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President Starr at National Press Club

President Ken Starr spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night. Starr, John Garvey (president of The Catholic University of America) and U.S. Congressman Bill Flores discussed the future of religious freedom in America.

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Evacuation systems test Friday

The monthly test of the outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems will occur this Friday, July 11th between 1:00 and 1:15 PM; please note the time change for this month only. There will be several activations of the systems during this 15 minute period, each activation approximately 30 seconds long.

Revision to Baylor's Travel & Entertainment Policies & Procedures effective July 1

Baylor University's Travel & Entertainment Policies & Procedures have been revised to be effective July 1, 2014.

Baylor Club at McLane Stadium membership special for Baylor Faculty & Staff

We are aware that a number of you were unable to attend our introductory sessions for Faculty and Staff at the conclusion of last semester to learn more about the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium. As a reminder, your Initiation Fee has been satisfied for both membership levels provided you join prior to August 15th, after which this will not be the case.

Baylor Club at McLane Stadium membership special for Baylor Faculty & Staff

We are aware that a number of you were unable to attend our introductory sessions for Faculty and Staff at the conclusion of last semester to learn more about the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium. As a reminder, your Initiation Fee has been satisfied for both membership levels provided you join prior to August 15th, after which this will not be the case.

Football. Hager's Return at MLB Key For Defense's Resurgence

With a healthy Bryce Hager at middle linebacker, Baylor had one of the most dominant defenses in the country. Through the first eight games of last season, the Bears were ranked in the top 10 nationally, giving up just 15.4 points and 306.1 yards per game.

General News. BU Athletics' 2013-14 Academic Highlights

Baylor student-athletes set numerous academic records in 2013-14. The cumulataive GPA for all 19 teams is a 3.25.

Track. Bromell Helps United States Win World Junior Championships Title

Baylor track and field freshman Trayvon Bromell ran the second leg on the United States' gold-medal winning 4x100-meter relay team that posted a 38.70 on Saturday at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field.

Track. Holmes Places Third At World Junior Championships

Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes took third in the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle finals with a time of 50.07 Friday at Hayward Field.

Baylor among nation’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ for 5th time in 6 years

For the fifth time in six years, Baylor University has been named one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For” following a nationwide survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Perhaps more impressively, Baylor made the study’s Honor Roll — the best of the best — for the fourth straight year, as one of just […]

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2018

Orientation for this fall’s freshmen is complete, and Line Camp is nearly done as well. So what are Baylor’s newest students like? Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the faces who make up Baylor’s Class of 2018: * Friends tell identical twins Abbey and Caroline Haines apart by their hair; Abbey, the older of the two, wears […]

Baylor Line Camp sets participation record for 8th straight year

Another summer of Baylor Line Camps is nearly over, and with more than 2,000 expected participants, this year’s group of incoming students was bigger than ever. [See photos from this year's Line Camps.] Of course, that’s become a regular occurrence for the program. Since the program began in 2003, attendance has grown every year but […]

Bears sweep Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors for 2nd time in 3 years

For the second time in three years, Baylor has swept the Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors. Bryce Petty was named Male Athlete of the Year, while Odyssey Sims was the league’s Female Athlete of the Year. To put Baylor’s sweep in perspective: Baylor is the first Big 12 school to sweep both titles, […]

Congratulations

Aimee Danley

Aimee Danley, biology, and spouse, Patrick, on the birth of their son, Walker Danley, June 12, 2014.

Brett Bufton

Brett Bufton, athletics, and spouse, Kristen, on the birth of their daughter, Finley Jo Bufton, June 2, 2014.

Daniel Hare

Daniel Hare, law school, and spouse, Adrienne, on the birth of their son, Griffin Patrick Hare, May 17, 2014.

Devan Jonklaas

Devan Jonklaas, chemistry and biochemistry, and spouse, Hannah, on the birth of their daughter, Amy Rose V. Jonklaas, May 30, 2014.

With Sympathy

Bill Hockaday

Sympathies to faculty member Bill Hockaday, geology department, on the death of his father, William C. Hockaday on July 25, 2014.

Teri Dobbs

Sympathies to Teri Dobbs, student financial aid, on the death of her father-in-law, Claude R. Dobbs, on July 23, 2014.

Amy McCauley

Sympathies to Amy McCauley, event services, on the death of her mother, Kathleen Cooper on July 21, 2014.

Christina Chan-Park and Jerry Park

Sympathies to Christina Chan-Park, University Libraries, and her husband, Jerry Park, Sociology, on the death of her father, Michael Chan, on July 20, 2014.

Christian Post: God Doing the Impossible: FCA Ghana Director Vincent Asamoah

July 25, 2014
Feature about 2008 Truett Seminary graduate Vincent Asamoah and his calling into sports ministry. Asamoah is director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Ghana.

Deseret News: To commemorate World War 1, reverend helps believers respond to war through prayer

July 28, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted about how religious beliefs pervaded all aspects of World War I, from the justifications offered by political leaders to the inspiration for soldiers in the trenches. Jenkins is the author of the recently-published book “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote a story about Jenkins’ book and pitched it to Deseret News and other media outlets in May.)

Forbes: The (Atrocious) Luck of the Dinosaurs

July 28, 2014
Article showcases the research work of Dan Peppe, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. He is one of 11 international experts whose study supports claims that dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history.
(Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers geology.)

KWBU-FM (Waco public radio/NPR affiliate): Migrating Grocery Stores Leave Food Deserts In Central Waco

July 25, 2014
AUDIO INCLUDED: Shamethia Webb, a regional director at Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, is quoted in this article about the migration of large grocery stores and the "food deserts" they leave behind. According to a preliminary Baylor University study released earlier this year, food deserts span large portions of Waco. Webb said that people turn to convenience stores with options that are not as healthy.

Dinosaurs Fell Victim to Perfect Storm of Events, Study Shows

WACO, Texas (July 28, 2014) — Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say.

Baylor School of Education Students Develop New Bear Habitat Curriculum

WACO, Texas (July 23, 2014) – As many as 20 school groups visit Baylor’s Bear Habitat in one week. And each group receives a guided tour conducted by student members of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce—the official keepers of the live bear mascots. Chamber members have been sharing their bear knowledge with visitors for decades, but when Chamber wanted to develop a more formal program for school groups, they turned to the School of Education for help.

Baylor Researcher to Present at Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship on Thursday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Veterans Health Research Program in Baylor University's Institute of Biomedical Studies, is scheduled to present Thursday during the Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship at Baylor Scott & White's Temple campus.

Baylor University welcomes solar car teams, vehicles to campus Wednesday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Baylor University will welcome 25 high school Solar Car Challenge teams – and their vehicles – to campus on Wednesday.

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