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.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2016) — In 1985, the first ever Steppin’ Out was held at Baylor University with a week of events leading up to the big day of service to the community. Four years later, the event became one day full of service activities occurring in both the fall and spring — a tradition that has continued to this very day.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2016) — Kayla Rhidenour, Ph.D., lecturer in the department of communication in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has been honored with the 2016 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award presented by the National Communication Association.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University’s Presidential Search Committee has completed more than 80 hours of listening sessions – both on and off campus – with various groups of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and University administrators, who have provided their valuable input regarding the professional and personal characteristics and experiences important to the University’s next president.
WACO, Texas (October 3, 2016) — Like all accredited universities, Baylor is governed by an independent Board of Regents who strive to reflect the University's many constituencies. Though this volunteer board brings to their service to Baylor a variety of backgrounds, interests and areas of expertise, Regents share a single goal: the continued advancement and support of an academically strong and Christ-centered Baylor University.
“I studied abroad last year, and I was actually in Paris during the attacks. … I discovered that survivor’s guilt is definitely something that you have to deal with. It’s hard, nowadays. I hear about the attacks, and each one brings back the same memories for a while. Any sirens, any crowds bring back a …
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) –Baylor University students helped a class of Marlin ISD third-graders learn about the world of possibilities, both literally and figuratively, beyond the walls of their classroom.
When U.S. News released its latest ranking of national universities yesterday, the headlines around Texas didn’t focus on Baylor’s individual rank (although at No. 71, it matched the university’s highest ranking ever). No, the headlines from outlets like the Texas Tribune noted that, after years of steady movement, Baylor passed Texas A&M to become the No. 4-ranked …
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) — Baylor University and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will host Thomas L. Pangle, Ph.D., at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, for a presentation on Constitution Day. Pangle will speak on “The Great Debate: The Federalists’ Response to the Anti-Federalists’ Challenge” in Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. in Waco.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) – More Texas students than ever are starting their school days fueled for success with a school breakfast. And in a state where more than one in four children are food insecure, the public school system continues to grow as a primary infrastructure for reigning in childhood hunger, according to the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card, compiled by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI).
Baylor posted President Garland’s Summer 2016 Commencement address online earlier this week, and if you haven’t heard it yet, I encourage you to check it out. (Watch the video or read the complete transcript here.) In his speech, Dr. Garland gives an excellent explanation of what excellence looks like in a Christian context, and particularly at a Christian university. …
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.