Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Feb
23
2017

School of Education Associate Professor Doug Rogers Elected President of National Association

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2017) — Doug Rogers, Ed.D., associate professor in the Baylor School of Education, will be inducted as the president of the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) on March 10, 2017, at the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Elected by a vote of all members, Rogers has served as president-elect since last year.

Feb
23
2017

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society Presents Timely Lecture and Panel on Today’s Russia

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2017) – The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor University will hold its annual spring lecture on a timely global topic – “Today’s Russia: Religion, Politics and Society” withRussian historian, sociologist and journalist Roman Lunkin – at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Academic Center.

Feb
17
2017

Baylor Board of Regents Adopts Slate of Governance Changes

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.

Feb
17
2017

Penn State Professor To Present “The Myth of the Dead Sea Scrolls” Lecture

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Daniel Falk, Ph.D., professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State University, will lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Baylor University.

Feb
16
2017

Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science Students Host Activities to Celebrate Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2017) – In recognition of the National Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25, Baylor Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) students joined together to plan ECS Week, their adaptation of the event.

Feb
14
2017

Baylor Competition Winners to Perform at Carnegie Hall

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Fifteen soloists and four chamber groups have been selected as winners of this year’s Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition within Baylor University’s School of Music. To celebrate their accomplishments, the student winners will take to the stage May 25 at renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Feb
14
2017

Waco Fire and Baylor Department of Public Safety to Participate in Campus Fire Safety Exercise Feb. 15

First responders with the Waco Fire Department and Baylor Department of Public Safety will participate in an exercise on campus at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, to evaluate the various agencies’ response in the event of a fire at Old Main, Draper and Burleson.

Feb
14
2017

Yale Professor Will Speak at John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will speak at the John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series on Feb. 17.

Feb
10
2017

Baylor Counseling Center Spreading ‘Hope, Peace and Love’ on Valentine’s Day

WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2017) – The Baylor University Counseling Center will host its second annual Hope Peace Love Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14, with a full day of programming focused on mental health-related issues and stigma reduction.

Feb
10
2017

Love and War: Digitized Letters Preserve the Tale of a Texas Girl, Her Confederate Sweetheart and their Secret Engagement

WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2017) — Feb. 14 was coming up quickly, and the two young lovers’ emotions were heating up the hundreds of miles between them. Dozens of their digitized Civil War letters tell the story of their secret engagement during a tumultous time in history.

Feb
10
2017

This Week at Baylor – Feb. 12-18, 2017

WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, concerts and events, including the classics department’s Latin Day and a showing of the documentary, “Composed.”
The People’s Law School, hosted by the Baylor Law School, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will run until 12:45 p.m.

Feb
9
2017

Romance and Wrangling as Valentine’s Day Nears: Here’s How to Handle Feuds with Your Partner

WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2017) — Fighting with your significant other as Valentine’s Day approaches? Consider this as Cupid aims his bow and arrow yet again.

Feb
8
2017

Baylor School of Education student named “Student Teacher of the Year"

WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2017) – Baylor School of Education student Stephanie Wright of Plano was named “Student Teacher of the Year” for the State of Texas by the Texas Directors of Field Experience (TDFE), the organization of faculty members within university teacher-education programs who supervise field experiences.

Feb
8
2017

Statement from Baylor Interim President David E. Garland

Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland released a statement today on Big 12 Board action.

Feb
8
2017

University Incubators May Lead to Lower-Quality Innovation, New Study Shows

WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2017) – The establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations, according to a new study co-authored by Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior fellow in the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.

Feb
6
2017

Baylor Student Awarded Soldier’s Wish Scholarship

WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2017) – When Baylor University student veteran Nick Harrington walked into a local Subway restaurant to meet with the university’s VA benefits coordinator, he expected to have a quick sandwich and fill out some paperwork. Instead, he was met by a representative from Soldier’s Wish, who presented the sophomore communication sciences and disorders major with a $5,000 scholarship. As Harrington battles a rare form of thyroid cancer, the funds will help him pay rent on his apartment.

Feb
2
2017

American Heart Association Invites Local Landmarks to 'Go Red' Friday Night for National Wear Red Day

WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2017) – The American Heart Association has invited several national and local iconic landmarks to turn their facades red on Friday, Feb. 3, in support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day to elevate awareness of heart disease.

Feb
2
2017

Baylor Assistant Professor Named “Rising Star” in Association for Psychological Science

WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2017) – Michael Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.

Feb
1
2017

Faith-Based Organizations Shoulder Majority of Crucial Services and Develop Creative Solutions for Homelessness, New Baylor University Study Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 1, 2017) — Faith-based organizations are at the forefront of addressing root causes of homelessness, providing not only the majority of emergency shelter beds but innovating long-term solutions, a new study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion concludes. Released today at the National Press Club, the study looked at homelessness in 11 sample cities and is part of a growing body of independent research examining the socio-economic impact of faith-based organizations across the United States.

Feb
1
2017

Fashion Forecasts for 2017: Less cowhide, more denim, eye-popping sleeves — and concern for the planet

WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2017) — After years of wanting the cheapest prices possible for clothes, consumers are starting to consider how their clothes are made and their impact on the environment, says fashion forecaster/author Lorynn Divita, Ph.D., of Baylor University.