July 23, 2014

Archive for the ‘Academics’ Category

Curiosity leads to new research technique

Posted Monday, January 13th, 2014

January 6, 2014
PLAINVIEW — If necessity is indeed the mother of invention, freshman exuberance certainly lends a hand. Just ask Jessica Kenneson.
Kenneson is a junior chemistry/molecular biology double major at Wayland Baptist University and her curiosity about an article she read as part of one of her freshman science classes has led to research in tuberculosis, [...]

Wayland ranked No. 1 in affordability for BSN program

Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

December 7, 2013
PLAINVIEW — Wayland Baptist University has been recognized by the SR Education Group, based in Kirkland, Wash., as offering one of the most affordable college online degrees, ranking Wayland No. 1 in affordability for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and No. 12 for its Master of Education degree.
The SR Education Group [...]

Graduates challenged to walk with God

Posted Monday, December 16th, 2013

PLAINVIEW — Wayland Baptist University celebrated its winter commencement Saturday afternoon with 73 masters and baccalaureate students receiving diplomas.
Charles Carr of Petersburg, Rebekah Brown of Aurora, Colo., and Christopher Kirby of Plano were each recognized for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate careers. Carr received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree [...]

Reeves Trust gift closes out phase III of All-Steinway Initiative

Posted Thursday, June 13th, 2013

PLAINVIEW – The Wayland Baptist University School of Music moved one step closer to completing its All-Steinway Initiative recently when a generous donation from the Roberta Wright Reeves Trust in Dallas funded Phase III of the four-phase project.
In a letter to the university, Glenna Romans, Trustee of the Trust, expressed her pleasure in being [...]

Wayland students research showing promise

Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

PLAINVIEW — Science students at Wayland Baptist University are in a unique position among their peers and that has led them to a series of projects that not only are helping preserve centuries of traditional natural health treatments but also are beginning to show promise in breast cancer research.
Over the past several years, chemistry and [...]

Wayland to offer Master of Divinity online

Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University’s School of Religion and Philosophy is taking applications for its new Master of Divinity program that will be offered beginning in the fall 2013 semester.
Wayland’s program will be one of the few distinctively Baptist MDiv programs that is offered completely online. Students may also take face-to-face courses at any of [...]

Wayland recognizes exceptional students at chapel

Posted Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

PLAINVIEW — Wayland Baptist University held its annual Recognition Chapel at Wednesday morning, awarding outstanding students for their work in the classroom and around campus.
The annual awards chapel culminates with the recognition of the Citizenship of the Year award for one male and one female student who have exemplified strong Christian character both in the [...]

Personal history a challenge for non-traditional student

Posted Monday, April 29th, 2013

PLAINVIEW – It’s not very often an undergraduate is published in a professional, peer-reviewed journal. Then again, it’s not very often you run across an undergraduate like Rachel Laue (pronounced Law).
This fall, Laue’s paper “Fighting the Cold War at a Baptist College: Anticommunism in the Wayland Baptist College Trailblazer,” will be published in the West [...]

Enactus Wayland wins regional championship

Posted Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The Enactus Wayland Baptist University team recently claimed regional championship honors at the Enactus United States Regional Competition in Dallas. The regional competition is one of 10 which are being held throughout the United States in March and April.
According to Dr. Sammy Van Hoose, an associate professor of business at Wayland and the group’s faculty [...]

Wayland honors students during annual luncheon

Posted Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Faculty and staff at Wayland Baptist University recognized the university’s honors students at the annual Honors Luncheon. The event included presentations by two members of the Honors Program, Taylor Eaves and Hannah Wells, and keynote speaker Professor Emeritus Christa Smith.
Eaves, a senior chemistry major from Buckeye, Ariz., gave a brief synopsis of his honors project, [...]