The Veterans of Baylor organization is one of the newest student groups on campus. The school also recently launched the Veteran Education and Transitional Services, or VETS, center to help ease the transition from military life to student life. Organizer and Baylor School of Education Faculty member Dr. Janet Bagby said, "Our feeling at Baylor is that we want to encourage student veterans to attend Baylor, but we do not want them to attend until we have the services in place to support them so that they can be academically successful."
VIDEO: Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., and Dr. Karon Lecompte, Ph.D., assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor's School of Education, discuss the importance of teaching children about government and their research into the effectiveness of the interactive iCivics program.
KCEN-TV (Waco), Sept. 7, 2012
VIDEO LINK: Story about a new initiative at Baylor for supporting student military veterans called VETS or Veteran Education and Transitional Services. The student organization Veterans of Baylor also honored Baylor President Ken Starr as an honorary member in appreciation of his support of student veterans. Quotes Janet Bagby, Ph.D., faculty advisor and senior lecturer in educational psychology in the School of Education; Ben Betner, an Army veteran, junior political science major and treasurer of Veterans of Baylor; and Rachael Harrelson, a Navy veteran, senior speech communications and disorders major and president of Veterans of Baylor.
For the first time since 2008, a Baylor women's cross country athlete has been honored as the Big 12 Runner of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. Sophomore Rachel Johnson, Exercise Physiology major, was awarded the accolade following a first-place finish in the Bear Twilight Invitational.
Baylor soccer defender Kat Ludlow, Health and Science Studies and Physical Therapy, earned the Big 12's Defensive Player of the Week honor for her efforts in the team's two victories last week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Sept. 4, 2012
The School of Education at Baylor has conducted research on the effectiveness of iCivics, an interactive program spearheaded by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor that teaches students - through game-playing - how government works and their roles as active participants in a democracy.