More than 750 Bears turn out for Diadeloso Texas 2011 at SeaWorld
[6/24/2011]
Based on the turnout for this month's Diadeloso Texas, held at SeaWorld in San Antonio, I'd say Baylor alumni miss the old school holiday. (Click here for a photo gallery from the day.) More than 750 Bears of all ages turned out for the fourth-annual event. Alumni, current students, parents, faculty and staff enjoyed a [...]
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Baylor receives Presidential recognition as one of nation's top colleges for community service
[6/1/2011]
That Baylor students would be recognized for their service, volunteering and civic engagement should come as no surprise to anyone who's spent time on the BU campus. Still, it's nice to see others recognizing it -- especially when it comes with the name of the President of the United States attached. Baylor was among 131 [...]
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Seniors return to Independence to conclude time at Baylor where it began
[5/5/2011]
Baylor Line Camp, particularly the day spent at Baylor's birthplace in Independence, Texas, provides incoming freshmen with an amazing introduction to Baylor University, revisiting the past to set their immediate future in context. Thus, it's a fitting finish for seniors to close out their time at Baylor with a return trip to Independence, to look [...]
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Regents' connections to Baylor run deep and wide
[5/26/2011]
In June, six new Regents will join the Baylor Board. Many of the names are familiar: Jay Allison, Dr. Kenneth Carlile, Jerry Clements, Mark McCollum, Clifton Robinson and Milton Hixson. Each is successful in his or her own right: three CEOs, one chair and one CFO from the business world and one chair of an international [...]
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Baylor names finalists for 2012 Cherry Award, the nation's largest teaching award
[5/6/2011]
One of the most obvious signs of Baylor's commitment to providing students with the best professors possible is the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, which every two years brings one of the nation's top teachers from another university to Baylor for one semester. The honor is the only national teaching award for university [...]
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Will your company match your gift to Baylor?
[5/18/2011]
It's not only Baylor alumni, parents and friends of the university who support Baylor financially; many businesses also are willing to match their employers' gifts to colleges and universities. In so doing, your gift can double, triple or even quadruple, turning a $100 gift into $200-$400, or a $1,000 gift into as much as $4,000! [...]
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Baseball's Slater a finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
[4/28/2011]
Senior Chris Slater began this semester with a 3.98 cumulative GPA, and he will graduate in just a couple of weeks with his degree in finance. I could stop right there, and his achievements would be worthy of recognition -- but that's not all. The Plano native also is a four-year letterman on the Baylor [...]
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Baylor graduate a serious triathlete -- at age 72
[6/8/2011]
Unless you consider YMCA sports as a kid, I've never been an athlete. So, more than most people, Dr. Bob Heins, BA '61, puts me to shame. A 72-year-old dentist in Plattsburgh, New York, Heins remains a serious competitive triathlete. In fact, he even began competing in Ironman events five years ago -- at age [...]
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What would the Baylor campus be without the Pat Neff carillon bells?
[6/10/2011]
Few things say Baylor like the bells ringing in Pat Neff Hall. Silencing the bells would be like removing the red brick from campus; it just wouldn't be the same. The original 25-chime set was given by Trustee Cullen Thomas, and debuted in Dec. 1939 with "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow." When those [...]
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Even in death, alum's dream of reaching children lives on through scholarship fund
[6/13/2011]
In May 2003, Hannah Gilliland graduated from Baylor with a degree in education and plans to become a teacher. Six months later, however, brain cancer took her life. It would have been easy for her friends and family to simply mourn her loss -- but they did more. To honor Hannah's dream of affecting the [...]
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First Lady, film and digital media bring Kenyan dignitary to campus
[6/14/2011]
The Baylor campus is no stranger to hosting distinguished guests, be they Nobel Prize winners, U.S. presidents, noted speakers or billionaire energy experts. Most are arranged as guest lecturers or Chapel speakers, but the circumstances that brought Kenyan Minister of Information Technology and Communications Samuel Poghisio to campus were a little more extraordinary. Late last [...]
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Celebrating a century of strength for 1933 Baylor graduate
[6/16/2011]
[We received this story recently, and it was just too inspiring not to share. Below is the condensed version; click here for a longer telling written by the subject's granddaughter, Cheryl Shafer Bland, BSED '85.] On Aug. 13, 1911 -- almost 100 years ago -- Frances Elizabeth Schmoyer was born to a poor family right [...]
