WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – In the words of the show’s narrator, Baylor Theatre’s latest production tells a story of “love, pure and complicated.”
Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emanuel Nine’ Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope, treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor University's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.
WACO, Texas (June 19, 2017) — Baylor University School of Education launched a new Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in K-12 Educational Leadership in June, marking the School’s return to the field of superintendent preparation.
WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – A troubled teenager, a nun struggling with her faith, a charming maintenance worker and a homeless man named Frog make up the cast of characters in Baylor University Theatre’s latest production, “Grand Concourse”.
Baylor Law School named Senator Murray Watson, Jr., of Waco, Texas, the 2017 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. "Senator Watson is most deserving of this honor," Dean Brad Toben said. "Murray is an exemplar of a public servant. His impact on the state of Texas, McLennan County, and Baylor is profound, and he is distinctively a humble, self-deprecating leader."
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2017) -- Jon Singletary, Ph.D., dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, participated in the first installment of the new Buckner Missions Lecture Series. Singletary’s focus was on the importance of relationships in efforts to involve congregations in mission and ministry efforts to address poverty.
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2017) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones today announced his intention to step down from his post effective June 30 and return to a faculty position at Duke University.
Baylor University Counseling Center Receives National Accreditation for Its Doctoral Internship Program
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2017) – Baylor University Counseling Center (BUCC) has achieved a milestone for its doctoral internship program. The American Psychological Association has announced the accreditation of BUCC’s doctoral internship program, a multi-step process that begins with accreditation and continues through long-term assessment of internship outcomes.
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2017) – Baylor University’s Office of Human Resources, in partnership with a committee of faculty and staff, has launched the Baylor Wellbeing Initiative, a new employee-centered program aimed at educating and empowering Baylor faculty, staff and their families to prioritize, evaluate and improve personal wellbeing across five dimensions: physical, financial, spiritual, emotional/social and professional.
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents has approved W. Brett Beene, B.B.A. ’87, of Mexia, and Dusty Sanderson, B.A. ’79, of Amarillo, as Honoris Causa Athletics Regents. Both Beene and Sanderson were nominated for election by their respective organizations, the Baylor Bear Foundation and Baylor “B” Association.
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift from the Baptist General Convention of Texas that will support the University’s recently created Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center.
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2017) – Alumni and friends of Baylor University have stepped forward during the past year to help create a new era of excellence for the Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). The combined gifts of these generous supporters are now approaching the University’s initial fundraising goal of $15 million to fund the renovation of the four-story, former Baptist General Convention of Texas Building in Dallas, which will propel the School into a dynamic period of growth and increased service to the local community and the nursing profession.
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2017) - Many areas of Baylor’s campus will be closed or have altered hours on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Below is a list of affected buildings and their Memorial Day hours. University administrative offices will be closed.
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.
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 University and Amarillo College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement
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.
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.
Baylor Regents Announce Structural Completion of the 105 Recommendations, Updates Governance Leadership and Structure
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.
Doing Democracy Differently: Civic Life Summit Looks to Help Community, Church Leaders Develop Framework for Important Conversations
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.
$1 Million Gift Will Benefit Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Baylor’s Department of Geosciences
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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