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11/16/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) – On Friday, Nov. 16, Baylor Law School, in partnership with McLennan County Department of Families and Child Protective Services, celebrated its 11th annual National Adoption Day with more than two dozen central Texas families as their adoptions were finalized.
[Sloan]
10/26/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2018) – Have you heard the story of the Cameron Park Witch? Or, better yet, have you seen her? You’d know it if you have, historians say. She’s the grief-stricken ghost wailing and wandering the wooded trails of Waco’s largest park.
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10/25/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2018) – Questions regarding blackface and cultural appropriation should be addressed, especially as Halloween approaches, said Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences.
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10/24/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2018) – "It was from the inspiring work of Justice O’Connor and iCivics that our work in civics education at Baylor University has continued, including the creation of the Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute," writes Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., associate professor of social studies education and associate chair of the department of curriculum and instruction.
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9/19/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2018) – Following a natural disaster or strong storm like Hurricane Florence, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.
[class hymn 2018]
8/15/2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2018) – Baylor University's annual freshman hymn, dedicated to the Class of 2022, was unveiled during over the summer during New Student Orientation. This year’s hymn, “Shining Bright,” was written by University Chaplain Burt Burleson, D. Min., with music by Truett Seminary students Joslyn Henderson and Ross Tarpley.
[kayak]
8/8/2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2018) – When you decide to get on the river – in a kayak, canoe or paddle board, in summer or winter – you may have one goal, such as physical exercise or relaxation. But being open to various outcomes actually leads to a more fulfilling experience, says a Baylor University outdoor adventure expert.
[Craig Adams]
8/3/2018
WACO, Texas (August 3, 2018) – A select number of Baylor University students have been marching their way through the summer as part of Drum Corps International (DCI), a drum and bugle corps made up of more than 5,000 members annually. Each corps creates a themed show that incorporates music, visuals and marching techniques.
[selfies & memories]
7/23/2018
WACO, Texas (July 23, 2018) — Quick! Snap a selfie and share the sensations! Or not. If you want to preserve the memories, process before you post, says Baylor psychologist Charles Weaver, Ph.D.
[Chris Hansen movie]
7/20/2018
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2018) – Day 16. The set is calm, quiet.

The film crew stands poised with boom mics, lighting equipment and cameras in an alley behind Dichotomy, a local coffee establishment in downtown Waco. Two men – the actors in this scene – stand in the center of the crowd, awaiting direction.
[sleepy]
7/3/2018
WACO, Texas (July 3, 2018) — Students soon must gear up for back-to-school hours, leaving behind the more relaxed summer schedules. That won’t come easy for many — especially for adolescents, whose natural sleep pattern tends to be late to bed and late to rise, says a Baylor sleep expert.
[Ben Franklin]
6/29/2018
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2018) – Founding Father Benjamin Franklin was a complex man. And even with a treasure trove of accomplishments, sometimes the Franklin legends are bigger than Franklin the man – and it’s taken an army of historians and scholars, such as Baylor University's Thomas S. Kidd and Blaine McCormick, throughout the centuries to sort it out.
[Kenneth Hafertepe]
6/25/2018
WACO, Texas (June 25, 2018) – A Baylor University museum studies and historic preservation scholar is interested in sharing more comprehensive stories about Texas’ past, including slavery, using architecture as his guide.
[Mosquito bite]
6/25/2018
WACO, Texas (June 25, 2018) – Summer signals an increase in mosquito populations, and with more mosquitoes buzzing around, that means more people are dealing with mosquito bites and their consequences, from an itchy inconvenience to serious diseases, such as West Nile Virus.
[elder abuse]
6/14/2018
WACO, Texas (June 14, 2018) – Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected or exploited, according to the Administration for Community Living.
[Madden]
6/8/2018
Elissa Madden, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, focuses her research on the birth mother experience during the adoption process. She said birth mothers need increased support throughout the process and in the years that follow.
[Peter Campbell]
5/25/2018
International security scholar Peter Campbell, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, said history – and, ironically, President Trump’s staff of former U.S. military leaders in key positions – sides with those who prefer diplomacy over military action.
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5/24/2018
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2018) — Cyber security affects everyone. All are at risk. All need protecting. And experts are needed to anticipate and defend against attacks. Thus, Baylor has invested in training students to understand cyber security issues and, more importantly, to be able to combat cyber security threats.
[Mia Moody-Ramirez]
5/24/2018
On Wednesday, a federal judge declared that President Trump's practice of blocking critics from his Twitter account is unconstitutional. Mia Moody- Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media, shares her thoughts on the ruling.
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5/16/2018
In less than a month, on June 12, President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with North Korea’s President Kim Jong Un in Singapore. How did we get to this point? Is such a meeting between two men who’ve engaged in name-calling and threats of nuclear war even possible? If so, what should we expect?
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