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Both the 'student' and 'athlete' in 'student-athlete' shone at Baylor in 2010-11
[6/23/2011]
Baylor takes its efforts toward improving both halves of the 'student-athlete' seriously. We frequently celebrate our athletic successes, be they Big 12 titles (five in 2010-11) or NCAA appearances (12 this year, including two final fours). But the student portion of the equation is to be celebrated, as well -- and it was another banner [...]
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Professor's book presents a simple equation: 'More God, Less Crime'
[6/17/2011]
Some might see it as obvious; others, as misguided optimism. But with every society looking to reduce crime, the notion that religion can be an antidote to such behavior is intriguing. That's the premise behind More God, Less Crime, the latest book from Dr. Byron Johnson, distinguished professor of the social sciences and director of [...]
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President's Scholarship Initiative passes $20 million mark
[3/21/2011]
Just six months after its launch, The President’s Scholarship Initiative -- a three-year, $100-million drive to fund endowed scholarships for Baylor students -- has passed the $20 million milestone. The Baylor family has responded well to President Ken Starr's challenge, working to support Baylor students and ease the financial burden of higher education for our [...]
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Baylor Open Today; Main Campus Not Affected by Electricity Brownouts
[2/2/2011]
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced this morning (Wednesday, Feb. 2) that because of soaring demand for electricity, they have order utilities to begin rotating electrical outages to compensate for a power shortage linked to the extreme cold weather. At this time, the rolling brownouts should not affect Baylor's main campus. Baylor is open and operational today, and classes are being held as scheduled.
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Charles and Mary Alice Wise Named Founders of Baylor University
[1/31/2011]
Baylor University alumni Charles and Mary Alice Wise of Gatesville, Texas, were presented with one of the university's most distinguished awards - the Baylor University Founders Medallion - during the Founders Day ceremony Jan. 31 in Waco Hall. Established in 1969, the Founders Medal is reserved for men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the university.
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Dr. Ray Arsenault Will Speak on Historic "Freedom Riders" to Recognize Black History Month
[1/31/2011]
It is difficult to imagine a world where a simple bus ride is a dangerous act of defiance. But in the 1960s, the American Civil Rights Movement was legitimized by "freedom riders" - activists who rode public transportation to protest the Jim Crow laws.
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Spring Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences
[1/31/2011]
Baylor University will welcome several distinguished speakers and performers to campus this spring. Below is a list of the lectures, conferences, symposia, and performances that will be held during February at Baylor.
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Baylor President, Student Body President Join Texas Attorney General In Launching Financial Literacy Initiative To Help Texas College Students
[1/27/2011]
Joined by Baylor University President Ken Starr and Student Body President Michael Wright, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott held a news conference Jan. 27 on the Baylor campus to bring attention to a major challenge facing today's college students: credit cards and credit card debt.
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Student Foundation Races Green for Ninth Annual Bearathon
[1/24/2011]
Baylor University's Student Foundation will "go green" in the ninth annual 5K Run and Bearathon race, which begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011. The Bearathon, a 13.1 mile half-marathon through scenic Cameron Park, historic downtown Waco and Baylor, is considered "The Toughest Half-Marathon in Texas." The 5K Run follows the beginning and ending of the Bearathon course. All funds raised are used for student scholarships.
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Improvements to Baylor University's Emergency Notification System
[1/18/2011]
Baylor University is grateful to students who responded swiftly to alerts sent out late Monday night through the university's emergency notification system, as Baylor and Waco police conducted a search on campus for two armed suspects in Waco cash store robberies earlier in the day. Unfortunately, the university has determined that there was a segment of the student population who did not receive the alert. Baylor has investigated the problem to determine how to make certain this error does not happen again.
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Houston Mayor, Harris County Judge Proclaim Dec. 29, 2010 "Baylor Day" in Houston
[12/29/2010]
In anticipation of Baylor's appearance in the Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium in Houston - the Bears' first bowl game since 1994 - Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett issued official proclamations today, declaring Dec. 29, 2010, as "Baylor Day" in Houston and "Baylor Bears 2010 Texas Bowl Day" in Harris County.
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Baylor To Hold Winter Commencement Dec. 18
[12/17/2010]
Baylor University will confer degrees on nearly 800 Baylor students during commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Dr.
