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11/20/2017
Nov. 17, 2017
VIDEO: In a Star Wars-themed event, “Adoptions: The Family Awakens,â€- 33 Central Texas children were formally adopted by 20 new families during National Adoption Day ceremonies at Baylor Law School. Each year, the Law School celebrates the joys of adoption and encourages people to pursue adoption as a way to give children permanent families. This 10th annual celebration is part of a nationwide effort to call special attention to foster children waiting in the United States and to celebrate all loving families that adopt.
11/20/2017
Nov. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor Law School wrapped up its 10th annual Adoption Day event on Nov. 17, during which 33 children were formally adopted by 20 families. Each year, the Law School goes all out to celebrate this event. This year’s theme was based on Star Wars: “Adoptions: The Family Awakens.â€-

Research

11/20/2017
Nov. 16, 2017
As the state of Pennsylvania determines if it should balance its budget by relying on fees from gambling, Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looked at seven different studies to devise the “hidden social costsâ€- that come from gambling.

Baylor in the News

11/20/2017
Nov. 16, 2017
Baylor Law School plans to expand its clinical programming through its new Trial Advocacy Clinic with a $60,000 grant from the Cooper Foundation of Waco. Under the supervision of the Trial Advocacy Clinic director Josh Borderud, third-year Baylor law students represent low-income Waco-area residents in municipal citation cases that are set for trial, primarily in Waco Municipal Court. The Trial Advocacy Clinic joins the ranks of other Baylor Law clinical programs that give law students practical experience in solving the legal problems of those in need, including the Veterans Clinic, the Immigration Clinic and the Intellectual Property Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic.
11/20/2017
Nov. 16, 2017
Editorial focuses on a new undergraduate and graduate program for training bilingual educators being explored by Baylor’s School of Education. “The program could in time foster vibrant dual-language programs, even at the elementary level. Such programs would not only significantly sharpen the basic language skills so fundamental during primary grades but ultimately produce U.S. citizens particularly well poised to succeed in a bustling and unforgiving global economy. Every student who graduates knowing two languages immediately expands his or her marketability and potential for success in what in many ways is an increasingly smaller world.â€-
11/20/2017
Nov. 15, 2017
Fourth item: Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing served as host to an international symposium Nov. 6 on building global relationships through research, missions and scholarships in India. Guest speakers were Naveen Thomas, chief executive officer of Bangalore Baptist Hospital, and Leena Raj, director of the Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing at the hospital in Bangalore. The partnership between the nursing school in Dallas and the nursing school and hospital in Bangalore has produced research on nurse migration, health capacity building, nursing simulation and mobile health technologies.
11/20/2017
Nov. 18, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor’s Director of Spirit and Traditions Kristen Hankins joined KWTX Baylor GameDay to talk about the task of pumping up school pride during Baylor athletic events.
11/20/2017
Nov. 15, 2017
The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business named Sport Clips Haircuts as the fastest growing business as the 28th annual 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year Awards. The event recognized “outstanding firms who demonstrate a commitment to business continuity while serving their employees, community and industry.â€-
11/20/2017
Nov. 13, 2017
Article about Houston-based Willbanks & Associates, which was awarded with this year’s Texas Family Business of the Year Heritage Award, presented by Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business. The awards program â€" now in its 28th year â€" recognizes outstanding firms who demonstrate a commitment to business continuity while serving their employees, community and industry.

Faculty in the News

11/20/2017
Nov. 17, 2017
Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, is interviewed for this story about the opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Johnson is one of the scholars who spent the past three years working on and critiquing the museum’s exhibits.
11/20/2017
Nov. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden spotlights the Gospel Hummingbirds of Oakland, California, who deliver a soulful take on the old spiritual, “Lord Don’t Move the Mountain.â€- Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.
11/20/2017
Nov. 8, 2017
David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, writes about a controversial 22-panel mural at the University of Indiana and the call by students for its removal. The 1930s-era mural depicts, in part, a Ku Klux Klan rally, acknowledging a time when the group was prominent in the state, but also shows the racial integration of a hospital and the reporters who helped turn public opinion against the Klan. The university decided to move the art out of the hall, but it will display it as a gallery and site for lectures about the power of art and the need to understand history â€" even its ugly parts â€" fully.

Students

11/20/2017
Nov. 19, 2017
VIDEO: The Veterans of Baylor student organization organized the first annual Heart of Texas Student Veterans Turkey Bowl that featured student veterans from Baylor, TSTC, MCC and military dependents battling on the gridiron for bragging rights and a trophy Sunday afternoon. “I think it’s a great way for all the student veteran groups to engage with one another, to continue building a relationship because at the end of the day there’s really not a stronger bond than veterans of the military," said Air Force veteran Clayton Tynes, a junior pre-business major and president of Veterans of Baylor.

Alumni

11/20/2017
Nov. 16, 2017
Entering her third season in bobsledding, former Baylor track student-athlete Kehri Jones, B.S.Ed. (General Studies) ’14, M.S. (Exercise Physiology) ’15, is racing full speed toward the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Jones was recruited by driver Meyers Taylor, a two-time Olympic medalist who was reaching out to strength and conditioning coaches searching for a good match. Jones did a combine and rookie camp, excelling at both. In Jones’ first World Cup race with Meyers Taylor, they broke the start record and placed second.
11/20/2017
Nov. 16, 2017
Gregory S. Porter, J.D. ’97, of Porter Law Firm in Tyler, successfully achieved Board Certification as a civil trial advocate, and Tom Starling, B.A. (Psychology) ’90, CEO of the MidSouth affiliate of Mental Health America, has been elected incoming board chair of Mental Health America, which is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
11/20/2017
Nov. 16, 2017
The Texas State Securities Board, the government agency responsible for enforcing state securities laws, named Clinton Edgar, B.B.A. (Finance) ’05, as the new deputy securities commissioner.

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