Baylor University is a private, Christian university located in Waco, Texas. Founded in 1845, Baylor is one of the oldest universities in Texas and was one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River. The university is located in the central part of state of Texas one hour south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and one hour north of Austin, the state capital. Its main 800 plus acre campus is located to the east of the historic area of downtown Waco and the major freeway I-35 on the banks of the Brazos river. Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university is ranked annually among the top 75 best colleges and universities in America.
Bigger government makes for more satisfied people, international study finds
People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
Community religious beliefs influence whether wives work outside home, study finds
Married women who live in communities in which a higher proportion of the population belongs to conservative religious traditions—such as evangelical or Mormon—are more likely to choose not to work outside the home, even ...
Church-going is not enough to affect job satisfaction and commitment, study finds
A congregation's beliefs about work attitudes and practices affect a churchgoer on the job—but how much depends in part on how involved that person is in the congregation, according to a Baylor University ...
Encounters at coffee shops help corporate communicators influence company 'chiefs'
Lobbying senior business executives informally—whether in hallways or after work at Starbucks and fitness centers—is a savvy way for corporate communicators to perform their jobs successfully, according ...
Sunday school teachers as 'culture warriors': Lay leaders wield political clout
Volunteer lay leaders serve as political opinion leaders within churches, with considerable power to deepen—or bridge—gaps between religion and politics, according to a Baylor University study.
Cyberspace scholarship nets higher grades, better critical thinking for classmates in Facebook learning group
University students who used a Facebook group as part of a large sociology class did better on course assignments and felt a stronger sense of belonging, according to a Baylor University study.
Small start-up businesses in rural areas must hustle for loans from far-off banks
To better their survival chances, entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in rural areas must successfully pitch their ventures to "faraway, unknown banking officials" rather than relying on local lenders as in the past, ...
Discovery sheds new light on the habitat of early apes
Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. ...
Citizenship education goes digital
Can playing online video games help students learn civics education? According to Baylor University researchers, the answer is yes.
Do religious people love their neighbors? Yes—some neighbors, study finds
Most religions teach their followers to "Love thy neighbor"—including those of different races, nationalities or beliefs. But is religiousness really related to love of neighbors?
Study: Marmoset success with twin gestation
(Phys.org) —How can the tiny marmoset – a New World monkey – regularly successfully bear twins and sometimes triplets and quadruplets when much larger humans often face a difficult pregnancy and delivery?
Members of congregations' smaller racial groups feel less of a sense of belonging and are less involved
People who are part of a congregation's largest racial group are more likely to feel they belong and be more involved— regardless of whether their group is barely half or nearly all of the members, a Baylor ...
Watching R-rated movies lessens importance of faith for young people, study finds
Viewing R-rated movies leads to decreased church attendance and lessens importance of faith among young people, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher published online in the Review of Re ...
Supernatural experiences trigger religious donations, study shows
People who have had what they believe to be supernatural experiences are more likely to be "religious givers," with their behavior based on cost-benefit principles that apply in other transactions—whether ...
Hybrid cars are a status symbol of sorts for seniors, consumer study shows
Paying extra bucks to "go green" in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study.