[Dimmitt Garrison Family Berm]
8/10/2022
WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2022) – Baylor University today announced a gift from Katie and Jimmy Garrison of Boerne, Texas, to support the Give Light Campaign and provide support for the capital priorities of Baylor Athletics within the campaign. Baylor will recognize the couple’s philanthropic support through the naming of the Dimmitt Garrison Family Berm within McLane Stadium and the Dimmitt Garrison Family Lobby within the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion.
[BUDPS]
8/10/2022
WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2022) – On the morning of Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, the Baylor University Department of Public Safety (BUDPS) will host its second joint active threat training exercise in partnership with the Waco Fire Department, American Medical Response, Air Evac, AirLift, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Hillcrest and other University, City of Waco and McLennan County partners.
8/7/2022
WACO, Texas (Aug. 7, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on data from the Baylor Religion Survey that shows how childhood religiosity predicts a variety of positive outcomes, what leads to public trust in top universities and the return of the iEngage Summer Civics Institute at Baylor that helps middle school students make a difference in their schools, neighborhoods and communities.
[Outdoor Emergency Speakers]
8/4/2022
WACO, Texas (Aug. 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, Aug. 5.
[Morning Consult Most Trusted Universities]
8/3/2022
WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2022) – Baylor University was named among the nation’s top 10 Most Trusted Universities, according to global research firm Morning Consult as part of its Most Trusted Brands project, the definitive measure of brand trust across industries, including the most trusted brands in higher education.
[President Linda A. Livingstone]
8/2/2022
WACO, Texas (Aug. 2, 2022) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., was elected today as board chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, which met on Tuesday for the first time in its new iteration. Madeleine McKenna, former volleyball student-athlete at California University of Pennsylvania, was elected as the student-athlete voting member.
[iEngage Award]
8/1/2022
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2022) – Returning to the Baylor University campus for the first time since 2019, nearly 100 rising middle school students will attend Baylor’s nationally recognized iEngage Summer Civics Institute Aug. 1-5.
[Baylor University Campus]
7/29/2022
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2022) – For the first time since summer 2019, the Baylor University Board of Regents held its annual summer retreat off campus, this time in San Antonio, the nation’s seventh largest city. The Board welcomed five new Regents to their first official meeting and – with no items on the agenda requiring Board action – focused its discussion on effective governance, Baptist history and looking ahead to the fall semester.
[Brian Jordon, Ph.D.]
7/27/2022
WACO, Texas (July 28, 2022) – Baylor University announced today the hiring of J. Brian Jordon, Ph.D., to serve as the inaugural Kenneth and Celia Carlile Endowed Chair in Materials Science. Jordon brings a highly regarded research lab to Baylor from the University of Alabama, where he established a national reputation for advanced materials research.
[Julie Hoggarth, PhD]
7/27/2022
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2022) – Drought may have led to an increase in civil conflict followed by political collapse in Mayapan, the ancient capital of the Maya in the Yucatán Peninsula, in the 13th and 14th centuries, according to a study published in Nature Communications that includes contributions by a Baylor University archaeologist.
[Baylor Sciences Building]
7/19/2022
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2022) – Baylor University announced a $1.5 million gift today from Tim and Sharalynn Fenn of Houston, establishing an endowed faculty chair position to attract, retain and support a visionary Christian leader who is focused on the growth and development of Materials Science and its associated fields.
[Remembering Judge Joy Reynolds]
7/18/2022
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2022) – Baylor University bear Judge Joy Reynolds, known simply as “Joy,” beloved sister of Judge Sue “Lady” Sloan and a cherished member of the Baylor Family for 21 years, passed away peacefully today surrounded by her loving and dedicated caregivers, staff and veterinary team.
[Baylor SOE MELA program]
7/15/2022
WACO, Texas (July 15, 2022) – After a 2020 hiatus due to COVID and a 2021 program embedded in a local summer school, Baylor University’s Mathematics for Early Learners Academy (MELA), sponsored by the Baylor School of Education (SOE), has returned to the Baylor campus July 5-28 to host students ages 4 to 6 at the Mayborn Museum.
[Give Light $1.1 Billion]
7/14/2022
WACO, Texas (July 14, 2022) – Baylor University today announced another significant year in fundraising for the Give Light Campaign, with more than $172.9 million raised during the 2022 fiscal year (FY22).
[Shaw Lab Robotics]
7/13/2022
WACO, Texas (July 12, 2022) – Baylor University chemist Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to take dramatic steps to open chemistry classes and labs to students with blindness or low vision.
[Rosenbalm Fountain]
7/10/2022
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on what the Book of Malachi can tell us about the challenge of faith in an age of despair, redefining clergy misconduct as more than an affair or “moral failing” and how ethical leadership compounded by supervisor-induced stress can lead to employee deviance and turnover.
[Pat Neff Hall]
7/1/2022
WACO, Texas (July 3, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on fighting food insecurity with technology, the long, complicated process of identifying migrant remains and the economic and political power of American oligarchs.
[Dr. Marion Castleberry]
7/1/2022
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2022) – Baylor University is mourning recently retired theater arts professor and renowned Horton Foote scholar Marion Castleberry, Ph.D., who passed away June 25 at the age of 71. Dr. Castleberry taught in the Department of Theater Arts at Baylor for 21 years before retiring on June 1.
[Outdoor Emergency Notification System]
7/1/2022
WACO, Texas (July 1, 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, July 1.
6/26/2022
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the Juneteenth holiday, why auto insurance rates can vary across carriers, the extension of an innovative summer meals program for rural schoolchildren and new software for the design of healthier buildings.
6/19/2022
WACO, Texas (June 19, 2022) – 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 hybrid work, the well-being of children under the care of faith-based agencies and why international experiences are an integral part of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
[Meals to You]
6/15/2022
WACO, Texas (June 15, 2022) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded nearly $5 million to the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP) to continue their innovative “Meals-to-You” (MTY) demonstration project this summer in Texas, New Mexico, Alaska, and Utah. In addition to USDA, Meals-to-You partners with the PepsiCo Foundation and McLane Global to provide a stable and reliable food source through home delivery to children in rural areas without easy access to grocery stores or traditional summer meal sites.
6/12/2022
WACO, Texas (June 12, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the impact of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program on recidivism rates, why Wall Street is losing its appetite for SPACs and the dangers of toxic blue green algae in lakes.
6/5/2022
WACO, Texas (June 5, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the art of teaching students how to bring landscapes to life on canvas, a pilot program that fully offsets the cost of milk for customers using SNAP and the future of food, including prescription diets.
[Emergency Speaker/Siren Array]
6/2/2022
WACO, Texas (June 2, 2022) – ***CANCELED*** 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, June 3.
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