Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Sep
4
2015

Baylor University Closed Sept. 7 For Labor Day Holiday

WACO, TX (Sept. 4, 2015) – In observance of Labor Day, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed and no classes will be held on Monday, Sept. 7.

Sep
4
2015

Esteemed Architect to Visit Baylor, Motivate Students to Practice Sustainable Design

WACO, Texas (Sept. 4, 2015) – Baylor University’s interior design program is hosting “The Ethics of Sustainable Design: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Consciousness” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Draper Room 152.

Sep
3
2015

Expert: Nine Tips To Help You Break Away From Your Smartphone

WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2015) – You’ve tried to escape it. You really have. But, the constant stream of dings and buzzes from incoming texts and emails are just too much to take. And, before you know it, you’re scanning your smartphone. Again. Can the cycle be broken? Can people really put down their smartphones?

Sep
3
2015

Keeping Baylor Nation Informed

The recent criminal conviction of former student-athlete Sam Ukwuachu has brought deep anguish to our campus. As we have said unequivocally, acts of sexual violence contradict every value Baylor University upholds as a caring Christian community.

Sep
2
2015

Board of Regents Announces Outside Counsel

WACO, Texas (Sept. 2, 2015) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents announced today that they have retained the services of the Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP, to conduct a thorough and independent external investigation into the university’s handling of cases of alleged sexual violence. The investigation will be led by partners Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez, well-recognized experts in the institutional response to all aspects of sexual misconduct matters.

Sep
2
2015

Board of Regents Announces Outside Counsel

WACO, Texas (Sept. 2, 2015) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents announced today that they have retained the services of the Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP, to conduct a thorough and independent external investigation into the university’s handling of cases of alleged sexual violence. The investigation will be led by partners Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez, well-recognized experts in the institutional response to all aspects of sexual misconduct matters.

Aug
31
2015

Baylor to Debut New Television Commercial Sept. 4

WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2015) – Baylor University will debut its new television commercial during Friday’s nationally televised football game between Baylor and SMU. The featured game on ESPN, the Bears and Mustangs will kick off at 6 p.m. at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas.

Aug
28
2015

“The Rise and Fall of Atticus Finch?” Examined in Event Hosted by the Baylor Law School

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) – Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been a longstanding literary hero, but the publication of the sequel, “Go Set a Watchman,” leaves his hero status in question.

Aug
28
2015

Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, BGCT Participate in ‘Passing of the Mantle’ Ceremony

DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) — The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), also known as Texas Baptists, hosted a Passing of the Mantle building ceremony Wednesday at the BGCT, located at 333 North Washington Ave. in Dallas.

Aug
28
2015

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Aug
27
2015

Princeton Scholar to Visit Baylor, Address State of International Religious Freedom

WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2015) – Robert P. George, Ph.D., McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, has been selected as the guest lecturer at the Baylor Honors College’s 22nd annual Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues.

Aug
26
2015

Details Announced about Brad Paisley’s Country Nation College Tour Presented By Zaxby’s

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2015) – As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will bring his show to Baylor University’s Fountain Mall on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of the university’s annual Traditions Rally.

Aug
25
2015

Chair of Baylor’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures Named the 2015 Texas Foreign Language Association’s Higher Education Administrator of the Year

WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) – Heidi Bostic, Ph.D., professor of French and chair of Baylor University’s department of modern languages and cultures in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the 2015 Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA) Higher Education Administrator of the Year.

Aug
25
2015

The Greater a Country’s Gender Equality in Employment, the Higher Its Homicide Rate, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) — The greater a country’s gender equality when it comes to employment, the higher the overall homicide rate, an international Baylor study has found. The "why" is uncertain, but prior research suggests it may be due to threatening male status.

Aug
21
2015

Our Stand Against Sexual Violence

By God’s grace, we are living in a golden era at Baylor University. However, today we are filled with profound sadness. Yesterday, a former student-athlete was convicted for the sexual assault of another former student-athlete. Our hearts are broken for the victim who has been terribly harmed by this unspeakable tragedy. We also grieve for all those who have been touched by this human calamity, and for our beloved University, whose essential purpose and distinctive mission are to be guarded as the treasured legacy of our founders.

Aug
20
2015

Baylor Mourns the Passing of Former Regent and Distinguished Alumnus Bill Bailey

WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of distinguished alumnus, Waco businessman and former Regent A. W. “Bill” Bailey Jr., who died Aug. 19 in Waco. He was 86.

Aug
20
2015

People with Psychopathic Traits Are Less Likely to 'Catch' a Contagious Yawn than Empathetic Folks, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2015) — People with psychopathic characteristics are less likely to be affected by “contagious yawning” than those who are empathetic, according to a Baylor University psychology study.

Aug
19
2015

Brad Paisley’s Country Nation College Tour Presented By Zaxby’s To Visit Baylor University

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Aug. 19, 2015) As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will be taking his show to Baylor University on Friday, Sept. 11, to provide free entertainment for the campus community. Venue and show details will be announced soon.