[Diversity and Inclusion]
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
[Baylor Bound Amarillo College]
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2017) – Baylor University and Amarillo College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
[Dr. Garland Scholarship Fund]
WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has established the David E. Garland Scholarship Fund in appreciation of Garland’s “unselfish and extraordinary” service to Baylor on two occasions as interim president and as interim provost. The $5 million fund will be dedicated to scholarships for students at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, where Garland will return to teach in spring 2018.
[BOR David Garland]
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced structural completion of the 105 recommendations related to the institution’s response to sexual violence and implementation of best-practice governance policies and procedures, and took action to approve new Board members, a $621.7 million operating budget for 2017-2018 and a new joint B.A./M.A. degree in communication studies.
[Civic Life Summit]
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – Baylor University’s Public Deliberation Initiative (PDI) will host a Civic Life Summit June 1-2 to help campuses, churches and concerned citizens engage their communities in important conversations that build mutual respect and understanding across race, religion, politics and other areas of public life.
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.
[Nursing Swing]
The Baylor Student Nurses Association of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing asked senior engineering design students from Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science in Waco to build a special therapeutic swing for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The swing was presented on Wednesday, May 10.
[Baylor Law School]
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2017) – The results of the February 2017 Texas Bar exam have been released and Baylor Law is again No. 1 with an 88.89 percent pass rate. Of the 27 Baylor Law students who took the February 2017 exam, 24 passed – the highest percentage among the nine Texas law schools. SMU Dedman School of Law ranked No. 2 with a pass rate of 78.57 percent and the state's first time taker passage rate was 68.75 percent.
[commencement 2017]
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2017) – The 2017 graduating class of Baylor University will walk the Ferrell Center stage Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, completing this phase of life and entering the next.
[Philanthropy Lab Spring 2017]
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2017) – For the past three years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has taken on a very tangible task: stewarding and giving away thousands of dollars in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. This spring, students in the Philanthropy and Public Good class presented $62,500 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations, which will allow them to address numerous practical needs.
[Michael McLendon]
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2017) – Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., dean of Baylor University’s School of Education, has been named The Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy and interim director of the Hale Center for Educational Leadership. McLendon will continue his duties as dean, said L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost.
[ExxonMobil Foundation Gift]
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2017) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $369,500 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2016 Educational Matching Gift Program. The 2016 gift increases the ExxonMobil Foundation’s giving to a cumulative amount of more than $8.7 million at Baylor.
WACO, Texas (April 30, 2017) - Baylor University issued a statement today from Dr. Kevin P. Jackson, vice president for student life, regarding a racially insensitive event that occurred Saturday night off campus.
[LEED Hankamer 3]
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The dynamic new facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015, has been awarded LEED Gold certification after satisfying rigorous standards that address the building’s environmental impact.
[Philip Obado]
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts and events, including a performance by the Baylor Concert Band, Baylor Theater’s Spring CaBEARet and a lecture on geology and the cattle drive.
[DEA logo]
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2017) – The Baylor Police Department will be open Saturday, April 29, to collect old and expired drugs as part of a county-wide take-back day.
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2017) – Seniors in Baylor University’s department of computer science will debut video games they developed in the computer science program’s gaming capstone course during an open house from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 28, in Room 201 of the Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St.
[ATI Presidents]
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Baylor University is among a select group of 68 of the nation’s top universities that have partnered with the American Talent Initiative (ATI) to enroll and educate an additional 50,000 high-achieving low- and moderate-income students by 2025.
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) – Baylor University’s Graduate School will host an open house for the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.
[Anja-Maria Bassimir]
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – Anja-Maria Bassimir, a German historian and religious studies scholar specializing in the religious history of the United States, will lecture on “After Crisis: Watergate and Positions on Politics in Contemporary Evangelical Magazines” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.
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