Bookstore celebrates Dr. Seuss Friday

The Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store celebration for Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 6.

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.

Baseball. Baseball Postpones Wednesday Game vs. Sam Houston State

Due to weather, Baylor has postponed its Wednesday game against Sam Houston State at Baylor Ballpark, the program announced Tuesday.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Tied for Eighth at Cabo Collegiate

The No. 6-ranked Baylor men's golf team shot 6-over-par 290 in Monday's second round of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate. The round moved the Bears up two spots into a three-way tie for eighth place, four strokes out of the top five.

National survey finds Baylor in highly regarded company

You likely have green and gold on your mind a lot, and could quickly explain to anyone why Baylor is special, why our football team deserves a playoff spot, or how a professor or program impacted your life. But what do people who don’t have that personal connection think of when they think of Baylor? […]

Scenes from Sing 2015

Saturday night marked the final night for All University Sing 2015, and with the final showing came the naming of this year’s top groups. [PHOTOS: See almost 200 pictures from this year’s performances] Phi Kappa Chi won 1st place for their act, “Dust Bowl Days.” The Baylor Lariat agreed, describing their performance as “the best thing […]

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 […]


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.

Amarillo Globe-News: Great Preacher Series brings back familiar faces

Feb. 27, 2015
As part of the Great Preacher Series, David Garland, Ph.D., interim provost of Baylor University, and Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, will serve as guest preachers at First Baptist Church Amarillo. Garland will speak on May 3 and Gregory on Oct. 4. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the seminary.)

Inside Higher Ed/WAMC-FM (Albany, NY/NPR): Academic Minute: Viking Social Standing

March 3, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Davide Zori, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, talks about Viking social structures and the Vikings' love of parties, power and politics in Iceland, where many immigrated centuries ago. Zori, an archeologist and scholar of medieval literature, conducted National Science Foundation-funded research at Mosfell farmstead in Iceland, where he is archeological field director. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this segment.)

KLTV (Tyler): Tyler Teen Carries a Jerry All the Way to College

March 2, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor sophomore Kate Russell organized a fundraising event called "Carry a Jerry Run" through the Baylor organization SIGHT to raise money for the Parental Care Ministries of her hometown of Tyler, Texas. The aim of the race was to represent what it is like for Ugandan children to carry a jerry can for miles to fetch water. Nearly $3,000 was raised during the event.

Long Beach Press-Telegram: Port of Long Beach appoints two new executives

Feb. 25, 2015
Glenn Farren, B.B.A. ’91 (marketing), has been named as an executive for supply chain optimization for the Long Beach port. In his newly created position with the port, his job will be to improve relationships with companies doing business on port property.

Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, authored by researchers from Baylor University, Texas A&M University and the University of California-Davis, examines the attitudes and preferences of white males toward black males by analyzing what affects the probability of choosing a black roommate at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Visiting Professor to Spell Out Muslim Impact on Philosophy

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – David DiPasquale, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor in the department of political science and Islamic civilization and societies program at Boston College, will share his lecture "Alfarabi in Thirty Words: An Introduction to his Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle" from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.

New “Waco History” Website and Mobile App, Created by Baylor University, Showcase Central Texas Heritage

WACO, Texas (March 2, 2015) — A "virtual museum" to help tourists and residents learn about the rich history of Waco and Central Texas has debuted as a joint venture of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and Baylor’s The Texas Collection.

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.