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. Volleyball. With Others Stepping up, Injuries Didn't Derail VB

In an eerily silent Ferrell Center, the rest of the Baylor volleyball team watched an all-too-familiar sight as redshirt freshman middle Jaelyn Jackson lay on the hardwood floor, clutching her knee.

M. Basketball. No. 9 MBB Hosts No. 7 Xavier in Top-10 Matchup

No. 9 Baylor Basketball hosts No. 7 Xavier for the seventh top-10 matchup in program history at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

W. Volleyball. VB Opens NCAA Tournament with San Diego

Baylor volleyball (21-11) opens up its play in the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Championship, facing the No. 14 San Diego Toreros (24-5) on Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. CT in Pauley Pavilion on the host, No. 8 UCLA campus.

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 […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “The love for it is what’s gonna drive you to discover.”

“I teach in the art department. … I’ve always been very interested in art, and when I was 19 years old I was trying to decide what to do. I was in Europe, and I saw the museums and the paintings there, and on my way home I knew that I wanted to be a […]

7 Christmas gift ideas for your Baylor Bear

Chances are, there’s a Baylor Bear in your life that you know and love, and you’d love to come through with the perfect Baylor gift to surprise him or her this Christmas. We’re here to help. Here are 7 gift ideas that will knock this Christmas out of the park: 1. Baylor apparel and […]

Congratulations

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.

Baylor Lariat: Seniors reflect on their last Baylor Line run

Nov. 28, 2016
Baylor seniors got their chance to run “that good ol’ Baylor Line” for the final time before the Bears’ game against Kansas State. Many seniors said they were reflective and nostalgic while waiting to run the Line for the last time. “To me, the Baylor Line represents the best of our community,” McKinney senior Isis Lewis said. “No matter where you come from or what you are involved in, the Line showcases how diverse and special we all are.”

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Jubilee

Nov. 28, 2016
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden takes a look at jubilee, a gospel music styling that could be the root of Doo-Wop, the popular 1950s genre. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

PublicNow.com: Beloved Ardmore Physician Announces Retirement

Nov. 23, 2016
Kevin Reed, B.S. (Biology) ’73, M.D., has announced he will retire in January from Mercy Hospital in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He has served the Ardmore community since 1980, and joined Mercy in 2008, where he serves as a critical care physician, a hospitalist and medical director for both the hospitalist department and the intensive care unit.

Salon: Digital duds: Your smartphone is ruining your love life

Dec. 1, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, penned this column about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." Roberts wrote: "Something as seemingly innocent as using a smartphone in the presence of a romantic partner undermined the quality of the relationship. This can create a domino effect: As our study also showed, when we’re not happily in love, we are also less likely to be satisfied, overall, with life. We’re also more likely to report that we are depressed."

‘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.

Baylor University Named to 2017 'Military Friendly' Schools List

WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2016) – Baylor University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media, publisher of <i>G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs</i> and <i>Military Spouse</i>.

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…