Greetings from Baylor University, where the spring semester is in full swing. The month of February is a special time in the life of our University. Each year, we celebrate the founding of Baylor University on February 1, 1845 — 171 years ago. Today, in this Anno Domini 2016, we continue to carry forward our Founders’ vision to address the needs of the broken world around us.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2016) – What do carbon dioxide, sleep loss and algae have in common? All are topics of this semester's Science Thursdays at the Mayborn Museum.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) — For the second year in a row, graduates in Baylor University’s education programs achieved a 100 percent pass rate on certification exams in the State of Texas. The current rate reflects tests taken by Baylor students who graduated in the 2014-15 academic year, including graduation ceremonies in December 2014, May 2015 and August 2015. The overall state average for 2014-15 was 94 percent.
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Register for a course today on stress management in Baylor Compass.
The American Heart Association has invited several national and local iconic landmarks to turn their facades red on Friday, Feb. 5, in support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day to elevate awareness of heart disease.
Do you know the basics of what to do if a medical emergency occurs in your office area or building? Who to call, what information to provide, what to do?
Our thanks to those faculty and staff who have pledged their support to Baylor' MORE THAN ME United Way Campaign.
The fourth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears put their 11-game win streak on the line as they travel to Lubbock, Texas, to take on the Texas Tech Lady Raiders on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m.
Baylor softball starts off its 2016 season with a three game series against the McNeese State Cowgirls (1-0), beginning Friday, Feb. 12, at Getterman Stadium.
After narrowly missing out on an NCAA berth in 2015, head coach Ryan McGuyre, preparing for his second season at the helm of the Baylor volleyball team, enters the 2016 spring season with a team that has a year of experience in his up-tempo, high-flying offense.
A program record-tying six Baylor Football players have been invited to work out for coaches and front office personnel at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 23-29 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the NFL announced Thursday.
When most people look at algae, they see an icky, slippery green patch — something that is either an inconvenience or easily ignored. But when Dr. Scott James sees algae, he envisions the future — a future where cities save energy and money as they harness the power of algae to provide clean water. James, […]
Friday will mark the fifth straight Opening Day in which Baylor softball has ranked among the nation’s top 25. This year’s squad opens the season at No. 16 in the polls, pegged by league coaches to finish second in the Big 12. In a sport that demands excellent pitching to be successful, the Lady Bears feature one of […]
A Baylor alum who started in the stockroom of a growing company in the 1980s is now the president and COO of that same company — which just so happens to be the largest private publisher of Christian books in the world. Last month, Jeff Johnson, BS ’85, was named president and chief operating officer of […]
Last summer, we compiled this list of 14 BaylorProud artists you should be listening to — singers and bands who have made names for themselves in recent years, and who, just like you, are Baylor Bears. Since then, you’ve brought to our attention eight more names that to check out. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with our updated Spotify playlist: Two former Uproar […]
Feb. 9, 2016
Michael Dean, M.B.A. '94 (Information Systems Management), has been named the chief technology officer of Zonesty.com, a Houston-based company that helps small and midsize businesses in Texas compare companies to contract with for electricity. Dean will be responsible for leading the advancement of Zonesty’s website and enhancing the residential electricity shopping platform.
Feb. 9, 2016
As baby boomers retire and an increasing number of millennials enter the workforce, internal communicators must adapt to accommodate the shift of generations, the rise of internal social media and the development of metrics to determine employee engagement, according to a study by Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the journalism, public relations and new media department.)
Feb. 10, 2016
Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry along with Greg Hamerly, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, developed CRADLE, an app that helps detect rare eye cancer in children. Since then, it has been downloaded more than 40,000 times, with great success in Germany, and has helped parents discover eye problems early on, which means issues can be treated without chemotherapy or radiation. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, assisted with this interview and has pitched Bryan Shaw’s work nationally since November 2013.)
Feb. 3, 2016
Article about the dangers of social media quotes Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Baylor University, following his decision to unplug from most social media indefinitely. “I spent about seven years reading replies to my tweets, and more than a decade reading comments on my blog posts,” Jacobs said. “I have considered the costs and benefits, and I have firmly decided that I’m not going to be held hostage to that stuff anymore.” The article addresses how to “use social media Christianly” by holding our smartphones and social media accounts with a loose grip.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will present “Broadway at the Movies,” its Eighth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Virgil Storr, Ph.D., senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, will give a lecture on his most recent book, "Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship," from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 240 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – The Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies will host Sacred Harp Sing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baylor Law School presents its 11th annual People’s Law School, a free half-day curriculum of courses designed to educate the public about their legal rights and to make the law user-friendly.