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"Won't You Be My Neighbor?": Social Work Undergrad Class Challenged To Start A Social Movement
[12/17/2010]
The students in Dr. Michael Sherr's fall social work class at Baylor University knew their advanced practice class in community development would be challenging. Still, none of them was expecting the assignment he gave on the first day of class.
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Baylor to Hold Varied Operating Hours for the Holidays
[12/16/2010]
Baylor University offices and campus facilities will vary their operating hours during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. University administrative offices will be closed for the Christmas break Dec. 24 to Jan 2.
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News Coverage of Rumors about Obama's Religion Wrongly Fuses Arab Ethnicity, Islam and Terrorism, Baylor Researchers Find
[12/10/2010]
Despite reporters' goal of objectivity, some broadcast accounts and articles about rumors that President Barack Obama is Muslim suggest that being an Arab or a Muslim automatically is "a sinister accusation," according to a study by Baylor University researchers published online in the American Communication Journal.
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Christmas on Fifth Street Welcomes Thousands to Campus
[12/6/2010]
Baylor University hosted one of its most popular holiday events - Christmas on Fifth Street - which brought more than 8,000 people to the Baylor campus Dec. 2 to celebrate the Christmas season with a live nativity scene, musical performances, ice skating on Fountain Mall and the 45th annual Kappa Omega Tau Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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Baylor Accepts Invitation to Texas Bowl
[12/6/2010]
Baylor University has accepted an invitation to play in the 2010 Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium in Houston, snapping a 16-year bowl drought for the Bears football program. Baylor will face Illinois from the Big 10 Conference at 5 p.m. CST Wednesday, Dec. 29. The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN.
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Baylor Family Mourns Loss Of Alumna, Former Professor And Faithful Friend
[12/5/2010]
Beloved alumna, retired professor and lifelong friend of Baylor University, Sadie Jo Black of Waco, Texas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, at the age of 80. A rare individual, whose commitment to the beautification of Baylor's campus was matched only by her desire to support Baylor students, Sadie Jo Black's presence and influence will continue to be felt by the Baylor family for generations to come.
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Baylor Student Publications Win Six National Awards
[12/3/2010]
The Baylor Lariat and Round Up yearbook won six design awards at the National Fall College Media Convention, hosted by College Media Advisers and Associated Collegiate Press, in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 31.
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Baylor Grad Nominated For Grammy Award
[12/3/2010]
When nominees were announced Dec. 1 for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, among the names heard was that of 1991 Baylor graduate Giancarlo Guerrero, music director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Guerrero's recording of Michael Daugherty's Metropolis Symphony has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, the top honor in the recording industry.
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Musing, Music and Mime: Baylor students use creative means to win national language contest
[12/1/2010]
Vignettes about a youthful crush, translated into French in a video by Baylor University junior Adrien Lavergne, and about a mime making gestures with different meanings in different languages, produced by Baylor senior Daniella Romero, wowed judges in a national contest sponsored by a company that publishes instructional language materials.
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Holiday Season Arrives With Christmas on Fifth Street
[12/1/2010]
Baylor University's annual holiday celebration - Christmas on Fifth Street - will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, with numerous activities to kick off the Christmas season for the Baylor and local communities.
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Community Input Begins in Baylor's Strategic Planning Process
[12/1/2010]
Following a month of reflection initiated by Baylor University Provost Elizabeth Davis in her essay, "Envisioning Our Future," faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Baylor are now being invited to provide input to inform the direction of the university's next 10-year strategic plan. The community input portion of the strategic planning exercise will run from December 2010 through April 2011.
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Leadership Lecture Series Presents Baylor Alum John Hill
[11/5/2010]
John Hill, a trial attorney and Baylor alumnus, will lecture as a part of the annual Leadership Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Kayser Auditorium on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public.
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Baylor Asian Student Association Presents Two-Day AsianFest Event
[11/3/2010]
Baylor University's Asian Student Association (ASA) will host AsianFest, celebrating Asian and Asian-American pop culture, on Friday, Nov. 5, to Saturday, Nov. 6, on the Baylor campus.
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Baylor Begins Public Input Portion of Strategic Planning Process
[11/3/2010]
Baylor University has begun the public input portion of its Strategic Planning process by inviting faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Baylor to be active participants in shaping the direction of the university's next 10-year plan.
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Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences
[11/1/2010]
Baylor University will welcome several distinguished speakers and performers to campus this fall. Below is a list of the lectures, conferences, symposia, and performances that will be held during November and December at Baylor.
