Reminder from Parking Services

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus! If you are driving a new vehicle to campus this semester - or a current vehicle with NEW plates - remember to update your parking account!

Feeling Stressed or Overwhelmed?

Ever feel stressed or overwhelmed? Join us for the Stress Management Workshop and get tools to help.

Switching to the High Deductible Health Plan?

If you elected to enroll in the HDHP for 2017 and currently have a balance in your PPO healthcare Flexible Spending Account, you must spend the remaining dollars and have a ZERO balance as of December 31, 2016.

Need eyeglasses or contacts before the new year?

If you currently subscribe to Baylor's supplemental vision insurance, National Vision Administrators (NVA), you may wish to consider an appointment with your provider before the end of the year, especially if you need to exhaust your Flexible Spending Account balance.

W. Basketball. Davis, Jones Included on Wooden Award Midseason 25

Baylor women's basketball is the only Big 12 Conference program to have players recognized in the Wooden Award Midseason 25. The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced this week that senior forward Nina Davis and redshirt senior guard Alexis Jones are in consideration for the 41st John R. Wooden Award, which honors the most outstanding basketball player of the year.

W. Basketball. Baylor, Iowa State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 68-42 win over Iowa State on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

W. Basketball. No. 2 Baylor Dominant in Win Over Iowa State, 68-42

Nina Davis scored 17 points, Kalani Brown had 16 and second-ranked Baylor won its 16th consecutive game, beating Iowa State 68-42 Wednesday night in a surprisingly low-scoring contest.

W. Basketball. Baylor, Iowa State Postgame Notes

Postgame notes from Baylor's 68-42 win over Iowa State on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Lariat reporters to cover Inauguration live — thanks in part to D.C.-area alumni

Eight years ago, a team of Baylor journalism students covered the presidential inauguration live in Washington, D.C. This week, seven more Baylor students are enjoying the same experience — thanks in part to a group of D.C.-area alumni. The team of seven students includes five Lariat staff members (editor-in-chief Gavin Pugh, digital managing editor Didi Martinez, broadcast […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s really eye-opening to see … how we’ve kept the tradition alive for so long.”

“I’m from Waco, so I’ve been coming to basketball games since I was six months old. It’s really nice to transition from the fans to the student section. There’s a lot of energy.” [What do you know about the Immortal Ten?] “Our freshman year, they take you into Waco Hall and tell you about the […]

‘Blind Side’ director’s latest film, ‘The Founder,’ opens Friday

With hits like The Blind Side, The Alamo and The Rookie under his belt, John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82, has built a reputation as one of Hollywood’s top writers and directors. Friday, the two-time Baylor alum’s 10th feature film, The Founder, hits the big screen. Hancock’s latest tells the story of fast-food magnate Ray Kroc, […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I couldn’t walk for a week… [and] I only had one arm that I could use…”

“Like four years ago I injured my shoulder, and I injured my ankle… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited it out… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited […]

Congratulations

Renee & Andrew Meyer

Congratulations to faculty members Renee Umstaddt Meyer and Andrew Meyer, health, human performance and recreation, on the birth of their daughter Cora Marie on January 4, 2017.

Hannah King

Congratulations to staff member Hannah King, office of the registrar, and spouse Justin, faculty member in Religion and the Honors College, on the birth of their son, Grayson Skinner King, on December 6, 2016.

Amos Barker

Congratulations to Amos Barker, student financial aid, and spouse Alisha, on the birth of their daughter Juliana Alexa on November 21,2016.

Kimo Cummings

Congratulations to staff member Kimo Cummings, academic integrity, and spouse Joanna on the birth of their son, James Walker Cummings on November 2, 2016.

With Sympathy

Becky Cliett

Sympathies to Becky Cliett, Senior Payroll Coordinator in the Payroll Department, on the passing of her sister, Ms. Sharon Monday, on January 11, 2017.

Felicia Cruz

Sympathies to Felicia Cruz, Director of Legal International Services in General Counsel, on the passing of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Juanita Salazar, on January 12, 2017.

Janet Knox

Sympathies to the family and friends of Janet Knox, Coordinator for Telephone Services in the ITS - Telephone Services Department, who lost her battle with cancer on January 17, 2017.

Kelsey Dehnel

Sympathies to Baylor student, Kelsey Dehnel, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Sharon Dehnel, January 14, 2017.

Catholic News Agency: Four Books to Read during the Coming Year

Jan. 18, 2016
Reviewed and recommended is a new book — “Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History” — by Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

City Biz List: Former District Judge Chris Oldner Joins Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson

Jan. 17, 2017
Chris Oldner, B.A. (Political Science) '89, has joined the Dallas and Frisco offices of the family law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, one of the largest law firms in Texas that focuses solely on trials and appeals in family law. Oldner was a state district judge in the 416th District Court in Collin County for three full terms.

Daily Mail (United Kingdom): The secret to acing exams revealed: Psychologists find we recall information better if you tell someone else what you learned

Jan. 17, 2017
When you learn something new, sharing that information with someone else while it’s still fresh in the mind can help you remember it better and for a longer period, according to a study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Not only does the “replaying” method help improve memory of key information, but researchers found that it also can help people to remember peripheral details, which tend to be the first to fade.

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

Biblical Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Israeli Synagogue Will Be Topic of Lecture by Excavation Director Jan. 19

WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) — New discoveries of mosaics uncovered in an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region will be the topic of an upcoming slide-illustrated lecture by Jodi Magness, Ph.D., director of the excavations.

This Week at Baylor – Jan. 9-14, 2017

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host notable events, including a lecture on the origin of evil.

Baylor Mourns the Passing of Texas Baptist Leader, Dean Emeritus of Truett Seminary Paul W. Powell

WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.

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…