WACO, Texas (June 27, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has named Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as the institution’s interim provost, effective July 1. McLendon has served as dean of Baylor’s School of Education since July 2015, while also holding a faculty appointment as the Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Policy.
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – Baylor University graduate Mima Fondong, B.S.Ed. (Health Science Studies/Pre-med) ’17, has been awarded a Global Grant Scholarship from the trustees of The Rotary Foundation. She will attend the University of Westminster in London, England, to pursue a master’s degree in global public health and nutrition.
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – Summer at Baylor University belongs to the Class of 2021. As incoming Baylor freshmen experience everything from attending academic open houses to splashing through fountains at 3 a.m., they gain the knowledge they will need to thrive in college and the friendships they will treasure forever at Baylor Line Camp and New Student Orientation.
WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Five years ago, Xin Zheng Yuan was born with a hole in his heart.
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.
‘Rising Star’ Baylor Researchers Meet with Congressional Delegation, Staffers and Agency Officials on Capitol Hill
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2017) – A delegation of “Rising Star” researchers at Baylor University participated in the first Baylor Research on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., to share more information about the University and its research initiatives with key policy- and decision-makers.
Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emanuel Nine’ Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope, treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor University's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.
WACO, Texas (June 19, 2017) — Baylor University School of Education launched a new Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in K-12 Educational Leadership in June, marking the School’s return to the field of superintendent preparation.
Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-being — and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel
WACO, Texas (June 19, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.
Baylor School of Education Freedom School Offers Opportunities for Summer Enrichment and Civic Engagement
WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – Fifty rising 6th and 7th-grade students from the Waco Independent School District will attend the first Baylor University School of Education-sponsored Children’s Defense Fund® Freedom School from June 14 through July 28 at Cesar Chavez Middle School.
People Who Are “Phone Snubbed” By Others Often Turn To Their Own Phones, Social Media For Acceptance, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2017) -- People who are phone snubbed -- or "phubbed" -- by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) – Baylor University has recognized 12 faculty members as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2016-2017 academic year.
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2017) – Baylor University’s Office of Human Resources, in partnership with a committee of faculty and staff, has launched the Baylor Wellbeing Initiative, a new employee-centered program aimed at educating and empowering Baylor faculty, staff and their families to prioritize, evaluate and improve personal wellbeing across five dimensions: physical, financial, spiritual, emotional/social and professional.
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift from the Baptist General Convention of Texas that will support the University’s recently created Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center.
People Called to Ministry — but Without Time or Money to Earn Divinity Degrees — Find an Answer at Baylor’s Truett Seminary
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2017) — Richard Baggett and his wife, Miwes, were on vacation in their recreation vehicle, standing on Deception Pass Bridge in Washington and marveling at the view. Then Baggett’s phone rang. He was invited to start a ministry at an RV park -- a perfect fit, thanks to a recently earned ministry certificate from Baylor's Truett Seminary and a love of RV-ing.
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2017) – Alumni and friends of Baylor University have stepped forward during the past year to help create a new era of excellence for the Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). The combined gifts of these generous supporters are now approaching the University’s initial fundraising goal of $15 million to fund the renovation of the four-story, former Baptist General Convention of Texas Building in Dallas, which will propel the School into a dynamic period of growth and increased service to the local community and the nursing profession.
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2017) – Students in Baylor University’s “Topics in Astronomy” class took a break from the classroom last semester to visit McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas. The hands-on experience with observing the night sky gave them a better understanding of what the daily, or nightly, life of an astronomer is really like.
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) – Everyone likes a discount, right? And a discount tailored to your specific purchase patterns sounds even better. But is this approach effective?
What Zombies Can Tell Us about Ourselves: Baylor Professor and Author Talks about ‘Living with the Living Dead’
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) — Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of the walking dead also have reason to take notice, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (May 22, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Katerina Levinson has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Spain. Levinson was a University Scholar in Baylor’s Honors College and earned her B.A. magna cum laude earlier this month.
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – Luke Pederson, a rising junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor University, has received a place with a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University in England. The Fulbright Summer Institute is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.
Baylor University and Amarillo College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2017) – Baylor University and Amarillo 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 (May 15, 2017) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has established the David E. Garland Scholarship Fund in appreciation of Garland’s “unselfish and extraordinary” service to Baylor on two occasions as interim president and as interim provost. The $5 million fund will be dedicated to scholarships for students at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, where Garland will return to teach in spring 2018.
WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) - A new Baylor University Hankamer School of Business study looks at the consequences and benefits of interruptions during work and family time.
Baylor Regents Announce Structural Completion of the 105 Recommendations, Updates Governance Leadership and Structure
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced structural completion of the 105 recommendations related to the institution’s response to sexual violence and implementation of best-practice governance policies and procedures, and took action to approve new Board members, a $621.7 million operating budget for 2017-2018 and a new joint B.A./M.A. degree in communication studies.
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