Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Sep
22
2017

Pulitzer Prize Winner Will Speak At This Year’s Beall-Russell Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) — Baylor students and the Waco community will have the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medalist Isabel Wilkerson during this year’s Beall-Russell Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in Cashion Room 510.

Sep
22
2017

This Week at Baylor: Sept. 24-30, 2017

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) – This week, Baylor welcomes several guest speakers and will host a variety of concerts. Lectures, career panels, artist conversations and colloquiums offer expert insight on a variety of topics.

Sep
20
2017

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not that of Hispanics and African-Americans

WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) — Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.

Sep
18
2017

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will Host Author Paul Marshall on Sept. 19

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the Baylor University holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), on Tuesday.

Sep
18
2017

Baylor University Receives Department of Education Grant for TRIO McNair Program

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) – Baylor University has been awarded an annual grant of $232,265 for five years to implement the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.

Sep
15
2017

This Week At Baylor-Sept. 17-23, 2017

WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2017) – This week at Baylor will be filled with multiple opportunities to hear phenomenal speakers and see profound films.

Sep
14
2017

Most Americans Do Not Use the Internet to Seek — or Share — Spiritual Matters, Baylor Survey Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2017) — Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/baylorreligionsurvey">Baylor Religion Survey</a>.

Sep
12
2017

Baylor at No. 75 in U.S. News Rankings

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2017) – Baylor University is ranked No. 75 among National Universities in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Sep
12
2017

Baylor on the ‘Cool Schools’ List for Campus Sustainability Practices

WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) – Baylor University’s ongoing commitment to sustainability has been honored for the fourth time by SIERRA Magazine, which has named the University to its 2017 “Cool Schools” list.

Sep
12
2017

Education Goes to War: Baylor Educators to Speak on Their Time in Northern Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom

WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) – War does not only entail combat; some forms of service take place behind the lines of battle.

Sep
8
2017

Enrollment Remains Strong; Diversity, Retention and Graduation Rates Increase to Record Levels

WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) – Baylor University topped enrollment milestones for the diversity of its student body, enrolled a highly selective, high-achieving freshman class and advanced its retention and graduation rates to record levels, according to 12th class day statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT).

Sep
8
2017

Panel to Celebrate Women’s Rights

WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) - This year marks the 100th anniversary of the famous Silent Sentinels protest for women’s suffrage in front of the White House. To celebrate the anniversary, Baylor's Women's and Gender Studies program will host its annual Boundary Breaking Women’s panel from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 on the fifth floor of Cashion.

Sep
8
2017

This Week at Baylor: Sept. 10-16, 2017

WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) – This week, Baylor hosts several film, theatre and cinema events as well as concerts and the annual variety show, “After Dark.” Baylor will also host an assortment of forums, panels and seminars including the Boundary Breaking Women’s Panel and CASPER seminar series.

Sep
7
2017

‘Trumpism’ and Fear of ‘Others’ Revealed as National Patterns in Baylor Religion Survey

WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) — “Trumpism” — a new form of nationalism that merges pro-Christian rhetoric with anti-Islam, anti-feminist, anti-globalist and anti-government attitudes — and a fear of “others” emerged as prominent patterns among Americans in the latest findings of the Baylor Religion Survey.

Sep
7
2017

Baylor Law Students Aid Hurricane Victims with Relief Effort

WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) – With Texans reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Baylor Law students are stepping up to help. The flooding and devastation of the hurricane have forced thousands of Texans to evacuate their homes and communities. Baylor Law students, working alongside Lone Star Legal Aid, have organized a fundraiser and donation drive to help their families, friends and neighbors on the Gulf Coast.

Sep
5
2017

Baylor Student Receives Sky-High Praise from Aviation Internship

WACO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2017) – A high-flying summer internship with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) sounds like a dream come true, and it was for Lilly Johnson, a senior aviation administration major at Baylor University. Johnson spent her summer piloting some of her dream planes while assisting EAA with government relations, advocacy and safety at its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Sep
5
2017

To the Corners of the Earth: Baylor Bears Summer Missions

WACO, Texas (Sep. 5, 2017) - This past summer, nearly 300 Baylor students visited nine countries as part of Baylor Summer Missions. Each year Baylor sends its students to the corners of the earth to serve others, share the gospel and make a difference in the world. The students on these trips bring home their experiences and are able to extend it further through long-lasting projects and partnerships.

Sep
1
2017

Students Share What Baylor University Means to Them in New Commercial

WACO, Texas (Sept. 1, 2017) – Early this summer Baylor University students were asked, “What does Baylor mean to you?” Their answers became the inspiration behind a new 30-second television commercial to be broadcast during the upcoming football season.

Aug
31
2017

Baylor Hosts Theologian Russell Moore for Lecture on Evangelical Cultural Engagement

WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2017) - Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host a lecture featuring Russell Moore, Ph.D., on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Waco Hall.

Aug
31
2017

Labor Day Closures and Changes in Hours

WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2017) – Baylor University will be closed and no classes will be held on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day. Please note the following changes in hours across campus for Labor Day weekend.