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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baylor 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.