American Heart Association Invites Local Landmarks to 'Go Red' Friday Night for National Wear Red Day

The American Heart Association has invited several national and local iconic landmarks to turn their facades red on Friday, Feb. 5, in support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day to elevate awareness of heart disease.

Medical Emergency Preparedness

Do you know the basics of what to do if a medical emergency occurs in your office area or building? Who to call, what information to provide, what to do?

Thank You for Helping People Here

Our thanks to those faculty and staff who have pledged their support to Baylor' MORE THAN ME United Way Campaign.

Staff Council Seeks Staff Input

Baylor Staff Council seeks input from staff members regarding important campus issues.

W. Basketball. Niya Johnson One of 10 Finalists for Lieberman Award

For the second straight season, Baylor point guard Niya Johnson is one of 10 players named as a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today.

W. Golf. Women’s Golf in 12th at Northrop Grumman

Baylor women’s golf is in 12th place after shooting 19-over-par 303 in Sunday’s opening round at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Tripped By No. 46 Washington, 4-3

The 15th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team suffered a 4-3 setback to No. 46 Washington Sunday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf Opens Spring at UTSA Oak Hills Invite

Baylor men’s golf opens its 2016 spring season at the 16th-annual UTSA Oak Hills Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole event will begin Monday on the par-71, 6,765-yard course at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas.

More BaylorProud artists & bands who have made names for themselves

Last summer, we compiled this list of 14 BaylorProud artists you should be listening to — singers and bands who have made names for themselves in recent years, and who, just like you, are Baylor Bears. Since then, you’ve brought to our attention eight more names that to check out. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with our updated Spotify playlist: Two former Uproar […]

Is Baylor the oldest university in Texas?

In the fall of 1844, when Texas was still its own country, the Texas Baptist Education Society petitioned the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university. And on Feb. 1, 1845, Baylor University was established in Independence, Texas. Today, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. That’s not to say Baylor is without […]

Baylor alum receives Texas Hospital Association’s highest honor

The ties between Baylor and the healthcare industry are almost too long to cover in a single blog post. Connections to Baylor College of Medicine and the Baylor Scott & White Health system provide excellent starting points for Baylor graduates, who benefit as students from multiple highly ranked programs that prepare them for careers in the field. […]

Undaunted by disability, Baylor Law valedictorian inspires all who know her

You may not know Allison Dickson, but many at the Baylor Law School do. In 2007, Allison graduated No. 1 in her class from Baylor Law, despite a daily battle with Werdnig-Hoffman disease, a type of spinal muscle atrophy. Allison’s parents learned their daughter had the disease when she was just 15 months old — […]


Bill & Danielle Raney

Congratulations to Bill Raney, Art Department, and Danielle Raney, Undergraduate Admissions, on the birth of their daughter, Willa Fay, on January 23, 2016.

Heather Gilliam

Congratulations to Heather Gilliam, Student Life Center, and spouse, Joshua, on the birth of their daughter, Madison Leanne Gilliam, on December 13, 2015.

Henry Howard

Congratulations to Henry Howard, Athletics, and spouse, Molly, on the birth of their son, Jett Nathaniel, on December 17, 2015.

Holly Oxhandler

Congratulations to Holly Oxhandler, School of Social Work, and spouse, Corry, on the birth of their son, Oliver Oxhandler, on January 12, 2016.

With Sympathy

Doug Fertsch

Sympathies to staff member Doug Fertsch, constituent engagement, on the death of his mother, Mrs. Iva Marie Fertsch, on February 5, 2016.

Juan Alejandro

Sympathies to staff member Juan Alejandro, Jr., governance, risk and compliance, on the death of of his mother, Mrs. Maria Alejandro, on February 3, 2016.

Sofia Perry

Sympathies to Baylor student Sofia Perry on the death of her father, Mr. Eric Perry on January 30, 2016.

Ken O'Connor, Sarah O'Connor

Sympathies to staff member Ken O’Connor, Environmental Health and Safety, and student, Sarah O’Connor, on the death of their wife and mother (respectively), Mrs. Mary O’Connor on February 1, 2016.

Patheos: 1680: Climates of Revolt

Feb. 8, 2016
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), writes that much of the modern history of Protestantism worldwide has its roots in the climate catastrophe of 1675-85, especially in how famine and plague affected farming and trade and often coincided with religious persecution, exiles and revolts. This is the second in a series of article.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Diane Stafford: Don't use this word in your resume

Feb. 8, 2016
This business column by the Kansas City Star’s Diane Stafford features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who advises job-seekers to avoid adding “multitasking” to their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

The Baptist Standard: A passion to preach

Feb. 7, 2016
René Maciel, M.S.Ed (Educational Psychology) ’91, president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, writes about the impact Baylor’s Truett Seminary had on him as it hosted black preaching conferences. “It is a different culture for me and a different style of worship, but we are the body of Christ, and God has used African-American preachers to teach me about the passion to preach,” he writes. He is a former assistant dean at Truett.

The CW, GA-BAMA: i5 web works Hires Jordan Dunnington as Social Media Manager

Feb. 3, 2016
Jordan Dunnington, B.A. (Journalism) ’13, was named social media manager for i5 web works in Dallas.

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

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.

Campus Diversity Committee Will Host Cultural Connection Celebration

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Campus Diversity Committee will host the 6th Annual Cultural Connection Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Meyer Conference Center of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (Foster 250).

Mosquito Expert on Zika Virus: ‘I Am Confident We Will See Transmission This Summer’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The World Health Organization (WHO) this week declared the Zika virus – a mosquito-borne illness – an international public health emergency.