WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – Following a six-month search that drew interest throughout the country from nationally known biblical scholars, seasoned administrators and prominent Texas Baptists, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of New Testament scholar Todd D. Still, Ph.D., as the fifth dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
With their 91-75 win over TCU Saturday night, the No. 3-ranked Baylor Lady Bears clinched outright their fifth straight Big 12 regular season title — with three games yet to go. [See photos from the celebration.] In what was supposed to be a retooling year following the back-to-back losses of perhaps the two best players in […]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2015) – Baylor University will close early at 1:15 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 23, 2015) because of inclement weather conditions. Offices will be closed, and all classes after 1:15 p.m. have been canceled. The 2:15 p.m. class at Baylor Law School will be held as scheduled. However, all classes at the law school after 2:15 pm. have been canceled.
Baylor's 19th-ranked men's basketball teams hosts No. 20 West Virginia at 3 p.m. CT Saturday on ESPNU. The game is Baylor's second-annual #EveryoneInBlack, with fans encouraged to wear black with the team.
For the third time in four years, the Baylor women's tennis team has been unanimously selected to claim the Big 12 regular season championship by a vote of the league's head coaches, conference officials announced Thursday.
Fifty years ago this fall, a young man from Elgin, Texas, enrolled at Baylor with plans to walk on to the football team. A year later, that man — John Hill Westbrook, BA ’69 — made history as the first African American to play a down of football in the Southwest Conference. Westbrook’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]
Most new parents take hundreds of pictures of their newborns. Thanks to a pair of Baylor professors, those photos can now be used to screen for pediatric eye cancer — a simple act that could save the eyesight (and maybe even the lives) of children before it’s too late. Baylor chemistry professor Bryan Shaw and computer […]
It’s been years since the Baylor campus got as much snow as we saw here Wednesday morning, as large, fluffy flakes quickly coated already cool surfaces. It snowed hard for about two hours, but the snow disappeared almost as quickly as it arrived; by midday, it was almost completely melted, as the sun came out and temperatures jumped […]
For the second time in four years, the state of Texas’ Superintendent of the Year is a Baylor graduate. This year’s American Association of School Administrators honoree, Dr. Michael McFarland, BBA ’93, EDD ’05, completed both his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at Baylor. (Apparently his leadership skills were on display early; McFarland also served as a team […]
Feb. 23, 2015 Nick Deere, B.A. ’09 (University Scholar), M.Div. ’14 (Theology), 2014 the current pastoral resident at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. — one of a growing number of congregations with pastoral resident programs. “It’s a chance to get relevant pastoral experience, and … a chance to continue learning,” Deere says. “Having that will make me better at whatever ministry setting I’m in.”
Feb. 25, 2015 Todd Still has been named dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Still is a New Testament scholar and has served on Baylor’s faculty since 2003. He will be the fifth dean of Truett Seminary. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
Feb. 26, 2015 Patricia Wilson, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, provides expert commentary in this Entrepreneur magazine article about employers’ rights when they believe employees have misrepresented information. This story was spurred by the recent acknowledgement by NBC News anchor Brian Williams that he misrepresented his wartime reporting experience. "Most employees are employees at will, meaning that barring a statute or case law that precludes termination, they can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all,” Wilson said. "If those employees are terminated for lying or exaggerating, they have no legal recourse.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Patricia Wilson as an expert source to Entrepreneur. He covers Baylor Law School.)
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) - Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to partner with Baylor Scott & White Health North and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation to develop, test and validate an evaluation model to measure geriatric competencies.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) — February 28 marks the 24th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. But the end of the war signaled the beginning of a new struggle for thousands of service men and women—their personal battle with Gulf War illness (GWI).
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – For the first time in its 115-year history, the Baylor Lariat campus newspaper will launch its first television newscast at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 26. Baylor will be one of 12 universities from four continents participating in the Global News Relay.