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11/21/2017
Nov. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor students participating in the Baylor Social Innovation Collaborative (BAYSIC) course, “Healthy River, Healthy Community,â€- shared what they have learned during “All About Water: Ecology and Science on the Brazosâ€- held Sunday at the Mayborn Museum. “Since we’re so close to the Brazos River, it seems like a perfect setting to really study how water impacts the community,â€- said Sandi Cooper, Ph.D., professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education. “What we’re trying to teach in this course is that it is a community issue and how we do get the community involved so that they can have a voice.â€-

Baylor in the News

11/21/2017
Nov. 20, 2017
Effective ministries to alleviate hunger demand collaboration, Jeremy Everett of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative told a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting. “Knowledge, understanding, drive and development are better when it is done communally,â€- said Everett, founding director of the initiative. The dynamics of any hunger-fighting program must be flexible, because for most people in the United States who experience hunger, it is episodicâ€"not a permanent or chronic condition.
11/21/2017
Nov. 20, 2017
Good Neighbor House in Waco’s Sanger Heights community is the brainchild of Baylor University Master Teacher Laine Scales, Ph.D., who purchased the abandoned property in 2011 in hopes of it becoming social and spiritual hub in the community. The house, which marks its first anniversary this month, was inspired by a movement a century ago that helped spawn what later became the social work profession. Scales is a professor of higher education in the School of Education and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development in the Graduate School.
11/21/2017
Nov. 19, 2017
Central Texas high school students will gather in June 2018 for the first Faith and Sport Institute, an eight-day retreat offered by George W. Truett Theological Seminary to guide high school athletes in finding a balance of faith and sport commitments. Cindy White, Faith and Sports program director, and sports ministry graduate student Aaron Yelovich, FSI mentor and donor coordinator, are quoted. White and her husband John White, Ph.D., director of Truett’s Sports Chaplaincy program, were awarded a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the program.
11/21/2017
Oct. 16, 2017
Story about Baylor University’s School of Music’s commitment to uniting service and music to transform lives and to show that the power, majesty and joy of music are for everyone. The School of Music performs more than 350 concerts each year, offering beautiful music for enjoyment and enlightenment. This in itself is an incredible service to the community, as most of the performances are free. The School is committed to blending music and service to impact Waco, Central Texas and the world.
11/21/2017
Nov. 15, 2017
The Princeton Review recently released its 12th annual list of the top 25 undergraduate schools and the top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies in the country for 2018. Baylor University was listed in the top 10 undergraduate schools in the country for 2018.
11/21/2017
Nov. 20, 2017
VIDEO: This story features a visit to the site and museum of Camp Hearne, a WWII POW camp in Hearne, Texas, which housed German prisoners. Baylor provided courses to prisoners, who also created art and took part in music and theater activities.
11/21/2017
Nov. 19, 2017
Several Central Texas children now know more about Brazos River thanks to the event called Water Day held Sunday at Mayborn Museum. Baylor University students organized the event to teach children about the importance of the river, local wildlife and pollution.

Faculty in the News

11/21/2017
Nov. 20, 2017
Gia Chevis, Ph.D., clinical professor, director of the graduate accounting program and holder of The Price Waterhouse Faculty Fellowship for Teaching Excellence at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about how a recent U.K appeals court decision that gives Uber drivers the right to be paid the national minimum wage and other benefits may prompt the Securities and Exchange Commission to take another look at Uber’s recent decision to leave driver revenue and costs out of its financial filings.
11/21/2017
Nov. 14, 2017
Essay by Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about how events today in the Middle East have elements that are similar to the area’s ancient history and include some policy lessons as well. Jenkins’ newest book is “Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World.â€-
11/21/2017
Nov. 20, 2017
Janelle Walter, Ph.D., registered dietitian and professor of family and consumer sciences at Baylor University, debunks some food myths in this story, among them false beliefs about carbohydrates and proteins. She also talks about the overwhelming drowsiness after a satisfying meal. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Students

11/21/2017
Nov. 14, 2017
Baylor insurance and risk management students Claire Fogarty, Miles Greenwood, Sam Bode, Camille Wallace and Priya Patel received scholarships earlier this fall from the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation. The students were in classes taught Jim Garven, Ph.D., professor and The Frank S. Groner Memorial Chair in Finance at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

Alumni

11/21/2017
Nov. 17, 2017
Kristen Howell, B.A. (Social Work) ’96, is the new chief executive officer of Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County. Howell has worked in the field of social work and family violence for the past 20 years. She was most recently the chief programs officer at Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, where she provided oversight to all of the direct service programs at the advocacy center, including the forensic services team, the clinical services team, the family advocate team and the research institute.

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