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What’s life like inside the Pentagon? One Baylor student is about to find out. Joseph Mabbitt, a senior Russian major and Baylor Air Force ROTC student, earned a highly-coveted internship at the Pentagon for this coming summer. He’ll be working in the Secretary of the Air Force/International Affairs office, which exists to “strengthen US and […]
HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.
The Baylor track and field team had a trio of entries in action at the Drake Relays Thursday at Drake Stadium.
Becoming Baylor's first player taken in the first round in four years and sixth in the Art Briles era, All-American receiver Corey Coleman was taken by the Cleveland Browns with the 15th pick overall in Thursday's NFL Draft.
The Baylor men's golf team is headed to Trinity, Texas, to compete in the 2016 Big 12 Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club.
No. 20/21 Baylor softball (40-12, 10-4) closes out its last regular season series, squaring off with Texas Tech (23-26, 6-6) in a weekend series, starting Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Rocky Johnson Field.
Baylor women's golf head coach Jay Goble announced the signing of USC transfer Amy Lee to a Financial Aid Contract on Thursday. Lee was the No. 5-ranked prospect in the 2015 signing class and helped USC to the NCAA Championship semifinals as a freshman.
The 43rd-ranked and No. 5 seed Baylor men's tennis team will open its 2016 Big 12 Championship run against No. 15 and fourth-seeded Oklahoma State Friday at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Okla.
Baylor baseball sophomore closer Troy Montemayor was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award midseason watch list, the association announced Thursday.
The 39th-ranked and fifth-seeded Baylor women's tennis team will open the 2016 Big 12 Tennis Championship by facing No. 33 and fourth-seeded Kansas Friday at 9 a.m. at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Okla.
Even as a 170-pound receiver at Richardson Pearce High School, Corey Coleman set a goal and dreamed of being a first-round pick in the NFL Draft.
Baylor baseball travels to Morgantown, West Virginia, for a three-game weekend series against West Virginia.
April 25, 2016
A new study conducted by Baylor University found that nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point, praying for others even more than for themselves. Jeff Levin, Ph.D., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, revealed an extra, astonishing, finding: "The most surprising finding is that more than a quarter of all Americans have practiced laying on of hands -- and nearly one in five has done so on multiple occasions." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)
April 22, 2016
When it comes to dealing with illness, most Americans turn to a higher power for help, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H. University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). The study suggests that outside of belief in God, “there may be no more ubiquitous religious expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer," Levin said. The study, published in the Journal of Religion and Health, also found that more than one fourth have practiced “laying on of hands” for healing. This story was originally published by HealthDay, the largest syndicator of health news to health news websites. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)
April 27, 2016
VIDEO: Story about the immediate impact of medical research by Baylor students in a partnership with Providence Hospital, particularly in the use of CT scans for stroke patients. "I can use the skills and knowledge I have acquired at Providence to continue on with my professional career,” said Stacy Fechner, a senior medical humanities major from Seguin, Texas. “Pursuing a medical career, research is a very integral part of technological innovation and medication and constant discoveries with medicine,” said Lauren Mathes, a senior biology major from The Woodlands.
April 27, 2016
VIDEO: Story about a partnership between Baylor University and Providence Hospital to give students the opportunity to experience medical research, with their findings already impacting the way patients receive care, especially the use of CT scans for stroke patients. Quoted is Richard Sanker, Ph.D., director of prehealth science studies at Baylor. “It’s great that our students get that insight that research can have real-life implications beyond the laboratory or beyond those abstract concepts they get in the classroom.”
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”
April 27, 2016
The vast majority of Americans have prayed for healing of others and more than one in four have practiced the laying on of hands, according to Baylor University expert Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). “Outside of belief in God, there may be no more ubiquitous religion expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer,” Levin said. “Interestingly, most people who use prayer for healing do so alongside regular medical care, rather than as a substitution, as has been presumed up to now. Healing prayer is being used more as a complementary treatment rather than as an alternative one.”
April 12, 2016
Katie Treadwell, M.S.E. (Educational Administration) ’08 and B.A. (Journalism, Religion) ’05, has spent much of her life close to people who have dealt with horrific events. Treadwell, associate director of the Office of First-Year Experience at the University of Kansas, has studied how colleges respond when terrible things happen. She recently conducted a qualitative study involving extensive interviews with 11 college administrators who have overseen their institution’s response to disasters such as mass shootings, plane crashes or hurricanes.
April 28, 2016
Guest column by Jeremy Everett, director of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and an appointed member of the National Commission on Hunger, about how communities are fostering the spirit of cooperation and collaboration to address food insecurity and economic inequality in the Rio Grande Valley and the state of Texas. THI is a collaborative project that develops and implements strategies to alleviate hunger through research, policy analysis, education and community organizing