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1. Baylor Contestant Wins First Place in Texas State Japanese Speech Contest

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) – After winning first place at the Dallas regionals of the 2015 Texas State Japanese Speech Contest, Baylor senior Miki Wang said “konnichiwa”–Japanese for “hello”– to another first-place victory at the Texas State Japanese Speech Contest.

2. Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Mortenson as Dean of the School of Music

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) — After an extensive national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., as the new dean of the School of Music at Baylor.

3. Hymn Writer, Professor of Worship to Lecture on the Psalms

WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – The 29th Annual Northcutt Lecture will feature a talk by Ruth Duck, Ph.D., hymn writer and professor of worship at Northwestern University’s Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Duck will give a lecture titled, “Sing Praise, Sing Lament, Sing Joy: The Psalms As Congregational Song” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation of Armstrong Browning Library.

4. Baylor Religion Professor to Present Lecture on Biblical Accounts of the Resurrection

WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – Lidija Novakovic, Ph.D., an associate professor in Baylor University’s department of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences, will present a lecture titled “The Story of a Missing Body: The New Testament Accounts of the Discovery of the Empty Tomb” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Miller Chapel located inside Tidwell Bible Building.

5. Baylor English Professor’s Book Receives Country’s Largest Award for Debut Fiction

WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – “Elegy on Kinderklavier,” a book by Arna B. Hemenway, M.F.A., assistant professor in the department of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first work of fiction, the largest award for debut fiction in the country.

6. Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.

7. Baylor Missions Sprang to Action for Spring Break 2015

WACO, Texas (March 26, 2015) – Trading in sandy toes for service projects, five teams from Baylor Missions traveled domestically and internationally this spring break for a week of missions.

8. Ivy League Scholar, Pastor to Lecture on Barth in Christian Ethics and Pop Culture

WACO, Texas (March 26, 2015) – Reformed Swiss theologian Karl Barth can be counted as one of the great minds of Protestant theology in the 20th Century.

9. Deaf Education Scholar to Lecture on Sign Language in Education

WACO, Texas (March 25, 2015) - Baylor University’s department of communication sciences and disorders in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences will welcome deaf education scholar Jean Andrews, Ph.D., for lectures at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Cowden Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

10. Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art to Host Annual Art Student Exhibition

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2015) – The annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Martin Museum of Art.