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Sep
21
2018

Happy 30th birthday, Ferrell Center!

It’s hosted three presidents and housed six national championship teams, welcomed some of the biggest country music acts in history, and christened tens of thousands of Baylor Bears who walked across its Commencement stage and exited as alumni. We’re talking, of course, about the Ferrell Center, which opened in style 30 years ago this week. […]

Sep
21
2018

Baptist Standard: Baylor and BGCT relaunch BSM as chartered organization

Sept. 21, 2018
After two decades when Baptist Student Ministries functioned a part of Baylor University’s student life office, the university and the Baptist General Convention of Texas relaunched BSM as a chartered on-campus student organization. Baylor and BGCT leaders signed a cooperative agreement Sept. 19 at the Bobo Spiritual Life Center representing a renewed vision for BSM at the university.

Sep
21
2018

Baylor Academy for Leadership Development Will Host Speaker Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – The Baylor University Academy for Leadership Development’s fall speaker series will bring to campus an engineer who became a motivational speaker, a foster child who became a successful author, and a World Championship basketball player who became an inspiration to young women.

Sep
21
2018

Baylor Debuts “Where Lights Shine Bright” Television Commercial

WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – Inspired by the “Where Lights Shine Bright” campaign, Baylor University will unveil its new institutional commercial during the national television broadcast of Saturday’s football game between Baylor and Kansas. The Big 12 opener on FS1 between the Bears and the Jayhawks will kick off at 2:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium.

Sep
21
2018

Baylor Lariat: Bears in business: seniors surprised with full-time job offers from AT&T

Sept. 13, 2018
The lives of two Baylor seniors changed forever as they were surprised by their corporate mentor with full-time job offers from AT&T in the middle of a class.

Sep
21
2018

Cayman iNews: Cayman Islands Insurance Managers award more scholarships

Sept. 18, 2018
Cayman Islands freshman Nathan McCoy received a scholarship from the Insurance Managers Association Cayman. The educational scholarship fund was formed in 1994 and has raised over $3.9 million to support post-secondary education for Caymanians who would not otherwise have the financial means to attend. McCoy is a biology major.

Sep
21
2018

Financial Advisor: Restricted Social Security Application for Spousal Benefits Is Disappearing

Sept. 19, 2018
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about spousal Social Security benefits, a provision eliminated except for older Americans when Social Security was revised in 2015.

Sep
21
2018

Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series Features Worship Leader Amanda Powell

WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – Amanda Powell, director of music and worship at Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, will serve as guest-in-residence as part of the Fall 2018 Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series.

Sep
21
2018

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Truell Hyde, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Research

Sept. 21, 2018
AUDIO: What does it mean to oversee research at a Christian research university? On this week’s episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Truell Hyde, Ph.D., vice provost for research, about how his office works with faculty across campus to encourage and support meaningful research that impacts the world around us. Hyde shares how Baylor faculty come together to advance important scholarship and explains how research benefits the Waco and Central Texas community. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Sep
21
2018

Market Business News: Remote-work opportunities suits some people but not everybody

Sept. 21, 2018
This article centers on a new study by Baylor Hankamer School of Business management faculty who examined the relationship between stress and remote work. The study found that employees with high emotional stability and high levels of autonomy are most able to thrive in remote-work positions. Lead author Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, is quoted in the article. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally.)

Sep
21
2018

MarketWatch: How to get a discount even if there’s no sale

Sept. 20, 2018
This article features negotiation expert Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. She said that the sticker price on an item in a store isn’t always the price a consumer must pay. Negotiation is an option. “I find that people in general don’t consider negotiating an option when they’re at a store,” Hunter said. “They think about it as an option at a garage sale, but not like a big-box retailer.”

Sep
21
2018

Noted Author, Philosopher to Discuss Augustine’s Answers to Today’s Challenges During Truett Lecture Series

<h4>Professor James K.A. Smith to headline Truett Seminary’s Parchman Endowed Lecture Series</h4>
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – In the current secular age, people are more religious than perceived; they hunger for significance, search for meaning and seek redemption in a variety of places, including the latest protests and the local gym, says a noted author and philosopher who will headline this year’s Parchman Endowed Lecture Series hosted by Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Sep
21
2018

Waco Tribune-Herald: Following Together: Baylor’s ‘Godspell’ stresses message of community

Sept. 20, 2018
Baylor Theatre’s production of “Godspell” opens a 15-performance run Sept. 26. When engaging with “Godspell’s” story, director Stan Denman, Ph.D., professor of theatre arts in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found a picture of the community that coalesced around Jesus’ teaching and ministry. That made it particularly relevant for a time of social fragmentation and division, he said. “‘Godspell’ has a message of community that we need to hear today,” he said. “It’s lasted this long because the source material is so powerful.”

Sep
20
2018

The fun story behind why UT’s new police dog is named ‘Baylor’

We love seeing the many ways Baylor grads fling their green and gold afar — especially in fun and unexpected ways. Like this one: Diego Rivas, a 2017 Baylor MBA graduate who lives in Austin, recently donated a beautiful Belgian Malinois puppy to the University of Texas Police Department. His only request? That they name the dog […]

Sep
20
2018

American Bar Association: 11 law schools to host ABA’s law student Client Counseling Competition

Sept. 14, 2018
Baylor Law School will host the National Finals of the 2018-2019 American Bar Association’s Client Counseling Competition in March 2019. Eleven law schools will serve as regional hosts for the competition, which addresses fundamental skills necessary for successful attorneys, namely the ability to interview, counsel and support a client through a legal issue.

Sep
20
2018

Baptist Standard: Immigrants tell their stories at Fort Worth prayer meeting

Sept. 19, 2018
Itzayana Aguirre’s parents brought her to the United States when she was a child. After the Trump Administration announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Aguirre, an M.B.A. student in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and hundreds of thousands of Dreamers—as DACA recipients often are called—have been waiting for lawmakers to find a permanent solution. She will finish her degree in May 2019, and her permission to remain in the United States expires in September 2019. “God has taught me to trust on his will, so I currently trust God will solve these issues and that he will not be late,” Aguirre said.