News from Baylor

[Leslie Hahner]
9/24/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) – Leslie Hahner, Ph.D., associate professor of communication at Baylor University, received the James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address and the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award from the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association for her book, “To Become an American: Immigrants and Americanization Campaigns of the Early Twentieth Century.”
[Adrian Krainer]
9/24/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) – Most people take for granted the ability to take a breath, lift an item over their head or grip something as small as a glass or a toothbrush. For 7-year-old Faith Fortenberry of Waco, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2, these seemingly simple tasks used to be incredible struggles.
[Academy for Leadership Development]
9/21/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – The Baylor University Academy for Leadership Development’s fall speaker series will bring to campus an engineer who became a motivational speaker, a foster child who became a successful author, and a World Championship basketball player who became an inspiration to young women.
[Baylor Lights Commercial 2018]
9/21/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – Inspired by the “Where Lights Shine Bright” campaign, Baylor University will unveil its new institutional commercial during the national television broadcast of Saturday’s football game between Baylor and Kansas. The Big 12 opener on FS1 between the Bears and the Jayhawks will kick off at 2:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium.
[Amanda Powell]
9/21/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – Amanda Powell, director of music and worship at Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, will serve as guest-in-residence as part of the Fall 2018 Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series.
[James Smith]
9/21/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – In the current secular age, people are more religious than perceived; they hunger for significance, search for meaning and seek redemption in a variety of places, including the latest protests and the local gym, says a noted author and philosopher who will headline this year’s Parchman Endowed Lecture Series hosted by Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
[BSM Signing Prayer]
9/20/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2018) – For nearly 100 years, Baptist Student Ministries has worked to equip college students across the country to follow Christ and transform the world. On Wednesday, Baylor University and the Baptist General Convention of Texas signed a cooperative agreement for a renewed vision of Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) as a chartered student organization on campus.
[James Smith]
9/20/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of speakers in chemistry, biology, Christian music studies, business and leadership, along with two movie screenings and performances from Baylor Theatre Arts.
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9/19/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2018) – Following a natural disaster or strong storm like Hurricane Florence, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.
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9/18/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2018) – Many U.S. employees believe working from home – or at least away from the office – can bring freedom and stress-free job satisfaction. A new Baylor University study says, “Not so fast.”
[josh smith]
9/14/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2018) – Baylor University religion doctoral candidate Joshua Smith traveled to Germany for two months over the summer to improve his language skills, further his dissertation research and gain networking opportunities.
[McNair poster]
9/14/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2018) – Baylor University’s McNair Scholars program will host its inaugural research symposium from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Beckham and White rooms of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. This come-and-go event will feature scholars’ poster presentations based on their summer research.
[McNair Scholars class]
9/13/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s 25 inaugural McNair Scholars are ready to soar, like the program’s namesake Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a laser physicist and NASA astronaut who was inspired to work hard and persevere in his studies by his family and by a teacher who recognized and believed in his scientific potential.
[carter3]
9/13/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – Carter BloodCare recognized Baylor University as its 2017-18 College of the Year, thanks to faculty and students’ donations of more than 1,000 units of blood that saved 3,000 lives.
[McNair Scholars Summer Research]
9/13/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – One of the many benefits for the high-caliber students participating in Baylor University’s McNair Scholars program is the opportunity to conduct research with their faculty mentors over the summer. The McNair Scholars program prepares first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students to achieve their goal of attaining a doctoral degree.
[Edwina]
9/13/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will feature Randel Everett, president of 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, and Baylor Theater in Chapel, a poetry reading from an acclaimed Irish poet, theatre performances, a book launch and panel discussion, and several lectures in political science, religion and the sciences. Baylor also will host the Edmondson Historical Lecture series and the McNair Research Symposium.
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9/12/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2018) — A reading by world-renowned Irish poet Micheal O’Siadhail of his latest work — “The Five Quintets” — will be given from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in the Foyer of Meditation of Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library, 701 Speight Ave.
[youths and dead mothers]
9/11/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2018) — Bereaved children whose late mothers were very religious are likely to be less religious after their mother dies than youths who did not suffer a maternal loss. Conversely, children whose late mothers placed no importance on religion are more likely to become religious — especially when it comes to praying often, a Baylor University study finds.
[Marie Griffith]
9/11/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s department of history will present the 41st annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series, featuring R. Marie Griffith, Ph.D., The John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor and director at John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.
[U.S. News Business School]
9/10/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2018) – Baylor University is ranked No. 78 among National Universities in the latest Best Colleges rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
[Moody 50]
9/10/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2018) – Fifty years after its doors opened in September 1968 and millions of patron visits later, Moody Memorial Library will celebrate a half-century of service to the Baylor University community with a come-and-go “birthday party” from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in the library’s Allbritton Foyer. The event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on Moody’s storied history as Baylor’s main library space.
[BBW 2018]
9/10/2018
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone will be among 10 faculty sharing contributions of women throughout history
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2018) – Baylor University’s women’s and gender studies program will present its annual Boundary Breaking Women’s Panel to celebrate women’s achievements at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center.
[Baylor Line Ready To Run]
9/6/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2018) – Baylor University enrolled its highest-achieving freshman class ever and advanced undergraduate retention and graduation rates to record levels, according to 12th class day statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT).
[Ralph Wood]
9/6/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2018) – Baylor University theologian Ralph Wood, Ph.D., was recently presented with the 2018 Russell Kirk Paideia Prize in honor of his lifetime of dedication to the cultivation of wisdom and virtue.
[Caleb Martin]
9/6/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2018)— This week, Baylor University will host lectures on the Mayborn Museum's Titanic exhibit and in several disciplines, including chemistry, environmental science, psychology and music, in addition to film screenings at the Mayborn Museum Complex and Marrs McLean Science Building and music and theater performances.
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