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. WBB Signees Earn McDonald’s All-American Accolades

Two Baylor women’s basketball signees, Alexis Morris and Didi Richards, have been named McDonald’s All-Americans and will play for the West in the 16th-annual McDonald’s All-American Game.

M. Tennis. MT To Play For Singles, Doubles Titles At Sherwood

Baylor men's tennis continued its winning ways Sunday at the Sherwood Country Club to get two singles players and a doubles tandem into the Sherwood Collegiate Cup’s finals.

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Wraps National Collegiate Tennis Classic Play

Baylor women’s tennis concluded National Collegiate Tennis Classic play on Sunday. The Lady Bears finished opening weekend with a 5-3 record in singles and an 0-1 mark in doubles, including two wins over nationally ranked opponents.

W. Basketball. No. 2/2 WBB Routs Kansas, 92-43

Kalani Brown scored 16 points, Nina Davis added 15 and No. 2 Baylor throttled Kansas 92-43 on Sunday. The Lady Bears (17-2, 6-0 Big 12) ran out to a 10-0 lead in the first four minutes and were up by 23 at halftime.

#BearsOfBaylor — “We actually got engaged over break…”

Him: “We actually got engaged over break, just after New Year’s! We met here last year… We’ve been dating for almost a year now.” Her: “Which a lot of people say is very quick, but we’re pretty mature for our age. … I think a part of us was like, why can’t we just start living […]

Baylor named a ‘Best College Value’ again — this time, by Kiplinger’s

Hearing this sort of thing from outside sources never gets old: Once again, Baylor has been named a “Best College Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, coming in at No. 64 among private universities. Kiplinger’s 2017 list is based on factors such as admission rate, student-faculty ratio, graduation rate, financial aid, and of course sticker price. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “My mom was a Theta here, so I had a legacy…”

“I went to Colorado [over Christmas break] and visited a friend for a few days. One day we went snowmobiling. Since I’m from Texas, I’d never seen real snow before, so I got to see a lot of real snow; that was really fun. I came back early for Panhellenic recruitment. … I’m in Kappa […]

Baylor grad authors Amazon’s top history book for 2016

One of America’s top authors of popular history is a Baylor graduate. Candice Millard, MA ’92, has written three bestselling books about little-known (but meaningful) moments in the lives of American presidents and world leaders — including a title Amazon named its best history book of 2016. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a […]

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

Dr. Scott Koziol

Sympathies to Dr. Scott Koziol, Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, on the passing of his father, Mr. Mike Koziol, on January 10th, 2017.

Dr. David Jeffrey

Sympathies to Dr. David Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities in the Honors Program and Senior Fellow in the Baylor Institute for Studies in Religion, on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Florence Jeffrey, January 8, 2017.

Nan Ketcham

Sympathies to Nan Ketcham, Clinical Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director in the Louise Herrington School of Nursing , on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Sammie Baker, on January 8, 2017.

Susan Anz

Sympathies to Susan Anz, Interim Associate Vice President for Financial Services & Treasurer in the Controller’s Office, on the passing of her brother, Mr. Craig Dunham, on January 8, 2017.

American Towns (Dallas): PNC Bank Appoints DFW Metroplex Leadership Team

Jan. 12, 2017
Randy Wilhoit, M.B.A. (Business Administration) ’82, B.B.A. (Management) ’80, has been named regional president of PNC Bank in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Easy Health Options: Weight loss with friends: Through thick and thin?

Jan. 12, 2017
This article centers on a study by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The research found that people who want to lose weight are more likely to feel more comfortable with people whose body mass is similar, but spending time with them may undercut success at weight loss. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally in 2016. She covers sociology faculty and research.)

Kiplinger's: 5 Keys to Your Social Security Benefits Strategy

Jan. 1, 2017
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about five factors that retirees should consider as they determine when it's best for them to start claiming benefits.

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.

Consumer Behavior Expert Shares Four Savings Goals, Financial Tips for the New Year

WACO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2016) – With 2016 nearly in the rearview mirror, Americans are making resolutions for the New Year. A Baylor University consumer behavior expert suggests that Americans resolve to get in good financial shape in the coming year.

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…