Campus News

[Mayborn speed exhibit]
5/25/2017
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2017) – Do you think you have what it takes to be a Formula One driver? The Mayborn Museum Complex’s newest exhibit, “SPEED: Science in Motion,” allows visitors of all ages to test their reflexes and experience the exhilarating world of professional race car driving.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[Philip Obado]
4/28/2017
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts and events, including a performance by the Baylor Concert Band, Baylor Theater’s Spring CaBEARet and a lecture on geology and the cattle drive.
[DEA logo]
4/27/2017
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2017) – The Baylor Police Department will be open Saturday, April 29, to collect old and expired drugs as part of a county-wide take-back day.
[MAT 2017]
4/26/2017
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2017) – Baylor University’s Model Arab League participated in the competition – and won awards – at the recent Southwest Regional Model Arab League Conference hosted by Texas A&M Commerce.
4/26/2017
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2017) – Seniors in Baylor University’s department of computer science will debut video games they developed in the computer science program’s gaming capstone course during an open house from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 28, in Room 201 of the Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St.
[Robert Darden]
4/26/2017
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2017) – Robert Darden, professor in the department of journalism, public relations and new media, was named the Outstanding Teaching Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences for 2016.
[Taylor Demons]
4/25/2017
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Taylor Demons has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan. Demons earned her B.A. in international studies magna cum laude from Baylor in December 2016.
[UN Team 2017]
4/25/2017
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – The Baylor Model United Nations (MUN) team received Outstanding Position Paper Awards in five of the seven committees in which they participated—the same number of position paper awards that the team received in the last three years combined—at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where thousands of students from more than 100 nations participated in a simulation of the U.N.
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4/25/2017
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) – Baylor University’s Graduate School will host an open house for the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.
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