News from Baylor

[Winter Missions AMSA]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University Missions provides students with experiences that foster informed global engagement and promote the integration of faith with discipline-specific learning and hands-on service to contribute solutions to real-world challenges at home and abroad. This mission will continue over winter break, as Baylor Missions sends three teams of 48 students, faculty, staff and friends of the University to serve at locations in Texas and the countries of Guatemala and Italy.
[Baylor Commencement]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary will celebrate graduation of its students with commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15.
[Mark G. Childers]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) – Baylor University’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has partnered with McLennan Community College and the U.S. Department of Justice to offer a cybersecurity program to law enforcement officers to help combat cyber-related threats.
[John Haldane]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was named to “Fifty Minds that Matter: artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, musicians and architects who are shaping the modern world,” a list published by The Tablet. This follows his being named one of “The Fifty Most Influential Living Philosophers” by TheBestSchools in 2016.
[Sara Dolan]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – Sara Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences and director of the doctor of clinical psychology (Psy.D.) graduate program, has been recognized as one of 30 “Citizen Psychologists” by the president of the American Psychological Association.
[Darren Willoughby]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) – Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., professor of health, human performance and recreation in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and director of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists for his professional contributions to the profession.
[Dyslexia 1]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) – Navigating life with a learning disability may bring various challenges. That is why on Thursday, Nov. 29, Baylor University invited 70 students ages 8 to 17 from Goldthwaite Independent School District to campus for a presentation by four Baylor School of Education graduate students about dyslexia and how to thrive despite challenges.
[Philanthropy and the Public Good Grants Fall 2018]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2018) – Since fall 2014, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has taken on a very tangible task: stewarding and giving away thousands of dollars – a total now more than $600,000 – in partnership with nonprofit organizations. Through this transformational undergraduate experience, Baylor students in the “Philanthropy and Public Good” class provide real funds for real needs in local, state and global communities while cultivating a philanthropic spirit and developing as innovative leaders poised for a lifetime of generosity.
[sleep points]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2018) — Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research.
[President George H.W. Bush]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2018) - Baylor University released a statement today regarding the death of President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.
[SSMA Award]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2018) – The School Science and Mathematics Association has awarded the Baylor University School of Education and Waco ISD collaborators the Award for Excellence in Integrating Science and Mathematics for highlighting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) use in two Waco ISD elementary schools. They received the award at the SSMA convention in October.
[Baylor Christmas concert]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2018) – This week, Baylor will host a variety of concerts, recitals and performances to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season.
[2018 Model UN Team]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2018) – Baylor University’s Model United Nations team, which represented the nations of South Africa and Lesotho at the 29th annual American Model United Nations Conference (AMUN) Nov. 17-20 in Chicago, earned top honors and also broke a team record for the most in-committee awards received at the annual conference.
[Robert Collmer]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the recent passing of three Emeriti faculty members: Robert G. Collmer, Ph.D., 91, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English, who died Nov. 21; Alta N. Lane, Ph.D., 91, Professor Emerita of Family and Consumer Sciences, who died Nov. 22; and Rita S. Purdy, Ph.D., 77, former chair and Professor Emerita of Family and Consumer Sciences, who died Nov. 24.
[Lindsay Wilkinson]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2018) – Undergraduate students in a sociology research methods class will present findings from their quantitative and qualitative research projects during a poster session and reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Cox Reception Hall in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2018) – The Texas Tribune will host a free public event — “A Conversation with Reps. Doc Anderson and Kyle Kacal” — from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Baylor Club in Baylor University’s McLane Stadium.
[christmas 2018]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2018) – As the campus returns from the Thanksgiving holidays, Baylor University will host lectures this week in several academic disciplines, a theater performance and a variety of Christmas celebrations, including “A Baylor Christmas” concert featuring the combined choirs of Baylor and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and the popular Christmas on Fifth Street.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2018) – From Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 23, Baylor University will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. The following are changes to campus facility hours.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) – On Friday, Nov. 16, Baylor Law School, in partnership with McLennan County Department of Families and Child Protective Services, celebrated its 11th annual National Adoption Day with more than two dozen central Texas families as their adoptions were finalized.
[Prince Chair Dennis Myers]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) – Baylor University today announced the installation of Dennis R. Myers, Ph.D., as the inaugural holder of The Danny and Lenn Prince Chair in Social Work within the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. The installation was part of the Career Resiliency in Senior Living Leadership Symposium, a conference to provide support and education for licensed nursing home administrators to withstand job stress and pressures.
[Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) — “Woven Together in Unity,” a Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Piper Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. Featured speaker and guest of honor will be Carolyn Porterfield, former Missionary Journeyman in Japan and retiring Missional Lifestyle Leader for Texas Woman’s Missionary Union.
[Two heads]
A new “buddy system” of nursing education — in which two students work together as one nurse to share ideas, set priorities and make clinical decisions for patient care in the “real world” of nursing — is effective, according to a study by Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.
[Paul L. Foster Campus Atrium]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018) - 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 featured in Entrepreneur magazine. Baylor’s entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business moved up to No. 6 in this year’s rankings of the top 25 Best Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurs.
[bryan brooks]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018) – Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and director of Baylor University’s Environmental Health Science Program was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for his outstanding leadership and science. Brooks received the award at the SETAC meeting in Sacramento, California on Sunday, Nov. 4.
[H robert reynolds]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will present performances from Heavenly Voices and the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, along with a chemistry and biochemistry colloquium.
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