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4/22/2014
WACO, Texas (April 17, 2014) – Baylor’s Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) will welcome Nick Farah, president of the L-C Platform Systems Sector, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room B110.
4/22/2014
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of Daniel B. McGee, Ph.D., professor and Emeritus Melton Endowed Chair of Religion at Baylor University, who died Saturday, April 19, in Waco at the age of 80.
4/14/2014
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, to the National Commission on Hunger.
4/14/2014
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) –Baylor’s student-run pro-life organization Bears for Life will host David Solomon as he gives his lecture, “Can We Do Without Dignity? Disability, Bioethics, and the War Between Autonomy and Dignity,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Alexander Reading Room.
4/10/2014
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Baylor University School of Education announced the establishment of two new Professional Development Schools (PDS) in partnership with Midway ISD at Midway Middle School and Spring Valley Elementary, beginning fall 2014.
4/9/2014
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) - Two Baylor University alumni –- the late Judge Jack English Hightower, BA '49, LLB '51, and Ella Wall Prichard, a 1963 Baylor graduate and former member of the Baylor Board of Regents –- were honored April 9 at the Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference in San Antonio. Judge Hightower was selected posthumously for Outstanding Services to Libraries Award, while Prichard received the Benefactor Award.
4/1/2014
Starr at BCDDBaylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White hosted an open house and tour to launch the Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) on April 1, at Hillcrest MacArthur Center. The ceremony coincided with the first day of National Autism Awareness Month. A standing-room-only crowd heard from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr; Drayton McLane Jr., chair of the board of trustees for Scott & White Healthcare and Baylor Regent Emeritus; and John Boyd III, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer at McLane Children’s Scott & White. Click below for the full story or listen to the KWBU (NPR) report HERE.
3/26/2014
WACO, Texas (March 26, 2014) —The Greater Waco Area Superintendents (GWAS) group, a partnership organized by Baylor University’s School of Education, was recently recognized as an “Exemplary K-12 Partnership” by the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE).
3/14/2014
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2014) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host “Remembering Armageddon: A Symposium Commemorating the First World War, 1914-2014” on Wednesday, March 19, in the Armstrong Browning Library.
3/12/2014
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2014) – Tony Talbert, Ph.D., professor in the Baylor School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, received the McGraw Hill Distinguished Scholar Award in recognition of his career of scholarly contributions to qualitative and ethnographic research.
3/3/2014
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7, 2014), the Texas Hunger Initiative, based out of the Baylor University School of Social Work, has released the second edition of its Texas School Breakfast Report Card. The report demonstrates what participation in school breakfast programs looks like across the state, as school officials try to create a healthy, hunger-free learning environment for students.
12/12/2013
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Ed and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Fla., that will create the Ed and Denise Crenshaw Student Commons within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. The $100 million, 275,000-square-foot Foster Campus will provide a new home for the University's nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business.
12/6/2013
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) -- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be in Rome to deliver a keynote address of "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," an international scholars' conference, on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.
12/4/2013
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Steve and Penny Carlile of Marshall, Texas, that will create the Steve and Penny Carlile Plaza on the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project whose construction was formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
11/19/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2013) - Trena Wilkerson was on the other side of the globe when she heard the news.
11/18/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2013) - The end of the fall semester marks a culminating point for graduating Baylor art students: the BFA Senior Exhibition.
11/15/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and the department of classics will welcome Dirk Obbink, Ph.D., to lecture on ancient Biblical texts at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the basement of the Armstrong Browning Library.
11/12/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1.5 million from Paul and Carol McClinton of Waco, Texas, that will name the McClinton Family Auditorium within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major new facility on the Baylor campus that will house the University's Hankamer School of Business.
11/12/2013
Multiple generations of veterans joined with Baylor students and the Waco community in the SUB Bowl to share stories and reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who served in the military.
11/11/2013
Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business earned four MarCom Awards for communications and marketing materials. Awards included two platinum awards, a gold award and an honorable mention.
10/18/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2013) - At its annual Homecoming meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved construction of the new $99 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation that will house the University's nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The board also approved phase two of Baylor's on-campus track and field stadium, refurbishment plans of North Russell Hall and two new doctoral degree programs in higher education and mechanical engineering.
4/17/2013
WACO, Texas (April 17, 2013) - Bloomberg BusinessWeek has ranked the innovative entrepreneurship program at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business third in the country. Baylor was the highest ranked school in Texas.
1/17/2012
European CEO Magazine's 2011 Global Business Education Awards has named Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business the Most Innovative Business School for the Southern United States Region.
