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Responding in Prayer

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.

Summer dining, fun, fitness

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.

New Faculties-in-Residence announced

Dr. Candi K. Cann and Dr. Clay Butler will serve as Faculties-in-Residence at North Village Texana House and Martin Hall respectively beginning in the fall.

Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

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.

W. Soccer. Soccer Shifts Schedule to Avoid Tropical Storm

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer’s match with the Rice Owls (1-1-0) in Houston has been bumped up to Thursday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. at Holloway Field in Houston.

W. Basketball. Australia Closes Group D Play

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.

Football. Rhule Addresses Packed House for Kickoff Luncheon

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.”

W. Equestrian. Equestrian Announces 2017-18 Schedule

WACO, Texas – Baylor equestrian released its 11-meet schedule for the 2017-18 season, announced Monday by first-year head coach Casie Maxwell.

This Baylor alum is superintendent for the oldest school district in Texas

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 […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s a reminder that she’s always with me.”

“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 […]

New school year debuts newly renovated Martin Hall

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 […]

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2021

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 […]

Congratulations

Amira Alvarado

Congratulations to Amira Alvarado, Undergraduate Admissions in California, and spouse Noel, on the birth of their son, Sebastian Amir Alvarado on April 1. 2017.

Ben Johansen

Congratulations to staff member Ben Johansen, University Libraries, and spouse Heather, on the birth of their son Beau Solomon Johansen, on August 17, 2016.

Christopher Pieper

Congratulations to faculty member Christopher Pieper, sociology, and spouse Stephanie, on the birth of their daughter Audrey Monroe Pieper on June 21, 2017.

Matthea Williams

Congratulations to faculty member Matthea Williams, health, human performance and recreation, and spouse Rafael, on the birth of their son, Israel James Williams on July 8, 2017.

With Sympathy

Brayden Dyson

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.

Lee Lowe

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.

Melinda Oliver

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.

Baylor Business: Baylor University Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

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.”

Baylor Magazine: Survivors Share Stories, Lessons in New Institute for Oral History Project

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.”

ChurchMilitant.com: The Anti-Catholic History of the KKK

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.

Hometown by Handlebar: Temple Houston: Standing in the Shadow of Sam

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.

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Inspired Response from Black Gospel Artists

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.

This Week at Baylor: Aug. 20-26, 2017

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.

Baylor Campus Kitchen Volunteer Speaks at D.C. Conference

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.

Baylor Freshmen Welcomed to Campus with a Hymn Written for Them

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.

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…

Aug. 24 6:00-9:00pmSoccer at Rice
Aug. 25 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Florida State
Aug. 26 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Illinois State
Aug. 27 2:00-4:00pmVolleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara
Aug. 27 5:00-8:00pmSoccer at Houston Baptist
Aug. 31 8:00-10:00pmVolleyball at Washington State
Sep. 1 5:00-7:00pmVolleyball at Quinnipiac