News from Baylor
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Art critic Jason Kaufman and twin artists Doug and Mike Starn will be discussing their careers and the influence of art on their lives at the 2017 Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation. The event will take place at 7 p.m., Sept. 18 in Roxy Grove Hall.
In response to this weekend’s protests during many of the NFL games, Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., director of Baylor University’s Sports Sponsorship & Sales program, said he is closely watching the “generations” of fans, particularly the season ticket holders and millennials.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) – Baylor Law School student and U.S. Army veteran Stephen Carl would rather talk about his passion for kids than his experiences on the battlefields of Afghanistan, but he can’t deny the common thread between the two: selfless sacrifice.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) — Baylor students and the Waco community will have the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medalist Isabel Wilkerson during this year’s Beall-Russell Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in Cashion Room 510.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) – This week, Baylor welcomes several guest speakers and will host a variety of concerts. Lectures, career panels, artist conversations and colloquiums offer expert insight on a variety of topics.
Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not that of Hispanics and African-Americans
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) — Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) – The Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) at Baylor University will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor, for a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) – Baylor University has been awarded an annual grant of $232,265 for five years to implement the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2017) – This week at Baylor will be filled with multiple opportunities to hear phenomenal speakers and see profound films.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2017) — Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2017) – Baylor University is ranked No. 75 among National Universities in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) – Baylor University’s ongoing commitment to sustainability has been honored for the fourth time by SIERRA Magazine, which has named the University to its 2017 “Cool Schools” list.
Education Goes to War: Baylor Educators to Speak on Their Time in Northern Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) – War does not only entail combat; some forms of service take place behind the lines of battle.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2017) – Baylor University’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise kicks off its annual Free Enterprise Forum this week with one of the nation’s leading experts on entrepreneurship education – Steve Mariotti, founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and author of “An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto.”
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) – Baylor University topped enrollment milestones for the diversity of its student body, enrolled a highly selective, high-achieving freshman class and advanced its retention and graduation rates to record levels, according to 12th class day statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT).
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) - This year marks the 100th anniversary of the famous Silent Sentinels protest for women’s suffrage in front of the White House. To celebrate the anniversary, Baylor's Women's and Gender Studies program will host its annual Boundary Breaking Women’s panel from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) – This week, Baylor hosts several film, theatre and cinema events as well as concerts and the annual variety show, “After Dark.” Baylor will also host an assortment of forums, panels and seminars including the Boundary Breaking Women’s Panel and CASPER seminar series.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) — “Trumpism” — a new form of nationalism that merges pro-Christian rhetoric with anti-Islam, anti-feminist, anti-globalist and anti-government attitudes — and a fear of “others” emerged as prominent patterns among Americans in the latest findings of the Baylor Religion Survey.
Architectural Lighting Names Baylor University’s Business School Campus Recipient of Daylighting Award
Architectural Lighting magazine has awarded Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation with the 2017 AL Design Award for Best Use of Daylighting.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) – With Texans reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Baylor Law students are stepping up to help. The flooding and devastation of the hurricane have forced thousands of Texans to evacuate their homes and communities. Baylor Law students, working alongside Lone Star Legal Aid, have organized a fundraiser and donation drive to help their families, friends and neighbors on the Gulf Coast.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2017) – Baylor University Theatre will host a performance of The Fertile River on Sept. 16-17 in the Mabee Theatre of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2017) – A high-flying summer internship with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) sounds like a dream come true, and it was for Lilly Johnson, a senior aviation administration major at Baylor University. Johnson spent her summer piloting some of her dream planes while assisting EAA with government relations, advocacy and safety at its headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
WACO, Texas (Sep. 5, 2017) - This past summer, nearly 300 Baylor students visited nine countries as part of Baylor Summer Missions. Each year Baylor sends its students to the corners of the earth to serve others, share the gospel and make a difference in the world. The students on these trips bring home their experiences and are able to extend it further through long-lasting projects and partnerships.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 1, 2017) – Early this summer Baylor University students were asked, “What does Baylor mean to you?” Their answers became the inspiration behind a new 30-second television commercial to be broadcast during the upcoming football season.
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