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WACO, Texas (September 18, 2020) – Baylor University will virtually welcome families from around the world to a Family Weekend Virtual Experience on Sept. 25-26, with live-streamed video events, a Family Weekend Spirit Box available for order for a limited time and other more. While safety precautions due to COVID-19 require some changes to the programming, Family Weekend will once again help families of Baylor students become better acquainted with the University and its beloved traditions.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2020) — On National Voter Registration Day, Baylor University’s W.R. Poage Legislative Library, the Institute for Oral History and the Women’s and Gender Studies program, in partnership with the Waco NAACP, will present a virtual panel on “19: 100 Years of Preserving Voters’ Rights” at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2020) – What takes place inside a person when they encounter beautiful pieces of art? While most people would acknowledge being moved by aesthetic and artistic beauty, the changes sparked by such an engagement seem beyond the realm of measurement. Two Baylor psychology and neuroscience researchers, however, are working to change that.
WACO, Texas (September 17, 2020) – Baylor University will launch the 50th anniversary season of the Baylor Line, one of the University’s most distinct traditions, with some unprecedented protocols and use of new bracelet technology in place to mitigate risks from COVID-19 to the campus and surrounding community.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2020) – Baylor University education professor Rachelle Meyer Rogers, Ed.D., is on a fast track to the top post in the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), a national organization of school and university faculty who provide professional preparation for teacher candidates. ATE promotes quality teacher education through both exemplary clinical practice and research.
Best-selling author John Grisham, author of A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and a broad array of other perennial best-selling books, will be interviewed by noted attorney and author Talmage Boston during the final session of the weeklong Vision for Leadership Conference at Baylor Law.
Baylor Rises to No. 76 in Latest U.S. News Rankings, in Top 10 for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship, Among 'Most Innovative Schools'
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2020) – Baylor University moved up three places to No. 76 among National Universities – with several academic programs and opportunities for undergraduates highly rated – in the latest rankings for 2021 released today by U.S. News & World Report.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2020) – For the ninth time, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a 2020 Great College to Work For, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program.
Baylor Achieves Milestones in Fall Enrollment, Including Record Freshman Class, Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Enrollment; Retention Rate at All-Time High
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2020) – Despite the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19 for universities throughout the country, Baylor University achieved several enrollment milestones this fall, including enrolling the largest freshman class in the institution’s history, along with record numbers of undergraduate and graduate and professional education students. Baylor's fall-to-fall undergraduate retention also increased to an all-time high, according to official 12th class day statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
Baylor University fully supports the 9/11 display of American flags depicting the thousands of lives lost as a result of the attacks that took place 19 years ago. This moving display by the Young Conservatives of Texas at Baylor in support of our country is the only official student event that has been allowed on the University’s campus since the start of the fall semester.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the naming of the recruiting lounge at McLane Stadium in recognition of Todd and Susan Behringer of Woodway, Texas, and their support of capital improvements through the Give Light Campaign.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2020) — The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at Baylor University has been granted candidacy status by the professional accrediting body, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The program is admitting students to join the first cohort, with classes to start in January 2021.
Baylor Symphony Orchestra Wins The American Prize in Orchestral Performance 2020 in College/University Division
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2020) – Baylor Symphony Orchestra, led by Baylor Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde, has received The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the college/university category, making this its fifth time to win first place in the past six years.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2020) — The department of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences has announced the establishment of the Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Stipend, named in honor of Baylor’s first African American graduate.
People Who Experienced Parental Divorce as Children Have Lower ‘Love Hormone’ Levels than Those Who Did Not
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2020) – People who were children when their parents were divorced showed lower levels of oxytocin — the so-called “love hormone” — when they were adults than those whose parents remained married, according to a study led by Baylor University. That lower level may play a role in having trouble forming attachments when they are grown.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2020) – Baylor University Libraries has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the research of two Browning scholars at Baylor's renowned Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2020) – Baylor University alumni and fans around the world are invited to collectively showcase their passion and spirit for Baylor, wearing green and gold to celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 4.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a $5 million gift from William E. (Ed) and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Florida, in support of the Give Light Campaign and the University's Hankamer School of Business. A portion of the gift qualifies for the Baylor Academic Challenge program, creating two endowed faculty positions within the Hankamer School of Business that will receive dollar-for-dollar matching funds as well as support for the School’s dean. The gift also will establish an endowed scholarship fund within Baylor’s Student Foundation.
Sept. 4, 2020: **TEST, TEST, TEST** Baylor Alert TEST of Baylor University Emergency Communication Systems
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2020) – Baylor University will conduct a required test of the multi-tiered Baylor Alert emergency communications systems at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 2, 2020) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced the selection of adjunct professor Jennifer Howell, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice Program, a grant-funded initiative by World Hunger Relief Inc. (WHRI) and the Baugh Family Foundation.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 1, 2020) — Baylor University’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise has opened applications for the 10th annual New Venture Competition, a two-day elevator pitch and business plan competition for collegiate entrepreneurs across the world.
People with Lower Biological Response to Standard Stress Task Showed More PTSD Symptoms After COVID-19 Crisis Began
WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2020) — People who did not have a large heart rate response to a stress task surprised researchers later — after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic — when they showed more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder related to the crisis than others who also did the stress task and COVID-19 stress ratings.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2020) – Baylor University announced today that Judge Lady, one of the University’s two American black bears, is recovering from a successful operation to remove a mass that developed around her spinal column.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2020) - An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University scientists and engineers has been awarded a nearly $600,000 grant to study the effectiveness of a horseback-riding simulator as a treatment for children with autism.
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