WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – Baylor University’s Public Deliberation Initiative (PDI) will host a Civic Life Summit June 1-2 to help campuses, churches and concerned citizens engage their communities in important conversations that build mutual respect and understanding across race, religion, politics and other areas of public life.
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – The Baylor Model United Nations (MUN) team received Outstanding Position Paper Awards in five of the seven committees in which they participated—the same number of position paper awards that the team received in the last three years combined—at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where thousands of students from more than 100 nations participated in a simulation of the U.N.
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Baylor University is among a select group of 68 of the nation’s top universities that have partnered with the American Talent Initiative (ATI) to enroll and educate an additional 50,000 high-achieving low- and moderate-income students by 2025.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Baylor University has selected Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., current dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, as the institution’s 15th president. Dr. Livingstone was the unanimous choice of the Baylor Board of Regents, following the recommendation of the 12-member Presidential Search Committee.
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. From 1867 to 1884, millions of herds of cattle traveled the route in the largest man-made migration of animals in history. Museums and historical centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas are having events honoring the anniversary of the last trail of its kind and the end of the old cowboy lifestyle.
WACO, Texas (March 13, 2017) — “Muslims and the Making of America,” a lecture by author Amir Hussain, Ph.D., professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, will be presented on Thursday, March 16, at Baylor University.
When you’re training future leaders for worldwide service, the ability to immerse students in a culture different from their own is clearly a valuable thing. That’s why many Baylor School of Education (SOE) students are spending their spring breaks this week in Queretaro, Mexico — as part of the university’s first “embedded classroom.” What, you might ask, is …
When Baylor was chartered in 1845, it was the first (or one of the first, depending on the source) coeducational college or university west of the Mississippi River — about 10 years before any public institution of higher learning would introduce mixed-gender learning, and a full 75 years before American women were guaranteed the right to vote. Since that groundbreaking …
WACO, Texas (March 9, 2017) – As millions of Christians worship illegally in officially atheist China, persecution of Chinese Christians and other faith groups has gotten worse in recent years, according to a new report from U.S.-based NGO Freedom House.
To help lessen the food insecurity that some students experience, a group of faculty, administrators, and community partners have combined efforts to offer a Mobile Food Pantry offering food for free. This event will be Thursday, March 2nd from 11 am-2 pm in the 7th and James paring lot.
On Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 9 a.m. until noon, OCR representatives will be on campus on the second floor of the Student Union Building to host open office hours. During this time, students, faculty and staff may stop by and visit with OCR representatives one-on-one.
The "Footprints of African Americans in McLennan County" exhibit at Historic Waco Foundation's Fort House is ending it's 4-month run on February 28. The exhibit features items that represent a cross section of black life and culture.
Photo by Waco Tribune Staff Photographer Rod Aydelotte
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Award-winning astrophysicist Jedidah Isler, Ph.D., will lecture in the Academy for Leadership Development Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 1, 2017) — Faith-based organizations are at the forefront of addressing root causes of homelessness, providing not only the majority of emergency shelter beds but innovating long-term solutions, a new study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion concludes.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2017) – Baylor University’s continued commitment to meeting the needs of students took another step forward today with the creation of the Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center. Made possible by a $2.5 million gift from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston, the multifaceted program will dramatically enhance Baylor’s efforts to foster the holistic well-being of its students in a manner that reflects the University’s values as a Christian community where wholeness, spiritual growth and academic success are priorities.
We at Baylor University are committed through our Christian convictions to practices that support hospitality, community, respect and the open exchanges of ideas across our world. Baylor is proud to host more than 800 students and scholars from more than 70 countries and to be served by faculty and staff who hail from countries worldwide. As a university, we recognize that cross-national efforts are vital to academic advancement, cultural appreciation and educational development that lead to mutual understanding within the global community.
When Rev. Robert L. Gilbert became Baylor's first African-American graduate 50 years ago, he had survived the battles with prejudice and misunderstanding that are common with cultural trailblazers. The challenges he faced as one of the few African-American students at a newly integrated school were only a fraction of the painful struggles that he overcame during his short but eventful life.
Minutes after Robert Gilbert became the university's first African-American graduate, Barbara Walker received her diploma and became Baylor's first female African-American graduate.
While Gilbert and Walker shared the stage at that historic commencement, their experiences at Baylor were quite different. Gilbert remembered his Baylor years as a time of struggle against both racial prejudice and physical disabilities, and he didn’t join in many campus groups or activities. By contrast, Walker looks back fondly on her Baylor years as a time of exciting personal growth when she found good friends among students of all races.
Eric S. Ames shares a reflection on the different creative works that were inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream speech." These works were discovered as part of the research and work of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Eric S. Ames is Curator of Digital Collections, Digital Projects Group; Lecturer, Department of Museum Studies; Affiliate Library Liaison, Department of Museum Studies.