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The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business ranked No. 2 among the more than 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur Magazine in its eight annual “Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs of 2010” rankings.

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Baptist schools honored for entrepreneurship. The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business ranked No. 2 among the more than 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur Magazine in its eight annual “Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs of 2010” rankings. The Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston took top honors. Baylor was evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in the classroom, staffing departments with successful entrepreneurs, graduating students who create new ventures, excellence in mentorship, providing experiential or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the classroom, as well as nontraditional, distinguishable aspects of their programs. Hardin-Simmons University’s Acton School of Business in Austin ranked No. 11 in the survey’s graduate category. HSU has been in partnership with the Acton MBA program since 2004.

Child care available for annual meeting. Free child care will be provided as a service for out-of-town messengers and visitors to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting, Nov. 8-9 in McAllen. Child care will be offered Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Nov. 9, from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Care for children ages 2 months to 5 years will be offered at Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Harvey Ave, in McAllen. The service is limited to 20 children, and early registration is encouraged. Reservations can be made by completing the forms found at www.texasbaptists.org/ annualmeeting. Completed forms should be sent for each child to Amelia Accera at amelia@calvarymcallen.org or faxed to (956) 686-4374. For specific questions about child care, call (956) 686-4364.

Standard reader survey winners announced. Dub Horn, a retired pastor in Fort Worth, won the top prize—an iPad—in a drawing of Baptist Standard electronic edition readers who completed surveys indicating their reading habits and preferences regarding the Standard. Other winners—who received iPods—were Mark Kemp, pastor of First Baptist Church in Copperas Cove; Don Kawahigashi, pastor of operations at the Fellowship of the Parks in Keller; and Taz Daughtrey, an instructor at James Madison University and member of Peakland Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va. About 10 percent of the readers who received the e-mail survey responded, and 7.8 percent completed the survey. Survey responses indicated a desire for enhanced content related to changed lives, best ministry practices, Bible study, leadership, cultural issues, parenting, church resources, technology and marriage, as well as a desire for more articles by young writers. Recommendations will be implemented in both the print edition and enhanced electronic edition (E3) versions of the Standard in the near future, and a major launch of expanded E3 content is slated for January.

 

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