr
19
2018

Baylor Police Department Will Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day

WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a countrywide take-back day Saturday, April 28, 2018. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will begin accepting prescription drugs on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Apr
19
2018

Baylor Senior Biology Major Selected for Fulbright ETA to Taiwan

WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – Sofia Sonner, a senior biology major from South Pasadena, California, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan.

Apr
19
2018

Baylor Senior International Studies Major Selected for Fulbright ETA to Germany

WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – John Ryan Isaacson, a senior international studies major from Muleshoe, Texas, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Germany.

Apr
19
2018

Recent Baylor Nursing Graduate Selected for Fulbright to India

WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – Recent Baylor University nursing graduate Amanda Ward Braswell, B.S.N. ’17, of Carrollton, Texas, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright grant to India. She is among three Fulbright recipients this spring and Baylor’s 52nd Fulbright recipient since 2001.

Apr
18
2018

Baylor University Will Host Final Lecture of Outstanding Sociology Opportunity Speaker Series

WACO, Texas (April 18, 2018) — Baylor University’s department of sociology will conclude the Baylor University Outstanding Sociology Opportunity (BU OSO) Speaker Series for spring 2018 with a talk from Markus Schafer, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and faculty associate of the Institute of Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in Room 152 of Draper Academic Building, 1400 S. Seventh St.

Apr
18
2018

Baylor University's Armstrong Browning Library to Host Browning Day

WACO, Texas (April 18, 2018) – In celebration of the lives and work of poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library (ABL) will host its annual Browning Day event at 3 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the ABL, 710 Speight Ave.

Apr
16
2018

26th Annual J. Harry and Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Week to Take Place April 16-20

WACO, Texas (April 16, 2018) – The 26th annual J. Harry and Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Week will be held April 16-20 to recognize and celebrate the rigorous undergraduate honors program at Baylor University. The week will consist of the Academic Honors Convocation, senior research presentations and a banquet for Honors Program and University Scholars Program seniors and their mentors.

Apr
13
2018

‘Puritans, Baptists and the Powers of Darkness:’ ISR Lecture to Discuss Devil Worship and Sexual Obsession in English and New England Societies

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host the lecture “Puritans, Baptists and the Powers of Darkness” from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University, and Crawford Gribben, Ph.D., cultural and literary historian and Professor of Early Modern British History at Queen's University Belfast, will discuss the supernatural.

Apr
13
2018

Baylor Eta Sigma Phi Chapter Won Six Prizes at National Translation Competitions

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s local chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics honorary society, received six national prizes at the 2018 Eta Sigma Phi Maurine Dallas Watkins Sight Translation Contests on Feb 19-23.

Apr
13
2018

Baylor University Celebrates Dia Del Oso with Fun Run, Petting Zoo, Movie Showings and More

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2019) – Since 1932, Baylor University students have celebrated a day off from classes to spend time with friends, listen to live music and enjoy the spring weather. This year, Baylor University will celebrate Dia Del Oso on Tuesday, April 17, with yoga, petting zoos, concerts and more.

Apr
13
2018

In Advance of Fifth Anniversary of West Explosion, Baylor Author Interviews First Responders Who Were There

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – April 17 marks the fifth anniversary of the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in the town of West, Texas.
Twelve Central Texas first responders and three civilians died in the explosion the evening of April 17, 2013. More than 200 residents were injured and scores of houses were destroyed in the town of approximately 2,500 people.

Apr
13
2018

This Week at Baylor: April 15-21, 2018

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of concerts, the annual “Browning Day” celebration and lectures in research, environmental science and music.