Even so many years later, Martin Luther King Jr.’s contagious vision of human rights and equality continues to inspire and uplift. In honor of Dr. King, Baylor University, along with local organizations, will be hosting a series of events to celebrate and memorialize his life and legacy.
If you attended December’s commencement ceremony, you might remember the extended standing ovation given for one graduate in particular: a dimpled, white-haired, 71-year-old man. But why was this septuagenarian crossing the stage with a bunch of 22-year-olds? Ted Carroll first came to Baylor from Dallas as a wide-eyed freshman in 1961. He had been working all summer to […]
The New Year has dawned, rich with promise. The bite of wintry temperatures reminds us, as does the calendar itself, that time marches on. May the Year of our Lord 2015 be one rich and abundant with blessings for you and all those you hold dear.
Jan. 23, 2015 Samuel Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Honors College’s Baylor Interdisciplinary Core program, met with members of the Waco Community to discuss the effects of laughing at culturally and racially sensitive jokes. The meeting was hosted by the Community Race Relations Coalition. “Comedy provides a way to talk about things that remain difficult to understand,” Perry said. He hoped his presentation would help make the community more empathetic about the presence of race relations in humor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Honors College.)
Jan. 20, 2015 Software company Extensis has announced it will host a webcast with Baylor University representatives on Jan. 27 to discuss how Baylor became the sixth most influential university on Instagram and the university’s usage of digital asset management to triple their social media engagement figures. Baylor University Director of Photography Robbie Rogers and Assistant Director of Photography Matthew Minard will share some of Baylor’s solutions for getting high-quality photos and the importance of photography in social media. A live Q&A with Rogers and Minard will follow the presentation.
Dr. Lea Steele, research professor of biomedical studies and Director of the Baylor Veterans Health Research Program, is no stranger to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. In the past few weeks alone, Steele — a neuroepidemiologist and recognized expert on the complex health conditions affecting American veterans — has been to the nation’s capital for scientific […]
In 1939-40, while the Great Depression was still deeply felt across the country, Baylor University faced the kind of “problem” that many would love to have; the University was growing so quickly that it was hard to keep up. In fact, more than 100 deserving female students were turned down for admission in 1939 simply […]
In December, Baylor announced a $2 million gift from Jerry and Susie Wilson to endow a chair in religious freedom, in support of the university’s educational mission and its Institute for Studies of Religion. It didn’t take long for the chair to be filled; Monday, longtime U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf was announced to fill the role. […]
Less than a year ago, Baylor alum Brennan Potts, BBA '08, joined two oil and gas veterans in co-founding Titanium Exploration Partners from his Dallas home, investing the first $20 million off his kitchen table. Now, Potts is on Forbes' 2015 "30 Under 30" list of up-and-comers in the energy field. Since the 29-year-old Potts co-founded the company in […]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Endowment’s “Initiative to Strengthen the Quality of Preaching.”
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Each year, an exclusive group of academic titles are selected by Choice, a premier source of academic books and digital resources for scholars and students in higher education. This year, two Baylor professors made the list: Jerold Waltman, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Congress, the Supreme Court, and Religious Liberty,” and Timothy Burns, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom.”