Annual Health & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendars for the faculty and staff annual Health & Wellness Fair, to be held October 15th from 8:30 am - 1 pm in Cashion 510.

BU vs OSU: Live Active Challenge

Join your Baylor colleages and participate in the Live Active Challenge! Beat the Cowboys!

Fall Professional Development Available

Baylor University is one of The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For, thanks to all of our employees, and one of the reasons is that we learn with each other through professional development offerings. Take advantage of these opportunities and check out the courses for the fall semester!

Emergency Notification Test Friday, 9/5/2014

Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification systems, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. All contacts will receive the test email and text messages, but only a select group of contacts will receive the test voicemail message.

M. Tennis. Lenz Qualifies For Napa Valley Challenger Main Draw

With his third victory in three days, Baylor men's tennis junior Julian Lenz earned a spot in the singles main draw at the Napa Valley 50k Challenger on Monday.

W. Tennis. Burgic Tallies Upset Victory at Red Rock Open

Baylor women's tennis senior Ema Burgic came from behind to take a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over American Hayley Carter in the second round of qualifying singles at the Red Rock Open on Monday.

Football. No. 7 Football Opens Big 12 Play at Iowa State

No. 7 Baylor football opens Big 12 play by traveling to Ames, Iowa, to face Iowa State at 7:20 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 27. The game will be broadcast on FOX.

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. Iowa State

Baylor football head coach Art Briles met with the media Monday afternoon to discuss the Bears' Saturday night game at Iowa State.

Family Weekend 2014 blends old and new traditions

The Baylor family was especially large this weekend, as thousands of parents, siblings and relatives experienced campus life firsthand at Family Weekend 2014. Since the first gathering more than 50 years ago, Family Weekend (which has been known as Parents Weekend and other names previously) has allowed Baylor families to put faces to the names […]

Baylor study brings national attention to potential for cell phone addiction

No matter where you go, you’re likely to find someone engrossed in his or her cellphone while going about the day’s business (and quite a few of us are guilty of that ourselves). The omnipresence of the cellphone is particularly acute among college students, no doubt prompting a few parents to exclaim to their children, […]

Freshman WR quickly recognized among nation’s best

To say nobody saw KD Cannon coming wouldn’t be accurate. After all, the freshman receiver was one of the top 50 recruits in the country last year, when he chose Baylor over schools like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. But this — well, this is almost too good to be true. With Baylor’s non-conference schedule complete, […]

International studies major celebrates sixth decade at Baylor

Dwight Eisenhower was president and the Korean War was drawing to a close in 1953 when a type-written press release announced a new major at Baylor. “Foreign Service,” as it was known in the beginning, would become the International Studies major of today, a course of study that is truly educating students for worldwide leadership […]


Blake H. Thomas

Congratulations to Blake H. Thomas, academic affairs/research, and spouse, Alexis, on the birth of their son, Charles Clay Thomas, August 8, 2014.

Rachel Erwin

Rachel Erwin, constituent engagement, and spouse, Andrew, on the birth of their son, Hayes Taylor Erwin, August 22, 2014.

Ryan Blagg

Ryan Blagg, athletics, and spouse, Lindsay, on the birth of their son, Cooper Marshall Blagg, August 6, 2014.

Ryan Surratt

Ryan Surratt, school of social work, and spouse, Mandy, on the birth of their son, Christian Avery Sterling Surratt, August 14, 2014.

With Sympathy

Karla Walther

Sympathies to Karla Walther, payroll office, on the death of her mother, Florine Betzen, on September 8, 2014.

Wes Iley

Sympathies to Baylor student, Thomas (Wes) Iley, on the death of his mother, Mrs. Crickett Iley on September 19, 2014.

Jessica McGrew

Sympathies to Baylor student, Jessica McGrew, on the death of her step-sister, Linda Bower, on September 10, 2014.

Velma Dwyer

Sympathies to the family of Velma Dwyer, retired Baylor staff member, who passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014. Baylor University Theatre Utilizes 3D Printing for Costume Design in Latest Production of “Into the Woods”

Sept. 19, 2014
Baylor’s department of theater arts has incorporated 3D printing technology for the first time into the costume design of a main character in its upcoming production of “Into The Woods.” Quoted in the article is Joe Kucharski, MFA, assistant professor of theater arts in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who talks about “how 3D printing is set to make a huge impact on how costume, scenic and prop designers approach the design and build process in theatre and film.” Kucharski said the department’s goal is to work 3D printing into the theater curriculum and “equip students with the necessary skills to design and print original 3D objects for use in professional stage shows and film production.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director for Baylor Media Communications, covers events, faculty and research in theater arts.)

Associated Baptist Press: Study: Youth experiment less with alcohol, drugs when plugged into church

Sept. 22, 2014
Young people are less likely to try alcohol and drugs if they attend religious services regularly and self-identify as religious, according to a Baylor study published in Alcohol Treatment Quarterly. Research finding suggest that young people who connect to a “higher power” may feel a greater sense of purpose and are less likely to be bothered by feelings of not fitting in, said Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR’s research and faculty and placed this story.)

KQED Radio (San Francisco): Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

NPR’s Morning Edition, Sept. 19, 2014
San Francisco’s KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to NPR station in the U.S., is one of the hundreds of stations that aired the StoryCorps/Morning Edition segment on Friday featuring Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Recorded on the Baylor campus, Baker was interviewed by her husband, Erich Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in bioinformatics in the School of Engineering Computer Science, about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives. The segment will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with the Bakers and StoryCorps producers. She covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)

Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion Welcomes Bush Institute’s Director of Historical Scholarship Brendan Miniter

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2014) – The American people have united to face many crises in the history of the country, especially in the days following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. In a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, Brendan Miniter will speak on leadership, purpose and national unity in times of crisis.

Medical Humanities Students Bring Visual and Healing Arts to Life with Quilt

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2014) – This past spring, a class of Baylor medical humanities students sowed into a service project that was anything but patchwork.

The Impact of World War I on Waco to Be Explored in Lecture and Recorded Oral Histories on Sept. 25

WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) — “The Great War Comes to Waco,” a multi-media presentation and lecture about the impact of World War I on Waco citizens, will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Mayborn Museum Complex’s SBC Theatre, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, on the Baylor campus.

Award-winning Author Amy Tan Will Speak at Baylor’s Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities on Sept. 29

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) — <i>The New York Times</i>-bestselling author Amy Tan, author of <i>The Joy Luck Club</i>, will discuss her new book, <i>The Valley of Amazement</i>, and also the value of the humanities during the Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities at Baylor University on Monday, Sept. 29.

Sep. 25 11:30am - 1:00pmFall Staff Forum
Oct. 15 8:30am - 1:00pmAnnual Health & Wellness Fair: 8:30am - 1pm