July 24, 2016
Q&A with Ron Murff, chair of the Baylor Board of Regents, and Interim President David Garland, who sat down the Waco Tribune-Herald for a wide-ranging discussion related to interpersonal and sexual violence and the University’s implementation of improvements that also cultivate a culture of respect and character reflecting Baylor’s mission.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.
July 20, 2016
Strangpresse LLC contributed a Model 19 Thermoplastic Extruder to Baylor University’s research and development in large-scale fused deposition modeling. The article quoted Douglas Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, who said that the collaboration between Baylor and Strangpresse will help to establish Baylor as a leader in large-scale deposition research.
July 25, 2016
Feature on Capes 4 Kids, a Dallas-based nonprofit started by two Baylor University nursing students, which organizes “cape factories” with volunteers at Union Coffee House in Dallas to create and deliver capes to hospital-bound children across the Dallas/Fort Worth area in hopes of encouraging them to become “superheroes” fighting their diseases. Jordan Loetscher, B.S.N. ’13, and Cody Reynolds, B.S.N. ’13, started Capes 4 Kids in 2013 as part of a senior class “give-back” project. (This story was written by Karyn Simpson, Baylor senior and student newswriter for Baylor Media Communications.)
July 25, 2016
New research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business finds that instead of making a list of forbidden foods and replacing them with boring options, dieters should zero in on the healthy dishes you want to eat. Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, is lead author on the study, “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale: Approach and Avoidance Strategies in Pursuit of Health Goals,” published in the journal Psychology & Marketing. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story. He covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)
July 25, 2016
Jahnavi Parekh, B.B.A./M.Acc. (Accounting) ’02, was inducted into Baylor University's 57th annual Hall of Fame class. Parekh played tennis for Baylor University and was a three-time all-Big 12 performer. She is the first women’s tennis player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
July 26, 2016
VIDEO: Story about multidisciplinary research by Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professor of management, Hankamer School of Business, and Renee Umstattd Meyer, Ph.D., associate professor of HHPR, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, on the health benefits of using a standing desk. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story and covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)
For 1,500 years, elaborate mosaics depicting Bible stories like Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea were buried in the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Israel. But this summer, a team that included two Baylor students and Dr. Nathan Elkins, a Baylor art history professor and coin specialist, uncovered this stunning artwork while […]
“I’m from Frisco, Texas. Baylor’s always been a dream school for me. I’ve grown up knowing I wanted to go into the medical field, and I know Baylor is like the perfect place. I want to work in a Baylor hospital. “I’m currently a CNA [certified nursing assistant] through a high school program, so I’ve […]
Doris Gage, BM ’47, had never lived in a Baylor dorm. Because of it, she always felt like she had missed out on the full Baylor experience. She never had the frustration of learning to live with a roommate, or the joy of suddenly realizing she’s become your best friend. But in 1979 — more […]
“I’m a senior now… I’ll be doing my last thing with VirtuOSO, which is the a cappella group on campus, when we go to Taiwan in about a month.” What’s your favorite memory from VirtuOSO? “My first year in the group, making it to ICCA Finals in New York… Getting to perform at the Beacon […]
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) — Nick Strimple, D.M.A., B.M. (composition) ’69, was awarded the Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music at Baylor’s annual Alleluia Conference.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. The professional development conference will feature internationally known literacy experts Kylene Beers, currently an advisor at Columbia University and previously senior reading researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, along with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief — both teachers, authors and instructors at the University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute.
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2016) - Live Facebook video of the sniper shootings of Dallas police officers, as well as a woman’s video capturing the fatal shooting of her boyfriend during a stop by police, also are being streamed by media such as The Washington Post.
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