News from Baylor

[The Store]
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2019) – More than $27,000 in personal contributions from the Baylor University Board of Regents will help fund operations during the 2019-2020 academic year for The Store, a free student food pantry operated by the Paul L. Foster Success Center-Student Success Initiatives.
[Baylor Missions]
WACO, Texas (May 22, 2019) – This month, Baylor Missions is sending 15 teams of 247 students, faculty, staff and friends of Baylor University who will be integrating their faith with their academic disciplines and hands-on service at locations in Ecuador, England, Guatemala, Kenya, Romania, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Washington, D.C., and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
WACO, Texas (May 22, 2019) — Belief in the “Prosperity Gospel” — that God financially blesses faithful followers — does not turn individuals into successful entrepreneurs. But prosperity beliefs can fuel values linked to entrepreneurial thinking, such as power and achievement, according to a Baylor University study.
[Bryan Brooks]
WACO, Texas (May 20, 2019) – Today, the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) Journal of Environmental Health published the article “Uncovering Environmental Health: An Initial Assessment of the Profession’s Health Department Workforce and Practice.”
[Laine Scales]
WACO, Texas (May 20, 2019) — Two Baylor University professors are equipped to conduct research they hope will result in two new books after being named 2019 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.
[May Board of Regents President Livingstone]
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2019) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the historic $100 million gift for Baylor’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign that undergirds Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, and impacts every aspect of campus while also bolstering financial support for students and the priorities of Baylor’s 12 schools and colleges.
[Semper Pro 2019]
WACO, Texas (May 17, 2019) — Seventeen student winners of Baylor’s fourth annual Semper Pro Musica Solo & Chamber competition will perform at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall on Thursday.
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2019) – Baylor University will celebrate its spring 2019 graduating class with commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive. More than 2,900 students are expected to receive their degrees.
[Mandy Hering]
WACO, Texas (May 14, 2019) – Baylor University has partnered with four Department of Energy laboratories and more than a dozen universities in a research alliance to address the country’s water security issues through desalination.
[First Forward]
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2019) – The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, recently announced that Baylor University has been selected among the Center’s inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions.
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2019) – The movie-watching experience continues to evolve. And while directors wish all people could experience their movies on the silver screens in theaters, they know most people these days will be watching on the big screens in their living rooms or on the small screens in their hands.
[commencement 2019]
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2019) – As the spring semester comes to a close, Baylor University will hold events hosted by the Mayborn Museum and department of chemistry and biochemistry, along with the spring 2019 graduation ceremonies.
[Baylor University Welcome Sign]
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2019) – Twelve Baylor University professors have been honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2018-2019 academic year.
[Michael Munson]
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2019) – Baylor University students Micheal Munson, a junior University Scholar from Cupertino, California, and Ben Sepanski, a junior mathematics major from Waco, Texas, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
[Jeff Levin]
Waco, Texas (May 8, 2019) — Baylor scientist Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been invited to become a Fellow of the prestigious International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR), a multidisciplinary learned society based at Cambridge University.
WACO, Texas (May 7, 2019) – It’s final exam season for college students across the country. And final exams often come with all-night study sessions and gallons of coffee. But do such things really help?
[Dr. Alexander Pruss]
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2019) – Alexander R. Pruss, Ph.D., professor and director of graduate studies in philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been invited to give the highly regarded Wilde Lectures at Oxford University, beginning May 9, with a series of five lectures on “God, Human Nature and Mathematics.”
[Give Light - $100 Million Gift]
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a transformational $100 million gift – the largest current gift in University history and the largest gift to date to the University’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign. The gift is from an anonymous donor and will advance Baylor’s progress towards growth as a preeminent Christian research university, building on the University’s historic strengths and strategically investing in new areas of teaching, research and service.
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2019) — A Baylor University study published in Science, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, found that recent hybridization of the Gulf killifish — a large minnow common in the heavily polluted Houston Ship Channel — has enabled the species to adapt rapidly to extreme pollution.
WACO, Texas (May 2, 2019) – This week, as the spring semester winds down, Baylor University will host several events including a concert, prayer service, chemistry lecture and theatre performances.
[Senior Capstone Gaming Demo]
WACO, Texas (April 30, 2019) – Seniors in Baylor University’s department of computer science will debut a video game they developed in the program’s gaming capstone course during an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Bennett Auditorium (Room 130) in the Draper Academic Building, 1400 S. Seventh St., on the Baylor campus.
[ExxonMobil Matching Gift 2019]
HOUSTON (April 30, 2019) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $483,940 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2018 Educational Matching Gift Program.
[boomer conference 2019]
WACO, Texas (April 29, 2019) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will host Boomers & Beyond, a two-day conference on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, 2019, to demonstrate the vitality and legacy of the Boomer generation and beyond.
[counselor commissioning]
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2019) – With more than 450 students dedicating at least part of the summer to impacting young people across the country through ministry camps, Baylor University demonstrated its gratitude for their commitment at the second annual Camp Counselor Commissioning Ceremony April 24 in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. At the ceremony – which included remarks from former camp counselors Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and First Gent Brad Livingstone – students represented dozens of camps from coast to coast and across the globe.
[Wallace Courtyard]
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2019) – Baylor Law dedicated the Charles E. Wallace Family Courtyard at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center today in the memory of distinguished Waco lawyer Charles “Chuck” Wallace. The Wallace Family Courtyard was named in appreciation for a $2 million gift from Sherri W. and Robert “Bobby” L. Patton Jr. of Fort Worth in memory of Sherri’s father and in honor of her mother, Sandra Stoesser Wallace. In addition to enhancements to the courtyard, the gift helps underwrite the legal writing and pro bono programs within the nationally ranked Baylor University Law School.
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