News from Baylor

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Baylor Theatre’s 2019-2020 season includes a sixth show and will be divided into a gold series and a green series. The gold series denotes the production size and design complexity that audience members are used to seeing from Baylor Theatre. The green series productions will be minimalistic to train students to strengthen creativity.
[stress and young people]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Whether making the transition to college, starting a new job, ending a relationship or retiring, change can cause psychological stress, which in turn can make for wear and tear on the body. A new video series from Baylor University offers ways to cope.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) – Students and faculty who haven’t been on the Baylor University campus since May will return to find Interstate 35 alongside campus significantly different than when they last saw it. And with that, the campus community will have to employ a different mindset – be patient, alert, resilient and “Know Before You Go” – when traveling to and from campus, to the downtown side of the interstate and other areas in Waco.
[cancer clinical]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2019) — New research published this week in JAMA Oncology, which includes contributions from a Baylor University undergraduate researcher, has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2019) — Baylor University’s summer graduating class of 2019 will walk the stage during Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2019) - As work continues on the southbound I-35 frontage road, I-35 construction crews have shifted the traffic pattern under the overpass on University Parks Drive. This work is expected to last about a month.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2019) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of James M. Tipton, Ph.D., retired professor of finance, insurance and real estate, who taught for 29 years in the Hankamer School of Business. Dr. Tipton passed away July 23.
[Baptist Scholars International Roundtable 2]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2019) — From as far as Australia and as near as Scotland, scholars from all over the world recently gathered at Oxford University for the 2019 Baptist Scholars International Roundtable (BSIR) – co-directed by two Baylor University faculty members – which centered on the theme “Baptists and the Kingdom of God.”
[Family Weekend Homecoming 2019]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2019) – Baylor University will launch online ticket sales for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.
[Miller Chapel]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 7, 2019) – Before several new chapels were built on campus, Miller Chapel in the iconic Tidwell Bible Building served for decades as Baylor University’s primary sacred space – and the location for hundreds, maybe even thousands, of Baylor weddings. As the University prepares for the renovation of Tidwell, Baylor will hold an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, for members of the Baylor Family to celebrate their special connection to Miller Chapel.
[Community Prayer Breakfast Welcome]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 6, 2019) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will welcome pastors and leaders of all faiths and denominations throughout Waco and Central Texas for a Community Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, Aug. 13, on the Baylor campus.
[George Yancy]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 2, 2019) — Incoming Baylor sociology professor George Yancey, Ph.D., was selected as the winner of the Charles J. Miller Christian Scholar's Award for Volume 47 of the Christian Scholar’s Review (CSR), along with his co-author Michael Emerson, provost of North Park University in Chicago.
[iEngage 1]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 2, 2019) – With civics education largely disappearing from school curricula, in 2009, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor decided to address the issue by founding iCivics, a free online website that teaches civics concepts using educational games. The retired Justice’s vision for civics education has expanded over the years at Baylor University through the iEngage Summer Civics Institute.
[GHSP 2]
WACO, Texas (July 30, 2019) – As density in cities increase along with other global megatrends, researchers are working to address environment and health challenges in collaborative ways.
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2019) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of Avery T. Sharp, Ph.D., who served in several roles at Baylor, including assistant director of Moody Library, dean of University Libraries and reference librarian of Armstrong Browning Library, until his retirement in 2013. Dr. Sharp died July 25. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, 6101 Bosque Blvd., with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2019) - This week, crews expect to complete the removal of the 11th/12th Street bridge, which should help normalize traffic for a while within the construction zone. Beam removal will begin overnight Monday, July 29, and last through the week. Work will start at the southbound frontage road, then the south and northbound mainlanes, finishing at the northbound frontage road.
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2019) – Supervisors driven by profits could actually be hurting their coveted bottom lines by losing the respect of their employees, who counter by withholding performance, according to a new study led by Baylor University.
[Foster Campus]
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2019) – Baylor University’s nationally rated Online MBA program in the Hankamer School of Business has introduced three new concentrations in marketing, cyber security and executive communication beginning this fall.
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2019) — Faith Lee was a bit nervous about coming to Baylor University’s New Student Orientation without her parents. The incoming freshman journalism major was a long way from her home in Spartanburg, South Carolina, but all of her anxiety dissolved when she walked through the doors of historic Waco Hall at the start of Orientation.
WACO, Texas (July 23, 2019) – Crews continue progress to remove the 11th/12th Streets bridge, an operation that is anticipated to continue to early August. Timelines for July 23, July 24-25 and July 27 are estimated based on work progress and field conditions, but please note that schedules may change as work progresses. Delays are expected to occur during this work.
WACO, Texas (July 23, 2019) — Second-grade teacher Katelyn Hamilton, B.S.Ed. ‘18, M.S.Ed. ‘19, described her first year of teaching as a “complete whirlwind.”
[McNair Scholars EOY Banquet]
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2019) — Baylor University biology major Jacqueline Carroll spent her summer in the lab researching seed microbiomes, the microscopic organisms such as bacteria, fungi and archaea that live within the seed. She hopes her research will one day lead to increased crop production (minus the use of genetically modified organisms) and, ultimately, address world hunger.
[LHSON Academic Building]
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2019) – During its regular July retreat and summer meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the largest annual fundraising year in the University’s 174-year history, as members of the Baylor Family made $243 million in gifts and pledges during the 2018-19 fiscal year.
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2019) - Crews began removing the 11th/12th Streets bridge last night and will continue work to remove the bridge deck. This is a large operation that is anticipated to last for three weeks. Timelines are estimated based on work progress and field conditions. Please understand that schedules may change as work progresses.
WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) – Demolition of the 11th/12th Street bridge is expected to begin at 7 p.m. tonight, July 17, 2019, as crews remove the bridge deck, beginning over the southbound frontage road and moving east as the work is completed. Please note that crews will close the southbound frontage road between 5th Street and 17th Street from 7 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Thursday.
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