WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2016) – Baylor University and Xavier University of Louisiana have announced the creation of a domestic exchange program that will expand educational and cultural opportunities for students at both universities.
Oct. 18, 2016 AUDIO: Dr. Andrea Ramirez, executive director of the Faith and Education Coalition-NHCLC (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference), speaks with KWBU’s Carlos Morales about education equity and how faith can play a role in that. Baylor hosted the 7th annual National Hispanic Education Summit on Oct. 18, which centered on addressing challenges and discussing solutions for increasing Latino college graduation rates.
Oct. 18, 2016 AUDIO: On this episode of “Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments,” Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden explores the sounds of mass choir and the difficulties of recording these large groups. Darden is founder of Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2016) – Baylor University announced today that Doug Welch, who has served as Associate General Counsel at Baylor University since 2006, has been named as the University’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).
Sept. 29, 2016 Bayleigh Dayton, B.B.A. (Management) '14, became the first African-American woman to win the Miss Missouri USA pageant when she won the 2017 title this past weekend. Dayton will advance to the Miss USA Pageant next year.
Sept. 29, 2016 “National Geographic Sacred Journeys,” a touring exhibit, will open at the Mayborn Museum Sunday, Oct. 2. The exhibit features videos, photo walls and artifacts highlighting the pilgrimages undertaken by religious followers worldwide. Rebecca Nall, assistant director of exhibits at the Mayborn, and Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, are quoted. “Pilgrimage is one of the most important forms of religion worldwide in history,” Jenkins said.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2016) — Death research in the United States mostly overlooks bereavement customs of those who are not Anglo-Protestants, says a Baylor University researcher. She hopes to correct that — beginning with a study of Catholic Latino communities, who often hold overnight wakes and present food to the deceased.
Sept. 8, 2016 When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American Black Gospel music. “To be part of the Smithsonian on something this vital in American life, especially now, reinvigorates everyone who works with this music on a daily basis. These recordings are priceless, irreplaceable and historic in a way that scholars are only now realizing,” said Robert Darden, founder of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project and professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national media.)
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2016) — Each year, more than 330 million people around the world journey to sacred places to perform acts of devotion, express faith or seek enlightenment or healing. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, visitors to Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will learn about those pilgrimages through the exhibition National Geographic Sacred Journeys.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6), 2016) — When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American black gospel music.
On Thursday, September 7 at 6:00 pm in the Bobo Spiritual Life Center, the Student Life This Matters committee will host a forum on Sexual Violence and Aggression on College Campuses. This event is open for all students and community members.
The Report It website is a new resource to help faculty, staff, students and others locate mechanisms for reporting violations of University policy, troubling behavior or criminal activity to the appropriate authorities.
Aug. 25, 2016 Sam Henderson, theater arts lecturer in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, will moderate a multiethnic panel of actors, directors and writers who will discuss cultural diversity in theater Friday at Baylor. Stan Denman, Ph.D., professor and chair of theater arts, said the discussion is meant to address questions of casting of ethnically identifiable roles, presentation of stories and subjects from differing cultures. “The solution is found in education, not Hollywood,” Denman said. “We want to begin the conversation and it’s one that needs to be happening in largely white institutions.”
WACO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2016) — Building a business reputation from the inside out — with employees giving a company high marks as an ethical place to work — is increasingly being hailed as a way to get a leg up on the competition, right alongside customer service and quality products.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2016) — Baylor University’s Texas Collection will host a public reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, on the first floor of Carroll Library in celebration of its new African-American photo exhibit, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives.”
Nearly one hundred fifth- through ninth-graders are learning about civics and providing a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute Aug. 1-5. Now in its fourth year, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. iEngage is directed by education faculty members and camp co-founders Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Karon LeCompte, associate professor of curriculum and instruction. The camp’s curriculum teaches children about civic action and political participation. Click "full story" to read more or visit School of Education Facebook to see photos.
“Baylor we are and Baylor we’ll always be, but it’s up to us to define what that means.” It’s been almost five years since Robert Griffin III uttered those now-classic words to the Baylor family in front of a national audience, and by now, you’ve probably heard them enough that you might not really think about …
Why did you choose Baylor — Class size? Quality of education? Campus beauty? When you did choose Baylor, how much of that decision was based on how close it was to your hometown? For out-of-state students, the decision to leave home far behind to come to Baylor may not be easy. But for many Bears, that leap …
“I’m a 3L [third-year law student]. I actually just finished practice court. I honestly didn’t find it that challenging. I’ll tell you my background — United States Marine. I’ve been to Iraq twice, and if I’m not getting shot at, nothing’s stressing me out.” [Every Baylor Bear has a story; #BearsOfBaylor brings those stories to you, …
“I was in the F.A.T. last semester, which is the Freshman Action Team. It’s kind of like a multicultural club. It was the pre-club for CBA [Coalition of Black Ambassadors]. I was going to join the NAACP next semester. I believe [Baylor] is 8% black, but we’re pretty much a community. … The diversity to …
“I guess one [challenge] that’s obvious is that I don’t have one arm. I really love it when people straight up ask me. I’m just like, ‘Ask me! I’m really cool about it. I promise I won’t get scared. I’m not ashamed in any way.’ “Up until when I came here, I always had a prosthetic …