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8/18/2017
Aug. 14, 2017
In this Q&A, Baylor School of Music Dean Gary Mortenson discusses the intersection of faith and music in his life. “We’re much richer as human beings if we can understand cultures through their arts, because what you value most, you lift up through your art. It doesn’t keep us materially alive. Music helps keep us spiritually alive,- he said.

Baylor in the News

8/18/2017
Aug. 18, 2017
Baylor University for the second year in a row received a strong short- and long-term debt credit rating for bonds issued to build McLane Stadium and its residence halls from S&P Global Ratings, an independent credit ratings provider. The report cited Baylor’s financial profile as strong. “Baylor’s current credit rating is a testament to the strength and resiliency of the institution,- Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone said. “As the report highlights, we are committed to maintaining our judicious stewardship and moving Baylor forward while focusing on academic excellence, high-quality research and our Christian faith commitment in a caring community.-
8/18/2017
Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Welcome Week is officially underway for thousands of new Baylor University students. Most of the activities during the week are traditional, however, Tripp Purks, assistant director of welcome programs, said one new event is Festival at the Fountain, which officially kicked off the start to Welcome Week.
8/18/2017
Aug. 16, 2017
The LAUNCH program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is giving entrepreneurs an opportunity to take on projects they are passionate about that also leave a positive impact on society. LAUNCH was founded by Greg Leman, Ph.D., clinical professor of entrepreneurship, to create an environment that will allow passionate entrepreneurs to take socially impactful business ideas to the next level. “To have a highly successful business, it must resonate with a lot of people, so it has to be doing something good,- Leman said. “It needs to matter in the grand scheme of things.-
8/18/2017
Aug. 17, 2017
A report by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being showed that more than 40 percent of students felt they needed mental-health assistance. This article focuses on law schools that have taken steps or launched well-being programs to assist such students. Baylor Law School is highlighted for including well-being education among other topics in its Professional Development Program, which requires law students to take mandatory continuing legal education-style programming throughout their three years in school in order to graduate.

Faculty in the News

8/18/2017
Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Keith Schubert, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, provides tips to viewers who hope to take photos of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Schubert warns that failure to take proper precautions could damage viewers’ eyes or their cameras. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)
8/18/2017
Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Keith Schubert, Ph.D., professor of engineering and computer science, provides tips to viewers who hope to take photos of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Schubert warns that failure to take proper precautions could damage viewers’ eyes or their cameras. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)
8/18/2017
Aug. 15, 2017
This article cites research by Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior research fellow with Baylor's Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise in the Hankamer School of Business.
8/18/2017
Aug. 8, 2017
Column by Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about Ben Franklin’s “uniquely American kind of faith.- Kidd is the author of “Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father,- and this column was originally published in The Washington Post.

Alumni

8/18/2017
Aug. 9, 2017
Humble Independent School District trustees appointed Colin Carney, B.B.A. (Accounting) ’06 and M.T. (Taxation) ’06, to an open position on the board.

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