News from Baylor

[Brad Paisley's College Tour]
8/26/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2015) – As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will bring his show to Baylor University’s Fountain Mall on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of the university’s annual Traditions Rally.
[Heidi Bostic]
8/25/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) – Heidi Bostic, Ph.D., professor of French and chair of Baylor University’s department of modern languages and cultures in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the 2015 Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA) Higher Education Administrator of the Year.
[equality and homicide]
8/25/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) — The greater a country’s gender equality when it comes to employment, the higher the overall homicide rate, an international Baylor study has found. The "why" is uncertain, but prior research suggests it may be due to threatening male status.
8/21/2015
Statement from Baylor University concerning the conviction of former student-athlete Sam Ukwuachu:

Acts of sexual violence contradict every value Baylor University upholds as a caring Christian community.
[Bill Bailey]
8/20/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of distinguished alumnus, Waco businessman and former Regent A. W. “Bill” Bailey Jr., who died Aug. 19 in Waco. He was 86.
[yawner]
8/20/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2015) — People with psychopathic characteristics are less likely to be affected by “contagious yawning” than those who are empathetic, according to a Baylor University psychology study.
[Brad Paisley's College Tour]
8/19/2015
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Aug. 19, 2015) As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will be taking his show to Baylor University on Friday, Sept. 11, to provide free entertainment for the campus community. Venue and show details will be announced soon.
[Multiracial congregations]
8/17/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2015) — Troubling questions about multiracial congregations’ potential to address racial inequality are raised by a new national study done by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago.
[Move In Recycling]
8/13/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2015) – Baylor University’s ongoing commitment to sustainability has garnered attention again, this time from the Sierra Club, which has named the university to its 2015 “Cool Schools” list.
[Bailey Green]
8/13/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2015) – Baylor University alumna Bailey Green is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
[Rebecca McHenney]
8/13/2015
WWACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2015) – Baylor University graduate Rebecca McHenney is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
[Commencement]
8/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – The closing of summer at Baylor University also marks the completion of degrees for many Baylor students. Graduating students will walk across the stage and shake the hand of President and Chancellor Ken Starr during Summer Commencement ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 15, in Baylor’s Ferrell Center.
[MMOA logo]
8/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – The Martin Museum of Art will concurrently feature two new exhibitions Aug. 11 through Sept. 20. The exhibitions, Line & Space and Shifting Currents, will be featured in Gallery I and in Gallery II, respectively.
[Syd Lewis]
8/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – Baylor University alumna Syd Linnell is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Linnell is a University Scholar with a concentration in neuroscience. At Baylor, she was a supplemental instructor for neuroscience, worked in a neuromorphic lab and was a member of Baylor’s Student Foundation. She received the Fulbright award in neuroscience and will spend the 2015-2016 academic year at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, where she will earn her master’s degree in neuropsychology.
[Truett Seminary]
8/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will have a Service of Dedication at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, and a Convocation and Installation Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. Both events will be held in the Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary.
[Zombie]
8/11/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2015) – For some, it’s difficult to understand how a herd of rotting corpses with insatiable appetites for human flesh can have such mass appeal. But millions of people around the globe are eating it up … so to speak.
[Dunes]
8/5/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 5, 2015) — Counties with more beautiful weather and scenery have lower rates of membership and affiliation with religious organizations, according to Baylor researchers.
[Matt Gerber]
8/5/2015
The presidential debates have arrived. Matthew G. Gerber, Ph.D., associate professor of communications and director of Baylor’s nationally recognized debate program, says viewers who are serious about learning about the candidates should be equipped to cut through the campaign clutter and zero in on their respective messages – or lack thereof.
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8/4/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) - In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.
[Allison Chew Syltie]
8/3/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Allison Chew Syltie has been named the new director of Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art, effective Aug. 3. Syltie will succeed Karin Gilliam, who has served as the director of the Martin Museum of Art for the past 10 years. Gilliam will serve as the museum’s Director Emeritus and will work on special outreach projects in a part-time capacity.
[Tim Campbell]
8/3/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Baylor University junior Tim Campbell of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, was honored recently as one of 10 students nationwide selected to attend the prestigious Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute.
[Joel Gregory]
7/31/2015
Dr. Joel Gregory delivers keynote address at Baptist World Congress in South Africa

WACO, Texas (July 31, 2015) — God is leading each person through a goal of opportunity for service, said Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, in a keynote address July 26 to conclude the 21st Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa.
[iEngage 1]
7/29/2015
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2015) – More than 120 fifth- through ninth-graders are learning about civics and providing a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Running from Aug. 3-7, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
[Top gun]
7/29/2015
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2015) – The Baylor Professional Selling program (ProSales) in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business was named to the Sales Education Foundation list of top university sales programs for the sixth year in a row.
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