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.

Football. Football Single-Game Tickets on Sale

Single-game tickets for four games of the 2017 Baylor football season are now available to the general public through the Baylor Athletics Department Ticket Office.

Football. Kickoff Time for Football's Season Opener Announced

The Matt Rhule era with Baylor Football will begin in front of a nationally-televised audience when the Bears open the 2017 season at 6 p.m. CT on FS2 against Liberty at McLane Stadium.

W. Basketball. WBB Announces Nonconference Schedule

The seven-time defending Big 12 regular season champion Baylor women's basketball program announced its nonconference schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Lady bears will host eight home games inside the Ferrell Center, including two exhibition games and a marquee matchup against Kentucky for the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Football. Rhule, Bears Complete Big 12 Football Media Day

Because of attrition in the offensive line, first-year Baylor head coach Matt Rhule has two converted tight ends and three true freshmen listed in the updated two-deep that was released Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days.

Baylor prof helping launch Christian school for deaf students from across Texas

Dr. Lewis Lummer, a senior lecturer of deaf education and American Sign Language at Baylor, understands well the challenges that deaf students face — because he has lived it. Having himself overcome educational barriers due to being deaf, his desire to help others do the same has helped lead to a unique school for the deaf opening […]

Meet Baylor’s new class of Regents

As Baylor’s Board of Regents holds its regular summer meeting this week, seven new Regents are taking their seats at the table for the first time: two serving at-large, one elected by alumni, one from the “B” Association, two student Regents, and one faculty member. Each of the seven is new to the job, but certainly not new to the […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “College band is great because you get to play music that you love…”

“I’m in the marching band… We spend so much time together, we went on so many trips together, we had so many great memories that it was a very nice community to be a part of just, because we had all of these great experiences together. We bonded over that. We just got closer. With […]

Remembering Dr. Pennington & Dr. Hanks as they retire

The end of the spring semester brought with it the retirement of two of Baylor’s best. Two of the university’s Master Teachers, Dr. David Pennington (chemistry) and Dr. Tom Hanks (English) have taught their last classes after a combined 90 years at Baylor. When the news spread on social media earlier this month, Baylor alumni responded en masse with […]

Congratulations

Christopher Pieper

Congratulations to faculty member Christopher Pieper, sociology, and spouse Stephanie, on the birth of their daughter Audrey Monroe Pieper on June 21, 2017.

Matthea Williams

Congratulations to faculty member Matthea Williams, health, human performance and recreation, and spouse Rafael, on the birth of their son, Israel James Williams on July 8, 2017.

Chelsea Waldrop

Congratulations to staff member Chelsea Waldrop, career and professional development, and spouse Mark, on the birth of their son Lincoln Rush Waldrop on June 27, 2017.

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.

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 Magazine: Setting Captives Free

July 1, 2017
This feature highlights the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition, an effort that unites 45 agencies and organizations to bring traffickers to justice and help survivors heal. Many Baylor alumni, faculty and staff fill vital roles in the coalition. “I look back at historic periods like the Holocaust and the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and I think: Where was the church?” said Susan Peters, B.A. ’86, co-founder of the Coalition and an adjunct professor at Baylor. “In the future, I don’t want people to look back and say that during this moment of our time, the church was again silent.”

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Baylor Football Players Give Back in Bellmead

July 18, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor football student-athletes spent Tuesday afternoon handing out free summer lunches to some very excited children in Bellmead, thanks to a partnership between the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor and La Vega ISD. The players also tossed footballs, took photos and encouraged kids to eat healthy and get plenty of exercise. Mo Porter, a senior offensive lineman from Missouri City, was interviewed for the story.

KXXV-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple/ABC): Baylor University Named a ‘Great College to Work For’

July 18, 2017
Baylor University has been named a "Great College to Work For" for 2017. The Chronicle of Higher Education has bestowed this honor on the university for the seventh year in a row. The results, released in The Chronicle’s 10th annual report, are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities, with Baylor included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students.

The Citizens’ Voice: Wyoming Area grad Sakalas will compete for Baylor equestrian team

July 16, 2017
Christina Sakalas will begin classes at Baylor University in the fall accompanied by a friend from home: her horse, Catori. Sakalas will walk on to the Baylor equestrian team this year after winning several circuit awards and Reserve World Championship in trail at last year’s NSBA World Show.

Baylor University Named a ‘2017 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2017) – For the seventh consecutive year, Baylor University has been named a “Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Baylor University's School of Education to Host Summer Literacy Institutue

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2017) – Baylor University’s School of Education is hosting 250 teachers for a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 17-19.

New National Research from Baylor Religion Survey about Values, Mental Health and Technology Will Be Presented to the Religion Newswriters Association Sept. 7-9

WACO, Texas (July 12, 2017) — The fifth wave of the Baylor Religion Survey — “American Values, Mental Health, and Using Technology in the Age of Trump” — will be presented by Baylor sociologists at the Religion Newswriters Association annual conference Sept. 7-9 in Nashville, Tenn.

Baylor Professor Urges Surgeon General to Improve Public Health by Fighting Poverty

WACO, Texas (July 7, 2017) – Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Baylor University professor who holds a distinguished chair in epidemiology and population health, wants the nation’s next surgeon general to spread awareness of the harmful impact of poverty on the nation’s health.

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…

Aug. 6 6:00-9:00pmSoccer vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Aug. 11 7:00-10:00pmSoccer vs. Abilene Christian
Aug. 15 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Green and Gold Scrimmage
Aug. 17 5:00-7:00pmVolleyball at Rice
Aug. 18 5:00-8:00pmSoccer vs. UL-Lafayette
Aug. 20 6:00-9:00pmSoccer vs. Wyoming
Aug. 25 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Florida State
Aug. 10 3:00-5:00pmCMS Advanced Seminar