Baylor Bookstore to Host Book Signing Event with Head Football Coach Art Briles and Sports Writer Dave Campbell
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) – The Baylor Bookstore will host a book signing event featuring Baylor head football coach Art Briles and legendary sports writer and Baylor alumnus Dave Campbell at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the bookstore, 1201 S. Fifth 5th St. on the Baylor campus.
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.
Dorr & Friends Endowed Investment Fund Provides $100,000 in Scholarships to Baylor Student-Athletes in 2014
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.
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.
Baylor University and Tyler Junior College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2014) – The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion is hosting the 2014 International Conference on New and Alternative Religions in George W. Truett Theological Seminary today. The conference, which runs today through Saturday, will cover topics about lesser-known religions in the U.S. – specifically the South – as well as those elsewhere in the world.
Chair of Baylor's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Is Named the American Psychological Association's New Executive Director for Education
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2014) - Jaime "Jim" Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., professor and chair of Baylor University's department of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as the American Psychological Association's new executive director for education.
Baylor, Northrise University in Zambia Establish Partnership to Foster, Strengthen Global Higher Education
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.
WACO, Texas (May 28, 2014) – Baylor University's accounting and business law department in the Hankamer School of Business partnered with Pastors Discipleship Network (PDN) to host the "Mastering of the Land" business conference for Ugandan pastors and pastors' wives May 22-24 in Kampala, Uganda.
WACO, Texas (May 28, 2014) – “The 10th anniversary of the Mayborn Museum was something we were talking about for a long time. We wanted to do something big. And what’s bigger than dinosaurs?”
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2014) — Baylor University football returns to campus in exactly 100 days. Baylor officials announced today that construction on McLane Stadium is on schedule, and the stadium will be ready to open as planned, beginning with a high school football game between Aledo and Cedar Park on Friday, Aug. 29 before the Baylor Bears’ kick off their inaugural football game on Aug. 31, 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.
Baylor School of Education Hosts ‘Old Hollywood’ Themed-Gala to Support Autism and Developmental Disability Programs
WACO, Texas (May 7, 2014) –It is estimated that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 2 million people in the United States and current research shows a steady increase in the prevalence of the disorder.
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2014) – In celebration of Robert Browning’s 202nd birthday, Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will host its annual Browning Day event at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the Hankamer Treasure Room.
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2014) – As West, Texas, continues to recover from last year’s devastating fertilizer plant explosion, the city – and dozens of soon-to-be and former high school graduates and other community volunteers from West – will have some of their most pressing addressed this summer through a $270,297 grant to Baylor University from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2014) – Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art will open its new exhibition, “Women in Art and Academia,” Sunday, May 4. The free exhibit will feature various works of art from 13 female artists and academics through July 13 in Gallery II of the museum.
Scarves, Paintings of Internationally-Renowned Waco Artist Kermit Oliver Will Be Shown in Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2014) – In Central Texas there lives a man who in a small room in a 1900s white prairie house spends months, years creates paintings of rustic American scenes—paintings that will eventually be worth thousands of dollars.
'Going for the Gold Gala' Supports Endowed Scholarships for Nursing Students at Baylor's Louise Herrington School of Nursing
DALLAS (April 29, 2014) -- Take an Olympic gold medalist, add in a heavy dose of Baylor green and gold, and you have the third annual Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing "Going for the Gold Gala," at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Omni Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas. The gala continues the tradition of spotlighting championship efforts to raise scholarship funds for student nurses.
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