News from Baylor

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12/5/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2019) – Baylor University senior biochemistry major Andrea Gathercole, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been named a finalist for the 11th annual Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway, which takes place this weekend during the College Football Conference Championship games.
[Brian A. Schmidt]
12/5/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of concerts, performances and events to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season, including “Christmas Lights in the Village,” which will use more than 30,000 lights to illuminate the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village at the Mayborn Museum. The University will also begin Christmas break on Dec. 21 and will hold Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
[Zane Zovak]
12/4/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2019) – Baylor University graduate Zane Zovak, B.A. ’18, has been named to the 2021 Class of Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
[Baylor License Plate]
12/4/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2019) – Baylor University announced today the availability of new Baylor-branded license plates to allow drivers to display their Baylor pride on the road and support Baylor students as they go.
[UNCOVER EH]
12/4/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2019) — Hundreds of environmental health professionals across the nation report challenges and research needs in six areas — drinking water quality, wastewater management, healthy homes, food safety, public health pests and emerging issues such as disaster risk reduction and new facility types for body art and cannabis-infused products — in research from Baylor University and partners.
[Gabbi Mucerino]
12/3/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2019) – Gabbi Mucerino, a senior political science major at Baylor University from Lakewood, Colorado, has been awarded a 2020 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship following a highly competitive nationwide contest. Mucerino is the first Baylor student to receive the Rangel Fellowship, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University and supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
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12/2/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2019) – FOMO – aka the “fear of missing out” – can have a positive impact on well-being when it leads to social media use that increases social connections, according to a new Baylor University study.
[Baylor Homecoming Parade]
12/2/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2019) – Baylor University has announced the 2020 dates for Family Weekend and the University’s 111th anniversary Baylor Homecoming celebration.
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12/2/2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2019) – Americans travel farther on average to their worship places than they did a decade ago. But while those who belong to a congregation in their neighborhood attend more often, “worshipping local” does not make them feel closer to their neighbors or more satisfied with the neighborhood, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Calvin University.
[Christmas 2019]
11/26/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 26, 2019) — This week, Baylor University will host multiple academic lectures, performances, holiday-themed events and the Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch.
[t-giving]
11/25/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 25, 2019) – In observance of Thanksgiving, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed, and no classes will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29.
[Unstoppable]
11/21/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host multiple concerts along with a viewing of “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable,” the story about surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm after being attacked by a tiger shark when she was 13. The University will have Thanksgiving break Wednesday through Sunday.
11/20/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2019) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has received a $300,000 sustainability grant from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. to continue a program to identity and cultivate youth who will become leaders in church and society.
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11/20/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2019) – Lake Victoria, the largest lake on the African continent and the largest tropical lake in the world, has the potential to dry up more quickly than researchers previously realized, and the White Nile tributary (the only outlet for Lake Victoria) could disappear within a decade, according to a new study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
[Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch]
11/20/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2019) – A Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch, “Arise, Shine through Service,” will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Piper Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. Featured speaker and guest of honor will be Earl Ann Lenert Bumpus, former assistant director of Baptist Student Union (now Baptist Student Ministries) at Baylor and newly elected president of Texas Woman’s Missionary Union.
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11/14/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2019) – In this polarized time, when it requires little effort to tear a stranger apart on social media or lash out at a family member because of a difference of opinion, the gentle cadence of Fred Rogers singing a simple song about neighbors loving and helping each other is a welcome respite.
[2019 preaching conf.]
11/14/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2019) — The Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will present the inaugural National Preaching Conference. The conference will be Nov. 19-21 at First Baptist Church, Waco, 500 Webster Ave.
[2019 preaching conf.]
11/14/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2019) — This week, Baylor University will host guest speakers across various academic disciplines from entrepreneurship to political science, as well as multiple film screenings, jazz concerts presented by the School of Music and Truett Seminary’s inaugural National Preaching Conference.
[ABL Benefactors Day]
11/13/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2019) – A lecture on “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Souls: 19th-Century Medicine, Religion and Literature” will be featured as part of the Benefactors Day celebration at Baylor University’s renowned Armstrong Browning Library (ABL) at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Hankamer Treasure Room at ABL, 710 Speight Ave.
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11/13/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2019) – Baylor University offers one of the nation’s top entrepreneurship programs for students who aspire to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Baylor’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business moved up to No. 5 among the nation’s Top 50 Best Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2020.
[AEI Robert George and Cornel West]
11/13/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2019) – Baylor University will continue its Baylor Conversation Series, featuring nationally renowned speakers and friends Robert P. George, Ph.D., and Cornel West, Ph.D., at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Waco Hall.
[firefighters flames]
11/13/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2019) — Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress — but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger, according to a Baylor University study.
[Mapping Texas]
11/12/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2019) – In celebration of the release of the new book, Mapping Texas: A Cartographic Journey, 1561-1860, The Texas Collection at Baylor University will host an author lecture and book signing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Academic Center, 1428 S. Fifth St., on the Baylor campus.
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11/11/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2019) – The roles of daughters in the family structure and in society are difficult to define and they’re rarely understood – even by daughters themselves – said Allison Alford, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of business communication in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
[Mearse Endowed Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering]
11/11/2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2019) – Baylor University today announced the funding of a new endowed faculty position within the School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), becoming the third faculty position funded as part of the Baylor Academic Challenge matching program since its creation in May. The $1.5 million Mearse Endowed Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering, established by Bill and Tanya Mearse of Houston, Texas, will provide senior leadership for the emerging program within Baylor ECS.
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