WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today provided a progress report on the implementation of recommendations for improving the University’s response to sexual violence. The recommendations resulted from the University’s external investigation launched last fall.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2016) —Orphans in Zambia left their fingerprints — literally — on an art project by two Baylor University studio art majors on a women’s leadership mission trip this summer to the southern African country. The students’ paintings of trees – featuring brightly colored leaves made by the children’s fingertips – eventually raised nearly $45,000 to help children living in extreme poverty become leaders for change.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) – Aloe Blacc, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter of the megahit “Wake Me Up,” will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Thursday, Sept. 1, on Fountain Mall. The free, community-wide event celebrates the upcoming football season as the Bears prepare to open against Northwestern State at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at McLane Stadium.
Baylor volleyball played its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage on Tuesday evening at the Ferrell Center, giving fans a preview of the 2016 team, set to open its 2016 season on Friday with the Hampton Inn North Baylor Invitational.
Aug. 24, 2016 A study by Baylor researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., found that people may be more likely to lose weight if they socialize with thinner people. Obesity significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and people who develop Type 2 are often urged to lose weight, according to this article. The study by Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, was published in the journal Obesity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
Aug. 22, 2016 Article about research presented at the American Sociological Association meeting by lead author Stephen Cranney, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and lecturer of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, about sex life satisfaction in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology and ISR research and faculty.)
Aug. 23, 2016 AUDIO: This interview with Baylor researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., explores why parents in the United States are less happy than those without children. Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, said this country ranked at the bottom of 22 industrialized countries he studied when it came to providing workplace “policy packages” such as flexible hours, paid parenting leave, paid vacation and paid sick time. “Putting people in a situation where they have time and space to negotiate being a parent and being an employee seemed to matter a lot more to closing the happiness gap than any kind of short-term financial transfer incentive,” Andersson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally and arranged this interview. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
Baylor posted President Garland’s Summer 2016 Commencement address online earlier this week, and if you haven’t heard it yet, I encourage you to check it out. (Watch the video or read the complete transcript here.) In his speech, Dr. Garland gives an excellent explanation of what excellence looks like in a Christian context, and particularly at a Christian university. […]
[What advice would you give to new students?] “Just get involved right away. Find something that you think might be interesting and give it a shot… I’m part of the Swing Dance Society. It’s really great. I came in as a freshman, second semester, never had danced at all. I came in, just started showing […]
While most Baylor Line Camp participants took part in a camp on the Baylor campus, two special Line Camps took place far from Waco. One of those took incoming freshmen to Guatemala, where they not only got to know Baylor and one another, but served local children through an organization known as Orphan’s Heart. Garrett Burton, a freshman biology […]
“I’ve lived in Waco my whole life, and [coming to Baylor] has been something I’ve been looking forward to… Waco is a great town. It’s easy to get involved, and it’s a great community. Explore as much as you can. It’s really easy to get rides, everyone is really friendly, so if someone has a […]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — Scientists previously thought musical preferences are “hard-wired” in the brain, but a new study of a remote Amazonian farming and foraging community suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin. One of the study’s authors, published in the journal Nature, is Alan Schultz, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
WACO, Texas (August 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2016) — People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research presented Monday at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
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