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Jul
18
2017
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2017) – For the seventh consecutive year, Baylor University has been named a “Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.
Jul
5
2017
Remember the summer right after high school graduation? Feeling relieved after 12 years of classes, spending as much time with your high school friends during your last three months at home, dreaming about how you’d decorate your dorm… And worrying about how in the world you’d survive college. Enter Baylor Send-Off Parties. Every summer, the …
Jul
3
2017
A look back at Dr. David Garland's accomplishments as interim president.
Jun
22
2017
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.
Jun
8
2017
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Shannon Sandridge, B.A. ’17, who earned her degree as a University Scholar with concentrations in philosophy and German, has been selected to participate in the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program.
May
31
2017
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift from the Baptist General Convention of Texas that will support the University’s recently created Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center.
May
30
2017
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2017) – Alumni and friends of Baylor University have stepped forward during the past year to help create a new era of excellence for the Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). The combined gifts of these generous supporters are now approaching the University’s initial fundraising goal of $15 million to fund the renovation of the four-story, former Baptist General Convention of Texas Building in Dallas, which will propel the School into a dynamic period of growth and increased service to the local community and the nursing profession.
May
11
2017
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift in excess of $1 million to the department of geosciences that will dramatically enhance students’ educational experiences by increasing the department’s capacity to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to conduct research under the mentoring guidance of faculty members. Made by parents of a current Baylor student who wish to remain anonymous, the gift also will significantly enhance the department’s ability to attract outstanding students and to prepare them for successful careers.
Apr
18
2017
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Baylor University has selected Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., current dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, as the institution’s 15th president. Dr. Livingstone was the unanimous choice of the Baylor Board of Regents, following the recommendation of the 12-member Presidential Search Committee.
Apr
19
2017
Librarians Bruce Evans, Allison Yanos and Kara Long recently made signal contributions to the profession of librarianship, demonstrating the quality of faculty and staff within the Baylor Libraries.
Apr
3
2017
Given Baylor’s proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, you’ll find a lot of Texas Rangers fans in the Baylor Family. But, even if your baseball allegiance lies with another team, I think you’ll appreciate what their manager had to say about his family’s experience with Baylor. Rangers manager Jeff Banister understands firsthand the emotions of a …
Mar
30
2017
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced expansive new policies that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty at the University. The policies go into effect April 1, 2017.
Mar
14
2017
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2018 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.
Mar
30
2017
Every year, U.S. News unveils to the world its annual ranking of American colleges and universities. Last fall, they named Baylor No. 71 in the nation and No. 4 in Texas — our highest ranking ever. Such rankings are typically based on undergraduate education, which has long been Baylor’s bread and butter. But for those pursuing master’s …
Mar
30
2017
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2018.
Mar
28
2017
WACO, Texas (March 28, 2017) – Jade A. Connor, a senior biology major from Lewisville at Baylor University, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright study grant, becoming the University’s 48th student Fulbright recipient since 2001. In the fall, she will begin studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands for a master’s degree in Governance and Leadership in European Public Health.
Mar
2
2017
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2017) – Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing will serve as a temporary hair salon on Friday, March 17, when students and faculty will shave their heads to raise money for children’s cancer research in an event organized by the Baylor Student Nurses Association (BSNA).
Feb
14
2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Fifteen soloists and four chamber groups participated in the finals of this year’s Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition within Baylor University’s School of Music. To celebrate their accomplishments, the student winners will take to the stage May 25 at renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Jan
25
2017
Almost 20 years ago, a Baylor economics professor delivered an open lecture for the campus community entitled “The Economy and Political Change in Ghana.” It was a speech that proved to foreshadow the future; last month, that professor — Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia — was elected vice president of Ghana. Bawumia, born the 12th of 18 …
Jan
20
2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 20, 2017) – In honor of the 90th anniversary of the tragic accident that claimed the lives of 10 Baylor students in 1927, the City of Round Rock will host a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the City Hall Council Chambers, 221 E. Main St. in Round Rock.
Jan
3
2017
Baylor University is mourning the passing of Karla Nelson, who served 18 years with Baylor’s Information Technology Services (ITS), most recently as a senior analyst/programmer in ITS client services. Nelson died Dec. 25 at the age of 53.
Dec
29
2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.
Dec
28
2016
For 60 years, life conspired to keep Eddie Morris, BA ’52, from walking at Commencement and officially receiving his Baylor diploma. Finally — in 2012 — Eddie was able to see that dream come true, as he walked the Ferrell Center stage. (You can read more on that part of his story here.) Eddie’s children played …
Dec
9
2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) — While some people rely on gift cards or certificates — perhaps even for a family getaway — it might be that creating a homemade “certificate” and committing to a pleasant evening at home with family could be a great alternative.
Dec
12
2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2016) — As 2017 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions.
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