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Baptist Child & Family Services recently was named one of the top workplaces in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express-News.

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Newspaper names BCFS a top workplace. Baptist Child & Family Services recently was named one of the top workplaces in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express-News. BCFS was ranked No. 20 in the top large employers category, 100 to 299 employees. The companies identified as the top workplaces were selected based on comprehensive analysis conducted by Workplace Dynamics. Employees from throughout the region were surveyed anonymously, measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation, training, workplace flexibility and diversity.

HSU, Baylor music schools recognized. The Baylor University School of Music and the Hardin-Simmons University School of Music have been cited as recommended places of study in the annual “Music-School Guide” published by Strings magazine.

Wayland to explore San Antonio expansion. Wayland Baptist University’s board of trustees has authorized administrators to investigate options for expanding the capacity of the school’s San Antonio campus. In particular, Provost Bobby Hall noted potential for growth in the university’s new School of Nursing in San Antonio. Overall enrollment at Wayland in San Antonio has grown close to 70 percent in 10 years.

Baylor ranks near top in entrepreneurship. From more than 2,300 schools surveyed by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review, Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business has been recognized as having one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country. Baylor ranked No. 4 in the undergraduate category of the survey. The seventh annual ranking reveals the nation’s top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate programs for entrepreneurship. Baylor’s ranking can be seen at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges .

Baylor regents authorize two doctoral programs. Baylor University regents approved two new doctoral degree programs—a Ph.D. in social work and a doctor of science in occupational therapy. The Ph.D. in social work—the first doctoral program within the Baylor School of Social Work—is a “hybrid” program that includes both on-campus and distance coursework using university-sponsored technology. It will focus on preparing professional social workers in the areas of intergenerational relations, the ethical integration of religious faith and social work theory and practice, and social work in congregations and religiously affiliated organizations. The first class of students will be admitted in fall 2011. The doctor of science in occupational therapy is an affiliated degree program between Baylor and the U.S. Army at the Army Medical Department Center & School and Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. It is an advanced-practice post-professional clinical doctorate designed to meet the professional development and specialty area needs of Army occupational therapists. Graduates will expand the scope of care provided soldiers and military healthcare beneficiaries through the application of evidence-based practice and research. The program will begin this year.

 

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