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For many members of the Class of 2015 who received their Baylor diplomas this past weekend, Commencement was simply the next step in their lives — perhaps one even taken for granted as they plotted out their next moves, whether entering careers or graduate school. Joy Ramey fit into that group — until she was diagnosed […]
Things may be different on campus during the summer, but it doesn't mean you don't have access to fun and fitness as you attend summer classes. Here you will find summer hours of operation for the Student Life Center, The Baylor Marina, and the Student Union Building Game Room.
We snagged a good one, Baylor Nation. Baylor has announced the appointment of world-famous philosopher John Haldane as a distinguished professor in philosophy beginning this fall. While Haldane may not be a household name to many Bears, it certainly is in the world of philosophy. He’ll be leaving his homeland of Scotland, where since 1983 he has taught at the […]
Baylor's track and field team had seven student-athletes, Trayvon Bromell, George Caddick, Rachel Johnson, Brandon Moore, Annie Rhodes, Raena Rhone and Olicia Williams, earn a spot into the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday during the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Baylor women's golfers Hayley Davis and Dylan Kim were named second-team All-Americans by the Women's Golf Coaches Association on Friday. Davis earned her third career All-America honor, and Kim joined her as the only All-Americans in program history.
Baylor sophomore Kristy Wallace is one of 12 players selected to represent her native Australia in the Under-19 World Championships.
On the first day of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, Baylor had seven student-athletes qualify for the quarterfinal round in seven events Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
May 28, 2014
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Interview with David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history at Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of “The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Hero of World War II.” Smith discusses Murphy’s life, which was full of turmoil and triumph, and the traumatic effect of war on the individual soldier. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. She covers research and faculty in the history department.)
May 28, 2015
Four incoming Baylor freshman received college-sponsored scholarships according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Kendall Curtis, William Gibbs, Austin Perona and Grant Wilkie are some of only 2,200 students nationwide who won the scholarships, which are financed by U.S. colleges and universities. At Baylor, Curtis plans to study pre-law, Gibbs will study mathematics, Perona will study computer science and Wilkie will study politics.
May 29, 2015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Oral History, is interviewed for this story about the new Waco History app, which pinpoints historical locations throughout McLennan County and provides stories about the various locations. The creation of the app was spearheaded by Baylor’s Institute for Oral History and The Texas Collection. The impetus behind the app, Sloan said, is the lack of an area museum that specifically covers Waco and McLennan County history as its theme. The Waco History app launched earlier this spring and currently contains about 70 historic sites, including locations that no longer exist but are still important to Waco history. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
May 29, 2015
To most kids, summer signals the start of swimming, ice cream breaks, camps and carefree fun. For as many as 25 percent of Bexar County children, however, the last day of school means the end of a guaranteed daily meal. This article focuses on summer meals programs in the San Antonio area that are supported by research conducted by Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, which works to identify the barriers that keep eligible children from receiving a meal. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers the research and programs of the Texas Hunger Initiative.)
When only two law schools are awarded an American Bar Association (ABA) Pro Bono Publico Award in a 30-year period, it’s clear that a school must reach a very high standard of service to the disadvantaged to receive the honor. Baylor Law School has met that standard and, earlier this month, became just the third […]
How far did Baylor women’s golf come this year in finishing as runners-up at the NCAA Championships? This is a squad that finished 21st out of 23 teams at the first tournament of the year. But it didn’t take the Bears long to start rolling; they never finished lower than eighth the rest of the year. Baylor […]
Eighty-five years ago today — May 27, 1930 — Waco Hall was officially dedicated during Spring Commencement activities. But you may be surprised to learn that the building, which has given so many Bears happy memories of Sing performances and Chapel performances, was a child of tragedy and struggle. The tragedy? A fire that gutted Carroll […]
You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your brain’s grid cells — you know, the neurons that allow us to make sense of where we are spatially and to navigate the places we go. Dr. Lisa Giocomo, BA ’02, does. And the research she conducts at her Stanford University lab is breaking new ground in helping build a […]
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, said Audie Murphy -- movie star and decorated hero of World War II -- displayed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) long before it was understood.
WACO, Texas (May 28, 2015) – The Baylor University Martin Museum of Art will showcase works of art from its permanent collection, including some recent acquisitions, from June 2-17.
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) junior Johanna Bridges was elected to serve on the 2015-2016 Board of Directors for the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). Bridges who currently serves as president for the Baylor Student Nurses Association at LHSON is the first Baylor student to serve in a national role for NSNA.
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, has received a $359,000 research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program to study physics-based hypersonic boundary-layer stability and transition prediction.
Do you feel like you set goals but aren't getting results? Maybe you have set a goal to "study more," "do better," or "be more organized." These goals are noble, but they are vague. How will you know when you have reached your goal? Try making your goals as specific as possible.
Ever feel like you spend SO MUCH TIME studying but don't see the results you wish you did? Are you putting in lots of hours but not seeing an improvement? Maybe it's time to rethink the way that you study.
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We hope you are enjoying your Fall semester at Baylor! How are you progressing in your courses? If you are doing well, then keep up the great work! If you are not doing so well, then be proactive and seek out assistance from a member of our caring and supportive Baylor community. We want you to be successful and enjoy your time at Baylor!