Open Enrollment is Just Around the Corner

November 1 - 18, 2016 is Baylor's Open Enrollment for benefits that will be in effect for 2017. If you have been considering a change in plans for medical, dental or vision, or want to continue your Flexible Spending Account, you can do so during Open Enrollment.

Baylor Pledges Cooperation with OCR Review

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2016) – On Tuesday evening, the University received notice from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a complaint filed by Baylor’s former Title IX Coordinator. An OCR review of this nature results in a broad, comprehensive look at policies, procedures and practices for a specified number of years: in this case, from the Fall of 2014 to the present. Interim President David E. Garland immediately assured OCR the University will cooperate fully with the investigation.

Outstanding Staff

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Memorial service for David Grotberg Wednesday

Baylor University will hold a memorial service for David Grotberg, a sophomore University Scholar from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

W. Golf. Women’s Golf Leads Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Baylor women’s golf holds the tournament lead after shooting 15-under-par 273 in Sunday’s first round at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. The Bears’ tied the program record for lowest team score, and set the record for lowest team round on a par-72 course.

M. Golf. No. 14 Men’s Golf Hosts Royal Oaks Intercollegiate

Baylor men’s golf hosts the eighth-annual Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, an 11-team tournament at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas. The two-day, 54-hole event, begins Monday on the par-71, 7,068-yard course.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Claims Pair of Consolation Titles At ITA Texas Regional

Concluding its run at the ITA Texas Regional Championships Presented by Oracle, the Baylor men’s tennis team took home a pair of consolation titles Sunday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

M. Basketball. Men's Hoops Heads to Kansas City for Big 12 Media Day

The 2016 Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Media Day will be held Tuesday (October 25) at Kansas City's Sprint Center, site of the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship.

Moody Memorial Library: The heart of Baylor’s academic endeavors campus for 50 years now

Moody Memorial Library. For half a century, it’s been where textbooks are studied, all-nighters are pulled, projects are procrastinated, and friendships are formed. So much time is spent in “Club Moody” that many call it their second home on campus. October 21, 2016 marks 50 years since its groundbreaking. Plans for a new library came […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I would have broadened my friendships.”

Her: “[We met] in Penland.” Him: “In the make-your-own-sandwich line.” Her: “No it wasn’t; we had mutual friends! He was a KOT, and I was a Kappa. … [If you could do your whole Baylor experience over again, would you? What would be different?] Her: “[Baylor] was the best four years of my life, besides […]

Get to know Dr. Gaynor Yancey, Master Teacher

This past August, Baylor Interim President David Garland announced three professors who have earned the designation of Master Teacher – one of the highest honors given to Baylor faculty members. One of these new Master Teachers is longtime School of Social Work professor Dr. Gaynor Yancey. Yancey has been with the Diana R. Garland School of […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “[BUGWB] is like a big family, really.”

“I’m a freshman. I’m about to go to band practice. It’s a great place, the people are very nice — especially the trombone section. It’s like a big family, really.” [What was it like marching for the first time in a Baylor game?] “The first thing that really stuck with me is that there were […]


Ed Rogers

Congratulations to staff member Ed Rogers, counseling services, and spouse Elizabeth, on the birth of their son, Joseph David Rogers, on August 27, 2016.

Cameron Talley

Congratulations to Cameron Talley, university libraries, and spouse Megan, on the birth of their son Samuel Walden Stewart, on September 2, 2016.

Joshua Ogden

Congratulations to staff member Joshua Ogden, ITS Client Services, and spouse Krista, on the birth of their son Cooper on August 30, 2016.

Matthew Frise

Congratulations to Baylor staff member Matthew Frise, philosophy department, and spouse Olivia, on the birth of their son, Rowan, on August 8, 2016.

With Sympathy

Dr. William Jensen

Sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. William Jensen, Professor Emeritus of Art, who passed away on October 10, 2016.

Donna Powell

Sympathies to Donna Powell, Senior Lecturer in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Linda Caton, on October 12, 2016.

Ashlyn Gill

Sympathies to Baylor student, Ashlyn Gill, on the passing of her father, Mr. Charles Gill, who passed away on October 8, 2016.

Emma Gotcher

Sympathies to Baylor student, Emerson "Emma" Gotcher, on the passing of her father, Mr. Jeffrey Gotcher, who passed away on October 8, 2016.

Detroit Legal News: 5 more states vote on minimum wages as federal wage stalls

Oct. 18, 2016
Congress' inaction on the $7.25 hourly minimum wage has prompted voters in four states to consider an increase, and another state is considering wages for the youngest workers, according to this Associated Press story. “It almost always passes when it gets on the ballot," said Jerold Waltman, Ph.D., R.W. Morrison Professor of Political Science, who is quoted. “Most Americans have a fundamental sense of fairness, that if you work, you ought to make enough to make a living wage on. Democrats and Republicans seem to agree on this.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers political science research and faculty.)

Dublin News (Ireland): Leisure time at home vital to cement family bonds

Oct. 6, 2016
A Baylor University study found families who spend time relaxing together were more satisfied than those who engaged in exotic outside activities as a family. Researchers say taking part in unfamiliar activity may actually be distracting by over-stimulating people’s minds, giving them less time to focus on enjoying one another’s company. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in family and consumer sciences.)

Plastic News: SPE Foundation awards 42 scholarships

Oct. 15, 2016
Blake Heller, Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, was awarded the $3,000 Ted Neward Scholarship by the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Baylor Mourns Passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Rohm, Retired Southern Baptist Missionary

WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Hazel Rohm, a beloved Southern Baptist emeritus missionary who served for more than half a century in Nigeria. Rohm finished her mission on Oct. 17 at the age of 90, when she went to spend eternity with her God and Savior. Services will be held Dec. 8 and 9 in Iwo, Nigeria, where she will be buried.

Physician, Historian to Discuss ‘Medical Miracles,’ Intersection of Science and Religion at Charles Edmonson Historical Lectures

WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Jacalyn Duffin, Ph.D., M.D., will give two lectures on the history of medicine for the 2016 Charles Edmonson Historical Lectures at Baylor University. The lectures are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room 240 of the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.

Religious Liberty Expert to Speak at Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Lectureship in World Issues

WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) — Religious liberty expert Timothy Shah, Ph.D., of Georgetown University will present the Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Lectureship in World Issues on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Baylor University.

This Week at Baylor – Oct. 23-30, 2016

WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including lectures on medical history from the former president of the American Association for the History of Medicine, a concert by the jazz group the Dan Haerle Quartet and a lecture by criminal justice reformer Adam Foss, who gave a TED Talk on criminal justice reform that has been viewed more than one million times.