WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $434,625 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program.
April 29, 2015
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), writes that the Baltimore riots follow a chronological pattern of violence that has persisted throughout U.S. history. He notes that over the past century, racially-based rioting has been “remarkably consistent, although the reasons underlying these cycles are anything but clear.” Such major events occur at intervals of about every 48 years, with more regional ones occurring every 24 years: the Red Summer of 1919 in Chicago, Omaha and Knoxville; upheavals in Harlem and Detroit in 1943; the Long Hot Summer of 1967; and the Los Angeles riots of 1992. The timing of the violence might be tied to the fact that 24 years is roughly the span of a generation, Jenkins writes, with political impact that includes presidential elections. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2015) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has voted to name the university’s School of Social Work in honor of its inaugural dean, Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., who has announced that she will step down from her position June 1 and return to faculty.
You likely have green and gold on your mind a lot, and could quickly explain to anyone why Baylor is special, why our football team deserves a playoff spot, or how a professor or program impacted your life. But what do people who don’t have that personal connection think of when they think of Baylor? […]
Once again, second place in the Big 12 softball standings will be decided between No. 16 Baylor and Texas this week, beginning with Wednesday's night's 7 p.m. matchup on ESPN2 at Getterman Stadium.
The Baylor Baseball Academy is hosting a wide range of camps this summer as kids from six years old to high school seniors will be able to participate.
All-Americans Rachel Johnson and Julian Lenz won the Big 12 Conference Awards and women's golf captured the coveted President's Cup at Monday's annual Student-Athlete Banquet at the Ferrell Center.
The No. 22-ranked Baylor men's golf team has been awarded the No. 4 seed in the Bremerton (Wash.) Regional of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. The bracket was announced Monday on the Golf Channel's Morning Drive.
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Students in Baylor’s Philanthropy and the Public Good class presented $75,000 in grants to 14 different local nonprofit groups, such as World Hunger Relief and The Waco Civic Theater, during a ceremony yesterday at McLane Stadium. Includes comments from Maria Dillman, a senior Baylor Business Fellow from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Funding for the spring semester of "Philanthropy and the Public Good" was provided by Aramark Corp., Baylor's food services vendor, plus gifts from Houston-area alumni Mark (B.B.A. '87) and Shannon (B.A. '87) Leyerle, and Chris (B.B.A. '91) and Kristin Wallis. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers university initiatives and placed this story.)
May 4, 2015
VIDEO: Baylor students taking part in the spring semester’s "Philanthropy and the Public Good" class announced $75,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations. Funding for the spring semester of “Philanthropy and the Public Good” was provided by Aramark Corp., Baylor's food services vendor, plus gifts from Houston-area alumni Mark (B.B.A. '87) and Shannon (B.A. '87) Leyerle, and Chris (B.B.A. '91) and Kristin Wallis. Interviewed is Taylor Hoogendoorn, a senior Baylor Business Fellow from Elmhurst, Illinois. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers university initiatives and placed this story.)
May 4, 2015
Senior students in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science’s computer science department demonstrated the video games they've created in their capstone course. Baylor's program allows students to understand the development behind video game technology as well as the artistic side of production. "They had to work together as a collaborative unit to make these games as well as prove they can do each of them individually," said Aaron Thibault, a lecturer at Baylor and vice president of product development for Gearbox Software. Baylor student Jesse Clary also was interviewed for the story. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched and placed this story. He covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)
May 3, 2015
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, examines two accounts in the Gospel of John about Jesus’ appearance after his Resurrection: one in which he comes to the disciples in a locked room, and another in which he joins them at the Sea of Galilee. The writer of the first account no doubt intended the first as a conclusion, but almost certainly, a later editor or compiler added the narrative of the seaside encounter — probably based on earlier texts, Jenkins writes. "If there was one thing early Christians believed with absolute conviction, it was that Jesus was raised . . . Whatever materials the editor of John had to hand, he could not bear to part with either narrative." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR faculty and research.)
The Gospel Music Association hosts its second annual GMA Honors event tonight in Nashville — and three members of the Baylor family will be among the honorees. Roland Lundy, BBA ’72, longtime president and CEO of Christmas music giant Word Entertainment, is among the 2015 inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, where he will join fellow […]
The back-to-back Big 12 football defending champs will return 18 of last season’s 24 starters this fall. Five of the six who have moved on are headed to the NFL this fall. Two-time All-American Bryce Petty was the first Bear to be selected in the 2015 NFL draft, going early in the fourth round to the New York Jets […]
Just a few years ago, Robert Askins was a theatre major at Baylor writing plays in his spare time. As of this week, he is Tony Award-nominated writer Robert Askins; his brainchild, Hand to God, is up for five Tonys this summer, including “Best Play.” Hand to God is not for the faint of heart. […]
Joe Lieberman has been a lot of things: a state attorney general, a U.S. Senator, even the Democratic candidate for vice president. Tuesday night, he was President Ken Starr’s latest guest in Baylor’s “On Topic” series, meeting with Judge Starr for a public conversation in Waco Hall. (See photos from the event here.) “I’ve never been to […]
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Baylor Law School has been selected to receive the 2015 American Bar Association (ABA) <i>Pro Bono</i> Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since 1984.
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will host Browning Day, a concert and lecture in celebration of the 203rd birthday of Victorian poet Robert Browning, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Hankamer Treasure Room of Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Jerry Clements, J.D. ’81, chair of the international firm Locke Lord, has been selected by the Baylor Law Alumni Association Executive Committee as the 2015 Baylor Lawyer of the Year.
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Seven Baylor Medical Humanities students have been awarded the 2015 Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship Fund.