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#FiveStarr: Celebrating athletic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

#FiveStarr: Celebrating athletic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. From the beginning, he said that athletics were “the front porch of the University,” and since the early days of his tenure, when he fought tirelessly to stabilize and secure Baylor’s spot on the national stage, Baylor’s front porch has grown in …

Charles Walter Named Mayborn Museum Director

Charles Walter Named Mayborn Museum Director

WACO, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that Charles H. Walter, a longtime museum executive and current chief operating officer of the San Antonio Children’s Museum, has been named director of the Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex. He will begin his duties on Aug. 3.

Women on the $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill

Women on the $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2015) – A Baylor University history lists some notable but lesser-known women in American history who might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill – the first paper currency in more than a century to feature a portrait of a woman.

Baylor Expert: Mosquito Populations at ‘All-Time High’; ‘High Threat’ for West Nile Virus

Baylor Expert: Mosquito Populations at ‘All-Time High’; ‘High Threat’ for West Nile Virus

WACO, Texas (June 18, 2015) — In Texas, May turned out to be the wettest month on record as Central Texas slogged through 25 consecutive days of rain, while state rainfall totals reached an astonishing 35 trillion gallons. Those heavy rainfalls have not only affected communities across Texas but have significantly impacted mosquito populations.

The ‘Heaven 11’: Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

The ‘Heaven 11’: Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

WACO, Texas (June 6, 2015) – Robert F. Darden, professor in Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, and former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine, is leading a national movement to preserve the fast-disappearing legacy of African American sacred music on vinyl.

Back to the Past: Why Movie Studios Keep Recycling Stories, and Why We Keep Paying to See Them

Back to the Past: Why Movie Studios Keep Recycling Stories, and Why We Keep Paying to See Them

WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Chris Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and chair of the film and digital media department in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the challenges for original storytelling and the future of the film industry.