Summer is in full swing, and I hope that whether you are on campus, working, doing research or mission work, or simply recharging for the fall semester, you will find time to stay connected to the University and all that is happening here.
WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – Fifty rising 6th and 7th-grade students from the Waco Independent School District will attend the first Baylor University School of Education sponsored Children’s Defense Fund® Freedom School from June 14 through July 28 at Cesar Chavez Middle School.
It might be hard to believe that food insecurity is a problem at a private university like Baylor, but research by Dr. Nathan Alleman, associate professor in Educational Leadership, and doctoral student Cara Cliburn Allen has shown that hunger exists at Baylor.
After Baylor baseball’s very successful second season under Steve Rodriguez, 18 players have been assigned to play in various summer collegiate leagues across the country. The yearly tradition allows players to keep improving their skills in a live-game atmosphere against some of the country’s top talent.
Baylor women’s tennis sophomore Jessica Hinojosa will represent Mexico at the 29th World University Games in in Chinese Taipei on August 19-30. She will compete alongside more than 5,000 athletes representing more than 120 countries in 22 sports.
After opening the tournament with a perfect first day at the Davis Cup for Honduras, Baylor men’s tennis junior Jimmy Bendeck went on to collect two more doubles victories and a singles win in Montevideo, Uruguay.
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2017) – A delegation of “Rising Star” researchers at Baylor University participated in the first Baylor Research on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., to share more information about the University and its research initiatives with key policy- and decision-makers.
June 20, 2017 As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a study by Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and Blake Kent, a doctoral candidate in sociology. In contrast, those who try to build a relationship with a god that they do not believe will be there in times of need may feel estranged and even experience a decline in mental health. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
June 20, 2017 Baylor University President Linda Livingstone is included in this list of Texas higher education institution leaders, particularly in the Houston area, about how the American college president looks different than five years ago, according to the results of the American Council on Education’s 2016 college presidency demographic study.
June 19, 2017 Article about how “buddying up” will make you more likely to work out mentions research published in 2016 in the journal Obesity. Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who found that the more frequently the dieter was in contact with friends or family members whom they perceived as fitter or thinner than themselves, the greater the weight loss.
Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book begins with a question: At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, why did Benjamin Franklin, of all people, suggest they begin the proceedings with prayer? The answer to that question turns out to be much more complex than you might think. With that moment as a starting point, Dr. Kidd unpacks Franklin’s complicated […]
You probably hear this a lot — but this might be the best video you see all day. Recent Baylor graduate Samuel Azide, BBA ’17, proposed to his girlfriend Anitria Flores, BA ‘15, last month in one of the most exciting ways possible: a flash mob. While celebrating his graduation dinner at Waco restaurant 1424, […]
When Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, assumed the role of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq last September, he added another link into a 33-year chain of service with the U.S. Department of State that began shortly after he graduated from Baylor. For more than three decades, Silliman has worked in places like Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia and […]
Every summer, we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. The incoming Bears in this sneak peek include students who reached milestones and earned honors that resonated in their hometowns, across the state and across the country. Here’s an early look at the class of […]
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.
WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.
Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernández is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She responded to President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program.