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2015
‘The Gathering’ draws 35,000 to McLane Stadium for historic night of worship

‘The Gathering’ draws 35,000 to McLane Stadium for historic night of worship

Shortly after Baylor football broke in its new home on the Brazos River last fall, Drayton McLane Jr., BBA ’58, approached Waco pastor (and former Regent) Ramiro Pea, BA ’88, with another idea for filling the facility. “Drayton had a vision of using McLane Stadium for more than football,” said Pea. “He asked me, ‘Would you help …

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Mortenson as Dean of the School of Music

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Mortenson as Dean of the School of Music

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) — After an extensive national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., as the new dean of the School of Music at Baylor.

Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.

‘Violence-Free’ Zones Improve Behavior and Performance in Middle and High School Students, Baylor University Study Finds

‘Violence-Free’ Zones Improve Behavior and Performance in Middle and High School Students, Baylor University Study Finds

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2015) — A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Richmond, Virginia, according to findings of a new Baylor University case study.

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael McLendon, B.A. '91, as Dean of the School of Education

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael McLendon, B.A. '91, as Dean of the School of Education

WACO, Texas (March 19, 2015) – Following a nine-month national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as dean of Baylor’s School of Education.

Prominent Philosopher John Haldane Appointed to Hold Professorship in Baylor's Department of Philosophy

Prominent Philosopher John Haldane Appointed to Hold Professorship in Baylor's Department of Philosophy

WACO, Texas (March 19, 2015) — Baylor University has announced the appointment of philosopher and public intellectual John Haldane, Ph.D., currently professor of moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, as The J. Newton Rayzor, Sr., Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at Baylor University.

Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, authored by researchers from Baylor University, Texas A&M University and the University of California-Davis, examines the attitudes and preferences of white males toward black males by analyzing what affects the probability of choosing a black roommate at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

New “Waco History” Website and Mobile App, Created by Baylor University, Showcase Central Texas Heritage

New “Waco History” Website and Mobile App, Created by Baylor University, Showcase Central Texas Heritage

WACO, Texas (March 2, 2015) — A "virtual museum" to help tourists and residents learn about the rich history of Waco and Central Texas has debuted as a joint venture of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and Baylor’s The Texas Collection.