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Jul
21
2017

6 reasons Baylor Law students are recognized for service

Over the years, Baylor Law School has received national recognition countless times — for the quality of its students, the quality of its graduates, and for its value. But if there’s one particular thing for which Baylor Law is best known, it’s service. In the past few years alone, Baylor Law has earned six state and national awards for […]

Jul
21
2017

Football. Sims Named to SWATA Hall of Fame

Four years after receiving the organization’s Most Distinguished Award, longtime Baylor trainer Mike Sims has been named to the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

Jul
21
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “They say it’s the best four years of your life…”

[What are you looking forward to most about college?] “A lot of people talk about meeting those friends who you have for a lifetime, and they say it’s the best four years of your life, so I’m just trying to figure out what all of the hype is about.” [Have you chosen a major yet?] […]

Jul
21
2017

Baylor Board of Regents Welcomes New Members, Begins New Era of Governance

WACO, Texas (July 21, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents held its first meeting since adopting a slate of best-practice governance reforms in the spring that enhance operations, Board diversity, open communication and constituent representation.

Jul
21
2017

Baylor Board of Regents Welcomes New Members, Begins New Era of Governance

WACO, Texas (July 21, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents held its first meeting since adopting a slate of best-practice governance reforms in the spring that enhance operations, Board diversity, open communication and constituent representation.

Jul
21
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Rev. James Cleveland

July 18, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features Gospel music's most prolific artist, the Rev. James Cleveland. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Jul
21
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Children of Sheriff's Office employees supported through scholarship program

July 20, 2017
VIDEO: Incoming Baylor freshman Alicia Martinez earned a scholarship from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Association. Martinez, daughter of a county jail employee, plans to major in social work with the hope of serving the community like her dad does. “To see that he's proud of what he's doing makes me want to go out and figure out what's going to make me proud of my work so, it's pretty inspiring,” said Martinez.

Jul
21
2017

PRWeb: MDI Appoints Matt DeLorenzo to Vice President, Strategic Accounts & Workforce Solutions

July 20, 2017
Matt DeLorenzo, B.B.A. (Computer Information Systems) '95, has been appointed vice president, strategic accounts & workforce solutions for MDI Group, a national IT staffing and recruiting firm.

Jul
21
2017

Spoke: AACSB Welcomes Its 2017-18 Board of Directors

July 19, 2017
Terry S. Maness, D.B.A., dean of Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is serving on the board of directors of AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world's largest business education alliance that connects students, academia and business.

Jul
21
2017

Spoke: PatientPop Hires Key Industry Leaders to Hit Aggressive Growth Targets

July 19, 2017
Terry Welty, M.B.A. ’99, has joined PatientPop, maker of an all-in-one practice growth software for healthcare providers, as senior vice president of marketing.

Jul
21
2017

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Social Innovation in 3-D

July 19, 2017
Andy Hogue, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Honors College and director of Baylor’s Social Innovation Collaborative and the Philanthropy & Public Service Program, penned this column on the theory behind social innovation. This fall, Baylor will launch five new social innovation labs, a diverse array of transdisciplinary projects that aim to discover and develop new ways of promoting hope and human flourishing.

Jul
21
2017

The Christian Post: Regent, Baylor Among 15 Christian Schools to Make 'Great Colleges to Work For' List

July 19, 2017
Baylor University is among 15 colleges and universities that have an explicitly Christian worldview that made it on the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2017 "Great Colleges to Work For" list.

Jul
21
2017

The Washington Post: If you judge people by their taste in food, of course they’ll be sensitive about it

July 20, 2017
An essay by Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor’s Honors College, is cited in this Washington Post column about how “food consumption is an especially sensitive topic, in large part, because food itself is an especially sensitive issue — if we are what we eat, we are also judged by what we eat.”

Jul
21
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco ISD spokesperson to become Baylor's director of student publications

July 20, 2017
Bruce Gietzen, who most recently served as Waco ISD’s spokesman after a long career as a local news anchor, will join Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media as director of student publications. Gietzen will oversee the Baylor Lariat, the yearbook and Focus magazine, and expanding the students’ video and broadcasting opportunities.

Jul
20
2017

Football. Football Single-Game Tickets on Sale

Single-game tickets for four games of the 2017 Baylor football season are now available to the general public through the Baylor Athletics Department Ticket Office.

Jul
20
2017

Baylor prof helping launch Christian school for deaf students from across Texas

Dr. Lewis Lummer, a senior lecturer of deaf education and American Sign Language at Baylor, understands well the challenges that deaf students face — because he has lived it. Having himself overcome educational barriers due to being deaf, his desire to help others do the same has helped lead to a unique school for the deaf opening […]

Jul
20
2017

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Middle school students in Waco march against childhood hunger

July 19, 2017
VIDEO: Fifty rising sixth grade students, engaged in the Freedom School this summer at Waco's Cesar Chavez Middle School, marched and rallied in downtown Waco Wednesday afternoon -- in an effort to raise awareness for childhood hunger. The Freedom School project is a national seven-week summer literacy enrichment program founded by the Children's Defense Fund and sponsored in Waco by Baylor's School of Education. Lakia M. Scott, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum & instruction in the Baylor School of Education, serves as the executive director of Baylor's Freedom School.

Jul
20
2017

KXAN-TV (Austin/NBC): Cup of Joe with Greg Garrett

July 14, 2017
VIDEO: Interview with Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English and author of the new book “Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse,” about why zombies are so popular in society during times of upheaval, from 1968 — a time of assassinations and the Vietnam War — to post-9/11. Zombies are a “useful symbol,” Garrett said, standing in for “everything that scares us to death,” from terrorists to politicians.

Jul
20
2017

Lake Cities Sun: Corinth city manager receives lifetime achievement award

July 18, 2017
Corinth City Manager Bob Hart, B.S. (Recreation and Physical Education) ’75, was honored with the Texas City Management Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award this year. The award is given to a city manager who has significantly contributed to local government for more than 20 years.

Jul
20
2017

Lawyers Weekly: Do we have a leadership crisis in law?

July 20, 2017
The article cites a 2011 study by Wade Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology, which found that better job performance is linked to people who are more honest and humble.