Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Dec
18
2014

Baylor University Experts Available to Comment on 2014 Year-in-Review Topics

WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University faculty experts are available to work with media to take a look back at 2014 and discuss a number of key happenings, including the events in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown, the Ebola outbreak, ISIS attacks, legal cases, sports stories, consumer behavior, immigration and events in Ukraine.

Dec
18
2014

Christianity Today Gives a Book Award of Merit to Baylor Scholar and Author Philip Jenkins

WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) — <i>Christianity Today</i> has given a 2015 Award of Merit to Baylor scholar Philip Jenkins for his book “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade” (HarperOne).

Dec
17
2014

Third Street Closure Planned Dec. 16-18 for Water Line Work

The southbound lane of Third Street on the Baylor campus is scheduled for closure between Bagby Avenue and the East Campus Parking Facility from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, through Friday, Dec. 19.

Dec
16
2014

Resolving to Be More Generous in the New Year? Baylor Philanthropy Expert Offers Four Ways to Develop Spirit of Generosity in 2015

WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – Many Americans already have enough “stuff,” and the gift-giving season sometimes adds to that collection of things we really don’t need. Instead of always receiving, how can we resolve to be more generous in the New Year?

Dec
11
2014

Baylor Model United Nations Team Earns Top Honor at National Conference

WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – The Baylor Model United Nations Traveling Team recently represented the university with success as 14 students participated in the American Model United Nations International Conference.

Dec
11
2014

Baylor University and Truett Seminary Winter Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – As 2014 comes to a close, so does time for many students at Baylor University. For those graduating from Baylor and George W. Truett Theological Seminary this winter, commencement ceremonies will take place Dec. 19 and 20.

Dec
9
2014

Baylor Students in Inaugural ‘Philanthropy Lab’ Course Present $100,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2014) – Thirty Baylor University students in the university’s first Philanthropy Lab course spent the fall semester learning more than just the history and philosophy of giving back. They also gained $100,000 worth of real-world experience.

Dec
9
2014

Mayborn Museum Hosts Christmas In The Village

WACO, Texas (December 9, 2014) – Do you believe in the Ghost of Christmas Past?

Dec
8
2014

Baylor Student Media Make Headlines For National Awards

WACO, Texas (Dec. 8, 2014) – Baylor student writers, editors, designers, photographers and broadcast video journalists from the Baylor Lariat, Round Up, Focus, baylorlariat.com and LTVN have been applauded as some of the best in the nation, winning 183 in-state and national awards in the last academic year.

Dec
8
2014

Sunderland Foundation grant funds equipment for mechanical engineering materials lab

WACO, Texas (Dec. 8, 2014) – Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science received a $100,000 grant from The Sunderland Foundation to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for the mechanical engineering materials lab.

Dec
5
2014

Baylor Wind Ensemble Invited to National Conference, Will Perform Preview Concert Monday Evening

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – The Baylor Wind Ensemble is experiencing a busy end to its semester as the group prepares for an upcoming four-state tour and culminating performance at The Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference hosted in Chicago.

Dec
5
2014

Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Hosts “All Aboard the Mayborn Express” Exhibit

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – The Mayborn Museum will welcome the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders (CentraMod) and their trains for the “All Aboard the Mayborn Express” exhibit from Dec. 7 through Jan. 5, 2015.

Dec
4
2014

Baylor Students Sweep Government Simulation Competition

WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2014) – Victory was the verdict after Baylor University Model Organization of American States (MOAS) class hosted a regional competition, earning more than a dozen individual and team awards.

Dec
4
2014

ESPN College GameDay at Baylor

On Saturday, December 6, Baylor University will welcome ESPN College GameDay to Waco for a live broadcast of the popular show that airs on ESPNU and ESPN. The GameDay broadcast will originate from the Umphrey Pedestrian Bridge that links the Baylor campus to McLane Stadium over the Brazos River. Fans are encouraged to gather for the show in the South Plaza of McLane Stadium.

Dec
4
2014

ESPN College GameDay at Baylor on Saturday

WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2014) - On Saturday, Dec. 6, Baylor University will welcome ESPN College GameDay to Waco for a live broadcast of the popular show that airs on ESPNU and ESPN. The GameDay broadcast will originate from the Umphrey Pedestrian Bridge that links the Baylor campus to McLane Stadium over the Brazos River. Fans are encouraged to gather for the show in the South Plaza of McLane Stadium. See the full story for important information about parking and shuttle service on Saturday.

Dec
3
2014

Beer, Beef and Politics: Findings at Viking Archaeological Site Show Power Trumping Practicality

WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2014) — Vikings are stereotyped as raiders and traders, but those who settled in Iceland centuries ago spent more time producing and consuming booze and beef — in part to achieve political ambitions in an environment very different from their Scandinavian homeland, says a Baylor University archaeologist.

Dec
3
2014

Central Libraries Extend Operating Hours for Finals

The Central Libraries (Moody and Jones) will be open additional hours during the fall final examination period to assist students and faculty with final research projects and examinations.

Dec
3
2014

Texas No Kid Hungry Receives $38,000 Grant From Tom Thumb/Randalls To Fight Childhood Hunger

DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN, TEXAS (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Texas No Kid Hungry Campaign has received a $38,000 grant from Hunger Is to help solve childhood hunger. Texas No Kid Hungry, a statewide branch of the campaign led by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, was nominated by the managers of Texas Tom Thumb and Randalls stores, and funds were made possible by their customers who contributed generously during a month-long in-store fundraiser this spring.

Dec
2
2014

Baylor Finishes First in National MBA Ethical Leadership Competition

WACO, TX (Dec. 2, 2014) – A team of Baylor University MBA students won first place in the 8th annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership.

Dec
2
2014

Baylor University Celebrates Christmas with Concerts, Activities

WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2014) – Baylor University will celebrate the Christmas season with its annual festivities, including Christmas on 5th Street and the Christmas at Baylor concerts, beginning Thursday, Dec. 4.