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Spring 2016 Stories

Apr
27
2016
Each year, the University recognizes the extraordinary contributions faculty and staff make to the lives of our students and to the operation of the University. A ceremony, held in February, acknowledged individuals with 5 to 45 years of service to Baylor University.
Apr
27
2016
Over Spring Break, Baylor Missions sent 10 teams of 138 Baylor students, faculty, staff and alumni to five different countries where they integrated their faith with service and learning on discipline-specific missions projects.
Apr
27
2016
Student Foundation has been giving back to the Baylor community since 1969 when 13 junior men and women received notification from President Abner V. McCall that they had been selected to serve as charter members of the organization’s Steering Committee. These students were the beginning of a new model with a novel goal – students serving students – and Bearathon is vital to the group’s ability to continue providing scholarships for current students.
Apr
27
2016
On Feb. 12, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved an administrative
action plan, supported by $5 million in funding, to prevent acts of interpersonal violence on campus and to improve treatment and services for those impacted by interpersonal violence. In March, Baylor announced progress on these initiatives and additional actions to advance this important work.
Apr
27
2016
Baylor University is committed to helping students attain their degrees in the context of the exceptional Baylor experience. Two of the University’s most recent initiatives, First In Line and Baylor Summer, are doing just that – helping students find success by providing support that meets the diverse needs of the student body.
Apr
27
2016
A love for the University and a passionate belief in the Institution’s mission define Baylor faculty and staff. For the fifth consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has awarded Baylor University with Honor Roll status as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” This is Our Baylor, and faculty and staff are proud to give generously of their time, talent and treasure to support the programs that stir the University community’s passion.
Apr
27
2016
This column highlights books recommended by Baylor’s school/college deans. Challenging, compelling and thought- provoking, these literary
selections are meant to inspire new ideas and encourage the Baylor community to invest in the habit of reading.
Apr
27
2016
Baylor University welcomed noted author and political analyst David Brooks to campus on March 2 for a conversation as part of the ongoing On Topic series with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
Apr
27
2016
Eight Baylor staff members are recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Staff Awards, nominated by other Baylor faculty and staff for exemplary service to the University.
Apr
27
2016
In the coming issues of BaylorNews, we will highlight a community, statewide, national or international partnership that Baylor students, staff, faculty and alumni are actively engaged in supporting.
Apr
27
2016
Baylor faculty and staff publications, presentations and honors compiled in the Spring 2016 issue of BaylorNews.
Apr
27
2016
Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved new degree plans and facility renovations at its regular meeting in February.
Apr
27
2016
Research grants awarded February 2016, totaling $565,539.
Apr
27
2016
Research grants awarded January 2016, totaling $281,046.57.
Apr
27
2016
Research grants awarded March 2016, totaling $630,749.31.
Apr
27
2016
Dr. Elizabeth Palacios, dean for student development in the Division of Student Life and a Baylor faculty member, has been named as the special assistant to the President on diversity. With 35 years in higher education, Dr. Palacios has been instrumental in collaborating with students, faculty, staff and the community on a variety of diversity-related advancements.
Apr
27
2016
Arguably one of the most compelling benefits offered by Baylor to its employees is the Tuition Remission Program. In addition to remission for spouses and children, full-time Baylor faculty and staff can receive a 100 percent tuition remission benefit for two courses (no more than eight
hours) during any semester that would apply to an undergraduate and/or graduate degree. This program has opened the door for Baylor employees to complete past, unfinished goals and also to pursue new dreams and career ambitions.