News from Baylor

[observatory class]
5/24/2017
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2017) – Students in Baylor University’s “Topics in Astronomy” class took a break from the classroom last semester to visit McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas. The hands-on experience with observing the night sky gave them a better understanding of what the daily, or nightly, life of an astronomer is really like.
[E Coupon]
5/23/2017
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) – Everyone likes a discount, right? And a discount tailored to your specific purchase patterns sounds even better. But is this approach effective?
[zombies]
5/23/2017
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) — Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of the walking dead also have reason to take notice, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.
[Katerina Levinson]
5/22/2017
WACO, Texas (May 22, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Katerina Levinson has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Spain. Levinson was a University Scholar in Baylor’s Honors College and earned her B.A. magna cum laude earlier this month.
[Luke Pederson]
5/19/2017
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – Luke Pederson, a rising junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor University, has received a place with a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University in England. The Fulbright Summer Institute is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.
[Diversity and Inclusion]
5/19/2017
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
[Baylor Bound Amarillo College]
5/16/2017
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2017) – Baylor University and Amarillo College 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.
[Dr. Garland Scholarship Fund]
5/15/2017
WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has established the David E. Garland Scholarship Fund in appreciation of Garland’s “unselfish and extraordinary” service to Baylor on two occasions as interim president and as interim provost. The $5 million fund will be dedicated to scholarships for students at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, where Garland will return to teach in spring 2018.
[Work Interruptions]
5/15/2017
WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) - A new Baylor University Hankamer School of Business study looks at the consequences and benefits of interruptions during work and family time.
[BOR David Garland]
5/12/2017
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced structural completion of the 105 recommendations related to the institution’s response to sexual violence and implementation of best-practice governance policies and procedures, and took action to approve new Board members, a $621.7 million operating budget for 2017-2018 and a new joint B.A./M.A. degree in communication studies.
[Civic Life Summit]
5/12/2017
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – Baylor University’s Public Deliberation Initiative (PDI) will host a Civic Life Summit June 1-2 to help campuses, churches and concerned citizens engage their communities in important conversations that build mutual respect and understanding across race, religion, politics and other areas of public life.
[Geosciences]
5/11/2017
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift in excess of $1 million to the department of geosciences that will dramatically enhance students’ educational experiences by increasing the department’s capacity to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to conduct research under the mentoring guidance of faculty members. Made by parents of a current Baylor student who wish to remain anonymous, the gift also will significantly enhance the department’s ability to attract outstanding students and to prepare them for successful careers.
[Nursing Swing]
5/11/2017
The Baylor Student Nurses Association of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing asked senior engineering design students from Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science in Waco to build a special therapeutic swing for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The swing was presented on Wednesday, May 10.
[Baylor Law School]
5/10/2017
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2017) – The results of the February 2017 Texas Bar exam have been released and Baylor Law is again No. 1 with an 88.89 percent pass rate. Of the 27 Baylor Law students who took the February 2017 exam, 24 passed – the highest percentage among the nine Texas law schools. SMU Dedman School of Law ranked No. 2 with a pass rate of 78.57 percent and the state's first time taker passage rate was 68.75 percent.
[commencement 2017]
5/10/2017
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2017) – The 2017 graduating class of Baylor University will walk the Ferrell Center stage Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, completing this phase of life and entering the next.
[Kevin Harmon diploma]
5/8/2017
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2017) – In the fall of 2012, Kevin Harmon parked his truck, grabbed his backpack from the passenger seat, threw it over his shoulder and walked onto the Baylor University campus as a sophomore.
[Army Baylor Team International Business Competition]
5/5/2017
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2017) – The Army-Baylor graduate program in health and business administration sent teams to multiple competitions where they won several awards, overall and individually.
[Alden Smith]
5/5/2017
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2017) – Alden Smith, Ph.D., professor and chair of classics in the College of Arts & Sciences and associate dean of the Honors College, was named 2017 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year during the Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 21.
[Sara Alexander]
5/5/2017
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2017) – Sara Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Jungjun Park, Ph.D., graduate program director and associate professor of communication sciences and disorders in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, have been selected as the 2017 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.
[Philanthropy Lab Spring 2017]
5/4/2017
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2017) – For the past three years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has taken on a very tangible task: stewarding and giving away thousands of dollars in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. This spring, students in the Philanthropy and Public Good class presented $62,500 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations, which will allow them to address numerous practical needs.
[Michael McLendon]
5/3/2017
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2017) – Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., dean of Baylor University’s School of Education, has been named The Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy and interim director of the Hale Center for Educational Leadership. McLendon will continue his duties as dean, said L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost.
[ExxonMobil Foundation Gift]
5/1/2017
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2017) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $369,500 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2016 Educational Matching Gift Program. The 2016 gift increases the ExxonMobil Foundation’s giving to a cumulative amount of more than $8.7 million at Baylor.
4/30/2017
WACO, Texas (April 30, 2017) - Baylor University issued a statement today from Dr. Kevin P. Jackson, vice president for student life, regarding a racially insensitive event that occurred Saturday night off campus.
[LEED Hankamer 3]
4/28/2017
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The dynamic new facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015, has been awarded LEED Gold certification after satisfying rigorous standards that address the building’s environmental impact.
[genocide new cheng photo]
4/28/2017
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2017) — As a little boy, Albert Cheng thrived in the lush jungle of Cambodia, playing and hunting rabbits and birds with slingshots and a bow and arrow. The lessons he learned there served him well years later, when he survived imprisonment and interrogation by the Khmer Route and escaped into the jungle he knew so well. Baylor's Institute for Oral History has created a project of videos and transcripts of Cheng and 13 others who survived genocide in several countries.
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