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.

Another opportunity to share your campus perspectives

Baylor University continues to cooperate with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in their Title IX investigation on our campus. For the last several months, we have been working collaboratively with OCR to provide timely and responsive information about our policies, procedures, and practices. Last month, OCR began the process of visiting our campus to hear from interested students, faculty and staff regarding their experiences and perspective regarding Baylor's efforts to prevent and address sex- and gender-based harassment and violence. OCR will be on campus again next week to continue this stage of the process. We encourage interested community members to take advantage of this opportunity.

Track & Field. London Earns Spot in IAAF World Championships

Beating his previous best by more than half a second, Baylor quarter-miler Wil London finished third in Saturday's 400-meter finals at the USATF Outdoor Championships and earned a spot in the IAAF World Championships later this summer in London.

General News. Baylor Bears Fruit From 3rd Mission Trip to Brazil

For the previous four years, whenever he was asked about going on the Baylor Sports Ministry trips to Africa or Brazil, Taylor Young's standard response was, "Nah, that's just not me."

M. Golf. Perrine and Dossey Named GCAA All-Americans

Baylor men’s golfers Matthew Perrine and Cooper Dossey are on the 2017 Division I PING All-America Teams, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. Perrine is on the GCAA All-America Third Team and Dossey is an honorable mention All-America selection.

Football. Changing The Narrative

​Rachel Baribeau reached out to Coach Matt Rhule to share her "Changing the Narrative" message with the Baylor football team Tuesday afternoon.

Ben Franklin’s faith the subject of Baylor prof’s new book

Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book begins with a question: At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, why did Benjamin Franklin, of all people, suggest they begin the proceedings with prayer? The answer to that question turns out to be much more complex than you might think. With that moment as a starting point, Dr. Kidd unpacks Franklin’s complicated […]

This flash mob Baylor proposal is going viral

You probably hear this a lot — but this might be the best video you see all day. Recent Baylor graduate Samuel Azide, BBA ’17, proposed to his girlfriend Anitria Flores, BA ‘15, last month in one of the most exciting ways possible: a flash mob. While celebrating his graduation dinner at Waco restaurant 1424, […]

The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq is a Baylor Bear

When Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, assumed the role of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq last September, he added another link into a 33-year chain of service with the U.S. Department of State that began shortly after he graduated from Baylor. For more than three decades, Silliman has worked in places like Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia and […]

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2021

Every summer, we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. The incoming Bears in this sneak peek include students who reached milestones and earned honors that resonated in their hometowns, across the state and across the country. Here’s an early look at the class of […]

Congratulations

Erin Shoemake

Congratulations to staff member Erin Shoemake, office of the executive vice president and provost for academic affairs, and husband Joel, on welcoming daughter Naomi to their family, born March 23, 2017.

Stephen Sims

Congratulations to faculty member Stephen Sims, political science, and wife Lillian, on the birth of their daughter Dominica on April 1, 2017.

Tao Zhu

Congratulations to faculty member Tao Zhu, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research(CASPER)and spouse Shufan, on the birth of their daughter, Yingying, on April 18, 2017

Shawn Bell

Congratulations to staff member Shawn Bell, athletics, and spouse Hali, on the birth of their daughter, Saydi Lindsay Faye Bell, on February 21, 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 Review: Managing Millennials is a Lot like Managing Humans

March 9, 2017
Many businesses draw conclusions about millennials in the workplace that are actually more applicable to all of their employees, regardless of what year they were born. This article published in the Hankamer School of Business’ Baylor Business Review offers three tips for managers sorting through generational analyses: apply more scrutiny, zero in on the important data, and look more broadly at interrelated drivers of workforce change.

Baylor Magazine: Hunger at Baylor?

June 22, 2017
Article about research by Nathan Alleman, Ph.D., associate professor of educational leadership in Baylor’s School of Education, and doctoral student Cara Cliburn Allen that looks at hunger on college campuses, including Baylor. To help address the issue, Alleman and Cliburn Allen developed a working group, including faculty, staff and administrators, that helped facilitate free food events for students. This fall, Allen will co-teach a two-course sequence, “Campus Hunger: Students, Systems and Solutions,” along with professors from social work, Honors College, economics, Truett Seminary and family and consumer sciences, part of the new Baylor Social Innovation Collaborative (BAY-SIC) program.

Business Standard: Phone snubbed people at high risk of stress, depression: study

June 19, 2017
Researchers from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business have found that people who are phone snubbed - or "phubbed" - by others face higher levels of stress and depression, and turn to smartphones and social media to find acceptance. The study by lead author Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, and James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, is published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.

Inc. Southeast Asia: Research: Entrepreneurs Are Happier and Healthier Than Employees

June 23, 2017
This article cites a 2012 study by Baylor sociologists Charles Tolbert, Ph.D., and Carson Mencken, Ph.D., who found that places with high concentrations of micro-businesses — companies with fewer than five employees — have healthier residents. Researchers also found that in communities in which many businesses are locally owned, owners are more invested in improving communities by funding local hospitals, health education and recreational facilities.

Expanding the Baylor Family through Adoption

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Faculty and staff benefits at Baylor allow biological and adoptive parents the resources and time they need as they expand their families.

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emmanuel Nine’ by White Supremacist Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina

WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.

Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-being — and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel

WACO, Texas (June 20, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.

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…

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