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Baylor Executive EMBA Program Offers New Graduate Certificate in Healthcare and Innovation Management
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2020) – Baylor University’s Executive MBA Program is now offering a new Graduate Certificate in Healthcare and Innovation Management.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2020) – Baylor University has been ranked on the Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020, coming in at No. 21 among medium-sized schools. Currently, 17 Baylor alumni are serving as Peace Corps volunteers in countries around the world.
WACO, TX (Feb. 27, 2020) – American Journal of Public Health has published a new article, “Identifying Needs for Advancing the Profession and Workforce in Environmental Health,” which aims to identify priority challenges and related research needs to catalyze effective delivery of essential environmental health services for common environmental health program areas in U.S. health departments.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2020) – Baylor University has announced the slate of Alumni-elected Regent candidates presented for election this spring.
Baylor Regents Celebrate Groundbreaking of the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center, Approve Final Phase of $21.2 Million Renovation of Tidwell Bible Building
WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2020) – At its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the groundbreaking of the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center – a new multi-purpose facility that will serve as an exciting new entry point to Baylor’s campus – and approved the final phase and project budget of the $21.2 million restoration of the University’s iconic Tidwell Bible Building.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2020) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will present the Science and Christian Ministry Conference, a two-day workshop featuring four national speakers who will address topics that pastors and churches encounter in their ministries. The conference will be held Feb. 24-25 in Truett Seminary, 1100 Third St.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2020) – Baylor University today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony honoring the philanthropy of Paula Hurd and the late Mark Hurd, who together provided the naming gift for the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center, and kicking off the construction of a new multi-purpose facility that will serve as an exciting new entry point to Baylor’s campus.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2020) — This coming week, Baylor University will host multiple guest speakers and performers from various disciplines, including arts and sciences, music, religion, history and entrepreneurship, along with various film screenings. The Department of Multicultural Affairs will host its annual Black Heritage Banquet in honor of Black History Month, and the Multicultural Women’s Symposium.
Surgeon General of U.S. Space Force Set to Discuss the Future of Medicine in Space with Baylor Students
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2020) – Col. Walter M. “Sparky” Matthews, a 1992 Baylor University graduate and Surgeon General of the newly formed United States Space Force (USSF), will speak to Baylor students about “The U.S. Space Force and the Future of Medicine in Space,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Room D.108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2020) – More than 100 students from 18 Central Texas schools were awarded medals from the Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation for their winning projects in the 2020 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair (HOTRHF), held Feb. 14 on the campus of Baylor University.
“Crash at Crush” - The Texas Collection Spring Lecture to Recount Story of Historic Train Crash, Deadly Publicity Stunt
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2020) – On Sept. 15, 1896, a staged head-on collision between two locomotives – known as the “Crash at Crush” – had both disastrous and unexpected consequences. The Texas Collection at Baylor University will host Mike Cox, author of the recently released book “Train Crash at Crush, Texas: America’s Deadliest Publicity Stunt,” for a lecture and book signing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Mayborn Museum Theater, 1300 S. University Parks Drive.
Chaplain’s Spring Bible Study for Faculty and Staff Features Baylor Scholars, Biblical Texts Connected with Themes, Stories of Lenten Season
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2020) – During the season of Lent, the Office of the Chaplain will continue its “Texts and Teachers” Bible study that will feature Baylor University scholars teaching on various biblical texts that connect with the themes and stories of the Lenten season.
Baylor’s Allbritton Art Institute to Host Biennial Artist Conversation featuring Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Jason Kaufman
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2020) — Art critic Jason Kaufman and internationally recognized artist, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, will discuss the artist’s life, artwork and career at the 2020 Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the McClinton Auditorium (Foster 240) in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2020) — Baylor Law School will host its 15th annual People’s Law School, a half-day of “user-friendly” law courses designed to inform Central Texas communities of their rights in their day-to-day lives.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2020) – This coming week at Baylor University, lectures from various academic disciplines including religion, art and psychology will be held as well as the opening night of the Baylor Theatre production, “Yerma.” Baylor also will kick off opening night of the ever-popular All University Sing on Thursday.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2020) – Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics at Baylor University, has been recognized by SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, with its SPIE Rising Researcher Award.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2020) – With more than a quarter of U.S. adults now having tattoos — and nearly half of millennials sporting them — only a handful of studies have focused on religious tattoos. But a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Texas Tech University analyzes faith-centered tattoos and is the first to use visual images of them.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2020) – In celebration of Baylor University’s 175th anniversary, the Baylor Family will join together on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in support of areas across the University by connecting their generosity with areas of need and growth during the second annual Baylor Giving Day.
Friday, Feb. 7: **TEST, TEST, TEST** Baylor Alert TEST of Baylor University Emergency Communication Systems
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2020) – Baylor University is conducting a regular test of the multi-tiered Baylor Alert emergency communications systems from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The test includes Baylor Alert email and text messages, tones and announcements on outdoor and indoor loudspeakers and messages on University social media channels and the baylor.edu website.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2020) - Registration is open now for the People’s Law School on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Baylor Law School. The free event offers a half-day curriculum designed to educate consumers about their legal rights. In addition to courses on elder law, wills and estate planning, family law and veterans’ rights, new courses include Presidential Power, Contesting Your Property Taxes, Guardianship, Don’t Learn Your Law from the Movies and more.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2020) — This coming week, Baylor University will host lectures in chemistry, entrepreneurship, music and religion, along with various film screenings. Baylor also will present multiple seminars including the Hearn Innovators Series, Free Enterprise Forum, Entrepreneurship Research Seminar and the People’s Law School.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2020) – Former members of the U.S. Congress – Rep. Alan Steelman (R-TX 5th District, 1973-1976) and Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX 11th and 17th Districts, 1991-2010) – will be joined by Baylor Law Professor Rory Ryan and Baylor History Professor Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., for a panel discussion and Q&A, “Investigating Impeachment: Context, Congress, and the Constitution,” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center on the campus of Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2020) - It doesn’t take a cape and a mask to be a hero – it takes a big heart and a lot of love. This was the message Baylor Law Professor Bridget Fuselier had for members of the 20 foster families who adopted children into their forever homes during Baylor Law’s Adoption Day in November.
American Chemical Society Names Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., as New Editor-in-chief for Environmental Science & Technology Letters
WASHINGTON (Feb. 3, 2020) — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., of Baylor University has joined Environmental Science & Technology Letters as editor-in-chief.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2020) – More than 320 students have entered projects in the 2020 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14, at the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St., on the campus of Baylor University. Students from schools in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Navarro and Robertson counties have registered 172 projects in various categories.
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