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.

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.

Our Responsibility in the Protection of Minors

Baylor University is committed to ensure a safe and secure environment for minors who visit our campus as well as faculty, staff and students who have contact with a youth off--campus through a Baylor organization.

W. Tennis. Shankle Begins NCAA Singles Action Wednesday

Baylor women’s tennis senior and Big 12 Conference automatic qualifier Blair Shankle begins 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championship play at 8 a.m. (CT) on Wednesday, May 24, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. No. 3-ranked and No. 5 overall seed Shankle will face Tennessee’s Brittany Lindl in the opening round.

Baseball. Baseball Coach Rodriguez Named Big 12 Coach of the Year

Baylor baseball garnered a league-high 15 end-of-season Big 12 Conference honors, including Steve Rodriguez being named Big 12 Coach of the Year and Montana Parsons earning Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. BU also landed a co-league-high 13 players on the All-Big 12 teams (West Virginia also had 13).

M. Tennis. MT Set For NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships

A trio of Baylor men's tennis players will open play in the NCAA Singles Championship Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

W. Tennis. Shankle Wins ITA National Award

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced Baylor women’s tennis senior Blair Shankle as the national recipient of ITA Most Improved Senior award on Tuesday. She was selected from a list of 12 regional award winners and is the third player in Lady Bear history to receive the prestigious honor.

Thank you, Dr. Garland!

If you want to get a sense of David Garland’s place in the Baylor family, just read through the comments left on Facebook earlier this month when Baylor Regents announced the establishment of a $5 million scholarship fund at Truett Seminary in his honor. Over and over again, you’ll see one phrase pop up: “servant leader.” And […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I can stand on my own now because of everything I’ve done at Baylor.”

[We interviewed you last fall! What’s changed for you since then?] “My confidence in myself. I was always confident in myself, but I wasn’t always sure I’d be ready to graduate. You know what? Waking up this morning, I was. It felt right. I have the confidence I’ll be able to support myself and do […]

10 Baylor alumni leading Downtown Waco’s revitalization

If you’ve visited Downtown Waco recently, chances are you’ve seen a new business or building and thought, “That wasn’t here last time,” or “A lot has changed downtown since I was a student!” That even happens with those of us who live here. Downtown Waco is hot right now, and countless Baylor alums are at […]

Baylor professors of the year come from all across the arts and sciences

We’ve reached the end of another academic year at Baylor, when final grades are submitted, seniors are graduated — and Baylor’s professors of the year are named. The Collins Outstanding Professor Award is voted on each year by the outgoing senior class and includes a cash prize of $10,000. Past Collins Professors include Dr. Tom Hanks (1998), […]

Congratulations

Tao Zhu

Congratulations to faculty member Tao Zhu, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research(CASPER)and spouse Shufan, on the birth of their daughter, Yingying, on April 18, 2017

Shawn Bell

Congratulations to staff member Shawn Bell, athletics, and spouse Hali, on the birth of their daughter, Saydi Lindsay Faye Bell, on February 21, 2017.

Yang Li

Congratulations to faculty member Yang Li, engineering and computer science, and spouse Dandan, on the birth of their daughter Anna on March 3,2017.

Renee Hanna

Congratulations to staff member Renee Hanna, office of investments, and spouse Si, on the birth of their daughter Lainey R. Hanna on February 14, 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.

American Heart Association: American Heart Association names new Chief Administrative Officer

May 19, 2017
Baylor graduate Larry Cannon, B.B.A. (Accounting), ’89, is the new chief administrative officer at the American Heart Association’s national headquarters in Dallas.

Bustle: Binge Sleeping is Bad for Creativity — Here’s the Ideal Number You Should Get Instead

May 19, 2017
Irregular sleep – alternating nights of too little sleep with supposed “catch-up” sleep marathons – has a negative effect on creativity and attention, particularly in studio-based disciplines such as interior design, architecture and the fine arts, according to a study by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design at Baylor, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory. The study was published in the Journal of Interior Design.

Caldwell Chapel Blog (Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY): Who is Afraid of Sports? Play, Bodies, and Formation (Part One)

May 11, 2017
AUDIO: John B. White, Ph.D., assistant professor, holder of the Harold and Dottie Riley Professorship in Practical Theology and director of the sport chaplaincy/ministry program at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, shares his perspective in sports chaplain ministry and the spiritual, personal and professional challenges that athletes (and fans alike) face in the midst of major sports.

Caldwell Chapel Blog: (Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY): Who is Afraid of Sports? Play, Bodies, and Formation (Part Two)

May 11, 2017
AUDIO: John B. White, Ph.D., assistant professor, holder of the Harold and Dottie Riley Professorship in Practical Theology and director of the sport chaplaincy/ministry program at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, offers insights to pastoral guidance for those involved in major college sports.

Everyone Likes A Discount. But Is Customized Pricing The Way To Go?

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) – Everyone likes a discount, right? And a discount tailored to your specific purchase patterns sounds even better. But is this approach effective?

What Zombies Can Tell Us about Ourselves: Baylor Professor and Author Talks about ‘Living with the Living Dead’

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) — Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of the walking dead also have reason to take notice, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Spain

WACO, Texas (May 22, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Katerina Levinson has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Spain. Levinson was a University Scholar in Baylor’s Honors College and earned her B.A. magna cum laude earlier this month.

Baylor Junior to Study in U.K. at Fulbright Summer Institute

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – Luke Pederson, a rising junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor University, has received a place with a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University in England. The Fulbright Summer Institute is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

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…