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News

Sep
11
2014
Leading anthropologist and Baylor faculty member, Lori Baker, will present the progress of her work to identify human remains on the border the United States shares with Mexico. She will reveal how her findings advance the nation's efforts to address and counteract the problem of human trafficking.
Jul
24
2014
Baylor alumni in the area were invited to join the current Baylor student interning in DC for the summer for a catered dinner at Hill Country.
Jul
23
2014
The Catholic University of America joined Baylor University in hosting the event to discuss the landmark Supreme Court Decision.
Jun
23
2014
Jeremy Everett, the director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, was appointed by John Boehner to the National Commission on Hunger, which was established by Congress in January.
Dec
18
2014
Dallas Couple’s $2 Million Gift to Baylor Establishes Endowed Chair in Religious Freedom
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift from Jerry and Susie Wilson of Dallas that will establish an endowed chair in religious freedom to support the University’s educational mission and its Institute for Studies of Religion.
Dec
3
2014
Texas No Kid Hungry Receives $38,000 Grant From Tom Thumb/Randalls To Fight Childhood Hunger
DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Texas No Kid Hungry Campaign has received a $38,000 grant from Hunger Is to help solve childhood hunger. Texas No Kid Hungry, a statewide branch of the campaign led by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, was nominated by the managers of Texas Tom Thumb and Randalls stores, and funds were made possible by their customers who contributed generously during a month-long in-store fundraiser this spring.
Sep
29
2014
U.S. Congressman, National Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Reduce Poverty and Domestic Hunger at 'Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit' Oct. 1-3 at Baylor
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.
Aug
15
2014
Bigger Government Makes for More Satisfied People, International Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) — People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
Dec
15
2014
Dec. 14, 2014
Ryan King, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who is currently leading a two-year study on the Illinois River to measure phosphorous levels to help determine at what quantity they encourage the growth of nuisance algae species, addressed the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission about the progress of the study. The commission awarded King a $600,000 grant for the study. His efforts will help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas about the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the department of biology.)
Dec
5
2014
Dec. 3, 2014
A blog post by contributor Jeremy Everett, director of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative and an appointed member of the National Commission on Hunger, discusses the successes achieved in improving food insecurity through strengthened public and private partnerships that have created an infrastructure of accountability. “It's time that we stop letting our differences keep us from working together to better our communities and from passing policies to improve the lives of Americans. Working together – collaborating and compromising – is the only way that we are going to see meaningful progress in our efforts to lower poverty in our country,” Everett writes. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers the Texas Hunger Initiative.)
Nov
24
2014
Nov. 24, 2014
A collaborative effort involving faith-based nonprofit organizations, urban and suburban churches, business, government and public schools improves student academic performance, reduces crime and improves the quality of life in a low-income area, according to a study by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. The two-year case study of 13 ministry partners’ collaboration was presented to community, government and business leaders Nov. 6 in Dallas. Quoted is researcher Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. Goodrich covers ISR’s research and faculty.)
Nov
24
2014
Nov. 22, 2014
Column about the leadership of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr as a “unifying presence among Baylor alumni, faculty and students” as he prepares to keynote the annual Amarillo Community Prayer Breakfast on Nov. 25. Judge Starr discusses many aspects of University life, including Baylor’s commitment to its mission and vision as a national research university that embraces its Christian identity, the importance of listening and shared governance, as well as recent historic success in athletics and in fundraising. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, is the media contact for the President’s Office and assisted with arranging Judge Starr’s interview with columnist Jon Mark Beilue.)