In June 2015, the Department of Labor announced proposed changes to the regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These projected shifts in legislation will affect the exempt status and overtime pay requirements for employees nationwide. Baylor Human Resources is working proactively to remain informed of and prepared to implement these changes upon approval from the Department of Labor.
The department of Spiritual Life exists to nurture theological depth, spiritual wholeness and missional living in the lives of students, staff and faculty at Baylor University. From corporate prayer services to discipline-specific mission trips, the resources and opportunities available to the University community through Spiritual Life are numerous.
In March 1991, then Baylor University president Herbert H. Reynolds described the establishment of George W. Truett Theological Seminary as “a declaration of faith which seeks to bring the truth and power of the gospel to bear upon a diverse and broken world.”
Recently, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recognized Baylor University as one of the top performing colleges and universities in the 2015 Sustainable Campus Index, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System.
In the coming issues of BaylorNews, we will highlight 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.
Baylor University proudly recognizes the following members of Old Main Society who currently or formerly served on Baylor’s faculty or staff. Baylor will be forever grateful for their decision “to light the ways of time” for future generations of Baylor students.
Twenty-five years ago, Baylor University established a special way to recognize and celebrate the generosity of alumni and friends who have chosen to support Baylor through a planned gift. And thus the Old Main Society came into existence with a name reflecting the University’s rich history and a simple yet important purpose — to express gratitude to those who have affirmed their commitment to Baylor’s future through a planned gift.
Offered through a partnership between Human Resources and the Wellness Department, the OSO Fit program allows faculty and staff to develop convenient, affordable fitness routines and invest in healthy lifestyles.
For more than a half-century, Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has been serving the local community and producing graduates whose work as speech-language pathologists has improved the lives of thousands of children and adults around the world.
Founding Dean of the School of Social Work, Diana Garland, died Sept. 21. Garland is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Matthew; son, John, and his wife, Abby; three granddaughters,
Aurora Grace, Azalea Faith and Tess Moran; and grandson, Matthew Edward.
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr has established himself as a leading advocate for religious freedom, accepting invitations to speak at various forums across the United States and the world. On September 18, Judge Starr delivered the closing remarks at the Religious Freedom Summit in Washington D.C.
Increasingly, students graduate from colleges and universities with debts that are difficult to manage. Baylor University, however, is committed to equipping students with tools to help them responsibly manage their personal finances.
When we launched the “Are You #BaylorProud?” photo contest last month, we purposely chose to give the winner a $250 Baylor Bookstore gift card. We thought that the winner would be able to use the card to buy more Baylor t-shirts, bumper stickers, etc. with which he/she could show his/her Baylor pride.
Since establishing the first collegiate Homecoming in 1909, Baylor University has invested in meaningful Homecoming traditions that embody the spirit of the University. Central to Homecoming is the Eternal Flame, the immortalization of a narrative that connects and inspires generations of the Baylor family.
On Wednesday, September 24, President and Chancellor Ken Starr welcomed noted speaker, author and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani to Baylor’s campus for the first On Topic of the Fall 2015 semester.
Established in 1845, Baylor University has cultivated a legacy of educating more than 168,000 men and women for worldwide leadership and service throughout her first 170 years. As the oldest continually operating university in Texas, Baylor’s iconic campus of cream columns and brick buildings is nestled on 1,000 spacious acres in Waco.
Boldly envisioned and faithfully pursued, the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation builds upon the tradition of excellence that is the hallmark of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The state-of-the-art campus positions the school to provide collaborative learning experiences for generations to come.
Over the past four years, the Paul L. Foster Success Center has demonstrated significant growth in the reach and influence of their already impactful programs. Along with expanding initiatives including First In Line, Pre-Law and VETS, the Success Center is also meeting impressive goals in career and professional development, meeting the rising number of accommodation requests and improving student retention rates to expand their services to reach more students.
This November, the Baylor family will welcome Dave Rosselli as vice president for university development. He comes to Baylor from the University of Southern California where he currently serves as executive director of institutional advancement.
After racking up back-to-back Big 12 football titles, Baylor athletics set a new school record for most conference titles in a season with eight league championships for the year. The Bears’ 65 Big 12 trophies rank fourth in the league’s history, behind only Texas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.