Baylor to Conduct Full Monthly Test of Emergency Notification System on May 20

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 system modalities, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, May 20. All contacts will receive the test voicemail, email and text messages.

Baylor to Conduct Full Monthly Test of Emergency Notification System on May 20

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 system modalities, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, May 20. All contacts will receive the test voicemail, email and text messages.

Something Happening in Your Life Soon?

Getting married? Having a new baby bear soon? Don't forget to update your Baylor benefit coverage in SmartBen!

Hiring a student worker?

If you are hiring a student worker, a step-by-step list of what to do is available on the Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid website.

Track. T&F Advances 23 Entries To NCAA West Championships

Baylor's track and field teams will be represented by 23 entries and 22 athletes in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships Thursday through Saturday at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan.

Baseball. Baseball’s Drew Tolson Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week

Baylor baseball junior right-hander Drew Tolson was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

W. Soccer. Soccer Germany Trip Blog Entry No. 6

Dachau... Six letters, one word with a Bavarian meaning of "clay island". But this quaint little country "clay island" city soon became the site of the beginning of Hitler's reign of terror in Nazi Germany.

Softball. Softball’s Season Ends in Oregon Regional Championship

No. 17/21 Baylor softball (45-14, 2-2) saw its 2016 season cut short in the Eugene Regional Championship game, falling 8-1 to the host school, No. 4 Oregon, at Jane Sanders Stadium.

For these father-daughter Baylor grads, protecting the environment is a family affair

Greer Tidwell, BSES ’85, and his daughter Brittainy, BSME ’15, have a lot in common. For starters, they’re both Baylor engineering graduates; they also both love the outdoors. It’s a love that came naturally. Greer grew up on a farm outside of Nashville, where his father, Greer Tidwell Sr., was an early environmental engineer. He passed on […]

Baylor School of Social Work names new dean

It’s official: Dr. Jon Singletary, BA ’93, is the new dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. And it won’t take Singletary long to get up to speed; neither the position nor the school is entirely new to Singletary. He’s been interim dean since June 2015, when he succeeded the late Dr. Diana Garland. […]

New Disney castle in Shanghai designed by a Baylor grad

There’s a new kingdom coming to China: Disneyland Shanghai. Opening in June, the park features six different lands, including Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove, and Fantasyland. But the crown jewel of the park? The Enchanted Storybook Castle (pictured above) — which, as it so happens, was designed by a Baylor Bear. That […]

Baylor marina update one of many campus projects underway this summer

It’s amazing to think that it’s only been in the last 20 years or so that Baylor has begun to really utilize the campus’ unique riverfront setting. The push that began with Baylor Ballpark and the rest of the Turner Riverfront Athletic Complex in 1999 has been followed by the Umphrey Law Center in 2001, Mayborn Museum Complex in 2004, […]

Congratulations

Antonio Macias

Congratulations to faculty member Antonio Macias, school of business, and wife Paula, on the birth of their daughter Filomena on May 11, 2016.

Bradley & Lindsay Rettler

Congratulations to staff and faculty members Bradley and Lindsay Rettler, philosophy, on the birth of their son Duncan on May 5, 2016.

Danielle Williams

Congratulations to faculty member Danielle Williams, English, and husband Christopher on the birth of their daughter Adrienne on March 2, 2016.

Finley Edwards

Congratulations to faculty member Finley Edwards, economics, and wife Emily on the birth of their son Alvin Charles on May 5, 2016.

With Sympathy

Colton (Coho) Menk

Sympathies to the family and friends of Baylor graduate Colton (Coho) Menk who passed away May 19, 2016.

Sally Askins

Sympathies to faculty member Sally Askins, theater arts, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Patricia Askins, on May 16, 2016.

Travis Engel

Sympathies to Baylor student Travis Engel on the death of his father, Mr. Darrell Engel, on May 20, 2016.

Joann Black

Sympathies to staff member Joann Black, health services, on the death of her step-father, Mr. Clarence Ford, on May 16, 2016.

CBS Sunday Morning: The couple behind "Fixer Upper"

May 22, 2016
VIDEO: CBS Sunday Morning contributor Jane Pauley interviews Chip, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’98, and Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication Specialist) ’01, the rising stars of HGTV's hit home renovation show, "Fixer Upper," and how they've turned, Waco, Texas into the Renovation Capital of the World.

Houston Chronicle: Self-proclaimed prophet says he is 'the real deal'

May 21, 2016
SUBSCRIPTION: This story about a traveling evangelist who says he is “a prophet like Moses” quotes Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. In an era of megachurches and television ministries, the evangelist, who preaches in tents and public halls, may seem to be a throwback to circuit-riding preachers, but “there’s still a lot of this going on,” especially in white and black Pentecostal and Holiness congregations, said Hankins, author of “Jesus and Gin.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Hankins as an expert for this story and arranged the interview. She covers history and religion research and faculty.)

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor graduate, 22, passes away days after receiving diploma

May 22, 2016
VIDEO: Story remembering May 2016 neuroscience graduate Colton (Coho) Menk, who passed away after a seizure only six days following his graduation from Baylor. One of his professors, Michael Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, spoke with KWTX about his memories of Coho. "One thing that impressed me about Coho was, this is a guy who was really humble, really generous, really wanted to do things for others. He had strong scientific curiosity, he would come by my office and ask really thoughtful, incisive questions about the material we would talk about. He was a really big hockey fan so he really liked the Minnesota Wild. I think he really wanted to be able to go and work for the Minnesota Wild and say 'hey, look at everything we know about the brain. You should be applying this and help us win a Stanley Cup,'" Scullin said.

Money: St. Petersburg State University Wins IBM-Sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest

May 19, 2016
Baylor serves as the headquarters for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which recently concluded in Phuket, Thailand. Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the ICPC serves as a proving ground for the top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Quoted is Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, serves as ICPC executive director. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

What ‘Pro Bono’ Really Means And Why Such Work Is Important Today

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2016) – Most people believe “pro bono” means “for free.”

Faith and ‘The Facebook Effect’: Young Social Media Regulars Less Committed to One Religion

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2016) — Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media, according to a Baylor University study.

UPDATE - Power Restored - Campus Power Outage, May 14, 2016

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WACO, Texas (May 14, 2016) – Power is gradually being restored throughout campus after a power outage caused by a lightning strike affected a significant portion of the main Baylor University campus today.

Regents Receive Briefing from Pepper Hamilton; Approve Operating Budget, Capital Projects; Confirm New Regents

WACO, Texas (May 13, 2016) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents attended to a variety of matters related to the business of the University. The Board received a comprehensive briefing from Pepper Hamilton LLP, whose services were retained by the Board in September 2015 to conduct an independent and external investigation of the University’s response to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. Over the coming weeks, the Board will carefully consider the information provided in the briefing and determine how to decisively act upon Pepper Hamilton’s findings and recommendations. The members of the Board will be guided by their faith as they make significant decisions for the welfare of Baylor students, the direction of the institution and the good of Baylor Nation.