About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas and welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

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Baylor prof, students help discover ancient Biblical mosaics in Israel

Baylor prof, students help discover ancient Biblical mosaics in Israel

For 1,500 years, elaborate mosaics depicting Bible stories like Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea were buried in the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Israel. But this summer, a team that included two Baylor students andDr. Nathan Elkins, a Baylor art history professor and coin specialist, uncovered this stunning artwork while …

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Baylor Regents Approve New Joint Seminary/Education Degree, Infrastructure Work on Seventh Street

Baylor Regents Approve New Joint Seminary/Education Degree, Infrastructure Work on Seventh Street

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.

More than 200 Teachers to Attend Summer Literacy Institute

More than 200 Teachers to Attend Summer Literacy Institute

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. The professional development conference will feature internationally known literacy experts Kylene Beers, currently an advisor at Columbia University and previously senior reading researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, along with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief — both teachers, authors and instructors at the University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute.

Live Social Media Can Be a Positive - or a Peril - When It Comes to Sharing Tragedies and Hot-button Issues, Baylor Expert Says

Live Social Media Can Be a Positive - or a Peril - When It Comes to Sharing Tragedies and Hot-button Issues, Baylor Expert Says

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2016) - Live Facebook video of the sniper shootings of Dallas police officers, as well as a woman’s video capturing the fatal shooting of her boyfriend during a stop by police, also are being streamed by media such as The Washington Post.

As National Conventions Begin, Baylor Experts Offer Tips to Help Children Understand the Presidential Election Process

As National Conventions Begin, Baylor Experts Offer Tips to Help Children Understand the Presidential Election Process

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2016) — As Republicans and Democrats gather at national conventions to nominate their official presidential candidates, commentators and talking heads will abound on all forms of media critiquing the candidates’ every move, every speech and every tweet. It can be overwhelming and difficult to understand for adults, but imagine if you are among the youngest Americans—children.

Associated Press: Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

Associated Press: Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

July 17, 2016 - Feature on Chelsea Whitaker, B.A. (Business Administration) ’05, a former Baylor women’s basketball player now Dallas Police officer and law student, about her perspective as a “messenger of peace” in an era of distrust between blacks and police. As a police officer and a black woman who has taken to Facebook to talk about police shootings, violence and race relations, Whitaker believes she has an opportunity to help bridge the divide. "It takes courage for all of us to meet in the middle, and that's hard to do," she said. "Perception is everything."

Baylor University Alumni Help Turn Hospitalized Children into Superheroes

Baylor University Alumni Help Turn Hospitalized Children into Superheroes

WACO, Texas (July 18, 2016) – Every month, people of all ages meet at Union Coffee House in Dallas to cut, sew and decorate child-sized superhero capes.

Remembering Our Hope

Remembering Our Hope

What do you do when an institution you love fails you? How do you make sense of the fact that an institution that could be so intellectually stimulating, so formative, so memorable, could also have been a place for horrific behavior and ineffective responses to that behavior? What do you do with your feelings of sadness, grief, anger--even shame? Can you still love that institution, knowing what you now know?