BU vs OSU: Live Active Challenge

Join your Baylor colleages and participate in the Live Active Challenge! Beat the Cowboys!

Fall Professional Development Available

Baylor University is one of The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For, thanks to all of our employees, and one of the reasons is that we learn with each other through professional development offerings. Take advantage of these opportunities and check out the courses for the fall semester!

Emergency Notification Test Friday, 9/5/2014

Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification systems, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. All contacts will receive the test email and text messages, but only a select group of contacts will receive the test voicemail message.

Fall Staff Forum Luncheon set for September 25

All staff members are encouraged to join their colleages for lunch at this annual event.

W. Tennis. Burgic Wins Opening Match at Red Rock Open

Baylor women's tennis senior Ema Burgic recorded a 6-1, 6-1 straight-set win over Jacqueline Cako of the United States in opening round of the Red Rock Open on Sunday.

M. Tennis. Lenz Wins Second Round Match at Napa Valley Challenger

For a second-straight day, Baylor men's tennis junior Julian Lenz tallied a 6-4, 6-2 victory at the Napa Valley 50k Challenger on Sunday.

W. Soccer. Soccer Ends Non-Conference Play with 0-0 Draw vs. ORU

Baylor soccer played Oral Roberts to a 0-0 draw after 110 minutes of double overtime play on Sunday afternoon at Betty Lou Mays Field.

M. Tennis. Lenz Finds Success At Napa Challenger

In the first day of action at the Napa Valley 50k Challenger, junior Julian Lenz took down Noah Rubin of the United States, 6-4, 6-2, on Saturday at the Napa Country Club.

Baylor study brings national attention to potential for cell phone addiction

No matter where you go, you’re likely to find someone engrossed in his or her cellphone while going about the day’s business (and quite a few of us are guilty of that ourselves). The omnipresence of the cellphone is particularly acute among college students, no doubt prompting a few parents to exclaim to their children, […]

Freshman WR quickly recognized among nation’s best

To say nobody saw KD Cannon coming wouldn’t be accurate. After all, the freshman receiver was one of the top 50 recruits in the country last year, when he chose Baylor over schools like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. But this — well, this is almost too good to be true. With Baylor’s non-conference schedule complete, […]

International studies major celebrates sixth decade at Baylor

Dwight Eisenhower was president and the Korean War was drawing to a close in 1953 when a type-written press release announced a new major at Baylor. “Foreign Service,” as it was known in the beginning, would become the International Studies major of today, a course of study that is truly educating students for worldwide leadership […]

Baylor Twitter, Instagram accounts top 30,000 followers

Recent surveys show about 20% of American adults are on Twitter, and about the same number is on Instagram. When you consider that Baylor has about 160,000 living alumni, that suggests the university should have about 30,000 followers on each platform. Lo and behold, that’s exactly where Baylor sits today. In the last month, Baylor’s official Twitter […]

Congratulations

Blake H. Thomas

Congratulations to Blake H. Thomas, academic affairs/research, and spouse, Alexis, on the birth of their son, Charles Clay Thomas, August 8, 2014.

Rachel Erwin

Rachel Erwin, constituent engagement, and spouse, Andrew, on the birth of their son, Hayes Taylor Erwin, August 22, 2014.

Ryan Blagg

Ryan Blagg, athletics, and spouse, Lindsay, on the birth of their son, Cooper Marshall Blagg, August 6, 2014.

Ryan Surratt

Ryan Surratt, school of social work, and spouse, Mandy, on the birth of their son, Christian Avery Sterling Surratt, August 14, 2014.

With Sympathy

Karla Walther

Sympathies to Karla Walther, payroll office, on the death of her mother, Florine Betzen, on September 8, 2014.

Wes Iley

Sympathies to Baylor student, Thomas (Wes) Iley, on the death of his mother, Mrs. Crickett Iley on September 19, 2014.

Jessica McGrew

Sympathies to Baylor student, Jessica McGrew, on the death of her step-sister, Linda Bower, on September 10, 2014.

Velma Dwyer

Sympathies to the family of Velma Dwyer, retired Baylor staff member, who passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Forbes: The Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurs

Sept. 19, 2014
The undergraduate entrepreneurship program in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is profiled in this article about the nation’s top-ranked programs, as determined by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. Baylor’s program, one of the oldest and most respected in the nation, is ranked No. 3. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

KWKT-TV (Central Texas): Record Fall Enrollment for Baylor University

Sept. 18, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor’s fall enrollment includes record numbers for overall student population (16,263 students), freshmen (3,625 first-year students), student diversity and retention rates across the board. Baylor freshman Samantha Terranes is interviewed about how a diverse campus enriches the lives of all students. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers enrollment management and placed this story.)

The Impact of World War I on Waco to Be Explored in Lecture and Recorded Oral Histories on Sept. 25

WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) — “The Great War Comes to Waco,” a multi-media presentation and lecture about the impact of World War I on Waco citizens, will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Mayborn Museum Complex’s SBC Theatre, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, on the Baylor campus.

Award-winning Author Amy Tan Will Speak at Baylor’s Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities on Sept. 29

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) — <i>The New York Times</i>-bestselling author Amy Tan, author of <i>The Joy Luck Club</i>, will discuss her new book, <i>The Valley of Amazement</i>, and also the value of the humanities during the Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities at Baylor University on Monday, Sept. 29.

Baylor School of Music Presents Fall Lyceum Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – The Baylor School of Music will host the 38th annual Lyceum Series this fall, which offers the Baylor community an opportunity to participate in a program of mini-residencies by some of the nation’s leading musical authorities.

Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) Presents Fall Seminar Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – Baylor University’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) will welcome several guest speakers for its fall seminar series.

Sep. 25 11:30am - 1:00pmFall Staff Forum