WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University’s Presidential Search Committee has completed more than 80 hours of listening sessions – both on and off campus – with various groups of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and University administrators, who have provided their valuable input regarding the professional and personal characteristics and experiences important to the University’s next president.
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.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2016) – At its regular Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents today announced a significant gift from Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane Jr., B.B.A. ’58, his wife, Elizabeth, and the McLane family toward the renovation of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) in Dallas.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2016) – Baylor University announced today that Doug Welch, who has served as Associate General Counsel at Baylor University since 2006, has been named as the University’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).
On the opening day of the ITA Texas Regional Championships Presented by Oracle, the Baylor men's tennis team had three singles players and one doubles duo go undefeated Friday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
No. 4 Baylor equestrian (3-1, 0-0) will open its 2016-17 Big 12 conference schedule on the road, facing the Oklahoma State Cowgirls (1-1, 0-0) on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Totusek Arena in Stillwater, Okla.
Oct. 18, 2016 Congress' inaction on the $7.25 hourly minimum wage has prompted voters in four states to consider an increase, and another state is considering wages for the youngest workers, according to this Associated Press story. “It almost always passes when it gets on the ballot," said Jerold Waltman, Ph.D., R.W. Morrison Professor of Political Science, who is quoted. “Most Americans have a fundamental sense of fairness, that if you work, you ought to make enough to make a living wage on. Democrats and Republicans seem to agree on this.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers political science research and faculty.)
Oct. 6, 2016 A Baylor University study found families who spend time relaxing together were more satisfied than those who engaged in exotic outside activities as a family. Researchers say taking part in unfamiliar activity may actually be distracting by over-stimulating people’s minds, giving them less time to focus on enjoying one another’s company. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in family and consumer sciences.)
Moody Memorial Library. For half a century, it’s been where textbooks are studied, all-nighters are pulled, projects are procrastinated, and friendships are formed. So much time is spent in “Club Moody” that many call it their second home on campus. October 21, 2016 marks 50 years since its groundbreaking. Plans for a new library came […]
Her: “[We met] in Penland.” Him: “In the make-your-own-sandwich line.” Her: “No it wasn’t; we had mutual friends! He was a KOT, and I was a Kappa. … [If you could do your whole Baylor experience over again, would you? What would be different?] Her: “[Baylor] was the best four years of my life, besides […]
This past August, Baylor Interim President David Garland announced three professors who have earned the designation of Master Teacher – one of the highest honors given to Baylor faculty members. One of these new Master Teachers is longtime School of Social Work professor Dr. Gaynor Yancey. Yancey has been with the Diana R. Garland School of […]
“I’m a freshman. I’m about to go to band practice. It’s a great place, the people are very nice — especially the trombone section. It’s like a big family, really.” [What was it like marching for the first time in a Baylor game?] “The first thing that really stuck with me is that there were […]
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.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Jacalyn Duffin, Ph.D., M.D., will give two lectures on the history of medicine for the 2016 Charles Edmonson Historical Lectures at Baylor University. The lectures are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room 240 of the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) — Religious liberty expert Timothy Shah, Ph.D., of Georgetown University will present the Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Lectureship in World Issues on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including lectures on medical history from the former president of the American Association for the History of Medicine, a concert by the jazz group the Dan Haerle Quartet and a lecture by criminal justice reformer Adam Foss, who gave a TED Talk on criminal justice reform that has been viewed more than one million times.