News from Baylor

[hepola]
1/23/2017
WACO, Texas, (Jan. 23, 2017) — Journalist Sarah Hepola — author of The New York Times best-seller “Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget” — will speak at Baylor University on Thursday, Feb. 2.
[Baylor University Seal]
1/21/2017
In November 2016, the Governance Committee of the Baylor University Board of Regents approached six individuals with significant for-profit and not-for-profit board governance experience to form a Task Force to complete a detailed, independent review of the Board's governance policies and practices.
[Immortal Ten Bridge invite]
1/20/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 20, 2017) – In honor of the 90th anniversary of the tragic accident that claimed the lives of 10 Baylor students in 1927, the City of Round Rock will host a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the City Hall Council Chambers, 221 E. Main St. in Round Rock.
[Tex trombone quartet]
1/20/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 20, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a forum with the Texas Select Trombone Quartet, performances of Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera” and a step show by collegiate step teams from across Texas.
[Ryan S. King Scenic River 1]
1/18/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2017) — For more than three decades a legal dispute raged between Oklahoma and Arkansas over acceptable phosphorus levels in the scenic waterways along the Illinois River. The issue eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1992. Now, a three-year study conducted by Baylor biology professor Ryan S. King recently helped settle the long-standing dispute.
[memory]
1/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.
[empower women]
1/13/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2017) – Two Baylor University professors traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to join former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios in the launch of Empowerment 2020, her movement to empower women leading up to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
[MLK graphic]
1/13/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2017) – This week, Baylor University faculty, staff and students will participate in several university, community and volunteer events commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16. Each year on the third Monday of January, Americans answer Dr. King’s call to serve others by coming together on MLK Day of Service to volunteer in their neighborhoods and communities. Also this week, Baylor will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a lecture and performance by pianist Helge Antoni and the opening of a new exhibition at the Martin Museum of Art.
[mosaics]
1/12/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) — New discoveries of mosaics uncovered in an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region will be the topic of an upcoming slide-illustrated lecture by Jodi Magness, Ph.D., director of the excavations.
[Kelley Coblentz Bautch]
1/9/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host notable events, including a lecture on the origin of evil.
[Paul W. Powell memorial graphic]
12/29/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.
[Roberts]
12/22/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2016) – With 2016 nearly in the rearview mirror, Americans are making resolutions for the New Year. A Baylor University consumer behavior expert suggests that Americans resolve to get in good financial shape in the coming year.
12/20/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2016) – Baylor University has been named one of the 100 best values among private universities, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which has released its latest list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2017.
[byron johnson]
12/19/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2016) — Ohio students showed marked improvement in their understanding of the consequences of early sexual activity, the influence of peer pressure and other issues related to high-risk activities following statewide community-based programming during the 2014-15 academic school year, according to an analysis by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).
[Frank Wolf]
12/15/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 15, 2016) – With people of all faiths currently living through a crisis of religious freedom unparalleled in world history, the United States Congress has taken action and passed H.R.1150-Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. Wolf, a former Virginia Congressman and holder of The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University, is among those who played a key role for many years in championing international religious freedom.
[Watch A Baylor Christmas]
12/13/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2016) – “A Baylor Christmas,” an hour-long program produced by KWTX Television from the performances of the Baylor University Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs of the Baylor School of Music, will air on Gray Television stations throughout Texas and 12 other states during the Christmas holidays. The musical special also is available via streaming video on Baylor's YouTube channel.
[Commencement winter 2016]
12/13/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2016) – As 2016 draws to a close, students of Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary will honor endings and celebrate new beginnings at commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17.
12/13/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2016) — Baylor University will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, 2017, although some facilities will have varied hours during the break. The University will return to regular business hours on Jan. 3, 2017. Below is a list of campus holiday closures.
[NY resolutions]
12/12/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2016) — As 2017 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions.
[Employees and religion]
12/12/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2016) — Catholics are more emotionally committed to their workplaces than are Evangelicals — and people with strong attachments to God, regardless of their faith group, are more committed to their jobs when they work for smaller companies, according to a Baylor University study.
[adopt 2016]
12/9/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – A record-breaking 41 children were adopted into their forever homes during Baylor Law School’s annual Adoption Day.
[Give Graphic]
12/9/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – As Americans financially support the 1.5 million charitable organizations registered in the United States, Baylor University philanthropy expert Andy Hogue says givers should consider five key areas as they look “within and without” to assess who they are, what they have been given and the needs and opportunities around them.
[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.
[YEA]
12/7/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2016) – Do you know a high school student who is a budding – or maybe already successful – entrepreneur?
[Jason D. Cook]
12/5/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced the appointment of Jason D. Cook as vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer. Cook comes to Baylor from Texas A&M University and will begin a transition to Baylor in mid-December.
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