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2015
Six Flags designer — the ‘Walt Disney of Dallas’ — is a Baylor alum

Six Flags designer — the ‘Walt Disney of Dallas’ — is a Baylor alum

If you’re a fan of roller coasters, water parks, musicals or aquariums, you should be a fan of Michael Jenkins. Manyof the DFW area’s family entertainment options — and even some around the world — can be traced back to this Baylor alum, dubbed the “Walt Disney of Dallas.” A 17-year-old Jenkins first stepped into …

Truett Seminary Professor Urges Christians to “Walk through the Door” of Spiritual Opportunity

Truett Seminary Professor Urges Christians to “Walk through the Door” of Spiritual Opportunity

WACO, Texas (July 31, 2015) — God is leading each person through a goal of opportunity for service, said Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, in a keynote address July 26 to conclude the 21st Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa.

Baylor Civics Engagement Camp Offers Multi-faceted Learning

Baylor Civics Engagement Camp Offers Multi-faceted Learning

WACO, Texas (July 29, 2015) – More than 120 fifth- through ninth-graders are learning about civics and providing a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Running from Aug. 3-7, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

Baylor Regents Approve $26 Million Renovation of Hankamer Cashion Complex, Celebrate Major Gift

Baylor Regents Approve $26 Million Renovation of Hankamer Cashion Complex, Celebrate Major Gift

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

Congress Urged to Take Action on Global Crisis in Religious Persecution

Congress Urged to Take Action on Global Crisis in Religious Persecution

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.

$10 Million Gift Will Transform Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

$10 Million Gift Will Transform Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $10 million to the department of communication sciences and disorders that will transform its students’ educational experience, expand its service to those with speech-language needs in Texas and position the department for national impact as a leader in the field of speech language pathology.

Baylor Faculty Member Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

Baylor Faculty Member Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2015) – George Cobb, Ph.D., chair of the Baylor University’s environmental science department in the College of Arts & Sciences, was named a 2015 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. Cobb was one of 78 people selected and will be honored in August, at the society’s fall national meeting in Boston.