Open Enrollment is Just Around the Corner

November 1 - 18, 2016 is Baylor's Open Enrollment for benefits that will be in effect for 2017. If you have been considering a change in plans for medical, dental or vision, or want to continue your Flexible Spending Account, you can do so during Open Enrollment.

Baylor Pledges Cooperation with OCR Review

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2016) – On Tuesday evening, the University received notice from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a complaint filed by Baylor’s former Title IX Coordinator. An OCR review of this nature results in a broad, comprehensive look at policies, procedures and practices for a specified number of years: in this case, from the Fall of 2014 to the present. Interim President David E. Garland immediately assured OCR the University will cooperate fully with the investigation.

Outstanding Staff

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Memorial service for David Grotberg Wednesday

Baylor University will hold a memorial service for David Grotberg, a sophomore University Scholar from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

W. Golf. Women’s Golf Wins Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Baylor women’s golf won the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown by eight strokes after shooting 10-under-par 278 in Tuesday’s final round at Boulder Creek Country Club. The Bears finished the 36-hole tournament at 25-under 551, and Amy Lee birdied her final two holes to claim her career-first individual title.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Sweeps Royal Oaks Titles

Baylor men's golf continued its stretch of great play in the final round and cruised to its first-ever Royal Oaks Intercollegiate team championship. The Bears (-31) bested second place Houston (+1) by an impressive 32-stroke margin, and Matthew Perrine and Braden Bailey shared the individual title at 10-under 203.

M. Basketball. Coach Drew Big 12 Media Day Quotes

Coach Drew Big 12 Media Day Quotes

M. Golf. Baylor Men’s Golf Leads Royal Oaks Intercollegiate By 29 Strokes

Baylor men’s golf owns a commanding lead over the 11-team field, shooting 27-under-par 710, in Monday’s two rounds at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.

Big 12 schools aren’t just rivals — they’re partners, too

The popularity and frequency of college athletic contests often lead us as fans to think of other Big 12 Conference schools as our opponents, someone we must fight against and try to beat, at all costs. But outside of the world of athletics, Baylor partners with other Big 12 schools (yes, even Texas and TCU) on a regular basis; it just […]

Unique class hymns welcome Baylor freshmen to campus each fall

While it’s common for incoming freshmen to be welcomed to college by campus leaders, it’s not so common for that encouragement to come in the form of a hymn — but that’s what we do at Baylor. Since 2008, each class of freshmen has received its own unique message of encouragement and hope written by University Chaplain Burt Burleson, […]

What’s it like to have a professor living in your dorm?

One of the strongest memories I have of my first days at Baylor was meeting the professor who lived in my residence hall. She invited us into her home and fed us all kinds of snacks and goodies while asking us about our fears, doubts and excitements about our new phase in life as college freshmen. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Everywhere I walk on campus there are memories…”

“I was student body president. ’99 to ’01. Why did I run for student body president? I love the school, and I loved representing the students, so it was a good fit for me. … We got fall break, we got Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, got Bear Bucks on campus, got the City […]


Rebekah Johnson

Congratulations to staff member Rebekah Johnson, Truett Seminary, and spouse Junius, on the birth of their daughter Sophie on September 10, 2016.

Ed Rogers

Congratulations to staff member Ed Rogers, counseling services, and spouse Elizabeth, on the birth of their son, Joseph David Rogers, on August 27, 2016.

Cameron Talley

Congratulations to Cameron Talley, university libraries, and spouse Megan, on the birth of their son Samuel Walden Stewart, on September 2, 2016.

Joshua Ogden

Congratulations to staff member Joshua Ogden, ITS Client Services, and spouse Krista, on the birth of their son Cooper on August 30, 2016.

With Sympathy

Dr. William Jensen

Sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. William Jensen, Professor Emeritus of Art, who passed away on October 10, 2016.

Donna Powell

Sympathies to Donna Powell, Senior Lecturer in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Linda Caton, on October 12, 2016.

Ashlyn Gill

Sympathies to Baylor student, Ashlyn Gill, on the passing of her father, Mr. Charles Gill, who passed away on October 8, 2016.

Emma Gotcher

Sympathies to Baylor student, Emerson "Emma" Gotcher, on the passing of her father, Mr. Jeffrey Gotcher, who passed away on October 8, 2016. Book outlines false historical accusations against Catholic Church

Oct. 21, 2016
Review of “Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History,” a new book by Rodney Stark, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor.

Netscape What’s New: Why Your Diet Just Isn't Working

Oct. 23, 2016
Article about recent research by Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Hankamer School of Business, that found that many diet plans are doomed because dieters adopt the wrong strategies, ditching their favorite foods altogether in favor of ones that are less desirable. Instead, it is better for people to eat healthy foods they actually enjoy and allow themselves occasional treats (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers business research and faculty.)

Newsmax: Salena Zito: Trump Rose as GOP Ignored Its Own Blueprint

Oct. 21, 2016
Curt Nichols, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Science, is quoted in this article about how this election season has affected the blueprint of the Republican party to reach out to key groups.

Speakers to Address Challenges, Transformations in ‘Higher Learning’ Symposium Hosted by Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning

WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2016) — The 2016 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture will focus on “Higher Learning” with nearly 200 presenters exploring the promise and challenges in contemporary colleges and universities.
Each year, the Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture,

Baylor University and South Texas College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2016) – Baylor University and South Texas College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Baylor Mourns Passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Rohm, Retired Southern Baptist Missionary

WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Hazel Rohm, a beloved Southern Baptist emeritus missionary who served for more than half a century in Nigeria. Rohm finished her mission on Oct. 17 at the age of 90, when she went to spend eternity with her God and Savior. Services will be held Dec. 8 and 9 in Iwo, Nigeria, where she will be buried.

Physician, Historian to Discuss ‘Medical Miracles,’ Intersection of Science and Religion at Charles Edmonson Historical Lectures

WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Jacalyn Duffin, Ph.D., M.D., will give two lectures on the history of medicine for the 2016 Charles Edmonson Historical Lectures at Baylor University. The lectures are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room 240 of the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.