[Courtesy Photos from the Haiti Mission Trip by Kayla Garrett]
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2018) – Three teams of Baylor medical and engineering students traveled to Haiti and Mexico over spring break to serve in rural hospitals, seminaries, orphanages and schools. The Haiti Engineering, Haiti Medical and Mexico Engineering teams partnered with local nonprofit organizations to serve the community and provide long-lasting support.
[Howard Lee NSF CAREER Awards]
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2018) – Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and a Baylor University Rising Star researcher, has received a five-year, $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for developing ultra-thin, nanoscale optical films with electrically tunable properties.
[Graduate Hooding Ceremony Commencement]
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2018) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) – Three Baylor University mission teams served in Texas over spring break to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as by hunger, homelessness and many other circumstances. More than 60 students, faculty and staff traveled across the state to serve in schools, nonprofits, neighborhoods, respite centers and community buildings.
[School Breakfast Report Card graphic 1]
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2018) – There is good news for Texas school children who start their day off with a school breakfast, according to the Texas School Breakfast Report Card produced by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative. Thanks in part to the passage in 2013 of Texas Senate Bill 376 – the “Universal Breakfast Bill” – and the implementation of alternative service models, Texas has become a national leader in school breakfast participation, moving up to 10th in the state rankings.
[Baylor SOE NAPDS Award Kelcey Morrow]
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2018) – For the second year in a row, the Baylor University School of Education has won a prestigious national honor in recognition of its Professional Development School (PDS) partnership with local schools.
[Baylor Conversation graphic]
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2018) – Baylor University leadership, including President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Board of Regents Chair Joel T. Allison, will discuss the state of the University with the Baylor Family across Texas and the nation as part of the ongoing Baylor Conversation Series.
[Baylor Lights]
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2018) – Baylor University has introduced a wait list for its incoming freshman class this fall based on strong demand among prospective students and the rate of deposits received at this stage of the admissions cycle.
[MAPS Mission Trip 2017]
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2018) – This spring break, Baylor Missions is sending 14 teams of 244 Baylor students, faculty, staff and alumni to six countries, including Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti and Mexico. Domestically, two Texas-based teams will focus on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston and the Gulf coast, a nursing team will volunteer in the colonias in McAllen and students will embark on a Civil Rights tour across the southeastern United States.
[Michael Scullin]
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2018) – On average, you will spend about a third of your life sleeping or attempting to sleep. For many, this means more than 25 years of your life will be spent in bed. Given this startling proportion, wouldn’t you like to know more about what helps, hinders and happens while you are asleep?
[big 12 conf logo]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2018) — For the first time, Baylor University’s Black Student Union will host the 41st annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government on March 1 to 3.
[Kiamia Davael]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2018) — As a child, Kiami Davael started modeling and people told her she always had “it.”
[istock selfies]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2018) – Maybe you think your Facebook posts are hilarious. Or you might think that Instagram selfie of you at the beach is picture-perfect. And that clever Tweet? You nailed it! But what do other people – your “friends,” “followers” and anyone else who might stumble across your profile – think of you based on your social media presence? Do they really like you?
[Billy Graham message center graphic]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham, who received an honorary doctorate from Baylor in 1954 and later Baylor's Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service for his contributions to a Christian ministry that made an immeasurable global impact. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., said, “Our deepest prayers are with the Graham family, and we join millions around the world in giving thanks for Billy Graham, for his unyielding faith in a risen Savior and his mission to bring Christ’s light to the world.”
[Brian Garner Chariot Innovations]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2018) – A decade ago, Baylor University mechanical engineering professor Brian A. Garner, Ph.D., had never even heard of hippotherapy — the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic treatment for a variety of conditions.
[Repub and demo]
WACO (Feb. 20, 2018) — Republicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study.
[Nothing But Love in God's Water graphic]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2018) – Baylor University Libraries and The Texas Collection will host author and Baylor journalism professor Robert F. Darden for a lecture on his two-volume book on black gospel music, Nothing but Love in God’s Water, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Guy B. Harrison Jr. Reading Room at The Texas Collection.
[Pat Neff Hall skies]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – During its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents received a status update from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., on the Academic Strategic Plan – called Illuminate – which will represent the second phase of the University’s Pro Futuris vision over the next five years.
[Semper Pro Musica winners]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Eighteen students from Baylor University School of Music will travel to New York City in May and perform in the historic Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall after winning the third annual Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition Feb. 11 in Roxy Grove Hall.
[Waco Mammoth]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) – When did prehistoric humans first arrive in North America? In an article published today in the premier journal Nature, "Contesting Early Archaeology in California," researchers from Baylor University’s Institute of Archaeology and the Departments of Anthropology and Geosciences challenge a widely reported claim for the earliest archaeological evidence of the peopling of the Americas.
[BUPD 1]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) – A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will be on campus Sunday, March 11, as the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) seeks IACLEA accreditation—a highly prized recognition of campus public safety professional excellence.
[Black history month]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) — Baylor University’s Department of Multicultural Affairs along with academic units across the University will host a multitude of events in honor of Black History Month.
[Dr. James Vardaman Memorial Graphic]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Professor Emeritus of History and Master Teacher James W. Vardaman, Ph.D., who died Jan. 31 in Waco. He was 89. A Service of Remembrance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Seventh & James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. in Waco. A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium, where friends and family are welcome to visit and remember Dr. Vardaman.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) – Have you ever wondered how places like Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Typhoon Lagoon came to be? From a generation of Disney Imagineers, that’s where.
[She Sang Freedom graphic]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2018) – The Pruit Memorial Symposium Committee and the Baylor University Libraries will present “She Sang Freedom,” a one-of-a-kind performance featuring artist and storyteller Dr. Tammy Kernodle at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Bennett Auditorium of the Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St.
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