Regents Receive Briefing from Pepper Hamilton; Approve Operating Budget, Capital Projects; Confirm New Regents
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2016) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents attended to a variety of matters related to the business of the University. The Board received a comprehensive briefing from Pepper Hamilton LLP, whose services were retained by the Board in September 2015 to conduct an independent and external investigation of the University’s response to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. Over the coming weeks, the Board will carefully consider the information provided in the briefing and determine how to decisively act upon Pepper Hamilton’s findings and recommendations. The members of the Board will be guided by their faith as they make significant decisions for the welfare of Baylor students, the direction of the institution and the good of Baylor Nation.
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2016) – Isabel Kazan, a freshman University Scholar major, was recently selected to receive the Israel Experience scholarship to study abroad this summer with the 2016 Israel Experience Student Program.
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2016) – For the past two years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has focused its energies on the role of philanthropy in a civil society while taking on the very real task of giving away thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations. On May 3, the spring 2016 “Philanthropy and the Public Good” class of 19 students presented $52,500 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations during a ceremony in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2016) - Dean Terry S. Maness of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Maness was elected to a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.
HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.
Baylor Historian Gives Thumbs-Up after Call with Treasury Officials about Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) — Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University’s history department, said she was “excited and appreciative” about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Following a unanimous recommendation from the university search committee, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., senior strategist for leadership education at Duke Divinity School and the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, as executive vice president and provost, effective May 16, 2016. His wife, the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, associate dean for ministerial formation at Duke Divinity School, also will join Baylor as senior fellow in the Institute for Faith and Learning.
Baylor University Joins National Campaign on Awareness, Prevention Efforts During National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2016) – Baylor University has joined universities and communities around the country in April in a national effort to increase public awareness and prevention education about interpersonal violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2016) – The President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) has announced its timeline for facilitating an active campus-wide conversation regarding the University’s Christian commitment to diversity and communicating progress as it works over the coming months.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2016) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2017 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2016) - Judge Ken Starr released a personal statement today regarding President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland, chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. The seat on the nation’s highest Court was occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 12.
UPDATE 2:21 p.m. March 15, 2016: Power has been restored to all buildings affected by the outage.
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2016) -Baylor University and Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) today announced the settlement of all claims in their pending lawsuit. The University and the BAA have come together, motivated by a unity of purpose and a deep and abiding love for Baylor University, to advance a bold, forward-looking agreement that aligns support for Baylor students and engagement with all alumni.
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11, 2016), Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative has released the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card. Capturing participation data in school breakfast for nearly all of Texas, the report is a powerful example of how data can be used to fight hunger.
Civil Rights Hero and Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, To Visit Baylor’s Campus
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2016) – The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will host the Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Waco Hall.
WACO, Texas (March 1, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will welcome David Brooks, one of America’s most prominent political commentators and author of his latest book, The Road to Character, for “On Topic with Ken Starr,” a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) – Riya Rahman, a senior political science major, was recognized recently at the White House for her work in ending child hunger.
Baylor University and San Jacinto College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement
WACO, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) – Baylor University and San Jacinto 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.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2016) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of James E. Barcus Jr., Ph.D., retired professor of English and former longtime department chair, who passed away Feb. 20 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 77. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 515 Columbus Ave. in Waco, with Bishop Rayford High officiating.
Baylor Regents Approve Ph.D. Program in Computer Science, Joint Graduate Degree Program in Athletic Training; Name Athletic Performance Center
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2016) — Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved two new degree plans — one for a doctoral degree program in computer science that is expected to nearly double research output, and the other for a joint graduate degree program in athletic training that will allow students to enter the workforce sooner. The board took the action on Friday at its regular February meeting.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 15, 2016) – Prominent Baylor University music alumnus Steven Stucky, who earned his bachelor’s degree in composition from the School of Music in 1971, has passed away at the age of 66. Considered one of the most successful and widely performed American composers of his time, Stucky died of brain cancer at his home in Ithaca, New York, on Feb. 14, 2016.
***SOLD OUT*** - Student Activities, Sony Pictures to Provide Free Advance Screening of Baylor Alum’s Epic Film “Risen”
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) – ***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.*** Baylor University’s department of student activities, in conjunction with Sony Pictures, will host an advanced screening of the film Risen, directed by well-known Hollywood director, screenwriter and Baylor alumnus Kevin Reynolds, B.A. (Law) ’74, J.D. ’76, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. in downtown Waco.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2016) – When the No. 13 Baylor Bears tip off against the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Jan. 23, basketball fans in the Ferrell Center will discover a new Wi-Fi network and new ways to engage with the game right at their seats through the Baylor In-Game app, just as they have during Baylor football games at McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2016) - Baylor University will commemorate the life and legacy of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the national MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, and joining together at numerous events throughout the Waco and university communities.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of faculty, staff and students to the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD).
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