2/15/2012
Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business will confer its first PhD in Information Systems on candidate Janice Lo during formal commencement in May. Lo successfully defended her dissertation "A Theory of Information Systems Strategy: Antecedents and Performance Impacts Through the Development of Dynamic Capabilities," on Feb. 2, 2012.
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 [...]
3/1/2013
Baylor's business school marketing materials earned various awards in the first tier of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) ADDY Awards. Winners were announced during a celebration at Waco's Texas Sports Hall of Fame Thursday night.
5/7/2013
Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business earned international recognition with six Awards of Excellence and five Awards of Distinction from the 19th annual Communicator Awards sponsored by the International Academy of Visual Arts (IAVA).
5/13/2013
Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was honored by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) with a 2013 Gold Quill Award of Merit for the Baylor Business Review (BBR), the school's flagship publication.
8/30/2013
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2013) - As students across the nation head back to school, a team of multidisciplinary researchers with Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and Hankamer School of Business - funded by a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation - are on track to better understand the vast landscape of summer and afterschool federal child nutrition programs and what can be done to improve them, such as through the development of a fiscally sustainable year-round business model.
9/13/2013
Even more than most students, tomorrow’s business leaders are likely to do a cost-benefits analysis when deciding what college to attend. That’s why we’re so glad to see Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business make U.S. News‘ list of the 10 most affordable private business schools. Of course, it’s not worth sacrificing quality to cut costs. [...]
11/11/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2013) - In light of Baylor University's significant progress during the presidency of Judge Ken Starr, the Baylor Board of Regents has voted to extend the contract of President Starr. The Board has assigned Judge Starr the new title of "President and Chancellor." He will continue to serve as the University's chief executive officer. In providing the additional title, the Board has charged the President to work to increase Baylor's influence in the nation and around the world.
11/11/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2013) - George Cobb, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of environmental science in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, has received the Herb Ward Exceptional Service Award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
10/29/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2013) - As part of the Fall 2013 Distinguished Artist Series, the Baylor School of Music will welcome the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet in performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Roxy Grove Hall.
10/29/2013
For the second time in three years, Baylor has been named one of the nation’s top 30 universities on social media. This time around, Baylor checks in at No. 16 in the country according to new rankings from StudentAdvisor.com — tops in the Big 12, and tops in the state of Texas. The rankings, based [...]
10/25/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2013) - Baylor's Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching program will feature its last finalist, Meera Chandrasekhar, Ph.D., in a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 in the Baylor Science Building, room B110.
10/24/2013
Baylor prides itself on annual traditions like Diadeloso (our unique “Day of the Bear”), Sing (since 1953), Homecoming (the first of its kind), and now bowl games (thank you Coach Briles). Now you can add another: Being named a “best value” among private colleges. For the sixth year in a row, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has [...]
10/15/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2013) - On Nov. 24, 1909, Baylor University held the first collegiate homecoming in the country with a bonfire, pep rally, parade and football game - won by the Bears, of course. More than 100 years later, the university proudly carries that tradition into 2013.
10/16/2013
Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 will broadcast the 104th anniversary Baylor Homecoming Parade, one of the oldest and largest collegiate homecoming parades in the nation, with live coverage from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, from Fifth Street on the Baylor campus. The parade also will be streamed live at www.baylor.edu/homecoming.
10/17/2013
Wishing you could watch Baylor's 104th Homecoming Parade, but won't be able to make it to the route this year? This article lists two ways to watch one of the oldest and largest collegiate homecoming parades in the nation.
10/17/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2013) - Kiplinger's Personal Finance has included Baylor University at No. 54 on its list of the country's 100 best values in private colleges. Kiplinger's annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges, which appears online at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.
10/14/2013
Homecoming Week is upon us! More than 100 years ago, Baylor held the first collegiate homecoming in the nation, and that tradition continues this weekend. The festivities begin in earnest Thursday night with Freshman Mass Meeting and the first of four Pigskin Revue performances, followed Friday night by Reunion Class events, the Bonfire and Extravaganza. Saturday opens [...]
10/15/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2013) - Baylor Law School unveiled a bronze bust on Oct. 4 depicting the late Dean Angus McSwain. The bronze, unveiled on Oct. 4, was a yearlong labor of love by members of the Baylor Law School Class of 1972.
