Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

6/18/2018
June 15, 2018
As Baylor pursues its vision as a major research university, Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., is mapping out a bold agenda: Doubling the endowment, building new facilities, expanding the graduate and doctoral student population, fundraising for academics and vastly increasing research spending through faculty infrastructure. All are steps toward the coveted status of “R1,â€- denoting the highest level of academic research.

Research

6/18/2018
June 8, 2018
This article cites a 2009 pilot study by Baylor University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that found low-level residues of several human medications, like antidepressants and sleep aids, in fish. Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental health science program, is quoted on new research findings about pharmecueticals showing up wastewater. “It’s not surprising to see residues of medicine being released from cities and accumulating in aquatic life because these chemicals are indicators of an urbanizing water cycle,â€- Brooks said.

Baylor in the News

6/18/2018
June 17, 2018
Rochonda Farmer-Neal, director of governmental relations at Baylor University, is quoted in this article about Waco’s Juneteenth festivities that focused on East Waco’s African-American heritage and how it will relate to new development in Waco.
6/18/2018
June 4, 2018
Not everyone who’d like to take graduate classes at Baylor is able to leave their jobs, uproot their families and move to Waco. Now, many won’t have to even consider it, thanks to Baylor’s growing variety of online graduate and professional programs. Potential Bears can now choose from almost a dozen online graduate programs in business, education, law, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and social work.
6/18/2018
June 16, 2018
Baylor University is one of the out-of-state colleges and universities that is drawing more students from California. From 2006 to 2016, Baylor experienced a three-fold increase in California students enrolling at Baylor.

Faculty in the News

6/18/2018
June 16, 2018
Barry G. Hankins, Ph.D., professor and chair of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted about the generational shift in the Southern Baptist Convention as America’s largest Protestant group rethinks politics and re-engages with mainstream culture. Hankins is co-author of “Baptists in America: A Historyâ€- with Dr. Thomas S. Kidd.
6/18/2018
June 9, 2018
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and editor of an encyclopedia on religious celebrations, is quoted in this article about the early arrival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is set according to a traditional lunar calendar whose months drift in relation to sun-based Gregorian calendar.
6/18/2018
May 27, 2018
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features the classic southern blues gospel song, “Mary Don’t You Weep for Me,â€- by the Rev. Samuel Butler. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.
6/18/2018
May 28, 2018
AUDIO: Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is a guest on the syndicated John Batchelor Show to discuss his book, “God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution.â€-

Students

6/18/2018
June 1, 2018
Incoming Baylor freshman Jinmin (Catherine) Kim was honored with the P.R. Cox Memorial Scholarship by the Kiwanis Club of Harker Heights. Kim plans to major in biology and violin.
6/18/2018
May 31, 2018
Buena Vista University graduate and former ROTC Cadet Tyler Smith has been accepted into the highly competitive U.S. Army-Baylor University doctoral program in physical therapy. The top-ranked program was established in 1971, and has built its foundation around meeting the physical therapy needs of the armed forces through academic coursework, clinical education, research and professional development of uniformed physical therapists.

Alumni

6/18/2018
June 14, 2018
Profile on Margaret Amsler, the only woman graduate of Baylor Law School in 1937, where she graduated first in her class; the first woman elected to the Texas Legislature from McLennan County in 1938; the first woman to serve as Marshall of the Texas Supreme Court; and the first woman employed by the court in 1942. Amsler was made an associate professor at Baylor Law School in 1947, and in 1955, was only the third woman in the United States to achieve full professor status at a law school.
6/18/2018
June 15, 2018
Kyle Reese, M.Div. (Theology) ’97, was elected moderator-elect at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s general assembly in Dallas. Reese has been senior pastor of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., since 2006. Previously, he was pastor of First Baptist Church in San Angelo and First Baptist Church in Valley Mills.
6/18/2018
June 10, 2018
Carrie R. Cappel, B.A. (Speech Communication) ’00, M.A. (Communication Studies) ’02, J.D. ’07, has been named the 89th President of the Junior League of Fort Worth (JLFW) for the 2018-2019 year. Cappel joined JLFW in 2004 and previously served as president-elect, community vice president, project research and development chair, and done-in-a-day chair. Cappel is a Senior Counsel in the Commercial Real Estate section of Harris, Finley & Bogle P.C.
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