News from Baylor
Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Appoints Dr. Jason Vickers as The William J. Abraham Chair of Wesleyan Studies
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2022) - Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still, Ph.D., announced today the appointment of Jason Vickers, Ph.D., as professor of Christian Theology and as the inaugural holder of The William J. Abraham Chair of Wesleyan Studies.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2022) – The Mayborn Museum, located on the Baylor University campus, has announced its new status as a Smithsonian Affiliate, joining a network of more than 200 Smithsonian Affiliates in the United States, Puerto Rico and Panama.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2022) - Remote work has its own distinct set of challenges, and businesses that help employees respond to these challenges will benefit with a more productive and healthier workforce, according to research led by remote/hybrid work expert Sara J. Perry, Ph.D., associate professor of management at Baylor.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2022) - The Baylor School of Music adds to Christmas festivities with an array of Christmas concerts that range from the sold-out performances of the popular A Baylor Christmas and Chamber Singers Christmas Concert, to the Baylor Bronze Handbell Concert and the 48 bells of the McLane Carillon sounding out across campus.
Armstrong Browning Library’s Benefactors Day Celebration Highlights Victorian-era Writer, Intellectual Harriet Martineau
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2022) – Deborah Logan, Ph.D., professor emerita of English at Western Kentucky University, will present “Harriet Martineau: Spirit of the Victorian Age” at Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library and Museum and online via Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, as part of ABL’s annual Benefactors Day celebration.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2022) – While peer influence is the top factor that leads to Baylor University students to attain higher levels of vertical faith maturity and horizontal faith maturity, respectively, attending a local place of worship is a powerful predictor of both measures of faith maturity, according to research from Baylor’s ongoing Faith and Character Study, which tracks the long-term impact of a Baylor education on a person’s faith and character.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2022) – Baylor University faculty members Todd Buras, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Phillip Donnelly, Ph.D., director of the Great Texts program and professor of literature in the Honors College, have received a $189,999 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to build on the success of their 2021 summer seminar Disputatio and the Pursuit of Wisdom in the Humanities.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2022) – When the architects of Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL) convened in 1997 to lay out its foundations, there was no guarantee that its influence would extend beyond the Baylor campus. A quarter century later, Baylor IFL is celebrating its worldwide contributions to nurturing the synergy between faith and reason.
Baylor Delivers National STEM Day Science Projects to Waco ISD Students Through Partnership with Transformation Waco
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2022) – For National STEM Day, Baylor University is starting a new outreach project, which provides teachers, families and students with do-it-yourself projects designed to make science, technology, engineering and math come alive.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2022) - Marlene Neill, Ph.D., APR, associate professor and graduate program director in journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University, will be presented with the Outstanding Educator Award by the Public Relations Society of America.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2022) – Baylor University elementary education graduate Emily Blackwell, B.S.Ed. ’22, now teaching first grade at Brentfield Elementary in Richardson ISD, has been honored as the 2022 National Student Teacher of the Year by Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, and the Association of Teacher Educators.
Baylor Regents Receive Strong Financial and Investment Reports, Discuss Strategic Enrollment Management Plan and Approve $89.6 Million Total Budget for Fudge Football Development Center
WACO, Texas (Nov. 4, 2022) – At its regular quarterly meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents focused its discussion on Baylor’s position in the higher education marketplace, highlighted by strong financial reports about upgraded bond ratings and positive investment returns amid continued strong demand for a Baylor experience and education.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 4, 2022) – As a cold front moves across Texas, the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado WATCH for a large portion of Central Texas, including Waco and McLennan County, effective until 8 p.m. CDT. This means that tornadoes – along with damaging winds and hail – are possible in and near the watch area.
Baylor Communication Professor Earns Coveted NSF CAREER Award to Study Impact of Technology on Compassionate Communication in Health Care Settings
WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2022) – Ashley Barrett, Ph.D., BA ’07, MA ’09, associate professor in Baylor’s Department of Communication, has earned a highly coveted CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the impact of new information technologies on the communication they facilitate in healthcare settings and seek ways to promote compassionate communication and empathy in these ever-evolving patient-provider interactions.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2022) - The Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will present the third annual National Preaching Conference on Nov. 15-17 at First Baptist Church of Waco.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2022) – The Baylor University Provost Conference Series will present its inaugural event, Classics and Classical Education in the Black Community, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in room 506 of the Cashion Academic Center.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2022) – ***POSTPONED due to forecasted inclement weather.*** Baylor University will join City of Waco and McLennan County partners – in cooperation with the Waco/McLennan County Office of Emergency Management – to conduct a regular test of outdoor tornado sirens, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing Mourns Passing of Associate Dean Karen Cotter, Ph.D., RN, CNE
DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 31, 2022) – The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of its Associate Dean for the Pre-Licensure Program and Clinical Assistant Professor Karen Cotter, Ph.D., RN, CNE.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on opening chemistry to blind and low vision students, rebooting evangelicalism and what is leading the surging enrollment in doctorate of education programs.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2022) - Baylor University death studies scholar Candi Cann, Ph.D., shares the elements of Día De Los Muertos, a unique Mexican holiday for families to honor and remember their loved ones who have passed away.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2022) – The annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture will focus on “Art Seeking Understanding” and feature more than 130 speakers from North America, Europe and Africa, representing a diverse range of fields, including philosophy, medicine, history, theology, engineering, ministry and literature.
UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 9:30 p.m.; Tornado WATCH in Effect Until Midnight (12:00 a.m. CDT) for Waco, McLennan County
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2022) – UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 9:30 p.m. As a front moves across Texas, the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado WATCH for a large portion of Central Texas, including Waco and McLennan County, effective until midnight (12:00 a.m. CDT). This means that tornadoes – along with damaging winds and hail – are possible in and near the watch area.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the history of the iconic castle in Waco, controversial Halloween costumes and using AI to stop crimes, such as sex trafficking and the sale of stolen car parts.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2022) – Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (NBC) will team up again to televise the 113th anniversary Baylor Homecoming Parade, one of the oldest and largest collegiate homecoming parades in the nation, with live coverage from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, from Fifth Street on the Baylor campus.
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