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10/11/2012
It’s saying a lot to say a book is the best in its field of the past five years. But that’s exactly what judges named a 2010 effort by Dr. C. Stephen Evans, a philosophy and humanities professor in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. Evans’ work, Natural Signs and the Knowledge of God: A New Look [...]
10/9/2012
Just as B is for Baylor introduced future Bears to the alphabet through green and gold lenses, so a new board book, 1 2 3 Baylor, uses familiar Baylor images to teach a younger set simple counting from 1 to 10. From “1 statue” (of Judge Baylor, of course) to “2 bears” (Joy and Lady) [...]
10/9/2012
First Danny Watkins, now Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. I’m not sure what the connection is between Baylor and firefighters, but I like the support they’re showing. Brandt (BBA ’91, MA ’94) and Haas (BA ’91, MA ’95), the writing duo behind movies such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted, have taken their first step [...]
10/8/2012
For the second year in a row, Baylor student-athletes have been named the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year by league coaches for both men’s and women’s basketball. Now a senior, Brittney Griner claimed the honor for the third straight year; each of the last two years, she followed up the preseason recognition by [...]
10/4/2012
You could develop the greatest product in the world — a better mousetrap, a cure for cancer, etc. — but if it never gets to market, it will never do anyone any good. Companies utilizing the university’s upcoming discovery park, the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), won’t have to worry about that. That’s because when [...]
10/3/2012
While a student at Baylor, Christopher Woodruff, BA ’09, traveled to Thailand through a study-abroad program where he taught English. There, he met a young man who had fled his home country, only to again be persecuted for his beliefs there in Thailand. Woodruff and another friend, Michael Hoyt, worked together to help the man [...]
10/2/2012
Mechanical engineering professor Dr. Lesley Wright and several staff took a team of engineering students from Baylor – for the first time – to participate in the Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competition in Burlington, Wisc., over the summer. The competition consisted of three regional competitions designed to simulate real-world engineering design projects and [...]
10/1/2012
A friend of mine noticed it first, right there in Waco’s Castle Heights neighborhood — a live oak tree stump carved into the shape of a bear, complete with paw raised and holding a sign that says “sic ‘em.” A couple of days later, a KWTX-TV report gave some background, followed by a story in [...]
9/28/2012
With the addition of baseball’s Steve Smith and soccer’s Marci Jobson, seven Baylor head coaches are now the winningest coach in their program’s history. In April, Smith, BSED ’86, set a new record for not just Baylor baseball but for any sport at Baylor with his 650th career win. Approaching his 19th season as head [...]
9/27/2012
A new list of “The 20 Most Impressive University Special Collections” includes some of the most prestigious institutions in the world: Cambridge. Oxford. Yale. Duke. And Baylor. OEDb.org, which covers all aspects of higher education, compiled the list and recognized Baylor’s Texas Collection for its offerings related to our state’s history. “More than most states, [...]
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