News from Baylor
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day, and others will operate under alternate hours for the holiday weekend.
WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — This Fourth of July marks the 240th anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This year, in addition to firing up the grill and donning red, white and blue, why not pick up a book?
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2016) – The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University has been honored with a national award for demonstrating excellent “beyond the meal” initiatives as the student-led organization serves the Waco community.
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2016) — Far from quieting down for the summer, Baylor University’s campus is teeming with elementary, middle and high school students attending Baylor’s many summer programs.
WACO, Texas (June 23, 2016) — Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those who aren’t parents. Not only that, the U.S. has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a report by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University.
Zika Mosquitoes Differ From West Nile Mosquitoes, ‘Bite At All Times Of The Day,’ National Expert Says
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2016) – The nation is on high alert for the Zika virus – and rightfully so, said Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and nationally recognized expert on mosquitoes.
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2016) – A new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers.
WACO, Texas (June 16, 2016) — Courtenay Klauber, a May 2016 Baylor University graduate from Issaquah, Washington, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to serve as an English teaching assistant in Turkey for the 2016-17 year.
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2016) — Tanya Sudia, Ph.D., R.N., professor, associate dean for research and scholarship and interim graduate program director at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the Sixth Annual Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care in March in Hong Kong.
Baylor University Names Task Forces to Act Upon 105 Recommendations and Implement Improvements to Address Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) – Baylor University has actively launched groups to lead the implementation of recommendations made by Pepper Hamilton, LLP following its independent investigation into the University’s handling of sexual assault. Two complementary executive-level task forces have been named to efficiently implement change that leads to improved processes, communication, training and response and that cultivates a culture of respect and character that reflects Baylor’s mission.
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) — Robyn L. Driskell, Ph.D., Divisional Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named Executive Director and President’s Chief of Staff by Baylor University Interim President David Garland, Ph.D. In this role, Driskell will be responsible for strategic communications from the President’s Office, collaboration on leadership initiatives, coordination of Board relations and representing the President in a variety of official capacities.
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) — The transition from high school to college can be as difficult for parents as it is for the students leaving the house.
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2016) — Baylor University will host the Center for Public Justice’s annual Kuyper Lecture from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 10, in the Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center.
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2016) — Glenn O. Hilburn, Ph.D., retired chair of the religion department in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences and recipient of a national honor society award for his leadership, passed away Tuesday, June 7, at age 86.
Lack of Transportation Hampers Hungry Children from Receiving Free Summer Meals, a Study by Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative Finds
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2016) — Lack of transportation is a hurdle for many families in Texas whose children could benefit from free summer meals, a federally funded program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture, according to a study by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2016) – “By increasing our understanding of boundary layer dynamics on the ocean floor, specifically over the Texas shelf break, we will be able to better predict the transport of materials like heavy oil pollutants,” said Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Members of Baylor University’s Board of Regents and a representative from Pepper Hamilton, LLP held a media phone briefing May 26, 2016 related to its announcement of actions and findings resulting from Pepper Hamilton's external investigation into Baylor University’s handling of sexual assault. Richard Willis, chair of the Board of Regents; Ron Murff, chair-elect of the Board of Regents; David Harper, member of the Board of Regents; and Gina Smith, partner with Pepper Hamilton, LLP, participated in the teleconference.
WACO, Texas (June 2, 2016) — Chase Gottlich, a junior pre-medicine University Scholar from Ormond Beach, Florida, has been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania for the 2016-17 academic year.
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2016) — June is national Great Outdoors Month, and that may have religious implications as people spend more time outside — in particular if they live in counties with beautiful weather and scenery. Such areas have lower rates of membership with religious organizations.
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2016) -- Baylor University officials announced Monday that 2006 Associated Press National Coach of the Year Jim Grobe has been named acting head football coach, effective immediately. Grobe brings to Waco 19 seasons of Football Bowl Subdivision head coaching experience and a well-earned reputation for disciplined play, having enjoyed a record-setting 13-year tenure at Wake Forest (2001-13) and a successful six-year run at Ohio University (1995-2000).
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2016) – Baylor University has been informed that Vice President and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw has resigned his position.
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) — Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day, and others will operate under alternate hours.
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) – Johnny L. Henderson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored as the 2016 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year during the University’s Academic Convocation on April 15.
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