More than 300 Baylor business students vied for cash and awards in the ninth annual Edward Jones New Venture Challenge at the University. The student teams were required to write a business plan and present their plans to a panel of 91 judges.
Baylor students want to keep high school teens from having to "learn the hard way" about personal finances. As a service to the community, 30 members of the Baylor Economists have decided to go into the classrooms of Waco high schools.
It's time to select staff members for the University's 2003 Outstanding Staff Awards, which recognize staff members nominated by University faculty and staff for having done an exceptional job over the past year.
Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. announced that George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Paul W. Powell, who assumed the post in February 2001 with a commitment to serve up to three years, has agreed to continue as dean beyond his third-year anniversary.
A new scholarship program at Baylor will provide students with funds for study-abroad experiences. The Glennis McCrary Goodrich International Scholarship Program will award scholarships worth as much as $5,000 to about 15 Baylor students during each academic year to participate in study-abroad programs.
A delegation of 23 Baylor professors have returned to Texas from Iraq with tales of Iraqis' jubilation over the capture of Saddam Hussein and appreciation for Baylor's support, as the country seeks to rebuild its higher education system. The group traveled to Dohuk University in the Kurdish sector to conduct continuing education seminars for the school's faculty.
Dr. David Rudd, professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Baylor, was elected by his peers as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for 2004.
In an effort to protect privacy and guard against identity theft, Baylor has begun a project to change the primary personal identifier for students, employees and alumni from a Social Security number to a randomly assigned nine-digit number.
Baylor is among a consortium of colleges receiving accolades in the Dec. 15 issue of BusinessWeek for launching Independent 529 Plan, a new prepaid college tuition plan named by the national publication as one of the "Best Products of 2003."
Baylor's School of Music will celebrate a significant milestone -- 100 years of conferring music degrees -- with a gala benefit concert Jan. 23 in Waco Hall. The "Collage: Degrees of Excellence" Gala will feature all performance areas of the School of Music, including orchestras, bands, choirs, small ensembles, soloists, faculty and students in one memorable evening.
The design of Baylor's 500,000 square-foot Sciences Building, slated to open in fall 2004, will exceed by more than a third the energy-saving requirements of the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code. The building's architects have used a variety of approaches for an environmentally responsible design.
The book The Baptist and Christian Character of Baylor, edited by Donald D. Schmeltekopf and Dianna M. Vitanza with Bradley J.B. Toben, contains the proceedings of the April 2003 colloquy of the same name held at the University. All Baylor faculty and staff will receive a copy of the book. Additional information and links to synopses and excerpts are available at the link provided.