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Mar
30
2015
March 29, 2015
Baylor University’s McLane Stadium hosted about 35,000 people who heeded the call of local pastors to attend “The Gathering,” a Palm Sunday worship and prayer event aimed at inspiring the Christian community to work for unity and national healing.
Feb
10
2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2015) - For the 11th consecutive year, the student-managed Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund has provided a generous financial contribution for student scholarships. This year, $150,000 will be distributed by the fund.
Feb
3
2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2015) – The Mayborn Museum Complex will host a presentation of “The Buffalo and Horse in the Southern Plains Culture” with Larry Belitz, a Plains Indian material culture consultant at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, and at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary.
Feb
3
2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2015) – Baylor University’s Honors Residential College will present its spring Formation Series beginning Feb. 5, welcoming distinguished guest speakers who will explore what it means to be formed as a whole person.
Feb
2
2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2015) – Kendall Artz, Ph.D., chair of the department of entrepreneurship and director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, has been named a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow in Entrepreneurship by the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).
Jan
9
2015
In his book The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade, Baylor professor and author Philip Jenkins paints a picture of the religious zeal that shaped the first world war — a collection of dozens of nations, each one sure that their cause was favored by God, while their enemies […]
Jan
8
2015
Dr. Lori Baker, BA ’93, MA ’94, a Baylor alumna and assistant professor of anthropology, could have spent every day of 2014 teaching in her classroom, grading in her office, relaxing in her home, and nothing more. But she knew there was work to be done outside the university walls. Instead, Baker used her free […]
Jan
7
2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 8, 2015) — Lindsay R. Wilkinson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of sociology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has won the 2014 Senior Service America Junior Scholar Award from the Gerontological Society of America.
Jan
6
2015
Now that we’ve had a few days to reflect on Baylor football’s Cotton Bowl loss, it’s a little easier to put the game in perspective. After all, a one-point defeat to a top-10 team shouldn’t completely tarnish our memories of the 2014 season — or all that this year’s outgoing seniors accomplished in their four years […]
Nov
11
2014
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will welcome Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy to the Baylor campus for “On Topic With President Ken Starr,” a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Waco Hall.
Nov
10
2014
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2014) – The 300th birthday of leading Great Awakening evangelist George Whitefield will be celebrated with a symposium in his honor Nov. 13-14 at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.
Nov
7
2014
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2014) – Preston Dyer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in Baylor University’s School of Social Work, has been ranked No. 1 on the list of “The 30 Most Influential Social Workers Alive Today,” compiled by Social Work Degree Guide.
Oct
22
2014
Forgiving — and being forgiven — are good for your emotional health, research has shown, and National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25 may be a good time to let bygones be bygones and also to make amends.
Oct
11
2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Baylor University took the lead on the last day of the <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/battleroyale/">Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge</a> after a close race, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8.
Apr
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.
Apr
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.
Apr
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.
Apr
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.
Apr
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.
Apr
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.
Apr
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.
Mar
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).
Mar
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.
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