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Baylor University Steppin' Out Celebrates 25 Years of Service
[10/29/2010]
More than 3,000 Baylor University students will take part in service opportunities throughout the Waco community on Saturday, Oct. 30, as the university marks its 25th year of Steppin' Out, a volunteer service program.
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Baylor Rises Up In College Sustainability Report Card
[10/28/2010]
Baylor University garnered its highest-ever grade in the new College Sustainability Report Card 2011, released Oct. 27 at GreenReportCard.org.
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President Starr Appoints Tommye Lou Davis VP for Constituent Engagement
[10/27/2010]
Baylor University President Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Tommye Lou Davis, associate dean of the Honors College, associate professor of classics and Master Teacher, to his executive council as vice president for constituent engagement, effective at the start of the spring semester.
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Baylor University Honors Recipients Of Meritorious Achievement Awards
[10/12/2010]
Baylor University will honor 10 members of the Baylor family for their contributions to the university and society, when the 2010-11 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards are presented at Homecoming later this month.
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Parent Support Workshop Provides One-Stop Center for Services for Low-Income Families with Children
[10/5/2010]
For the second time this year, First Baptist Church of Waco and Baylor University's Center for Family and Community Ministries (CFCM) will hold a Parent Support Workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at First Baptist Church's Activity Center at Fifth Street and Webster Avenue. The event will bring together more than 20 agencies to provide application assistance and information about services available to families who are struggling financially.
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Baylor University Announces Top Texas Family Businesses of 2010
[10/5/2010]
Baylor University's Institute for Family Business will honor the 2010 Texas Family Business of the Year award winners and finalists at an awards banquet on Thursday, Nov. 4, at Baylor's Bill Daniel Student Center.
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Baylor Student Activities Hosts Annual Poverty Summit
[10/5/2010]
The 2010 Poverty Summit "Hungry for Justice: Social, Economic, Environmental," hosted by Baylor University Student Activities, the Campus Kitchens Project and Baylor Interdisciplinary Poverty Initiative, will be held Friday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 10, in the Bill Daniel Student Center on campus.
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Baylor Mourns Loss of Alumnus Who Exemplified Baylor Spirit and Tradition
[9/29/2010]
A true friend and passionate supporter of Baylor University, the passing of Lucian Edward Morehead of Austin, Texas, is a loss to the entire Baylor community. Morehead passed away on Sept. 23, 2010, at the age of 99, but whose legacy of philanthropy and dedication will live on, as evidenced throughout Baylor's campus.
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Baylor University Theatre Opens Season with Performance of "Gypsy"
[9/27/2010]
Baylor University department of theatre arts' season will open in Jones Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 29, with the Tony Award-winning musical "Gypsy" and run through Sunday, Oct. 10.
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Dean of Baylor's Nursing School Named One of 60 Outstanding Leaders in Health Field
[9/27/2010]
Dr. Judy Lott, dean of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing, has been named one of 60 visionary leaders in nursing and health care by her alma mater, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.
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ONE Campaign-Baylor Will Host Film Screening, Collect Food Donations
[9/24/2010]
The ONE Campaign-Baylor will host a screening of "The Lazarus Effect" on Tuesday, Sept. 28, in the SUB den of the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor University campus.
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Baylor Student Awarded $2,000 in International Fashion Competition
[9/24/2010]
A Baylor student won $2,000 in an international fashion design competition held in San Diego, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 19.
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Baylor University Students to Lead 'Be The Change: Missions Week'
[9/23/2010]
Baylor University students will lead "Be the Change: Missions Week," from Saturday, Sept. 25 to Wednesday, Sept. 29. The annual five-day event will take an intentional look at how God is working around the world.
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Baylor University Inaugurates Ken Starr As University's 14th President
[9/17/2010]
Since 1902, Baylor University has introduced its new presidents in public ceremonies. On Friday, Sept. 17, before a welcoming and celebratory crowd in the Ferrell Center, Baylor University Regents officially installed Kenneth Winston Starr, JD, as only the 14th president in the university's storied 165-year history. The ceremony, which was held on Constitution Day, highlighted a week of academic, commemorative and community events relating to the inauguration and the United States Constitution.
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Baylor University Announces $100 million Scholarship Fundraising Initiative
[9/15/2010]
Baylor University announced today a $100 million scholarship fundraising initiative. The initiative, officially titled How Extraordinary the Stories: The President's Scholarship Initiative, is the first fundraising priority announced by Baylor President Ken Starr, who will be installed on Friday, Sept. 17.