10/17/2013
Baylor’s Meritorious Achievement Award winners annually demonstrate the wide reach of alumni across virtually every field; this year’s honorees cover industries from software to soft drinks, with graduation dates spanning from the late 1950s to 2010 — almost a third of Baylor’s history. Some of the names may be familiar, especially to fans of Baylor [...]
10/1/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 1, 2013) -- Baylor University professor Ray Bagby, Ph.D., was awarded The Entrepreneurship Division of Academy of Management's "Dedication to Entrepreneurship" Award for 2013.
9/20/2013
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2013) - A large part of improving as a musician includes listening, which is why the Baylor School of Music has invited performers and lecturers to address students as part of the Lyceum Series.
9/16/2013
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., the Distinguished Professor of American Religious History of Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award by The General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church.
9/16/2013
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Representatives from McLennan Community College and Baylor University announced today the creation of a formal transfer program known as Baylor Bound. Baylor President Ken Starr and McLennan President Dr. Johnette McKown signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a three-year pilot program to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.
7/18/2013
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2013) - Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., Resident Scholar and assistant professor of European women's history in the department of history at Baylor, has received a $40,000 grant from the Louisville Institute to spend the 2013-2014 year studying the English Bible's influence on perceptions of the Christian woman.
7/19/2013
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2013) - At its annual July retreat, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to take significant steps forward on two substantial University projects that have been proposed: an alumni event center at Baylor Stadium and the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which would create a new home for the University's nationally-ranked Hankamer School of Business.
7/22/2013
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2013) - For the third year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Honor Roll as one of the country's "Great Colleges to Work For." Only 42 national universities were awarded honor roll status.
7/16/2013
Year after year after year, we get to share the news that Baylor law students have again led the state in Texas bar exam pass rate. So it only seems fitting that a Baylor graduate would be elected as chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. Cindy Tisdale, BA ’91, JD ’94, [...]
7/15/2013
July 12, 2013
First Baptist Church of West, Texas, received nearly $300,000 from a Baylor University fund established after the fertilizer plant explosion that partially flattened the city in April. Baylor President Ken Starr is quoted in the article.
7/15/2013
Historically, a university’s library has been the heart of the college, and that shows up even looking at a simple campus map. Here at Baylor, Carroll Library (now home to the Texas Collection) housed the university’s academic collection in Burleson Quadrangle, the traditional center of campus, from its construction in 1902 until Moody Memorial Library [...]
7/10/2013
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2013) - Following extensive discussion with the Waco Foundation and the City of West Long Term Recovery Committee, Baylor University announced today that $290,716 in total contributions to the Baylor West Relief Fund will be allocated to First Baptist Church of West to aid the remainder of its debris removal project. The project saves West homeowners thousands of dollars in costs and moves forward the process of rebuilding their homes.
6/27/2013
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2013) - "The integration of faith, learning and service."
That's the ultimate goal of Baylor Missions, said coordinator for missions Holly Widick, as hundreds of Baylor University students and faculty ventured to offer their time, talents and services to a hurting world.
6/24/2013
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2013) - Baylor University Board of Regents Chairman Richard Willis announced today that Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman of Western Refining Inc., of El Paso, has been elected to a three-year term on the University's governing board. Foster will begin his service as a Baylor Regent when the board next meets in July.
6/20/2013
The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, containing more than 1/5 of the world’s surface fresh water. Last fall, the University of Michigan Water Center was established to help protect and restore such freshwater ecosystems. In May, the Water Center awarded its first grants to researchers who can fill “critical [...]
6/10/2013
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2013) - Collin Tierney, a student at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, took home the top prize at Baylor Law School's 2013 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition on June 9. Along with being named Top Gun, Tierney received a prize of $10,000.
6/4/2013
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2013) - Baylor University announced today that the University has received a $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, which represents the largest gift from a living alumnus in Baylor's history. Foster's gift will support the University's $100 million campaign to construct a new 275,000-square foot facility - to be named the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation - which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. His gift also will support Baylor Stadium - the University's football stadium currently under construction on campus - at the Founders level.
5/31/2013
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2013) - Although it may seem that Baylor's campus is in hibernation during the summer months, it is still filled with students participating in summer camps. Starting the first week of June, students of all ages will be attending camps to develop their skills in sports, scholastics and music.
5/31/2013
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2013) -- Baylor University sophomore Reno Morris, a business student from Lewisville, Texas, has placed third in a competition for running a business, sponsored by Capsim Business Simulations, in which roughly 200 students from Baylor and more than 1,750 students from around the world competed this spring semester.
