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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2016) - Baylor University’s Presidential Search Committee has completed its process of gathering input from a wide variety of constituent groups regarding the professional and personal characteristics and experiences important to the University’s next president.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2016) — Scott K. Powers, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida, will present a lecture on Thursday, Dec. 1, as part of The Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM).
Baylor professors represent our school well on the national level — sharing expertise on political rhetoric, rescuing black gospel music from obscurity, developing a life-saving app, etc. — all while guiding their own students toward that same level of success. This semester, three young Baylor scholars — one a graduate student, one professor, and one who’s served both roles …
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2016) – Baylor University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business has been ranked No. 5 among the “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2017,” according to the latest rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2016) – Beginning in fall 2017, Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences will add a new interdisciplinary degree plan – the Science Research Fellows (SRF) major – which will allow students to earn a bachelor of science degree with increased opportunities for research.