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Feb
8
2018
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) — Baylor University recently was awarded a $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund a five-year project called Soundings. The project will allow Baylor to serve as an innovation hub for 15 Texas congregations as the university and congregational leaders together reflect deeply and theologically about the nature of vocation.
Feb
7
2018
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Professor Emeritus of History and Master Teacher James W. Vardaman, Ph.D., who died Jan. 31 in Waco. He was 89. A Service of Remembrance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Seventh & James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. in Waco. A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium, where friends and family are welcome to visit and remember Dr. Vardaman.
Jan
25
2018
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2018) — As the first in her family to attend college, Beaumont freshman Sarah Hale was surprised at how quickly she became acclimated to her new home away from home, Baylor University.
Jan
26
2018
WACO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2018) – The prevalence of human trafficking is on the rise. Researchers estimate that, in Texas alone, there are 313,000 human trafficking victims. As awareness campaigns increase, such as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Baylor University professors are studying ways to educate and empower youth to address human trafficking in their communities.
Jan
31
2018
There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of moments every day when we have a chance to brighten a stranger’s day. It might be as simple as holding the elevator door or giving up your seat on the subway, or more out-of-the-blue like paying for someone’s groceries or spending a day volunteering to help strangers in your …
Dec
7
2017
WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift from David and Shirley Lake of Tyler to create the Lake Family Endowed Chair in Congregational and Community Health at the University. The gift will create a unique joint venture between the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor by supporting the work of a distinguished faculty member who will develop and implement a strategic initiative related to congregational and community health and will teach in both academic units.
Nov
28
2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2017) — San Antonio freshman Matthew Garcia was honored at the 2017 Musial Awards for turning a heartbreaking experience into a heartwarming gesture that gained massive attention.
Nov
14
2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2017) – Micheal Munson, a Baylor University sophomore and University Scholar, participated in the Johns Hopkins University Summer Internship as a research intern this summer and recently presented his research findings at a national conference.
Nov
9
2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2017) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $2.5 million from Lynda and Robert Copple of Frisco that will create the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership within Baylor University’s School of Education. The gift will enable Baylor to attract a visionary Christian leader to lay the academic and intellectual foundations of the Center for Christian Education (CCE) and establish the Center as the preeminent provider of professional development for leaders of Christian schools and for Christian leaders in non-sectarian school settings.
Nov
10
2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) — Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex has received a $10,000 community grant from The Allergan Foundation to support its participation in the Portal to the Public Network, which brings together scientists and public audiences to promote, appreciate and understand scientific research and its application.
Oct
24
2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2017) – Baylor University will officially inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the 15th president in Baylor’s 172-year history during a public installation ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center. The ceremony will highlight a week of events centered on the Baylor and Waco communities, including a traditional Dr Pepper Hour, a “Family Dinner” for students along Third Street near the president’s home and academic symposia on transformational research by leading University faculty.
Oct
20
2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.
Oct
13
2017
Waco, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) – Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and finalist for Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his public lecture, "How Organic Chemistry Became One of UCLA's Most Popular Classes," at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Baylor Sciences Building Room B.110, 101 Bagby Ave.
Oct
11
2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – Baylor University will officially inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the 15th president in Baylor’s 172-year history during a public installation ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center. Dr. Livingstone’s Inauguration will highlight a week of events, including a traditional Dr Pepper Hour, a “Family Dinner” for students along Third Street near the president’s home and academic symposia on transformational research by leading University faculty.
Oct
6
2017
Waco, Texas (Oct. 6, 2017) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host a lecture featuring David Bebbington, Ph.D., from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Paul Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Sep
29
2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Harold E. Riley, B.B.A. ’52, a generous benefactor of numerous areas of the University, outstanding alumnus of the Hankamer School of Business, former football All-American and 2010 Baylor Legacy Award recipient. Riley died Sept. 21 at the age of 89.
Sep
18
2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) – Baylor University has been awarded an annual grant of $232,265 for five years to implement the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.
Sep
18
2017
For 130 years now, the spires of Old Main towering above campus have been a signature image of Baylor University. In fact, it was 130 years ago this week — Sept. 19, 1887 — that Old Main opened and held classes for the first time. The building — originally known simply as “Main Building” — was … 
Aug
27
2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 27, 2017) - Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., released a statement today in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and calls on the Baylor Family to join together in prayer for those along the Texas coast, in Houston and southeast Texas who have been impacted by this devastating storm.
Aug
27
2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 27, 2017) – Judah & the Lion, one of Nashville's most genre-bending bands, will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Friday, Sept. 1, on Fountain Mall. The free, community-wide event celebrates the upcoming football season as the Bears prepare to open against Liberty at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at McLane Stadium. The event also will serve as a collection site for specific items for Hurricane relief efforts.
Aug
18
2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2017) – The film “Blur Circle,” a collaborative effort between two Baylor University professors, won the Audience Award for Best Feature Drama at the 2017 Woods Hole Film Festival.
Aug
14
2017
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work (GSSW) a $235,000 grant to expand programming aimed at addressing the mental health and wellness needs of students in the Waco Independent School District. The grant will be used to address the needs of students placed in disciplinary alternative education programs.
Aug
15
2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Carroll L. Webb Jr., B.B.A. ’47, a generous benefactor of the University, Baylor Legacy Award honoree and member of the Athletic Director’s Hall of Honor. Webb died Sunday at the age of 94.
Aug
15
2017
For the last five years, explorers from Baylor and three other colleges have painstakingly uncovered a puzzle in Huqoq, Israel. Buried underground for centuries, an ancient synagogue filled with elaborate mosaics has emerged from the rubble, and amazingly, many of the 1,500-year-old artifacts have been found mostly intact. This summer, the excavation team uncovered even …
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