5/21/2013
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2013) - The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Waco as one of 21 cities nationwide to participate in a leadership academy that will help the city reduce childhood hunger by leveraging federal funding.
5/23/2013
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2013) --As spooky music plays, the heart beats faster and the muscles tense. The moment a loud noise sounds, the eyes squeeze shut as the lips pull back toward the ears. The body suddenly jumps, and shoulders and arms slightly rise, as if ready to defend themselves against an imaginary threat.
5/17/2013
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2013) - At their spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved construction of phase one of a new on-campus track and field stadium and voted to move forward in developing the design for the proposed new School of Business building.
5/17/2013
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2014) - Former Baylor University Regent and current Baylor Health Center orthopedic physician Dr. Red Covington of Waco passed away May 14 in Waco after a brief illness. He was 75.
5/16/2013
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2013) - The Southwestern Business Deans' Association has named Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business the 2013 Bobby G. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award winner for its Accelerated Ventures Program.
5/3/2013
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Two Baylor University graduates and two current Baylor seniors have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship - the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The latest Fulbright recipients bring the number of Baylor students and/or graduates who have received the prestigious honor since 2001 to 36.
4/5/2013
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2013) - As part of Scholars Week hosted by Baylor's Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) program, more than 120 students will present research they have conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The event will take place April 8-11.
4/5/2013
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2013) - Helen Wilcox, Ph.D., will be the guest lecturer for this year's John P. Reesing Lecture hosted by the English department in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences. The lecture is titled "'Comfortable Words:' The Book of Common Prayer and English Literature."
3/20/2013
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2013)--Baylor University's Honors College and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) welcome Peter Berkowitz, J.D., Ph.D., Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, for the 19th annual Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues.
3/20/2013
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2013) - The School of Music at Baylor University will host the award-winning Peabody Trio as the final performance in this year's Distinguished Artist Series. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Roxy Grove Hall in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.
3/12/2013
AUSTIN, Texas (March 12, 2013) - Celebrated Baylor University alumnus, Washington Redskins quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III was honored today by both the Texas Legislature and his alma mater, which announced the establishment of the Robert Griffin III (RG3) Quarterback Scholarship during "RG3 Day" at the State Capitol.
3/15/2013
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2013) -- Baylor University is grieved at the loss of benefactor, friend and alumna Nevie Martha Webb Whetsel of Austin, formerly of McAllen, who passed away March 13, 2013. Enthusiastic fans of Baylor Athletics, Martha and Jack Whetsel provided the naming gift for the Lt. Jack Whetsel Jr. Basketball Practice Facility at the Ferrell Center, which is named for their late son. They also supported scholarships for the children of police, firefighters and schoolteachers.
3/1/2013
NOTICE: This program has been moved to Jones Concert Hall in the McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4.
WACO, Texas (March 1, 2013) - In a rare American appearance, Irish poet and Nobel Prize recipient Seamus Heaney will speak at Baylor University as a special guest of The Beall Poetry Festival.
3/1/2013
WACO, Texas (March 1, 2013) - Marcia McFee, Ph.D., is a worship designer and leader who helps Christians worship God in the fullest ways at churches and conferences across the nation. She will be the guest speaker for the 2013 Hearn Innovators Series hosted by Baylor's Center for Christian Music Studies March 4 to March 6.
3/1/2013
WACO, Texas (Mar. 1, 2013) - Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion welcomes guest lecturer Marvin Olasky, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the World News Group, for "Rafting the Political Rapids."
2/21/2013
Latest gift helps fund scholarships for DeBakey Scholars who carry on legacy of family that "revolutionized the field of medicine"

WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2013) - During a special campus ceremony today, Baylor University accepted a $500,000 gift from the DeBakey Medical Foundation to expand the Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship in Medical Humanities. With this gift, the Foundation has invested $1 million in the DeBakey Scholarship fund, which was established in 2009.
2/21/2013
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2013) - Baylor University Board of Regents Chairman Richard Willis announced today that Todd D. Still, Ph.D., professor of Christian Scriptures, holder of The William M. Hinson Chair of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and chair of the University's Faculty Senate, and Taylor Hoogendoorn, a junior Baylor Business Fellow from Elmhurst, Ill., with majors in economics, finance and mathematics, have been elected to serve one-year terms as non-voting Faculty and Student Regents, respectively.
2/11/2013
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2013) - Baylor University presented the Baylor Founders Medallion to Regent Emeritus and Baylor alumnus, Drayton McLane Jr. during today's Founders Day ceremony in Waco Hall. As one of the University's most distinguished awards, the Founders Medal was established in 1969 to recognize men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the University.
