October 24, 2014

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WBU enjoys ‘great experience’ with Chinese team

Posted Friday, October 24th, 2014

It may be the first, and last, time that Wayland Baptist volleyball coach Jim Giacomazzi is more upbeat than upset following a three-set defeat.
“It was a great experience,” Giacomazzi said after the Pioneers dropped an exhibition match to one of the top Chinese professional teams, Zhejiang, on Wednesday night in Hutcherson Center, 25-7, 25-18, 25-18.
In [...]

WBU Professor sets performance schedule

Posted Friday, September 5th, 2014

PLAINVIEW – Along with her busy class schedule, Dr. Sandra Mosteller, professor of instrumental studies at Wayland Baptist University, has a busy performance schedule coming up. Mosteller will perform a solo recital on Tuesday, Sept. 9, then will tour as part of the Sorores Duo with performance dates scheduled for Sept. 18, 19 and 22.
Tuesday’s [...]

Wayland opens semester with Convocation Chapel

Posted Thursday, August 28th, 2014

PLAINVIEW — Wayland Baptist University officially rang in the fall 2014 semester Wednesday morning in Convocation Chapel as WBU President Dr. Paul Armes addressed the student body covering issues such as ethics in learning, the importance of faith, and sexual morality.
Drawing from Romans 12:1-2 where the apostle Paul encourages the early Roman church to be [...]

Civility focus spawns campus involvement group

Posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

PLAINVIEW — Wayland Baptist University’s ongoing emphasis on civility took center stage during Wednesday morning’s chapel service in Harral Memorial Auditorium as the School of Fine Arts led in a time of reflection on what it means to be and act civilized.
Wednesday’s chapel, “Wayland the Barbarian, II,” was a continuation of a chapel service held [...]

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 spreads holiday cheer

Posted Thursday, January 9th, 2014

PLAINVIEW — Wayland Baptist University experienced the true meaning of Christmas in 2013 as administrators, faculty, staff and students at many of Wayland’s campuses took time out of their busy schedules to assist various charities and organizations.
Holiday donations from the campuses benefitted more than 13 organizations, raising in excess of $6,000 in food, supplies and [...]

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 [...]

Volleyballers exceeded everyone’s expectations

Posted Monday, December 16th, 2013

Jim Giacomazzi likes to dream big, but even he didn’t imagine the incredible things the Wayland Baptist Pioneer volleyball team accomplished this season.
“In my wildest dreams I didn’t envision what we did there at nationals,” Giacomazzi said. “I didn’t dream big enough.”
What the Pioneers did – after barely making it into the 36-team NAIA National [...]

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 [...]

Wayland stresses civility on campus

Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

September 16, 2013
PLAINVIEW — Wayland Baptist University is continuing an emphasis on civility that began last fall with a charge of University President Dr. Paul Armes. In the fall of 2012, Dr. Armes challenged faculty, staff and students to make choices based on civil behavior.
In a follow-up to the President’s message, a special spring chapel [...]