Financial Peace University Classes offered to Faculty & Staff

This Fall, Baylor University Human Resources is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) coordinated by Brian Davis and Brian Remson.

McLane Stadium Kickoff Weekend

Anticipation is building as Baylor University is less than two weeks away from celebrating the opening of the University’s spectacular new on-campus McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. After an exciting series of pre-game events and ceremonies beginning Thursday, Aug. 28, Coach Art Briles and defending Big 12 Champion Baylor will play the SMU Mustangs in the Bears’ inaugural game in McLane Stadium. Kickoff is at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.

Evacuation systems test Friday

The monthly test of the outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems will occur this Friday, July 11th between 1:00 and 1:15 PM; please note the time change for this month only. There will be several activations of the systems during this 15 minute period, each activation approximately 30 seconds long.

Revision to Baylor's Travel & Entertainment Policies & Procedures effective July 1

Baylor University's Travel & Entertainment Policies & Procedures have been revised to be effective July 1, 2014.

General News. Bear Foundation Reaches Membership Milestone

If you noticed on one of the first pages, No. 1 on the list of goals for the BBF for this year is to hit the 5,000 level for memberships. Considering we were at 4,639 through last year, that seemed a very reachable goal.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Opens Season Friday with Abilene Christian

BU will play three matches between Friday and Saturday at the Hampton Inn Waco North Baylor Invitational, beginning with Abilene Christian Friday at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

Cross Country. Cross Country Opens Season Hosting Bear Twilight Invitational

Baylor's cross country teams will open the 2014 season by hosting the annual Bear Twilight Invitational at the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex on Friday.

General News. Gameday Parking Impact on Campus

A reminder for all of our faculty, staff and students that this weekend's opening of McLane Stadium will require some modifications in the parking routines for all of us.

"Sailgaters" to begin new era for Baylor and the Brazos

Three years ago, we learned that McLane Stadium would be built on the banks of the Brazos River, and we wondered, “Could people really boat to the new stadium?” Now, of course, we know the answer. Come Sunday, the Brazos River will take on a decidedly green-and-gold tint as Baylor joins a small and notable […]

Things you should know before Sunday’s #McLaneKickoff

We like to think of Baylor Proud as “the Baylor family’s refrigerator door.” Toward that end, here are some things you need to know before Sunday’s big game: * Join us on social media for #McLaneKickoff. Baylor’s social media accounts will be out in full force to give fans who can’t make it to McLane Stadium a taste of the […]

Iconic Lone Star paintings on display at Baylor’s Martin Museum

Baylor’s roots in Texas run deep. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas (seeing that never gets old), Baylor University has been there for many of the iconic moments in the Lone Star State’s history. Thus it’s fitting that paintings of many of the most important moments in Texas history would find their way to […]

Advice for the Class of 2018, from recent Baylor graduates

There has never been a better time to be a Baylor Bear, and today we welcome the 3,500+ members of Baylor’s Class of 2018 who are experiencing their first day of college. Freshmen and transfers, take note: From the new life of McLane Stadium and the Foster Campus for Business & Innovation to the tradition and history evident in Burleson […]


Andrew Althoff

Andrew Althoff, Athletic Performance, and spouse, Christina, on the birth of their twins, Joel Andrew Althoff & Eli Simpao Althoff, June 26, 2014.

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis, Baylor Event Services, and spouse, Kristen, on the birth of their twins, Charles Martin Davis & Harrison Bradley Davis, August 07, 2014.

Joseph Stubenrauch

Joseph Stubenrauch, History , and spouse, Rene, on the birth of their daughter, Penelope Wren Stubenrauch, July 25, 2014.

Katelyn Hiatt

Katelyn Hiatt, Campus Living and Learning, and spouse, Daniel, on the birth of their son, Dirk L. Hiatt, July 10, 2014.

With Sympathy

Dennis Havranek

Sympathies to Dennis Havranek, Institutional Events, on the death of his father-in-law, Mr. Joseph Aguillar on August 19, 2014.

