WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. The professional development conference, which focuses on practical help for teachers, features several internationally known literacy experts.
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2016) — Every month, people of all ages meet at Union Coffee House in Dallas to cut, sew and decorate child-sized superhero capes. These capes aren’t Halloween costumes, though. Capes 4 Kids -- a Dallas-based nonprofit started by two Baylor University nursing students -- organizes these “cape factories” to create and deliver capes to hospital-bound children across the Dallas/Fort Worth area in hopes of encouraging them to become “superheroes” fighting their diseases.
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2016) — Prashant (Sunny) Appikatla, Brianna Williams and Jonathan Tingle, recent Baylor University graduates, were awarded Rotary Global Grants this spring. They plan to use the grants to earn master’s degrees at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine next year.
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
WACO, Texas (June 16, 2016) — Courtenay Klauber, a May 2016 Baylor University graduate from Issaquah, Washington, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to serve as an English teaching assistant in Turkey for the 2016-17 year.
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2016) — Tanya Sudia, Ph.D., R.N., professor, associate dean for research and scholarship and interim graduate program director at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the Sixth Annual Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care in March in Hong Kong.
WACO, Texas (June 2, 2016) — Chase Gottlich, a junior pre-medicine University Scholar from Ormond Beach, Florida, has been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania for the 2016-17 academic year.
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) – Johnny L. Henderson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored as the 2016 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year during the University’s Academic Convocation on April 15.
Regents Receive Briefing from Pepper Hamilton; Approve Operating Budget, Capital Projects; Confirm New Regents
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2016) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents attended to a variety of matters related to the business of the University. The Board received a comprehensive briefing from Pepper Hamilton LLP, whose services were retained by the Board in September 2015 to conduct an independent and external investigation of the University’s response to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. Over the coming weeks, the Board will carefully consider the information provided in the briefing and determine how to decisively act upon Pepper Hamilton’s findings and recommendations. The members of the Board will be guided by their faith as they make significant decisions for the welfare of Baylor students, the direction of the institution and the good of Baylor Nation.
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2016) – Isabel Kazan, a freshman University Scholar major, was recently selected to receive the Israel Experience scholarship to study abroad this summer with the 2016 Israel Experience Student Program.
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2016) – For the past two years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has focused its energies on the role of philanthropy in a civil society while taking on the very real task of giving away thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations. On May 3, the spring 2016 “Philanthropy and the Public Good” class of 19 students presented $52,500 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations during a ceremony in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2016) - Dean Terry S. Maness of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Maness was elected to a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.
HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.
Baylor Historian Gives Thumbs-Up after Call with Treasury Officials about Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) — Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University’s history department, said she was “excited and appreciative” about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Following a unanimous recommendation from the university search committee, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., senior strategist for leadership education at Duke Divinity School and the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, as executive vice president and provost, effective May 16, 2016. His wife, the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, associate dean for ministerial formation at Duke Divinity School, also will join Baylor as senior fellow in the Institute for Faith and Learning.
Baylor University Joins National Campaign on Awareness, Prevention Efforts During National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2016) – Baylor University has joined universities and communities around the country in April in a national effort to increase public awareness and prevention education about interpersonal violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2016) – The President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) has announced its timeline for facilitating an active campus-wide conversation regarding the University’s Christian commitment to diversity and communicating progress as it works over the coming months.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2016) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2017 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2016) - Judge Ken Starr released a personal statement today regarding President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland, chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. The seat on the nation’s highest Court was occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 12.
UPDATE 2:21 p.m. March 15, 2016: Power has been restored to all buildings affected by the outage.
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2016) -Baylor University and Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) today announced the settlement of all claims in their pending lawsuit. The University and the BAA have come together, motivated by a unity of purpose and a deep and abiding love for Baylor University, to advance a bold, forward-looking agreement that aligns support for Baylor students and engagement with all alumni.
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11, 2016), Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative has released the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card. Capturing participation data in school breakfast for nearly all of Texas, the report is a powerful example of how data can be used to fight hunger.
Civil Rights Hero and Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, To Visit Baylor’s Campus
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2016) – The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will host the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Waco Hall.
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