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Baylor Sets Records With Overall Enrollment, Freshman Class; Regents Set 2011-2012 Tuition and Fees
[9/10/2010]
Baylor University has enrolled 14,900 students, the largest overall enrollment in university history, according to official 12th-day enrollment statistics compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Testing. The university also enrolled its largest and most diverse freshman class.
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Colleyville, Texas, Couple Named 2010 Baylor Parents of the Year
[9/10/2010]
Max and Debbie Underwood of Colleyville, Texas, have been selected as Baylor University's Parents of the Year for 2010. The couple will be honored during the halftime ceremony of the Baylor vs. Buffalo football game Sept. 11 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.
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Inspired by Football Campaign Slogan, Baylor Alum David Crowder Pens 'Rise Up'
[9/2/2010]
After hearing Baylor Football's "Rise Up" commercials this summer, Baylor alumnus and award-winning recording artist David Crowder was inspired to not only write but record a new song, also titled "Rise Up." Crowder offered the song to Baylor, and fans at Floyd Casey Stadium this fall will hear it as the Bears take the field immediately prior to each game.
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80 years after graduating, alum continues to build his Baylor legacy
[8/24/2010]
Lucian Morehead, BA ’30, has seen a lot in his 99 years. As a student, he was friends with some of the Baylor basketball players who went on to become known as the Immortal 10. His graduating class was the first to use Waco Hall, and since then, he’s seen 13 different head football coaches, [...]
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Starr's vision, 2012 and beyond
[8/23/2010]
Within days of taking office as Baylor's president on June 1, Judge Ken Starr found himself lobbying to keep the Big 12 athletic conference intact. But with the Big 12 troubles behind him and the conference still functioning as a whole, Starr began work during the summer to address other university issues and goals.
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Poverty Summit partners with Campus Kitchens
[8/23/2010]
Baylor's Poverty Summit and Campus Kitchens Project, a national service organization dedicated to hunger relief, are joining together this October to increase awareness about hunger, poverty and social justice issues through a joint poverty and leadership conference, Hungry for Justice: Social, Economic, Environmental.
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Photo Gallery: Fall 2010 Community Service Projects
[8/23/2010]

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Baylor education deemed 'Best Buy'
[8/23/2010]
For the fifth consecutive year, Baylor has been named a "Best Buy" in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. The annual book is a best-selling companion for college-bound students and their parents.
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Animal-friendly ELG welcomes freshmen
[8/23/2010]
Animals have now become part of Baylor's society through a new Engaged Living Group for freshman students. Animals and Human Society is Baylor's newest ELG and will be taught by four diverse faculty members.
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Baylor Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings - Engineering Nears Top 10, Business Entrepreneurship Ranked No. 15
[8/19/2010]
Baylor University moved up one place to No. 79 among 262 institutions in the Best National Universities category, while engineering and entrepreneurship continue to be among the nation's top programs, in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges by U.S.News & World Report.
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President Starr to Preside Over Summer Commencement
[8/13/2010]
Baylor University President Ken Starr will preside over his first Baylor commencement this weekend, as the university confers degrees upon nearly 500 graduates during summer commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus.
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Baylor University Leads Coalition to Aid Parents and Professionals in Meeting Children's Needs
[7/30/2010]
Baylor University, Klaras Center Early Childhood Intervention and Smart Start Childcare Association will send a team of four people to Austin for specialized training to help parents and professionals meet the needs of young children.
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Baylor Homecoming and Parents Weekend Special Event Tickets To Go On Sale Aug. 2
[7/29/2010]
Baylor University will unveil a new integrated ticketing process on Monday, Aug. 2, that will provide Baylor alumni, parents and the general public access to a convenient online ordering system for Parents Weekend and Homecoming special events.
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From Textbooks to Twitter: Baylor University Assistant Professor Says Teachers Need to Use Social Media in Courses
[7/15/2010]
Teachers have been too slow to incorporate social media -- which can be an attention-grabbing and effective teaching method -- into their courses, according to research by an assistant professor of journalism and media arts at Baylor University.
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Baylor Named 'Best Buy' in New Fiske Guide to Colleges
[6/30/2010]
A best-selling college guide for college-bound students and their parents has named Baylor University a "Best Buy." Baylor is one of only 45 public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain - and the only Texas Big 12 institution - to earn the designation.
