This past spring, a class of Baylor University medical humanities students sewed their passion for the healing arts into a service project that was anything but patchwork.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
On this very day 227 years ago, the last of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention emerged from what we now call Independence Hall.
Just about every major sports media outlet had at least one writer at McLane Stadium this weekend for the debut of Baylor football’s new home, and every single one of them came away raving about both the facility and head coach Art Briles’ program. Here’s a sampling: “When they’d applied the last coat of paint […]
Sept. 29, 2014
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, asserts that headlines about the decline of religion in America are “misleading, inaccurate and biased” after analyzing data from major social and religion surveys, including the General Social Survey and the Baylor Religion Survey. Young people are not abandoning church, although they may be switching churches and denominations; and the percentage of atheists has not increased, but rather held steady for decades, Johnson writes in The Heritage Foundation’s recently published “2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity: The Social and Economic Trends that Shape America.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR faculty and research. Goodrich wrote and placed this story.)
Sept. 25, 2014
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Kim Lawton, correspondent with the PBS program “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly,” sat down for an interview with the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, a Baylor graduate and the first female senior pastor of The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a megachurch known for prominent voices in its pulpit in the past, among them Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Butler, who earned her B.A. in religion and political science in 1991 and her M.A. in religion in 1996, says she wants to join with her congregation in tackling tough questions, among them finding biblical meaning in modern times.
Sept. 26, 2014
Baylor University’s department of religion hosted a panel discussion on “The Crisis Facing Churches in Syria and Iraq.” Guest speakers Jalil Dawood, pastor of the Arabic Bible Church of Dallas, and Mar Awa Royel, bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East, Diocese of California, joined Abdul Saadi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Arabic in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, in addressing the audience regarding the persecution of the church in Iraq and Syria. Saadi and Jeremy Courtney, MA ‘04, are quoted.
(Terry Goodrich, assistant director of media communications, covers faculty and research in the department of religion at Baylor.)
Sept. 27, 2014
Few seminaries teach future ministers the skills needed to help church members deal with mental health crises or psychological distress, according to a study by Matthew Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose research was published in the Journal of Research on Christian Education. “Christians should not see their job as fixing the mentally ill but rather showing them Christ’s love,” Stanford said. The topic is discussed frequently in Truett courses devoted to ministry, although it does not have courses focusing solely on counseling and mental health. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s department of psychology and neuroscience.)
Amy Tan has been a fixture on The New York Times bestseller list over the last 25 years, with five bestselling novels to her credit, plus a hit movie, a memoir and two children’s novels. Today, she’s sharing her story on campus with the Baylor community. “An Afternoon with Amy Tan” is the featured lecture of Baylor’s […]
One of the last people you might expect to see in a Christian comedy would be Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. But Believe Me (in theaters today) isn’t what you’d expect from a Christian film, either. Co-written and directed by Baylor alumnus Will Bakke, BA ’10, Believe Me is a film that playfully […]
Many golfers will tell you that the Ryder Cup is the biggest event out there. Not the Masters, not the U.S. Open, not the PGA Championship, but the every-other-year match that pits America's best against Europe's best in an unusual team format. This year, "America's best" includes a Baylor Bear: Jimmy Walker. The former Baylor All-American turned pro [...]
If the BSB were human, it’d be in fourth grade and celebrating its birthday by getting a sugar rush from chocolate cake. That’s right; Sept. 24, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the official dedication of the Baylor Sciences Building. The plans. Before the $103.3 million colossus known as the BSB was constructed, Baylor’s five […]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 26, 2014) – Acclaimed by BBC Radio as one of America’s leading authorities on religion and culture, Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor in department of English in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as this year’s W.C. Dobbs endowed lecturer. Garrett will expound on the topic "From Homer to The Hunger Games: Imaginative Reading for Preaching, Teaching, and Formation” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Paul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary, 1100 S Third St # 97126, in Waco, Texas 76798.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014) – The Baylor Rowing Club will host the Head of the Brazos regatta on Saturday, Sept. 27, marking the first time a race has ever been held on the Baylor campus. The regatta will feature as many as 200 boats from 20 rowing clubs around Texas.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014)—The Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research has been selected to partner with SciGirls Connect, a national effort with the goal of getting young girls engaged in the scientific field.
Did you know that a lot of students are absolutely wrong about their professors?
Did you know that you could be really hurting yourself by not getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night?
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