News from Baylor

[Dr. Marion Castleberry]
7/1/2022
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2022) – Baylor University is mourning recently retired theater arts professor and renowned Horton Foote scholar Marion Castleberry, Ph.D., who passed away June 25 at the age of 71. Dr. Castleberry taught in the Department of Theater Arts at Baylor for 21 years before retiring on June 1.
[Outdoor Emergency Notification System]
7/1/2022
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2022) – Baylor University will join 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, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1.
6/26/2022
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the Juneteenth holiday, why auto insurance rates can vary across carriers, the extension of an innovative summer meals program for rural schoolchildren and new software for the design of healthier buildings.
6/19/2022
WACO, Texas (June 19, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the future of hybrid work, the well-being of children under the care of faith-based agencies and why international experiences are an integral part of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
[Meals to You]
6/15/2022
WACO, Texas (June 15, 2022) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded nearly $5 million to the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP) to continue their innovative “Meals-to-You” (MTY) demonstration project this summer in Texas, New Mexico, Alaska, and Utah. In addition to USDA, Meals-to-You partners with the PepsiCo Foundation and McLane Global to provide a stable and reliable food source through home delivery to children in rural areas without easy access to grocery stores or traditional summer meal sites.
6/12/2022
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the impact of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program on recidivism rates, why Wall Street is losing its appetite for SPACs and the dangers of toxic blue green algae in lakes.
6/5/2022
WACO, Texas (June 5, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the art of teaching students how to bring landscapes to life on canvas, a pilot program that fully offsets the cost of milk for customers using SNAP and the future of food, including prescription diets.
[Emergency Speaker/Siren Array]
6/2/2022
WACO, Texas (June 2, 2022) – ***CANCELED*** Baylor University will join 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, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3.
[Champions of Change]
6/2/2022
WACO, Texas (June 2, 2022) – Baylor University celebrated its 2022 Champions of Change, Solid Gold Neighbor (SGN) Community honorees for their outstanding community engagement and SGN Research Fellows during a May 25 recognition ceremony, hosted by Baylor’s Office of External Affairs.
[Celebrating Five Years]
6/1/2022
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2022) - Five years ago this week — June 1, 2017 — President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., officially took the reins at Baylor as the University’s 15th president. On a recent Baylor Connections, President Livingstone revisits 10 major moments from the last five years in academics and research, student life, athletics and more.
[Pat Neff Hall Lights]
5/31/2022
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2022) – The iconic lights of Pat Neff Hall on the Baylor University campus – which since 1978 have glowed green after a Baylor victory or in commemoration of a special moment – will undergo a major upgrade during June, thanks to funding from the Senior Class of 2022 Gift and Student Government.
5/29/2022
WACO, Texas (May 29, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on hybrid work stress, preaching to people in pain and microplastics in water.
[Baylor University Department of Public Safety]
5/24/2022
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2022) - On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Baylor University Department of Public Safety (BUDPS), in conjunction with the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) and nine other local and federal law enforcement partners, will conduct a joint active threat training exercise in and around Kokernot Hall on the Baylor campus.
5/22/2022
WACO, Texas (May 22, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the Declaration of Independence as a secular or religious document, an edgy advertising campaign for a popular TV series about the life of Jesus and why Baylor students are receiving more prestigious scholarships - Fulbright, Goldwater, Churchill and more – than ever before.
[Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.]
5/20/2022
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2022) – At its regular May meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to extend the contract of President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., to 2032 in recognition of her exemplary University and national leadership that has elevated Baylor as a preeminent Christian research university with strengths across the board in academics, research and athletics.
[Truett Seminary Steeple]
5/16/2022
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2022) – Baylor University is mourning the recent passing of two retired faculty members, Jean Boyd, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Musicology in the School of Music, and Bruce C. Cresson, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Religion in the College of Arts & Sciences.
5/15/2022
WACO, Texas (May 15, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on educational technology in public schools and the whims of commercial platforms, books that address today’s urgent ethical issues and the value of consumers of color in the marketplace.
[Candi K. Cann, Ph.D.]
5/12/2022
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2022) – Baylor University Honors College faculty member Candi K. Cann, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC), has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to South Korea, a prestigious and competitive fellowship of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
[Baylor University Commencement]
5/12/2022
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2022) – Last spring in the midst of COVID, Baylor University celebrated the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with socially distanced outdoor ceremonies at McLane Stadium. In 2022, Baylor’s spring commencement returns to the Ferrell Center May 13-14.
[Dr. Jason R. Carter]
5/11/2022
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2022) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Jason R. Carter, Ph.D., vice president for research, economic development and graduate education at Montana State University, has been selected as the Dean of Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. His appointment is effective August 8.
[iEngage Summer Civics Institute 6]
5/10/2022
WILLIAMBURG, Virginia (May 10, 2022) – The iEngage Summer Civics Institute at Baylor University has been named the 2022 recipient of the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education, presented by the National Center for State Courts.
5/8/2022
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on taking a break from social media to renew the spirit, the important role of nutrition in cancer prevention and treatment and when working at home, how to successfully shift from “work mode” to “family mode.”
[Dr Pepper Hour Tour Colorado]
5/8/2022
DENVER, Colorado (May 9, 2022) – The “best hour of the week” – Baylor University’s Dr Pepper Hour – is making four local stops at Denver-area campuses to conclude an eight-week Dr Pepper Hour Tour of Texas and Colorado. The tour will stop by Monday, May 9, at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Tuesday, May 10, at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Wednesday, May 11, at Holy Family High School in Broomfield and Thursday, May 12, at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch.
[Nursing Burnout]
5/6/2022
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2022) – Nursing continues to be the largest and most trusted profession and serves as the face of health care to the American public. However, it also one of the most stressful professions, with studies showing that burnout among nurses – even before the COVID-19 pandemic – remains a significant issue.
[Tornado Watch / Warning weather.gov]
5/5/2022
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2022) – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado WATCH for a large portion of Central Texas, including Waco and McLennan County, effective until 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 5, 2022). This means that tornadoes – along with damaging winds and hail – are possible in and near the watch area.
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