Campus News

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9/19/2014
Waco, Texas – For the third consecutive year, Baylor student-athletes, coaches and staff have volunteered to prepare more than 100,000 meals to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world. Through a partnership with Twin Cities-based Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), nearly 500 volunteers will prepare 100,000 life-saving meals at an FMSC MobilePackTM event in the Ferrell Center on Monday, Sept. 22nd, from 2-8 p.m.
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9/17/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
[After Dark]
9/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) – Top student talent ranging from C.S. Lewis-inspired contemporary dance to the power of spoken word will be featured over two nights during After Dark, Baylor University’s annual variety show, at 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 in Waco Hall.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
[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.
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.
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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.
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.
[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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7/14/2014
WACO, Texas (July 14, 2014) – Multi-platinum singer/guitarist and “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Thursday, Aug. 28, which will begin a weekend of inaugural events as the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears open up the University’s new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium.
[Tommye Lou Davis]
7/10/2014
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced two appointments to the executive staff of the University. Tommye Lou Davis has been appointed Chief of Staff to the President. Ms. Davis also will retain her responsibilities as Vice President for Constituent Engagement. Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Interim Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer. Both currently serve on the President’s Executive Council.
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7/9/2014
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.
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6/16/2014
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.
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6/9/2014
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2014) – Caroline Power of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law took home the top prize at Baylor Law School's 2014 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition on June 8. The invitation-only competition creates a challenging atmosphere for competitors and already is being called one of the toughest mock trial tournaments in the nation.
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5/29/2014
WACO, Texas (May 29, 2014) – Ushering in a new era of global engagement that seeks to serve Christ and the world, Baylor University today announced a generous gift from Charles M. and Debra J. Stroupe of Paradise Valley, Arizona, that will initiate a significant partnership between Baylor and Northrise University of Ndola, Zambia.
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5/16/2014
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2014) – At its spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to establish the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) by uniting four existing health-related academic units and creating a forward-looking organizational structure to advance the University’s commitment to health-related education and research.
[Commencement]
5/14/2014
WACO, Texas (May 14, 2014) - The closing of each semester at Baylor University also marks the completion of a degree for many Baylor students. Graduating students will walk across the stage and shake the hand of President and Chancellor Ken Starr during Spring Commencement ceremonies May 16 and 17 in Baylor’s Ferrell Center.
[amy butler]
5/1/2014
WACO, Texas (April 30, 2014) — The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, a Baylor University alumna, has been recommended by the pulpit committee of The Riverside Church in New York City , New York, to become senior pastor. If elected, she will become the first woman to lead the influential church in its 83-year history.
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