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WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2013) - Before they clash in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Baylor University and the University of Central Florida will join together and give back to their host communities in Arizona. On Dec. 31, members of the two university spirit squads will join with fans from both schools to pack meals at the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance warehouse in Phoenix, while other members of the two spirit squads and mascots Bruiser and Knightro will visit Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Gift from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston to Establish Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center at Baylor University
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $3 million from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston that will establish the Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center (BANC), an on-campus facility formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Dec. 19. The Beauchamps' gift will support the construction of a new 12,000-14,000-square-foot dining environment focused on the overall health and performance of student-athletes.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2013) - Earlier this month, Tyler Kopas, a senior Professional Sales student from Phoenix, Ariz., traveled to Chicago as Baylor University's Model UN Head Delegate and was recognized as the "Outstanding Delegate" by his committee, the highest award that an individual student can be given at the conference.
Gift from Carlton Family Foundation Creates Dean's Board Room in the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from the Carlton Family Foundation, led by Bill and Pat Carlton of Little Rock, Ark., that will create the Carlton Family Foundation Dean's Board Room in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2013) - Serving as the central on-campus resource for Fiesta Bowl and Big 12 Champion merchandise, the Baylor University Bookstore is opening a temporary Baylor Bowl Store on University Parks Drive, located on the Ferrell Center parking lot near Getterman Stadium. The 2,400-square-foot, glass enclosed pop-up store will open on Friday, Dec. 20.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2013) - In observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, Baylor University will close from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Baylor University administrative offices will have adjusted hours during the break. Classes will begin Monday, Jan. 13 for the spring semester.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2013) - Students who have fulfilled all degree requirements in their area of study will celebrate fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Baylor University's Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2013) - Fourteen Baylor students traveled to Chicago Nov. 23 to 26 to participate in the American Model United Nations Conference, where more than 1,000 college students from across the country participate in a simulation of the United Nations.
Civilians Trained by American Mental Health Professionals Bring Healing to Trauma Victims of Libya's Civil War, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2013) -- Civilians traumatized by Libya's civil war in 2011 -- which left many homeless, poor and grieving -- have virtually no access to mental health professionals, but many have found healing through small groups led by Libyan volunteers who were trained by American professionals, according to a Baylor University study.
Gift from Ed and Denise Crenshaw Establishes Student Commons in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Ed and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Fla., that will create the Ed and Denise Crenshaw Student Commons within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. The $100 million, 275,000-square-foot Foster Campus will provide a new home for the University's nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2013) -Some Baylor University students suddenly became Argentinians and Peruvians for a few days in November, thanks to the Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of the American States (ESMOAS) conference.
Members of Congregations' Smaller Racial Groups Feel Less of a Sense of Belonging and Are Less Involved, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2013) -- People who are part of a congregation's largest racial group are more likely to feel they belong and be more involved-- regardless of whether their group is barely half or nearly all of the members, a Baylor University study shows.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) -- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be in Rome to deliver a keynote address of "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," an international scholars' conference, on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) - Baylor University will operate its regular schedule today, as classes will be held and all offices are open. Use caution while driving to campus. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. for Central Texas, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2013) - Working with gifted and talented students is nothing new for Susan Johnsen, Ph.D., director of gifted programs in the School of Education at Baylor University. In addition to her day job, she is editor of "Gifted Child Today," coauthor of more than 200 articles, monographs, technical reports and dozens of books related to gifted education, and author of three tests used in identifying gifted students.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Steve and Penny Carlile of Marshall, Texas, that will create the Steve and Penny Carlile Plaza on the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project whose construction was formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
Truett Seminary Receives Lilly Endowment Grant to Improve the Economic Well-Being of Future Ministers
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2013) -- Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary has received a $249,132 grant as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2013) - Christmas is drawing near, and Baylor University won't let you forget it. Several events will be held on campus throughout December to bring out the Christmas spirit.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2013) - Baylor University will present its annual Christmas activities, including Christmas on Fifth Street, Christmas at Baylor and the annual carillon recital, beginning Monday, Dec. 2.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2013) -- After four weeks of head-to-head competition in alumni giving, Baylor University young alumni demonstrated their pride in the University by joining together in support of the inaugural Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge. At the final count, 1,315 Baylor young alumni made gifts to the University totaling more than $164,500.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 25, 2013) -In observance of Thanksgiving, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed and no classes will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 25, 2013) - Baylor University will operate its regular schedule today, as classes will be held and all offices are open.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2013) -Baylor vocalists recently competed in the Texas and Oklahoma regional competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Semi-finalists from Baylor were placed in all 10 collegiate divisions, with 11 of those students going on to become finalists. Four students earned first place, each in a different division.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2013) - Students and faculty from the department of family & consumer sciences at Baylor University received multiple awards and scholarships for their work from the national and state Make it with Wool competition earlier this month.
Gift from Meyer Family Foundation Establishes Conference Center in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $2.5 million from the Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation, based in Waco, Texas, that will establish the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
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