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WACO, Texas (July 23, 2014) – As many as 20 school groups visit Baylor’s Bear Habitat in one week. And each group receives a guided tour conducted by student members of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce—the official keepers of the live bear mascots. Chamber members have been sharing their bear knowledge with visitors for decades, but when Chamber wanted to develop a more formal program for school groups, they turned to the School of Education for help.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Veterans Health Research Program in Baylor University’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, is scheduled to present Thursday, July 24 during the Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship at Baylor Scott & White’s Temple campus.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Baylor University will welcome 25 high school Solar Car Challenge teams – and their vehicles – to campus on Wednesday.
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.
WACO, Texas (July 16, 2014) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Joe Cox, Ph.D., longtime professor of management in the Hankamer School of Business. Dr. Cox, who was 67, passed away suddenly Sunday, July 13, 2014, while on a family vacation in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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WACO, Texas (July 14, 2014) — Baylor University’s annual Alleluia Conference, which offers training for musicians who serve the church and provides free nightly concerts for the public, will take place from July 22-25.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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