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Baylor University Department of Public Safety Hosts Active Threat Training Exercise with Local Law Enforcement
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baylor’s iEngage Summer Civics Institute to be Honored with the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2022) – Baylor University students continue the momentum of a record-setting 2021-2022 academic year of attaining some of the most prestigious national and international scholarships and awards, including another Fulbright and two Boren Awards.
WACO, Texas (May 4, 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, May 6.
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2022) – Twelve Baylor University professors have been honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2021-2022 academic year.
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2022) – Baylor University faculty members Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of apparel merchandising in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and Byron Newberry, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, have been selected to receive the 2022 Centennial Professor Awards for summer research projects.
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2022) – Kenneth Van Treuren, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering and associate dean of research and faculty development in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Baylor University, has been honored as the 2022 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2022) – Mojgan Parizi-Robinson, Ph.D., senior lecturer of biology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected as the 2022 Collins Outstanding Professor, an honor voted on annually by the senior class.
MIDLAND, Texas (April 29, 2022) – The “best hour of the week” – Baylor University’s Dr Pepper Hour – is making three local stops at Midland-Odessa campuses as part of an eight-week tour of Texas and Colorado. The Dr Pepper Hour Tour will drop in Monday, May 2, at Trinity School of Midland; Tuesday, May 3, at Midland’s Legacy High School; and Wednesday, May 4, at Odessa’s UTPB STEM Academy.
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2022) – After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Baylor University renewed its annual tradition of celebrating and praying over the 600 students who will serve as counselors this summer at camps from coast to coast and across the country.
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2022) – Teams from Liberty University and Baylor University were named the top winners of the sixth annual National Undergraduate Negotiation Competition, hosted April 22 by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The event is the only negotiation competition designed specifically for teams of university undergraduate students to build negotiation skills among future business leaders.
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on how Baylor students are seeking out ways to help those in Ukraine, what two new proposed constitutional amendments could mean for Texans and celebrating five years of President Linda A. Livingstone’s leadership at Baylor.
WACO, Texas (April 29, 2022) – Teams from the University of Pittsburgh, George Washington University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology were named winners of Baylor University’s 11th annual New Venture Competition, a business plan and elevator pitch competition that showcases top collegiate entrepreneurs and their student created, managed and led ventures.
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2022) – A new Ancestral Legacy Mural in Baylor University’s Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) in the Sid Richardson Building has joined the growing list of inspirational murals located throughout the City of Waco.
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on school prayer, innovative ways of recruiting college graduates and the benefits of delaying Social Security.
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2022) – Baylor University has launched the NextGen Bears Program, an annual celebration of the future generations of Baylor Bears that offers parents, grandparents, family and friends the opportunity to purchase a spirit box filled with an exclusive collection of Baylor gear specially curated for ages 0-13+.
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