WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – During its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents received a status update from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., on the Academic Strategic Plan – called <i>Illuminate</i> – which will represent the second phase of the University’s <i>Pro Futuris</i> vision over the next five years.
Earlier today, I shared the initial framework of Baylor's Academic Strategic Plan - Illuminate - with the Board of Regents, along with members of the President's Council and our Deans. This is an important initiative as we accelerate our quest toward preeminence as a Christian research university and strategically chart our path over the next five years and beyond.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Eighteen students from Baylor University School of Music will travel to New York City in May and perform in the historic Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall after winning the third annual <i>Semper Pro Musica</i> Solo and Chamber Music Competition Feb. 11 in Roxy Grove Hall.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – Teams of Baylor University students, faculty and staff will partner with various community groups and relief efforts over spring break March 4-9 in order to bring hope to communities that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions will work to identify needs, serve others and bring relief to the recently devastated and desolate areas in south Texas and along the Texas Gulf coast.
The Department of Treasury has released the income tax withholding tables that are reflective of the changes stemming from the Tax Cuts and Job Act which was passed in December. The paychecks that are issued on or after January 29th will be processed using the new withholding tables, therefore you may notice a change in your net pay amount.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2018) – Baylor University will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, because of winter weather conditions. Baylor Law School and Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas also will be closed Tuesday.
While Monday night’s win over No. 6 Texas was a big one for the No. 3-ranked Lady Bears, it also had a feeling of familiarity about it. Why? The victory gave head coach Kim Mulkey’s squad its eighth consecutive Big 12 Conference championship. It was the second time in three years that Baylor clinched the Big […]
It is one of my greater regrets about my time at Baylor that I did not have the pleasure of taking a class taught by legendary Baylor professor James Vardaman, BA ’51. Dr. Vardaman passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 89. One could review his life in biographical fashion: A U.S. Marine who enrolled […]
In 2014, the philanthropy chair for Baylor’s Phi Kappa Chi fraternity sat in the office of University Chaplain Burt Burleson, trying to figure out how to raise $40,000 so his organization could build an education and dining facility for Ugandan orphans. Burleson had an idea: “You know, there are 4,000 students in Chapel. If everybody […]
There’s a group of students at Baylor that harness what one campus leader calls a “superpower.” They support one another, show up to class, refuse to skip meetings, have higher GPAs than average, and even get a proper night’s sleep — because they’ve learned the pitfalls that come with lack of balance in their lives. […]
Sympathies to Baylor student, Brayden Dyson, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Kristen Dyson, on April 7, 2017.
Ray and Vicki Nazzario
Sympathies to Ray Nazzario, Senior Analyst Programmer in the ITS/Technology/Libraries and Mrs. Vicki Nazzario, part-time Student Athlete Support Academic Support Services in the Student Athlete Support Services Department, on the passing of their father and father-in-law, Mr. Raymond Nazzario, on April 13, 2017.
Sympathies to Lee Lowe, BSB Animal Facility Supervisor, on the passing of her father Bill (William James) Harlan, a Baylor retiree, on April 7, 2017.
Sympathies to Melinda Oliver, Assistant Director of Scholarships in the Student Financial Aid Department, on the passing of her father, Mr. James Hallum, Jr., on April 8, 2017.
Feb. 14, 2018 The Baylor Counseling Center (BUCC) hosted its annual Hope Peace Love event fair on Valentine’s Day in two campus locations to raise awareness for mental health and offer students opportunities to learn about suicide prevention, dealing with anxiety and stress, keeping a healthy mindset and maintaining healthy relationships. “I think it (each event in the Hope Peace Love fair) means knowing students are having different struggles and lets them know we are available and that we have resources,” said Kyle Johnson, Baylor Counseling Center’s initial assessment counselor. “It helps me know that we are staying connected to our student population.”
Feb. 19, 2018 AUDIO: In this 30-minute interview for Waco-based 360 Solutions, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses a range of business topics. from his research on smartphone addiction and consumer behavior to his thoughts on various workplace environments and the myths of multitasking. A larger portion of the interview centers on phubbing – or “phone snubbing” – and the research Roberts has conducted with colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, on the subject.
Feb. 20, 2018 Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses the cultural significance of the movie Black Panther and the months-long marketing campaign that led to more than $350 million in global box office ticket sales. Lindsey-Warren studies consumer behavior, multicultural media, entertainment and word-of-mouth advertising and is an expert on movies featuring actors of color. The movie, she said, “celebrates such themes as family, ancestry and spirit – and these are universal themes that everyone can relate to.” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, arranged the interview. He covers faculty experts and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
Feb. 19, 2018 VIDEO: Live interview with incoming Baylor student Daniela Perez from C.C. Winn High School in Eagle Pass, Texas, who received a free four-year surprise scholarship from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone during a timeout at the Baylor-Kansas men's basketball game on Feb. 10. An aspiring physician, she plans to major in biochemistry on the pre-med track at Baylor. She is currently ranked in the top five of her graduating senior class and earned an SAT score among the top 10 percent of all national test-takers.
WACO (Feb. 20, 2018) — Republicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2018) – Baylor University Libraries and The Texas Collection will host author and Baylor journalism professor Robert F. Darden for a lecture on his two-volume book on black gospel music, Nothing but Love in God’s Water, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Guy B. Harrison Jr. Reading Room at The Texas Collection.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – When you first walk into Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, all appears normal. Bright lights. Colorful flags. Students filling the lobby. Then you turn the corner.