Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2013) - 12:00 p.m. UPDATE: Water is back on!
11:10 a.m.: City of Waco crews are currently replacing a water main valve on Dutton Avenue and have turned off the water supply to the Hankamer and Cashion buildings on the Baylor campus for the duration of the repair.
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2013) -- Young adults who deem themselves "spiritual but not religious" are more likely to commit property crimes -- and to a lesser extent, violent ones -- than those who identify themselves as either "religious and spiritual" or "religious but not spiritual," according to Baylor University researchers.
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2013) - Former flute soloist for the New York Philharmonic Jeanne Baxtresser will lecture Wednesday, June 12, and Friday, June 14, in the Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2013) - If a picture's worth a thousand words, then Paul Fontaine's works can tell his life story. Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will be displaying its borrowed collection of the works of Fontaine in celebration of what would be his 100th birthday.
L-3 Platform Integration Signs Lease to Become First Resident Partner at Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC)
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2013) - Officials at L-3 Platform Integration in Waco and Baylor University announced today the signing of a lease agreement to occupy 3,200 square feet of industrial space at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) discovery park. L-3 Platform Integration will staff its new lease space in the BRIC with engineers who are already working directly with Baylor faculty researchers.
UC-Berkeley School of Law Student Wins Baylor Law School's 2013 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2013) - Collin Tierney, a student at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, took home the top prize at Baylor Law School's 2013 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition on June 9. Along with being named Top Gun, Tierney received a prize of $10,000.
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2013) - Recent Baylor University graduate Stephanie Allen of Lake Jackson, Texas, and current graduate student Austin Cook-Lindsay of San Angelo, Texas, have been named 2013-2014 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholars, a new program that provides $30,000 scholarships to support students' graduate-level academic studies in areas that relate to Rotary's areas of focus around the world.
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2013) - The Texas Hunger Initiative will host a free viewing of the documentary A Place at the Table, from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 10 at the Mayborn Museum Complex on the Baylor University campus. Afterward there will be a discussion featuring Matt Hess, Executive Director of World Hunger Relief, Inc., Gaynor Yancy, Ph. D., professor in the School of Social Work and Cheryl Pooler, social worker for the Waco ISD Homeless Outreach Services.
WACO, Texas (June 6, 2013) - Summer is finally here. There's time for playing video games, watching TV, snacking on potato chips or for learning something new. How will your child spend the next three months?
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2013) -- American entrepreneurs pray more frequently, are more likely to see God as personal and are more likely to attend services in congregations that encourage business and profit-making, according to a study by Baylor University scholars of business and sociology.
Paul L. Foster Makes Historic $35 Million Gift to Baylor University for New Business School Building, Baylor Stadium
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2013) - Baylor University announced today that the University has received a $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, which represents the largest gift from a living alumnus in Baylor's history. Foster's gift will support the University's $100 million campaign to construct a new 275,000-square foot facility - to be named the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation - which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. His gift also will support Baylor Stadium - the University's football stadium currently under construction on campus - at the Founders level.
The Baylor ID Office will be temporarily located in Cashion 304 from June 5 through June 28 to facilitate New Student Orientation.
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2013) -- Baylor University sophomore Reno Morris, a business student from Lewisville, Texas, has placed third in a competition for running a business, sponsored by Capsim Business Simulations, in which roughly 200 students from Baylor and more than 1,750 students from around the world competed this spring semester.
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2013) - Although it may seem that Baylor's campus is in hibernation during the summer months, it is still filled with students participating in summer camps. Starting the first week of June, students of all ages will be attending camps to develop their skills in sports, scholastics and music.
Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affect Black and Hispanic Students More Than Asian and White Students
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2013) - When their schools are near fast-food restaurants, black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to be overweight and receive less benefit from exercise than Asian or white students, according to a study published in the current issue of Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. The study underscores the importance of understanding how adolescents respond to fast-food availability near school.
The parking garage tunnel will be closed beginning Wednesday, May 29th, at 8:00 am thru Saturday, June 1, at 5:00 pm.
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2013) - Baylor University will not hold classes and will close administrative offices on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day, while other campus facilities will have altered hours.
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2013) --As spooky music plays, the heart beats faster and the muscles tense. The moment a loud noise sounds, the eyes squeeze shut as the lips pull back toward the ears. The body suddenly jumps, and shoulders and arms slightly rise, as if ready to defend themselves against an imaginary threat.
Taking Bullying By the Horns: Baylor University Lyricist Joins Students and Musicians in a Call for Respect
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2013) -- By blending choruses, empathy and common sense, Baylor University lyricist-poet Terry York and more than 200 elementary school students and adults in choirs have begun an unusual anti-bullying effort.
As you may be aware, there is severe weather predicted for the area today. To make sure we all understand the precautions that should be taken during a tornado warning, we have put together this information sheet.