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 grad named president of influential Christian publisher

Baylor grad named president of influential Christian publisher

A Baylor alum who started in the stockroom of a growing company in the 1980s is now the president and COO of that same company — which just so happens to bethe largest private publisher of Christian books in the world. Last month, Jeff Johnson, BS ’85, was named president and chief operating officer of …

Baylor Theatre Presents ‘Mary Stuart: Historical Revival of Power and Passion’

Baylor Theatre Presents ‘Mary Stuart: Historical Revival of Power and Passion’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Theatre will begin the spring 2016 season with Friedrich Schiller’s "Mary Stuart," the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her sudden incarceration and pending execution at the hands of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

Baylor Researcher Uncovers Ancient Wildebeest-Like Animal ‘Strange Adaptation’ Similar to Dinosaur

Baylor Researcher Uncovers Ancient Wildebeest-Like Animal ‘Strange Adaptation’ Similar to Dinosaur

WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.

Political Duels at Work? Communication Expert Offers Nine Tips to Keep the Peace

Political Duels at Work? Communication Expert Offers Nine Tips to Keep the Peace

WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2016) — Sparring over immigration reform, ISIS and whether Trump should be in the White House can go quickly from casual to spirited to heated during water-cooler chats at work or in staff meetings. A Baylor expert offers suggestions on dodging debate disasters.

Baylor School of Education Graduates Repeat 100 Percent Pass Rate

Baylor School of Education Graduates Repeat 100 Percent Pass Rate

WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) — For the second year in a row, graduates in Baylor University’s education programs achieved a 100 percent pass rate on certification exams in the State of Texas. The current rate reflects tests taken by Baylor students who graduated in the 2014-15 academic year, including graduation ceremonies in December 2014, May 2015 and August 2015. The overall state average for 2014-15 was 94 percent.

Baylor Enhances Fans’ Gameday Experience at the Ferrell Center

Baylor Enhances Fans’ Gameday Experience at the Ferrell Center

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2016) – When the No. 13 Baylor Bears tip off against the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Jan. 23, basketball fans in the Ferrell Center will discover a new Wi-Fi network and new ways to engage with the game right at their seats through the Baylor In-Game app, just as they have during Baylor football games at McLane Stadium.

President Starr Announces Members of President’s Advisory Council on Diversity

President Starr Announces Members of President’s Advisory Council on Diversity

WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of faculty, staff and students to the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD).