Waco Tribune-Herald By REGINA DENNIS
Despite decreasing numbers of students at graduate schools across the country, Baylor saw a 2 percent rise in its graduate student population between fall 2011 and fall 2012. Baylor's health, human performance and recreation department has the second-highest graduate-student enrollment, with 92 students in fall 2011, behind only the executive MBA program, which had 109 students.
Officials from area school districts met at Baylor yesterday, hosted by John Engelhardt, Ph.D., Baylor's Dean of the School of Education, to discuss how to garner education support from legislators.
Baylor graduate and former faculty member in the School of Education, Suzii Paynter has been appointed as director of Texas Baptists' Christian Life Commission where she plans to strengthen the 2012 task force that proposed a new governance model and an organization structure that includes councils for missions and ministry.
By REGINA DENNIS
Sweet soda drinks and bubbly conversation flowed freely Tuesday as Baylor University celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Dr Pepper Hour. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of higher education and student affairs, brought his graduate students during a break in his three-hour lecture course. "When you think of Baylor, you think of Dr Pepper, and vice versa," said Sriram, who earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at the college. "Just having that weekly time to get together helps infuse a sense of connectedness, plus how food naturally brings people together, adds to the charm of that tradition."