News from Baylor

12/18/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University faculty experts are available to work with media to take a look back at 2014 and discuss a number of key happenings, including the events in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown, the Ebola outbreak, ISIS attacks, legal cases, sports stories, consumer behavior, immigration and events in Ukraine.
[Jenkins]
12/18/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) — Christianity Today has given a 2015 Award of Merit to Baylor University scholar Philip Jenkins for his book “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade” (HarperOne).
[Susie and Jerry Wilson]
12/18/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift from Jerry and Susie Wilson of Dallas that will establish an endowed chair in religious freedom to support the University’s educational mission and its Institute for Studies of Religion.
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12/17/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2014) – “A Baylor Christmas,” an hour-long program created from the performances of the orchestra and combined choirs of the Baylor University School of Music, will air on television during the Christmas holidays.
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12/16/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – Many Americans already have enough “stuff,” and the gift-giving season sometimes adds to that collection of things we really don’t need. Instead of always receiving, how can we resolve to be more generous in the New Year?
[Model UN team]
12/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – The Baylor Model United Nations Traveling Team recently represented the university with success as 14 students participated in the American Model United Nations International Conference.
[Commencemen 2014]
12/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – As 2014 comes to a close, so does time for many students at Baylor University. For those graduating from Baylor and George W. Truett Theological Seminary this winter, commencement ceremonies will take place Dec. 19 and 20.
[Christmas 2014]
12/10/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2014) - In observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, Baylor University facilities will have altered hours and administrative offices will be closed Dec. 24-Jan.4.
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12/9/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2014) – Thirty Baylor University students in the university’s first Philanthropy Lab course spent the fall semester learning more than just the history and philosophy of giving back. They also gained $100,000 worth of real-world experience.
[Christmas in the Village]
12/9/2014
WACO, Texas (December 9, 2014) – Do you believe in the Ghost of Christmas Past?
12/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 8, 2014) – Baylor student writers, editors, designers, photographers and broadcast video journalists from the Baylor Lariat, Round Up, Focus, baylorlariat.com and LTVN have been applauded as some of the best in the nation, winning 183 in-state and national awards in the last academic year.
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12/5/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – Just months after opening McLane Stadium, the magnificent new on-campus home of Baylor football on the banks of the Brazos River, Baylor University today dedicated its newest “jewel on the Brazos” – the $18.1 million Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium.
[Wind ensemble]
12/5/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – The Baylor Wind Ensemble is experiencing a busy end to its semester as the group prepares for an upcoming four-state tour and culminating performance at The Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference hosted in Chicago.
[train]
12/5/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – The Mayborn Museum will welcome the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders (CentraMod) and their trains for the “All Aboard the Mayborn Express” exhibit from Dec. 7 through Jan. 5, 2015.
[MOAS]
12/4/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2014) – Victory was the verdict after Baylor University Model Organization of American States (MOAS) class hosted a regional competition, earning more than a dozen individual and team awards.
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12/4/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2014) - On Saturday, Dec. 6, Baylor University will welcome ESPN College GameDay to Waco for a live broadcast of the popular show that airs on ESPNU and ESPN. The GameDay broadcast will originate from the Umphrey Pedestrian Bridge that links the Baylor campus to McLane Stadium over the Brazos River. Fans are encouraged to gather for the show in the South Plaza of McLane Stadium. See the full story for important information about parking and shuttle service on Saturday.
[Zori and assistant]
12/3/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2014) — Vikings are stereotyped as raiders and traders, but those who settled in Iceland centuries ago spent more time producing and consuming booze and beef — in part to achieve political ambitions in an environment very different from their Scandinavian homeland, says a Baylor University archaeologist.
12/3/2014
The Central Libraries (Moody and Jones) will be open additional hours during the fall final examination period to assist students and faculty with final research projects and examinations.
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12/3/2014
DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Texas No Kid Hungry Campaign has received a $38,000 grant from Hunger Is to help solve childhood hunger. Texas No Kid Hungry, a statewide branch of the campaign led by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, was nominated by the managers of Texas Tom Thumb and Randalls stores, and funds were made possible by their customers who contributed generously during a month-long in-store fundraiser this spring.
[MBA comp 2014]
12/2/2014
WACO, TX (Dec. 2, 2014) – A team of Baylor University MBA students won first place in the 8th annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership.
[Christmas]
12/2/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2014) – Baylor University will celebrate the Christmas season with its annual festivities, including Christmas on 5th Street and the Christmas at Baylor concerts, beginning Thursday, Dec. 4.
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12/2/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2014) – Emerging performers JOHNNYSWIM and The Lone Bellow will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in Waco Hall during Baylor University’s annual Christmas on 5th Street holiday celebration.
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12/2/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced that Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer, effective immediately. He had been serving in an interim capacity since July.
[Happy Thanksgiving]
11/24/2014
WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) -- Happy Thanksgiving, Baylor! In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, Baylor University will not hold classes and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30. Other university facilities will modify their hours.
[Business Ethics]
11/24/2014
WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) – Note to venture capitalists: Entrepreneurs are watching to see if you’re naughty or nice.
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