In the November cover story of Christianity Today, Baylor University author and scholar of world religions Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., explores what many view as Christianity on the edge of extinction in the Middle East.
The Baylor School of Education will address the issue of American healthcare with guest speaker Tyler Cooper, B.B.A. ’94, M.P.H., M.D., at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 101. The lecture, part of the Distinguished Lecture Series in the Baylor School of Education, is titled “Social and Ethical Considerations Regarding Who Has a Right to Healthcare.”
The Baylor men's golf team finished in second place at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate after shooting even-par 355 in Tuesday's final round. The Bears recorded a 54-hole, six-count-five total of 16-over 1,081, one stroke behind tournament champion Oklahoma State.
When the 1974 college football season began, the Bears were a popular choice to finish last in the Southwest Conference. But 40 years (and one miracle) later, the 1974 team has anchored its place among the best in Baylor history. In just the third year of head coach Grant Teaff’s 21-year tenure at Baylor, the Bears won eight […]
More than 6,000 Baylor fans participated in the Stadium Bricks Campaign between December 2012 and March 2014, raising upwards of $1.6 million for the project and accounting for more than 7,200 bricks. So what did Bear fans inscribe on all those bricks? Click through the photo gallery below to see the top-10 most common subjects. Sic ’em, […]
105 years ago, Baylor hosted the first collegiate homecoming celebration in the nation. This weekend, we again renew that tradition, as thousands of alumni return to campus to “catch that Baylor spirit again,” as President Samuel Palmer Brooks famously wrote so long ago. The festivities begin in earnest Thursday night with Freshman Mass Meeting and […]
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” — Proverbs 22:6 As a parent, there are few things more fun than sharing your Baylor pride with your little ones at an early age, and the newest release from Baylor Press makes that even […]
Oct. 24, 2014 Research conducted by Thomas Fergus, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, on “cyberchondria,” the term used to describe the anxiety of those who obsess about their health by searching online about symptoms and illnesses, is cited in this article about nine signs of being a cyberchondriac. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty at Baylor, originally pitched Fergus's research in October 2013 and placed it in numerous national media outlets.)
Oct. 27, 2014 Q&A with Doyle R. Simons, B.B.A. ’86, president and chief executive officer of Weyerhaeuser, one of the world's largest forest products companies. “Our vision is to grow a truly great company. A critical part of that is making a great contribution to society — and we do that by making products that make life better. Our wood products are used to build homes where people raise their families. Our cellulose fibers are used to make diapers that keep babies healthy and clean. Every day our products help people meet fundamental needs.”
Oct. 22, 2014 Gavin Saari, a graduate student studying environmental science at Baylor, recently received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Saari and others who were awarded grants are conducting research related to mitigating the impacts of climate change on plant communities.
WACO, (Oct. 30, 2014) — “Border Bandits,” a documentary that tells the first-person story of a 19-year-old cowboy who saw Texas Rangers shoot two unarmed Mexican-Americans in the back following a 1915 raid by Mexican banditos on a Texas ranch, will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 101, on Baylor University campus.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2014) – Alumna Megan Rapp, B.B.A./B.A. ’07, will be the guest speaker for this year’s Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) Homecoming Lecture at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Bobo Spiritual Life Center. She will present a lecture titled “Letting My Life Speak: Pursuing International Affairs as a Vocation.”
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) – Oct. 30-Nov. 1, thousands of Baylor University alumni will descend on Waco to celebrate Homecoming 2014. Reunion dinners, Pigskin Revue, the bonfire, parade, and of course the football game versus Kansas highlight the event’s schedule. Even though some of Baylor's 165,000 living alumni won't be able to make it back to campus, they can join in the Homecoming spirit, thanks to the university’s social media channels.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) – Renowned theater critic Terry Teachout will return to Baylor’s campus to speak at the 21st Annual Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel in Truett Seminary. Teachout will lecture on, “The story of Ambassador Satch: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, and International Relations.” A reception will follow in Truett’s Great Hall.