Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Feb
5
2016

Baylor Theatre Presents ‘Mary Stuart: Historical Revival of Power and Passion’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Theatre will begin the spring 2016 season with Friedrich Schiller’s "Mary Stuart," the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her sudden incarceration and pending execution at the hands of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

Feb
4
2016

Baylor Researcher Uncovers Ancient Wildebeest-Like Animal ‘Strange Adaptation’ Similar to Dinosaur

WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.

Feb
3
2016

Campus Diversity Committee Will Host Cultural Connection Celebration

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Campus Diversity Committee will host the 6th Annual Cultural Connection Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Meyer Conference Center of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (Foster 250).

Feb
3
2016

Mosquito Expert on Zika Virus: ‘I Am Confident We Will See Transmission This Summer’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The World Health Organization (WHO) this week declared the Zika virus – a mosquito-borne illness – an international public health emergency.

Feb
3
2016

Super Bowl Fun for the Little Ones on the Big Day

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) — Super Bowl Sunday is nearly here, and you’re planning to throw — or go — to a party with friends and families. So what do you do with the young’uns to keep them happy and occupied while you watch the game in (relative) peace? Baylor expert gives tips.

Feb
2
2016

Sleep, the Solar System Examined in Mayborn Museum's Science Thursdays

WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2016) – What do carbon dioxide, sleep loss and algae have in common? All are topics of this semester's Science Thursdays at the Mayborn Museum.

Jan
29
2016

Mayborn Museum Director’s Forum Lecture Series Focuses on Cotton Industry

WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2016) – Watson C. Arnold, M.D., Ph.D., will be the guest lecturer for Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex Director’s Forum Lecture Series on Feb. 4-5.

Jan
29
2016

Political Duels at Work? Communication Expert Offers Nine Tips to Keep the Peace

WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2016) — Sparring over immigration reform, ISIS and whether Trump should be in the White House can go quickly from casual to spirited to heated during water-cooler chats at work or in staff meetings. A Baylor expert offers suggestions on dodging debate disasters.

Jan
29
2016

Renowned Lecturer, Rabbi to Discuss Future of Jewish-Christian Relations

WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2016) – The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein for a lecture about Christianity and Judaism at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in Paul W. Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary.

Jan
29
2016

St. Olaf Choir Will Perform A Cappella Spiritual Arrangement at Baylor on Feb. 4

WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2016) – The St. Olaf Choir, a famous a cappella choir, will perform at Baylor at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 in the Jones Concert Hall of Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Jan
27
2016

Baylor Model UN Students Recognized at Texas Model United Nations Conference

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2016) – Baylor University’s Model UN Team received two team awards and three individual awards in the second annual Texas Model United National Conference, which included participants from universities in Texas, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Turkey.

Jan
25
2016

***SOLD OUT*** - Student Activities, Sony Pictures to Provide Free Advance Screening of Baylor Alum’s Epic Film “Risen”

WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) – ***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.*** Baylor University’s department of student activities, in conjunction with Sony Pictures, will host an advanced screening of the film Risen, directed by well-known Hollywood director, screenwriter and Baylor alumnus Kevin Reynolds, B.A. (Law) ’74, J.D. ’76, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. in downtown Waco.

Jan
25
2016

Baylor Opera Theater Presents 'Die Fledermaus'

WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) – Baylor Opera Theater will put on four performances of "Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) by Johann Strauss II from Wednesday, Jan. 27, to Saturday, Jan. 30.

Jan
25
2016

Baylor School of Education Graduates Repeat 100 Percent Pass Rate

WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) — For the second year in a row, graduates in Baylor University’s education programs achieved a 100 percent pass rate on certification exams in the State of Texas. The current rate reflects tests taken by Baylor students who graduated in the 2014-15 academic year, including graduation ceremonies in December 2014, May 2015 and August 2015. The overall state average for 2014-15 was 94 percent.

Jan
25
2016

Baylor University and Midland College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) – Baylor University and Midland College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Jan
25
2016

Student Activities, Sony Pictures to Provide Free Advance Screening of Baylor Alum’s Epic Film “Risen”

WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) – Baylor University’s department of student activities, in conjunction with Sony Pictures, will host an advanced screening of the film <i>Risen</i>, directed by well-known Hollywood director, screenwriter and Baylor alumnus Kevin Reynolds, B.A. (Law) ’74, J.D. ’76, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. in downtown Waco.

Jan
25
2016

The Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series Presents Humanitarian Hugh Evans

WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) – The Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series has invited Hugh Evans, Australian humanitarian and founder of The Oaktree Foundation and the Global Poverty Project, to speak on Baylor’s campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Barfield Drawing Room.

Jan
22
2016

Baylor Enhances Fans’ Gameday Experience at the Ferrell Center

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2016) – When the No. 13 Baylor Bears tip off against the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Jan. 23, basketball fans in the Ferrell Center will discover a new Wi-Fi network and new ways to engage with the game right at their seats through the Baylor In-Game app, just as they have during Baylor football games at McLane Stadium.

Jan
22
2016

Baylor Professor Lecture Explores Connection between Virgil and the Hebrew Scriptures

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2016) – The classics have been around for thousands of years, intriguing and entertaining readers for generations. Despite being read so many times, however, they still have mysteries to uncover.

Jan
22
2016

Distinguished Artist Series Presents the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2016) – The final performance of Baylor University’s 2015-2016 Distinguished Artist Series will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, with its final guest, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS). The CMS’s co-artistic director, pianist Wu Han, will perform in Roxy Grove Hall with a string quintet.