News from Baylor

[summer camp 2018]
WACO, Texas (June 15, 2018) – This summer, more than 500 Baylor University students are serving at camps throughout the country.
[elder abuse]
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.
[Werlin Lecture Graphics]
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2018) – Award-winning author Donna M. Johnson will present the 2018 Werlin Lecture at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, in room 101 of the Castellaw Communications Center at Baylor University. The Werlin Lecture is free and open to the public as part of the 2018 Press Women of Texas Conference.
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.
[Orientation 2018]
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2018) – Students from across the country are gathering this summer in Waco, Texas for the start of their college careers at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (June 6, 2018) – New research findings from Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work could change the adoption landscape for birth mothers struggling with the life-altering decision to place their children.
[Carter Anne Jones Boren Scholarship]
WACO, Texas (June 6, 2018) – Carter Anne Jones, a senior majoring in international studies and Russian at Baylor University, has been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship to study in Indonesia for the 2018-2019 academic year.
[MUN 2018]
WACO, Texas (June, 6 2018) – The Texas State Senate recently recognized Baylor University’s Model United Nations (MUN) Team with a Senate Proclamation honoring the team’s outstanding performance at the 2018 National Model United Nations conference.
[Floyd Davidson]
WACO, Texas (June 5, 2018) – Baylor University today announced the establishment of The Floyd F. Davidson Endowed Memorial Chair in Biology, made possible through a gift of approximately $2.5 million from the estate of Lorene Taylor Davidson, who died in 2013 at the age of 100. Lorene and her husband, Floyd Davidson, Ph.D., were longtime Baylor supporters who blended giving to Baylor during their lifetimes with the inclusion of a gift to Baylor in their estate. Floyd Davidson died in 1990.
[Semper 2018]
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2018) – Baylor University School of Music student winners of the 2018 Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition, which includes 14 soloist and four chamber groups, performed recently at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Jared Cook, senior music and french major and winner of the 2018 Semper Pro Musica Organ competition, performed at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City.
[Station 1]
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2018) – Alina Gavrilov, sophomore engineering student with a concentration in humanitarian engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected for an inaugural summer fellowship with Station1, a nonprofit organization with a mission of providing frontier, socially directed, science and technology-focused research and internships to more students nationwide.
[BGMRP NMAAHC graphic]
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2018) – The Texas Digital Library (TDL) has honored Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project team at Baylor Libraries with the 2018 Excellence in Digital Libraries Award for their work in making accessible the creative output of hundreds of black gospel artists.
[Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D.]
WACO, Texas (May 29, 2018) – Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, graduate program director and director of American studies in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been named as one of nine Institute for Diverse Leadership (IDL) in Journalism and Communication fellows, a program through the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
[Brett Dalton]
WACO, Texas (May 29, 2018) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has appointed Brett Dalton as Chief Business Officer, a new position at Baylor that will lead progressive systems of financial planning, reporting and control as the University moves forward under the Illuminate academic strategic plan. His appointment is effective July 1.
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2018) – In observance of Memorial Day, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 28.
[outstanding faculty 2018]
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2018) – Eleven faculty members have been recognized as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards recognize the best all-around professors based upon teaching capabilities, research achievement, effective committee service, time spent with students and civic and church involvement, including non-tenured track, tenured and tenure-track faculty.
[Peter Campbell]
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.
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.
[Hannah Byrd MENAR Fellowship]
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2018) – Hannah Byrd, B.A. (Arabic and Middle East Studies/International Studies) ’18, has been awarded a Middle East and North Africa Regional (MENAR) Fellowship, an international program that fosters a new generation of U.S. leaders in service, politics and policy who have experience with the challenges the region faces and the potential it holds. She is the first Baylor graduate to earn the prestigious post-graduate fellowship.
[Mia Moody-Ramirez]
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.
[Christina Gaw]
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2018) – Christina Gaw, a sophomore biochemistry and anthropology major at Baylor University, has been selected to receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the oldest and most prestigious national awards for undergraduate researchers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
[Centenniel faculty 2018]
WACO, Texas (May 22, 2018) – Three Baylor University professors in theology, history and educational leadership have been selected as the 2018 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.
[Ghana Education May 2018]
WACO, Texas (May 18, 2018) – This summer, Baylor Missions is sending its largest group ever – 19 teams of 294 students, faculty, staff and alumni – to 11 different countries, including England, Ghana, Guatemala, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia, as well as two domestic locations in Dallas and Washington, D.C.
[Career Closet ribbon cutting]
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2018) – Baylor University’s Office of Career and Professional Development (CDP) is rolling up its sleeves and suiting up for the grand opening of its new Career Closet – a space designed to provide students who may not have excess funds with free business and professional attire.
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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