News from Baylor

[Dr. Clement T. Goode Jr.]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2023) – Baylor University is mourning the death of Clement T. Goode Jr., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English who taught at Baylor for 40 years until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Goode died peacefully Jan. 24, 2023, at the age of 93.
[Community Garden]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2023) – Faith organizations have traditionally served as first responders when crisis occurs in personal lives as well as in the community. Yet, for all the good they do, faith organizations can do so much more if their efforts and resources could be better recognized and leveraged, through public-private partnerships to sustain and grow their work, according to a case study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.
[Flu shot reminder]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2023) – With an intense flu season still making it presence known, Baylor University Health Services will be offering flu shots for students, faculty and staff at a mobile clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Multicultural Affairs atrium area (Bear Cub) on the first floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center.
[Dr Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren]
WACO, Texas (Jan 23, 2023) - Baylor consumer behavior scholar studies the brands who win big during the Big Game’s commercial breaks. The key is empowered storytelling.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on NASA-funded Baylor research on the Moon’s “weird” volcanoes, the impact of catchy tunes or “earworms” on falling asleep, a color imaging system revolutionizing TV, cinema and storytelling through vibrant colors never seen before and the need for schools to fully use the skills of school psychologists.
[Dr. Jessica Akers]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2023) - Jessica Akers, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational psychology in the Baylor University School of Education, has received a $893,409 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop an innovative treatment model for children with autism and their siblings.
[Ronald Johnson]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 20, 2023) Ronald Angelo Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor and The Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History at Baylor University, has been awarded the Alpha Chi Distinguished Alumni Award, an annual award given to one alumnus from the organization in recognition of public service that exemplifies the Alpha Chi spirit of making scholarship effective for good.
[Tru Jamaica Food Truck]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2023) – On Dec. 8, 2022, East Waco restaurant Tru Jamaica suffered a late-night electrical fire that devastated the popular eatery. As Tru Jamaica begins the long journey to rebuild and reopen, the small family business will continue operating and serving its authentic Jamaican cuisine this spring on the Baylor University campus.
[2023 SKYWARN Class McLennan County.]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2023) – The 2023 spring severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want you to be ready. The National Weather Service (Office out of Fort Worth will be conducting a free severe weather training class for McLennan County from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Letterwinners Lounge at McLane Stadium on the Baylor University campus.
[Robot food delivery service]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2023) – With the spring semester underway, Grubhub and Starship Technologies rolled out their robot food delivery service today at Baylor University.
[Truett Seminary Spire]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2023) – 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 the church, a Baylor demonstration project that grown into a full-blown federal strategy to combat childhood hunger and a “better way” for today’s prisons that tests the theory of accountability as an important tool in returning correctional facilities to their intended purpose of rehabilitation.
[Interstate 35]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2023) – As Baylor University begins the spring semester on Jan. 17, Interstate 35 construction crews will continue work at busy intersections around campus – particularly 4th/5th and 11th/12th streets – as they complete final construction on I-35.
[Baylor Alumni]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2023) – Baylor University today announced the recipients of the 2023 Baylor Alumni Awards, which honor individuals who embody the distinctive mission of the University and their remarkable achievements. A celebration honoring the impact of Baylor alumni around the world and recognizing this year’s recipients will be held on campus Feb. 24, 2023.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2023) – The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Baylor University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), a program that addresses the critical shortage of professionals with cybersecurity skills and highlights the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s cyberspace.
[MLK Wreathes]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 10, 2023) – As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches on Monday, Jan. 16, the Baylor University and Waco communities will join with others across the nation to celebrate Dr. King's life and legacy through multiple in-person and online events and a weeklong service opportunity.
[Arvind Muruganantham]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 10, 2023) – Baylor University senior Arvind Muruganantham, a cell and molecular biology major on the pre-med track from Fremont, California, is among 16 recipients of the prestigious and highly selective Churchill Scholarship in science, mathematics and engineering, announced today by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.
[Allie North]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2023) Silicic volcanoes on the Moon, specifically the mysterious Gruithuisen Domes, are a lunar geologic mystery that still perplexes scientists more than half a century after they were discovered. Based on early telescopic and spacecraft observations, these extinct volcanoes have long been suspected to be silicic in composition, in some ways similar to terrestrial strato volcanoes like Mount St. Helens in Washington state.
[Football prayer]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 8, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the potential for precision nutrition as part of cancer treatment, the close relationship between Christianity and American football, the film history of dolls gone evil and a look back at 2022 at Baylor and what’s on the horizon with President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
[Daniel J. Pack, Ph.D.]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 5, 2023) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Daniel J. Pack, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a 2005 Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year, has been selected as dean of the Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science. His appointment is effective June 1.
[Founders Mall Tree]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 1, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the phenomenon of “gift guilt,” the history of White House Christmas themes from Jill Biden to Jackie Kennedy and the simplicity of Nativity spirituals.
[Founders Mall]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2022) – Baylor University offices and most facilities will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holidays from Friday, Dec. 23, to Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. The University will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. The first day of classes for the spring semester will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.
[Baylor Football Postgame]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the state of American Christianity, student-athletes and religious belief and the role of compassionate communication in health care as technology continues to evolve.
[Caleb Martin, Ph.D.]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 15, 2022) – Baylor University chemist Caleb D. Martin, Ph.D., and his team have developed a new state-of-art Lewis superacid – with applications in the production of most common plastics – that is more efficient to produce, safer for the environment, and could potentially save billions of dollars in manufacturing costs.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 14, 2022) – Baylor University’s nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business and John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise have announced the Top 50 student teams from across the nation for the 12th annual New Venture Competition.
[Tornado Watch vs Warning]
WACO, Texas (12:42 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022) – The National Weather has canceled the TORNADO watch for Waco and McLennan County.
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