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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.
Feb
5
2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2015) – Before an overflow crowd gathered inside (and outside) the National Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Room, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel discussed a number of issues facing higher education and specifically faith-based universities, including government ratings systems, academic freedom and the value of a faith-based education.
Feb
2
2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2015) – Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel for an “On Topic” conversation on the “The State of Higher Education: The Calling of Faith-Based Universities” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Jan
19
2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th District in Congress from 1981 until his retirement on Jan. 3, has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom.
Jan
16
2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015) – The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN), a collaboration between Temple University and the Center for Policy Research (CPR) in Denver has awarded $100,000 to Baylor University’s Program on Prosocial Behavior, an arm of the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), to evaluate the TYRO Dads program operated by The RIDGE Project, Inc., Ohio.
Apr
20
2015
April 17, 2015
A blog post by Laura Lee White, BS ’14, on the impact volunteering with Family Health Center (FHC) has had on both her life and the life of other Baylor students. White began volunteering as a pre-med undergrad student at Baylor and now is a member of the Community HealthCorps® program through which she counsels and educates patients living with diabetes on proper nutrition, exercise and medication management.
Apr
20
2015
April 17, 2015
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, who studies recidivism, recently visited Indianapolis and found a new approach to the program at RecycleForce operation, where ex-inmates take used electronic equipment and find raw materials to sell. Johnson says the program is entrepreneurial, with a great deal of mentoring and accountability. “It builds self-esteem . . .They’re earning an honest paycheck and getting some structure in their lives.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)
Apr
20
2015
April 20, 2015
Frank Wolf, a veteran lawmaker known as a champion of human rights and religious liberty, will speak at Grove City College’s 135th Commencement. Wolf was recently named the first Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University, where he advances the study and protection of religious liberty with a focus on foreign policy and diplomacy.
Feb
25
2015
Feb. 20, 2015
In a discussion about the calling of faith-based universities, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr stated that faith-related institutions are charged with helping students learn how to live life purposefully. The discussion took place in Washington with Starr, Yeshiva University President Richard Joel and Catholic University President John Garvey, who all agreed that the U.S. government poses challenges to the religious freedoms of their institutions.