WACO, Texas (March 22, 2023) – Kwang Lee, Ph.D., chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to South Korea, a prestigious and competitive fellowship of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2023) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from United States universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2024 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2024.
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2023) – Throughout his 35-year career in financial services, Erik Davidson, DBA., clinical assistant professor of finance at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, has witnessed the ups and downs of the economy and provides some advice to average investors on how to ride this current wave of financial uncertainty.
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on how food insecurity equates to national security, how AI will impact the future and the importance of nurse practitioners in the pediatric health care community.
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2023) – Most people would agree that happiness is better than negative emotions. Still, few may take the time to fully appreciate how happiness can improve their lives and the lives of those around them. The United Nations declared March 20 International Day of Happiness, which is celebrated annually to create a happier and kinder world. This year’s theme is “Be Mindful. Be Grateful. Be Kind.”
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2023) – Baylor University announced today the appointment of Kristina MacMullen, D.M.A., as The Mary Gibbs Jones Chair in Music and director of choral activities. MacMullen comes to Baylor from the University of North Texas.
WACO, Texas (Thursday, March 16, 2023) – EXPIRED AS OF 8 P.M. CDT. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado WATCH for Central Texas, including Waco and McLennan County, effective until 8 p.m. CDT. This means that tornadoes – along with damaging winds and hail – are possible in and near the watch area.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2023) – Baylor University’s Office of Spiritual Life, in partnership with multiple campus ministries and local churches, will again host FM72, a gathering of college students for 72 hours of continuous prayer Sunday through Wednesday, March 19-22, on Fountain Mall, with nightly worship at 8 p.m.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2023) – Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift from anonymous alumni establishing an endowed faculty chair position in the School of Education to support innovative research and teaching focused on the flourishing of children and youth with disabilities.
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2023) – Baylor University is mourning the death of Randall Lionel Waller, Ph.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics in the Hankamer School of Business, who went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 11. He was 74.
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2023) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced that Eduardo Contreras Jr., Ed.D., associate provost for international education, diversity and inclusion at the University of Portland, has been selected as Baylor University’s vice provost for global engagement, effective July 1, 2023.
WACO, Texas (March 13, 2023) – Saint Patrick (A.D. 385-461) is probably one of the Catholic Church’s best-known saints, at least in countries influenced by Irish emigration. He is even more popular due to a rise in Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations and revelry. But, despite his popularity, how much do most people truly know about Saint Patrick?
WACO, Texas (March 13, 2023) – The best hour of the week – Baylor University’s Dr Pepper Hour – is in the second year of its highly lauded Dr Pepper Hour Tour, delivering sweet treats and Baylor swag to high school students across the country. This week, the tour will make local stops at Waco High School, Live Oak Classical School and Baylor’s Wiethorn Undergraduate Admissions Center.
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the benefits of patience, Baylor’s national honors over the past year, and the effect of springing forward into daylight saving time.
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2023) - Described as beautiful, elusive and enigmatic, Pi has fascinated and inspired mathematicians throughout history. With National Pi Day coming up on March 14, Baylor mathematics chair Dorina Mitrea, Ph.D., explains why Pi matters.
WACO, Texas (March 3, 2023) – Baylor University will host the 29th annual Beall Poetry Festival March 29-31, a premier American literary event of contemporary poetry, with poetry readings, a panel discussion and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry.
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on how leaders can better support adoptive parents, improving staffing and healthier work environments for nurses and Robbins College’s role in health research at Baylor.
WACO, Texas (March 3, 2023) – Baylor University today dedicated the Mary Jo Robbins Clinic for Autism Research and Practice during an event honoring the clinic’s namesake, Mary Jo Robbins, and her husband, William K. “Bill” Robbins, of Houston, who made the lead gift in her honor. The event recognized the Robbinses, a couple who has spent their lifetimes championing excellence in health care.
WACO, Texas (March 3, 2023) – Baylor University mourns the passing of Danny Bowlin of Dallas, who was known and loved within the Baylor community as a longtime donor, alumnus, parent and community leader who advocated for student support as a member of the successful President’s Scholarship Initiative and through his service on the Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board.
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2023) – Daylight saving time, with its one-hour spring forward at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12, may seem like a small shift of just a single hour, but on a societal level, it has startling effects, says Baylor University sleep researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory at Baylor.
UPDATE: WACO, Texas (March 2, 2023) – The National Weather Service has canceled the Tornado Watch for Waco and McLennan County.
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2023) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will be the next chair of the American Council on education (ACE) Board of Directors.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 2, 2023) – The “best hour of the week” – Baylor University’s Dr Pepper Hour – is in the second year of its highly lauded Dr Pepper Hour Tour, delivering sweet treats and Baylor swag to high school students across the country.
WACO, Texas (March 1, 2023) – The music of the legendary gospel music singer and songwriter Andraé Crouch will be featured at a series of free concerts, panels and presentations as part of Baylor University’s 2023 Pruit Memorial Symposium, “My Tribute: The Life and Legacy of Andraé Crouch,” which will be held March 15-18.
