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In the Spotlight

6/21/2018
May 21, 2018
The Baylor Proud blog highlights “Baylor Lights,” the members of the Baylor family who use the everyday moments of life to bring a little light to their corners of the world.

Coming Up

6/21/2018
June 21, 2018
Coming up at 11 a.m. Friday on KWBU-FM, Baylor Connections will feature an interview with Mack Rhoades, vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at Baylor University. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Research

6/21/2018
June 20, 2018
The percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States nearly doubled from 1998 to 2012, with about one in five American congregants attending a place of worship that is racially mixed, according to a Baylor University study. While Catholic churches remain more likely to be multiracial—about one in four—a growing number of Protestant churches are multiracial, said researcher Kevin D. Dougherty, associate professor of sociology. In addition, more African-Americans are in the pulpits and pews of U.S. multiracial churches. “Congregations are looking more like their neighborhoods racially and ethnically, but they still lag behind,” Dougherty said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is pitching this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
6/21/2018
June 8, 2018
Elissa Madden, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, led a team of researchers who surveyed more than 200 birth mothers who placed their children for adoption. The resulting study shows whether birth mothers are satisfied with their decision and if time made a difference in their level of satisfaction. "This article seeks to address a clear void in the literature," Madden said, "and we hope it has some implications for future practices and adoption policies."

Baylor in the News

6/21/2018
June 20, 2018
Baylor University has announced that the philanthropic support of students, alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year (June 1, 2017, to May 31, 2018) – which coincided with the first year in office of Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D. – exceeded $113 million, marking the seventh consecutive year the University has surpassed the $100 million benchmark in fundraising.
6/21/2018
June 18, 2018
Baylor’s Philanthropy Lab is one of the supporters of the new ArtPrenticeship program, created by Creative Waco, Prosper Waco and Waco ISD to bring high school students together with art professionals, local businesses and other organizations to make something beautiful downtown.

Faculty in the News

6/21/2018
June 20, 2018
AUDIO: Lori E. Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development, was interviewed on “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” about her work with Reuniting Families, a program she founded at Baylor in 2003 that aids in the identification and repatriation of undocumented immigrants who died during migration into the United States, and how DNA analysis could play a role in the current immigration crisis. Dr. Baker’s interview runs from 4:00-13:48.
6/21/2018
June 2, 2018
Angela Reed, Ph.D., associate professor of practical theology and director of spiritual formation at Truett Seminary, was a guest speaker at the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network (MSDN) retreat. Reed focused on spiritual direction within the congregation, reminding the group that “our call is reconciliation between God and ourselves.” She defined practical spirituality as “holding space for the sacred.”
6/21/2018
June 12, 2018
Column by Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about the history of Baptists’ track record of courting politicians and being courted by them.

Students

6/21/2018
June 19, 2018
National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced approximately 3,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Incoming Baylor freshman Cody B. Olson of Tyler received a National Merit Baylor University Scholarship.

Alumni

6/21/2018
June 15, 2018
Emily Morrow Loachamin, a third-year theology and social work student at Truett Seminary and the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor, received a Vestal Scholarship during CBF General Assembly in Dallas. The Fellowship’s most prestigious scholarship, which was created in 2011 to further CBF’s commitment to theological education and is a foundational element in the Fellowship’s focus on nurturing young Baptists.

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