News from Baylor

[Kate Dimmitt]
11/20/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Kate McLane Dimmitt, B.B.A. ’56, a longtime Baylor advocate and 2014 Baylor Legacy Award recipient who died Nov. 17 in Temple. She was 83. A celebration of Dimmitt’s life will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Creekside Center at Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive in Temple.
[Food myths]
11/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based evidence. Setting the record straight on some of those is Baylor University professor and registered dietitian Janelle Walter, Ph.D.
[thanks]
11/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — Baylor University will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 22, to Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please note the following changes in hours of operation.
[what about waco]
11/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host an environmental event, a variety of concerts and a screening of a local Waco documentary.
[Recycling graphic]
11/14/2017
Smith Getterman, director of sustainability and special projects at Baylor University, offers four tips about upping your recycling game as part of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. The program, led by Keep America Beautiful, is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
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11/14/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2017) – Do you know a high school student who is a budding – or maybe already successful – entrepreneur?
[Entrepreneur Rankings Graphic]
11/14/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2017) – Baylor University offers one of the top programs for students aspiring to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released today by The Princeton Review and featured in Entrepreneur magazine. Baylor’s program in the Hankamer School of Business was ranked No. 9 on the list of “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship of 2018.”
[Michael Munson]
11/14/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2017) – Micheal Munson, a Baylor University sophomore and University Scholar, participated in the Johns Hopkins University Summer Internship as a research intern this summer and recently presented his research findings at a national conference.
[Heather Reynolds]
11/14/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2017) — Specialists in the nonprofit field focused on innovative solution models through the lens of faith and hope for addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in communities during the annual Drumwright Family Lecture at Baylor University.
[ABL Benefactors Day]
11/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) – Baylor University’s renowned Armstrong Browning Library will host its annual Benefactors Day celebration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, commemorating those who support ABL and continue to contribute to the world’s leading 19th century research center and home to works of art.
[Ethan Shagan]
11/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) – Baylor University’s department of history will present the 40th annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series, featuring Ethan H. Shagan, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, on Nov. 13-14.
11/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) — Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex has received a $10,000 community grant from The Allergan Foundation to support its participation in the Portal to the Public Network, which brings together scientists and public audiences to promote, appreciate and understand scientific research and its application.
[asante poster]
11/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) — Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host a lecture featuring Richard Asante, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.
[movie poster]
11/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) — This week at Baylor, students will have a wide variety of events to choose from as they prepare for Thanksgiving Break.
[Brian brock]
11/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) – George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University will present the T.B. Maston Lecture, “One Christian Ethic? Sabbath as the Diversity of Christian Vocation,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Paul Powell Chapel of Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St.
[Gus Holdrich and Prefume]
11/9/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2017) – Gus Holdrich, Baylor University senior from Bethesda, Maryland, won the 2017 J.LIVE Talk Japanese speech contest at George Washington University in Washington D.C. The national award is presented to the contestant who best engages in a lively, dynamic and engaging presentation using speaking skills in a style similar to TED Talks.
[Baylor SOE Copple Gift]
11/9/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2017) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $2.5 million from Lynda and Robert Copple of Frisco that will create the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership within Baylor University’s School of Education. The gift will enable Baylor to attract a visionary Christian leader to lay the academic and intellectual foundations of the Center for Christian Education (CCE) and establish the Center as the preeminent provider of professional development for leaders of Christian schools and for Christian leaders in non-sectarian school settings.
[Heather Reynolds]
11/7/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) – Baylor University’s Honors College will host the eighth annual endowed Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Alexander Reading Room, Alexander Residence Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St.
[Baylor Black Alumni Network Gala]
11/7/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) – More than 50 years ago, as the Civil Rights Movement unfolded across the United States of America, Baylor University also experienced the winds of change as it welcomed its first Black students. The Baylor Black Alumni Network will recognize Baylor University’s achievement toward social justice with the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the June 2, 1967, graduation of students – the Rev. Robert Gilbert and Ms. Barbara Ann Walker – at a Gala Scholarship Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.
[Baylor Law Texas Bar Exam graphic]
11/7/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) – Baylor Law School is again No. 1 among Texas law schools in the state’s bar exam passage rate. Results of the July 2017 Texas Bar Exam, released Nov. 3, show Baylor Law School with a 92.92 percent pass rate.
[Andrea Turpin]
11/6/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2017) – Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., associate professor of history in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has won the 2017 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award for her book “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education.”
[Dist. artist]
11/3/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several lectures on art and religion, along with a variety of concerts, movies and multicultural events.
[Steppin' Out Infographic]
11/2/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2017) — Every semester, the Baylor University community unites to serve the Waco community through Steppin’ Out, a day of service that strives to enhance student involvement locally. More than 1,700 volunteers from 70-plus student organizations will serve at 63 sites around the Greater Waco area from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.
[ifl]
11/2/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2017) — Baylor's Institute for Faith and Learning will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Monday, Nov. 6, with a lecture by Mark Schwehn, Ph.D., one of the foremost voices in Christian higher education.
[Figure 1]
11/2/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2017) – Nature and outdoor enthusiasts seek to enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and camping. However, sometimes appreciating nature’s beauty comes at a cost to wildlife.
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