Summer is in full swing, and I hope that whether you are on campus, working, doing research or mission work, or simply recharging for the fall semester, you will find time to stay connected to the University and all that is happening here.
WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – Fifty rising 6th and 7th-grade students from the Waco Independent School District will attend the first Baylor University School of Education sponsored Children’s Defense Fund® Freedom School from June 14 through July 28 at Cesar Chavez Middle School.
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) – Baylor University has recognized 12 faculty members as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2016-2017 academic year.
It might be hard to believe that food insecurity is a problem at a private university like Baylor, but research by Dr. Nathan Alleman, associate professor in Educational Leadership, and doctoral student Cara Cliburn Allen has shown that hunger exists at Baylor.
Things may be different on campus during the summer, but that doesn't mean you don't have access to fun and fitness as you attend summer classes. Here you will find summer hours of operation for dining, the McLane Student Life Center, the Pullin Family Marina, and the Game Room at the Bill & Vera Daniel Student Union Building.
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.
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.
After Baylor baseball’s very successful second season under Steve Rodriguez, 18 players have been assigned to play in various summer collegiate leagues across the country. The yearly tradition allows players to keep improving their skills in a live-game atmosphere against some of the country’s top talent.
Baylor women’s tennis sophomore Jessica Hinojosa will represent Mexico at the 29th World University Games in in Chinese Taipei on August 19-30. She will compete alongside more than 5,000 athletes representing more than 120 countries in 22 sports.
After opening the tournament with a perfect first day at the Davis Cup for Honduras, Baylor men’s tennis junior Jimmy Bendeck went on to collect two more doubles victories and a singles win in Montevideo, Uruguay.
You probably hear this a lot — but this might be the best video you see all day. Recent Baylor graduate Samuel Azide, BBA ’17, proposed to his girlfriend Anitria Flores, BA ‘15, last month in one of the most exciting ways possible: a flash mob. While celebrating his graduation dinner at Waco restaurant 1424, […]
When Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, assumed the role of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq last September, he added another link into a 33-year chain of service with the U.S. Department of State that began shortly after he graduated from Baylor. For more than three decades, Silliman has worked in places like Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia and […]
Every summer, we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. The incoming Bears in this sneak peek include students who reached milestones and earned honors that resonated in their hometowns, across the state and across the country. Here’s an early look at the class of […]
Why is U2 so popular across the globe? How much of our idea of heaven and hell is actually from the Bible? And why are we so obsessed with zombies? Such are the questions that Dr. Greg Garrett, a Baylor professor of creative writing, literature, film and theology, asks in the dozens of books and articles he’s written […]
Congratulations to staff member Erin Shoemake, office of the executive vice president and provost for academic affairs, and husband Joel, on welcoming daughter Naomi to their family, born March 23, 2017.
Congratulations to faculty member Stephen Sims, political science, and wife Lillian, on the birth of their daughter Dominica on April 1, 2017.
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
Congratulations to staff member Shawn Bell, athletics, and spouse Hali, on the birth of their daughter, Saydi Lindsay Faye Bell, on February 21, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2017) – A delegation of “Rising Star” researchers at Baylor University participated in the first Baylor Research on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., to share more information about the University and its research initiatives with key policy- and decision-makers.
June 20, 2017 As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a study by Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and Blake Kent, a doctoral candidate in sociology. In contrast, those who try to build a relationship with a god that they do not believe will be there in times of need may feel estranged and even experience a decline in mental health. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
June 20, 2017 Baylor University President Linda Livingstone is included in this list of Texas higher education institution leaders, particularly in the Houston area, about how the American college president looks different than five years ago, according to the results of the American Council on Education’s 2016 college presidency demographic study.
June 19, 2017 Article about how “buddying up” will make you more likely to work out mentions research published in 2016 in the journal Obesity. Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who found that the more frequently the dieter was in contact with friends or family members whom they perceived as fitter or thinner than themselves, the greater the weight loss.
WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.
Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernández is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She responded to President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program.
WACO, Texas (June 15, 2017) – Baylor Club at McLane Stadium has been named ClubCorp’s “Club of the Year” for 2016 and also received the 2016 Gold Circle of Excellence award, the most prestigious performance recognition award given by ClubCorp.
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.
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.…
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…