Faculty & Staff News: Featured

Jun
22
2017

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Jun
19
2017

Called to Return to Baylor, Christian Higher Education

June 16, 2017
Baylor University’s equal emphasis on outstanding research and academics and steadfast Christian faith is uncommon in higher education, and one of the many reasons Dr. Linda A. Livingstone was at once thrilled and deeply humbled to become the University's 15th President. “We certainly are focusing on the academic life of students, the social development of students, the physical development of students; but we can also look at their spiritual and faith development as well, and that provides an opportunity for a deeper engagement with students on really important and difficult issues,” Dr. Livingstone said.

Jun
19
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor board chairman Allison seeks to rebuild trust in regents

June 18, 2017
Feature on Joel Allison, B.A. (Religion/Journalism) ’70, who became chair of the Baylor Board of Regents on June 1, and his focus on the University’s mission statement as Baylor moves forward in the next year. “My role as chair is to keep the board open, candid, communicative and at the 50,000-foot level. . . . You can always do better, and we should,” Allison said. “Again, I want to rebuild the trust in the board of regents.” Also quoted are Jim Turner, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’69, chair of the Baylor Scott & White Board of Trustees, and Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D. “Joel and I are very committed to working very closely together to make sure that we’re helping people understand those appropriate roles and really helping hold people accountable to doing that,” Dr. Livingstone said.

Jun
13
2017

2017 Baylor Lawyer of the Year – Senator Murray Watson, Jr.

Baylor Law School named Senator Murray Watson, Jr., of Waco, Texas, the 2017 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. "Senator Watson is most deserving of this honor," Dean Brad Toben said. "Murray is an exemplar of a public servant. His impact on the state of Texas, McLennan County, and Baylor is profound, and he is distinctively a humble, self-deprecating leader."

Jun
5
2017

How Baylor has changed over the past year to address sexual assault

About a year ago, we wrote about what it means to be BaylorProud, even in disappointment. How could we be proud of a university that had fallen so far short of the standards it sets for itself? The answer: by refocusing on our mission: “to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating […]

May
15
2017

Baylor Regents Establish David E. Garland Scholarship Fund for Truett Seminary Students

WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) – Baylor University's Board of Regents has established the David E. Garland Scholarship Fund in appreciation of Garland's "unselfish and extraordinary" service to Baylor on two occasions as interim president and as interim provost. The $5 million fund will be dedicated to scholarships for students at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, where Garland will return to teach in spring 2018.

May
8
2017

Successful Businessman Finishes College Degree – 30 Years Later

WACO, Texas (May 8, 2017) – In the fall of 2012, Kevin Harmon parked his truck, grabbed his backpack from the passenger seat, threw it over his shoulder and walked onto the Baylor University campus as a sophomore.

Apr
24
2017

USA TODAY College: How I became a screenwriter and director: Michael Brandt

April 21, 2017
Q&A with Hollywood screenwriter Michael Brandt, B.B.A. (Business Broadcasting) ’91, M.A. (Communication Studies) ’94, about his biggest challenges, biggest passions and biggest pieces of wisdom. Brandt mentions his mentors are his writing partner, Derek Haas, B.A. (Journalism) ’91, M.A. (English) ’95, as well as Baylor professors Robert Darden and Michael Korpi.

Apr
10
2017

A place of help and healing

The Baylor Counseling Center has long offered students a wide array of services to support student well-being, but the University’s action plan presented an opportunity to dramatically enhance Baylor’s caring community and take mental health services to the next level.

Apr
6
2017

“I’M GOING TO BAYLOR!” Student’s acceptance video goes viral

By now, you’ve probably seen the video of the high school senior’s heartwarming reaction after opening an envelope from Baylor and reading the words every future Bear hopes to see: “You’ve been accepted for enrollment into the Class of 2021.” That senior is future Baylor Bear Patrick Eriom, and his video has gone viral within […]