News from Baylor

[Healthy Soul Food Event]
3/30/2017
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) – During National Public Health Week April 3-9, the Office of Community Engagement & Service at Baylor University, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and Waco Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are teaming up to sponsor the Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration and Health Fair April 8 in Waco.
3/30/2017
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) — A theological education program for those looking to enrich their faith or to minister to others, but who do not have the time or money to pursue a master’s degree, is being provided through an online certification program from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
[Trump 1]
3/29/2017
WACO, Texas (March 29, 2017) – Baylor Trumpets “Green” ensemble recently won First Prize in the Large Ensemble Division at the National Trumpet Competition. This is the seventh win for Baylor Trumpets -- four of them firsts -- since 2009.
[Jade Connor]
3/28/2017
Jade A. Connor, a senior biology major from Lewisville at Baylor University, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright study grant, becoming the University’s 48th student Fulbright recipient since 2001. In the fall, she will begin studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands for a master’s degree in Governance and Leadership in European Public Health.
[Lori Spies]
3/27/2017
DALLAS, Texas (March 27, 2017) – Lori A. Spies, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor in the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), was notified by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board that she was selected for a 2017-18 Fulbright Global Scholar Award.
[Neville Callam]
3/24/2017
WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Neville Callam, Ph.D., general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), will present this year’s Willson-Addis Lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.
[Jack Lummus Lamppost Plaque]
3/24/2017
WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Baylor University can count among its thousands of alumni many who could be regarded as heroes. On National Medal of Honor Day on March 25, America commemorates the 3,498 individuals, including two Baylor alumni, who were bestowed the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force.
[Neville Callam]
3/24/2017
WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events including Browning Day at the Armstrong Browning Library, Movies with MA featuring “The Shack” and BURST URSA Scholars Week.
[2017 mock trial team]
3/23/2017
WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) – The Baylor undergraduate mock trial team is headed to nationals after placing second in the Opening Round Championship Series for the American Mock Trial Association, held in Memphis, Tennessee from March 17-19.
[The Gathering]
3/23/2017
WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) — Former NFL player/recovered drug addict/megachurch pastor Miles McPherson, along with a 1,000-voice choir and Christians eager to share their testimonies, will gather at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday, April 9, for The Gathering Waco, an effort to promote unity between church and community.
[Lap 1]
3/22/2017
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – Instead of reading a textbook and taking notes on a lecture, Baylor University undergraduates in an independent research class led by Marty Harvill, Ph.D., are learning the basics of laparoscopic surgery with hands-on activities, developing enough dexterity that some students were able to fold tiny origami hats in a box.
[iStock outdoors]
3/22/2017
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – As the nation inches into springtime and people begin to plan their summer vacations, a Baylor University recreation expert encourages trip planners to make time for outdoor adventures.
[Joel Allison]
3/22/2017
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – Baylor University will host a Population Health Symposium Friday, March 24. Experts from varied backgrounds will speak during events beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room in Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.
[Bracket Genius Team]
3/21/2017
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2017) – As Baylor basketball fans cheered both the Bears and Lady Bears into the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Basketball Championships, another Baylor team will represent the University on the classroom side of the tournament.
[techno]
3/21/2017
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) — “Technophobes” — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don’t understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a Baylor University researcher says.
[Whit Stillman]
3/21/2017
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2017) – Whit Stillman, a writer-director best known for his 1990 movie “Metropolitan,” will present the 2017 Roy B. Albaugh Lecture on March 23 and 24 at Baylor University.
[Texas Hunger Initiative banner]
3/20/2017
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2017) – The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) at Baylor University has received a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to continue its work to end hunger in Texas.
[Robert Callahan]
3/17/2017
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2017) – Three experts will speak about human trafficking in a panel hosted by the Academy for Leadership Development at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
[Theresa Flores]
3/17/2017
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a lecture in honor of Women’s History Month, an expert panel on human trafficking, the opening of the 2017 Baylor Art Student Exhibition and a lecture by filmmaker Whit Stillman.
[Wade Rowatt]
3/16/2017
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2016) – The International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) awarded the Godin Prize for the Scientific Study of Religion to Wade Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences.
[Jean Bethke Elshtain]
3/15/2017
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2017) – A symposium honoring Jean Bethke Elshtain, an American political philosopher, will be at 10 a.m. March 17.
[THI Baylor football Jamie Jacobs]
3/14/2017
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – Three Baylor University football players – who had just completed a 6 a.m. workout – teamed up with the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and students at La Vega Elementary School in Waco on Tuesday to raise awareness about the importance of breakfast and the work of THI in helping reduce food insecurity in Texas.
[Army Baylor Graduate Dec 2016]
3/14/2017
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2018 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.
[SOE MISD NAPDS Award]
3/14/2017
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – The partnership between Baylor University’s School of Education and Midway Independent School District to prepare future teachers has earned the “Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement Award” from the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS).
[chisholm logo]
3/14/2017
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. From 1867 to 1884, millions of herds of cattle traveled the route in the largest man-made migration of animals in history. Museums and historical centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas are having events honoring the anniversary of the last trail of its kind and the end of the old cowboy lifestyle.
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