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Baylor University offers adoption assistance to employees

Baylor University offers adoption assistance to faculty and staff

Baylor University implemented an adoption assistance program for faculty and staff. Employees can be reimbursed up to $6,000 of adoption costs and take up to four weeks of paid parental leave. 

       

Older people who feel close to God more likely to have sense of well-being

According to a Baylor University study, as people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being.

       
McLendon named interim provost at Baylor

McLendon named interim provost at Baylor

Baylor University President Linda Livingstone named Michael McLendon interim provost at the university, effective July 1. He has been dean of Baylor’s School of Education since July 2015.

       
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More than a place to stay; a path to restoration

Eunice Chambless Hospitality House ministers to the physical and spiritual needs of people who arrive to visit loved ones incarcerated in Abilene.

       
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Whole relationships involve God and others, Baylor’s Singletary insists

A person’s relationship with God cannot be made whole if relationships with other people aren’t whole, too, explains Jon Singletary, dean of the Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University.

       
Bounce roof

Students help Dallas bounce back from sub-standard housing

Students from across Texas spent a week in Dallas, helping people improve their homes through Bounce Student Disaster Recovery.

       
TBM raises funds to feed Kenyan mothers and children

TBM raises funds to feed Kenyan mothers and children

Texas Baptist Men raised more than $24,000 to provide food for children and their mothers in drought-stricken Kenya.

       
Carroll Institute gains initial ATS accreditation

Carroll Institute gains initial ATS accreditation

The B.H. Carroll Theological Institute earned initial accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools.

       
Baylor provost leaves after 13 months on the job

Baylor provost leaves after 13 months on the job

After 13 months at Baylor University, Gregory Jones will step down as executive vice president and provost to return to a faculty post at Duke University, effective June 30.

       
Mission: Dignity ‘eased my pain,’ minister’s widow says

Mission: Dignity help ‘eased my pain,’ minister’s widow says

Doris Jackson's husband served 42 year in ministry. After his death, she found herself unable to keep up with the financial pressures and reduced income. But she saw hope when the Mission: Dignity application arrived from GuideStone Financial Resources.

       
Texas Baptists honor legacy of Stripling and Howell

Texas Baptists honor legacy of Stripling and Howell

Friends and family of Paul Stripling and Elmin Howell gathered at the historic Independence Baptist Church to honor their lives and legacies. Stripling, executive director emeritus of Waco Regional Baptist Association, and Howell, founding director of River Ministry, received the 2017 Texas Baptist Legacy Awards.

       
Analysts look for silver linings in stormy legislative session

Analysts look for silver linings in stormy legislative session

After a legislative session that began with high hopes and ended with a shoving match on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives, some public policy analysts and advocates emphasized bright spots where they could find them.

       
North Texas city recognizes HPU alum for heroism

North Texas city recognizes HPU alum for heroism

The Garland Police Department recently recognized a  Howard Payne University graduate for taking heroic, life-saving actions in rescuing a woman from a burning vehicle. The hero credited God’s grace for perfect timing that enabled the rescue.

       
Embrace hope in an age of cynicism, former congressman urges Baylor crowd

Embrace hope in an age of cynicism, former congressman urges

Cynicism damages public discourse and threatens the political process, but hope offers greater power, former Congressman Chet Edwards told the Civic Life Summit at Baylor University.

       
Bridge divisions by addressing ‘wicked problems,’ not ‘wicked people’

Address ‘wicked problems,’ don't see ‘wicked people’

Communities can overcome challenges and bridge divisions when they focus on addressing “wicked problems” instead of seeing individuals with different viewpoints as “wicked people,” a Colorado-based expert in communications studies and deliberative democracy told the Civic Life Summit at Baylor University.

       
 
 
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