Baylor University Receives ‘First Forward’ Designation, National Honor for Commitment to First-Generation Student Success
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2019) – The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, recently announced that Baylor University has been selected among the Center’s inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions.
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2019) – Twelve Baylor University professors have been honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2018-2019 academic year.
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2019) – Baylor University students Micheal Munson, a junior University Scholar from Cupertino, California, and Ben Sepanski, a junior mathematics major from Waco, Texas, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Waco, Texas (May 8, 2019) — Baylor scientist Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been invited to become a Fellow of the prestigious International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR), a multidisciplinary learned society based at Cambridge University.
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2019) – Alexander R. Pruss, Ph.D., professor and director of graduate studies in philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been invited to give the highly regarded Wilde Lectures at Oxford University, beginning May 9, with a series of five lectures on “God, Human Nature and Mathematics.”
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2019) – Baylor University seniors Garrett Williams, a physics and chemistry major from Norman, Oklahoma, and Catherine Arndt, a physics major from Highland Village, Texas, have been selected to participate in the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), the oldest graduate fellowship program in the science field.
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2019) – Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Master Teacher and director of the Center for Church and Community Impact at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, was honored April 12 during the annual Academic Honors Convocation as the 2019 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2019) – Seven Baylor University students have been selected to receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards, including awards for international graduate study and as English Teaching Assistants (ETA) in classrooms worldwide. The seven Fulbrights are the most ever for Baylor in a single year.
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2019) – Baylor University honored seven staff members for outstanding service and pursuit of excellence in their work with the presentation of Outstanding Staff Awards, including the BaylorPLUS Salute and inaugural Distinguished Staff Leadership Awards, during the Spring Staff Forum March 26 in the Cashion Academic Center.
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2019) – The Baylor University Cyber Security team advanced to the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition that took place Friday, March 22, through Sunday, March 24, at the University of Tulsa.
Baylor Professor Jay Yoo Awarded Leader Award from American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
WACO, Texas (March 25, 2019) – Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of family and consumer sciences and apparel merchandising in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, was honored with the 2019 Leader Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for his sustained leadership, service and involvement in AAFCS.
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2019) – Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, received international recognition for his contributions and scholarly research on environmental sustainability.
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2019) – Jane Damron, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of communication in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as the 2019 Collins Outstanding Professor, an honor voted on annually by the senior class.
The Center for Public Justice Awards Research Prize to Baylor Social Work Student, Professor to Study Food Insecurity Among Teens
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2019) – Ana O’Quin, an Austin junior in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, believes food security is a basic human right that should be afforded every individual and family. That belief drives her nationally recognized undergraduate research of food insecurity among teens.
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2019) — After a rigorous review process, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex has achieved a significant milestone: accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums.
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2019) – Teams from Seattle University, University of Oregon and Oklahoma State University won Baylor University’s eighth annual New Venture Competition on Feb. 22-23.
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2019) – Maxey Parrish, senior lecturer of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was named as a member of the 2019 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame class.
Baylor Debate Team Prepares for National Debate Tournament after Big Wins at Mid-America Championship, District 3 Qualifier
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2019) – Members of Baylor University’s nationally ranked debate program, the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, will be spending their spring “break” researching and fine-tuning their arguments for the 73rd National Debate Tournament (NDT), which begins March 20 at the University of Minnesota.
School of Education Faculty Member Serves as President of School Science and Mathematics Association
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2019) – Suzanne Nesmith, Ph.D., is passionate about the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) across the disciplines, and now she has taken that commitment to new heights as president of the School Science and Mathematics Association.
WACO, Texas (March 4, 2019) – The Score, a flagship newsletter for the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 5, the Division for Quantitative and Qualitative methods, dedicated a recent issue solely to Roger E. Kirk, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics and Master Teacher at Baylor University, in celebration of 60 years in the statistics field and his formal retirement at the end of this spring semester.
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