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12/12/2018
June 1, 2018
Gaining real world experience is one of the major benefits to receiving a Baylor educationâ€"it is not only guaranteed, it is required. All engineering students take a rigorous design course during their junior and senior years that puts their technical knowledge to the test.

Research

12/12/2018
Dec. 10, 2018
It’s a college tradition to pull “all-nightersâ€- during final exams. But students may get better grades if they go to bed early, two new studies from Baylor suggest. Better sleep helped rather than harmed final exam performance. Students who achieved the “8-Hour Challengeâ€- and averaged eight hours of sleep nightly during exam week got extra points, but that credit was not included in the analysis of their performance. Research was done by Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, and Elise King, professor of interior design, emphasized that the extra credit was not included in the analysis of how well students performed.

Baylor in the News

12/12/2018
Dec. 11, 2018
Column lauds the years-long effort by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and the Religious Freedom Institute to restate the country’s commitment to freedom of religion. After extended and sometimes difficult dialogue, agreement was reached on the American Charter of Freedom of Religion and Conscience, signed by 75 distinguished Americans and released in Washington, D.C., last month.

Faculty in the News

12/12/2018
Dec. 10, 2018
John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was named to “Fifty Minds that Matter: artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, musicians and architects who are shaping the modern world,â€- a list published by The Tablet. This follows his being named one of “The Fifty Most Influential Living Philosophersâ€- by TheBestSchools in 2016.
12/12/2018
Nov. 23, 2018
Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of Sports Sponsorship & Sales at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, writes for Forbes about regional sports networks and why media conglomerates are hoping to add them to their portfolios.
12/12/2018
Dec. 10, 2018
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor emeritus of investments at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the right timing for converting traditional, pretax IRA assets into a Roth IRA.

Students

12/12/2018
Dec. 11, 2018
VIDEO: This story about the 31st anniversary of Baylor’s Chapter of Habitat for Humanity â€" the first collegiate chapter of the global nonprofit housing organization â€" includes interviews with Noah Price, a senior health science studies major from New Braunfels and incoming chapter vice president, and faculty advisor Charles McDaniel Jr., Ph.D., associate professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and church-state studies in the Honors College. This semester, Baylor students have built two homes in the Waco area.

Alumni

12/12/2018
Dec. 10, 2018
Amy Bolline, J.D. ’10, is among 25 attorneys elected to Husch Blackwell’s partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Bolline concentrates her practice on estate planning and estate and trust administration in the firm’s Dallas office.
12/12/2018
Dec. 6, 2018
VIDEO: Jim Lacamp, B.B.A. (Finance/Economics) ’83, senior vice president and senior portfolio manager with MacroPortfolio Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services Inc., is a guest on “Plugged in to DFW,â€- an interview program that helps viewers tackle finances as they had into the New Year.

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