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[Baylor Seal]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.
[BOR Press Ron Murff Greg Breneman]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – At its February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved the best practice recommendations of a six-member Governance Review Task Force that completed a detailed, independent review of the Board’s governance policies and practices. Over its two-day meeting, the board also heard a number of reports, including those on the ongoing implementation of recommendations received in May, the University’s presidential search, SACSCOC reaccreditation, admissions and athletics.
[Portal 1]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Portal to the Public at the Mayborn Museum Complex is helping Baylor University science experts bring science to life—sometimes literally.
[Civil War letter photo]
2/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2017) — Feb. 14 was coming up quickly, and the two young lovers’ emotions were heating up the hundreds of miles between them. Dozens of their digitized Civil War letters tell the story of their secret engagement during a tumultous time in history.
[Innovation iStock]
2/8/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2017) – The establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations, according to a new study co-authored by Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior fellow in the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
[Nck Harrington]
2/6/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2017) – When Baylor University student veteran Nick Harrington walked into a local Subway restaurant to meet with the university’s VA benefits coordinator, he expected to have a quick sandwich and fill out some paperwork. Instead, he was met by a representative from Soldier’s Wish.
[ISR Homelessness Study graphic]
2/1/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 1, 2017) — Faith-based organizations are at the forefront of addressing root causes of homelessness, providing not only the majority of emergency shelter beds but innovating long-term solutions, a new study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion concludes.
[Truett spire]
1/31/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 31, 2017) – As Baylor University commemorates its founding on Feb. 1, 1845 and the visionary leaders who saw their dreams of a Christian university realized, the Baylor Family also has been faithful to seek God’s will as the University has grown and developed “to meet the needs of all ages to come.”
[BARC Beauchamps signing ceremony]
1/30/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2017) – Baylor University’s continued commitment to meeting the needs of students took another step forward today with the creation of the Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center. Made possible by a $2.5 million gift from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston, the multifaceted program will dramatically enhance Baylor’s efforts to foster the holistic well-being of its students in a manner that reflects the University’s values as a Christian community where wholeness, spiritual growth and academic success are priorities.
[Human trafficking]
1/30/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2017) – Super Bowl festivities in Houston will be in full swing this week as the nation gears up for the NFL’s premier event on Sunday. Thousands of people will pour into the city. Unfortunately, those crowds will include those involved in human trafficking.
[Baylor Sciences Building]
1/24/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2017) – L. Gregory Jones, executive vice president and provost at Baylor University, has announced a new faculty opportunity hiring program, one of several new initiatives that will deepen and advance the University’s aspirations in Pro Futuris as a pre-eminent Christian research university.
[Spring Valley Elementary classroom]
1/24/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2017) – Spring Valley Elementary School in Hewitt, Texas, will soon introduce students to a unique, newly developed learning space arrangement that researchers in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) hope will enhance learning by facilitating quick reconfiguration of seating and work surfaces.
[Baylor University Seal]
1/21/2017
In November 2016, the Governance Committee of the Baylor University Board of Regents approached six individuals with significant for-profit and not-for-profit board governance experience to form a Task Force to complete a detailed, independent review of the Board's governance policies and practices.
[Ryan S. King Scenic River 1]
1/18/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2017) — For more than three decades a legal dispute raged between Oklahoma and Arkansas over acceptable phosphorus levels in the scenic waterways along the Illinois River. The issue eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1992. Now, a three-year study conducted by Baylor biology professor Ryan S. King recently helped settle the long-standing dispute.
[memory]
1/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.
[NY resolutions]
12/12/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2016) — As 2017 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions.
[adopt 2016]
12/9/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – A record-breaking 41 children were adopted into their forever homes during Baylor Law School’s annual Adoption Day.
[Give Graphic]
12/9/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – As Americans financially support the 1.5 million charitable organizations registered in the United States, Baylor University philanthropy expert Andy Hogue says givers should consider five key areas as they look “within and without” to assess who they are, what they have been given and the needs and opportunities around them.
[Veterans Day Ceremony Fountain Mall]
11/29/2016
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2016) – Baylor University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse. (UPDATE: On Dec. 8, Baylor also received the “Military Friendly – Gold – Top 10 for large private schools” designation. Baylor was No. 6 in this category for "outstanding commitment and programs for the nation's veterans and their families.")
[Foster Campus exterior]
11/29/2016
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2016) – Baylor University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business has been ranked No. 5 among the “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2017,” according to the latest rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
[Soul mates]
11/28/2016
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2016) — Wives with a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well. But husbands’ romantic view of marriage was associated with neither their own nor their wives’ volunteering, according to a Baylor University study.
[Online shopping]
11/22/2016
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2016) — If you buy more items online than in-store, you are not alone.
[Unfriend]
11/15/2016
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) – Think twice before clicking the unfriend button this year.
[BE poster]
10/28/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 28, 2016) – The Hankamer School of Business will host the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum from Nov. 1–11 in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
[Science Research Fellows Lab]
10/25/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2016) – Beginning in fall 2017, Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences will add a new interdisciplinary degree plan – the Science Research Fellows (SRF) major – which will allow students to earn a bachelor of science degree with increased opportunities for research.
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