Baylor University is well-known for its distinctive mission and for the unambiguously Christian educational environment it offers — a place where students and teachers can examine issues and relate to one another through a lens of faith. At the same time, Baylor’s student body — now made up of more than 16,000 students — isn’t […]
July 10, 2018
AUDIO: Frank Beckwith, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and church-state studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and associate director of graduate studies in philosophy, was a guest on the Lutheran Public Radio program “Issues Etc.” to discuss the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Auto Inc.: One Happy Family: How looking for the positives helps this Louisiana shop owner provide customers quality service and repairs
A profile on Elissa Larremore, J.D., ’99, owner of CBS 1 Collision’s three car repair shops in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana. Larremore shares the key to her success—persistence. “I do not give up,” Larremore said. “Persistence. I will find a way, whether I have to climb the mountain or move it. And I want my team to do the same.”
July 11, 2018
(Fourth news item) Baylor University named Amy Armstrong, executive director of philanthropic operations at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, as associate vice president of alumni engagement at the university in Waco, effective July 23. She will oversee planning, implementation and promotion of all alumni and annual giving programs, ensuring all meet diverse alumni needs, while also supporting Baylor’s Illuminate strategic plan and comprehensive campaign.
July 12, 2018
Francis Beckwith, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and church-state studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and associate director of graduate studies in philosophy, is quoted in this article about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the resulting discussion about how he might vote on abortion cases. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Dr. Beckwith as a source to CNS and arranged the interview.)
WACO, Texas (July 13, 2018) – A nationally known advocate for diversity in journalism, <a href="http://bit.ly/2KRjIyh" target="_new""><b>Mia Moody-Ramirez</b></a>, Ph.D., professor of journalism, graduate program director and director of American studies in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the Lionel Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The award will be presented at the AEJMC’s conference in Washington, D.C., in August.
July 13, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Lori Spies, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor and missions coordinator at Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, who was awarded a Fulbright Global U.S. Scholar Award to participate in global health research projects in India, Vietnam and Zambia. As she’s built and grown a missions program that has enabled Baylor Nursing students to serve around the globe, Spies shares how nursing, global health and service go hand-in-hand. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.
July 12, 2018
Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT recently announced the promotion of Karee Huggins, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’02 and M.B.A. ’03, as Vice President of Sales. Huggins, who has been with the Blackmon Mooring since 2006, will oversee all aspects of the national account team and influence all touchpoints of the sales channel.
July 6, 2018
This Religion News Service article about multiracial congregations cites a study by Baylor University, which found that the percentage of U.S. multiracial congregations almost doubled between 1998 and 2012. The study also found that the number of U.S. congregants attending an interracial church has reached almost one in five. Co-author Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted.
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About a month from now, Baylor’s Class of 2022 will arrive on campus for Welcome Week and the start of the fall semester. What do these soon-to-be freshmen have to say about Baylor? “I was very attracted to the idea of attending college in Texas,” Southern California native Johanna Warner told the Coronado (CA) Eagle […]
July 11, 2018
Baylor University is mourning the recent deaths of three emeriti faculty members: Mary Alice Booras, M.A., associate professor emeritus of communication studies, who passed away July 4; Thomas Myers, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science, who passed away on June 29; and Mary Elizabeth Tindle, M.S., associate professor emeritus of health, human performance and recreation, who passed away June 2.
Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing Dedicates Divine Servant Statue Given by Dallas Baptist University
DALLAS, Texas (July 12, 2018) – The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) hosted a dedication ceremony Tuesday of its new Divine Servant® statue given by Dallas Baptist University and dedicated in honor of LHSON Dean Shelley F. Conroy.
July 11, 2018
VIDEO: Greg Leman, Ph.D., Start Up Waco clinical professor, director of the Innovative Business Accelerator at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative and executive director of the nonprofit Start Up Waco, joins Sidney Warren of the Warren Group to discuss “Start Your Business on Monday,” an event for local entrepreneurs July 13 at Baylor’s Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
Pastors from several denominations, religions and races throughout Waco and Central Texas joined me yesterday in the Powell Chapel at our Truett Seminary to gather in prayer for area students, families, teachers and faculty in preparation for the rapidly approaching fall semester.
July 9, 2018
Baylor University is one of the sponsors of an archaeological dig at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee, led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, that sheds new light on the life and culture of an ancient Jewish village.
July 9, 2018
Christine Parks, B.S.Ed. (Interdisciplinary Studies) ’99, has been promoted by Temple ISD to chief of communications for the school district. Parks previously worked in the curriculum and instruction department as the executive director of elementary education. She has worked for Temple Independent School District for nearly 20 years.
The Dallas Morning News: J.C. Penney turns to local YouTube stars Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight to boost back-to-school
July 12, 2018
Among the most popular YouTubers — with a new video out every Wednesday at 4 p.m.— are twin sisters Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight, who are soon-to-be Baylor University freshmen, where they plan to major in entrepreneurship. Now, Plano-based J.C. Penney is hoping the twins’ stamp of approval will give its in-house Arizona brand new popularity when back-to-school shopping rolls around.