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1. Baylor School of Education Professor Honored with Outstanding Professor Award

WACO, Texas (April 17, 2014) — Paul La Bounty, Ph.D., associate professor of health, human performance and recreation (HHPR) in the Baylor School of Education, is the recipient of the Collins Outstanding Professor Award for 2014. The Collins Professor is chosen each year by a vote of Baylor’s senior class.

2. Baylor University Observes Easter Holiday with Special Hours

WACO, Texas (April 16, 2014) – In observance of Easter, Baylor University will not hold classes and will close administrative offices Friday, April 18, through Monday, April 21. Other university buildings will have altered hours.

3. Baylor Students Try to Solve Real-Life Teaching Problems Through Research

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014)—Which is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave?

4. Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., Will Join Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) -- Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., one of the nation’s preeminent quantitative criminologists, has accepted a post as Research Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

5. First Responders Share Stories about West Explosion in New Book by Baylor Professor

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) – It’s not always easy to get first responders and emergency workers to talk candidly about “the job,” particularly something as devastating as the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the City of West in April 2013.

6. Baylor Honors College, Bears for Life Welcome Notre Dame Professor David Solomon

WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) –Baylor’s student-run pro-life organization Bears for Life will host David Solomon as he gives his lecture, “Can We Do Without Dignity? Disability, Bioethics, and the War Between Autonomy and Dignity,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Alexander Reading Room.

7. Texas Hunger Initiative Leader Appointed to National Commission on Hunger

WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, to the National Commission on Hunger.

8. Georgetown University’s Michael Slater Will Lecture on American Religious Philosophy

WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – The department of philosophy at Baylor University will host Michael Slater, Ph.D., lecturer of theology at Georgetown University, as he gives his lecture “James and Dewey as Theorists of Religion,” at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Room 108 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.

9. Baylor University’s Model Organization of American States Team Shines in Washington D.C.

WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – Fifteen students from Baylor’s Model Organization of American States recently won the presidency of the model for the sixth consecutive year at the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS).

10. Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion Welcomes Former Congressman Ernest Istook

WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – The Institute for Studies of Religion will welcome Ernest Istook at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Kayser Auditorium in Hankamer School of Business. He will present his lecture titled “Being an Underdog is a Great Opportunity: An Approach to Life, the Universe…Even Politics.”