Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Jul
24
2017

How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2017) – “That child is a natural leader.” That’s something you might have heard, or maybe you’ve even said it. But is it true?

Jul
21
2017

Baylor Board of Regents Welcomes New Members, Begins New Era of Governance

WACO, Texas (July 21, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents held its first meeting since adopting a slate of best-practice governance reforms in the spring that enhance operations, Board diversity, open communication and constituent representation.

Jul
20
2017

Ten Baylor University Faculty Members Selected for 2017-18 Baylor Fellows

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2017) — Ten faculty members have been selected to serve as 2017-18 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.

Jul
18
2017

Baylor University Named a ‘2017 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2017) – For the seventh consecutive year, Baylor University has been named a “Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Jul
17
2017

Baylor University's School of Education to Host Summer Literacy Institutue

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2017) – Baylor University’s School of Education is hosting 250 teachers for a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 17-19.

Jul
12
2017

New National Research from Baylor Religion Survey about Values, Mental Health and Technology Will Be Presented to the Religion Newswriters Association Sept. 7-9

WACO, Texas (July 12, 2017) — The fifth wave of the Baylor Religion Survey — “American Values, Mental Health, and Using Technology in the Age of Trump” — will be presented by Baylor sociologists at the Religion Newswriters Association annual conference Sept. 7-9 in Nashville, Tenn.

Jul
7
2017

Baylor Professor Urges Surgeon General to Improve Public Health by Fighting Poverty

WACO, Texas (July 7, 2017) – Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Baylor University professor who holds a distinguished chair in epidemiology and population health, wants the nation’s next surgeon general to spread awareness of the harmful impact of poverty on the nation’s health.

Jul
6
2017

Baylor Law Professor Bridget Fuselier Honored by the Texas State Bar for Outstanding Service to Veterans

Baylor Law Professor Bridget Fuselier, J.D. '98, was honored by the Texas Military & Veterans Law Section of the State Bar of Texas with the Colonel Bryan S. Spencer Award during the 2017 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.

Jul
6
2017

Why Some Mannequins Are Turning Blue, Taking a Dive and Putting on Weight

<i>Baylor University fashion expert and author explains new twists in “silent selling” — and why frustrated customers may be relieved</i>

WACO, Texas (July 6, 2017) — Women have long griped about pencil-thin mannequins in clothing displays, saying they bear little resemblance to real women’s bodies and make shopping frustrating and depressing.
But the criticism is beginning to make inroads, and some members of the apparel industry are introducing changes to stop idealizing thin bodies and make mannequins more inclusive.

Jul
5
2017

Summer Camps Bring Talented Musicians to Baylor

WACO, Texas (July 5, 2017) – Each summer, talented musicians from middle schools and high schools around the country travel to Baylor University to try out life as a music major for one week.

Jun
29
2017

Baylor Honors Independence Day with Altered Hours and Campus Closures

WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – In recognition of Independence Day, Baylor University’s campus will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.

Jun
28
2017

Partial Closure of Third Street Announced, Effective July 10

WACO, Texas (June 28, 2017) — Beginning Monday, July 10, Third Street from Baylor Avenue to Speight Avenue on the Baylor University campus will be closed to through traffic as a result of a recent safety study.

Jun
27
2017

Baylor Proud: Ben Franklin’s Faith the Subject of Baylor Prof’s New Book

What the Founding Fathers believed about God and religion has long been a subject of debate and fascination, and Franklin’s beliefs in particular may have the widest variety of interpretations among his peers.

Jun
27
2017

McLendon Named Baylor Interim Provost

WACO, Texas (June 27, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has named Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as the institution’s interim provost, effective July 1. McLendon has served as dean of Baylor’s School of Education since July 2015, while also holding a faculty appointment as the Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Policy.

Jun
26
2017

Line Camp and Orientation Help Baylor Freshmen Bond

WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – Summer at Baylor University belongs to the Class of 2021. As incoming Baylor freshmen experience everything from attending academic open houses to splashing through fountains at 3 a.m., they gain the knowledge they will need to thrive in college and the friendships they will treasure forever at Baylor Line Camp and New Student Orientation.

Jun
23
2017

Expanding the Baylor Family through Adoption

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Faculty and staff benefits at Baylor allow biological and adoptive parents the resources and time they need as they expand their families.

Jun
22
2017

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Jun
21
2017

Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emmanuel Nine’ by White Supremacist Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina

WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.

Jun
19
2017

Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-being — and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel

WACO, Texas (June 20, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.

Jun
16
2017

Baylor DACA Expert Comments on Trump's Decision to Continue 'Dreamers' Program

Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernández is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She responded to President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program.