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Apply Now for Texas Hurricane Relief Mission Trips over Fall Break, Spring Break

Starting this fall break and again during spring break, Baylor Missions will be sending teams of Baylor students, faculty and staff to work on various relief projects in south Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions teams will be partnering with various community groups and relief efforts, who are already mobilizing, identifying needs and sharing hope as they help communities rebuild their lives. For more information or to apply, go to: www.baylor.edu/missions/txrelief.

Response to Harvey Update

Our hearts ache for those impacted by the unprecedented devastation from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast and in Houston and southeast Texas. Many among our Baylor Family -- alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff -- have been personally affected by this catastrophic storm. While in Waco, we have been spared any storm damage, we are ever mindful of the needs of those in the storm's path.

Responding in Prayer

In these days, as we begin another school year and especially do so as our nation is struggling with a darkness upon us, we are called again to be faithful and “light the ways” of our time. Dr. Livingstone is challenging us to respond prayerfully this Friday. As individuals, as small groups, and as a gathered faith community, we are invited to pray.

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.

W. Tennis. WT Off to Strong Start at Stillwater

Baylor women’s tennis sophomore Angelina Shakhraichuk and freshman Kris Sorokolet got off to a strong start at the Stillwater Pro Tennis Classic Sunday afternoon at Greenwood Tennis Center.

W. Golf. Women’s Golf in 13th Place at Schooner Fall Classic

Baylor women’s golf is in 12th place after shooting 15-over-par 299 in Sunday’s second round at the Schooner Fall Classic. BU sits at 21-over 589 heading to Monday’s final round at Belmar Golf Club.

W. Soccer. SOC Downs Iowa State in Overtime

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer (7-2-1, 1-1-0) picked up its first Big 12 victory in 2017, knocking off Iowa State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Continues Play at Ivy-Plus Invitational

Baylor men’s tennis juniors Jimmy Bendeck and Will Little went 3-1 in singles day during day two of the Ivy-Plus Invitational on Friday, hosted by Princeton University at then Lenz Tennis Center.

Newest Baylor Religion Study results again draw national attention

Since 2005, Baylor’s Department of Sociology, along with the university’s Institute for Studies of Religion, has been conducting national surveys of American religious beliefs, values and behaviors. They’ve delved into topics such as American secularism, megachurches, religion’s influence on voters, and whether Americans believe in healing prayer. Their results are often surprising, provocative, even incendiary […]

Baylor students unite refugee and American families over dinners

This past summer, 12 Baylor pre-health students signed up for an internship at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. It’s an area that has seen a spike in the refugee population, primarily from Somalia, due to the proximity of a Tyson Foods plant that provides many immigrants with jobs. Unfortunately, that also makes it an […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “So many have connections down in Houston.”

“We are here with Alpha Phi Omega, which is a co-ed service fraternity, and we run the blood drive twice a year. This semester is really special, because all the donations are going towards the victims in Houston. I’m hoping the purpose of this will touch the hearts of a lot more people, and hopefully […]

One month to Homecoming 2017!

The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2017! If you haven’t already, it’s time to make your plans for Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 19-21 and schedule your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-West Virginia football […]

Congratulations

Jorge Carmona Reyes

Congratulations to staff member Jorge Carmona Reyes, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research, and spouse Amparo, on the birth of their daughter, Itzayana, on September 8, 2017.

Michael Whitenton

Congratulations to faculty member Michael Whitenton, religion, and spouse Rachel, on the birth of their son, Reece Wilson Whitenton, on September 6, 2017.

Marilyn Pierce

Congratulations to staff member Marilyn Pierce, chemistry and biochemistry, and spouse Andre, on the birth of their son, Zyre Stone Pierce on August 25, 2017

Wilson Law

Congratulations to faculty member Wilson Law, economics, and spouse Michelle, on the birth of their daughter Anna Everiene Law on July 10, 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.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Business Equips Students to Lead Nonprofits

Sept. 5, 2017
The Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Service within Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business focuses on teaching its students through research, teaching and outreach. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in summer internships, jobs and in their future career goals. The center maintains close-knit relationships with many nonprofits around Waco and provides opportunities for students to connect with a job they love.

Baylor Lariat: Center for Global Engagement strives to make its mark

Sept. 20, 2017
Baylor’s Center for Global Engagement is helping students get more out of their travels as budding leaders with international experience as well as lifelong memories. Baylor’s study abroad programs spread across six continents and 47 countries with new programs, like Baylor in Peru, added every year. Quoted are Bo White, director of study abroad, and Jeffrey Hamilton, Ph.D., vice provost of global education. “Study abroad shouldn’t be a separate part of your education experience, it should be organic,” Hamilton said.

BaylorNews Online: Cultivating Baylor’s Future: Baylor Young Scholars

July 18, 2017
In its first year, the Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force has already implemented a number of new and updated programs focused around Baylor University’s Christian mission. While some initiatives have concentrated on student development and others have focused on faculty and staff, the Baylor Young Scholars Program has taken a unique approach to impacting both.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Will Speak At This Year’s Beall-Russell Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) — Baylor students and the Waco community will have the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medalist Isabel Wilkerson during this year’s Beall-Russell Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in Cashion Room 510.

This Week at Baylor: Sept. 24-30, 2017

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) – This week, Baylor welcomes several guest speakers and will host a variety of concerts. Lectures, career panels, artist conversations and colloquiums offer expert insight on a variety of topics.

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not that of Hispanics and African-Americans

WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) — Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will Host Author Paul Marshall on Sept. 19

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the Baylor University holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), on Tuesday.

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…