The University’s emphasis on diversity and inclusion is enhanced through the work of the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) and the Special Assistant to the President on Diversity and their interactions with student leaders from the NAACP and other organizations across campus. The May 2016 summary below outlines improvements and initiatives undertaken across the University to build a strong foundation for a community of respect, character, cultural literacy and leadership. Through the coming months the PACD and Special Assistant will build upon these areas of progress and facilitate new initiatives that strengthen our community.
A reminder that all bicycles need to be removed from bike racks on campus before May 16, when Parking and Transportation Services will begin its annual process of collecting abandoned bicycles May 16-20.
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2016) – For the past two years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has focused its energies on the role of philanthropy in a civil society while taking on the very real task of giving away thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations. On May 3, the spring 2016 "Philanthropy and the Public Good" class of 19 students presented $52,500 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations during a ceremony in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2016) – Four sophomores in a Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) team have won $1,000 to benefit World Hunger Relief by devoting time to learn about social justice and practice writing grant requests, then using that knowledge for a practical application.
April 28, 2016
Baylor graduates J.D. Beard, B.B.A. (Management) ’14, and Dylan Washington, B.A. (History) ’14, started their coffee roasting business, Pinewood Roasters, to help café owners put a face to their brand through coffee. Just over a year since the business started, Pinewood Roasters will now have its own coffee shop in downtown Waco at 927 Franklin Ave. and will open by the middle of May.
April 26, 2016
According to a new study by Baylor University, nine out of 10 Americans seek God for healing when they fall ill, in addition to relying on doctors. “It was very surprising,” said the study’s author, Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). “I was expecting that some proportion of the population would be involved in this, but I wasn’t expecting the numbers to be so high.” Levin was also stunned to find that nearly 80 percent of Americans have prayed for their own healing, with almost a third admitting they do this frequently. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)
May 3, 2016
The 40th Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals, the world's oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest, headquartered at Baylor University and known as the "Battle of the Brains," will take place on Thursday, May 19, in Phuket, Thailand. The event serves as a proving ground for the elite level of collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Huddled around a single computer, the 128 teams of three students each will race against the clock in a grueling battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance.
May 2, 2016
Article about a recent study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that investigated why employees’ unethical behaviors may be tolerated instead of rejected. The story quotes lead author Matthew J. Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. “In this study, we’re asking the questions: When and why are people ostracized – or excluded from the group – while at work?” Quade said. “Our research contributes to an ongoing conversation regarding whether people’s competence is more important than morality within the context of organizations.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
For the last 50,000 years, ancient creatures with a unique nose have been buried in the soil of Kenya’s Rusinga Island. These wildebeest-like animals provide insight into how different species can adapt and evolve in similar ways — but their secrets were kept hidden until they were recently uncovered by a Baylor professor and his research […]
Cannes. For filmmakers, there’s an aura in its very name. Earning a spot on a Cannes Film Festival screen is an incredible honor that only a select few achieve — which makes it all the more incredible that, for a second consecutive year, a Baylor filmmaker will see his work screened there. “Stray,” a short film […]
For years, ExxonMobil has supported Baylor — not only by hiring Baylor graduates, but by matching their donations back to the university. Last week, the ExxonMobil Foundation presented Baylor with a check for $340,575, bringing the company’s cumulative donations to more than $8.4 million — all the result of matching their employees’ already generous gifts. To […]
Today, we think about Burleson Quadrangle as a complete set; it’s hard to imagine Old Main and Burleson Hall without Carroll Science Hall and Carroll Library defining the quad on either side. But at the turn of the 20th century, that was exactly how things stood for Baylor students. Outside of some flanking buildings that housed students and a […]
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2016) – Clark Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor’s department of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences, was honored in Florence, Italy, last month as his photography was put on display at the Florence University for the Arts.
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2016) - Dean Terry S. Maness of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Maness was elected to a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.
HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”
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