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Apply Now for Texas Hurricane Relief Mission Trips over Fall Break, Spring Break

Starting this fall break and again during spring break, Baylor Missions will be sending teams of Baylor students, faculty and staff to work on various relief projects in south Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions teams will be partnering with various community groups and relief efforts, who are already mobilizing, identifying needs and sharing hope as they help communities rebuild their lives. For more information or to apply, go to: www.baylor.edu/missions/txrelief.

Response to Harvey Update

Our hearts ache for those impacted by the unprecedented devastation from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast and in Houston and southeast Texas. Many among our Baylor Family -- alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff -- have been personally affected by this catastrophic storm. While in Waco, we have been spared any storm damage, we are ever mindful of the needs of those in the storm's path.

Responding in Prayer

In these days, as we begin another school year and especially do so as our nation is struggling with a darkness upon us, we are called again to be faithful and “light the ways” of our time. Dr. Livingstone is challenging us to respond prayerfully this Friday. As individuals, as small groups, and as a gathered faith community, we are invited to pray.

Summer dining, fun, fitness

Things may be different on campus during the summer, but that doesn't mean you don't have access to fun and fitness as you attend summer classes. Here you will find summer hours of operation for dining, the McLane Student Life Center, the Pullin Family Marina, and the Game Room at the Bill & Vera Daniel Student Union Building.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Downs Texas Tech in Big 12 Opener

Baylor volleyball (11-3, 1-0 Big 12) surged to a four-set win over Texas Tech in the team’s Big 12 opener Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16.

M. Tennis. Johannes Schretter Set for Oracle ITA Masters

Baylor men’s tennis junior Johannes Schretter will compete in the singles main draw of the 2017 Oracle ITA Masters, starting Thursday at the Malibu Racquet Club and Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

Track & Field. Baylor To Host 2018 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship

Baylor will serve as host of the 2018 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship from May 11-13, announced by the conference office Wednesday.

Football. Return of Arnold, Sells, Williams Will Help Bears

Watching helplessly from the sidelines, Terence Williams, Grayland Arnold and Taion Sells couldn't do anything to change Baylor's frustrating 0-3 start with losses to Liberty, UTSA and Duke.

#BearsOfBaylor — “So many have connections down in Houston.”

“We are here with Alpha Phi Omega, which is a co-ed service fraternity, and we run the blood drive twice a year. This semester is really special, because all the donations are going towards the victims in Houston. I’m hoping the purpose of this will touch the hearts of a lot more people, and hopefully […]

One month to Homecoming 2017!

The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2017! If you haven’t already, it’s time to make your plans for Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 19-21 and schedule your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-West Virginia football […]

Happy 130th Birthday, Old Main!

For 130 years now, the spires of Old Main towering above campus have been a signature image of Baylor University. In fact, it was 130 years ago this week — Sept. 19, 1887 — that Old Main opened and held classes for the first time. The building — originally known simply as “Main Building” — was […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m very passionate about joining the military.”

“I’m very passionate about joining the military. My dad was in the Air Force, and I’ve seen all of the benefits that he’s been able to have and how he’s passed them along to us. “I moved around a lot, and I got to meet a lot of different people. I’m a very social person, […]

Congratulations

Jorge Carmona Reyes

Congratulations to staff member Jorge Carmona Reyes, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research, and spouse Amparo, on the birth of their daughter, Itzayana, on September 8, 2017.

Michael Whitenton

Congratulations to faculty member Michael Whitenton, religion, and spouse Rachel, on the birth of their son, Reece Wilson Whitenton, on September 6, 2017.

Marilyn Pierce

Congratulations to staff member Marilyn Pierce, chemistry and biochemistry, and spouse Andre, on the birth of their son, Zyre Stone Pierce on August 25, 2017

Wilson Law

Congratulations to faculty member Wilson Law, economics, and spouse Michelle, on the birth of their daughter Anna Everiene Law on July 10, 2017.

With Sympathy

Brayden Dyson

Sympathies to Baylor student, Brayden Dyson, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Kristen Dyson, on April 7, 2017.

Ray and Vicki Nazzario

Sympathies to Ray Nazzario, Senior Analyst Programmer in the ITS/Technology/Libraries and Mrs. Vicki Nazzario, part-time Student Athlete Support Academic Support Services in the Student Athlete Support Services Department, on the passing of their father and father-in-law, Mr. Raymond Nazzario, on April 13, 2017.

Lee Lowe

Sympathies to Lee Lowe, BSB Animal Facility Supervisor, on the passing of her father Bill (William James) Harlan, a Baylor retiree, on April 7, 2017.

Melinda Oliver

Sympathies to Melinda Oliver, Assistant Director of Scholarships in the Student Financial Aid Department, on the passing of her father, Mr. James Hallum, Jr., on April 8, 2017.

Cantech Letter (Canada): New study says you can find anything online, except for God

Sept. 18, 2017
New research by Baylor University scholars finds that most Americans don’t use the Internet to find or share religious or spiritual content, and most don’t see technology and the internet as threats to their faith. The finding is part of the latest wave of the Baylor Religion Survey, which polled 1,501 adults nationwide. Quoted is Baylor sociologist Paul McClure, co-author of the report on the internet and faith.

Christianity Today: Religious Life on the High Seas

Sept. 19, 2017
Lynneth Miller, doctoral candidate of history, did a Q&A with author Stephen Berry about the religious lives of seafarers and the maritime history of Christianity.

FinancialBuzz.com: Huntington Bancshares Names Jana Litsey as New General Counsel

Sept. 8, 2017
Jana Litsey, J.D. ’86, has been named general counsel of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. She will join Huntington from Bank of America, where she served in multiple leadership roles for more than 20 years. In her new role, Litsey will be only the third general counsel at Huntington.

PJ Media: Three in Ten Secularists Fear Conservative Christians Are a Threat to Their Physical Safety

Sept. 17, 2017
Article about the latest findings from the Baylor Religion Survey, including data that found that three in 10 non-religious people fear conservative Christians as a threat to their physical safety, while Evangelicals viewed Muslims and atheists as such a threat. Even without the threat of physical danger, the survey found that Americans often saw members of other religions as hostile or inferior to themselves.

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not that of Hispanics and African-Americans

WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) — Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will Host Author Paul Marshall on Sept. 19

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the Baylor University holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), on Tuesday.

Baylor University Receives Department of Education Grant for TRIO McNair Program

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) – Baylor University has been awarded an annual grant of $232,265 for five years to implement the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.

This Week At Baylor-Sept. 17-23, 2017

WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2017) – This week at Baylor will be filled with multiple opportunities to hear phenomenal speakers and see profound films.

Acts of Love

Truett graduate Jeremy Courtney (MDiv ’04) was recently named Baylor University’s Young Alumnus of the year. Courtney cofounded Preemptive Love Coalition, a global coalition of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world’s most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts of love.

Baylor and Xavier University of Louisiana

Baylor signed its first ever exchange program with an HBCU on Thursday, October 20th.

Engineers in the Field

Supported by a Missions Research grant from Baylor Missions, students and faculty from the organization Engineers with a Mission travelled to Laredo, Texas in July 2016 to drill a water well. Despite being only 15 miles outside of Laredo, the people that live in the Las Lomas colonia do not have running water in their homes.…

Remembering our Hope

In the midst of the challenges we are facing at Baylor, it is important for us to remember “the hope to which we have been called” (Eph. 1:18).  In a reflection this past summer for Baylor Magazine (www.baylor.edu/alumni/magazine/1403/index.php?id=934251), I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and…