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.

W. Tennis. Kraus Joins WT Roster

Baylor women’s tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of Livia Kraus to the fall roster on Tuesday afternoon.

M. Tennis. More Branches on the Tree

Matt Knoll hasn’t quite reached the level of Louisville’s Rick Pitino in basketball or Alabama’s Nick Saban in football when it comes to coaching trees. But, Baylor’s 21-year head men’s tennis coach added two more branches earlier this month and might have the most impressive coaching tree in the smaller world of men’s college tennis.

Baseball. Baseball’s Langeliers Earns Fourth Freshman All-American Nod

Baylor baseball freshman catcher Shea Langeliers was named a Baseball America first-team Freshman All-American, the organization announced Monday.

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.

Official Baylor Facebook page breaks 200,000 mark

Eagle-eyed social media users may have noted that the official Baylor Facebook page topped 200,000 followers last week — a milestone worth celebrating! To put that in context, Baylor is now one of just 14 colleges on Facebook to have topped 200,000 followers despite having fewer than 20,000 students. That short list includes three Ivy League schools (Yale, Princeton & […]

A Baylor love story creates a Baylor legacy

Early this month, incoming freshman Collin Enright finished his Baylor Orientation. He registered for his first semester of college classes, signed up for a meal plan, and got his official Baylor ID card. And his parents? They took selfies at the most memorable spots from when they were Baylor students themselves. Heather and Chris Enright […]

Six-man football star, Big 12 starting lineman — and Baylor MBA graduate

Quincy Jenkins came to Baylor in 2003 from tiny Trinidad, Texas (population 1,091), as a pre-med major. After walking on to the football team under head coach Guy Morriss, Jenkins went on to earn a scholarship and appear in 40 games as a defensive tackle for the Bears — all while earning his degree in biology. […]

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 […]

Congratulations

Chris Griesemer

Congratulations to staff member Chris Griesemer, electronic libraries client services, and spouse Sarah, on the birth of their son Owen reed Griesemer, on June 9, 2017.

Matthew Bixler

Congratulations to staff member Matthew Bixler, Institute for Faith and Learning, and spouse Amanda, on the birth of their daughter Jovella Rose Bixler, on May 12, 2017.

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.

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.

American Psychological Association: Psychologists in the news

June 22, 2017
The International Association for the Psychology of Religion has presented its Godin Prize for the Scientific Study of Religion to Wade C. Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Rowatt's research focuses on the connections between religion, pro-sociality and prejudice.

Baylor Business Review: Alumni Profile: Wren Brothers

March 9, 2017
Jackson Wren, B.B.A. (Entrepreneurship and Management) ’15, started the clothing company “Dapper Bear” with several classmates as part of a two-semester accelerated venture class when he was a student in the Hankamer School of Business. He and his twin brother Eric Wren, B.A. (Speech Communication) ’14, manage the growing business, selling ties, scarves, socks, shirts and more featuring a distinctive green-and-gold plaid pattern.

CKHZ-FM (Halifax, Nova Scotia): Trouble Remembering? These Tips Will Help You

June 26, 2017
Research by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is mentioned in this report on tips to aid memory. She found that students who receive information and then re-tell it to someone else immediately are able to recall the details better and longer than if they just re-read it in a textbook — a strategy that could pay off at test time.

Medical Health News: Baylor Graduate Awarded Rotary Global Grant to University of Westminster

June 26, 2017
Story about Baylor University graduate Mima Fondong, B.S.Ed. (Health Science Studies/Pre-med) ’17, who was awarded a Global Grant Scholarship from the trustees of The Rotary Foundation. She will attend the University of Westminster in London, England, to pursue a master’s degree in global public health and nutrition. “My goal is to continue learning and investing in my education so that I can use all of what I've learned to one day invest in the lives of my future patients,” Fondong said. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Baylor Proud: Ben Franklin’s Faith the Subject of Baylor Prof’s New Book

What the Founding Fathers believed about God and religion has long been a subject of debate and fascination, and Franklin’s beliefs in particular may have the widest variety of interpretations among his peers.

McLendon Named Baylor Interim Provost

WACO, Texas (June 27, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has named Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as the institution’s interim provost, effective July 1. McLendon has served as dean of Baylor’s School of Education since July 2015, while also holding a faculty appointment as the Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Policy.

Line Camp and Orientation Help Baylor Freshmen Bond

WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – Summer at Baylor University belongs to the Class of 2021. As incoming Baylor freshmen experience everything from attending academic open houses to splashing through fountains at 3 a.m., they gain the knowledge they will need to thrive in college and the friendships they will treasure forever at Baylor Line Camp and New Student Orientation.

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.

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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