News from Baylor

[grad 2016]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Baylor University’s fall graduating class of 2017 will enter their next phase of life as they walk the graduation stage during the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
[boss phubbing]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
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WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and David Lin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand and develop their prototype for an open-source system that reads and analyzes floor plans automatically.
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WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Baylor University and Waco’s KWBU 103.3FM, Heart of Texas Public Radio, will debut a new weekly radio program, “Baylor Connections,” beginning in January.
[Brian Schmidt]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2017) – Baylor University Associate Professor of Choral Music Brian A. Schmidt, D.M.A., and the professional choir he founded are giving voice to the music of a long-unknown Holocaust victim, and receiving critical acclaim – and Grammy Award nominations – for their efforts.
[Rachelle Rogers SOE]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2017) – Rachelle Meyer Rogers, Ed.D., clinical assistant professor in the Baylor University School of Education and university liaison to Midway Middle School Professional Development School (PDS), has been elected to serve on the national board of directors of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).
For many, this Christmas will be the first holiday without a special loved one. The loss of a family member or a friend brings obvious grief. And for those who have the opportunity to interact with a bereaved person, there are often questions: What do I do? What do I say?
[Howard Lee]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 8, 2017) — Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was recently named a 2017 recipient of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift from David and Shirley Lake of Tyler to create the Lake Family Endowed Chair in Congregational and Community Health at the University. The gift will create a unique joint venture between the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor by supporting the work of a distinguished faculty member who will develop and implement a strategic initiative related to congregational and community health and will teach in both academic units.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2017) — The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University is hosting a new exhibit called The Age of Mechanical Reproduction at the Martin Museum:
18th and 19th Century Printmaking. The exhibit will run through Dec. 17 and showcases undergraduate student research into 18th- and 19th-century prints.
[kidd book]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2017) – Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, has been recognized for his book, “Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father,” which was named one of the 2017 Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books by Booklist Online.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 8, 2017) – Baylor University will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, 2018. Some facilities will operate under varying schedules during the break. All university offices and facilities will be closed Dec. 25-29 and Jan. 1.
[gospel choir]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2017) — One of the most cherished parts of entering the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to Christmas carols. Songs like Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel resound as Christmas approaches. However, a Baylor University expert in black gospel music holds another Christmas tradition near and dear to his heart. He treasures the rich sounds of Christmas spirituals, which differ from Christmas carols.
[tan tattoo]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2017) — People who often sunbathe or use tanning beds are more likely to try risky weight-loss methods and have cosmetic surgery, as well as get tattoos and piercings. But while people who seldom tan also may try unsafe diets and cosmetic surgery, they rarely opt for tattoos or piercings, according to a Baylor University study.
[Model UN 2017]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2017) – Members of Baylor University’s Model UN team received recognition among their conference peers and staff at the 28th annual American Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
[Roger Kirk]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2017) — Roger E. Kirk, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics and Master Teacher at Baylor University, recently was awarded the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Psychological Association.
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WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2017) – The Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University has announced the 2017-2018 class of the Rising Stars Fellowship program. Selected from nominations provided by their deans, Rising Stars represent faculty from a range of disciplines, including the sciences, the arts and humanities and the professional schools.
[night school poster]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of Christmas concerts and events, as well as a symposium and exhibition.
[Zack Valdez]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2017) – Zack Valdez, a doctoral candidate in the Institute of Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TIEEES) at Baylor University, has been selected as a 2018 Congressional Science Fellow as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships. Valdez’s fellowship is sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).
[Adopt 2017]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2017) – As families walked through the doors of the makeshift courtroom at Baylor Law School, they were greeted with unfamiliar sights and sounds. Court officials traded their traditional suits and ties for cloaks and robes, and many wielded lightsabers. Among the witnesses for the day’s events were a host of Jedi, Stormtroopers and an occasional Wookie.
[Jerry Walls]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2017) — Baylor University’s Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP) will host the inaugural C.S. Lewis Memorial Lecture from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2017) — San Antonio freshman Matthew Garcia was honored at the 2017 Musial Awards for turning a heartbreaking experience into a heartwarming gesture that gained massive attention.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) will host Brent Landau, Th.D., lecturer in the department of religious studies at the University of Texas at Austin for a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library.
[Josh and Hannah]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2017) – Baylor University’s Undergraduate Moot Court has just finished the 2017 season and has won its first regional championship in seven years.
[Kelli McMahan]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2017) – Kelli McMahan, Ph.D., associate clinical professor and coordinator of outdoor education and leadership at Baylor University, has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the Paul K. Petzoldt Leadership Award.
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