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Aug
18
2017

This Week at Baylor: Aug. 20-26, 2017

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts, lectures and events, including a performance by Christian songwriter Kari Jobe, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Baylor VETS lounge and a talk with artist John McClanahan about his latest exhibit in the Martin Museum of Art.

Aug
17
2017

Baylor Campus Kitchen Volunteer Speaks at D.C. Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Of the more than 60 universities with a Campus Kitchen, Baylor University was one of only two schools asked to lead a workshop at the 2017 Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) Boot Camp last week in Washington, D.C.

Aug
16
2017

Baylor Freshmen Welcomed to Campus with a Hymn Written for Them

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.

Aug
16
2017

Baylor Professor and Space Weather Scientist Provides Tips for Watching the Total Solar Eclipse, Details on the Next Eclipse

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – For three hours on August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a total solar eclipse. While Waco will not experience a full eclipse, it will be worth viewing, according to a Baylor professor and space weather scientist.

Aug
16
2017

Solar Eclipse Selfies? Baylor Expert Shares Safety Tips for Taking Photos of Aug. 21 Phenomenon

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Monday’s solar eclipse will draw millions of eyes toward the sun to see the long-awaited phenomenon. And while it’s tempting to capture the sight with your camera or smartphone, a Baylor University engineer and imaging expert says it’s best to play it safe – for the photographer and for the camera.

Aug
15
2017

Addressing the Access-to-Justice Gap: Baylor Law School’s Legal Mapmaker Program Helps Young Lawyers Open Cost-Conscious Firms

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor Law School's annual three-day Legal Mapmaker program runs Aug. 16-18 in Fort Worth. Attendees will attend workshops led by experts in numerous areas ranging from business planning and alternative fee arrangements to marketing, client relations and community involvement.

Aug
15
2017

Baylor Launches Center for Christian Philosophy

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor University’s department of philosophy and Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) have announced the establishment of the Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP).

Aug
14
2017

Baylor Celebrates 100 Graduates from Online M.B.A Program

WACO, Texas (Aug. 14, 2017) – Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is celebrating a milestone – the awarding of 100 Master of Business Administration degrees via its online M.B.A. program.

Aug
14
2017

Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work Receives $235,000 Grant, Expands Waco ISD Partnership

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work (GSSW) a $235,000 grant to expand programming aimed at addressing the mental health and wellness needs of students in the Waco Independent School District. The grant will be used to address the needs of students placed in disciplinary alternative education programs.

Aug
13
2017

Baylor President’s Statement on 'Horrific' Charlottesville Events

WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., released the following statement regarding the violent rally that took place Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia: “Our hearts are heavy and our prayers go out to the victims of the horrific events that took place Saturday in Charlottesville. Racism has no place in our country nor in God’s Kingdom. God calls us to reach out to those around us and show that He is love. We pray for His presence to help us heal our nation.”

Aug
11
2017

Baylor Students Unite Refugees and American Families over Dinner

LAKIN, Kansas (Aug. 11, 2017) – When Marley Koons decided to participate in the “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” project, she wondered what her family would have in common with the Moes, the family of refugees they would host for dinner.

Aug
9
2017

Baylor Mourns Passing of Biology Faculty Member

WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the death of Daniel Samples, M.D., Ph.D., a lecturer in the department of biology and a faculty associate in the medical humanities program, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, after a brief illness. He was 66.

Aug
9
2017

Baylor University to Inaugurate the Robert P. George Initiative on Faith, Ethics and Public Policy

WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2017) – Baylor University has announced a new initiative on faith, ethics and public policy named for internationally acclaimed scholar Robert P. George, D.Phil., as part of the Baylor in Washington Program.

Aug
7
2017

Things that Matter: Baylor’s LAUNCH Program Helps Entrepreneurs Get Ideas Off the Ground

WACO, Texas (Aug. 7, 2017) – Baylor University’s LAUNCH program has a simple mission statement: Enable accelerated commercialization of things that matter.

Aug
5
2017

Baylor University Mourns Passing of Distinguished Alumnus Gov. Mark White

WACO, Texas, (Aug. 5, 2017) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of distinguished Baylor University and Baylor Law School alumnus Mark W. White, B.B.A. ’62, J.D. ’65, who served as the 43rd Governor of Texas from 1983-1987. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., released a statement today, extending the University's deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Gov. White.

Aug
3
2017

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business Joins Expanded Award-winning KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program

<p>NEW YORK, New York and WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2017) - Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is joining the <a href="http://www.kpmgcampus.com/your-career-with-kpmg#accounting">KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program</a>, a one-of-a-kind initiative that audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP developed to prepare accounting students for the digital marketplace.

Aug
1
2017

Baylor University and Premier Productions Partner with GRAMMY' Nominee Kari Jobe for Highly Anticipated The Garden Tour

WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2017) – Baylor University and the largest producer of live Christian events, Premier Productions, are partnering with worship leader Kari Jobe for The Garden Tour, with special guest Cody Carnes, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in Waco Hall.

Aug
1
2017

Baylor University’s Learning and Development Manager Drexel King Selected for CUPA-HR’s Wildfire Program for Early-Career HR Professionals

WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2017) – Drexel King, manager of learning and development in Baylor University’s Office of Human Resources, has been selected as one of six individuals to participate in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2017-18 Wildfire program.

Aug
1
2017

Making the Most of ‘Home Away from Home’ — the Dorm Room

WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2017) — When it comes to decorating, organizing and personalizing a college dorm room — that pint-sized home away from home — a Baylor University interior design expert advises students to first study the space like they are studying for an exam, then have fun with it.

Aug
1
2017

Math for Early Learners Academy Wraps Up its Second Year

WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2017) – Research done in kindergarten classrooms has shown that a pilot program of the Baylor School of Education helped young students gain an advantage in math understanding, as compared to their peers.