Annual Service Awards Recognize Faculty & Staff

See a copy of the program listing faculty and staff with 5 to 45 years of service to Baylor University.

UPDATE: Baylor to Close at 1:15 p.m. Today (Feb. 23, 2015), Law School Classes Will Be Canceled Following 2:15 p.m. Class

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2015) – Baylor University will close early at 1:15 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 23, 2015) because of inclement weather conditions. Offices will be closed, and all classes after 1:15 p.m. have been canceled. The 2:15 p.m. class at Baylor Law School will be held as scheduled. However, all classes at the law school after 2:15 pm. have been canceled.

Faculty & Staff Go Above & Beyond the Campaign!

The Waco McLennan County United Way newsletter shares how Baylor Faculty and Staff went above and beyond for the annual campaign.

Additional Benefits for Faculty & Staff

If it has been a while since you perused the list of additional benefits available for faculty and staff, refresh your memory.

M. Basketball. No. 19 MBB Hosts No. 20 WVU for #EveryoneInBlack

Baylor's 19th-ranked men's basketball teams hosts No. 20 West Virginia at 3 p.m. CT Saturday on ESPNU. The game is Baylor's second-annual #EveryoneInBlack, with fans encouraged to wear black with the team.

Baseball. No. 25 Baseball Set for First Road Series at Cal State Fullerton

No. 25 Baylor (6-2) embarks upon its first road trip of the 2015 season to face Cal State Fullerton (2-5) for a three-game weekend series.

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Picked No. 1 In Big 12 Poll

For the third time in four years, the Baylor women's tennis team has been unanimously selected to claim the Big 12 regular season championship by a vote of the league's head coaches, conference officials announced Thursday.

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Completes Road Trip At Northwestern, Ohio State

Baylor's sixth-ranked women's team will wrap up its four-match road trip this weekend with two more ranked foes as the Bears travel to No. 33 Northwestern Friday and No. 19 Ohio State Sunday.

First African American to play SWC football was a Baylor Bear

Fifty years ago this fall, a young man from Elgin, Texas, enrolled at Baylor with plans to walk on to the football team. A year later, that man — John Hill Westbrook, BA ’69 — made history as the first African American to play a down of football in the Southwest Conference. Westbrook’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

Professors’ app helps parents detect eye disease in babies

Most new parents take hundreds of pictures of their newborns. Thanks to a pair of Baylor professors, those photos can now be used to screen for pediatric eye cancer — a simple act that could save the eyesight (and maybe even the lives) of children before it’s too late. Baylor chemistry professor Bryan Shaw and computer […]

A snowy morning at Baylor

It’s been years since the Baylor campus got as much snow as we saw here Wednesday morning, as large, fluffy flakes quickly coated already cool surfaces. It snowed hard for about two hours, but the snow disappeared almost as quickly as it arrived; by midday, it was almost completely melted, as the sun came out and temperatures jumped […]

Baylor alum named Texas Superintendent of the Year — again

For the second time in four years, the state of Texas’ Superintendent of the Year is a Baylor graduate. This year’s American Association of School Administrators honoree, Dr. Michael McFarland, BBA ’93, EDD ’05, completed both his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at Baylor. (Apparently his leadership skills were on display early; McFarland also served as a team […]

Congratulations

Andrea Turner

Congratulations to Andrea Turner, university libraries, and spouse, Bradley, on the birth of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Turner, November 19, 2014.

Austin Kertesz

Congratulations to Austin Kertesz, student learning and engagement, and spouse, Arielle, on the birth of their daughter, Georgia Claire Kertesz, December 17, 2014.

Emma Wood

Congratulations to Emma Wood, counseling services, and spouse, Russell, on the birth of their daughter, Winnie Beth Wood, December 17, 2014.

Kristen Mainor

Congratulations to Kristen Mainor, educational psychology, and spouse, Frederick, on the birth of their daughter, Leah Julianne Mainor, December 28, 2014.

With Sympathy

Zachary Evans

Sympathies to Baylor student Zachary Evans on the death of his father, Mr. L. Charles (Chuck) Evans, on February 15, 2015.

Billie Gilbert

Sympathies to staff member Billie Gilbert, marketing and communications, on the death of of her father-in-law, Mr. Joe Gilbert, on February 16, 2015.

Francis Beckwith

Sympathies to faculty member Francis Beckwith, philosophy department, on the death of his father, Mr. Harold Beckwith, on Feburary 18, 2015.

Johnny Bhojwani

Sympathies to staff member Johnny Bhojwani, admission services, on the death of his sister, Mrs. Karishma Sham, who passed away on February 2, 2015.

Baptist News Global: Pastoral residencies picking up as churches expand ministry, purpose

Feb. 23, 2015
Nick Deere, B.A. ’09 (University Scholar), M.Div. ’14 (Theology), 2014 the current pastoral resident at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. — one of a growing number of congregations with pastoral resident programs. “It’s a chance to get relevant pastoral experience, and … a chance to continue learning,” Deere says. “Having that will make me better at whatever ministry setting I’m in.”

Baptist News Global: Todd Still named Truett Seminary dean

Feb. 25, 2015
Todd Still has been named dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Still is a New Testament scholar and has served on Baylor’s faculty since 2003. He will be the fifth dean of Truett Seminary. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Baylor Lariat: Starr names Still new dean of seminary

Feb. 25, 2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced the appointment of Dr. Todd D. Still as Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on Wednesday Feb. 25.

Entrepreneur: What Should Employers Do About Misrepresentation?

Feb. 26, 2015
Patricia Wilson, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, provides expert commentary in this Entrepreneur magazine article about employers’ rights when they believe employees have misrepresented information. This story was spurred by the recent acknowledgement by NBC News anchor Brian Williams that he misrepresented his wartime reporting experience. "Most employees are employees at will, meaning that barring a statute or case law that precludes termination, they can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all,” Wilson said. "If those employees are terminated for lying or exaggerating, they have no legal recourse.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Patricia Wilson as an expert source to Entrepreneur. He covers Baylor Law School.)

Baylor Nursing School grant to help develop tool to measure geriatric competencies

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) - Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to partner with Baylor Scott & White Health North and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation to develop, test and validate an evaluation model to measure geriatric competencies.

Baylor Research Finds First Direct Evidence of Gene-Exposure Link in Gulf War Illness

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) — February 28 marks the 24th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. But the end of the war signaled the beginning of a new struggle for thousands of service men and women—their personal battle with Gulf War illness (GWI).

Academy for Leader Development Welcomes Bryan Stevenson for Lecture on “Just Mercy”

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Baylor University’s Academy for Leader Development will welcome Bryan Stevenson, J.D., to its annual lecture series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Waco Hall.

Baylor Lariat TV Newscast Debuts Today at 11 a.m. CT

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – For the first time in its 115-year history, the Baylor Lariat campus newspaper will launch its first television newscast at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 26. Baylor will be one of 12 universities from four continents participating in the Global News Relay.

Feb. 28 1:00-11:00pmSing Performance #6