WACO, Texas (March 1, 2023) – Nearly 120 students and their faculty and staff leaders will serve with Baylor Missions over Spring Break March 4-12, combining faith, service and learning in a variety of domestic and international locations while supporting the ongoing efforts of the University’s global partners.
WACO, Texas (March 1, 2023) – Often when people hear the word literacy, they think about learning to read, but literacy involves much more than reading from the printed page. Literacy encompasses the everyday ways people use language to make meaning and communicate, said Kelly C. Johnston, B.S. ’04, Ed.D., assistant professor in the Baylor University School of Education.
WACO, Texas (March 1, 2023) – Baylor University will join City of Waco and McLennan County partners – in cooperation with the Waco/McLennan County Office of Emergency Management – to conduct a regular test of outdoor tornado sirens, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3.
DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 28, 2023) – The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a five-year renewal of its program in cooperation with the United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN).
WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2023) – Baylor University will celebrate Women’s History Month, highlighting the contributions of women to events, history and contemporary society through a series of events in March.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the history of Black gospel music, the combination of faith and sports and research on safer materials in environmental resources.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2023) – Baylor University today announced a $3.7 million gift from Jay and Jenny Allison of Frisco, Texas, to support the Give Light Capital Fund, as well as scholarships benefiting Baylor Law and the George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Baylor will recognize the couple’s philanthropic support through the naming of the Jay and Jenny Allison Development Center within the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2023) – At its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents took action on several committee recommendations and received reports on a number of strategic University matters, including Baylor’s pioneering Faith and Character Study.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2023) – Baylor University today announced a gift of approximately $6 million from the estate of Harold W. Dunn of Ballwin, Missouri, supporting the School of Music’s Center for Christian Music Studies. Dunn, an alumnus and retired elementary school music teacher, gave the entirety of his estate to the University, making the largest gift in the School of Music’s 100-year history.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2023) – Marking the anniversary of Russia's heightened aggression in Ukraine, two Ukrainian scholars will present the current situation in Ukraine and explain it from a historical perspective. The multidepartment-sponsored event will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in Kayser Auditorium of Hankamer Cashion Building, 401-499 Speight Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
DALLAS and WACO, Texas – Leaders from the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) and Baylor University have jointly reviewed the relationship agreement between the two organizations and deemed no changes are necessary. The special agreement, initially agreed upon on November 4, 2011, calls for a joint review by the BGCT and Baylor every 10 years. The most recent review was delayed two years as both organizations managed through the COVID-19 pandemic.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2023) – Forty-six students from nine Central Texas schools were awarded medals from the Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation for their winning projects in the 2023 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair (HOTRHF), held Feb. 16 on the campus of Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the history of revivals at colleges founded by church groups, issues to consider around going to a four-day school week and political controversy over the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) African American Studies course.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 15, 2023) - Smartphone use has quickly become a fixture of everyday life, including during church services. Drawing from the Theory of Reasoned Action and the Technology Acceptance Model, Baylor researchers have developed a new model to identify key drivers of smartphone use during church services.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2023) – Baylor University Chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., and the Office of Spiritual Life will hold a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, Feb. 14) in Elliston Chapel for students, faculty and staff to join together in prayer for the people of Turkey and Syria and all those impacted by the devastating earthquake Feb. 6.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2023) – Baylor College of Medicine vaccinology pioneers Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., and Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ph.D., will speak about their experiences developing Corbevax in a lecture titled “Behind the Scenes for the Development of a COVID-19 Vaccine Suitable for Global Access” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Room B-110 of the Baylor Sciences Building.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on how employees can strike a better balance when working remotely, Christianity and football and the importance and impact of workplace ethics.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2023) – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs today named Baylor University a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business are joining University High School and La Vega High School students in the student-led Volunteer Income Assistance (VITA) Program.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2023) – More than 100 students have entered projects in the 2023 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, which will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, on the Baylor University campus.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2023) – Baylor University today announced William E. (Ed) Crenshaw, B.B.A. ’73, of Lakeland, Florida, as the recipient of the 2023 Baylor University Founders Medal.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2023) – Bradley J. B. Toben, J.D. ’77, has decided to transition as dean of Baylor Law School and return to the faculty, effective July 1, 2023, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2023) – Baylor University will conduct a regular test of its outdoor tornado sirens at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, along with a required test of the Baylor Alert emergency notification system.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2023) – Human voices come together without instruments or rehearsal, carrying a four-part harmony to celebrate a centuries-old tradition where every voice is holy. This is Sacred Harp singing, and it is returning to Baylor University after a two-year hiatus.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on grassroots activism during the U.S. civil rights movement, the connection of more extreme winter weather events to climate change and the obsession over the Chinese spy balloon and what it says about contemporary American culture.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2023) – Waco and the surrounding area are full of rich history, telling the stories of the people, places and moments that have shaped Central Texas. This history and the associated stories and images can be easily explored through the Waco History app and Waco History website, developed Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., and Adrienne Cain, M.L.S., of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History.