Switching to the High Deductible Health Plan?

If you elected to enroll in the HDHP for 2017 and currently have a balance in your PPO healthcare Flexible Spending Account, you must spend the remaining dollars and have a ZERO balance as of December 31, 2016. <b>Read More</b>

Need eyeglasses or contacts before the new year?

If you currently subscribe to Baylor's supplemental vision insurance, National Vision Administrators (NVA), you may wish to consider an appointment with your provider before the end of the year, especially if you need to exhaust your Flexible Spending Account balance.

Payroll Year-End Reminders

If your income tax filing status, number of exemption allowances or exempt status has changed, complete a new form W-4 and submit it to the Payroll Office.

Registration Reminder for Faculty and Staff Conversations with Regents

A reminder to encourage faculty and staff to register for one of the conversations the Faculty Senate and Staff Council are hosting with President Garland and Baylor Regents.

W. Basketball. No. 3/4 Baylor Hosts Texas State Tuesday

After handing No. 22/25 Tennessee its worst defeat in Thompson-Boling Arena, the No. 3/4 Baylor Lady Bears return to the Ferrell Center for a matchup against Texas State on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT).

M. Basketball. Lecomte Named Big 12 MBB Co-Player of the Week

Baylor junior guard Manu Lecomte has been voted Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball co-Player of the Week for the first time, the league office announced Monday.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Closes Breakthrough Season in Los Angeles

Baylor volleyball’s improbable 2016 season came to an end Saturday night as the Bears dropped a straight-set match (25-21, 25-20, 25-20) to eighth-ranked UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Football. Baylor Cactus Bowl Announcement Quotes

Head Coach Jim Grobe and select players met with the media Sunday afternoon.

Why I’m looking forward to Baylor’s bowl game

Sunday, we learned that Baylor football will face Boise State in the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl in Phoenix (Dec. 27, 9:15 p.m. CT, ESPN). Over the last couple of weeks, some questioned whether or not Baylor should accept this bowl bid, wondering aloud if we might be better off just moving our focus on to other […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s a very impressive accomplishment… He’s our only son, so I had to see it.”

Him: “I’m a biology major and then a great texts minor, so I’m kind of all over the place… I got inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, so I’m here for the induction ceremony. My mother came down from Wichita to be a part of it.” Her: “It’s a very big deal — a classics honors […]

Happy 65th Anniversary, Armstrong Browning Library!

The first indication a visitor receives that Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library is a special place is the entrance. Bronze doors, each weighing nearly a ton, open slowly as they dramatically reveal what’s inside — and what’s inside is not only one of the most beautiful facilities on the Baylor campus, but one of the most […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Having a dog’s a lot of fun, ’cause they’re so loyal and loving…”

“I grew up with dogs all my life, so it was really hard starting at Baylor and not having any contact with dogs at all. And then later on, a girl in my class told me that a friend of hers was fostering a dog, but she couldn’t bring him home for Christmas, and she […]


Kimo Cummings

Congratulations to staff member Kimo Cummings, academic integrity, and spouse Joanna on the birth of their son, James Walker Cummings on November 2, 2016.

Julia Daniel

Congratulations to faculty member Julia Daniel, English department, and spouse John, on the birth of their daughter Joy on September 16, 2016.

Monique Marsh-Bell

Congratulations to staff member Monique Marsh-Bell, counseling services, and spouse Brandon, on the birth of their son Braylon Jay on October 5, 2016.

Tao Mei

Congratulations to faculty member Tao Mei, mathematics, and spouse Yan, on the birth of their daughter Eleanor on October 28, 2016.

With Sympathy

Bethany McCraw

Sympathies to Bethany McCraw, Associate Dean in the Student Conduct Administration Department, on the passing of her father, Mr. Olan McCraw, Jr., on November 15, 2016.

Chris Terry

Sympathies to Mrs. Chris Terry, Assistant Director of Nurses in the Health Services Department, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Betty Jean Godfrey, on November 6, 2016.

Kim Cowart

Sympathies to Kim Cowart, Senior Systems Analyst in the Information Systems & Services Department, on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Colleen Cowart, on November 15, 2016.

Pam Weatherman

Sympathies to Pam Weatherman, Graduate Program Coordinator in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Sandy Harborth, on October 30, 2016.

Dallas Morning News: Is Trump considering current or former CEOs of Exxon Mobil for secretary of state?

Dec. 2, 2016
Stephen Gardner, Ph.D., The Herman Brown Endowed Chair in Economics and director of the McBride Center for International Business at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the possibility of a current or former Exxon Mobil CEO serving as Secretary of State.

FirstBook.org: How One College Student is Making an Impact in Her Community

Dec. 1, 2016
Article about Janessa Blythe, junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor, who is launching Waco Up & Read, a program that provides books for kids from low-income communities. Janessa’s book drive has provided each child at Restoration Haven, a Waco community support organization, with eight books to call their own. She is working to provide more books through a pilot program and establish Waco Up & Read as a nonprofit.

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor listed as " military friendly"

Nov. 30, 2016
VIDEO: Baylor University has been designated a Military Friendly school by a publisher of military oriented magazines and will be featured in the upcoming edition of the annual "Guide to Military Friendly Schools."

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor prof: terrorism going low tech

Dec. 2, 2016
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., author and Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this story about low-tech terrorist attacks to perpetrate mass violence.

Jason D. Cook Appointed Vice President for Marketing and Communications

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced the appointment of Jason D. Cook as vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer. Cook comes to Baylor from Texas A&M University and will begin a transition to Baylor in mid-December.

‘How Long Does Grief Last?’ Expert Shares Ways to Interact with Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones This Christmas

WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2016) – Chances are high that you will encounter someone who’s grieving the loss of a loved one this Christmas.

‘Low-Tech Terror’: Researcher Says Attack with a Car and Butcher Knife at Ohio State Shows Evolving Forms of Terrorism

WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2016) — The attack at Ohio State University on Nov. 28, when a student rammed his car into a group of pedestrians and began stabbing them with a butcher knife — wounding 11 — illustrates a crucial fact about mass violence, says a Baylor University researcher on terrorism.

Baylor Theatre to Put on CaBEARet: An Evening of Tony Award-Winning Musical Theatre

WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2016) — The fall 2016 CaBEARet, an evening of Tony Award-winning musical theatre featuring Baylor University theatre arts students, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in Jones Theater of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

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…

Dec. 6 8:00am - 5:00pmA Day of Prayer
Dec. 7 11:00am - 1:30pmLift Up Your Hearts
Dec. 8 5:00-7:00pmFaculty/Staff/Retiree Christmas Reception
Dec. 9 9:30-11:30amThe ATL Annual Gratitude Breakfast
Dec. 9 11:30am - 12:30pmIf: Table
Jan. 16 6:00-8:00pmIF: Table
Mar. 28 3:30-5:00pmThe Untold Story of the Lower Colorado River Authority: A Lecture by Author John Williams