Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor
WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Five years ago, Xin Zheng Yuan was born with a hole in his heart.
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.
Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emmanuel Nine’ by White Supremacist Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina
WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.
Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-being — and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.
Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernández is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She responded to President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program.
WACO, Texas (June 15, 2017) – Baylor Club at McLane Stadium has been named ClubCorp’s “Club of the Year” for 2016 and also received the 2016 Gold Circle of Excellence award, the most prestigious performance recognition award given by ClubCorp.
Baylor School of Education Freedom School Offers Opportunities for Summer Enrichment and Civic Engagement
WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – Fifty rising 6th and 7th-grade students from the Waco Independent School District will attend the first Baylor University School of Education sponsored Children’s Defense Fund® Freedom School from June 14 through July 28 at Cesar Chavez Middle School.
WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – A troubled teenager, a nun struggling with her faith, a charming maintenance worker and a homeless man named Frog make up the cast of characters in Baylor University theatre’s latest production, “Grand Concourse”.
Baylor Law School named Senator Murray Watson, Jr., of Waco, Texas, the 2017 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. "Senator Watson is most deserving of this honor," Dean Brad Toben said. "Murray is an exemplar of a public servant. His impact on the state of Texas, McLennan County, and Baylor is profound, and he is distinctively a humble, self-deprecating leader."
Jon Singletary, Ph.D., dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, participated in the first installment of the new Buckner Missions Lecture Series. Singletary’s focus was on the importance of relationships in efforts to involve congregations in mission and ministry efforts to address poverty.
People who are “phone snubbed” by others often turn to their own phones, social media for acceptance, Baylor study finds
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2017) -- People who are phone snubbed -- or "phubbed" -- by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2017) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones today announced his intention to step down from his post effective June 30 and return to a faculty position at Duke University.
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Shannon Sandridge, B.A. ’17, who earned her degree as a University Scholar with concentrations in philosophy and German, has been selected to participate in the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program.
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) – Baylor University has recognized 12 faculty members as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2016-2017 academic year.
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) --Prior to seeing the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, audiences are introduced to a flurry of previews for upcoming films -- big-budget sequels centered on blockbusting standards: warring apes, animated cars, web-slinging and hammer-bearing superheroes, and space-based lightsaber battles between forces of good and evil.
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2017) – Baylor University’s Office of Human Resources, in partnership with a committee of faculty and staff, has launched the Baylor Wellbeing Initiative, a new employee-centered program aimed at educating and empowering Baylor faculty, staff and their families to prioritize, evaluate and improve personal wellbeing across five dimensions: physical, financial, spiritual, emotional/social and professional.
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents has approved W. Brett Beene, B.B.A. ’87, of Mexia, and Dusty Sanderson, B.A. ’79, of Amarillo, as <i>Honoris Causa</i> Athletics Regents. Both Beene and Sanderson were nominated for election by their respective organizations, the Baylor Bear Foundation and Baylor “B” Association.
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift from the Baptist General Convention of Texas that will support the University’s recently created Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center.
People Called to Ministry — but Without Time or Money to Earn Divinity Degrees — Find an Answer at Baylor’s Truett Seminary
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2017) — Richard Baggett and his wife, Miwes, were on vacation in their recreation vehicle, standing on Deception Pass Bridge in Washington and marveling at the view. Then Baggett’s phone rang. He was invited to start a ministry at an RV park -- a perfect fit, thanks to a recently earned ministry certificate from Baylor's Truett Seminary and a love of RV-ing.
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2017) – For the third year in a row, the Baylor Symphony Orchestra has won the American Prize in orchestral performance in the college and university division.