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7/27/2017
July 27, 2017
Cover story of the August education issue of Waco Today magazine features Dr. Linda A. Livingstone and her full-circle journey back to Baylor University as the University’s 15th president. The article focuses on Dr. Livingstone’s return to Baylor after serving as dean of the business schools at Pepperdine and George Washington University; the challenges and opportunities ahead as Baylor aspires to become a Tier 1 Christian research university; growing up in Oklahoma and being a student-athlete at Oklahoma State; and the importance of her family. “It’s a different place and it’s a better place. The breadth and depth of the academic experience that students have access to is even richer now than it was when I was here before. Baylor was a great place when I was here then and to see how much more it has grown and developed, and how we can expand our mission because of the progress made during the time I was away is amazing,- Livingstone said.

Research

7/27/2017
July 27, 2017
Article about changes to various aspects of today’s educational experience " from modern technology to the use of flexible learning spaces " includes the research being done in the Learning Experience Labs (LEx Labs) at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, a partnership that allows teachers and students to try out flexible learning spaces while Baylor researchers observe and gather information to evaluate new concepts. “Creating this environment also allows us to conduct research with Baylor University on best practices in the modern classroom,- said Dr. Jerry Maze, executive director of Education Service Center Region 12 in Waco.

Baylor in the News

7/27/2017
July 23, 2017
Fourth news item: Baylor University again has been named a “Great College to Work For,- based on a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a trade publication for colleges and universities.

Faculty in the News

7/27/2017
July 20, 2017
The Baylor Brass, a brass chamber group composed of five Baylor faculty members, will perform Aug. 11 as part of the Mountain Lights Music Festival in Pagosa Springs, CO. The concert will help raise money for the town’s own Community Band.
7/27/2017
July 14, 2017
Calvin Smith, associate professor emeritus of museum studies at Baylor University, has donated his expertise to develop an interpretive plan of the story of Charles Goodnight and the Rock Canyon Ranch, as the city of Pueblo, Colorado, and the Goodnight Barn Historic Preservation Committee restore the historic 1871 Charles Goodnight Barn. Goodnight's Rock Canyon Ranch was the northern headquarters of the Goodnight-Loving cattle trail that extended from Texas to Colorado and inspired the novel and movie "Lonesome Dove."

Students

7/27/2017
July 24, 2017
VIDEO: News anchors with KTRK-TV in Houston express their appreciation of the Baylor University Men’s Choir, whose performance of “Da Coconut Nut- by Filipino musician and composer Ryan Cayabyab on an international flight has more than 12 million views on Facebook. Seventy-five members of the student group gave an impromptu musical performance as the other passengers disembarked an Emirates Airline flight. The choir was traveling between Nairobi, Kenya, where they had been participating in a mission trip.
7/27/2017
July 12, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Cara Hoekstra was awarded $1,000 scholarship from the Ripon Livestock Boosters and will be attending Baylor University in the fall. Hoekstra, who will enroll as a University Scholar and study in the Honors Program, plans to major in political science.
7/27/2017
July 13, 2017
Incoming freshman Kailin Eubanks received a $1,000 Freddie Gilmore Scholarship, awarded to a select few seniors at Wagoner High School. She plans to study biochemistry on a pre-medicine track and is one of three students from her graduating class to receive a scholarship from the Gilmore Family Scholarship Fund.

Alumni

7/27/2017
July 21, 2017
Richard Schuetz, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’70, has been named as interim director of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Press. A 30-year Air Force veteran, he has served as associate director for business operations for UNM Press for 15 years.

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