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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. How Baylor Helps Students Find On-Campus Jobs Nov. 13, 2018 Julie Veselka, Director of Student Employment in Baylor’s Human Resources Department, shares the choices students have for finding on-campus job opportunities in this post to Baylor family members. Chaplain’s Corner: God Is at Work in Our Struggles Nov. 6, 2018 Each month in Baylor Family News, a Baylor Chaplain will share thoughts on a timely aspect of the Baylor journey. In this month's Chaplain's Corner, Dr. Burt Burleson examines a topic no one enjoys facing, but one that God uses to shape and grow us--struggles, and how we can walk with our students through them. Student Engagement at Baylor Oct. 30, 2018 Student engagement is intentional at Baylor. What does that mean, and what does that look like? Baylor Vice President for Student Life Kevin Jackson shares how Baylor's caring community fosters student engagement in every aspect of the college experience. Living On Campus Oct. 16, 2018 Students are currently re-applying to live on campus during the 2019-20 school year. Learn more about on-campus options and key dates for housing selection. Getting the Classes Your Student Needs: 4 Tips for Advisement Oct. 15, 2018 Students are currently registering for spring classes. What steps should your student take to get the classes he or she needs? Bob Shipp from University Advisement answers those questions in this post to parents. Grow Your Grit: 3 Ways to Help Students Build Resilience for Life’s Challenges Oct. 11, 2018 How can you help your student prepare for the inevitable challenges of being a college student, preparing for a career and more? Sarah Ritter is a lecturer and director of the Master’s program in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. An expert on resiliency and grit, she shares what she’s learned in this post to parents. Chaplain’s Corner: Mickey, Mozart, and Meeting New Neighbors Oct. 3, 2018 Each month on Baylor Family News, a Baylor University chaplain will share thoughts on a timely aspect of the Baylor journey. In this month’s Chaplain’s Corner, Dr. Ryan Richardson, Associate Chaplain and Director of Worship & Chapel, shares lessons about worship and unity he learned from his infant son, and how those lessons are shared through music in chapel.