Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Jul
1
2015

Baylor Law School’s Veterans’ Assistance Clinic Receives Grant from State Bar of Texas

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) — For the first time in Baylor Law School history, the State Bar of Texas has awarded a grant to support and foster the ongoing effort of the Baylor Law School Veterans’ Assistance Clinic to provide Texas military veterans free legal counsel.

Jul
1
2015

Baylor Named ‘Best Buy’ in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Baylor University again has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2016 edition of the best-selling <i>Fiske Guide to Colleges</i>.

Jul
1
2015

Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin REALLY Say That?

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? Find out what Baylor's Franklin expert and biographer Blaine McCormick has to say.

Jun
29
2015

Huge Congregations View Racial Inequality Differently than Others Do, Study Shows

WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) — Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.

Jun
29
2015

State Representative Presents Baylor President With Commemorative Flag

WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) – State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-District 56, congratulated Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today on his fifth anniversary as the University’s leader with a special presentation.

Jun
26
2015

Tests vs. Fests: Students in “Learning Celebrations” Rather than Exams Scored Higher and Enjoyed Themselves, Baylor Sociologist Says

WACO, Texas (June 26, 2015) — A Baylor sociologist who reshaped “test day” in his class — transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music — found that students in “learning celebrations” scored higher than students who took standard-style exams in previous semesters.

Jun
25
2015

Charles Walter Named Mayborn Museum Director

WACO, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that Charles H. Walter, a longtime museum executive and current chief operating officer of the San Antonio Children’s Museum, has been named director of the Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex. He will begin his duties on Aug. 3.

Jun
24
2015

Women on the $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2015) – A Baylor University history lists some notable but lesser-known women in American history who might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill – the first paper currency in more than a century to feature a portrait of a woman.

Jun
18
2015

Baylor Expert: Mosquito Populations at ‘All-Time High’; ‘High Threat’ for West Nile Virus

WACO, Texas (June 18, 2015) — In Texas, May turned out to be the wettest month on record as Central Texas slogged through 25 consecutive days of rain, while state rainfall totals reached an astonishing 35 trillion gallons. Those heavy rainfalls have not only affected communities across Texas but have significantly impacted mosquito populations.

Jun
16
2015

Dote on Dad for Father’s Day? Nope, Says Baylor University Communication Expert

WACO, Texas (June 16, 2015) — It’s time for Dad to step up to the plate and take charge of his day rather than sitting back and waiting for the gifts to roll in, says Mark T. Morman, Ph.D., a Baylor University expert in family communication.

Jun
15
2015

Baylor Law School Hosts Mock Trial Competition

WACO, Texas (June 15, 2015) – Baylor Law School hosted its annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition on June 7, and the winner walked away with a $10,000 prize and the title of the nation’s “Top Gun.”

Jun
12
2015

Statement from Baylor University on Construction Accident

WACO, Texas (June 12, 2015) – A tragic accident at 11:45 a.m. today (June 12) at the construction site of the new business school building on the Baylor University campus has resulted in the death of a worker.

Jun
10
2015

Baylor’s Campus Kitchens to Host Movie Night

WACO, Texas (June 10, 2015) – Baylor University’s Campus Kitchens Project will host a movie night at the Baylor Community Garden at the corner of Ninth Street and James Avenue on Friday, June 12.

Jun
5
2015

The ‘Heaven 11’: Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

WACO, Texas (June 6, 2015) – Robert F. Darden, professor in Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, and former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine, is leading a national movement to preserve the fast-disappearing legacy of African American sacred music on vinyl.

Jun
3
2015

Back to the Past: Why Movie Studios Keep Recycling Stories, and Why We Keep Paying to See Them

WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Chris Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and chair of the film and digital media department in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the challenges for original storytelling and the future of the film industry.

Jun
3
2015

Baylor Graduate Returns to Waco for Heart of Texas Airshow

WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Baylor University graduate Maj. Christopher Scheibler, flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force air demonstration squadron, or Thunderbirds, will fly at the Heart of Texas Airshow on June 6 and 7 at the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Campus Airport.

Jun
2
2015

Brazos River Bridge Lighting Ceremony tonight!

The City of Waco, Texas Department of Transportation and Baylor University will officially flip the switch of the special lighting of the two signature I-35 access bridges in a ceremony at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 2 at the McLane Stadium "A" parking lot near the bridges on the east side of the river.

Jun
2
2015

Brazos River Bridge Lighting Ceremony tonight!

The City of Waco, Texas Department of Transportation and Baylor University will officially flip the switch of the special lighting of the two signature I-35 access bridges in a ceremony at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 2 at the McLane Stadium "A" parking lot near the bridges on the east side of the river.

Jun
1
2015

June 1, 2015 Marks Fifth-Year Anniversary of Starr Presidency

WACO, Texas (June 1, 2015) – Five years ago today, Judge Ken Starr officially began his service as president of Baylor University – by running the Bear Trail – as the distinguished academician, lawyer, public servant and sixth-generation Texan became only the 14th president of Texas’ oldest continuously operating institution of higher education.

May
29
2015

Historian: Audie Murphy, Movie Star and WWII’s Most Decorated Hero, Suffered from PTSD

David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, said Audie Murphy -- movie star and decorated hero of World War II -- displayed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) long before it was understood.