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Responding in Prayer

In these days, as we begin another school year and especially do so as our nation is struggling with a darkness upon us, we are called again to be faithful and “light the ways” of our time. Dr. Livingstone is challenging us to respond prayerfully this Friday. As individuals, as small groups, and as a gathered faith community, we are invited to pray.

Summer dining, fun, fitness

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.

New Faculties-in-Residence announced

Dr. Candi K. Cann and Dr. Clay Butler will serve as Faculties-in-Residence at North Village Texana House and Martin Hall respectively beginning in the fall.

Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

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.

W. Soccer. Soccer Cruises to 5-0 Win Over ULL in Season Opener

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer (1-0) blew by Louisiana-Lafayette (0-1) in the team’s 2017 season opener, downing the Ragin’ Cajuns, 5-0, on Friday afternoon at Betty Lou Mays Field.

Football. Bicknell Followed Dad, Brother Into Coaching

Like Matt Rhule, Baylor wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell didn’t have to look too far to find a coaching role model. It was his dad.

General News. 6 Earn Degrees at August Commencement

In graduation ceremonies held at Baylor on Saturday, six Baylor student-athletes from four sports programs earned undergraduate degrees. Since joining the Big 12 Conference in 1996, 1,733 Baylor student-athletes have earned bachelor's degrees.

W. Soccer. Soccer Opens 2017 Season with Louisiana, Wyoming

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer kicks off its 2017 season at home, hosting Louisiana-Lafayette and Wyoming for a pair of weekend tilts.

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2021

Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,400 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by more than 2,800 […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life.”

Dad: “This is our first. We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life. We’re just really excited about this next chapter of her life. It’s a day of great excitement for us, and pride, and a little bit of nervousness.” Mom: “First time I stepped on this campus, I stopped and […]

Top 10 pieces of advice from alumni for Baylor freshmen

On Facebook earlier this week, Baylor asked a simple question of the university’s 200,000+ followers: What one piece of advice would you share with #Baylor freshmen on their first day of college? Baylor alumni and others were quick to respond, sharing more than 5,000 words worth of wisdom. Feel free to read through all their advice […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s when she fell in love with Baylor.”

Mom: “We had a friend coming with her son, and they said, ‘You should go visit Baylor and some of the schools around there with us!’ We went to Baylor, TCU and SMU; we looked at all three, and that’s when she fell in love with Baylor. Then she came back, and she came back, […]

Congratulations

Amira Alvarado

Congratulations to Amira Alvarado, Undergraduate Admissions in California, and spouse Noel, on the birth of their son, Sebastian Amir Alvarado on April 1. 2017.

Ben Johansen

Congratulations to staff member Ben Johansen, University Libraries, and spouse Heather, on the birth of their son Beau Solomon Johansen, on August 17, 2016.

Christopher Pieper

Congratulations to faculty member Christopher Pieper, sociology, and spouse Stephanie, on the birth of their daughter Audrey Monroe Pieper on June 21, 2017.

Matthea Williams

Congratulations to faculty member Matthea Williams, health, human performance and recreation, and spouse Rafael, on the birth of their son, Israel James Williams on July 8, 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 School of Music: A Harmony of Faith & Music: A Q&A with Dean Gary Mortenson

Aug. 14, 2017
In this Q&A, Baylor School of Music Dean Gary Mortenson discusses the intersection of faith and music in his life. “We’re much richer as human beings if we can understand cultures through their arts, because what you value most, you lift up through your art. It doesn’t keep us materially alive. Music helps keep us spiritually alive,” he said.

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Professor provides tips to photograph eclipse

Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Keith Schubert, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, provides tips to viewers who hope to take photos of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Schubert warns that failure to take proper precautions could damage viewers’ eyes or their cameras. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Be safe when capturing the eclipse

Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Keith Schubert, Ph.D., professor of engineering and computer science, provides tips to viewers who hope to take photos of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Schubert warns that failure to take proper precautions could damage viewers’ eyes or their cameras. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)

This Week at Baylor: Aug. 20-26, 2017

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts, lectures and events, including a performance by Christian songwriter Kari Jobe, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Baylor VETS lounge and a talk with artist John McClanahan about his latest exhibit in the Martin Museum of Art.

Baylor Campus Kitchen Volunteer Speaks at D.C. Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Of the more than 60 universities with a Campus Kitchen, Baylor University was one of only two schools asked to lead a workshop at the 2017 Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) Boot Camp last week in Washington, D.C.

Baylor Freshmen Welcomed to Campus with a Hymn Written for Them

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.

Baylor Professor and Space Weather Scientist Provides Tips for Watching the Total Solar Eclipse, Details on the Next Eclipse

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – For three hours on August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a total solar eclipse. While Waco will not experience a full eclipse, it will be worth viewing, according to a Baylor professor and space weather scientist.

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…

Aug. 19 2:30-4:00pmMeet the Bears
Aug. 21 9:00am - 12:00pmWelcome Breakfast
Aug. 22 5:15-7:30pmStephen Wykstra Lecture
Aug. 26 7:00-9:00pmKari Jobe - The Garden Tour
Sep. 2 6:00pmFootball vs. Liberty
Sep. 5 3:30-5:00pmRussell Moore Lecture
Sep. 7 2:30-3:30pmSET - Demystifying the "Flipped Classroom"
Aug. 19 2:30-4:00pmMeet the Bears
Aug. 20 6:00-9:00pmSoccer vs. Wyoming
Aug. 25 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Florida State
Aug. 25 7:00-10:00pmSoccer at Rice
Aug. 26 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Illinois State
Aug. 27 2:00-4:00pmVolleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara
Aug. 27 5:00-8:00pmSoccer at Houston Baptist