Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Feb
20
2018

Perceptions about God Make Democrats More Conservative and Republicans More Liberal — But in Different Ways

WACO (Feb. 20, 2018) — Republicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study.

Feb
19
2018

Baylor Professor Robert F. Darden to Present Lecture on Black Gospel Music

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2018) – Baylor University Libraries and The Texas Collection will host author and Baylor journalism professor Robert F. Darden for a lecture on his two-volume book on black gospel music, Nothing but Love in God’s Water, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Guy B. Harrison Jr. Reading Room at The Texas Collection.

Feb
19
2018

Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Mayborn Museum Complex Celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 18-23

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) celebrates ECS Week through Friday, Feb. 23.

Feb
16
2018

Artifacts of Human Trafficking Exhibit Captures Raw Emotions of the Sex Trafficking Industry in the United States

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – When you first walk into Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, all appears normal. Bright lights. Colorful flags. Students filling the lobby.
Then you turn the corner.

Feb
16
2018

Baylor University Regents Receive Status Update on Academic Strategic Plan

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – During its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents received a status update from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., on the Academic Strategic Plan – called <i>Illuminate</i> – which will represent the second phase of the University’s <i>Pro Futuris</i> vision over the next five years.

Feb
16
2018

Guest Speakers Will Discuss Medieval and Early Modern Worlds at Feb. 21 Baylor ISR Symposium

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host the seminar, “Reimagining Global Christian History: Fresh Insights Symposium,” from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. The discussions will cover examples of emerging global Christian history, with a special focus on the medieval and early modern worlds.

Feb
16
2018

President of Oxford University Press to Visit Baylor and Interact with Students, Faculty and Staff

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – Niko Pfund, president and global academic publisher at Oxford University Press (OUP), will visit Baylor University on Monday, Feb. 19th and Tuesday, Feb. 20th. Baylor University Press will be hosting Pfund in an effort to help develop the publishing capabilities of Baylor’s faculty and graduate students, as well as encourage Baylor students to pursue careers in the publishing industry.

Feb
16
2018

This Week at Baylor: Feb. 18-24, 2018

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) — This week at Baylor University, the campus and local community will have several opportunities to experience lectures, concerts and productions, including the Black Heritage Banquet featuring actress Kiami Davael.

Feb
15
2018

Baylor’s Andrea Dixon Named Regional Editor for Global Research Publication

Andrea L. Dixon, Ph.D., executive director of Baylor University’s Center for Professional Selling and Frank and Floy Smith Holloway Endowed Professor in Marketing, was recently named the regional editor of the Americas for the European Journal of Marketing.

Feb
14
2018

Baylor Co-Sponsors Series in Washington D.C. on Race and Film

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) — Before his death in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remarked that while the nation had come “a long, long way” in its quest for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s death in spring 2018, Baylor University and the Austin Film Festival will co-sponsor a three-part series — “A Long, Long Way: Race and Film” — Feb 16-17 at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

Feb
14
2018

Baylor Model UN Team Honored with “Outstanding” Ranks at TexMUN Conference

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Baylor University’s Model United Nations was honored at the fourth annual Texas Collegiate Model United Nations (TexMUN) held at Baylor University. Approximately 100 students from across Texas gathered to discuss topics related to global peace and development, and Baylor MUN students received the rank of “Outstanding” – the highest award given – in nearly every category.

Feb
14
2018

Baylor Music Competition Winners to Perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Eighteen students from Baylor University School of Music will travel to New York City in May and perform in the historic Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall after winning the third annual <i>Semper Pro Musica</i> Solo and Chamber Music Competition Feb. 11 in Roxy Grove Hall.

Feb
13
2018

Baylor Counseling Center Will Host Annual “Hope, Peace, Love” Valentine’s Day Event

WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2018) — The Baylor University Counseling Center will host its third annual Hope, Peace, Love event on Wednesday, Feb. 14, (Valentine’s Day) to raise awareness for mental health.

Feb
9
2018

Baylor University Missions Sends Spring Break Relief Teams to Areas Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – Teams of Baylor University students, faculty and staff will partner with various community groups and relief efforts over spring break March 4-9 in order to bring hope to communities that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions will work to identify needs, serve others and bring relief to the recently devastated and desolate areas in south Texas and along the Texas Gulf coast.

Feb
9
2018

This Week at Baylor: Feb. 10 – Feb. 17, 2018

WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host several concerts, movies, lectures and All-University Sing.

Feb
8
2018

Baylor University Receives $1.5 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment for Project to Assist Congregations with Ministries that Explore Vocation

WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) — Baylor University recently was awarded a $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund a five-year project called Soundings. The project will allow Baylor to serve as an innovation hub for 15 Texas congregations as the university and congregational leaders together reflect deeply and theologically about the nature of vocation.

Feb
8
2018

Baylor University’s Institute of Archaeology Casts Doubts on Early Humans in California

WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) – When did prehistoric humans first arrive in North America? In an article published today in the premier journal <i>Nature</i>, "Contesting Early Archaeology in California," researchers from Baylor University’s Institute of Archaeology and the Departments of Anthropology and Geosciences challenge a widely reported claim for the earliest archaeological evidence of the peopling of the Americas.

Feb
8
2018

Campus Law Enforcement Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public to Comment

WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) – A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will be on campus Sunday, March 11, as the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) seeks IACLEA accreditation—a highly prized recognition of campus public safety professional excellence.

Feb
7
2018

Baylor Celebrates Black History Month

WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) — Baylor’s Department of Multicultural Affairs will host a multitude of events in honor of black history month.

Feb
7
2018

Baylor Law School Will Teach User Friendly Curriculum, Teaching the Public About Their Legal Rights

WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) – For many, reading the law seems more like a foreign language than fundamental American literature. Words like “arbitration,” “certiorari” and “subpoena” often stop individuals from learning about their basic rights as a citizen.