BU VS OSU: Live Active Challenge

Join your Baylor colleages and participate in the Live Active Challenge! Beat the Cowboys!

Fall Professional Development Available

Baylor University is one of The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For, thanks to all of our employees, and one of the reasons is that we learn with each other through professional development offerings. Take advantage of these opportunities and check out the courses for the fall semester!

Emergency Notification Test Friday, 9/5/2014

Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification systems, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. All contacts will receive the test email and text messages, but only a select group of contacts will receive the test voicemail message.

Fall Staff Forum Luncheon set for September 25

All staff members are encouraged to join their colleages for lunch at this annual event.

W. Soccer. Soccer Ready for Last Non-Conference Weekend

Baylor soccer plays its last matches before Big 12 play this weekend looking to recover from an 0-2 weekend. The Bears (5-3-1) travel to UTSA (4-2-1) on Friday for a 7 p.m. CT tilt and then host Oral Roberts (1-3-2) on Sunday at 1 p.m.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Splits to Open Fall Season

The Baylor men's tennis team will play in two tournaments this weekend to open the 2014 fall season.

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Divides For Second Weekend of Action

Fall action for the Baylor women's tennis team continues this weekend as two players travel to opposite ends of the country.

General News. 2014 Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame Class Named

Six former Baylor standout student-athletes - Yulanda Nelson (track & field, 1996-99), Adrian Robinson (football, 1992-95), Richard Stevens (football, 1967-69), Jon Topolski (baseball, 1996-99), Ted Uhlaender (baseball, 1959-61) and Jeremy Wariner (track & field, 2003-04), comprise Baylor University's 55th Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Freshman WR quickly recognized among nation’s best

To say nobody saw KD Cannon coming wouldn’t be accurate. After all, the freshman receiver was one of the top 50 recruits in the country last year, when he chose Baylor over schools like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. But this — well, this is almost too good to be true. With Baylor’s non-conference schedule complete, […]

International studies major celebrates sixth decade at Baylor

Dwight Eisenhower was president and the Korean War was drawing to a close in 1953 when a type-written press release announced a new major at Baylor. “Foreign Service,” as it was known in the beginning, would become the International Studies major of today, a course of study that is truly educating students for worldwide leadership […]

Baylor Twitter, Instagram accounts top 30,000 followers

Recent surveys show about 20% of American adults are on Twitter, and about the same number is on Instagram. When you consider that Baylor has about 160,000 living alumni, that suggests the university should have about 30,000 followers on each platform. Lo and behold, that’s exactly where Baylor sits today. In the last month, Baylor’s official Twitter […]

Baylor profs honored for excellence in teaching and mentoring

If you were to look inside the classrooms at Baylor, you’d quickly see some of the nation’s best professors teaching and mentoring future Baylor alums. Already this fall, two Baylor professors have been recognized for excellence in working with students in their disciplines. Dr. Wade Rowatt, professor of psychology and neuroscience, and Dr. Andrea Dixon, associate professor […]


Blake H. Thomas

Congratulations to Blake H. Thomas, academic affairs/research, and spouse, Alexis, on the birth of their son, Charles Clay Thomas, August 8, 2014.

Rachel Erwin

Rachel Erwin, constituent engagement, and spouse, Andrew, on the birth of their son, Hayes Taylor Erwin, August 22, 2014.

Ryan Blagg

Ryan Blagg, athletics, and spouse, Lindsay, on the birth of their son, Cooper Marshall Blagg, August 6, 2014.

Ryan Surratt

Ryan Surratt, school of social work, and spouse, Mandy, on the birth of their son, Christian Avery Sterling Surratt, August 14, 2014.

With Sympathy

Jessica McGrew

Sympathies to Baylor student, Jessica McGrew, on the death of her step-sister, Linda Bower, on September 10, 2014.

Velma Dwyer

Sympathies to the family of Velma Dwyer, retired Baylor staff member, who passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Patt Black

Sympathies to Patt Black, ITS-Client Services on the death of her mother, Margaret Flores on September 5, 2014.

CJ Jackson

Sympathies to CJ Jackson, Hankamer School of Business, on the death of her husband, Michael Yearty on September 5, 2014.

Business Insider: The 20 best Business Schools For Networking

Sept. 16, 2014
Graduateprograms.com ranked the nation’s best business schools for networking with Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business at No. 11. “A strong alumni network can make all the difference in making connections and landing interviews at top companies.” The website determined the top alumni networks based on more than 70,000 student reviews. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the Hankamer School of Business.)

KUAF-FM (Fayetteville, Ark.): Illinois River Basin Pact Progress Report

AUDIO: In this NPR interview, Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, is mentioned for his efforts to help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas about the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams. King was awarded a $600,000 grant to conduct water quality tests to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the rivers. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote the news release for this story in April and covers research and faculty in the biology department.)

KWKT-TV (Waco): Baylor achieves record highs in fall enrollment and student diversity

Sept. 18, 2014
Baylor has announced a record fall enrollment of 16,263 students and a record freshman class of 3,259 first-year students, but the University also is celebrating increased diversity, rising retention rates across the board and its highest ever U.S. News ranking. Quoted is Sinda Vanderpool, Ph.D., associate vice provost for academic enrollment management. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers Enrollment Management.)

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Students toil to put names to bodies of migrants

Sept. 15, 2014
The McClatchy-Tribune wire picks up Claire Osborn’s Austin American-Statesman feature story on the Reuniting Families Project of Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her team of forensic anthropologists and students, who exhumed remains during the summer at a Texas border cemetery to identify them and return them to their families. Interviewed are Baker and Eva Abernathy, a senior anthropology major from Round Rock, Texas. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering anthropology faculty and research and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012. Lewis arranged for these interviews with Baker and Abernathy.)

Award-winning Author Amy Tan Will Speak at Baylor’s Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities on Sept. 29

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) — <i>The New York Times</i>-bestselling author Amy Tan, author of <i>The Joy Luck Club</i>, will discuss her new book, <i>The Valley of Amazement</i>, and also the value of the humanities during the Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities at Baylor University on Monday, Sept. 29.

Baylor School of Music Presents Fall Lyceum Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – The Baylor School of Music will host the 38th annual Lyceum Series this fall, which offers the Baylor community an opportunity to participate in a program of mini-residencies by some of the nation’s leading musical authorities.

Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) Presents Fall Seminar Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – Baylor University’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) will welcome several guest speakers for its fall seminar series.

Baylor Achieves Numerous Milestones in Fall Enrollment, Diversity, Across-the-Board Retention

WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.

Sep. 25 11:30am - 1:00pmFall Staff Forum