News from Baylor

[Diana Garland]
8/20/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2014) – It’s less about money and more about mentoring. With students and teachers back in the classroom, it’s the time of year when many churches and congregations engage with local schools.
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8/18/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before.
[Great Recession]
8/18/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — The “Great Recession” may have put a dent in many older adults’ pocketbooks, but a new study by Baylor University found that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in “financial strain” between 2006 and 2010.
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8/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) - The closing of summer at Baylor University also marks the completion of degrees for many Baylor students. Graduating students will walk across the stage and shake the hand of President and Chancellor Ken Starr during Summer Commencement ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 16, in Baylor’s Ferrell Center.
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8/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) – It started with Lego towers.
Then, as Sarah Stair’s love of building things grew, she advanced to constructing weight-bearing bridges out of paper and participating in the egg-drop contest – a rite of passage for students involved in science Olympiads and other such competitions.
[big government]
8/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) — People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
8/13/2014
WACO, Texas (August 13, 2014) - Thirty-five Baylor University Law School students were awarded their Juris Doctor degrees during the School’s summer commencement ceremonies.
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8/13/2014
WACO, Texas (August 13, 2014) – For years, employers and experts have been trying to reverse the exodus of women from information technology positions. They’re failing.
[iEngage 1]
8/13/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2014) – More than 90 fifth-through ninth-graders are participating in iEngage, a civics engagement summer camp Aug. 11-15 at Baylor University, where they are learning how to make a difference in their neighborhoods, schools and communities and build leadership skills.
[Prayer and anxiety]
8/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2014) — Whether the problem is health, enemies, poverty or difficulty with aging, “Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there,” suggested the late gospel musician Charles A. Tindley. But when it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn’t have the same effect for everybody, according to a Baylor University researcher.
[Baylor-Blinn 1]
8/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2014) – Baylor University and Blinn College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
[San Jac]
8/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2014) – Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art is hosting the Henry McArdle: Texas Painter, Patriot, and Baylor Professor and Roy Hanscom: Containers exhibitions from Aug. 12 through Sept. 21.
[Woman]
8/6/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 6, 2014) — Married women who live in communities in which a higher proportion of the population belongs to conservative religious traditions — such as evangelical or Mormon — are more likely to choose not to work outside the home, even if the women are not members of those faith groups, according to a Baylor University study.
8/4/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 4, 2014) -- Funeral services have been set for a Baylor University School of Music graduate who died along with another Baylor student in a one-car accident that injured two other students July 29 in Central Texas. They were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
[DC students]
8/1/2014
WACO, Texas (August 1, 2014) – Throughout the summer months, Baylor University students, staff and faculty members dispersed around the globe through discipline-specific mission trips to serve, work and reach those whom many don’t get the privilege to meet.
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7/31/2014
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2013) – Baylor University is grieved at the loss of alumnus and former McAllen mayor Jack Allen Whetsel of Austin, formerly of McAllen, who passed away July 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 104 S. 12th Street, in McAllen.
7/31/2014
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2014) -- Baylor University and the School of Music are mourning the tragic deaths of one student and a May graduate who were involved in a one-car accident on Tuesday, July 29, on Hwy 7 near Kosse in Falls County in Central Texas. The accident also injured another Baylor student and an incoming freshman, who are both at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple with serious injuries.
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7/30/2014
On Sunday, Aug. 31, Baylor University will celebrate its inaugural game, opening the spectacular new on-campus McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. Coach Art Briles and the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears take on the SMU Mustangs in a game that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. after an exciting series of pre-game events and ceremonies.
7/29/2014
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the tragic deaths of one student and one recent graduate who were involved in a one-car accident today (Tuesday, July 29) on Hwy 7 near Kosse in Falls County in Central Texas. The accident also injured another Baylor student and an incoming Baylor freshman, who have been taken to Baylor Scott & White in Temple with serious injuries.
[Dinosaurs]
7/28/2014
WACO, Texas (July 28, 2014) — Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say.
[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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