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Two Baylor students earn major national/international academic honors Jan. 15, 2021 While most Baylor students were wrapping up finals and planning their Christmas break last month, two Bears were earning major national awards for their academic accomplishments. Sophia Fulton, a senior in the Business Fellows program at Baylor, was awarded the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship. Endowed by the U.S. Department of State, this highly competitive … Baylor University Vaccine Supply Update Jan. 15, 2021 For the past several months, there has been an ongoing nationwide mobilization to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. Why Baylor is increasing its COVID-19 testing this spring Jan. 13, 2021 Baylor recently announced that, beginning in late January, all faculty, staff and students will be tested for COVID-19 every week. Yes, that’s a lot. And testing fatigue is real. So why is Baylor making this move? The short answer: So that everything else about campus life — from classes to extracurriculars — can be as … Baylor University Announces Statues Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients Nov. 28, 2020 WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2020) - Baylor University today celebrated the installation of two bronze statues honoring the institution's two Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. Army Corps Col. John Riley Kane (BA 1928) and U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Andrew Jackson "Jack" Lummus Jr. Baylor Expert: Don’t Lose Focus on Spiritual and Mental Well-being Oct. 27, 2020 WACO, Texas (Oct. 27, 2020) – October marks the halfway point to the fall semester and can carry all the excitement, stress and anxiety of another academic term winding to a close. The month also typically marks one of the busiest times of the year for university counseling centers across the nation. Family Weekend Aug. 26, 2019 It's just been a few days since students said goodbye to their families to either start their Baylor journey or continue it. But, there's a respite for the separation: Family Weekend. Come spend a weekend with your student and experience the heart of the Baylor spirit through long-lasting traditions that they enjoy each day as a Baylor Bear. Homecoming is Around the Corner Aug. 26, 2019 Over 100 years of reunions, bonfires, parades and football games have called alumni, students, faculty and staff home to renew fellow associations and friendships and catch the Baylor Spirit again. Liberal Arts Career Summit Helps Students See Connection Between Calling and Career Apr. 11, 2019 For students with a major in the liberal arts, the pathways to a career that utilizes their skills and interests are endless. The inaugural Liberal Arts Career Summit, which takes place this Tuesday, provides networking opportunities, panels and more to help students cast a vision for a career that utilizes their skills. Thinking Ahead to Prepare for Finals Apr. 11, 2019 Finals are now less than a month away. During this busy time of year, it’s easy for students to procrastinate, but Baylor offers resources to help them plan ahead and make the most of the home stretch. Trish Baum from Baylor Academic Support Program shares three ways Baylor helps students prepare for success. 5 Ways Your Student Can Enjoy Spring on Campus Apr. 4, 2019 Spring is here, and there are plenty of ways for your student to get outside and feel the sunshine. From a Baylor holiday to healthy activities, we list five ways for your student to enjoy spring on campus. 4 Ways the University Writing Center Can Help Your Student Mar. 26, 2019 For many students, the blank page can be a little intimidating. Baylor's University Writing Center (UWC) is here to help. Learn more about the UWC's expanded offerings to students from their new Moody Library location. Chaplain's Corner: Faith at Baylor Mar. 14, 2019 Dr. Burt Burleson, Baylor University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual Life, reflects on the ways faith informs learning at Baylor in a monthly Chaplain's Corner post. Spring Break Safety Mar. 8, 2019 Spring Break is upon us! Baylor Police Chief Brad Wigtil shares ways students and parents can plan for a safe and enjoyable time away. #BaylorResearch: Fighting Cancer to Working Outside the Office Mar. 7, 2019 Research on a college campus can sometimes seem a little mysterious--but it doesn't have to be elusive. Students all across campus work with professors on groundbreaking research that enhances their educational experience. Here are four recent examples. What is Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project? Feb. 26, 2019 Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project has been covered in The New York Times and Washington Post, featured in a Smithsonian exhibit and heralded as a "search and rescue mission" to save music that would be otherwise lost. Learn more about one Baylor professor's project to preserve black gospel music. Six Ways for Baylor Students to Get Active and Stay Fit Jan. 29, 2019 Did you know there is a correlation between physical activity and academic success? Baylor offers a number of resources to help students get active, stay fit, have fun and live well. Student-to-Student Success Stories Podcast Jan. 24, 2019 There's a new podcast where Baylor students learn strategies for academic success from their fellow students. Senior marketing and communication studies major Jennifer Rivas shares more. BaylorAlert: Enhancing Student Safety Jan. 18, 2019 Baylor's commitment to student safety is manifest through many resources to students, including BaylorAlert. BaylorAlert provides timely campus safety information to students via their cell phones, email, social media and more. Many parents choose to receive these alerts as well. Click here to learn more. Four Tips For Second Semester Success Jan. 14, 2019 A new semester is underway at Baylor, and with it comes the excitement of new classes, a new calendar year and a new season ahead: spring. The spring semester isn't, however, a mirror image of first semester. Here are four tips for students to consider for second semester success. Chaplain’s Corner: ’Tis the Season Dec. 13, 2018 Each month in Baylor Family News, a Baylor Chaplain examines a timely aspect of the Baylor journey. As your student returns home for Christmas, Dr. Burt Burleson shares thoughts about the season and the opportunity for you and your student to connect in meaningful ways. The Christmas Conversation: Helping Students Graduate In 4 Years Dec. 12, 2018 The best time to ensure your student is on track to graduate in four years is right now. Christmas Break affords parents and students the chance to talk, measure progress and analyze his or her happiness with their choice of major. It all begins with the simple act of talking to your student. All-Nighters or 8 Hours? Baylor Study Finds Better Sleep Helps Students on Finals Dec. 6, 2018 Sleep or study? For many students this time of year, that is the question. Busy students sometimes find it easier to cut into their sleep schedule than to carve out that time elsewhere. A Baylor study, however, found that’s not the best method. Ready or Not, Here They Come: How to Help Your Student Survive Finals Nov. 30, 2018 Finals time is almost here. Trish Baum from Baylor Academic Support Services explains how you can help your student make the most of his or her study time to perform their best on their tests. 5 Healthy Food Decisions for Students Nov. 28, 2018 During this busy time of year, healthy eating isn’t always at the top of your student’s mind. Before Finals, Jill Hamilton, a Baylor grad and registered campus dietitian, shared five ways students can make healthy decisions to perform their best academically. Giving Day 2018: The Chance to Give Light to Future Generations Nov. 27, 2018 The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Day across the nation. Molly Isaacks Ferguson, Senior Director of Parent Programs, shares how a family gift to Baylor impacted her life, and how all gifts make a difference for Baylor.