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The Baylor campus itself was never in any danger from the incident, which occurred six miles south of the university on Interstate 35. Although Baylor Police did deploy additional staff as a precaution, activities on the Baylor campus were never affected, and the campus remained – and continues to be – safe and fully operational.
For many members of the Class of 2015 who received their Baylor diplomas this past weekend, Commencement was simply the next step in their lives — perhaps one even taken for granted as they plotted out their next moves, whether entering careers or graduate school. Joy Ramey fit into that group — until she was diagnosed […]
We snagged a good one, Baylor Nation. Baylor has announced the appointment of world-famous philosopher John Haldane as a distinguished professor in philosophy beginning this fall. While Haldane may not be a household name to many Bears, it certainly is in the world of philosophy. He’ll be leaving his homeland of Scotland, where since 1983 he has taught at the […]
You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your brain’s grid cells — you know, the neurons that allow us to make sense of where we are spatially and to navigate the places we go. Dr. Lisa Giocomo, BA ’02, does. And the research she conducts at her Stanford University lab is breaking new ground in helping build a […]
As simple tributes to those who have gone before us, they are easy to miss or take for granted. But the 140-plus red granite lampposts scattered across Baylor’s campus are more than just utilitarian lighting — they are memorials to those who have served our country, including many who gave their lives in action. The […]
The selection of books that line a person’s shelves can tell you a lot about the person. So what’s a Baylor home without a selection of Baylor books? Below are 7 books that should be on every Bear’s shelf, followed by a host of “honorable mentions” for those who really want to dig deep. * To […]
[We sometimes talk about the “Baylor family,” because that’s how Baylor people act — as a family. But three of the key players in this story — a Baylor student, an alum and a professor — have taken that term to a whole new level.] Born in Kentucky to a mother who may have suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, […]
May 25, 2015
AUDIO LINK: On Memorial Day, “America in the Morning” host Jim Bohannon interviews David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, about his new book, “The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Hero of World War II.” “America in the Morning” is WestwoodOne's award-winning radio news magazine that offers the latest overnight developments in breaking news, politics, entertainment, business and sports, delivered first thing in the morning. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the history department.)
May 25, 2015
This article centers on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that advertisers who default to the believe that “thinner is better” could be alienating up to 70 percent of their market. Roberts is quoted in the story. “Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market,” he said. “They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
May 19, 2015
Dr. Mary Hensley, Ed.D. Educational Administration ’89, has been named the new district president of Blinn College’s four campus, including Bryan and Brenham. She is the first woman to lead the district in the institutions 132-year history. Dr. Hensley previously served as Executive Vice President of College Operations for the Austin Community College District.
May 23, 2015
New Delhi Television, one of India’s top news and lifestyle networks, published this story about Baylor research showing that the use of thin models in advertising could alienate up to 70 percent of the market. The study’s co-author, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor a cappella group VirtuOSO was pitch perfect as they placed fourth at this year’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor University will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, while some campus buildings will have changed hours. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices will be closed.
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Here’s the skinny: Not all women will buy products because the models in the advertisements are thin, according to a new study of a diverse group of 239 women by a Baylor University marketing professor.
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2015) – Baylor University and Alamo Colleges today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.