Starting this fall break and again during spring break, Baylor Missions will be sending teams of Baylor students, faculty and staff to work on various relief projects in south Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions teams will be partnering with various community groups and relief efforts, who are already mobilizing, identifying needs and sharing hope as they help communities rebuild their lives. For more information or to apply, go to: www.baylor.edu/missions/txrelief.
The fall semester has been in session for almost a month now. Class schedules have been finalized, students have established their routines, and the numbers are officially in for this year’s student body. Once again, this year’s students have set new records. Baylor’s student body — all 17,059 students — is more diverse than ever, […]
Earlier this week I traveled to Washington, D.C., to visit with several members of the Texas Congressional delegation. They were interested in and supportive of our ambitions to become a tier one research university that is unapologetically Christian, and certainly appreciative of the significant measures Baylor has implemented on the Title IX front in the prevention of and response to sexual violence. I also had the opportunity to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and potential implications for many of our students.
Sept. 18, 2017 Baylor faculty who traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan at the start of the Iraq war in 2003 reunited last week for a Baylor Libraries panel discussion about their experiences presenting higher education workshops to professors and students who remained in the war-torn region. “I’m proud to be a part of the Baylor family who walk the talk and help our neighbors in need,” said retired U.S. Air Force colonel and Baylor Professor Emeritus of Political Science William A. Mitchell, whose new book documents five educational missions into the region. Other panelists were Cindy Fry, senior lecturer of computer science; Mark Long, Ph.D., director of Middle East Studies and associate professor of BIC; Brad Owens, Ph.D., senior lecturer of journalism, public relations and new media; and Lyn Prater, Ph.D., clinical professor at Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
Sept. 18, 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. (Tonya B. Hudson, director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged for the reporter to interview Dr. Brooks. She covers environmental science research and faculty at Baylor.)
Sept. 18, 2017 Religion News Service senior columnist Jonathan Merritt conducted a Q&A with Rodney Stark, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, about his new book, “Why God? Explaining Religious Phenomena.” Stark explains why faith is a universal feature of human societies, and he argues against emerging theories that any system of belief about the meaning of life can be considered “religion.”
The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2017! If you haven’t already, it’s time to make your plans for Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 19-21 and schedule your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-West Virginia football […]
For 130 years now, the spires of Old Main towering above campus have been a signature image of Baylor University. In fact, it was 130 years ago this week — Sept. 19, 1887 — that Old Main opened and held classes for the first time. The building — originally known simply as “Main Building” — was […]
“I’m very passionate about joining the military. My dad was in the Air Force, and I’ve seen all of the benefits that he’s been able to have and how he’s passed them along to us. “I moved around a lot, and I got to meet a lot of different people. I’m a very social person, […]
For the sixth straight year, Baylor has been ranked by U.S. News as one of the top two universities in the Big 12 Conference and one of the top five in Texas, alongside Rice, UT, SMU and Texas A&M. Overall, Baylor is ranked No. 75 in the U.S. among national universities. For context, that puts BU just […]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the Baylor University holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), on Tuesday.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2017) — Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/baylorreligionsurvey">Baylor Religion Survey</a>.