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September 30, 2015
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Ravitch Speaks to Large Waco Hall Crowd

--RavitchBLog-400Renowned researcher, author and former assistant secretary of education Dr. Diane Ravitch spoke at Baylor University, articulating a vision of hope for American K-12 students — free of excessive standardized testing.

Ravitch spoke on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Waco Hall to hundreds of students, faculty and community members, including many professional educators. Main sponsors were the Baylor School of Education Distinguished Lecture Series and the Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series. Continue Reading →

August 5, 2015
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Judge Starr to Speak at Education LLC Reception [08/05/2015]

EDU Logo VBaylor’s new Education Living Learning Center (LLC) will host a Parent’s Farewell Reception from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the official move-in day for the LLC. Parents and students will hear brief comments from Baylor President Ken Starr and School of Education Dean Dr. Michael McLendon. The reception will be in the Penland Dining Commons.

Other highlights of the reception will be Dr Pepper floats and a special presentation celebrating the partnership between the School of Education and Baylor Campus Living & Learning. Continue Reading →

June 1, 2015
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SOE Master’s Students Raise Funds for Water Play Center [06/01/2015]

Baylor School of Education master’s students in the Sport Management finance class have been working to raise $10,000 to build a water play center at the Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development. The Piper Center allows approximately 350 Baylor students a semester to study, observe, and experience child development behaviors in and outside the classroom.

Piper-KidsThe idea for the Piper Water Discovery Center began last fall semester with Dr. Mar Magnusen, assistant professor in the sport management graduate program, and Barbara Crosby, director of the Piper Center. They wanted to find a project that would benefit sport management students, the Piper Center and the Waco community. Funding and building a water feature for the kids sounded perfect.

When Magnusen began teaching his sport finance class this semester, he introduced the project to his students, and the ideas started flowing. Students formed teams and pitched ideas for a campaign to fund the water center, which will include a miniature fountain spouting water into a stream covered halfway by a bridge that eventually leads to a plant garden. Continue Reading →

May 19, 2014
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Scenes from the “Celebrating Exceptional Stars Gala” for BARC and CARE [5/19/2014]

Gala-ThumbnailThe “Celebrating Exceptional Stars Gala,” hosted by the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) on May 10, drew a crowd of 215 to the Fifth Floor of Cashion Academic Building on Baylor’s campus for dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Attendees included community leaders, Baylor faculty and staff, and many parents of children who receive services at the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic (BARC) and the Clinic for Assessment, Research and Education (CARE). Continue Reading →

March 24, 2014
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Goodloe signs “Before Brittney” at Baylor Bookstore [3/24/2014]

NancyGoodloe-ThumbnailDr. Nancy Goodloe, author of “Before Brittney: A Legacy of Champions,” held a book signing Saturday, March 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Baylor Bookstore. The book is a written and pictorial look at the history of Baylor women’s athletics and the journey that brought it the great success it has today. Continue Reading →