As often happens on our beautiful campus, the extended Texas summer has quickly given way to chilly temperatures that remind us that winter is right around the corner. These nippy mornings give rise, however, to very warm hearts as we call to mind the joy of Thanksgiving, followed quickly by the bright promise of Christmas. With abundant blessings enlivening our days and inspiring our dreams, I bring you warm greetings from Baylor University.
Seeing a lot of pink lately? That’s probably because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many organizations take this to mean they should turn their product pink for 31 days. Here at Baylor, however, we prefer a more direct approach. Thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, […]
Nov. 19, 2014 Sean and Leigh Ann Tuohy, the couple whose story inspired the book and movie, “The Blind Side,” were guests of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr for an “On Topic” conversation before a full house Nov. 18 in Waco Hall. The Tuohys spoke about the role faith played in their decision to “turn around” and make a difference in the life of Michael Oher, a homeless teen that became part of their family.
Nov. 16, 2014 A Q&A with Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, explores his work with the Baylor Business Collaboratory, an initiative through which businesses and Baylor business faculty work together to develop solutions to market challenges through innovative research. Tanner discusses innovation, Baylor programs and his recent book, “Analytics and Dynamic Customer Strategy: Big Profits from Big Data.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
Dec. 2014 Issue Joel Allison, B.A. ’70, has been selected as D Magazine’s 2014 CEO of the Year. Allison is the CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health and also serves on the Baylor University Board of Regents.
If you’ve seen The Blind Side, you know the story of Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, and how two words — “Turn around” — changed their lives forever. (If you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a quick rundown.) The Tuohys were the latest guests in President Ken Starr’s ongoing series of “On Topic” conversations, […]
Forget the rankings, the controversy, the fact that the Big 12 could be left out entirely from the first College Football Playoff. All Baylor football can do now is just keep winning. Asked how he would lobby for the No. 7-ranked Bears with the playoff committee on Monday, head coach Art Briles had a pretty pointed […]
The dean of Baylor’s School of Education, Dr. Jon Engelhardt, will retire in May after 36 years in higher education (including the last eight at Baylor). But before he goes, he’s got at least one more honor coming his way. Engelhardt is the newest recipient of the rarely-given Robert B. Howsam Award, a lifetime achievement award from […]
As if you needed another reason to stand and yell “Sic ‘em!”… Baylor University is currently the second-most influential Texas college or university on social media, as measured by the popular Klout score. Klout, as you may know, is a social media tool that attempts to measure social media influence by tracking what you post on Facebook, […]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2014) — Employees who work at small, locally-owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does, according to Baylor University researchers.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) – Curious about Epicurus? In an explanation of Epicureanism in Greek and Roman cultures, Pamela Gordon, Ph.D., University of Kansas professor of classics, will present her lecture “Code-switching for Epicurus: When are Greek and Roman Pleasure Not One?” from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in Morrison Hall, Room 120.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) – For many, this Thanksgiving or this Christmas will be the first holiday without a special loved one. The loss of a family member or a friend brings obvious grief. And for those who have the opportunity to interact with a bereaved person, there are often questions: What do I do? What do I say?
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014) – International keynote speaker Jessica Cox is a college graduate, licensed driver, Taekwondo black belt and certified pilot. She’s traveled to more than 20 other countries, met the Pope and recently got married — all without arms. Cox will present her speech, “Thinking Outside the Shoe” from 6 p to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in Cashion’s 5th floor Banquet Room, 1401 S. 4th St. in Waco.
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