News from Baylor

[Collin College Baylor Bound]
1/26/2015
MCKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 26, 2015) – Baylor University and Collin College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
[Corinne Noirot]
1/23/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) – What do a French writer and a French king have in common?
[Truett]
1/23/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Endowment’s “Initiative to Strengthen the Quality of Preaching.”
[Waltman]
1/22/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Each year, an exclusive group of academic titles are selected by Choice, a premier source of academic books and digital resources for scholars and students in higher education. This year, two Baylor professors made the list: Jerold Waltman, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Congress, the Supreme Court, and Religious Liberty,” and Timothy Burns, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom.”
[Chapel Logo]
1/22/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Baylor University’s Department of Spiritual Life looks forward to welcoming noteworthy guests to chapel services this spring.
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1/22/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Baylor University will welcome alumnus (David) Crowder and the Crowder Neon Steeple Tour to Waco Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8.
[Sleep]
1/22/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) — Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades — and generally don’t sleep as much or as well — sleep is not linked so much to memory, a Baylor researcher says.
[Jim Halverson]
1/22/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) -- As a part of Baylor’s Department of Physics 2015 Spring Physics Colloquium Series, two visiting lecturers will speak about string theory and nanophotonics.
[Roger Kirk]
1/21/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 21, 2015) -Roger Kirk, Ph.D., Baylor University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, has been named the recipient of the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award by the American Psychological Association (APA).
[GWI Desert Storm]
1/20/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 20, 2015) — Nearly 24 years after the 1991 Gulf War, a Baylor University scientist has identified a significant link between Gulf War illness (GWI) and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals.
[Frank Wolf]
1/19/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th District in Congress from 1981 until his retirement on Jan. 3, has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom.
1/16/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015) – The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN), a collaboration between Temple University and the Center for Policy Research (CPR) in Denver has awarded $100,000 to Baylor University’s Program on Prosocial Behavior, an arm of the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), to evaluate the TYRO Dads program operated by The RIDGE Project, Inc., Ohio.
[MLK]
1/16/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2015) – He had a dream. Even so many years later, Martin Luther King Jr.’s contagious vision of human rights and equality continues to inspire and uplift. In honor of Dr. King, Baylor University along with local organizations will be hosting a series of events to celebrate and memorialize his life and legacy.
[Umlauf's Accelerator]
1/16/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2015) – The Martin Museum of Art will present works by Karl Umlauf, a Baylor University art professor and Artist-in-Residence, from Tuesday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, March 1.
[Enviro science]
1/15/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015)—Summoning Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
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1/13/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2015) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Ralph Storm, a distinguished alumnus, former Trustee/Regent and Founders Medallion recipient, who with his late wife, Jean, lived a life devoted to God, each other, their family and alma mater. Ralph Storm died Jan. 7 in California.
[Angry Customers]
1/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2015) – As long as there are servers in restaurants, there will be disagreeable customers who give them a hard time. Are those customers always right? And how should a server respond?
[Jews and synagogue]
1/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2015) — For Jewish Americans, going to synagogue makes a difference for health, according to a study of five large Jewish urban communities by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).
[Cardinal 2]
1/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2015) — More than a third of American clergy members are obese, with stress, longer hours, being underpaid and lack of self-care among the reasons, according to a Baylor University study. But the pastoral profession has some built-in prevention methods that can help clergy be healthier if they take advantage of them.
[president starr]
1/9/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2015) — Baylor University and President Ken Starr will host a luncheon conversation among Central Texas superintendents and local pastors to explore the ways pastors can support local teachers and schools and advocate for high-quality public education in their communities and across Texas. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, located at 1100 S. Third Street.
[Lindsay Wilkinson]
1/7/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 8, 2015) — Lindsay R. Wilkinson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of sociology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has won the 2014 Senior Service America Junior Scholar Award from the Gerontological Society of America.
[Couples and Withdrawal]
1/7/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 7, 2015) — When you have a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you withdraw like a turtle into its shell? Or perhaps you expect your partner to be a mind reader about what ticks you off? Both of those responses can harm a relationship, but in different ways and for different reasons, according to a Baylor study.
[magic school bus poster]
1/5/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 5, 2015) – Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host Scholastic’s “The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm” traveling exhibit Jan. 17-April 12, 2015.
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12/29/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2014) – For the first time in its history, the Baylor Bear Foundation (BBF) has achieved a total of more than 5,000 members, and the organization is projected to set a record in annual fundraising of approximately $14 million to support student-athlete scholarships and other athletics programs.
[Dr. Randy Lofgren]
12/28/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 28, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren, B.M.Ed. ’62, M.M. ’70 and Ed.D. ’74, retired associate vice president of constituent engagement, who died Dec. 26 at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1001 North 18th A Street in Waco, with Dr. Randall O'Brien officiating.
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