Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Nov
21
2017

This Week At Baylor: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2017

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2017) — This week at Baylor, students will have multiple opportunities to attend lectures, plays and events that will usher the community into the holiday season.

Nov
20
2017

Baylor University Mourns Passing of Longtime Advocate Kate McLane Dimmitt, B.B.A. ’56, Baylor Legacy Award Recipient

WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Kate McLane Dimmitt, B.B.A. ’56, a longtime Baylor advocate and 2014 Baylor Legacy Award recipient who died Nov. 17 in Temple. She was 83. A celebration of Dimmitt’s life will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Creekside Center at Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive in Temple.

Nov
17
2017

Something to Chew On: Baylor Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based evidence. Setting the record straight on some of those is Baylor University professor and registered dietitian Janelle Walter, Ph.D.

Nov
17
2017

Thanksgiving Closures At Baylor

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — Baylor University will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 22, to Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please note the following changes in hours of operation.

Nov
17
2017

This Week at Baylor: Nov. 19-25, 2017

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host an environmental event, a variety of concerts and a screening of a local Waco documentary.

Nov
14
2017

American Recycles - Baylor Recycling Expert Offers Four Tips to Lead a More Sustainable Life

Smith Getterman, director of sustainability and special projects at Baylor University, offers four tips about upping your recycling game as part of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. The program, led by Keep America Beautiful, is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

Nov
14
2017

Baylor Center for Entrepreneurship Seeks Nominations for Young Entrepreneur Award

WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2017) – Do you know a high school student who is a budding – or maybe already successful – entrepreneur?

Nov
14
2017

Baylor Ranked No. 9 Undergraduate School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review and Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2017) – Baylor University offers one of the top programs for students aspiring to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released today by The Princeton Review and featured in Entrepreneur magazine. Baylor’s program in the Hankamer School of Business was ranked No. 9 on the list of “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship of 2018.”

Nov
14
2017

Baylor Student Achieves National Praise and Scholarship for Medical Research

WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2017) – Micheal Munson, a Baylor University sophomore and University Scholar, participated in the Johns Hopkins University Summer Internship as a research intern this summer and recently presented his research findings at a national conference.

Nov
14
2017

Panel Discusses Passion, Innovation and Struggles in the Fight Against Poverty

WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2017) — Specialists in the nonprofit field focused on innovative solution models through the lens of faith and hope for addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in communities during the annual Drumwright Family Lecture at Baylor University.

Nov
10
2017

Can Elizabeth Barrett Browning Save the Humanities? Armstrong Browning Library's Benefactors Day Celebration Explores New Digital Tools

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) – Baylor University’s renowned Armstrong Browning Library will host its annual Benefactors Day celebration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, commemorating those who support ABL and continue to contribute to the world’s leading 19th century research center and home to works of art.

Nov
10
2017

Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series Will Focus on "The Problems of Belief in Early Modern England”

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) – Baylor University’s department of history will present the 40th annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series, featuring Ethan H. Shagan, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, on Nov. 13-14.

Nov
10
2017

George W. Truett Seminary presents the T.B. Maston Lecture: “One Christian Ethic? Sabbath as the Diversity of Christian Vocation.”

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) – The Georgy W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University will present the T.B. Maston Lecture, “One Christian Ethic? Sabbath as the Diversity of Christian Vocation,” at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14 in Paul Powell Chapel of Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St.

Nov
10
2017

Mayborn Museum Complex Receives $10,000 Grant from The Allergan Foundation

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) — Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex has received a $10,000 community grant from The Allergan Foundation to support its participation in the Portal to the Public Network, which brings together scientists and public audiences to promote, appreciate and understand scientific research and its application.

Nov
10
2017

Professor To Lecture About Role of Religion in Electoral Politics

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) — Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host a lecture featuring Richard Asante, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.

Nov
10
2017

This Week At Baylor: Nov. 12-18, 2017

WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) — This week at Baylor, students will have a wide variety of events to choose from as they prepare for Thanksgiving Break.

Nov
9
2017

Baylor Student Wins National Japanese Speech Contest at George Washington University

WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2017) – Gus Holdrich, Baylor University senior from Bethesda, Maryland, won the 2017 J.LIVE Talk Japanese speech contest at George Washington University in Washington D.C. The national award is presented to the contestant who best engages in a lively, dynamic and engaging presentation using speaking skills in a style similar to TED Talks.

Nov
9
2017

Gift from Lynda and Robert Copple Will Create Chair in Christian School Leadership

WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2017) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $2.5 million from Lynda and Robert Copple of Frisco that will create the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership within Baylor University’s School of Education. The gift will enable Baylor to attract a visionary Christian leader to lay the academic and intellectual foundations of the Center for Christian Education (CCE) and establish the Center as the preeminent provider of professional development for leaders of Christian schools and for Christian leaders in non-sectarian school settings.

Nov
7
2017

“Faith, Politics and Poverty: Social Innovation and Hope in America” Topic of 2017 Endowed Drumwright Lecture

WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) – Baylor University’s Honors College will host the eighth annual endowed Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Alexander Reading Room, Alexander Residence Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St.

Nov
7
2017

Baylor Black Alumni Network Gala Dinner Honors ‘Firsts’ and Benefits the Dr. Vivienne Malone-Mayes Scholarship Endowment

WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) – More than 50 years ago, as the Civil Rights Movement unfolded across the United States of America, Baylor University also experienced the winds of change as it welcomed its first Black students. The Baylor Black Alumni Network will recognize Baylor University’s achievement toward social justice with the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the June 2, 1967, graduation of students – the Rev. Robert Gilbert and Ms. Barbara Ann Walker – at a Gala Scholarship Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.