Waco Tribune-Herald Saturday October 27, 2012 The Baylor Autism Research Center will now offer lower-cost assessments to diagnose children with autism spectrum disorders. Graduate students in the Baylor University psychology department will perform the assessments under the supervision of faculty, said Dr. Julie Ivey-Hatz, founder and director of the center. Ivey-Hatz said the assessments will fill a void of local providers who can conduct the assessments, which are critical to developing treatment options for children living with autism spectrum disorders.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2012) --Baylor School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction--with grant funding from Texas Instruments--will host T3: Teachers Teaching with Technology Regional Conference at University High School, 3201 S. New Road, on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More than 260 in-service and pre-service teachers from Waco and Midway Independent School Districts and from across the Texas region will learn how to use emerging and existing technology in the classroom to aid in science and math education. (See Video from KWTX below)
Baylor graduate Kathlene Cawthron has been named as Director of Elementary Instruction for the Bastrop school district. Cawthron earned a bachelor's of science degree in home economics in 1989 and a master's of science in educational administration in 1994.
RaeLynn Fuson, a second-year Higher Education and Student Affairs master's student in Baylor's School of Education, was selected as a NASPA Graduate Associate. NASPA is the largest professional association for student affairs, and in this role RaeLynn will represent NASPA to Baylor and Baylor to NASPA. Dr. Rishi Sriram, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator for HESA, congratulated Fuson. "It is this type of initiative (and subsequent external recognition) that helps to spread the green and gold afar!"
Contact: Tonya B. Lewis (254) 710-4656 WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2012) --The Center for Healthy Living (CHL) at Baylor University has partnered with local physicians at the Family Medical Clinic to create a Health & Fitness Assessment program that will provide low-cost comprehensive physicals and fitness prescriptions for Waco, McLennan County and the surrounding central Texas region on October 23, October 30, November 6 and November 13. Testing begins at 7:30 a.m. and lasts for about three hours. Under the direction of the CHL staff, Baylor Health and Human Performance (HHPR) students will conduct the assessments. Director of the Center for Healthy Living, Peter Grandjean, Ph.D., associate professor of Health and Human Performance, developed the program and sees it as a partnership that benefits all those involved.
Baylor's School of Education welcomes one of the nation's leading authorities on media literacy education, Renee Hobbs, Ed.D., for her lecture, "When Literacy Goes Digital: Meeting the Needs of All Learners with Digital and Media Literacy." "Dr. Hobbs is a leading authority in media literacy educations. Students will learn about what that is and how they can be active, ethical, critical members in a digital world," said Gretchen Schwarz, Ph.D., professor in the Baylor School of Education. Hobbs will lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in Bennett Auditorium, Draper Academic Building, and will also lead a community presentation and discussion at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 in the Community Auditorium of the Education Service Center Region 12, 2101 W. Loop 340.
Diaro Las Americas, Oct. 15, 2012 As former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day focused on the current state of the court and restoring civic education, Baylor University is recognized for its research on the effectiveness of iCivics in the classroom.
Parade Magazine, Sept. 30, 2012 In a Q&A discussing life after the bench, the current state of the court and restoring civic education, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor mentions Baylor University research on the effectiveness of iCivics in the classroom. "Baylor University did a study: They put iCivics to use in a lot of schools in Texas for about three months. They didn't just say it was good; they gave it rave reviews, said it was incredible, that it's engaging, that the kids really learn."
In an effort to provide support for parents and those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the Baylor Autism Resource Center (BARC) is providing additional services and programs--autism assessment, parent workshops, special education and advocacy services and a support group for those with Asperger's syndrome.