2/11/2013
Coming soon to the Baylor campus: a new home for the Hankamer School of Business that would offer nearly 40 percent more space for its students and faculty, to be built on the east side of campus near the Baylor Sciences Building and the upcoming East Village Residential Community. The new 275,000-square-foot business school facility [...]
2/11/2013
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2013) - Baylor University presented the Baylor Founders Medallion to Regent Emeritus and Baylor alumnus, Drayton McLane Jr. during today's Founders Day ceremony in Waco Hall. As one of the University's most distinguished awards, the Founders Medal was established in 1969 to recognize men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the University.
2/8/2013
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2013) - At its February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved public fundraising for a new 275,000-square-foot business school building that will expand the school's size and reach by nearly 40 percent.
2/7/2013
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2013) -- Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, has been named Big Brother of the Year Lone Star, an award recognizing outstanding volunteers who provide exceptional and life-changing impact through one-on-one mentoring to children who face adversity.
2/5/2013
Waco & Addison, Texas (Feb. 5, 2013) - Entrepreneurship students in Baylor University's Accelerated Ventures Program, who launch a new online business as part of their course work, can continue to grow their companies after graduation as part of a new partnership agreement with the Town of Addison, Texas.
2/1/2013
WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2013) -Baylor University welcomes Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., The Clyde S. Kilby Chair Professor of English at Wheaton College, as the next guest speaker in its Honors College lecture series. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Drawing Room of Memorial Residence Hall, 1425 S. Seventh St.
1/28/2013
Jan. 26, 2013
On Friday, Baylor dedicated the new Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center and honored the contributions of Jim and Nell Hawkins of Waco, who generously provided the lead gift to turn the dream of an indoor tennis center into a reality.
1/28/2013
For years, when inclement weather struck during a Baylor tennis match, the teams had to pack up and drive an hour and a half north to use an indoor facility in Ennis, Texas. The lack of nearby indoor courts has also prevented Baylor from hosting NCAA championship final rounds. Thanks to the generosity of supporters [...]
1/25/2013
AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 24, 2013) - Baylor University Regent Emeritus and longtime university benefactor Drayton McLane Jr. of Temple was presented with the prestigious Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal - which is awarded to individuals, foundations and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions to higher education in Texas - during a luncheon and award ceremony Jan. 23 at the Headliners Club in Austin.
1/25/2013
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2013) - Baylor University dedicated the stunning new Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center tonight with a dedication ceremony honoring the contributions of benefactors Jim and Nell Hawkins of Waco, who generously provided the lead gift to turn the dream of an indoor tennis center into a reality.
1/22/2013
Joe Allbritton, LLB '49, did a lot of things in his 87 years. He founded Allbritton Communications, which owns 10 TV stations as well as Politico.com. He served as CEO of a D.C.-area bank for 20+ years. He served on the boards of three presidential foundations, the National Geographic Society, the Kennedy Center and many [...]
1/18/2013
I used to refer to Armstrong Browning Library as Baylor's "hidden jewel." But given the growing number of honors the library has received of late, I don't think that's accurate anymore. The latest recognition came from the BBC (in conjunction with Lonely Planet), which named Armstrong Browning one of America's five most beautiful college libraries. [...]
1/18/2013
WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2013) - Each Monday and Wednesday during the semester, students from all areas of study come together for Chapel, an integral part of Baylor students' education since the university was founded in 1845. This semester will bring an array of special speakers and musicians to Chapel. A list of some of these guests is as follows:
1/17/2013
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2013) -- Roger E. Olson, Ph.D., a professor of theology at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, has been named the holder of the Foy Valentine Professorship of Christian Ethics.
1/10/2013
WACO, Texas (Jan. 10, 2013) -- Baylor University announced today a gift from the family and friends of pioneering Baptist ethicist Dr. Foy Valentine that brings to reality a long-held vision for renewed emphasis on Christian Ethics curriculum through the Foy Valentine Endowed Professorship in Christian Ethics at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The numerous faithful and sacrificial gifts from Dr. Valentine's family and friends over the years continued the effort to build this permanent endowment to benefit Truett.
12/28/2012
Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns, Nick Florence threw for two scores and ran for another, and Baylor overwhelmed UCLA 49-26 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night.
12/17/2012
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2012) - World-renowned chemist, John L. Wood, PH.D., has been named by Baylor University as The Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. His appointment is made possible in part by a $4.2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
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