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9/20/2018
Sept. 20, 2018
For nearly 100 years, Baptist Student Ministries has worked to equip college students across the country to follow Christ and transform the world. On Wednesday, Baylor University and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) signed a cooperative agreement for a renewed vision of Baptist Student Ministries as a chartered student organization on campus. “As we move further into what many consider a ―post denominational’ era, our relationships and partnerships with the BGCT are all the more important. I’m thankful for the rich history of student ministry we’ve known together and for this new affirmation of the work will do in the years to come,â€- said Burt L. Burleson, D.Min., University chaplain and dean of spiritual life and missions.

Coming Up

9/20/2018
Coming up at 11 a.m. Friday on KWBU-FM, Baylor Connections will feature an interview with Truell Hyde, Ph.D., vice provost for research, about how his office works with faculty across campus to encourage and support meaningful research that impacts the world around us. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Baylor in the News

9/20/2018
Sept. 14, 2018
Baylor Law School will host the National Finals of the 2018-2019 American Bar Association’s Client Counseling Competition in March 2019. Eleven law schools will serve as regional hosts for the competition, which addresses fundamental skills necessary for successful attorneys, namely the ability to interview, counsel and support a client through a legal issue.

Faculty in the News

9/20/2018
Sept. 19, 2018
Following a natural disaster or strong storm like Hurricane Florence, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction â€" scam artists looking to line their pockets. In this Q&A, Stephen Rispoli, L.L.M, J.D., assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School, shares tips to help those reeling from storm damage identify and avoid scammers. “After any major weather-related incident, insurance adjusters and contractors swarm the affected area and, unfortunately, some are looking to take advantage of those in distress,â€- he said.
9/20/2018
Sept. 19, 2018
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, is an internationally recognized expert on consumerism and smartphone addiction. In this story, he shares his thoughts on Apple’s marketing and why consumers are willing to pay high prices for the company’s products, specifically the new iPhones. “People are willing to pay a little extra, not so much because of the tangible benefits that the iPhone or other product might have, but because of the psychological benefit,â€- he said.
9/20/2018
Sept. 16, 2018
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features the Holy Spirit-led power of "Rain Down Fire" by the Progressive Baptist Church Choir of St. Louis. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides sounds and stories for this weekly program.

Students

9/20/2018
Sept. 19, 2018
Itzayana Aguirre’s parents brought her to the United States when she was a child. After the Trump Administration announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Aguirre, an M.B.A. student in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and hundreds of thousands of Dreamersâ€"as DACA recipients often are calledâ€"have been waiting for lawmakers to find a permanent solution. She will finish her degree in May 2019, and her permission to remain in the United States expires in September 2019. “God has taught me to trust on his will, so I currently trust God will solve these issues and that he will not be late,â€- Aguirre said.

Alumni

9/20/2018
Sept. 17, 2018
Matthew Brown, B.A. (University Scholar) ’03, M.D., will stay on as a family physician at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri. Brown’s journey in health care started in kindergarten, when he completed a research project on Marie Curie. After completing his bachelor’s degree at Baylor, he attended Baylor College of Medicine, with a focus in international health/tropical medicine and traveler’s health.
9/20/2018
Sept. 12, 2018
Brady King, M.A. (History) ’90, has been named vice president of legislative and political affairs for the Financial Services Institute. King is the former director of congressional and political affairs for the American Institute of CPAs and also served as director of congressional affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) during the Obama administration. In addition, he served as chief of staff to former Sen. Roland Burris and national security advisor to Sens. Edward Kennedy and Mark Dayton.

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