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Baylor philanthropy expert suggests five factors to consider in choosing charities

Baylor philanthropy expert suggests five factors to consider in choosing charities

Andy Hogue, director of the philanthropy and public service program at Baylor University, said givers should consider five key areas as they assess who they are, what they have been given and the needs and opportunities around them.

       
Wayland students help developmentally disabled launch soap business

Wayland students help developmentally disabled launch soap business

Wayland Baptist University business students are helping Plainview residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities create and sell a line of fragrant soaps.

       
Around the State: TBM seeks volunteers for long-term recovery; HPU raises money for missions

Around the State: TBM seeks volunteers for long-term recovery; HPU raises money for missions

Texas Baptist Men’s long-term recovery program is seeking volunteers to repair flood-damaged homes in Texas and Louisiana. The annual Moustache Wheel of Doom event at Howard Payne University raised more than $9,000 for Go Now Missions, the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ student missions program.

       

On the Move: Cospers, Garcia, Hooper, Loudermilk and Robinson

Staff changes noted for congregations in Abilene, Hearne, Tuscola and Argyle.

       
Sexual assault crisis could cost Baylor $223 million, expert estimates

Sexual assault crisis could cost Baylor $223 million, expert estimates

The sexual assault crisis at Baylor University could cost the school up to $223 million in expenses and lost revenue, a professional services firm that specializes in business valuation and litigation consulting estimates.

       
Florida church’s Christmas musical undaunted by hurricane

Florida church’s Christmas musical undaunted by hurricane

The first weekend of December marked a homecoming of sorts for some residents of St. Augustine, Fla., who had been displaced by Hurricane Matthew, as more than 200 members of Anastasia Baptist Church debuted their Christmas musical, “The Innkeeper Presents—We Call Him Savior.”

       
Texas Baptists make Cuban connection

Texas Baptists make Cuban connection

Two leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Great Commission Team served a week of ministry and missions in Cuba, returning home about one week before Fidel Castro’s death.

       
Baylor regents reject reform group’s call for new investigation

Baylor regents reject reform group’s call for new investigation

Baylor University’s board of regents reaffirmed confidence in the Pepper Hamilton investigation of the university’s response to sexual violence, rejecting a call by Bears for Leadership Reform for another probe.

       
Waco church opens doors to LGBT members

Waco church opens doors to LGBT members

Lake Shore Baptist Church in Waco amended its bylaws Nov. 30 to identify as “a welcoming and affirming community” accepting “all persons into membership and full participation in the life and ministry of our congregation.”

       
Accrediting agency places Baylor on warning for one year

Baylor receives 1-year warning from accreditor

In the wake of a sexual violence scandal, a regional accrediting agency has placed Baylor University on a one-year warning for noncompliance regarding student support services, control of intercollegiate athletics and institutional environment.

       
Baylor names Rhule head football coach

Baylor names Rhule head football coach

Baylor University named Matt Rhule, who led the Temple University Owls to an American Athletic Conference championship, as head football coach. Rhule, 41, succeeds Art Briles, who was fired earlier this year in the wake of a sexual violence scandal at Baylor. 

       
 
 
 
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