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8/17/2017
Aug. 16, 2017
Baylor University chaplains Burt Burleson and Ryan Richardson continued their tradition of composing an original hymn for the incoming freshman class. “Love the Lord Our God- is based on Luke 10:27, which will serve as the overarching theme for chapel during September. Baylor’s chapel staff also collaborated with the film and digital media department to produce the video for “Love the Lord Our God,- shot in 360 degrees at locations around campus and downtown Waco.
8/17/2017
Aug. 18, 2017
Wide-ranging Q&A with Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone about the responsibilities of today’s university presidents, the factors that led her back to Baylor, her historic role as Baylor’s first female president, changing the culture regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence, how Christian universities should manage sports and the conversations she hopes will define the Baylor community in the coming years. The interview was conducted by Taylor University professor and Baylor alumnus Todd Ream, B.A. (Religion) ’93.

Coming Up

8/17/2017
Aug. 21, 2017
Trey Cade, Ph.D., assistant research professor and director of the Baylor Institute for Air Science, will appear on a KWTX-TV special broadcast discussing the total solar eclipse from noon to 1:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The segment will air on Gray Television stations across almost two dozen states. (Tonya B. Hudson, director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview.)

Baylor in the News

8/17/2017
Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Thousands of incoming freshmen and transfer students began moving onto Baylor University's campus on Wednesday, and it was a massive airport-like effort to get every student settled into their new home. "Just very exciting because it's really the true indication of the new year starting off, so I'm thrilled to be here and thrilled to have the opportunity to be with our students today," said Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone.
8/17/2017
Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone was among those who welcomed Baylor’s most diverse and most selective freshman class ever on Wednesday, with hundreds of volunteers ready curbside to help carry new students’ belongings to their dorm rooms. “I’m unbelievably impressed by how we try to reduce the stress of this first experience for our students in such a welcoming and warm way,- Dr. Livingstone said. “Being engaged with our students and having time with our students is one of the most important things I can do.- Freshman biology major Landace Bolden said, “It took less than two minutes for everybody to move everything in," Bolden said. "I didn't have to lift a thing, Baylor is such an amazing campus."
8/17/2017
Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Move-in day began Wednesday on the Baylor campus as hundreds of volunteers, including President Linda A. Livingstone, welcomed more than 3,000 new students to campus. All students had to do was pull up next to their residence halls and volunteers took over, moving their belongings in their rooms in a matter of minutes. “I’m so excited to get my journey started,- said incoming freshman Landace Bolden. “I was very nervous about college but the campus, the very friendly staff and all of the super helpful students who have been through this before, I know they are going to be there for me.-
8/17/2017
Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: New Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone was on hand Wednesday to welcome hundreds of new Baylor freshmen to campus. “This is such an exciting day for us at Baylor as we welcome our freshmen and their families to come and move into their dorm. We have this really amazing system for doing that. I had not seen it before so I’m unbelievably impressed by how we try to reduce the stress of this first experience for our students in such a welcoming and warm way,- Dr. Livingstone said.

Faculty in the News

8/17/2017
Aug. 13, 2017
Essay by Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of “Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse,- about the late George Romero, director of “Night of the Living Dead- and how the central storyline of “Game of Thrones- owes a “great measure of its success to Romero, as do other popular and critically versions of the story, whether television (The Walking Dead, iZombie), film (28 Days Later, Sean of the Dead, and Zombieland), fiction (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Making of Zombie Wars), comics (Marvel Zombies, Afterlife with Archie, Blackest Night), or any of the other media or products shaped by the zombie narrative.-
8/17/2017
Aug. 7, 2017
Article about how some companies bruised by the recession have cut costs by eliminating some entry-level jobs that serve as a crucial first step on the path to a professional career. The article cites a Wall Street Journal article that quoted Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing and executive director of the Keller Center for Research and the Center for Professional Selling in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Dixon spoke to the WSJ about the change in climate for entry-level jobs and shared the successes of Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling and how it trains and equips new graduates to step into high-impact, high-paying sales careers.

Students

8/17/2017
Aug. 16, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Jackson Jaeger, a graduate of Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was among the four scholarship recipients from the Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock for the students’ hard work and civic mindedness. Jaeger plans to major in Business/Law.

Alumni

8/17/2017
Aug. 15, 2017
Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communication Studies) ’15, has been nominated for two Texas Country Music Association Awards, Female Vocalist of the Year and Country Album of the Year. The Baylor alumna starred on the fourth season of NBC’s “The Voice- and begins her “Steel- tour Friday.
8/17/2017
Aug. 6, 2017
Madeline Luttrell, PA-C, B.S. (Biology) ’10, has been named by St. Anthony Physicians Group to Saints Dermatology Center of Excellence in Oklahoma City. After completing a Master of Health Science as Physician Associate degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Luttrell earned certification through the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Society of Dermatological Physician Assistants.

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