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11/17/2017
Nov. 13, 2017
A profile of The Rev. Joseph C. Parker, Jr., M.Div. (Theology) ―97, Truett Seminary’s first African-American graduate, who serves as pastor of David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Austin. Following a career as a lawyer, Parker pursued a call to ministry, which led him to Truett. He has served as chairman of the seminary’s board of advisors and he received the seminary’s first Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award in 2004. “Truett provided solid theological undergirding for my pastoral undertaking but also challenged some of my thinking, as it sharpened and broadened my understanding of ministry,â€- Parker said.

Baylor in the News

11/17/2017
Nov. 14, 2017
For the past 30 years, Americans have focused on improving the country’s recycling rate, which is now up to 30 percent. But what should individuals and families know about recycling and leading a more sustainable life? Smith Getterman, director of sustainability and special projects at Baylor University, offers four tips about upping your recycling game. “When in doubt, throw it out!â€- was mong the tips Getterman shared. “It’s better NOT to contaminate the good recycling with questionable items; so if you’re not sure what your city can take, check their solid waste services website or toss it in the waste bin,â€- he advised. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Media Communications, wrote this story.)

Faculty in the News

11/17/2017
Nov. 1, 2017
ON PAGE 22: The changing definition of casual wear and changes in consumer taste is the subject of this Q&A interview with Lorynn Divita, Ph.D., associate professor of apparel merchandising and co-author of the textbook “Fashion Forecasting.â€-
11/17/2017
Nov. 12, 2017
The world premiere of a new work by Scott McAllister, D.M.A., professor of composition in Baylor’s School of Music, took place Nov. 15 in Westbrook Recital Hall in the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which commissioned the new work. McAllister was inspired by the album, “OK Computer,â€- by the English rock band, Radiohead. One movement uses the harmonies of the group’s song “Creepâ€-, and the final movement uses rhythms from hip-hop and dubstep.

Students

11/17/2017
Nov. 15, 2017
Baylor senior Reid Pinkerton signed a one-year lease to live in Waco’s Good Neighbor house, a settlement house in a century-old building bought by Baylor University education professor, Dr. Laine Scales, to host social, spiritual and educational activities. As a ―settler,’ Reid manages multiple environmental sustainability projects that include gardening, composting, building the gutters, and drip irrigation systems.

Alumni

11/17/2017
Nov. 13, 2017
AUDIO: Interview with Amber Lethem, B.A. (International Studies) ’13, a certified Top Producer Consultant Sales and Leadership Coach at Southwestern Consulting, who shares her story of growing up in Kaneohe, Hawaii, studying at Baylor University and getting her start in sales by going door-to-door.

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