News from Baylor

[Great Colleges to Work For 2017 logo]
7/18/2017
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2017) – For the seventh consecutive year, Baylor University has been named a “Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.
[James Abbington]
7/18/2017
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2017) – Church musicians from across the nation travel to Waco each year to worship together and improve their musical and leadership skills at Baylor University’s annual Alleluia Conference. In addition to the usual class sessions, luncheons and discussions, participants in this year’s conference will experience “Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of Black Gospel Music.”
[Literacy 2]
7/17/2017
WACO, Texas (July 17, 2017) – Baylor University’s School of Education is hosting 250 teachers for a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 17-19.
[BRS 2017]
7/12/2017
WACO, Texas (July 12, 2017) — The fifth wave of the Baylor Religion Survey — “American Values, Mental Health, and Using Technology in the Age of Trump” — will be presented by Baylor sociologists at the Religion Newswriters Association annual conference Sept. 7-9 in Nashville, Tenn.
[Terrill Saxon]
7/10/2017
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2017) – Baylor University Interim Provost Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., has appointed Terrill F. Saxon, Ph.D., professor of educational psychology and associate dean for research and graduate education, as interim dean of the School of Education, effective immediately.
[TDL Award Pattie Orr]
7/10/2017
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2017) – During its annual conference in Austin, the Texas Digital Library (TDL) honored Pattie Orr, who recently retired as Baylor University’s vice president for information technology and dean of University Libraries, for her leadership in academic libraries and unfailing support of the organization’s mission.
[Jeff Levin]
7/7/2017
WACO, Texas (July 7, 2017) – Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and professor of medical humanities at Baylor University, wants the nation’s next surgeon general to spread awareness of the harmful impact of poverty on the nation’s health.
[Fuselier]
7/6/2017
WACO, Texas (June 30, 2017) -- Baylor Law Professor Bridget Fuselier, J.D., was honored by the Texas Military & Veterans Law Section of the State Bar of Texas with the Colonel Bryan S. Spencer Award during the 2017 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.
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7/6/2017
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2017) — Women have long griped about pencil-thin mannequins in clothing displays, saying they bear little resemblance to real women’s bodies and make shopping frustrating and depressing. But the criticism is beginning to make inroads, and some members of the apparel industry are introducing changes to stop idealizing thin bodies and make mannequins more inclusive.
[band camp]
7/5/2017
WACO, Texas (July 5, 2017) – Each summer, talented musicians from middle schools and high schools around the country travel to Baylor University to try out life as a music major for one week.
[flags]
6/29/2017
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – In observance of Independence Day, Baylor University’s campus will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.
[3rd Street Closure Map]
6/28/2017
WACO, Texas (June 28, 2017) — Beginning Monday, July 10, Third Street from Baylor Avenue to Speight Avenue on the Baylor University campus will be closed to through traffic as a result of a recent safety study.
[Thomas Kidd]
6/27/2017
What the Founding Fathers believed about God and religion has long been a subject of debate and fascination, and Franklin’s beliefs in particular may have the widest variety of interpretations among his peers.
[Michael McLendon]
6/27/2017
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has named Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as the institution’s interim provost, effective July 1. McLendon has served as dean of Baylor’s School of Education since July 2015, while also holding a faculty appointment as the Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Policy.
[Mima Fondong]
6/26/2017
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – Baylor University graduate Mima Fondong, B.S.Ed. (Health Science Studies/Pre-med) ’17, has been awarded a Global Grant Scholarship from the trustees of The Rotary Foundation. She will attend the University of Westminster in London, England, to pursue a master’s degree in global public health and nutrition.
[Orientation DP Hour President Livingstone]
6/26/2017
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – Summer at Baylor University belongs to the Class of 2021. As incoming Baylor freshmen experience everything from attending academic open houses to splashing through fountains at 3 a.m., they gain the knowledge they will need to thrive in college and the friendships they will treasure forever at Baylor Line Camp and New Student Orientation.
[Cates Family]
6/23/2017
WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Five years ago, Xin Zheng Yuan was born with a hole in his heart.
[Pat Neff]
6/22/2017
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.
[who am i]
6/22/2017
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – In the words of the show’s narrator, Baylor Theatre’s latest production tells a story of “love, pure and complicated.”
[Erica Bruce]
6/21/2017
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2017) – A delegation of “Rising Star” researchers at Baylor University participated in the first Baylor Research on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., to share more information about the University and its research initiatives with key policy- and decision-makers.
[Emanuel Nine Ribbon]
6/21/2017
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope, treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor University's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.
[EDD Program 1]
6/19/2017
WACO, Texas (June 19, 2017) — Baylor University School of Education launched a new Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in K-12 Educational Leadership in June, marking the School’s return to the field of superintendent preparation.
[Older and prayer]
6/19/2017
WACO, Texas (June 19, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.
[Hernandez]
6/16/2017
Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernández is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She responded to President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program.
[Baylor Club]
6/15/2017
WACO, Texas (June 15, 2017) – Baylor Club at McLane Stadium has been named ClubCorp’s “Club of the Year” for 2016 -- the first time this designation has been presented in ClubCorp history -- and also received the 2016 Gold Circle of Excellence award, the most prestigious performance recognition award given by ClubCorp.
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