Note from the Director — Spring 2015

Dear BIC alumni,

Greetings from Waco! We are in the middle of a busy spring semester. It has not felt much like spring lately.  It has snowed twice in Waco in recent weeks! Of course, it is nothing like the long winter weather across the North, but it is still rather exciting to see the campus covered in snowflakes.

Here are a few highlights of life in the BIC:

  • We are making plans for our twenty-year anniversary of the BIC. Stay tuned for more details. We would love to have you come back to celebrate with us.
  • World Cultures IV is under new leadership with Sarah Walden serving as coordinator. Sam Perry, Sharon Conry, Paul Carron and Chuck McDaniel have all spent a lot of time revamping the World of Rhetoric, Natural World, and Social World sequences.
  • Three BIC faculties had books come out in print. Candi Cann’s Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the 21st Century came out. One of our newest faculty members, Davide Zori, co-edited Viking Age Archaeology in Iceland: the Mosfell Archaeological Project. Jason Whitlark actually had two books come out this year — Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to “the Hebrews” and a co-edited book, Interpretation and the Claims of the Text: Resourcing New Testament Theology.
  • I’m happy to report that Chuck McDaniel just received tenure from Baylor University. What exciting news!
  • In other faculty news, Sam Perry and Jason Whitlark have been nominated by the Honors College as Outstanding Professors. Lynn Tatum won the University wide Outstanding Lecturer award last year.
  • Lest you think all we do is work, Davide Zori, Xin Wang, Paul Carron, and Lenore Wright all welcomed new babies into their families this year.

Best wishes to you and yours,

Anne-Marie Schultz
Director, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

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