News from Baylor

WACO, Texas (April 22, 2021) – Baylor University released the following statement in response to a reported assault on an Asian American student near campus on Sunday, April 18. The incident was reported by the student to the Waco Police Department and by the University to the Equity Office.
[Dr. James Curry]
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2021) – James A. Curry, Ph.D., professor of political science and The Bob Bullock Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Baylor University, was recognized today in Austin with Texas House and Senate resolutions honoring his longtime service to the University and dedication to students as director of the Bob Bullock Scholars Program and the Baylor Washington Internship Program.
[Drug Take Back 2021]
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2021) —The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a National Take-Back Day Saturday, April 24. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will accept prescription drugs all week.
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2021) — Baylor University’s department of religion has announced that Wemimo Bright Jaiyesimi of Lagos, Nigeria, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Fellowship.
[Greg Garrett, Ph.D.]
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2021) – Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English at Baylor University, has been awarded a $488,000 grant by the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation to study the pivotal role of movies, books, sermons, political speeches and other media in shaping popular attitudes and opinions, including those about race and racial dynamics.
[Dia Week 2021]
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2021) – As Baylor University winds down the spring semester, students will be able to take a break from studying each evening of April 19-24 and enjoy a range of campus activities in the spirit of the University’s Diadeloso tradition.
[Baylor Sciences Building]
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2021) – Baylor University today announced an estate gift from John and Eula Mae Baugh, creating an endowed chair in physics. The Eula Mae and John Baugh Chair in Physics, which will receive matching funds through the Baylor Academic Challenge, will provide faculty funding within the department of physics and focus on innovative research and teaching in the area of materials science.
[Baylor Sciences Building]
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2021) – Baylor University announced today the launch of nationwide searches for elite researchers to serve in five endowed faculty chair positions. These newly endowed chairs are strategically created to address significant societal challenges and recruit faculty in emerging areas of strength and focus at the University: data sciences, materials science, biomedical engineering, molecular biology and health, and water and health.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2021) – Baylor University’s Career Center reports a surprising increase in job placement of graduating Baylor University students in the spring of 2020 compared to spring 2019, despite an anticipated decrease due to the effect of COVID-19.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2021) — With President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, citizens nationwide received a second round of stimulus checks in the form of $1,400 per person and an additional $1,400 per dependent.
[Dr. Linda Plank, LHSON Dean]
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2021) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Linda Plank, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, who has served since last summer as Interim Dean of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas, has been selected to serve as Dean in an official capacity, effective May 1.
[Browning Day 2021]
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2021) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library and Museum will present its annual Browning Day lecture virtually at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, featuring Joshua King, Ph.D., associate professor of English and The Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies at Baylor.
[job communication]
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2021) — Managers should listen more, be empathetic and be sure they give feedback — even if they cannot solve a problem immediately, according to a Baylor University study that focused on workplace communication during the pandemic.
[Baylor Alumni Week]
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2021) – Baylor University will host Alumni Week April 12-17, providing numerous opportunities for Baylor Alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and fellow Baylor graduates from across the country and support their University.
[Baylor MBB Parade]
WACO, Texas (April 6, 2021) - The 2021 Men’s Basketball National Champions will be celebrated with full fanfare in a parade through downtown Waco. The Bears will join Baylor University, the City of Waco, the Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Baylor Bear Foundation in celebration on Tuesday, April 13.
[Ryan A. McManamay, Ph.D.]
WACO, Texas (April 6, 2021) – Ryan A. McManamay, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science at Baylor University, is among the recipients of the Sustainability Science Award announced today by the Ecological Society of America (ESA).
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WACO, Texas (April 5, 2021) – Baylor University again has joined universities and communities around the country to increase public awareness and prevention education about sexual assault and interpersonal violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the connection between attendance and racial diversity within a church, stress and COVID-19, faith leaders and public health, the legacy of the Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson and the "COVID slide" on adult literacy.
[Outdoor Emergency Notification System]
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2021) – During severe weather season, Baylor University has joined City of Waco and McLennan County partners, in cooperation with the Waco/McLennan County Office of Emergency Management, to conduct a regular test of outdoor tornado sirens, at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of each month.
[Sandeep Mazumder, Ph.D.]
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2021) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Sandeep Mazumder, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Wake Forest University, has been selected as The William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean of Baylor's nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. His appointment is effective July 1.
[Autism Awareness Month]
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2021) – As National Autism Awareness Month begins in April, two Baylor University School of Education faculty members have received grant awards from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to fund research and training in behavioral intervention practices that improve outcomes for children with autism.
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2021) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from United States universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2022 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2022.
[northcutt and music]
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2021) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies will host David W. Music, professor of church music at Baylor University, for the Spring 2021 Northcutt Lecture Series. His lecture, “The Teaching Ministry of Congregational Song,” will be held on Zoom at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2021) – Several Baylor University graduate and professional programs were among those nationally ranked in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released March 30.
WACO, Texas (March 29, 2021) – As the United States continues its march to vaccinate millions of citizens against COVID-19, marketing researchers from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business have discovered a messaging model that motivates people to take preventive actions to battle the virus.
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