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President Starr at National Press Club

President Ken Starr spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night. Starr, John Garvey (president of The Catholic University of America) and U.S. Congressman Bill Flores discussed the future of religious freedom in America.

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Evacuation systems test Friday

The monthly test of the outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems will occur this Friday, July 11th between 1:00 and 1:15 PM; please note the time change for this month only. There will be several activations of the systems during this 15 minute period, each activation approximately 30 seconds long.

Revision to Baylor's Travel & Entertainment Policies & Procedures effective July 1

Baylor University's Travel & Entertainment Policies & Procedures have been revised to be effective July 1, 2014.

Baylor Club at McLane Stadium membership special for Baylor Faculty & Staff

We are aware that a number of you were unable to attend our introductory sessions for Faculty and Staff at the conclusion of last semester to learn more about the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium. As a reminder, your Initiation Fee has been satisfied for both membership levels provided you join prior to August 15th, after which this will not be the case.

Baylor Club at McLane Stadium membership special for Baylor Faculty & Staff

We are aware that a number of you were unable to attend our introductory sessions for Faculty and Staff at the conclusion of last semester to learn more about the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium. As a reminder, your Initiation Fee has been satisfied for both membership levels provided you join prior to August 15th, after which this will not be the case.

Cross Country. Cross Country Releases 2014 Schedule

Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour announced the unveiling of his team's 2014 schedule Wednesday.

Football. Hager's Return at MLB Key For Defense's Resurgence

With a healthy Bryce Hager at middle linebacker, Baylor had one of the most dominant defenses in the country. Through the first eight games of last season, the Bears were ranked in the top 10 nationally, giving up just 15.4 points and 306.1 yards per game.

General News. BU Athletics' 2013-14 Academic Highlights

Baylor student-athletes set numerous academic records in 2013-14. The cumulataive GPA for all 19 teams is a 3.25.

Track. Bromell Helps United States Win World Junior Championships Title

Baylor track and field freshman Trayvon Bromell ran the second leg on the United States' gold-medal winning 4x100-meter relay team that posted a 38.70 on Saturday at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field.

McLane Stadium opens one month from today

After two years of planning and construction, we are now one month — one month!! — from the opening of McLane Stadium. The Bears will host SMU on Aug. 31 (6:30 p.m., FS1), but the game itself is just part of the opening weekend celebration. Fans will get their first opportunity to set foot inside McLane […]

What killed the dinosaurs? Baylor geology researcher part of new study

We’ve all heard that an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. A new study says that’s almost right — but not the complete story. The research, conducted by an international team that included Baylor geology professor Daniel Peppe, says that the asteroid strike was part of a “perfect storm” of events that proved to be the dinos’ […]

Baylor among nation’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ for 5th time in 6 years

For the fifth time in six years, Baylor University has been named one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For” following a nationwide survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Perhaps more impressively, Baylor made the study’s Honor Roll — the best of the best — for the fourth straight year, as one of just […]

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2018

Orientation for this fall’s freshmen is complete, and Line Camp is nearly done as well. So what are Baylor’s newest students like? Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the faces who make up Baylor’s Class of 2018: * Friends tell identical twins Abbey and Caroline Haines apart by their hair; Abbey, the older of the two, wears […]

Congratulations

Aimee Danley

Aimee Danley, biology, and spouse, Patrick, on the birth of their son, Walker Danley, June 12, 2014.

Brett Bufton

Brett Bufton, athletics, and spouse, Kristen, on the birth of their daughter, Finley Jo Bufton, June 2, 2014.

Daniel Hare

Daniel Hare, law school, and spouse, Adrienne, on the birth of their son, Griffin Patrick Hare, May 17, 2014.

Devan Jonklaas

Devan Jonklaas, chemistry and biochemistry, and spouse, Hannah, on the birth of their daughter, Amy Rose V. Jonklaas, May 30, 2014.

With Sympathy

Steve Gardner

Sympathies to Steve Gardner, faculty member in the economics department, on the death of his wife, Kathy Gardner on July 30, 2014.

Julie Cash

Sympathies to Julie Cash, academic affairs, on the death of her father, Henry H. Jones, on July 27, 2014.

Bill Hockaday

Sympathies to faculty member Bill Hockaday, geology department, on the death of his father, William C. Hockaday on July 25, 2014.

Teri Dobbs

Sympathies to Teri Dobbs, student financial aid, on the death of her father-in-law, Claude R. Dobbs, on July 23, 2014.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Wreck kills Baylor student, graduate, and injures two from Fort Worth

July 30, 2014
Friends share about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

KTVT-TV (DFW): 2 Baylor Students Killed In Car Crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Story about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

KWBU-FM (NPR affiliate in Waco): Scientists: Asteroid Caught Dinosaurs at A Bad Time

July 29, 2014
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Article showcases the research work of Dan Peppe, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. He is one of 11 international experts whose study supports claims that dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers geology research and faculty, pitched Dr. Peppe's research to reporters and is responsible for placing this story.)

KXAS-TV (DFW): Baylor Music Students Killed in Central Texas Crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Friends share about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Baylor Gameday Resource Information

On Sunday, Aug. 31, Baylor University will celebrate its inaugural game, opening the spectacular new on-campus McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. Coach Art Briles and the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears take on the SMU Mustangs in a game that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. after an exciting series of pre-game events and ceremonies.

Baylor Statement on Student, Graduate Deaths, Student Injuries in Car Accident

WACO, Texas (July 29, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the tragic deaths of one student and one recent graduate who were involved in a one-car accident today (Tuesday, July 29) on Hwy 7 near Kosse in Falls County in Central Texas. The accident also injured another Baylor student and an incoming Baylor freshman, who have been taken to Baylor Scott & White in Temple with serious injuries.

Dinosaurs Fell Victim to Perfect Storm of Events, Study Shows

WACO, Texas (July 28, 2014) — Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say.

Baylor School of Education Students Develop New Bear Habitat Curriculum

WACO, Texas (July 23, 2014) – As many as 20 school groups visit Baylor’s Bear Habitat in one week. And each group receives a guided tour conducted by student members of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce—the official keepers of the live bear mascots. Chamber members have been sharing their bear knowledge with visitors for decades, but when Chamber wanted to develop a more formal program for school groups, they turned to the School of Education for help.

Sep. 25 11:30am - 1:00pmFall Staff Forum