News from Baylor

[Bear Habitat1]
7/23/2014
WACO, Texas (July 23, 2014) – As many as 20 school groups visit Baylor’s Bear Habitat in one week. And each group receives a guided tour conducted by student members of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce—the official keepers of the live bear mascots. Chamber members have been sharing their bear knowledge with visitors for decades, but when Chamber wanted to develop a more formal program for school groups, they turned to the School of Education for help.
7/22/2014
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Veterans Health Research Program in Baylor University’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, is scheduled to present Thursday, July 24 during the Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship at Baylor Scott & White’s Temple campus.
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7/22/2014
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Baylor University will welcome 25 high school Solar Car Challenge teams – and their vehicles – to campus on Wednesday.
[Chronicle - Great colleges to Work For 2014]
7/21/2014
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2014) - For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of only 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 10 of the 11 categories recognizing specific best practices and policies.
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7/18/2014
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2014) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents celebrated a major gift that will provide for significant renovation to the campus’s historic Fifth Street – home to many cherished University traditions, such as Homecoming, Diadeloso and Christmas on Fifth. The gift, which has an approximate value of $8 million, was made by Baylor alumnus and physician Dr. Thomas J. Rosenbalm in honor of his father and mother.
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7/16/2014
WACO, Texas (July 16, 2014) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Joe Cox, Ph.D., longtime professor of management in the Hankamer School of Business. Dr. Cox, who was 67, passed away suddenly Sunday, July 13, 2014, while on a family vacation in Las Vegas, Nevada.
[Loyd Hawthorne]
7/14/2014
WACO, Texas (July 14, 2014) — Baylor University’s annual Alleluia Conference, which offers training for musicians who serve the church and provides free nightly concerts for the public, will take place from July 22-25.
[Phillip Phillips]
7/14/2014
WACO, Texas (July 14, 2014) – Multi-platinum singer/guitarist and “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Thursday, Aug. 28, which will begin a weekend of inaugural events as the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears open up the University’s new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium.
[brandon martinez]
7/11/2014
WACO, Texas (July 11, 2014) – Brandon Martinez, Baylor University doctoral candidate in sociology, recently received the SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award, presented by SAGE Publications.
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7/10/2014
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) – The Baylor Bookstore will host a book signing event featuring Baylor head football coach Art Briles and legendary sports writer and Baylor alumnus Dave Campbell at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the bookstore, 1201 S. Fifth 5th St. on the Baylor campus.
[men's hot flashes]
7/10/2014
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) — Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study.
[Tommye Lou Davis]
7/10/2014
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced two appointments to the executive staff of the University. Tommye Lou Davis has been appointed Chief of Staff to the President. Ms. Davis also will retain her responsibilities as Vice President for Constituent Engagement. Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Interim Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer. Both currently serve on the President’s Executive Council.
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7/9/2014
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Baylor University is one of only 44 public and private colleges to be named a “Best Buy” in the 2015 edition of the best-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges, which bases its evaluations on universities with four- or five-star academic rankings, affordable cost and high quality of student life on campus.
[Fashion program]
7/9/2014
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Baylor University’s Apparel Design and Product Development program was recognized recently by Fashion-Schools.org as among the top fashion design programs in the nation. The website ranked the program 35th out of 75 schools surveyed in the U.S., and sixth among Southwest schools.
7/8/2014
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2014) – The Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund has provided a $100,000 contribution to Baylor University’s Athletic Department. The Fund, which continues to rank as one of the nation's largest managed by students, has provided more than $1.5 million in support of scholarships for Baylor's intercollegiate athletics program since 2004.
7/2/2014
WACO, Texas (July 2, 2014) – In observance of Independence Day weekend, operating hours on campus have changed or been abbreviated for July 3 through 6.
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7/1/2014
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2014) – The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of Ted Getterman of Waco, who passed away July 1, 2014, at the age of 89. A faithful steward, beloved Baylor ambassador and former Waco mayor, Getterman forever changed Baylor’s landscape through his committed service and generous support.
[Just Dande]
6/30/2014
WACO, Texas (June 30, 2014) –Rhonda King, administrative manager of the department of biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, put her knowledge of plant life and her belief that everyone was created for a purpose into a children’s book.
6/27/2014
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2014) – Baylor University has selected Alfredo Colman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Baylor University School of Music, as its 2014 Centennial Professor. The Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee awards the honor to a professor every spring semester.
6/26/2014
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2014) — Baylor Law School was honored today by the State Bar of Texas with an award for exceptional service to the poor during the awards presentation at the organization’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center.
[Bar Code]
6/24/2014
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2014) – Forty years ago this week, a bar code was used for the first time in a retail transaction. The purchase? A pack of gum.
[Joel]
6/24/2014
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2014) — Joel C. Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the founder of an international ministry, on June 17 marked the 50th anniversary of his service during a celebration at The Church Without Walls (Brookhollow Baptist Church) in Houston.
[Bob Dixon]
6/24/2014
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2014) – Baylor University recently joined with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Texas Baptist Historical Collection to present the Texas Baptists Legacy Award to two legendary Texas Baptists and rededicate the Texas Baptist Historical Museum on the site of the oldest continuously active Baptist church in the state – Independence, Texas.
[Richard Duhrkopf]
6/24/2014
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2014) — Mosquito bites can trigger more than just irritated, itchy skin. They can signal the beginning of potentially harmful diseases such as West Nile Virus. This week for National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., biology professor in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, provides several tips on how to avoid being bitten and reduce the number of mosquitoes buzzing around.
[Keith Schubert in cave in Tabasco, Mexico]
6/23/2014
WACO, Texas (June 23, 2014) – When looking at the series of photos on Keith Schubert’s computer screen, most people will likely see what they believe is some sort of black goo arranged like an intricate maze on a rock wall. But Schubert, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, sees life.
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