Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Apr
25
2018

The 9 most beautiful study spots on Baylor’s campus

Finals are almost here, which means it’s time for students to sit down with their books and get to studying! Luckily, Baylor’s beautiful campus makes studying for finals much more bearable (pun intended). In no particular order, here are what we consider to be the nine most beautiful study spots on Baylor’s campus — to […]

Apr
25
2018

Baylor Lariat: Students are now required to register bicycles

April 24, 2018
Beginning the fall semester, Baylor Parking & Transportation will require students to register their bicycles. The new registration policy requires that all bicycles parked on campus be registered with Parking and Transportation, and the registration has been streamlined with the department’s “click, click, send” process, said Matt Penney, director of Parking & Transportation. For the second year, Parking & Transportation will continue its “tag it” program to prevent abandoned bicycles over the summer.

Apr
25
2018

Baylor Researchers Receive $2 Million Grant to Study the Human Virtue of ‘Accountability’

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2018) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP) and the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) have been awarded a three-year, $2 million research grant from Templeton Religion Trust (TRT), which will allow a multidisciplinary team of scholars to study the virtue of accountability and its relation to other human goods, including conscientiousness, empathy, humility, forgiveness and gratitude. The research project will begin this fall.

Apr
25
2018

Baylor University: Feelings of Ethical Superiority Can Lead to Workplace Ostracism, Social Undermining, Baylor Study Says

April 24, 2018
A new Baylor University study by Matthew Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, shows that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to employees, their coworkers and their organizations. Feelings of ethical superiority by an employee can lead to negative emotions toward “less ethical” coworkers. Those negative emotions can be amplified if the employee doesn’t produce as well as that coworker. And, furthermore, those negative emotions can lead to mistreatment and/or ostracism (social exclusion) of that less ethical, higher-performing coworker. “The managerial implication is that we need to create environments where ethics and performance are both rewarded,” Quade said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story nationally.)

Apr
25
2018

BrightSurf.com: Where you live is more influential than where you worship in shaping racial attitudes

April 23, 2018
Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities, but that is due more to the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than to congregational influence, a Baylor University study found. “Solving America’s racial problems may be hoping too much from religious congregations,” said Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at Baylor and co-author of the study. “The responsibility for moving toward racial integration still rests considerably with the majority group,” Dougherty and Edward C. Polson, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, analyzed data from the Baylor Religion Survey for the study, published in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote and pitched this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Apr
25
2018

CenTexProud: Dispose of old pills on National Drug Take Back Day

April 24, 2018
Baylor police department will be one of the drop off sites for the National Drug Take Back Day. FOX44 News and Integrated Pain Associates are teaming up with local police departments to collect drugs which have expired or are no longer needed. All collections will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Apr
25
2018

Lady Click: Baylor student government launches student initiative

April 24, 2018
Amye Dickerson, Baylor University senior from Katy, TX and former student body president, worked with Grant Wilkie, Baylor University junior from Arlington, TX, to develop the Student Care Wellness Fund, a resource to help cover out-of-pocket expenses that students might face, such as the cost of medical care, emergency plane tickets or replacing locks after a break-in. “The fund was created for students by students with the goal of creating a philanthropic venture in which the entire Baylor community can take part,” Dickerson said.

Apr
25
2018

One News Now: The troubling organ exodus

April 23, 2018
Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., dean of the Baylor University School of Music, is quoted in this article on the decline of the organ in church worship. "The pipe organ has been serving worship well for hundreds and hundreds of years," Mortenson said. "So to lose that sort of tradition comes with costs, in my opinion, and one of the byproducts of all of this is that there are fewer students that are going to college and studying organ as their primary instrument." On a positive note, at Baylor, the music program has seen an uptick in the number of organ majors.

Apr
25
2018

Over the Thread Podcast: Talks With Jack Coyne About Past, Present and Future Endeavors Since Leaving CNNs, Beme

April 24, 2018
Taylor Gildea, B.F.A. '16, and Mary Michael, B.F.A. '17, met at Baylor University while studying studio art. They founded the "Over the Thread" podcast, based out of San Diego, California. The two graphic designers use a video conferencing tool, Discord, to engage in inspiring conversations with innovators, freethinkers and creatives about things that matter to their growing fan base of avid subscribers.

