News from Baylor

[class hymn 2018]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2018) – Baylor University's annual freshman hymn, dedicated to the Class of 2022, was unveiled during over the summer during New Student Orientation. This year’s hymn, “Shining Bright,” was written by University Chaplain Burt Burleson, D. Min., with music by Truett Seminary students Joslyn Henderson and Ross Tarpley.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2018) — Adolescents with a strong hand grip — an indicator of overall muscle strength — have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of 368 elementary school children.
Waco, Texas (Aug. 10, 2018) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Charles E. Reeder of Waco, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, who died Aug. 8. He was 91.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2018) — Baylor University is mourning the death of Stephen L. Williams, Ph.D., retired associate professor of museum studies, who died July 31 in Waco. He was 70.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2018) – Move-In Day brings a throng of nervous parents and excited freshmen to Baylor University’s campus. They will be greeted by a crowd of excited volunteers – the Move2BU crew.
[bonstell film]
WACO, Texas (August 8, 2018) – The space paintings of American designer and artist Chesley Bonestell have come to life in the form of the documentary, “Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future,” and are reaching new heights this summer.
[Summer commence 2018]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2018) – Baylor University’s summer graduating class of 2018 will walk the stage at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Ferrell Center, S. University Parks Drive.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2018) – When you decide to get on the river – in a kayak, canoe or paddle board, in summer or winter – you may have one goal, such as physical exercise or relaxation. But being open to various outcomes actually leads to a more fulfilling experience, says a Baylor University outdoor adventure expert.
[Craig Adams]
WACO, Texas (August 3, 2018) – A select number of Baylor University students have been marching their way through the summer as part of Drum Corps International (DCI), a drum and bugle corps made up of more than 5,000 members annually. Each corps creates a themed show that incorporates music, visuals and marching techniques.
[Academic for Teaching and Learning Graphic]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2018) — Eleven Baylor University faculty members have been selected to serve as 2018-19 Baylor Fellows for their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2018) – Baylor University business students are taking their management skills and sharing them with more than a dozen local businesses.
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2018) — Baylor Symphony Orchestra, led by Baylor Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde, has received The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the college/university category, making this its fourth consecutive year to win first place. This also marks the first time any a university has achieved that many consecutive first-place wins.
[Murray Watson Jr.]
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Murray Watson Jr., B.B.A. (Accounting/Economics) ’52, J.D. ’54, a longtime public servant and steadfast supporter of higher education at Baylor and in McLennan County, who died July 24 in Waco. He was 86.
[iEngage 2018]
WACO, Texas (July 26, 2018) – One hundred fifth- through ninth-graders will learn about civics and how to be engaged, active citizens during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute July 30-Aug. 3 on the Baylor campus. The camp, in its sixth year, is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
[Bart Yeates]
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2018) – Bart Yeates, a geosciences doctoral student in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as a recipient of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2018.
[EPA Lab Brooks Nesmith]
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2018) – A federal grant of $91,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), plus matching support of $30,000 from Baylor University, will bring together Baylor scientists, science educators and local teachers in an effort to teach the next generation about water quality and reuse.
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2018) – A majority of young adults with severe mental illness – bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression – consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
[Bryan Brooks]
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2018) – Environmental scientists have identified 22 key research questions surrounding the risks associated with chemicals in the environment in Europe.
[selfies & memories]
WACO, Texas (July 23, 2018) — Quick! Snap a selfie and share the sensations! Or not. If you want to preserve the memories, process before you post, says Baylor psychologist Charles Weaver, Ph.D.
[BOR July 2018 2]
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2018) – During its regular July retreat meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents welcomed new Board members, heard an update from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., on the Illuminate Academic Strategic Plan and other University initiatives and approved $1.24 million gift for renovations to the Umphrey Law Center and Charles and Sandra Wallace Courtyard. The Board also discussed higher education issues with state and national leaders and set tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year.
[Chris Hansen movie]
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2018) – Day 16. The set is calm, quiet.

The film crew stands poised with boom mics, lighting equipment and cameras in an alley behind Dichotomy, a local coffee establishment in downtown Waco. Two men – the actors in this scene – stand in the center of the crowd, awaiting direction.
[Summer Literacy Institute 2018 6]
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2018) – Baylor University’s School of Education will host 240 teachers for a three-day Summer Literacy Institute July 24-26 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
[Raven Richard]
WACO, Texas (July 17, 2018) – The Math for Early Learners Academy (MELA), now in its third year sponsored by the Baylor University School of Education, is underway through July 27 at Baylor’s Mayborn Museum, and research is showing that the summer early-intervention program serving early childhood students in Waco ISD is showing positive results.
[2017 alleluia]
WACO, Texas (July 16, 2018) – Baylor University alumnus and composer Benjamin Harlan will return to campus this week to receive the Exemplary Service in Christian Music Award at the 17th annual Alleluia Conference.
[Great Colleges 2018]
WACO, Texas (July 16, 2018) – For the seventh time, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2018 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.
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