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The World as my ClassroomJunior Halie Hawkins shares her experience studying natural history and environmental conservation during a study abroad trip to Australia.Founding Father’s BeliefsIn Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book, he takes a look at the religious beliefs of Benjamin Franklin.IlluminateBaylor’s academic strategic plan will light the way to fulfilling the university’s aspiration to become America’s preeminent Christian research university.Excellence in JournalismFor the eighth year in a row, Baylor journalism students claimed multiple awards for Focus magazine, Roundup yearbook, and the Lariat newspaper.#BaylorLights: Brooke BlevinsBrooke Blevins wants students to know they don't have to wait until they're adults to get engaged in making a difference in their community.A Great Place to WorkFor the eighth consecutive year, Baylor was named one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.Connections: Dr. Rodney BowdenThe demand for health professionals grows unabated. Dr. Rodney Bowden discusses how Baylor prepares students to meet it.New Degree ProgramsRobbins College of Health and Human Sciences is launching two new programs aimed at developing skilled, empathetic health care providers.Counseling Center ImpactAfter adding services and counselors the last two years, the Counseling Center now boasts one of the country’s lowest counselor-to-student ratios.Class of 2022 Sneak PeekBaylor’s Class of 2022 will soon arrive on campus for Welcome Week and the start of the fall semester. What do they have to say about Baylor?Professor’s Work HonoredDr. Mia Moody-Ramirez has received the Lionel Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education.Reaching PotentialIn his personal and professional life, Baylor alumnus Mark Borchgardt seeks to make a difference by helping family and colleagues alike reach their full potential.#BaylorLights: Jeremiah MoenMay 2018 social work graduate Jeremiah Moen says helping people starts by listening to their stories so they can be heard, known, loved and accepted.Connections: Dr. Gary CariniDr. Gary Carini shares how the implementation of Illuminate, Baylor’s academic strategic plan, is taking place and how faculty are shaping it.Researching for the SkyTop-flight Baylor faculty are pioneering research that is poised to make dramatic improvements in the aerospace industry for generations to come.First in LineBaylor's First in Line program helps first-generation college students find their way and feel like family in an unfamiliar environment.Record Number of MissionsThis summer, Baylor Missions sent out 25 teams to serve in 16 destinations around the world—its largest group of mission teams ever.Excellence in JournalismFor the eighth year in a row, Baylor journalism students claimed multiple awards for Focus magazine, Roundup yearbook, and the Lariat newspaper.#BaylorLights: Dr. Tisha EmersonLast spring, Dr. Tisha Emerson taught for the Semester at Sea program where she challenged students to find a price tag on environmental protection.Connections: Kevin JacksonVice President for Student Life Kevin Jackson explains how Baylor provides resources students need to make the most of their Baylor experience.Where You Will Be FromDuring a three-day orientation called Line Camp, new freshmen are immersed into life at Baylor and introduced to time-honored traditions.Enrich, Embrace, EngageThe School of Education’s Impact Living-Learning Center will enter its fourth year this fall, and new statistics reveal its value to the SOE and Baylor.Going GlobalTwo recent Baylor recipients of prestigious scholarships are now using them to gain an international perspective in their chosen professions.WWII Vets & StudentsFirst Gent Brad Livingstone builds meaningful connections between high schoolers and the men and women who served in World War II.