Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

May
19
2016

What ‘Pro Bono’ Really Means And Why Such Work Is Important Today

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2016) – Most people believe “pro bono” means “for free.”

May
16
2016

Faith and ‘The Facebook Effect’: Young Social Media Regulars Less Committed to One Religion

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2016) — Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media, according to a Baylor University study.

May
14
2016

UPDATE - Power Restored - Campus Power Outage, May 14, 2016

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WACO, Texas (May 14, 2016) – Power is gradually being restored throughout campus after a power outage caused by a lightning strike affected a significant portion of the main Baylor University campus today.

May
13
2016

Regents Receive Briefing from Pepper Hamilton; Approve Operating Budget, Capital Projects; Confirm New Regents

WACO, Texas (May 13, 2016) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents attended to a variety of matters related to the business of the University. The Board received a comprehensive briefing from Pepper Hamilton LLP, whose services were retained by the Board in September 2015 to conduct an independent and external investigation of the University’s response to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. Over the coming weeks, the Board will carefully consider the information provided in the briefing and determine how to decisively act upon Pepper Hamilton’s findings and recommendations. The members of the Board will be guided by their faith as they make significant decisions for the welfare of Baylor students, the direction of the institution and the good of Baylor Nation.

May
12
2016

U.S. Army Announces Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science

WACO, Texas (May 12, 2016) – Today marks the official kickoff of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Through the CRADA, Baylor professors in the department of electrical and computer engineering will work alongside professors from Purdue University to develop next-generation radar transmitters for the 21st century.

May
11
2016

Baylor University and Truett Seminary Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (May 11, 2016) – The largest graduating class in Baylor University history will walk the Ferrell Center stage Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, reminiscing on lessons learned during their time as Baylor students and setting foot into their next phases of life.

May
9
2016

Baylor Law School Achieves Highest Employment Rate Among Texas Law Schools

WACO, Texas (May 9, 2016) – In a legal job market that is slowly rebounding, Baylor Law School posted its highest employment numbers since 2006, and, among the nine Texas law schools that reported employment data for the Class of 2015, showed the greatest gains in employment numbers this year.

May
9
2016

Congregations Striving for Racial and Ethnic Diversity May Shrink, Baylor University Study Finds

WACO, Texas (May 9, 2016) — Congregations attempting to boost their racial and ethnic diversity may end up with fewer people in the seats, according to a Baylor University study.

May
5
2016

Dr. Clark Baker’s Work Displayed in Photography Exhibit at the Florence University for the Arts in Italy

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2016) – Clark Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor’s department of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences, was honored in Florence, Italy, last month as his photography was put on display at the Florence University for the Arts.

May
2
2016

Baylor's Maness Elected to AACSB International Board of Directors

WACO, Texas (May 2, 2016) - Dean Terry S. Maness of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Maness was elected to a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.

Apr
29
2016

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with $340,575 from Educational Matching Gifts Program

HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) &#x2013; Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation&#x2019;s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a &#x201c;Baylor Day&#x201d; held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil&#x2019;s new campus in Houston.

Apr
28
2016

The 2016 Annual President’s Concert Will Present German Master Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) &#x2013; The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President&#x2019;s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor&#x2019;s campus. This year&#x2019;s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs &#x201c;A German Requiem, Op. 45.&#x201d;

Apr
27
2016

Baylor Debate Team Earns National Ranking

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) &#x2013; Baylor&#039;s intercollegiate debate team, known as the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, just completed its 2015-16 season with a top 20 national ranking. The team also qualified three smaller groups of two members each to compete at the National Debate Tournament (NDT).

Apr
27
2016

Baylor University and Tarrant County College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) &#x2013; Baylor University and Tarrant County College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Apr
27
2016

Ten Baylor University Faculty Members Elected as Fellows for Teaching Excellence

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) &#x2014; Ten faculty members have been elected to serve as 2016-17 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.

Apr
26
2016

Baylor Theatre Ends Season with Three Plays in One

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2016) &#x2013; Baylor Theatre is finishing its 2015-2106 season strong with "Story of a Marriage," a compilation of three plays by Horton Foote: "Courtship," "On Valentine&#039;s Day" and "1918."

Apr
22
2016

Baylor Libraries Host Money Smart Week to Help Students Manage Finances

WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) &#x2013; With graduation just around the corner, many seniors at Baylor University are preparing to start their first salaried jobs and earn that first paycheck. However, some students may be unprepared to take their finances into their own hands.

Apr
22
2016

Baylor’s 17th Annual Black Glasses Film Festival Will Showcase Best of Film & Digital Media on April 25

WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) &#x2013; This year&#x2019;s Black Glasses Film Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre downtown.

Apr
21
2016

Baylor Student Publications Continue to Earn Best in Texas and National Awards

WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – The Baylor Lariat newspaper, Focus magazine, Roundup yearbook and the baylorlariat.com website recently won another round of state and national awards.

Apr
21
2016

Texas Oral History Association Will Host Conference

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2016) &#x2013; The Texas Oral History Association will host its fifth annual conference from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.