Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Aug
29
2016

Dr. Michael Korpi Awarded the SMPTE Excellence in Education Medal

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2016) – Michael Korpi, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, has been awarded the first Excellence in Education Medal Award from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

Aug
26
2016

Three Baylor Professors Designated Master Teachers

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the designation of Master Teacher – the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching – has been conferred on Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, College of Arts & Sciences; T. Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of higher education, School of Education, and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development, Graduate School; and Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

Aug
23
2016

Musical Tastes Are Cultural in Origin, Not ‘Hard-wired’ in the Brain, Study Suggests

WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — Scientists previously thought musical preferences are “hard-wired” in the brain, but a new study of a remote Amazonian farming and foraging community suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin. One of the study’s authors, published in the journal Nature, is Alan Schultz, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Aug
23
2016

This Week at Baylor - Aug. 22

WACO, Texas (August 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.

Aug
22
2016

Sub-Saharan Africans Satisfied with Their Sex Lives, with 18 Percent Rating Them a Perfect 10, Baylor Researcher Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2016) — People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research presented Monday at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Aug
19
2016

Baylor University and Ken Starr Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2016) – Effective today, Judge Ken Starr will be leaving his faculty status and tenure at Baylor University’s Law School.

Aug
18
2016

Baylor Student Art Project Raises More Than $45K for Zambian Children

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2016) —Orphans in Zambia left their fingerprints — literally — on an art project by two Baylor University studio art majors on a women’s leadership mission trip this summer to the southern African country. The students’ paintings of trees – featuring brightly colored leaves made by the children’s fingertips – eventually raised nearly $45,000 to help children living in extreme poverty become leaders for change.

Aug
18
2016

President Garland Appoints Christopher W. Holmes as University’s General Counsel

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the appointment of Christopher W. Holmes as the University’s General Counsel, effective immediately.

Aug
17
2016

Employers Who Promote Ethics Should Reward Workers Who Exhibit Them, Baylor Study Suggests

WACO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2016) — Building a business reputation from the inside out — with employees giving a company high marks as an ethical place to work — is increasingly being hailed as a way to get a leg up on the competition, right alongside customer service and quality products.

Aug
16
2016

Aloe Blacc to Headline Sept. 1 Traditions Rally at Baylor

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) – Aloe Blacc, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter of the megahit “Wake Me Up,” will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Thursday, Sept. 1, on Fountain Mall. The free, community-wide event celebrates the upcoming football season as the Bears prepare to open against Northwestern State at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at McLane Stadium.

Aug
16
2016

Chubby Chums vs. Petite Pals: Heavy People More at Ease Socializing with Stocky Folks, but It Can Hinder Weight Loss, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) — People trying to shed pounds — but who hang out with heavier pals regularly — are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher.

Aug
16
2016

Important: Move-in Parking Lot Closures, Traffic Routes

In preparation for Move-In 2016 on Wednesday and Thursday, Baylor University will CLOSE some campus parking lots and interior streets beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, and will change traffic patterns during the morning Wednesday, Aug. 17, and Thursday, Aug. 18. All affected lots and streets are listed below.

Aug
16
2016

Important: Move-in Parking Lot Closures, Traffic Routes

In preparation for Move-In 2016 on Wednesday and Thursday, Baylor University will CLOSE some campus parking lots and interior streets beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, and will change traffic patterns during the morning Wednesday, Aug. 17, and Thursday, Aug. 18. All affected lots and streets are listed below.

Aug
12
2016

Baylor’s Texas Collection Presents African-American Photo Exhibit

WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2016) — Baylor University’s Texas Collection will host a public reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, on the first floor of Carroll Library in celebration of its new African-American photo exhibit, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives.”

Aug
10
2016

Baylor Professor Selected as National Institute of Health Study Section Member

WACO, Texas (Aug.10, 2016) — Paul Gordon, Ph.D., chair and professor of Baylor University’s health, human performance and recreation department in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, has been selected as a member of the National Institute of Health’s Common Fund study section review.

Aug
10
2016

Life in the Empty Nest: Four Tips to Help Parents Make the Adjustment

WACO, Texas (August 10, 2016) — Tens of thousands of parents of new college freshmen will experience something new in the next few weeks: silence.

Aug
10
2016

Students Prepare to Walk the Stage for Summer Commencement

WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2016) — As Baylor University’s summer sessions come to a close, graduating students prepare for the culmination of their years of hard work and studying: walking the stage to receive their diplomas. This summer’s commencement will include an expected 535 graduates, the largest class ever to graduate from Baylor in August. This follows a record-breaking spring graduation, when 2,574 students received their Baylor degrees.

Aug
9
2016

Baylor University Hosts Nagasaki Cross, Created from WWII Atomic Bombing Debris

WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2016) – As the world remembers the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945, Baylor University will begin a year-long hosting of the Nagasaki Cross, a sculpture made of materials salvaged from a middle school building damaged by the blast.

Aug
8
2016

Baylor Mourns Passing of Student

WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2016) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of student Jared Frame, who died Aug. 4 in Arizona from complications of an unexpected illness.

Aug
1
2016

Baylor Launches Online Ticket Sales for Major Fall University Events

WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2016) – In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. CT Tuesday, Aug. 9.