Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2015) – In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Austin’s new title, <i>Dream Again</i>, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the bookstore at 1201 S. Fifth St. on the Baylor campus.
Baylor University is mourning the passing of Tommie R. Thompson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, who died June 29, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date and held at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church in Waco.
In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Isaiah’s new title Dream Again on Friday, July 10.
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) — For the first time in Baylor Law School history, the State Bar of Texas has awarded a grant to support and foster the ongoing effort of the Baylor Law School Veterans’ Assistance Clinic to provide Texas military veterans free legal counsel.
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Baylor University again has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2016 edition of the best-selling <i>Fiske Guide to Colleges</i>.
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? Find out what Baylor's Franklin expert and biographer Blaine McCormick has to say.
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) — Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.
Parking and Transportation Services will be closing the top deck of the Robinson Tower Parking garage after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. This closure is to create a safer pedestrian area on the top deck for families that have historically utilized the area for watching fireworks.
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) – State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-District 56, congratulated Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today on his fifth anniversary as the University’s leader with a special presentation.
Tests vs. Fests: Students in “Learning Celebrations” Rather than Exams Scored Higher and Enjoyed Themselves, Baylor Sociologist Says
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2015) — A Baylor sociologist who reshaped “test day” in his class — transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music — found that students in “learning celebrations” scored higher than students who took standard-style exams in previous semesters.
WACO, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that Charles H. Walter, a longtime museum executive and current chief operating officer of the San Antonio Children’s Museum, has been named director of the Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex. He will begin his duties on Aug. 3.
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2015) – A Baylor University history lists some notable but lesser-known women in American history who might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill – the first paper currency in more than a century to feature a portrait of a woman.
WACO, Texas (June 18, 2015) — In Texas, May turned out to be the wettest month on record as Central Texas slogged through 25 consecutive days of rain, while state rainfall totals reached an astonishing 35 trillion gallons. Those heavy rainfalls have not only affected communities across Texas but have significantly impacted mosquito populations.
WACO, Texas (June 16, 2015) — It’s time for Dad to step up to the plate and take charge of his day rather than sitting back and waiting for the gifts to roll in, says Mark T. Morman, Ph.D., a Baylor University expert in family communication.
WACO, Texas (June 15, 2015) – Baylor Law School hosted its annual Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition on June 7, and the winner walked away with a $10,000 prize and the title of the nation’s “Top Gun.”
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2015) – A tragic accident at 11:45 a.m. today (June 12) at the construction site of the new business school building on the Baylor University campus has resulted in the death of a worker.
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2015) – Baylor University’s Campus Kitchens Project will host a movie night at the Baylor Community Garden at the corner of Ninth Street and James Avenue on Friday, June 12.
WACO, Texas (June 6, 2015) – Robert F. Darden, professor in Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, and former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine, is leading a national movement to preserve the fast-disappearing legacy of African American sacred music on vinyl.
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Chris Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and chair of the film and digital media department in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the challenges for original storytelling and the future of the film industry.
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Baylor University graduate Maj. Christopher Scheibler, flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force air demonstration squadron, or Thunderbirds, will fly at the Heart of Texas Airshow on June 6 and 7 at the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Campus Airport.