Polly Flippin

Sympathies to Polly Flippin, Spiritual life, on the death of her father-in-law, James G. Flippin, Sr. on August 8, 2014.

Roseanne Fuller, Hatt Fadal

Sympathies to Roseanne Fuller, Academic Services in the College of Arts & Sciences and Hatt Fadal, HSB Undergraduate Programs on the death of of their father and father-in-law (respectively), Walter Fadal, on August 8, 2014.

Tommye Lou Davis

Sympathies to Tommye Lou Davis, Vice President for Constituent Engagement, on the death of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Rosalie Davis on August 6, 2014.

Aberdeen (SD) News: Hey moms: Your neighbor’s religion could determine whether you work

Aug. 27, 2014
Religious influence in a community might affect whether or not a woman works, regardless of her own religious preferences, according to a Baylor University study by Aaron Franzen and Jenna Griebel. The researchers found that married women between the ages of 18 and 65 are more likely to work outside the home in communities that are predominantly mainline Protestant and black Protestant. Franzen is a former Baylor sociology researcher and Griebel is a research assistant in Baylor’s department of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the sociology department and placed this story.)

Inland360: Colfax native finalist in National Anthem singing contest

Aug. 27, 2014
Sophomore Lindsay Webber, a vocal performance major in Baylor’s School of Music, is a finalist in a national anthem singing contest where the winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship.

KCEN-TV: Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

Aug. 25, 2014
VIDEO: McLane Stadium parking lots will be used for donors only, leaving single game ticket holders to park in downtown Waco and walk to the stadium. Nick Joos, executive associate athletic director for external affairs, is interviewed and said the athletic department views the parking issue a “win-win” for Baylor, the city of Waco and downtown.

KWTX-TV: Live Interview Friday with Drayton McLane Jr. and President Ken Starr

Aug. 28, 2014
McLane Stadium Founder and Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane Jr. and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will join KWTX-TV Ch. 10 news anchors Julie Hays and Gordon Collier during a live broadcast Friday, Aug. 29, from McLane Stadium.

Baylor Expert: ‘Big Data’ Marketing Success Requires Culture Change, Correct Technology

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014) – The amount of data collected in today’s marketplace – about people, their habits, the products they purchase, how, when and where they purchase – is staggering.

Texas and Baylor History Portrayed by Baylor's First Art Professor On Display in Martin Museum of Art

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014)— As football fans flood into Baylor’s new $266 million McLane Stadium for its debut game this weekend — Baylor vs. opponent SMU — the two universities will be on the same team in a much smaller venue across the Brazos River.

Esteemed Religion Historian Thomas Kidd Assumes a Leadership Role within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion

Waco, Texas (Aug. 25, 2014) — Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., one of the nation’s most respected historians of religion, has accepted a post as associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

Expert: Three Tips to Develop Meaningful Church-School Relationships, Ministries

WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2014) – It’s less about money and more about mentoring. With students and teachers back in the classroom, it’s the time of year when many churches and congregations engage with local schools.

Aug. 28 3:30-5:00pmFall Faculty Meeting
Aug. 28 4:30-10:00pmTraditions Rally
Aug. 30 3:00-5:30pmMcArdle Roundtable Discussion and Reception
Aug. 31 6:30-9:30pmFootball vs. SMU
Sep. 1Labor Day - University Holiday
Aug. 31 - Sep. 15th Quarter
Sep. 2-5Oso Fit Assessments
Aug. 29 7:00pmCross Country vs. Bear Twilight Invitational
Aug. 29 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Abilene Christian
Aug. 29 8:00-11:00pmSoccer at Utah Valley
Aug. 30 10:00am - 12:00pmVolleyball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Aug. 30 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Portland
Aug. 31 6:30-9:30pmFootball vs. SMU
Sep. 1 2:00-5:00pmSoccer at BYU