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Baylor Professors Receive $1.46 Million Grant From National Institutes of Health for Cancer Research
[6/17/2010]
The National Institutes of Health has awarded two Baylor University researchers a $1.46 million grant to research and test new compounds that could help fight cancerous tumors.
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Statement from Baylor President Ken Starr on Big 12's Promising Future
[6/15/2010]
Baylor University President Ken Starr released a statement today celebrating the perseverance of the Big 12 Conference and its historic rivalries. Starr expressed "great appreciation to our fellow Big 12 institutions for remaining committed to our partnership and the vision of this conference."
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Baylor AD, President Discuss Big 12 Realignment, Encourage Baylor Family
[6/11/2010]
Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and Baylor President Ken Starr met with members of the media on Friday to discuss conference realignment and encourage the Baylor Family to get involved, stay involved and help make a difference.
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Update From Baylor President Ken Starr on the Big 12
[6/10/2010]
Baylor University President Ken Starr said today in a message sent to the Baylor Family that the university is continuing to seek as much unity as possible among the members of the Big 12 Conference and to fight for cohesiveness among the Texas universities of the Big 12.
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New Virtual Career Network helps Baylor grads build connections
[4/23/2010]
Over the years, I’ve come to understand the value of connections, particularly within the Baylor family. A few years back when I was looking for a new job, I found out just how handy my friends and acquaintances could be in landing an interview (and eventually being hired) for the job I wanted. It used [...]
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How do you say "sic 'em" in German?
[4/22/2010]
Growing up the daughter of a German immigrant in Kansas, my great-grandmother's first language was German, followed by English some time later. Even into her 90s, her first reaction to certain events would be in German, which she of course had to translate for the rest of the family.
All that to say that my great-grandmother [...]
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Bear's efforts in Haiti making a world of difference
[5/12/2010]
Today marks the four-month anniversary of the earthquake that shook Haiti back in January. Since then, Baylor students, faculty and alumni have done all sorts of things to help out, from collecting t-shirts to raising money to going as missionaries (both short and long term) offering medical aid and practical assistance in the rebuilding process. [...]
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Student's documentary calls Christians to take a deep look at their faith
[5/4/2010]
Two years ago, Baylor students Will Bakke and Lawson Hopkins joined two other students from Texas A&M on a search across the nation to learn more about American religious beliefs than just what they had been exposed to growing up in the Bible Belt. The quartet compiled what they learned into a documentary, One Nation [...]
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Music professor honored for 40 years of contributing to learning at Baylor
[4/19/2010]
As many Schools of Music have reduced or dropped teaching the organ, competition for spots in Baylor’s organ program remains stiff — in large part due to the presence of Dr. Joyce Jones, the Joyce Oliver Bowden Professor of Music and Organist in Residence and this year’s recipient of the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of [...]
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Educational Psychology Students Take Top Prize for Research
[4/17/2010]

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U.S. News Ranks Baylor Law Fourth Best in Nation in Trial Advocacy
[4/16/2010]
Baylor Law School's Trial Advocacy program was ranked the fourth best in the nation in the law specialty rankings in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." Last year, the Baylor Law Trial Advocacy program ranked seventh.
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Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics Will Lecture at Baylor
[4/16/2010]
Dr. Steven Weinberg, professor of physics at the University of Texas at Austin and Nobel Laureate has been invited to speak at the Baylor Particle Physics Seminar presented by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the department of physics.
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Medical Device Network: Baylor Develops Portable Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitor
[4/16/2010]
Medical Device Network, April 16, 2010 (Article about Baylor researchers' development of a portable device for diabetics, enabling them to read glucose levels non-invasively) A portable device that can provide diabetics with a non-invasive alternative to reading their blood glucose levels has been developed by researchers at Baylor University, Texas, USA.
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Baylor Fashion Students Receive Awards at Fashion Group International of Dallas Event
[4/16/2010]
Baylor University fashion majors Meg Quinius, Kaylyn Smith and Anna Morrison took home awards from Fashion Group International of Dallas' 42nd Annual Career Day on April 9 at Dallas Market Center's Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart.
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Waco Mayor Tapped to Throw Out First Pitch at Community Tailgate Game
[4/15/2010]
Waco Mayor Virginia DuPuy will throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the Baylor Bears' matchup with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, April 24 at Baylor Ballpark. The game is part of a free event, the Sixth Annual Heart of Texas Community Tailgate. DuPuy is an alumna of Baylor.
