[Kurt Kaiser]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2018) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of composer, arranger and modern church music pioneer Kurt Kaiser, recipient of Baylor’s 2017 Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service. Kaiser, also holder of an honorary doctor of humane letters from the University and former director of the Baylor Religious Hour Choir, died Nov. 12 in Waco home after a long illness. He was 83.
[Whaling 1]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2018) — In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor researchers were able to reconstruct baleen whales’ lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years.
[Williams Golf Practice Facility Ribbon Cutting]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – A week after launching Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor, the institution’s $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign, Baylor University today dedicated the Billy W. Williams Golf Practice Facility and Clubhouse, the newest addition to the University’s athletic facilities that provides the latest advances in training and support for Baylor golf student-athletes while preparing them as Champions for Life.
[Bells of Peace logo]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2018) – Baylor University’s McLane Carillon in the tower of Pat Neff Hall will participate in “Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance,” a nationwide tolling of bells at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. , to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
[Give Light]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) – On the eve of the University’s 109th anniversary Homecoming, Baylor University officially launched Give Light, a $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign for the future of Baylor, during a celebration Nov. 1 on campus.
[Pat Neff Hall]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the public launch of Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor, as the University moves forward under its first-ever comprehensive philanthropic campaign. Give Light undergirds Illuminate, the University’s Academic Strategic Plan, and impacts every aspect of campus life – academics, athletics, student life and service learning – while also bolstering financial support for students, faculty and the entire campus community.
[Hurd Welcome Center Exterior]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) - Baylor University today announced a lead gift from Mark and Paula Hurd, which spurs the institution’s $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign to create the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center. Efforts for the new center are the cornerstone of “Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor,” the University’s fundraising initiative announced on Nov. 1, 2018.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) – The Baylor University McBride Center for International Studies will host the Texas Conference on International Business and Economics and a policy forum on “Trade Integration in the Americas” Monday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Nov. 6. The conference will be at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
[Homecoming Parade]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2018) – Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 will team up to broadcast the 109th anniversary Baylor Homecoming Parade, one of the oldest and largest collegiate homecoming parades in the nation, with live coverage on KCEN-TV from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, from Fifth Street on the Baylor campus.
[Data Sciences]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2018) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $3.5 million from Mark and Jennifer McCollum of Houston to create the McCollum Family Chair in Data Sciences within Baylor’s nationally ranked School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS). The $3.5 million gift is part of a larger $11.5 million commitment from the McCollums to Give Light, the University’s upcoming comprehensive philanthropy campaign.
[Therapeutic Horseback Riding]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2018) — Veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder were less anxious and depressed and had an improved quality of life after an eight-week therapeutic horseback riding program, according to a Baylor University study.
[Baylor Law 2018 National Jurist Ranking]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2018) - Baylor Law ranked fifth in the nation as a Best Value Private Law School and earned an A- rating in the most recent edition of preLaw magazine, a legal education publication of The National Jurist.
[Drug Take-Back 2018]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2018) – The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a national take-back day Saturday, Oct. 27. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will begin accepting prescription drugs today, Oct. 22.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2018) – An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University researchers – from nursing and business information systems to art and video game design – and physicians from Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Bengaluru, India, were awarded a 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant from the U.S. India Education Foundation (USIEF) to develop a diabetes mobile health app to boost awareness and educate those in India who are most at risk for diabetes.
[Cyber Day 2018]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Baylor University again will participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month with its annual Cyber Day events Oct. 23-24, including the HackFest and a panel discussion featuring top cybersecurity leaders from organizations charged with health data security.
[Thomas Kidd]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Award-winning author and historian Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural holder of The James Vardaman Endowed Professorship of History at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Baylor University’s Institute for Air Science is pairing up with the Flying Vikings, an organization that gives airplane rides to children with chronic illnesses or physical disabilities for a positive, fun and relaxed experience.
[Flu Challenge]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2018) – With flu season approaching, Baylor University has joined the Alana Yaksich National College/University Flu Vaccination Challenge to encourage students, faculty, staff and alumni to protect themselves – and others – from the contagious respiratory illness by getting a flu vaccination.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2018) – For the second year in a row, Baylor University has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2018 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2018) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports researchers at every level of experience, but the agency also places a high priority on cultivating the work of promising scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians through Early Career Development Grants, known collectively as CAREER grants. Five Baylor University faculty members have received these grants that dramatically develop their research paths early in their academic careers.
[Baylor Lights Commercial 2018]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – Inspired by the “Where Lights Shine Bright” campaign, Baylor University has unveiled its new institutional commercial that extends the #BaylorLights campaign tells the story of the Baylor Family is reflecting the light of God in the world as they pursue their callings.
[BSM Signing Prayer]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2018) – For nearly 100 years, Baptist Student Ministries has worked to equip college students across the country to follow Christ and transform the world. On Wednesday, Baylor University and the Baptist General Convention of Texas signed a cooperative agreement for a renewed vision of Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) as a chartered student organization on campus.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2018) – Following a natural disaster or strong storm like Hurricane Florence, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2018) – Many U.S. employees believe working from home – or at least away from the office – can bring freedom and stress-free job satisfaction. A new Baylor University study says, “Not so fast.”
[McNair Scholars class]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s 25 inaugural McNair Scholars are ready to soar, like the program’s namesake Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a laser physicist and NASA astronaut who was inspired to work hard and persevere in his studies by his family and by a teacher who recognized and believed in his scientific potential.
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