““Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),”
It’s always sad to peek out my office window and see the stillness of campus, signaling that another semester has come and gone. But I always look forward to Commencement, and this Friday and Saturday we will confer approximately 970 degrees, welcoming a class of new alumni into the Baylor Family.
I am pleased to share with you the good news that Baylor University has received official reaffirmation of its 10-year institutional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the recognized regional accrediting body in 11 southern states and Latin America for higher education institutions that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees.
In recent years, Baylor’s Model United Nations team has won top team honors and an avalanche of individual team member awards at national Model UN conferences across the country. Their latest appearance, at the American Modern UN Conference (AMUN) in Chicago, set an even higher bar for team and individual excellence. Baylor’s Model UN team […]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2018) – Since fall 2014, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has taken on a very tangible task: stewarding and giving away thousands of dollars – a total now more than $600,000 – in partnership with nonprofit organizations. Through this transformational undergraduate experience, Baylor students in the “Philanthropy and Public Good” class provide real funds for real needs in local, state and global communities while cultivating a philanthropic spirit and developing as innovative leaders poised for a lifetime of generosity.
WACO, Texas - Baylor soccer released its 2018 fall schedule on Thursday afternoon. The slate features 10 home matches and eight matchups against 2017 NCAA Tournament foes. Three opponents ranked in the 2017 Top 20 final RPI rankings, while 10 matches will be against 2017 Top 100 RPI programs.
Dec. 17, 2018 Research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., both associate professors of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of business, is highlighted in this article about steps workers can take to have a more productive and enjoyable workday. Hunter and Wu authored a study that shows how workday breaks can lead to more job satisfaction, as well as improvements in energy, concentration and task motivation.
Dec. 14, 2018 Rosalie Beck, Ph.D. (Religion) ’84, associate professor of religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this weekly Baptist Women in Ministry Q&A called “This Is What a Minister Looks Like.” Beck’s ministry journey has taken her to Vietnam as a Journeyman missionary working with young people, to guest preaching, teaching in churches, and to being a faculty member of the department of religion at Baylor for 35 years.
Dec. 17, 2018 Josh Van Eaton, J.D. ’01, senior trial attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined Beveridge & Diamond as a Principal in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. In addition to his role at B&D, he will continue his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Back in 2016, we told you about a Baylor junior who designed a 5,000-piece Lego Pat Neff Hall. Over the course of two years, Stanton Bain had spent hours upon hours studying the walls of Pat Neff Hall, printing out pictures of aerial shots, close-ups and different angles, finding just the right blocks for accurate […]
If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance that either you or someone close to you is a Baylor Bear. If it’s you, consider this a little help toward completing your Christmas wish list; if it’s a loved one, then consider us your personal shopping assistant. Here are 7 of our favorite gift ideas that will knock this […]
When the Baylor Family descends upon Houston shortly after Christmas for the 2018 Texas Bowl, it should feel a lot like homecoming. After all, Baylor and Houston have a long connection that dates all the way back to the city’s namesake. Some 15,000 Baylor alumni live in the Houston area — second-most of any metropolitan area […]
History is embedded in, of all places, whale earwax. Scientists have long examined the layers found in a whale’s earwax to determine its age (not unlike the rings found on a tree), but it wasn’t until two Baylor professors learned you could also learn more about their environment through earwax research that we realized just […]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – As 2019 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions.
Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from smartphones, the options are wide-ranging. Here is a listing of Baylor University research that might help advise those seeking positive change in the coming year.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University Missions provides students with experiences that foster informed global engagement and promote the integration of faith with discipline-specific learning and hands-on service to contribute solutions to real-world challenges at home and abroad. This mission will continue over winter break, as Baylor Missions sends three teams of 48 students, faculty, staff and friends of the University to serve at locations in Texas and the countries of Guatemala and Italy.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) – Baylor University’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has partnered with McLennan Community College and the U.S. Department of Justice to offer a cybersecurity program to law enforcement officers to help combat cyber-related threats.