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2/21/2018
Feb. 21, 2018
Christians in Texas joined believers around the United States in reflecting on the life and legacy of evangelist Billy Graham, who died Feb. 21. He spoke at Baylor several times, and in 1970, he preached at an event celebrating the university’s 125th anniversary. “He spoke of the university’s commitment to faith and learning and to helping our students understand their responsibility to be the hands and feet of Christ and serve others through the world, a commitment to which Baylor remains faithful,” said President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D. Livingstone, who called Graham “a good and faithful servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” noted his daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, served on the university’s board of regents, and three of his grandchildren earned degrees from Baylor. “Our deepest prayers are with the Graham family, and we join millions around the world in giving thanks for Billy Graham, for his unyielding faith in a risen Savior and his mission to bring Christ’s light to the world,” Livingstone said.

Research

2/21/2018
Feb. 18, 2018
Groundbreaking research on clergy sexual abuse led by the late Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., dean and namesake of Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is cited in this article. Garland followed up that research with additional study into the prevalence of clergy sexual abuse and the systemic conditions that make it possible.

Baylor in the News

2/21/2018
Feb. 19, 2018
VIDEO: This story features a nonprofit organization called Defy Ventures that offers hope and job skills to prison inmates, who often face bleak prospects after prison. Despite national statistics that show about 76 percent of inmates return to prison within five years, Defy Ventures’ recidivism rate is under five percent for those who complete the program. Successful inmates/entrepreneurs in training are awarded certificates of career readiness by the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, which is supported by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

Faculty in the News

2/21/2018
Feb. 21, 2018
VIDEO: Live interview with Joel C. Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching and holder of The George W. Truett Endowed Chair in Preaching and Evangelism at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, about the life and legacy of the Rev. Billy Graham, who died today at the age of 99. “It’s hard to imagine in my lifetime a world where there isn’t a Billy Graham, and yet at the same time, for those of us who share his belief in eternal life through Christ, it’s also a time of absolute celebration.”
2/21/2018
Feb. 21, 2018
Barry G. Hankins, Ph.D., professor and chair of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of “American Evangelicals: A Contemporary History of a Mainstream Religious Movement,” is quoted in this article about the Rev. Billy Graham's four months of nightly revival meetings in 1957 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, during which he teamed up with a diverse coalition and preached the gospel to 2.4 million. “Graham’s view was that if people wanted to help promote the revivals… then find ways to bridge theological differences,” Hankins said. “That became a sort of metaphor for his whole life. He was willing to have an irenic spirit toward people whom he disagreed with. He really wanted to exude the love of Christ more than the theological judgment.”
2/21/2018
Feb. 21, 2018
Barry G. Hankins, Ph.D., professor and chair of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the Rev. Billy Graham, who formally placed membership at First Baptist Dallas even though he didn’t live in Texas and never would. But Graham maintained that membership for more than 54 years.
2/21/2018
Feb. 20, 2018
Brian A. Garner, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering, and a group of investors have created Chariot Innovations to promote his patented device that faithfully reproduces the equine motion pattern that has proven so effective in helping people with autism, Down syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as debilitating conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. The research, development and commercialization efforts of this start-up technology are taking place within the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).

Students

2/21/2018
Feb. 20, 2018
Q&A with Baylor student art major Josh Martin, who joined two Baylor engineering students on a finalist team competing in the 2018 Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition. “I got involved in the Disney Imaginations Design Competition after joining an organization at Baylor University called Baylor Theme Park Engineering and Design,” Martin said. “The point of the organization is to spark creativity in the entertainment business, learn about production and design within amusement parks, and train fellow students to compete in this competition.”

Alumni

2/21/2018
Feb. 20, 2018
July Business Services (JULY) recently announced that John Humphrey, MTA (Taxation) ’89, has been promoted to the role of President and CEO and will succeed Jim Hudson who is now stepping into the role of Board Chairman. As CEO, he is responsible for setting the firm’s vision and providing top-level leadership of the organization.

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