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.
The No. 6-ranked Baylor men's golf team shot 6-over-par 290 in Monday's second round of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate. The round moved the Bears up two spots into a three-way tie for eighth place, four strokes out of the top five.
You likely have green and gold on your mind a lot, and could quickly explain to anyone why Baylor is special, why our football team deserves a playoff spot, or how a professor or program impacted your life. But what do people who don’t have that personal connection think of when they think of Baylor? […]
Saturday night marked the final night for All University Sing 2015, and with the final showing came the naming of this year’s top groups. [PHOTOS: See almost 200 pictures from this year’s performances] Phi Kappa Chi won 1st place for their act, “Dust Bowl Days.” The Baylor Lariat agreed, describing their performance as “the best thing […]
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 […]
Feb. 27, 2015 As part of the Great Preacher Series, David Garland, Ph.D., interim provost of Baylor University, and Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, will serve as guest preachers at First Baptist Church Amarillo. Garland will speak on May 3 and Gregory on Oct. 4. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the seminary.)
March 3, 2015 In today's Academic Minute, Davide Zori, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, talks about Viking social structures and the Vikings' love of parties, power and politics in Iceland, where many immigrated centuries ago. Zori, an archeologist and scholar of medieval literature, conducted National Science Foundation-funded research at Mosfell farmstead in Iceland, where he is archeological field director. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this segment.)
March 2, 2015 VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor sophomore Kate Russell organized a fundraising event called "Carry a Jerry Run" through the Baylor organization SIGHT to raise money for the Parental Care Ministries of her hometown of Tyler, Texas. The aim of the race was to represent what it is like for Ugandan children to carry a jerry can for miles to fetch water. Nearly $3,000 was raised during the event.
Feb. 25, 2015 Glenn Farren, B.B.A. ’91 (marketing), has been named as an executive for supply chain optimization for the Long Beach port. In his newly created position with the port, his job will be to improve relationships with companies doing business on port property.
WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, authored by researchers from Baylor University, Texas A&M University and the University of California-Davis, examines the attitudes and preferences of white males toward black males by analyzing what affects the probability of choosing a black roommate at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – David DiPasquale, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor in the department of political science and Islamic civilization and societies program at Boston College, will share his lecture "Alfarabi in Thirty Words: An Introduction to his Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle" from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2015) — A "virtual museum" to help tourists and residents learn about the rich history of Waco and Central Texas has debuted as a joint venture of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and Baylor’s The Texas Collection.
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.