Apr
24
2018

Baylor art students team with MD Anderson to encourage kids facing cancer

What do you think of when you hear “service” — missionary work abroad? serving at a soup kitchen? volunteering at a nursing home? While those forms of service are vital to bettering our world, there are countless ways we can use our talents to bring a little light to our own corners of the world […]

Apr
24
2018

America: The Jesuit Review: Alan Jacobs: A Christian Intellectual for the Internet Age

April 23, 2018
Profile of Christian intellectual Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program. This article describes Jacobs’ book, “How to Think: A Guide for the Perplexed,” as “a short and engaging book that offers strategies for thinking more clearly and charitably at a time when the media fosters agitation and discourages thinking.” The New York Times columnist David Brooks called it “absolutely splendid.” Jacobs has published 15 books on literature, technology, theology and cognitive psychology.

Apr
24
2018

Baptist Standard: Neighborhoods shape attitudes on race more than congregations

April 24, 2018
Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities, but that is due more to the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than to congregational influence, a Baylor University study found. “Solving America’s racial problems may be hoping too much from religious congregations,” said Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at Baylor and co-author of the study. “The responsibility for moving toward racial integration still rests considerably with the majority group,” Dougherty and Edward C. Polson, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, analyzed data from the Baylor Religion Survey for the study, published in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote and pitched this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Apr
24
2018

Baylor Lariat: Baylor remembers former First Lady Barbara Bush

April 19, 2018
In this article on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who received an honorary degree from Baylor in 2002, Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone and Ann Ward, Ph.D., professor of political science, discuss Mrs. Bush’s legacy.

Apr
24
2018

Baylor Lariat: Premedicine students partner with Mission Waco

April 23, 2018
Baylor University premedicine students are partnering with Mission Waco to learn the importance of compassion and working in diverse communities as they prepare to become health care professionals. Through this partnership, the goal is that Baylor students in the American Medical Student Association will become compassionate health professionals who are more informed and immersed in their communities.

Apr
24
2018

Baylor Magazine: A Perilous Journey

April 15, 2018
As a Christian institution with the mission to prepare men and women for worldwide leadership and service, Baylor attracts students who are uncommonly mission-driven and determined to face the most pressing social challenges with compassion and creativity. The University began social innovation labs that cross multiple disciplines to engage and inspire such students to become torchbearers around the globe in dealing with some of the most difficult problems facing society, such as child migration in the Western Hemisphere.

Apr
24
2018

DailyNurse.com: Baylor University School of Nursing Partners with Keypath Education to Expand Online Graduate Programs

April 24, 2018
Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has announced a partnership with Keypath Education to advance graduate-level online programming, beginning with nursing education. With data showing that nursing master’s degrees have grown 42 percent over the last five years and nurse practitioner degrees have grown by 75 percent, Baylor and Keypath’s partnership is intended to help meet market demand. Keypath and Baylor will work together to optimize and expand the existing online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Innovation program. Their partnership also will help launch new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs with tracks in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, which will be available fully online for the first time.

Apr
24
2018

Feelings of Ethical Superiority Can Lead to Workplace Ostracism, Social Undermining, Baylor Study Says

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2018) -- A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics suggests that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to you, your coworkers and your organization.

Apr
24
2018

LSU Now: LSU Law alumnus selected for Supreme Court clerkship

April 23, 2018
Ben Aguiñaga, B.A. (Political Science and Philosophy) ’12, has been chosen as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., for the 2018-19 Court.

Apr
24
2018

Waco Tribune-Herald: McGregor’s New VIBE

April 23, 2018
Feature about Scott Toby, senior graphic designer in Baylor’s Division of Marketing and Communications, and his family, who have opened VIBE Main Street Market in downtown McGregor. The Tobys have renovated 9,000 square feet of retail space over the past two years and celebrated with a recent grand opening.