As we approach Inauguration Day for our country, my prayer is that the music we add as Baylor students, faculty and staff is not the jangling clatter of hostility, but a powerful chorus of love for others – how Christ taught us to live.
Last fall, the Baylor Board of Regents created a Governance Review Task Force to assess board operations and to recommend changes. On Monday, the Task Force delivered its final report to the Board’s Governance Committee. The report includes more than 30 detailed recommendations for changes to the Bylaws and Guidelines for Board Operations.
Hearing this sort of thing from outside sources never gets old: Once again, Baylor has been named a “Best College Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, coming in at No. 64 among private universities. Kiplinger’s 2017 list is based on factors such as admission rate, student-faculty ratio, graduation rate, financial aid, and of course sticker price. […]
If you elected to enroll in the HDHP for 2017 and currently have a balance in your PPO healthcare Flexible Spending Account, you must spend the remaining dollars and have a ZERO balance as of December 31, 2016.
If you currently subscribe to Baylor's supplemental vision insurance, National Vision Administrators (NVA), you may wish to consider an appointment with your provider before the end of the year, especially if you need to exhaust your Flexible Spending Account balance.
Baylor women’s tennis kicks off its dual-match season with a double-header on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Hurd Tennis Center. The Lady Bears begin with a 12 p.m. (CT) dual-match against UTRGV and conclude play against McNeese State at 3:30 p.m.
The No. 2/2 Baylor Lady Bears (18-1, 7-0) will play their seventh ranked opponent of the season in No. 24/23 West Virginia (15-4, 3-4) on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center. The Saturday afternoon matchup is the We Back Pat game, which is held annually to support the Pat Summitt Foundation and Alzheimer’s Awarness.
Last year, Baylor received an incredible — and anonymous — $10 million gift to transform the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Part of that gift allowed CSD to move into a new home, leaving Neill Morris Hall for a newly renovated Cashion Academic Center — and what a beautiful new home it is! Approximately 18,000 square feet on […]
Eight years ago, a team of Baylor journalism students covered the presidential inauguration live in Washington, D.C. This week, seven more Baylor students are enjoying the same experience — thanks in part to a group of D.C.-area alumni. The team of seven students includes five Lariat staff members (editor-in-chief Gavin Pugh, digital managing editor Didi Martinez, broadcast […]
“I’m from Waco, so I’ve been coming to basketball games since I was six months old. It’s really nice to transition from the fans to the student section. There’s a lot of energy.” [What do you know about the Immortal Ten?] “Our freshman year, they take you into Waco Hall and tell you about the […]
With hits like The Blind Side, The Alamo and The Rookie under his belt, John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82, has built a reputation as one of Hollywood’s top writers and directors. Friday, the two-time Baylor alum’s 10th feature film, The Founder, hits the big screen. Hancock’s latest tells the story of fast-food magnate Ray Kroc, […]
Congratulations to faculty members Renee Umstaddt Meyer and Andrew Meyer, health, human performance and recreation, on the birth of their daughter Cora Marie on January 4, 2017.
Congratulations to staff member Hannah King, office of the registrar, and spouse Justin, faculty member in Religion and the Honors College, on the birth of their son, Grayson Skinner King, on December 6, 2016.
Congratulations to Amos Barker, student financial aid, and spouse Alisha, on the birth of their daughter Juliana Alexa on November 21,2016.
Congratulations to staff member Kimo Cummings, academic integrity, and spouse Joanna on the birth of their son, James Walker Cummings on November 2, 2016.
Jan. 18, 2017 While preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)
Jan. 20, 2017 VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump.
Jan. 20, 2017 VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about speaking with an authentic voice.
Jan. 20, 2017 VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about how past presidents have used their inaugural addresses.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) — New discoveries of mosaics uncovered in an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region will be the topic of an upcoming slide-illustrated lecture by Jodi Magness, Ph.D., director of the excavations.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.
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.
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.…
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…