Campus News

[Dr. Karla Leeper]
WACO, Texas (April, 23, 2014) -- Karla Leeper, Ph.D., vice president of board and executive affairs and chief compliance officer at Baylor University, will be resigning her position at Baylor to become the chief of staff to the President at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga.
[Dr. Daniel B. McGee]
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of Daniel B. McGee, Ph.D., professor and Emeritus Melton Endowed Chair of Religion at Baylor University, who died Saturday, April 19, in Waco at the age of 80.
[Jeremy Everett]
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, to the National Commission on Hunger.
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) - Two Baylor University alumni –- the late Judge Jack English Hightower, BA '49, LLB '51, and Ella Wall Prichard, a 1963 Baylor graduate and former member of the Baylor Board of Regents –- were honored April 9 at the Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference in San Antonio. Judge Hightower was selected posthumously for Outstanding Services to Libraries Award, while Prichard received the Benefactor Award.
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2014) – Baylor University students and faculty in the Medical Humanities program will gather April 11-12 for the 15th annual Medical Humanities Retreat, long the “spiritual center” of a program that focuses on the sacred nature of a vocation in medicine.
[Model Arab League Team]
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2014) -- Baylor University's Model Arab League (MAL) team won 10 delegate awards – the most for the team in a decade – after participating in the Southwest Model Arab League regional held April 3-5 at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
[Jackie Birdwell]
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of longtime Baylor Dining Services staff member Jackie Birdwell. Birdwell, who worked in the SUB for nearly 50 years, died March 31 at the age of 65.
[Ryan S. King]
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) -- Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $600,000 grant to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams and help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas that reached all the way to the Supreme Court in 1992.
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2014)-- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced today the appointment of members of the University’s Provost Search Committee. The Committee is charged with leading the global search to identify the University’s next Provost.
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2014) – Two years ago this month, Baylor University received a visionary gift from distinguished Baylor alumnus and philanthropist Drayton McLane Jr., BBA ’58, and his family to initiate fundraising to support an ambitious dream: a $260 million on-campus football stadium alongside the scenic Brazos River. That single transformational gift – at the time the largest capital gift in University history – initiated unprecedented momentum and launched a fundraising effort that has resulted in record-shattering financial support of Baylor benefiting all areas of the University, from academics to athletics.
[Mark Hurd]
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2014) – Mark Hurd, BBA ’79, President and Board Member of Oracle Corp., will deliver the keynote address on “Big Data in a Shrinking World” on Wednesday, March 19, during the eighth annual Global Business Forum sponsored by Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and the McBride Center for International Business. Hurd’s presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium of the Hankamer School of Business, 1401 S. Fifth St., on the Baylor campus.
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2014) - Baylor University today announced a variety of gifts made by alumni and friends to create the Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium, an on-campus, $18.1-million facility whose final design and construction were approved in October by Baylor’s Board of Regents.
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7, 2014), the Texas Hunger Initiative, based out of the Baylor University School of Social Work, has released the second edition of its Texas School Breakfast Report Card. The report demonstrates what participation in school breakfast programs looks like across the state, as school officials try to create a healthy, hunger-free learning environment for students.
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2014) – Because of icy conditions on local roads, bridges and overpasses, Baylor University will delay opening until 10 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2014.
[Mark Newton]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2014) - Baylor University today announced the appointment of Mark A. Newton, BA '85, senior pastor at First Baptist Church of San Marcos, as director for church engagement in the University's Division of Constituent Engagement. He will begin his new duties at Baylor on March 19.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2014) - Roger E. Kirk, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Master Teacher in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and recipient of the 2012 Cornelia Marschall Smith Award, will present his lecture, "What I Have Learned About Teaching Statistics," in honor of the award on Friday, Feb. 28.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2014) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of Fred S. Hulme Jr., senior lecturer in information systems in the Hankamer School of Business, who died Feb. 23. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, 1300 Columbus Ave. in Waco, with Dr. Byron Weathersbee officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Oakcrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Blvd.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2014) - The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) at Baylor University will host its spring seminar series on Feb. 28, March 4 and April 4.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2014) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of faithful friend and alumnus Joe E. Baxter of Waco, who died Feb. 22 at his residence.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2014) - The Baylor department of art and the Martin Museum of Art will present three short faculty lectures at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall 149.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2014) - Baylor University's department of multicultural affairs and the Big 12 Council on Black Student Leadership will host the One for All Soiree Gala from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the banquet room on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Building.
WACO, Texas and DALLAS (Feb. 20, 2014) - Baylor University today announced that it will make its renowned MBA program available online beginning this May. Applications for the program are currently being accepted.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014) - A Baylor tradition since 1953, All University Sing is one of the most anticipated events on campus for students, faculty and alumni each year. This year's event - held Feb. 20-22, 27-28 and March 1 - features seven-minute, Broadway-style acts from 19 student organizations, all competing for the highly coveted first, second or third place awards.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014) - The W.R. Poage Legislative Library at Baylor University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement with an exhibit featuring photographs, interactive video and other artifacts on display from February through June 2014. "Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement" is free and open to the public.
[Wool winner 1]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) -"Hopefully she'll win. She has a really good chance of winning."
Those were the words of Jaynie Fader, senior lecturer in the apparel design and merchandising program in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, about Helena Stefanowicz in October. Stefanowicz, then a senior at Baylor, had just entered the National Make it with Wool competition.
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