News from Baylor

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]
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Baylor University’s Apparel Design and Product Development program was recognized recently by 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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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.
[Donald D. Schmeltekopf]
WACO, Texas (June 23, 2014) – Donald D. Schmeltekopf, Ph.D., Baylor University Provost Emeritus, has been awarded the Charles D. Johnson Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to Christian higher education through Baptist-related institutions.
[God on the Job]
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2014) — A congregation’s beliefs about work attitudes and practices affect a churchgoer on the job — but how much depends in part on how involved that person is in the congregation, not merely on attendance, according to a study by Baylor University sociologists funded by the National Science Foundation.
[Baylor Bound 1]
TYLER, Texas (June 18, 2014) – Baylor University and Tyler Junior College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound program that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. This is the second of 10 partnerships to be developed between Baylor and strong community colleges across Texas over the next five years as a goal of Pro Futuris.
[Joe McKinney]
WACO, Texas (June 17, 2014) – Picking one professor out of the fold to be recognized with “Of The Year” status takes long hours of poring over dozens of nominations and remarkable achievements. Joe McKinney, Ph.D., professor of economics in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, recently received a major university honor and was selected to receive the 11th Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award.
WACO, Texas (June 17, 2014) — Secretary of State John Kerry’s “no hurry” approach to United States-Iranian cooperation to combat advancing Islamic militants in Iraq is a “sensible, diplomatic one” – and the wrong one, says a Baylor University expert on religious wars.
[Smoking gun and coins]
WACO, Texas (June 16, 2014) — Millions of ancient looted coins from archaeological excavations enter the black market yearly, and a Baylor University researcher who has seen plundered sites likens the thefts to stealing “smoking guns” from crime scenes. But those who collect and study coins have been far too reluctant to condemn the unregulated trade, he says.
WACO, Texas (June 16, 2014) -- From athletics to academics, it has been a record-breaking year for Baylor University, and more students than ever want to share in that success. So much so that Baylor is preparing to welcome its largest class in the University's 169-year history.
WACO, Texas (June 16, 2014) – The summer camp season is upon us in the heart of Baylor’s campus. Sports and skills camps began last Sunday for kids of all ages.
[Dino image]
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2014) – Saturday in the newest exhibit at the Mayborn Museum Complex, John Hutchinson, Ph.D., chief paleontology advisor for the exhibit, will give two lectures on the attraction’s theme: Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous.
[butler folo]
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2014) — The Rev. Dr. Amy K. Butler, BA ’91, MA ’96, has been elected senior pastor of The Riverside Church, one of the country’s most prominent liberal Protestant pulpits, thus becoming the first woman to head the church in its 84-year history.
[Dr. Kent Eshelman]
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2014) – Kent Eshelman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of instrumental studies, was awarded the Roger Bobo Award for Excellence in Recording for his album, Flavors.
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2014) — John J. Whelan, J.D., vice president for human resources at Baylor University, has accepted a position at the University of Indiana as associate vice president for human resources, effective June 30.
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