Faculty & Staff News: Featured

Jul
22
2016

Baylor Campus Kitchen wins national award for service

How did Baylor Campus Kitchen earn a national award for their service to the Waco community? For starters, the student-led organization recovered five tons of food from Baylor dining halls and served 6,320 meals to local charities last year. But beyond the numbers, they represent Baylor student service in action as they get to know […]

Jul
22
2016

Baylor Regents Approve New Joint Seminary/Education Degree, Infrastructure Work on Seventh Street

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.

Jul
20
2016

Baylor engineering grad builds America’s first 3D-printed tiny house

What if it took only 24 hours and no manual labor to build a home? Imagine how the architecture, housing and construction industries would be impacted — and how much more would the tiny house movement explode! Baylor engineering alumnus Alex Le Roux, BS ’15, has found a way to make this a reality. Before […]

Jul
20
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Filmmaker aims to tell stories of Waco in history film series

July 15, 2016
Chris Charles Scott, B.A. (Political Science) ’04, has begun filming what he hopes will be a four-part series about Waco history and culture called “What About Waco,” based on a similar, successful project he worked on in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Jul
18
2016

Associated Press: Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

July 17, 2016 - Feature on Chelsea Whitaker, B.A. (Business Administration) ’05, a former Baylor women’s basketball player now Dallas Police officer and law student, about her perspective as a “messenger of peace” in an era of distrust between blacks and police. As a police officer and a black woman who has taken to Facebook to talk about police shootings, violence and race relations, Whitaker believes she has an opportunity to help bridge the divide. "It takes courage for all of us to meet in the middle, and that's hard to do," she said. "Perception is everything."

Jul
1
2016

Baylor Named 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University has been named a "Best Buy" in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Jun
28
2016

Eight ways Baylor researchers are fighting cancer

For most of us who are not scientifically-inclined, it’s easy to focus more on the beautiful exterior of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) than to think about what goes on inside. But what’s going on inside the BSB could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Teams of Baylor professors and students are […]

May
9
2016

Groundbreaking Bear was Houston paper’s first female reporter

The year 1915 was a time of great change all across the globe. World War I had broken out in Europe a year earlier, and while the United States had not yet officially entered the conflict, the move began to seem inevitable that summer when the Germans began attacking American and British civilian ships. At the time, […]

Jan
15
2016

Ann Richards: Governor, trailblazer and Baylor legend

It’s been 25 years to the day since trailblazing Baylor alumna Ann Richards, BA ’54, was sworn in as the 45th governor of Texas (with the Baylor Golden Wave Band leading the inauguration parade!). And although a quarter-century has passed since that day, her legacy as an iconic Texas figure lives on in a variety of ways. […]