WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today provided a progress report on the implementation of recommendations for improving the University’s response to sexual violence. The recommendations resulted from the University’s external investigation launched last fall.
Baylor is entering our decennial reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and one aspect of the process is the creation of a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Over the past academic year, a group of faculty, staff, and student representatives have worked to create a draft proposal for the QEP, which is entitled Global Baylor: Addressing Challenges to Human Flourishing. A copy of this draft is available at www.baylor.edu/qep, and your comments on any aspect of this proposal are invited.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) – Aloe Blacc, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter of the megahit “Wake Me Up,” will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Thursday, Sept. 1, on Fountain Mall. The free, community-wide event celebrates the upcoming football season as the Bears prepare to open against Northwestern State at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at McLane Stadium.
Baylor is entering our decennial reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and one aspect of the process is the creation of a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Over the past academic year, a group of faculty, staff, and student representatives have worked to create a draft proposal for the QEP, which is entitled <em>Global Baylor: Addressing Challenges to Human Flourishing</em>. A copy of this draft is available at <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/qep">www.baylor.edu/qep</a>, and your comments on any aspect of this proposal are invited.
Last spring, Baylor completed a deliberative process outlined by Texas Senate Bill 11 through which private universities could opt out of what is known as the “campus carry law.” After robust conversations, Baylor determined that it would continue to prohibit license holders from carrying concealed handguns on the Baylor University campus, on any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by Baylor University is being conducted or in a passenger transportation vehicle owned by Baylor University.
Baylor volleyball played its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage on Tuesday evening at the Ferrell Center, giving fans a preview of the 2016 team, set to open its 2016 season on Friday with the Hampton Inn North Baylor Invitational.
While most Baylor Line Camp participants took part in a camp on the Baylor campus, two special Line Camps took place far from Waco. One of those took incoming freshmen to Guatemala, where they not only got to know Baylor and one another, but served local children through an organization known as Orphan’s Heart. Garrett Burton, a freshman biology […]
“I’ve lived in Waco my whole life, and [coming to Baylor] has been something I’ve been looking forward to… Waco is a great town. It’s easy to get involved, and it’s a great community. Explore as much as you can. It’s really easy to get rides, everyone is really friendly, so if someone has a […]
“The summer really helped with the transition from high school friends to meeting new college friends. I was here for Line Camp. … It was great. I don’t even know how to describe it — you just have to be there.” “I guess I’m just more nervous about classes, how it differs from high school. […]
The smartest (and second-largest) class in Baylor history has moved into its new home — but the Class of 2020 (and their families) didn’t have to do it alone. Almost 3,400 Baylor students, professors and staff members — the most ever — were out in the rain Wednesday and Thursday, swarming upon car after car as […]
Congratulations to staff member George Thornton, construction services, and wife Blaire, on the birth of their daughter, Madeline Camille on December 17, 2015. Our apologies for the delay in recognizing this blessed event.
Congratulations to faculty member Alex Vaughan, modern languages and cultures, and her spouse Robert on the birth of their daughter Margie Lucille on January 28, 2016.
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Congratulations to Stanton Greer, mechanical engineering, and his wife Kristen, on the birth of their son Elijah David Greer on July 2, 2016.
Congratulations to staff member Danielle Fearon, Institutional Research & Testing, and spouse Toure Drake, on the birth of their daughter Chelsea Tori Drake on June 28, 2016.
Aug. 18, 2016 Baylor is hosting the Nagasaki Cross, forged from debris found in the wreckage of a middle school 1,500 feet from where an American plutonium bomb detonated on Aug. 9, 1945. Quoted are Kathy Hillman, associate professor and director of Baptist collections and library advancement for Baylor Libraries, and Baylor interim President David Garland. “It’s a striking reminder of how the (Christian) cross arises out of total desolation,” Garland said.
Aug. 11, 2016 VIDEO: Interview with Allison Dickson, J.D. ’07, who was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy when she was 15 months old but has not let that stop her from pursuing her dreams. She graduated from Baylor Law School at the top of her class and is raising money to endow the Allison Dickson Baylor Law Scholarship so others can receive the same education she did.
Aug. 17, 2016 Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research to national media. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — Scientists previously thought musical preferences are “hard-wired” in the brain, but a new study of a remote Amazonian farming and foraging community suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin. One of the study’s authors, published in the journal Nature, is Alan Schultz, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
WACO, Texas (August 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2016) — People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research presented Monday at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).