Announcements

[Richard Floyd]
8/26/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2016) – This week, Baylor will host several notable speakers, lectures and events.
[multiplicity poster]
8/24/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 24, 2016) – The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will host a gallery talk with the artists of its new exhibit, Multiplicity, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Multiplicity will run from Aug. 23 through Sept. 25 and demonstrates how art can use math to create beauty and elegance.
[Baylor skyline]
8/23/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today provided a progress report on the implementation of recommendations for improving the University’s response to sexual violence. The recommendations resulted from the University’s external investigation launched last fall.
[Jimmy Dorrell]
8/23/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.
8/19/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2016) – Effective today, Judge Ken Starr will be leaving his faculty status and tenure at Baylor University’s Law School.
[Chris Holmes]
8/18/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the appointment of Christopher W. Holmes as the University’s General Counsel, effective immediately.
[Aloe Blacc]
8/16/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) – Aloe Blacc, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter of the megahit “Wake Me Up,” will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Thursday, Sept. 1, on Fountain Mall. The free, community-wide event celebrates the upcoming football season as the Bears prepare to open against Northwestern State at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at McLane Stadium.
[Tx Collection poster]
8/12/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2016) — Baylor University’s Texas Collection will host a public reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, on the first floor of Carroll Library in celebration of its new African-American photo exhibit, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives.”
[Commencement 2016]
8/10/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2016) — As Baylor University’s summer sessions come to a close, graduating students prepare for the culmination of their years of hard work and studying: walking the stage to receive their diplomas. This summer’s commencement will include an expected 535 graduates, the largest class ever to graduate from Baylor in August. This follows a record-breaking spring graduation, when 2,574 students received their Baylor degrees.
[Nagasaki Cross Pat Neff Hall]
8/9/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2016) – As the world remembers the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945, Baylor University will begin a year-long hosting of the Nagasaki Cross, a sculpture made of materials salvaged from a middle school building damaged by the blast.
[Jared Frame]
8/8/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2016) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of student Jared Frame, who died Aug. 4 in Arizona from complications of an unexpected illness.
[Homecoming 2014]
8/1/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2016) – In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. CT Tuesday, Aug. 9.
[iEngage]
7/29/2016
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2016) – Nearly one hundred fifth- through ninth-graders will learn about civics and provide a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Now in its fourth year, running from Aug. 1-5, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
[Truett Seminary Spire]
7/22/2016
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.
[Dr. Barbara Purdum-Cassidy]
7/22/2016
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. The professional development conference, which focuses on practical help for teachers, features several internationally known literacy experts.
7/13/2016
WACO, Texas (July 13, 2016) – Strangpresse LLC, a custom thermoplastic extruder manufacturer for the additive manufacturing industry, is contributing a Model 19 Thermoplastic Extruder to the department of mechanical engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science for use in research labs to study large-scale polymer deposition in the fused deposition modelling additive manufacturing process.
[Charles Beckenhauer]
7/7/2016
WACO, Texas (July 7, 2016) — Charles D. Beckenhauer, general counsel and chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Baylor University, passed away Tuesday, July 5, at his home after a lengthy illness.
[Pat Neff]
7/7/2016
WACO, Texas (July 7, 2016) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones has announced the members of the Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force, a group formed after the release of the Pepper Hamilton Findings of Fact and Recommendations to re-energize a focus around the University’s Christian mission. The Task Force has received its charge and held its initial meeting to begin work.
[Jenkins]
7/6/2016
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2016) — Key global demographic trends affecting issues of faith, migration and the economy will be discussed by an expert panel, including Baylor University religion historian Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., at the Washington, D.C., office of The Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday, July 12.
[Michelle Berry]
7/1/2016
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., has announced three leadership appointments in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
[flags]
6/30/2016
WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day, and others will operate under alternate hours for the holiday weekend.
[Pat Neff Hall]
6/24/2016
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.
[music camp 2016]
6/22/2016
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2016) — Far from quieting down for the summer, Baylor University’s campus is teeming with elementary, middle and high school students attending Baylor’s many summer programs.
[Baylor University]
6/10/2016
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) – Baylor University has actively launched groups to lead the implementation of recommendations made by Pepper Hamilton, LLP following its independent investigation into the University’s handling of sexual assault. Two complementary executive-level task forces have been named to efficiently implement change that leads to improved processes, communication, training and response and that cultivates a culture of respect and character that reflects Baylor’s mission.
[Robyn Driskell]
6/10/2016
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) — Robyn L. Driskell, Ph.D., Divisional Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named Executive Director and President’s Chief of Staff by Baylor University Interim President David Garland, Ph.D. In this role, Driskell will be responsible for strategic communications from the President’s Office, collaboration on leadership initiatives, coordination of Board relations and representing the President in a variety of official capacities.
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