Today is a special day at Baylor University. After spending their summer months pursuing a wide range of activities -- from new students preparing for their journey to Baylor to upper-division and graduate students taking summer classes, serving on mission trips abroad and pursuing internships across the country -- this morning our students began their first day of classes for the fall 2017 semester.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2017) – The film “Blur Circle,” a collaborative effort between two Baylor University professors, won the Audience Award for Best Feature Drama at the 2017 Woods Hole Film Festival.
Welcome BU21! We cannot be more excited to add 3,300 incoming freshmen, as well as our transfer, graduate and professional students, to the Baylor Family. The start of a new academic year is always a time of excitement and renewal. I wish you all the best this fall and hope to see you around campus – please stop me and say hello.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work (GSSW) a $235,000 grant to expand programming aimed at addressing the mental health and wellness needs of students in the Waco Independent School District. The grant will be used to address the needs of students placed in disciplinary alternative education programs.
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.
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.
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Russia (3-0) handed Baylor women’s basketball guard Kristy Wallace and the Emerging Opals (2-1) their first loss in Group D action at the 2017 World University Games late Tuesday night inside Gymnasium Heping Elementary School.
Stopping short of making a prediction, Baylor football coach Matt Rhule told a packed house for Tuesday’s Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Kickoff Luncheon that “we’ve got a really, really strong group of young people that want to go play.”
In 1836, 41 delegates gathered at Washington-on-the-Brazos to formally sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. In 1845, Republic of Texas President Anson Jones signed the charter for Baylor University in Independence, Texas. And in 1875, the state of Texas created its first independent school district: Brenham ISD. Nearly a century and a half later, the superintendent […]
“My grandma passed away almost five years ago, and I was very close to her. When someone would have a birthday, we would all sing ‘Happy Birthday,’ and at the end she would sing this sort of prayer. The last time that she sang that song was to my mom. [The tattoo is] the sound […]
With the start of the new school year Monday also came the debut of a newly renovated Martin Hall, which had been closed for the past year as the Baylor residence hall received some serious upgrades. Among them: updated rooms with new furniture, lighting and fixtures; additional space for studying and socializing; a new apartment […]
Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,400 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by more than 2,800 […]
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.
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.
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.
Aug. 21, 2017 The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Baylor University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Baylor was one of 149 winners. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Hankamer School of Business and faculty adviser, said that leaders of the Baylor group have worked hard to build “a strong student organization that brings value to its members, fosters community and welcomes upperclassmen and underclassmen to come explore the HR field.”
Aug. 21, 2017 Survivors of some of the last half-century’s worst atrocities now have their stories and firsthand experiences preserved for future generations through a special Baylor Institute for Oral History (IOH) project, the Survivors of Genocide project, commissioned and funded by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. “When we hear about genocide, we see numbers, often graphic numbers, and hear reports of atrocities,” said Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., B.B.A. ’90, M.A. ’98, Baylor IOH director and assistant professor of history. “What can be lost is the human experience. What is it like for an individual to encounter this and continue to live a life? What oral histories and this project bring is that human experience—someone touched as closely as you can be by an event, relating it to you to help us understand.”
Aug. 18, 2017 Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of Program on Historical Studies of Religion in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this article about how the KKK, following the end of the Civil War, transformed into a paramilitary group bent on fighting Reconstruction and the advancement of African-American, Jews and Catholics.
Aug. 15, 2017 Temple Houston, son of Sam Houston, was one of 10 ten students to graduate from Baylor University in 1878. After Baylor, he became the youngest practicing attorney in Texas at age 21 and the youngest state senator in Texas history at age 24. This blog post details his controversial personal life and numerous accomplishments, including winning a shooting contest against Billy the Kid.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2017) - As the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech approaches, Robert Darden, professor of journalism and founder and director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP), says King’s speech was fertile ground for creative expression by black gospel artists recording in the years after 1963.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts, lectures and events, including a performance by Christian songwriter Kari Jobe, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Baylor VETS lounge and a talk with artist John McClanahan about his latest exhibit in the Martin Museum of Art.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Of the more than 60 universities with a Campus Kitchen, Baylor University was one of only two schools asked to lead a workshop at the 2017 Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) Boot Camp last week in Washington, D.C.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.
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.
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.…
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…