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.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2018) — Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research.
Baylor’s marching band has been an integral part of the university for well over 100 years — but it wasn’t until 90 years ago this fall that it became the Golden Wave Band we know and love today. On Nov. 17, 1928 — after months of deliberation, fundraising, and even some fabric mishaps — the Baylor […]
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. 10, 2018 Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor and sociology graduate program director in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about new findings from the Pew Research Center that reveal education and income levels relate directly to whether Americans look for a new religious congregation and how they look for another place to worship.
Nov. 6, 2018 Lauren Barron, M.D., B.A. (Psychology) ’88, is a family physician who serves as director of Baylor’s Medical Humanities program. In this First Person essay, she describes her path from Baylor to medical school and back to Waco as a family medicine resident and later a faculty member with Waco’s Family Health Center. Since joining the Baylor faculty, Dr. Barron has helped students receive valuable training and develop their research skills through their volunteer service at one of the best family medicine residency programs in the country.
Dec. 11, 2018 Suzy Weems, Ph.D., registered dietitian and professor of family and consumer sciences in Baylor University’s College of Health and Human Sciences, sounds a cautionary note in this story about sweet potatoes and pumpkins. While pumpkins have a wide range of health benefits, “pumpkin-laced candy is still candy, and things like pumpkin donuts still have sugar. Most of these products only use a small amount of pumpkin for flavor, which means it’s nearly impossible to reap any health benefits from the pumpkin itself.”
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 […]
Every Baylor Bear knows the iconic Pat Neff Hall. It houses the highest offices at the university — including the president herself — and is no doubt one of the most photogenic buildings on campus. Eighty years ago today — Dec. 7, 1938 — the building was “born,” when the cornerstone was laid in a […]
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 […]
After a one-year absence, Baylor is going bowling again — and in familiar territory, although against an unfamiliar foe. Baylor football is headed to Houston for the holidays, as the Bears will face Vanderbilt in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN) at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston […]
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.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was named to “Fifty Minds that Matter: artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, musicians and architects who are shaping the modern world,” a list published by The Tablet. This follows his being named one of “The Fifty Most Influential Living Philosophers” by TheBestSchools in 2016.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – Sara Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences and director of the doctor of clinical psychology (Psy.D.) graduate program, has been recognized as one of 30 “Citizen Psychologists” by the president of the American Psychological Association.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) – Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., professor of health, human performance and recreation in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and director of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists for his professional contributions to the profession.