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WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) â 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.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) â Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary will celebrate graduation of its students with commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) â Baylor Universityâs 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.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) â John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in Baylor Universityâs College of Arts & Sciences, was named to âFifty Minds that Matter: artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, musicians and architects who are shaping the modern world,â a list published by The Tablet. This follows his being named one of âThe Fifty Most Influential Living Philosophersâ by TheBestSchools in 2016.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) â Sara Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor Universityâs College of Arts & Sciences and director of the doctor of clinical psychology (Psy.D.) graduate program, has been recognized as one of 30 âCitizen Psychologistsâ by the president of the American Psychological Association.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) â Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., professor of health, human performance and recreation in Baylor Universityâs 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.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) â 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.
Real Funds for Real Needs: Baylor Philanthropy and the Public Good Class Gives $62,500 in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2018) â 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 â a total now more than $600,000 â in partnership with nonprofit organizations. Through this transformational undergraduate experience, Baylor students in the âPhilanthropy and Public Goodâ 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.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2018) â Students given extra points if they met âThe 8-hour Challengeâ â averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week â did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research.
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.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2018) â 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.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2018) â This week, Baylor will host a variety of concerts, recitals and performances to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2018) â Baylor Universityâs 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.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2018) â 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.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2018) â 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.
The Texas Tribune to Host Community Conversation, Free Lunch with State Reps on Dec. 4 at Baylor Club
WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2018) â The Texas Tribune will host a free public event â âA Conversation with Reps. Doc Anderson and Kyle Kacalâ â from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Baylor Club in Baylor Universityâs McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2018) â 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 âA Baylor Christmasâ concert featuring the combined choirs of Baylor and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and the popular Christmas on Fifth Street.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2018) â 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) â 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.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) â 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.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) â âWoven Together in Unity,â a Womenâs 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 Womanâs Missionary Union.
'Two Heads Are Better Than One’ — a New Approach to Nursing Education — Gets High Marks from Students in Baylor Study
A new âbuddy systemâ of nursing education â in which two students work together as one nurse to share ideas, set priorities and make clinical decisions for patient care in the âreal worldâ of nursing â is effective, according to a study by Baylor Universityâs Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018) - Baylor University offers one of the nationâs 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. Baylorâs entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business moved up to No. 6 in this yearâs rankings of the top 25 Best Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurs.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018) â Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and director of Baylor Universityâs 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.
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