News Archives – February 2005

Feb
4
2005
Educators, scholars and students and Baptist leaders from across the country will assemble in April on the Baylor campus to discuss current issues facing Baptist colleges and universities at a conference titled "The Future of Baptist Higher Education."
Feb
4
2005
Baylor has dedicated the Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center, a world-class investment facility that provides students hands-on learning by managing a portfolio worth $6 million.
Feb
4
2005
The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded a $500,000 grant to a statewide partnership led by Texas State Technical College-Waco, Baylor University and Zyvex Corp., in which Baylor's Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research plays a significant role.
Feb
4
2005
A 1980 article written by Dr. Charles Tolbert II, professor and chair of sociology and anthropology, has been selected as one of the 10 most influential articles ever in the area of sociology.
Feb
4
2005
Baylor's investment return rate of 25.2 percent on its endowment for fiscal year 2004 outperformed more than 700 U.S. universities, including Harvard, Yale, Duke and Notre Dame.
Feb
4
2005
A look at recent events of note at Baylor University.
Feb
4
2005
After leading Baylor through a decade of significant change and progress, President Robert B. Sloan Jr. and Board of Regents Chairman Will Davis announced that Sloan will transition to a new role as the University's chancellor effective June 1.
Feb
4
2005
The ninth annual Baylor Libraries exhibit "Creations @ Baylor: Libraries Spotlight Scholarship and the Arts" will be located in the Allbritton Foyer of Moody Memorial Library March 1 through April 22.
Feb
4
2005
Provost David L. Jeffrey has announced the appointment of Dr. Diana R. Garland as the first dean of the School of Social Work, as well as transitions in deanships in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education and Truett Seminary.
Feb
4
2005
Best wishes to the following Baylor employees and children or spouses of Baylor faculty and staff who graduated from the University in December 2004.
Feb
4
2005
News of births, deaths and other significant events among the Baylor family.
Feb
4
2005
The highlight of Baylor's 160th anniversary celebration was the presentation of the 2005 Founders Medal to Ted and Sue Getterman of Waco.
Feb
4
2005
Baylor geographer Jennifer Rahn, whose principle research focus is coral reefs, says the Dec. 26 tsunami in the Indian Ocean did not cause as much damage to the coral reefs as watchers initially feared.
Feb
4
2005
Baylor faculty and staff provide a great service by acting as advisers to student organizations. In our February cover story, Jennifer Alexander says students benefit from the lessons they receive outside the classroom.
Feb
4
2005
An article authored by Baylor's Mark Osler was quoted in what the Wall Street Journal called a "landmark" decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Feb
4
2005
Baylor University Press has released a new book that explores the relationship between religion and the news media -- Quoting God: How Media Shapes Ideas about Religion and Culture, edited by Claire Hoertz Badaracco.
Feb
4
2005
The new Baylor Electric Substation was dedicated Dec. 9. The $2.7 million structure will save the University an estimated $600,000 each year in electrical service costs.
Feb
4
2005
Grant awards and proposals.
Feb
4
2005
Publications, presentations and honors by Baylor faculty and staff.
Feb
4
2005
Baylor has enrolled a total of 12,715 students for the spring 2005 semester, with improved retention rates for nearly all student groups.
Feb
4
2005
Beginning Jan. 18, 2005, Baylor University will no longer be a dial-in Internet Service Provider.
Feb
4
2005
Baylor University will bring an array of distinguished speakers to campus this spring, ranging from best-selling authors and theologians to pioneering scientists and researchers.
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