News from Baylor

9/12/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2014) – After two years of planning that included the active participation of its senior administration and deans, department chairs, faculty and staff, the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences today released a long-range strategic plan titled A&Spire: Acts of Determination in Support of Baylor University Pro Futuris.
[Katherine Bassard]
9/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will welcome Katherine Bassard, Ph.D., chair of the department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Paul W. Powell Chapel.
[Andrea Dixon]
9/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2014) -- Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., the Frank and Floy Smith Holloway Endowed Professor in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, has been awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Marketing Association Sales SIG.
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9/10/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014)—U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney and Baylor Alumnus, Victor Boutros, has been invited to expand on the subject of poverty and everyday violence as a guest of Baylor University’s Honors College. Boutros will speak at 4 p.m. Sept. 12 in Morrison Hall Room 100.
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9/10/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014) – As America commemorates the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital in remembrance of those who perished that day at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower.
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9/9/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2014) – In the latest rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Baylor University moved up to No. 71 among National Universities, achieving the University’s best rating since U.S. News began ranking institutions beyond the top 50 in 2002. Baylor was ranked No. 75 by U.S. News in 2013.
[Kendall Artz]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) – Kendall Artz, Ph.D., chairman of the Baylor department of entrepreneurship and director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program, was recently selected to serve on the executive committee for the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).
[Sustainability at Baylor]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014 )-- Baylor University is making plays on and off the field by going greener.
Baylor University ranks 21 out of the 25 top football schools in the nation in terms of sustainability efforts, according to SaveOnEnergy.com, a division of Save On Energy LLC. The survey was conducted on a basis that examined criteria such as stadium stability efforts, number of active green organizations, water diversion rate, percentage of budget spent on locally grown or organic foods and level of environmental studies degrees offered.
[Marilynne Robinson]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014 )—Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Marilynne Robinson, is scheduled to speak as a guest of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and its free Roy B. Albaugh Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 11.
[religion and alcohol]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) — Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, according to a new study.
[mentally ill]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) — People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, according to a Baylor University study.
[George Cobb]
9/5/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2014) – Baylor University’s Environmental Science Department kicked off the fall semester with its second annual seminar series, which began on Aug. 26 and will end on Dec. 2. From airborne steroids to marine ecosystems, the 15-week series offers a full spectrum of topics presented by a variety of esteemed guest speakers from around the nation.
[Chapel Logo]
9/4/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 4, 2014) – Baylor University will continue its long-standing tradition of noteworthy chapel services this fall, with more than 13 speakers, musicians, academics and missionaries visiting campus to share with students.
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9/4/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 4, 2014) – Baylor University announced today a $500,000 gift from Silsbee, Texas philanthropist Charline Dauphin that will create a space where Baylor’s NFL and pro players will “always have a home” when they come back to Baylor.
[Laura Onwudinanti]
9/3/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2014) – Family, friends, and those in the Baylor School of Music are grieving the loss of Jack Stewart and Laura Onwudinanti, two music students who were tragically killed in a highway accident on July 29. The School of Music will host a memorial concert in their honor at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in Jones Concert Hall.
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8/31/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2014) – Baylor University today officially unveiled a bronze statue of Robert Griffin III, winner of the 2011 Heisman Trophy, during a ceremony prior to the football team’s inaugural game in McLane Stadium against SMU.
[Old Main]
8/29/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) - In observance of Labor Day, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed and no classes will be held on Monday, Sept. 1.
[Wade Rowatt]
8/29/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014)--Wade C. Rowatt, Ph.D, professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded national mentoring award from the American Psychological Association. Rowatt was recognized for his contribution to the psychology of religion by mentoring individuals who have become active in the field.
[Jeff Goh]
8/29/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) – Baylor University has its very own Piano Man. His name is Jie Fang Goh. He goes by “Jeff.”
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8/28/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014) – The amount of data collected in today’s marketplace – about people, their habits, the products they purchase, how, when and where they purchase – is staggering.
[McArdle 2]
8/28/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014)— As football fans flood into Baylor’s new $266 million McLane Stadium for its debut game this weekend — Baylor vs. opponent SMU — the two universities will be on the same team in a much smaller venue across the Brazos River.
[Cellphone addictions]
8/27/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014) — Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, with men college students spending nearly eight hours, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
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8/26/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2014) - The Baylor family is mourning the passing of W. Fred Cameron of Houston, who passed away Aug. 24, 2014. A Baylor University alumnus, Parents of the Year and Founders Medal honoree and former chair of the Board of Regents, Cameron was known for his servant heart and dedication to the students of Baylor.
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8/26/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2014) – Baylor University Bookstore announced today the recent opening of five new spirit shops inside the University’s new $266 million McLane Stadium. The shops carry a wide variety of green-and-gold merchandise to provide Baylor fans with new options and quick access to game day gear.
[Kidd appointment]
8/25/2014
Waco, Texas (Aug. 25, 2014) — Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., one of the nation’s most respected historians of religion, has accepted a post as associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).
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