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Baylor Family News

Mar
19
2019
4 Ways the University Writing Center Can Help Your Student
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.
Mar
8
2019
Spring Break Safety
Spring Break is upon us! Baylor Police Chief Brad Wigtil shares ways students and parents can plan for a safe and enjoyable time away.
Mar
7
2019
Chaplain's Corner: Faith at Baylor
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.
Feb
26
2019
What is Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project?
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.
Feb
14
2019
#BaylorResearch: Fighting Cancer to Working Outside the Office
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.
Jan
29
2019
Six Ways for Baylor Students to Get Active and Stay Fit
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.
Jan
24
2019
Student-to-Student Success Stories Podcast
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.
Jan
18
2019
BaylorAlert: Enhancing Student Safety
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.
Jan
14
2019
Four Tips For Second Semester Success
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.
Dec
13
2018
Chaplain’s Corner: ’Tis the Season
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.
Dec
12
2018
The Christmas Conversation: Helping Students Graduate In 4 Years
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.
Dec
6
2018
All-Nighters or 8 Hours? Baylor Study Finds Better Sleep Helps Students on Finals
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.
Nov
30
2018
Ready or Not, Here They Come: How to Help Your Student Survive Finals
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.
Nov
28
2018
5 Healthy Food Decisions for Students
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.
Nov
27
2018
Giving Day 2018: The Chance to Give Light to Future Generations
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.
Nov
13
2018
How Baylor Helps Students Find On-Campus Jobs
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.
Nov
6
2018
Chaplain’s Corner: God Is at Work in Our Struggles
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.
Oct
30
2018
Student Engagement at Baylor
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.
Oct
16
2018
Living On Campus
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.
Oct
15
2018
Getting the Classes Your Student Needs: 4 Tips for Advisement
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.
Oct
11
2018
Grow Your Grit: 3 Ways to Help Students Build Resilience for Life’s Challenges
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.
Oct
3
2018
Chaplain’s Corner: Mickey, Mozart, and Meeting New Neighbors
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.
Sep
27
2018
Meet Baylor’s Parents of the Year
Every year during Family Weekend, the Baylor Parents Network selects one family to represent the hundreds of family members who go above and beyond in giving of their time to welcome and support Baylor students and each other. This year’s Parents of the Year are Fran and Craig George of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Sep
25
2018
5 Cultural Opportunities on Campus
Baylor students don’t have to go to Broadway for great performances, and don’t even have to go downtown to hear the symphony. Just a short walk from their residence hall or apartment, they can experience a wide array of cultural opportunities from drama, music, art and more.
Sep
21
2018
Academic Assistance-One Month In
It's hard to believe, but a full month has passed since classes began. Now is the perfect time for your student to access one of the many resources Baylor offers to help students achieve their academic goals. Too often, students wait until they feel frantic before asking for help. Learn more about the resources Baylor offers to help your student succeed academically right now.
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