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[leisure gift]
12/9/2016
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.
[Give Graphic]
12/9/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – During the Christmas holidays, Americans exchange gifts, bake holiday treats and volunteer time. It also is the season when Americans give more financially to the 1.5 million charitable organizations registered in the United States. Baylor University philanthropy expert Andy Hogue says givers should consider five key areas – Gratitude, Passion, Need, Impact and Resources – as they look “within and without” to assess who they are, what they have been given and the needs and opportunities around them:
[istock grief]
12/2/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2016) – Chances are high that you will encounter someone who’s grieving the loss of a loved one this Christmas.
[Elise King]
12/2/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2016) – The holidays are a time for celebration, but it can be hard to feel festive if you’re overwhelmed with clutter.
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12/1/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2016) — The attack at Ohio State University on Nov. 28, when a student rammed his car into a group of pedestrians and began stabbing them with a butcher knife — wounding 11 — illustrates a crucial fact about mass violence, says a Baylor University researcher on terrorism.
[Online shopping]
11/22/2016
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2016) — If you buy more items online than in-store, you are not alone.
[Unfriend]
11/15/2016
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) – Think twice before clicking the unfriend button this year.
[Jeremy THI]
10/26/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2016) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its report, “Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2015.” The report shows a significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year, which means that millions more people throughout the nation now have access to food.
[Jim Roberts]
10/20/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2016) – Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted?
[Scary Movies]
10/13/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2016) — James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is a Hollywood film historian and an expert on cult and horror films. While horror is not everyone’s favorite genre, Kendrick says, horror films are known to have a universal appeal.
[Hemenway]
10/12/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2016) – This Halloween, a Baylor creative writing professor is urging readers to resurrect their interest in short stories.
[Marlin2]
9/30/2016
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.
[Rispoli Mapmaker]
9/15/2016
WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2016) – “Can you afford a lawyer?” That’s the first question Stephen Rispoli, assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School, asks when he speaks about the access-to-justice gap – the staggering number of Americans who have basic legal needs but cannot afford the services of an attorney.
[Texas School Breakfast Report Card]
9/14/2016
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).
[Kuehl with instruments]
9/6/2016
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2016) – Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, is partnering with a team of scientists to try to understand what caused a “large-scale mortality event” in July at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
[Darden next to records]
9/6/2016
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2016) — When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American black gospel music.
[Chubby Chums]
8/16/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) — People trying to shed pounds — but who hang out with heavier pals regularly — are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher.
[Move In]
8/10/2016
WACO, Texas (August 10, 2016) — Tens of thousands of parents of new college freshmen will experience something new in the next few weeks: silence.
[sleeping girl]
7/27/2016
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) — Students soon will leave behind the lazy summer days and go back to school, leaping — or crawling — out of bed when that early alarm clock goes off. Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of a Baylor sleep lab, suggests six ways to ease the transition.
[Amy Ames]
7/27/2016
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) — Music or biology, journalism or math? Whether you are an incoming freshman or a returning student, choosing a major and career path can be daunting, but employing a few key strategies can help.
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