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WACO, Texas (June 12, 2013) -- Young adults who deem themselves "spiritual but not religious" are more likely to commit property crimes -- and to a lesser extent, violent ones -- than those who identify themselves as either "religious and spiritual" or "religious but not spiritual," according to Baylor University researchers.
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2013) - Former flute soloist for the New York Philharmonic Jeanne Baxtresser will lecture Wednesday, June 12, and Friday, June 14, in the Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2013) - If a picture's worth a thousand words, then Paul Fontaine's works can tell his life story. Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will be displaying its borrowed collection of the works of Fontaine in celebration of what would be his 100th birthday.
L-3 Platform Integration Signs Lease to Become First Resident Partner at Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC)
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2013) - Officials at L-3 Platform Integration in Waco and Baylor University announced today the signing of a lease agreement to occupy 3,200 square feet of industrial space at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) discovery park. L-3 Platform Integration will staff its new lease space in the BRIC with engineers who are already working directly with Baylor faculty researchers.
UC-Berkeley School of Law Student Wins Baylor Law School's 2013 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2013) - Collin Tierney, a student at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, took home the top prize at Baylor Law School's 2013 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition on June 9. Along with being named Top Gun, Tierney received a prize of $10,000.
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2013) - Recent Baylor University graduate Stephanie Allen of Lake Jackson, Texas, and current graduate student Austin Cook-Lindsay of San Angelo, Texas, have been named 2013-2014 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholars, a new program that provides $30,000 scholarships to support students' graduate-level academic studies in areas that relate to Rotary's areas of focus around the world.
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2013) - The Texas Hunger Initiative will host a free viewing of the documentary A Place at the Table, from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 10 at the Mayborn Museum Complex on the Baylor University campus. Afterward there will be a discussion featuring Matt Hess, Executive Director of World Hunger Relief, Inc., Gaynor Yancy, Ph. D., professor in the School of Social Work and Cheryl Pooler, social worker for the Waco ISD Homeless Outreach Services.
WACO, Texas (June 6, 2013) - Summer is finally here. There's time for playing video games, watching TV, snacking on potato chips or for learning something new. How will your child spend the next three months?
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2013) -- American entrepreneurs pray more frequently, are more likely to see God as personal and are more likely to attend services in congregations that encourage business and profit-making, according to a study by Baylor University scholars of business and sociology.
Paul L. Foster Makes Historic $35 Million Gift to Baylor University for New Business School Building, Baylor Stadium
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2013) - Baylor University announced today that the University has received a $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, which represents the largest gift from a living alumnus in Baylor's history. Foster's gift will support the University's $100 million campaign to construct a new 275,000-square foot facility - to be named the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation - which will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. His gift also will support Baylor Stadium - the University's football stadium currently under construction on campus - at the Founders level.
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2013) -- Baylor University sophomore Reno Morris, a business student from Lewisville, Texas, has placed third in a competition for running a business, sponsored by Capsim Business Simulations, in which roughly 200 students from Baylor and more than 1,750 students from around the world competed this spring semester.
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2013) - Although it may seem that Baylor's campus is in hibernation during the summer months, it is still filled with students participating in summer camps. Starting the first week of June, students of all ages will be attending camps to develop their skills in sports, scholastics and music.
Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affect Black and Hispanic Students More Than Asian and White Students
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2013) - When their schools are near fast-food restaurants, black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to be overweight and receive less benefit from exercise than Asian or white students, according to a study published in the current issue of Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. The study underscores the importance of understanding how adolescents respond to fast-food availability near school.
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2013) - Baylor University will not hold classes and will close administrative offices on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day, while other campus facilities will have altered hours.
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2013) --As spooky music plays, the heart beats faster and the muscles tense. The moment a loud noise sounds, the eyes squeeze shut as the lips pull back toward the ears. The body suddenly jumps, and shoulders and arms slightly rise, as if ready to defend themselves against an imaginary threat.
Taking Bullying By the Horns: Baylor University Lyricist Joins Students and Musicians in a Call for Respect
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2013) -- By blending choruses, empathy and common sense, Baylor University lyricist-poet Terry York and more than 200 elementary school students and adults in choirs have begun an unusual anti-bullying effort.
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2013) - The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Waco as one of 21 cities nationwide to participate in a leadership academy that will help the city reduce childhood hunger by leveraging federal funding.
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2014) - Former Baylor University Regent and current Baylor Health Center orthopedic physician Dr. Red Covington of Waco passed away May 14 in Waco after a brief illness. He was 75.
Baylor Regents Approve On-Campus Track and Field Stadium, Move Forward in Design Development for New School of Business Building
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2013) - At their spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved construction of phase one of a new on-campus track and field stadium and voted to move forward in developing the design for the proposed new School of Business building.
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2013) - The Southwestern Business Deans' Association has named Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business the 2013 Bobby G. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award winner for its Accelerated Ventures Program.
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2013) - "Do not face the future with timidity nor with fear. Face it boldly, courageously, joyously." These words of former Baylor University President Samuel Palmer Brooks will be in the minds of Baylor students as they mark the completion of their studies during spring commencement exercises on May 17-18. Baylor President Ken Starr will preside over the three ceremonies, which will be held at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2013) -- Sunless tanning -- whether with lotions, bronzers or tanning pills -- has been promoted as an effective substitute to dodge the health risks of ultraviolet rays, but if the products don't provide the perfect tan, young women likely will not use them, according to a Baylor University researcher.
Baylor University Researcher Finds Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2013) -- A recent Baylor University research study has shed new light on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some the earliest human ancestors in Africa.
WACO, Texas (May 7, 2013) - With a backdrop of Baylor Stadium rising above the banks of the Brazos River, Baylor University today celebrated significant progress in both fundraising - at $100 million in private support - and construction on the University's $250 million on-campus football stadium which is slated to open in fall 2014.
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Two Baylor University graduates and two current Baylor seniors have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship - the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The latest Fulbright recipients bring the number of Baylor students and/or graduates who have received the prestigious honor since 2001 to 36.
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