WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Baylor University took the lead on the last day of the <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/battleroyale/">Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge</a> after a close race, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8.
Oct. 1, 2014 The Baylor Symphony Orchestra was awarded the 2014 American Prize in Orchestral Performance by The American Prize Competition. One judge remarked that the performance of the orchestra’s submitted recording was “truly remarkable all around.”
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2014) — Pumpkin purveyors have reason for grins as wide as those of jack-o’-lanterns this time of year. Pumpkin products are proliferating for autumn — and not just for standard pies, breads and Halloween décor, but also for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin’s healthy reputation.
One of the last people you might expect to see in a Christian comedy would be Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. But Believe Me (in theaters today) isn’t what you’d expect from a Christian film, either. Co-written and directed by Baylor alumnus Will Bakke, BA ’10, Believe Me is a film that playfully […]
Oct. 15, 2014 Editorial on discrimination against parents and caregivers in the work place references a 2011 study by Baylor management professors Dawn S. Carlson, Ph.D., Merideth Ferguson, Ph.D., and Emily M. Hunter, Ph.D., on the “Health and Turnover of Working Mothers After Childbirth Via the Work–Family Interface: An Analysis Across Time.” The researchers found that mothers are much more likely to stay on the job if they have greater control over their schedules. High-performing employees are often deemed less valuable in the workplace because of the commonly held assumption that their family-oriented priorities replaced their drive to succeed. (Baylor Media Communications pitched this original research to national media in June 2011, with placements ranging from Nature to CNBC to U.S. News & World Report.)
Oct. 14, 2014 King & Spalding has recruited noted Baylor graduate, B.A., ’82, and Texas appellate specialist Shawn Stephens as a partner in the tort and environmental litigation practice of its Houston office. “Houston Woman” magazine in 2010 named Stephens to its list of Houston's 50 most influential women.
Oct. 9, 2014 Comedian Jeff Dunham, B.A. '86, has been named the top comedian in North America and has a highly anticipated stand-up comedy television special, “Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map,” premiering on Comedy Central in November.
Oct. 15, 2014 Article examining extreme cases of addiction to technology both nationally and internationally references the recent study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on the devices. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and placed the original story.)
It’s everywhere during the fall, almost singlehandedly taking over the food industry. It’s in bread, pie, lattes, cookies, ice cream, coffee creamer – and tomorrow, Oct. 21, is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Pumpkin. With its numerous nutritional benefits – filling fiber, eyesight-improving nutrients, and immune system-boosting minerals – it could probably be considered a super fruit (yes, pumpkin is […]
As part of Homecoming, Baylor’s Reunion Classes — those who graduated in years ending in 4 or 9 — will be honored in a series of events over Homecoming weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 1). On Friday, the 50-Year Alumni Reunion (Class of 1964) will be honored with a dinner in Barfield Drawing Room from 4-7 p.m., while […]
It’s been five years since Baylor’s entrepreneurship program first ascended to a top-5 Princeton Review national ranking, and the Hankamer School of Business program that’s shaping the next generation of business visionaries, innovators and creators has never looked back. Each fall, Princeton Review releases its list of the top 25 colleges for entrepreneurship in Entrepreneur Magazine, and […]
As part of their retirement, U.S. Navy servicemen and women get to select national monuments and other meaningful landmarks over which their Navy ensign (the U.S. flag) will fly. After the flag has flown over those landmarks, it is returned to the Navy, where it is presented to the retiring service member at his/her retirement ceremony. Navy Commander […]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) -- "Faith and Film" will be the theme of the 2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture. Hosted by the Institute for Faith and Learning and the Institute for Studies of Religion, the conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 25.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) – Representatives from more than 100 accredited law schools will visit the Baylor University campus next week to meet face-to-face with the university’s pre-law students. The Law School Fair, sponsored by the Southwest Association of PreLaw Advisors, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) – Baylor University’s School of Social Work is expanding the reach of its Master of Social Work program by offering the program at a location in the Houston metropolitan area, beginning in August 2015.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) – Magician and mathematician Arthur Benjamin, Ph.D., professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, will set the stage for two mind-bending lectures in honor of the Seventh Annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics. Benjamin will present his lecture “Combinatorial Trigonometry (and a method to DIE for) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Baylor Sciences Building room, D109 followed by “Mathemagics!” at 7 p.m. in the Baylor Sciences Building, room B110.