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9/22/2017
July 18, 2017
In its first year, the Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force has already implemented a number of new and updated programs focused around Baylor University’s Christian mission. While some initiatives have concentrated on student development and others have focused on faculty and staff, the Baylor Young Scholars Program has taken a unique approach to impacting both.

Research

9/22/2017
Sept. 21, 2017
A recent Baylor study about the benefits of regular sleep is cited in this article about a growing body of research that points to how consistency in sleep correlates to boosting productivity. Conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, the study of interior design students found that skimping on sleep, followed by supposed “catch-up days,- was associated with worse cognition " both in attention and creativity.

Baylor in the News

9/22/2017
Sept. 20, 2017
Baylor’s Center for Global Engagement is helping students get more out of their travels as budding leaders with international experience as well as lifelong memories. Baylor’s study abroad programs spread across six continents and 47 countries with new programs, like Baylor in Peru, added every year. Quoted are Bo White, director of study abroad, and Jeffrey Hamilton, Ph.D., vice provost of global education. “Study abroad shouldn’t be a separate part of your education experience, it should be organic,- Hamilton said.

Faculty in the News

9/22/2017
Sept. 21, 2017
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can impact the ecosystem. “With extreme events like this, we need to understand what’s happened, we need to learn from it, and hopefully that will help us when we face future scenarios to be more resilient,- Brooks said. He and his colleagues have tested water quality on Dickinson Bayou southeast of Houston to examine the environmental impact of elevated floodwaters.
9/22/2017
Sept. 20, 2017
Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., associate professor of history in the College of Arts & Sciences, writes a column about how female leadership in the church is a normal and necessary contribution to Christian history.

Students

9/22/2017
Sept. 5, 2017
The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Service within Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business focuses on teaching its students through research, teaching and outreach. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in summer internships, jobs and in their future career goals. The center maintains close-knit relationships with many nonprofits around Waco and provides opportunities for students to connect with a job they love.

Alumni

9/22/2017
Sept. 20, 2017
Jim Vaszauskas, B.S. (Education) ’80, was selected as a state finalist for the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards, the SOTY program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984.

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