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.

Easter Egg Hunt set for April 6

The ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma invite you, your children and grandchildren to their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 4:30 p.m. April 6.

W. Golf. Lee and Kim Earn Big 12 Women’s Golf Honors

Baylor women's golf junior Amy Lee became the first Big 12 Player of the Year in program history, and redshirt sophomore Dylan Kim joined Lee on the 2017 All-Big 12 Women’s Golf Team, the conference office announced Friday.

Baseball. Baseball Continues Big 12 Road Swing at Kansas this Weekend

Baylor baseball continues its nine-game road swing in Big 12 play with a three-game set at Kansas this weekend. Games are scheduled for 6 p.m. CT Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, all on ESPN3.

Track. Track & Field Readies For Red Raider Shootout

Baylor's track and field program will compete in its final regular season meet by traveling to the Red Raider Shootout hosted by Texas Tech Friday in Lubbock, Texas.

Softball. No. 13 SB Hosts Oklahoma State for Weekend Big 12 Series

WACO, Texas – The No. 13/15 Baylor Lady Bears (37-9, 9-3 Big 12) opens its final full home Big 12 series, facing RV/NR Oklahoma State (32-17, 11-1 Big 12) April 28-29 at Getterman Stadium.

Four Bears headed abroad thanks to prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

The fact that it’s become commonplace for multiple Baylor students to earn Fulbright honors in a single school year — see here, here and here for examples — might make you think such honors are no big deal. Quite the opposite, actually; the Fulbright Award is one of the most competitive and prestigious honors a college student can receive, […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We have adopted two sons from foster care.”

“I graduated in ’07 – almost a decade ago! I was a studio art major. Now I’m living in Waco; I stay at home with my kiddos. My husband is a pastor here in Waco. We have been foster parents for the last four years, and we have adopted two sons from foster care. One […]

Three Baylor employees reach 50 years of service to the university

Thousands of Baylor alumni return to campus each year for Homecoming. From the day they’re born, future Bears are taught “That Good Old Baylor Line” and how to do a proper sic ’em. And those who decide to continue their careers at Baylor — regularly on the list of “Great Colleges to Work For” — tend to […]

Baylor Trumpets win nationals for fourth time in eight years

For the fourth time in eight years, Baylor Trumpets have won first place in the National Trumpet Competition! This year, it was the Trumpets’ “Green” ensemble that took first in the Large Ensemble Division. [Watch their title-winning performance below.] Out of the 157 trumpeters who applied to this national competition in Colorado, 14 members of the […]

Congratulations

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.

Richard Jordan

Congratulations to faculty member Richard Jordan, political science, and spouse Dana, on the birth of their daughter Ellavere Jordan on February 6, 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 Lariat: Livingstone envisions bright future

April 27, 2017
Dr. Linda A. Livingstone is set to take office as Baylor’s 15th – and first female – president on June 1. Incoming Lariat Editor-in-Chief Bailey Brammer spoke with Dr. Livingstone about her plans for the future of the university, her background at Baylor, what led her back to the university and how she will interact with students.

Indianapolis Star: Pulliam: Private sector tackles homelessness

April 27, 2017
This article cites a study by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and non-resident ISR Research Fellow William Wubbenhorst. Their study of the homeless revealed that faith-based organizations provide 58 percent of emergency shelter beds in the 11 cities surveyed across the nation, in addition to providing an array of vital services such as education, healthcare and job training that are necessary for long-term recovery and independence.

Inside Tucson Business: Validate your public relations skills for yourself and others

April 28, 2017
This story cites a Baylor study finding that accredited public relations practitioners possess more confidence in providing ethical counsel to senior leadership than their non-accredited peers. Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media, conducted the national study, which also found that Millennials pursuing careers in public relations not only do not feel prepared to offer advice on ethics to their companies, but they do not expect to face ethical dilemmas at work.

MSN Lifestyle: Erratic Sleep Habits May Be As Bad As No Sleep

April 27, 2017
Irregular sleep patterns – skimping on sleep, then trying to make up for it by lengthy sleep later – impairs creativity and the ability to concentrate, according to a Baylor study published in the Journal of Interior Design. Researchers Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, and Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, found that students think they are getting more sleep than they are.

Stewardship Is Good Business: Baylor University’s New Business Campus Achieves LEED Gold Certification

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally Hankamer School of Business. The dynamic new facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015, has been awarded LEED Gold certification after satisfying rigorous standards that address the building’s environmental impact.

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Taiwan

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Taylor Demons, who earned her B.A. in international studies in December 2016, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan.

Baylor Model United Nations Team Honored at National Conference

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – The Baylor Model United Nations (MUN) team received Outstanding Position Paper Awards in five of the seven committees in which they participated—the same number of position paper awards that the team received in the last three years combined—at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where thousands of students from more than 100 nations participated in a simulation of the U.N.

Graduate School Hosts Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) – Baylor University’s Graduate School will host an open house for the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.

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…