News from Baylor

[racial and congregations]
6/29/2015
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) — Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.
[Judge Starr Doc Anderson presentation]
6/29/2015
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) – State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-District 56, congratulated Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today on his fifth anniversary as the University’s leader with a special presentation.
[learning celebrations]
6/26/2015
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2015) — A Baylor sociologist who reshaped “test day” in his class — transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music — found that students in “learning celebrations” scored higher than students who took standard-style exams in previous semesters.
[Kevin J. Gutzwiller]
6/26/2015
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2015) –Kevin J. Gutzwiller, Ph.D., professor of biology, and Jay Pulliam, Ph.D., The W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geophysics, both in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, have been selected as the 2015 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.
[Charles H. Walter]
6/25/2015
WACO, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that Charles H. Walter, a longtime museum executive and current chief operating officer of the San Antonio Children’s Museum, has been named director of the Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex. He will begin his duties on Aug. 3.
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6/24/2015
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2015) – A Baylor University history lists some notable but lesser-known women in American history who might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill – the first paper currency in more than a century to feature a portrait of a woman.
[Duhrkopf]
6/18/2015
WACO, Texas (June 18, 2015) — In Texas, May turned out to be the wettest month on record as Central Texas slogged through 25 consecutive days of rain, while state rainfall totals reached an astonishing 35 trillion gallons. Those heavy rainfalls have not only affected communities across Texas but have significantly impacted mosquito populations.
[Theatre logo]
6/17/2015
WACO, Texas (June 17, 2015) – Baylor Theatre will present two productions this summer: “Tigers Be Still,” which will run June 18-21, and “Crimes of the Heart,” which will run June 25-28. Both will be staged in Theatre 11 at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
[Mark T. Morman]
6/16/2015
WACO, Texas (June 16, 2015) — It’s time for Dad to step up to the plate and take charge of his day rather than sitting back and waiting for the gifts to roll in, says Mark T. Morman, Ph.D., a Baylor University expert in family communication.
[law school]
6/15/2015
WACO, Texas (June 15, 2015) – Baylor Law School hosted its annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition on June 7, and the winner walked away with a $10,000 prize and the title of the nation’s “Top Gun.”
6/12/2015
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2015) – Baylor Police have released the name of the worker who died yesterday in a tragic accident at the construction site of the business school building on the Baylor campus.
[movie night]
6/10/2015
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2015) – Baylor University’s Campus Kitchens Project will host a movie night at the Baylor Community Garden at the corner of Ninth Street and James Avenue on Friday, June 12.
[Robert Darden]
6/8/2015
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2015) – Robert F. Darden, professor in Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, and former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine, is leading a national movement to preserve the fast-disappearing legacy of African American sacred music on vinyl.
[Chris Hansen]
6/3/2015
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Chris Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and chair of the film and digital media department in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the challenges for original storytelling and the future of the film industry.
[Thunderbirds]
6/3/2015
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Baylor University graduate Maj. Christopher Scheibler, flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, will fly at the Heart of Texas Airshow on June 6 and 7 at the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Campus Airport.
[David A. Smith]
6/3/2015
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, said Audie Murphy -- movie star and decorated hero of World War II -- displayed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) long before it was understood.
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6/1/2015
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2015) – Five years ago today, Judge Ken Starr officially began his service as president of Baylor University – with an early morning run on the Bear Trail – as the distinguished academician, lawyer, public servant and sixth-generation Texan became only the 14th president of Texas’ oldest continuously operating institution of higher education.
[MMoA poster]
5/28/2015
WACO, Texas (May 28, 2015) – The Baylor University Martin Museum of Art will showcase works of art from its permanent collection, including some recent acquisitions, from June 2- July 17.
[Johanna Bridges]
5/27/2015
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) junior Johanna Bridges was elected to serve on the 2015-2016 Board of Directors for the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). Bridges who currently serves as president for the Baylor Student Nurses Association at LHSON is the first Baylor student to serve in a national role for NSNA.
[Joe Kuehl]
5/27/2015
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, has received a $359,000 research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program to study physics-based hypersonic boundary-layer stability and transition prediction.
[Virtuoso]
5/21/2015
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor a cappella group VirtuOSO was pitch perfect as they placed fourth at this year’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).
[American flags]
5/21/2015
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor University will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, while some campus buildings will have changed hours. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices will be closed.
[Shopping Abstract]
5/21/2015
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Here’s the skinny: Not all women will buy products because the models in the advertisements are thin, according to a new study of a diverse group of 239 women by a Baylor University marketing professor.
[Foster Campus rendering NW corner]
5/15/2015
WACO, Texas (May 15, 2015) – At its spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to establish a new Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business and approved $1.1 million for the design and construction of the Simpson Strength and Performance Center in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center.
[Alamo Signing 1]
5/11/2015
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2015) – Baylor University and Alamo Colleges today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
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