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Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Presents $200,000 Grant to Baylor Researchers
[4/12/2010]
Two Baylor University researchers have received a $200,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to study a series of compounds that could be toxic against human cancer cells.
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Sixth Annual Community Tailgate set for April 24
[4/9/2010]
Baylor University will host a free event for families Saturday, April 24, at Baylor Ballpark.
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Baylor Mourns Death of Beloved History Professor
[4/9/2010]
Baylor University is mourning the death of one of its most beloved faculty members, Robert L. Reid, Professor Emeritus of History and Master Teacher. Reid passed away April 8 at the age of 88.
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Baylor University Selected to Participate in Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program
[4/7/2010]
Juliana Feden, the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program winner, will teach Portuguese each semester for the 2010-2011 school year.
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Safety Experts Urge Cell Phone Ban For Drivers
[3/31/2010]
Road safety professionals expect Texas lawmakers will introduce bills banning cell phone texting while driving. 20 states already have the kinds of laws that could be filed in the next legislative session.
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BU receives license for entrepreneurial curriculum
[3/31/2010]
Baylor recently received an exclusive license to sell Enable Ventures Inc.'s Supercoach Entrepreneurial Training curriculum in the Central Texas region. The curriculum is designed to help its users teach inventors and innovators the entrepreneurial skills they need to successfully market their products.
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Improving relations: US, Russia agree on arms treaty, look toward new future
[3/31/2010]
President Obama has successfully completed negotiations for a new arms treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, one week after his health care bill passed.
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Editorial: Standardized testing: nearly ineffective method for measuring aptitude
[3/31/2010]
In America, we don't pick presidents based on their SAT scores. If we did, our 42nd and 43rd presidents may have never seen the Oval Office.
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Application flood spurs wait list
[3/31/2010]
The Baylor admissions department has established a wait list for the applicants in the 2010 freshman class who applied after Feb. 1. As of Tuesday, a record number of 33,776 applications had been submitted.
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13th Annual "Mr. Pink & Green Scholarship Pageant" to be held April 14th
[3/31/2010]
The Pi Mu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invites faculty, staff and students to attend the 13th Annual "Mr. Pink & Green Scholarship Pageant" on April 14th at Barfield Drawing Room.
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Baylor Choral Activities Director Will Conduct Handel's Messiah in China on Easter
[3/31/2010]
While Christianity has been growing in China, religious practices still are tightly controlled. So Dr. Alan Raines, director of choral activities at Baylor University, was surprised and thrilled when he was invited to conduct an Easter Sunday performance of Handel's Messiah at the opening of a large new church in Suzhou.
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NSF awards Baylor nearly $400,000 grant to study faith in entrepreneurship
[3/31/2010]
For years, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have been advertised as “two great tastes that taste great together.” The same could be said of a new Baylor research project that over the next three years will examine the impact of religious communities on entrepreneurial behavior.
After all, in Baylor you have one of the world’s foremost Christian [...]
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2010 Census Submissions to Affect Local Non-profits
[3/31/2010]
With the census deadline arriving Wednesday, workers will be canvassing neighborhoods to ensure that all residents fill out a form, as required by law.  Local non-profits are also encouraging residents to participate, as a few completed forms can mean the difference between receiving or missing out on federal dollars. 
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Baylor's Center for Jewish Studies Host Holocaust Luncheon, Stations of the Cross
[3/30/2010]
The Center for Jewish Studies will host "Father, Forgive Us: Stations of the Cross After the Holocaust," an artistic expression of the stations of the cross, at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 in the Heschel Room in Marrs McLean Science Building on the Baylor campus. The center also will host a Holocaust Luncheon at noon Thursday, April 8 in Truett Seminary on the Baylor campus.
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Students go to D.C., tackle collegiate financial aid
[3/30/2010]
Student representatives' lobbying experience in Washington, D.C., at Big XII on the Hill last week may have long-lasting effects for Baylor students.
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Baylor MBA Student Wins Second Place in Healthcare Management Essay Competition
[3/30/2010]
Kevin Henry Baylor MBA student Kevin Henry recently won 2nd place in the Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management, which is sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Henry received a $2,000 award and an expenses-paid trip to the ACHE Congress in Chicago to present his paper, which was titled "Managing Social Media in Health Care: A Strategic Approach."
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