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9/28/2016
Sept. 27, 2016
In the latest The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, Baylor University is ranked No. 5 among universities in student engagement, a measure of how connected the students are with their school, each other and the outside world, and how challenging their courses are, among other things. “One of the most remarkable things about the engagement scores was the absolute dominance of religious schools at the top,â€- says Phil Baty, the Times Higher Education rankings editor. “What I suspect is the case is that there is a very high level of pastoral care and a strong sense of community and a strong sense of shared values.â€-

Baylor in the News

9/28/2016
Sept. 27, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough gave Baylor’s annual Beall Russell Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, speaking on the "Incomparable Advantage of Intellectual Curiosity," which he cited as the key mechanism that drive people to leave lasting legacies. “Curiosity is, in many ways, what separates us from the cabbages,â€- McCullough said. “It’s that drive that comes with knowing something, and you want to know more. It’s accelerative, like gravity.â€-
9/28/2016
Sept. 27, 2016
Article about Baylor Law School’s Legal Mapmaker workshop that is designed to prepare young lawyers to open and efficiently operate their own law firms while also helping the public find affordable legal services. Interviewed is Stephen Rispoli, J.D., assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School. “We thought that if we can start with young lawyers who are coming out of law school and are going to start their own firm â€" if we can help them be efficient, ethical, and economical â€" then they will be able to serve that 100 million that cannot currently get legal assistance,â€- Rispoli said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor media communications specialist, covers Baylor Law School programs, faculty and research.)
9/28/2016
Sept. 27, 2016
VIDEO: Statistics from the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor show that one in four Texas children is food insecure, but summer feeding programs in the Rio Grande Valley, including one organized by Catholic Charities, are helping to address hunger among children in Texas. According to THI, if a church is located in an area where 50 percent or more of children, under 18, are eligible for a free or reduced lunch, the church is eligible to be reimbursed for two meals per child a day.

Faculty in the News

9/28/2016
Sept. 28, 2016
Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, writes about the findings published in his co-authored book, "The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation," that indicate social and spiritual support provides more positive outcomes in the criminal justice system.
9/28/2016
Sept. 20, 2016
AUDIO: Becky Scott, M.S.W, lecturer in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is interviewed on the radio program “Health Check with Heidi Godmanâ€- about the transitions families go through as children leave home for college.

Alumni

9/28/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
Paul Shultz, B.B.A. (Economics) ’76, M.B.A. ’77, has been elected as president of the board of directors of the WaterTower Theatre, one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas. Shultz is general manager of Slalom Consulting's South Region businesses.
9/28/2016
Sept. 27, 2016
Kelsey Fitzgerald, B.S. (Education) '13, began her new role as the youth librarian for the Ozark Regional Library. Fitzgerald oversees programming, story time, summer reading club, festivals and outreach to schools and daycares for all seven libraries of the Ozark system.

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