Baylor University and Texas Business Journals Partner to Study Business Outlook and Impact of Higher Education
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2020) – Baylor University and the Texas Business Journals today unveiled the results of a research partnership that provide insights from business leaders across the state. Nearly 600 Texas business leaders responded to surveys during November on topics related to the state’s business landscape, growth projections, concerns facing businesses and the role of higher education in preparing the workforce and partnering to find solutions to industry challenges.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2020) – To celebrate the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., communities across the nation will participate in MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20. King once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" and to answer his question, Baylor University and the City of Waco will host various events and projects encouraging people to serve in their community.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2020) – In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed, and no classes will be held on Monday, Jan. 20.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2020) – This week, Baylor University will host multiple art exhibits, the Baylor Concerto Competition, the Alongside Ministry Innovation Conference and celebrate the Institute of Oral History’s 50th anniversary. In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, classes will not be held Monday, Jan. 20, and the Baylor and Waco communities will hold various celebrations and service projects throughout Waco to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2020) – Baylor University online graduate programs that lead to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Leadership and Innovation are moving up in the U.S. News 2020 Best Online Programs rankings released Jan. 14.
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 14, 2020) – Baylor University President Linda Parrack Livingstone, Ph.D., of Waco is one of four Oklahoma State University graduates who are being inducted into the OSU Hall of Fame.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 14, 2020) — Baylor University recently celebrated with six local community nonprofit organizations at a ceremony in which more than $75,000 in grants were given to six community nonprofit organizations through the University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course and its ongoing partnership with the Fort Worth-based Philanthropy Lab.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2020) – Crews have completed removal of the I-35 southbound mainlanes that cross over MLK Boulevard, with all east and westbound lanes that cross under I-35 at MLK Boulevard anticipated to reopen as early as after noon on Friday, Jan. 10. Later Friday, crews will begin work to remove the southbound mainlanes over University Parks Drive, closing all lanes on University Parks that cross under I-35 as early as the evening of Friday, Jan. 10, through the morning of Monday, Jan. 13.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 8, 2020) – Many of us are “always on” — scrolling through social media, checking email or searching the web, says author Angela Gorrell, Ph.D., assistant professor of practical theology at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 6, 2020) – Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Jeffry Archer, Associate Dean of User Services at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, will join Baylor University as Dean of University Libraries, effective June 1, 2020.
Major Changes Coming to I-35 Before Spring Semester Begins - Southbound Traffic Shift and Exit Ramp Closures Begin Jan. 7, 2020
WACO, Texas (Jan. 3, 2020) – As faculty, staff and students return to the Baylor University campus for the spring semester, they will see more big changes to Interstate 35, beginning Jan. 7 with a major shift of all I-35 traffic to the northbound mainlanes and the closure of some southbound exit ramps.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2019) – Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary will celebrate graduation of students with commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2019) – Baylor University will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. Some facilities on campus will operate under varying schedules during the break. The following is a list of university facility hours and closures for the break.
Eating Too Much — Not Exercising Too Little — May Be at Core of Weight Gain, Study of Amazonian Children Finds
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2019) — Forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they do spend calories differently. That finding provides clues for understanding and reversing global trends in obesity and poor metabolic health, according to a Baylor University researcher in a study published in Science Advances.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2019) – KWTX Television will broadcast an encore presentation of its Telly Award-winning, Emmy Award-nominated production of “A Baylor Christmas,” an hour-long program produced in 2018 from the performances of the Baylor University Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs of the Baylor School of Music.
Workshop Hosted by Baylor Center for Global Engagement Addresses Travel Abroad Education and Trends in College Mental Health
WACO, Texas (Dec. 16, 2019) — A workshop focused on mental health and international education was hosted recently by Baylor University’s Center for Global Engagement in collaboration with the Forum for Education Abroad.
Baylor Doctoral Candidate Receives Colgate-Palmolive Award for Alternative Methods Research in Toxicology
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2019) – Marco Franco, a doctoral candidate in environmental science at Baylor University, has been awarded the 2020 Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods from the Society of Toxicology.
Baylor Epidemiologist Receives NIH Career Development Award to Study Effect of Cannabis Use on Treatment Outcomes for Patients with HIV
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2019) – Emeka Okafor, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology in public health at Baylor University, has received a career development grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of drug use, particularly cannabis, on treatment outcomes of patients with HIV.
Baylor Model UN Named Outstanding Delegation at National Model United Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2019) — Baylor University’s Model United Nations (MUN) team was named an “Outstanding Delegation” at the 2019 National Model United Nations Conference, Nov. 8-10 in Washington, D.C.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2019) – Baylor University announced today that Lady, one of the University’s two American Black Bear mascots, is undergoing an innovative, noninvasive radiation treatment for a benign cranial mediastinal mass, or thymoma, in her chest. The tumor was found during a routine wellness examination with veterinarians at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
Two faculty members from Baylor University, Michael Richards and Forest Kim, authored an article in a special issue of Health Management, Policy and Innovation (HMPI) focused on articles about reforming the U.S. healthcare system with solutions designed to build bipartisan buy-in.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2019) – Lawson Sadler, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University from San Antonio, has been selected as one of 46 American university students to receive the prestigious 2020 Marshall Scholarship. The award announcement was made today by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which includes eight regional committees who select the recipients.
Baylor University Researcher Develops Questionnaire to Assess Patient Attitudes About Adherence to Medical Treatment Plans
WACO, Texas (Dec. 09, 2019) – Preventing serious medical conditions typically requires patients to follow treatment plans, which may involve taking medication, exercising or following a diet. Although the effectiveness of these plans often depends on patients adhering to their treatment plan, around 50 percent of patients fail to adequately use those plans, studies show.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of concerts, performances and events to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season, including “Christmas Lights in the Village,” which will use more than 30,000 lights to illuminate the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village at the Mayborn Museum. The University will also begin Christmas break on Dec. 21 and will hold Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2019) – Baylor University senior biochemistry major Andrea Gathercole was one of five students who won $100,000 in the 11th annual Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway, which took place Dec. 6-7 during the College Football Conference Championship games.
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