News from Baylor

[Hymn video screenshot]
8/16/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.
[trey cade]
8/16/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – For three hours on August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a total solar eclipse. While Waco will not experience a full eclipse, it will be worth viewing, according to a Baylor professor and space weather scientist.
[Legal Mapmaker]
8/15/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor Law School's annual three-day Legal Mapmaker program runs Aug. 16-18 in Fort Worth. Attendees will attend workshops led by experts in numerous areas ranging from business planning and alternative fee arrangements to marketing, client relations and community involvement.
[Dougherty Plantinga Presentation]
8/15/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor University’s department of philosophy and Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) have announced the establishment of the Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP).
[Carroll and Aline Webb]
8/15/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Carroll L. Webb Jr., B.B.A. ’47, a generous benefactor of the University, Baylor Legacy Award honoree and member of the Athletic Director’s Hall of Honor. Webb died Sunday at the age of 94.
8/14/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 14, 2017) – Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is celebrating a milestone – the awarding of 100 Master of Business Administration degrees via its online M.B.A. program.
8/14/2017
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work (GSSW) a $235,000 grant to expand programming aimed at addressing the mental health and wellness needs of students in the Waco Independent School District. The grant will be used to address the needs of students placed in disciplinary alternative education programs.
[Baylor IM Vertical]
8/13/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., released the following statement regarding the violent rally that took place Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia: “Our hearts are heavy and our prayers go out to the victims of the horrific events that took place Saturday in Charlottesville. Racism has no place in our country nor in God’s Kingdom. God calls us to reach out to those around us and show that He is love. We pray for His presence to help us heal our nation.”
[Jordan and Jacey]
8/11/2017
LAKIN, Kansas (Aug. 11, 2017) – When Marley Koons decided to participate in the “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” project, she wondered what her family would have in common with the Moes, the family of refugees they would host for dinner.
[Dr. Dan Samples]
8/9/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2017) – A memorial service will be held for Daniel Samples, M.D., Ph.D., a lecturer in the department of biology and a faculty associate in the medical humanities program, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Elliston Chapel on the Baylor campus. A reception with the family will follow in the atrium of the Baylor Sciences Building. Dr. Samples died Sunday after a brief illness.
[Robert P. George]
8/9/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2017) – Baylor University has announced a new initiative on faith, ethics and public policy named for internationally acclaimed scholar Robert P. George, D.Phil., as part of the Baylor in Washington Program.
[Launch]
8/7/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 7, 2017) – Baylor University’s LAUNCH program has a simple mission statement: Enable accelerated commercialization of things that matter.
[Gov. Mark White]
8/5/2017
WACO, Texas, (Aug. 5, 2017) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of distinguished Baylor University and Baylor Law School alumnus Mark W. White, B.B.A. ’62, J.D. ’65, who served as the 43rd Governor of Texas from 1983-1987. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., released a statement today, extending the University's deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Gov. White.
[Foster Campus]
8/3/2017

NEW YORK, New York and WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2017) - Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is joining the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program, a one-of-a-kind initiative that audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP developed to prepare accounting students for the digital marketplace.

[Kari Jobe Garden Tour graphic]
8/1/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2017) – Baylor University and the largest producer of live Christian events, Premier Productions, are partnering with worship leader Kari Jobe for The Garden Tour, with special guest Cody Carnes, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in Waco Hall.
[Drexel King]
8/1/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2017) – Drexel King, manager of learning and development in Baylor University’s Office of Human Resources, has been selected as one of six individuals to participate in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2017-18 Wildfire program.
[dorm room]
8/1/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2017) — When it comes to decorating, organizing and personalizing a college dorm room — that pint-sized home away from home — a Baylor University interior design expert advises students to first study the space like they are studying for an exam, then have fun with it.
[MELA photo 5]
8/1/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2017) – Research done in kindergarten classrooms has shown that a pilot program of the Baylor School of Education helped young students gain an advantage in math understanding, as compared to their peers.
[Project Promise microscope]
7/31/2017
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2017) – Project Promise – a component of the School of Education’s University for Young People (UYP) that has served gifted and talented low-income Waco ISD students for almost two decades – will continue with funding available through a Baylor community outreach grant, Baylor University Interim Provost Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., announced today.
[iEngage 1]
7/27/2017
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) – More than one hundred fifth- through ninth-graders will learn about civics and provide a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Now in its fifth year, running from July 31 - Aug. 4, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
[grads]
7/27/2017
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2017) – Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will address Baylor University graduates for the first time as University president during summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 12. The ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
[Moody Library exterior]
7/26/2017
WACO, Texas (July 26, 2017) – In 2018, Moody Memorial Library will celebrate its 50th anniversary as Baylor University’s main campus library. In advance of that significant milestone, the Baylor Libraries have secured a $100,000 grant from the Moody Foundation to begin renovations and upgrades to the historic structure’s first floor.
[Music award]
7/26/2017
WACO, Texas (July 26, 2017) – Christian songwriter, arranger and record producer Robert Sterling returned to his roots last week to accept the Exemplary Leadership in Church Music Award at his alma mater, Baylor University.
[Family Weekend and Homecoming Tickets on Sale August 1]
7/25/2017
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2017) – In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.
[cake deco]
7/25/2017
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2017) – It seems unlikely that a 7-year-old and a 70-year-old could be classmates, but it’s a common occurrence in a Baylor University Continuing Education course.
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