Baylor University Board of Regents announces leadership changes and extensive corrective actions following findings of external investigation
WACO, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In Fall 2015, Baylor University’s Board of Regents engaged outside counsel Pepper Hamilton, LLP (Pepper) to conduct an independent and external review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific cases.
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2016) — Scattered across Baylor University’s campus are more than 140 granite memorial lampposts — silent stone sentinels that each bear a plaque commemorating a Baylor student who was killed in service.
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2016) – Most people believe “pro bono” means “for free.”
Faith and ‘The Facebook Effect’: Young Social Media Regulars Less Committed to One Religion, Baylor University Study Finds
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2016) — Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media, according to a Baylor University study.
Regents Receive Briefing from Pepper Hamilton; Approve Operating Budget, Capital Projects; Confirm New Regents
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2016) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents attended to a variety of matters related to the business of the University. The Board received a comprehensive briefing from Pepper Hamilton LLP, whose services were retained by the Board in September 2015 to conduct an independent and external investigation of the University’s response to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. Over the coming weeks, the Board will carefully consider the information provided in the briefing and determine how to decisively act upon Pepper Hamilton’s findings and recommendations. The members of the Board will be guided by their faith as they make significant decisions for the welfare of Baylor students, the direction of the institution and the good of Baylor Nation.
Baylor University Provost Appoints Jon E. Singletary as Dean of Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2016) - Following a national search, Baylor University Interim Provost Todd Still, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Jon E. Singletary, Ph.D., as dean of Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, effective June 1.
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2016) — Congregations attempting to boost their racial and ethnic diversity may end up with fewer people in the seats, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2016) – For many people, the National Day of Prayer (May 5) might be the perfect time to reexamine, reassess – and maybe even reignite – their prayer lives.
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2016) – For the past two years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has focused its energies on the role of philanthropy in a civil society while taking on the very real task of giving away thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations. On May 3, the spring 2016 “Philanthropy and the Public Good” class of 19 students presented $52,500 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations during a ceremony in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium.
Baylor University and Tarrant County College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County 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.
Baylor Missions Takes Inaugural Medical Mission Trip to Haiti, Launches Partnership with Promise for Haiti
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2016) – During spring break, a team of 12 Baylor University pre-med students and two faculty members chose to use their time off and their gifts and expertise to serve others during an inaugural healthcare mission trip to Haiti.
Baylor Historian Gives Thumbs-Up after Call with Treasury Officials about Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) — Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University’s history department, said she was “excited and appreciative” about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Following a unanimous recommendation from the university search committee, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., senior strategist for leadership education at Duke Divinity School and the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, as executive vice president and provost, effective May 16, 2016. His wife, the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, associate dean for ministerial formation at Duke Divinity School, also will join Baylor as senior fellow in the Institute for Faith and Learning.
Most Americans Pray for Healing; More than One Fourth Have Practiced ‘Laying on of Hands,’ Baylor University Study Finds
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2016) — Nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point in their lives, praying for others even more than for themselves, according to a study by a Baylor University epidemiologist. More than one fourth have practiced laying on of hands.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2016) — Couples’ romances, marriages and conflicts are favorite research subjects of Baylor University psychologist Keith Sanford, Ph.D. But he deals with other relationships in a rock music video he wrote to help his students as they wrestle with statistics.
Baylor University Names Special Assistant to the President on Diversity and Announces Regents Task Force on Diversity
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Palacios, Ph.D., dean for student development in the Division of Student Life and a Baylor faculty member, to the post of special assistant to the President on diversity. With 35 years in higher education, Dr. Palacios has been instrumental in collaborating with students, faculty, staff and the community on a variety of diversity-related advancements. While she will continue her responsibilities as dean, she will begin immediately to devote a portion of her time to this additional role and will work closely with the President and the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) as progress continues in this important area.
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2016) – This spring break, Baylor Missions sent 10 teams of 138 Baylor students, faculty, staff and alumni to four countries, including Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Haiti, along with domestic trips in Texas and Alaska. Each team had a discipline-specific focus to their projects, actively integrating their faith with service and learning.
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2016) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from David and Amy Hunt of McLean, Virginia, to create the David and Amy Hunt Christian Missions Endowed Fund. The gift will support mission experiences led by the Honors College, enabling Baylor students to integrate the Christian faith with discipline-specific learning and hands-on service.
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2016) - Baylor Law School welcomed the nine Justices of the Supreme Court of Texas to the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center on March 30, 2016.
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2016) – Your coworker wastes time. He mismanages resources. He’s been known to engage in activities that you and others consider conflicts of interest. Yet, he seems to “do no wrong” in the eyes of the company. Why? Because he’s producing.
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2016) – The President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) has announced its timeline for facilitating an active campus-wide conversation regarding the University’s Christian commitment to diversity and communicating progress as it works over the coming months.
Baylor University Panel to Address the Need for Policy Change Regarding Mideast Persecution of Christians
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2016) — As the global persecution of Christians continues, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, former Congressman Frank Wolf, Pastor Jalil Dawood, founder of Word Refugee Care, and Cole Richards of The Voice of the Martyrs will discuss the critical issue at Baylor on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2016) – For current or future job seekers who don’t enjoy being “on camera,” it’s time to move past that insecurity. There’s high probability that your initial interview will take place online.
Attention, Workplace Slackers! New Work-Family Research Shows How Team Makeup, ‘Virtuality’ Affect Social Loafing
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2016) - Many people dream of working from home. And with today’s technology maintaining "virtual" communications with the team seems to be easier than ever. But is virtual teamwork productive?
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2016) -Baylor University and Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) today announced the settlement of all claims in their pending lawsuit. The University and the BAA have come together, motivated by a unity of purpose and a deep and abiding love for Baylor University, to advance a bold, forward-looking agreement that aligns support for Baylor students and engagement with all alumni.
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