“For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.”
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2016) – Beginning in fall 2017, Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences will add a new interdisciplinary degree plan – the Science Research Fellows (SRF) major – which will allow students to earn a bachelor of science degree with increased opportunities for research.
Oct. 24, 2016 Baylor alumni Jake Conkerill, B.B.A. (Finance/Entrepreneurship) ’15, and Kevin Renois, B.B.A. (Public Administration/ Corporate Innovation) ’16, have organized the first weekly meeting, beginning Oct. 26, of 1 Million Cups, a national program that promotes entrepreneurship “based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee.” Cockerill is manager of entrepreneurship and innovation for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, while Renois is director of City Venture Waco and a local organizer of 1 Million Cups.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2016) – On Tuesday evening, the University received notice from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a complaint filed by Baylor’s former Title IX Coordinator. An OCR review of this nature results in a broad, comprehensive look at policies, procedures and practices for a specified number of years: in this case, from the Fall of 2014 to the present. Interim President David E. Garland immediately assured OCR the University will cooperate fully with the investigation.
Oct. 26, 2016 Baylor University and South Texas College announced the creation of a Baylor Bound transfer agreement on Monday, which allows students to transfer easily to Baylor. “For students who live in that area, I think they should be excited that now they’ve been handed an opportunity to follow a pathway that is without any ambiguity as far as what courses they’ll have transfer to Baylor,” said Wesley Null, Ph.D., vice provost for undergraduate education at Baylor. “They’ll know from the beginning and can start planning before they start their first semester.”
Oct. 26, 2016 This column about inmate-run churches, prison seminaries and faith-based volunteers in under-resourced prisons quotes Rodney Stark, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) and author of “The Rise of Christianity.” The article was written by criminologist Michael Hallett, Ph.D., a non-resident scholar for ISR.
Oct. 27, 2016 VIDEO: The art of three Baylor faculty members is being displayed at Meadows Gallery at the University of Texas-Tyler. The artists are Robbie Barber, an associate professor of art, who is exhibiting sculpture; Berry Klingman, professor of art, who will display his works of printmaker; and Paul McCoy, Ceramicist-in-Residence, professor and director of Baylor’s Allbritton Art Institute.
Oct. 25, 2016 AUDIO: On this episode of “Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments,” Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden explores what spirituals could have sounded like in the 1800s as they were sung in the 20th century. Darden is founder of Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.
“We’re roommates!” “We just lived super well together [as freshmen], so we were like, let’s do it again!” [What’s it like living off-campus versus on-campus?] “It’s super different. [On campus,] I feel like you’re just constantly forced to be social, and when you’re in your apartment, you can decide what you want to do. So I […]
The popularity and frequency of college athletic contests often lead us as fans to think of other Big 12 Conference schools as our opponents, someone we must fight against and try to beat, at all costs. But outside of the world of athletics, Baylor partners with other Big 12 schools (yes, even Texas and TCU) on a regular basis; it just […]
While it’s common for incoming freshmen to be welcomed to college by campus leaders, it’s not so common for that encouragement to come in the form of a hymn — but that’s what we do at Baylor. Since 2008, each class of freshmen has received its own unique message of encouragement and hope written by University Chaplain Burt Burleson, […]
One of the strongest memories I have of my first days at Baylor was meeting the professor who lived in my residence hall. She invited us into her home and fed us all kinds of snacks and goodies while asking us about our fears, doubts and excitements about our new phase in life as college freshmen. […]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2016) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its report, “Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2015.” The report shows a significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year, which means that millions more people throughout the nation now have access to food.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2016) — The 2016 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture will focus on “Higher Learning” with nearly 200 presenters exploring the promise and challenges in contemporary colleges and universities. Each year, the Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture,
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2016) – Baylor University and South Texas College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Hazel Rohm, a beloved Southern Baptist emeritus missionary who served for more than half a century in Nigeria. Rohm finished her mission on Oct. 17 at the age of 90, when she went to spend eternity with her God and Savior. Services will be held Dec. 8 and 9 in Iwo, Nigeria, where she will be buried.