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10/20/2017
Oct. 19, 2017
Instead of going home or traveling during Baylor’s Fall Break, a group of students, faculty and staff used this time of rest to serve the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fifty-five students and three faculty members joined Baylor Missions on a mission trip to provide a helping hand to families in Houston as they work to restore their lives. “I was inspired to go with students to Houston as soon as I saw emails that BU Missions was sending people. Baylor in general, but especially Baylor Spiritual Life, had been so diligent about reminding me of my connection to Houston,- said Elijah Tanner, resident chaplain for Gordon Teal Residential College. “Even though no one I know was affected directly, Dr. Burleson reminded everyone that our spirits are still greatly impacted by the suffering of others. (This story was written by Joy Moton, student writer in Baylor Media Communications.)

Research

10/20/2017
Oct. 20, 2017
An article about the recent Baylor study on the benefits of regular sleep and the growing body of research that points to how consistency in sleep correlates to boosting productivity. Conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, the study of interior design students found that skimping on sleep, followed by supposed “catch-up days,- was associated with worse cognition " both in attention and creativity.
10/20/2017
Oct. 18, 2017
This article cites research about cyberchondria by Thomas Fergus, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor. While researching symptoms on the internet can be valuable, it also can become a virtual addiction, combining hypochondria with the infinite information on the web.

Baylor in the News

10/20/2017
Oct. 17, 2017
Baylor men’s basketball will play a charity exhibition game against the University of Houston at 12 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Ferrell Center to benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Faculty in the News

10/20/2017
Oct. 17, 2017
Between 2003 and 2007, teams of Baylor professors and other volunteers made five trips to Iraq to help fellow educators rebuild following the rule of Saddam Hussein. Bill Mitchell, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History and retired U.S. Air Force officer, has chronicled the Baylor teams’ efforts in a new book, “Baylor in Northern Iraq During Operation Iraqi Freedom.- “Every university should teach about its history,- Mitchell said. “This book is a small part of Baylor’s extensive and wonderful history. It is a now a published part of the Baylor legacy. Other generations years from now deserve to know how we were called for the unarmed forces"with heart"in an armed forces environment.-

Alumni

10/20/2017
Oct. 19, 2017
Grammy Award-winning Baylor graduate David Phelps, B.M. (applied music) ’92, will perform his Classic Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 8, at Huntington University’s Merillat Centre for the Arts.

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