As Baylor gears up for homecoming weekend, the residence halls were decorated to compete in a residence hall homecoming decoration competition. The judges were; Elisa Dunman, director of New Student Programs; Kat Reed, coordinator for Greek Life; and LeAnn Gardner, professor of social work.
WACO TRIBUNE HERALD Wesley Woods Alzheimer's Care Center admitted 17 residents with dementia related diseases from Port Arthur. Not only were the physical needs met during this hurried transition, but the emotional and spiritual needs were met, as well, with assistance from the Baylor School of Social Work who sent Dr. Ellor, Helen Harris and professional students out to visit with the evacuees and provide comfort and support during this time.
Soon, excess food from campus cafeterias will have a better destination than the trash can. Baylor University Campus Kitchens, or BUCK, was chartered Oct. 15. The project will take leftover food to feed to the hungry in Waco.
Waste not, want not. That may be the motto for a group of Baylor University students working to open a "Campus Kitchen," in which unused food from the school's cafeterias and local restaurants is prepared and served to local underprivileged populations, rather than tossed into the garbage.
"I hope that all who attend would be so sensitized and aware of the issues that relate to poverty, that they would be a part of their lives. We'd love to see the investment of people's lives in some way," said Dr. Gaynor Yancy, associate dean of the School of Social Work.
Through her own personal story of fighting an incurable illness, retired Baylor professor Dr. Kay Toombs hopes to promote healing even in the absence of a cure, through her lecture "Living at the Boundary: Healing and Incurable Illness." Morgan believes that this lecture will primarily show premedical, pre-healthcare and social work students the wonderful, humane side to the medical field.
A story from Sam Oakley, a dual degree alum and member of the Congregational Community Ministries grant team. She beautifully describes her family life with Baby Eli, the struggles of families in the community surrounding Calvary, and the response that Buckner and Calvary are seeking to offer together.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS Congregations probably can't provide all of the hands-on care themselves, but they can connect families with community services, said James Ellor, a professor at Baylor University's School of Social Work. "As more Americans care for elderly parents, they will call on churches because they will want answers from people they can trust," he said.
Dr. Gaynor Yancey, associate dean of the school of social work, studied female crack users who had turned to prostitution. "Crack is seductive. Its users think that they can take a little of it and they won't get hooked on it. In reality, it has them hooked and they spend the rest of their lives trying to overcome its seductive powers," Yancey said.