I truly enjoyed my first-ever Family Weekend as President and the opportunity to interact with so many members of our extended Baylor Family – parents, brothers and sisters, guardians, friends and others who support our students.
Sept. 18, 2017 Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can impact the ecosystem. “With extreme events like this, we need to understand what’s happened, we need to learn from it, and hopefully that will help us when we face future scenarios to be more resilient,” Brooks said. He and his colleagues have tested water quality on Dickinson Bayou southeast of Houston to examine the environmental impact of elevated floodwaters. (Tonya B. Hudson, director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged for the reporter to interview Dr. Brooks. She covers environmental science research and faculty at Baylor.)
Starting this fall break and again during spring break, Baylor Missions will be sending teams of Baylor students, faculty and staff to work on various relief projects in south Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions teams will be partnering with various community groups and relief efforts, who are already mobilizing, identifying needs and sharing hope as they help communities rebuild their lives. For more information or to apply, go to: www.baylor.edu/missions/txrelief.
Our hearts ache for those impacted by the unprecedented devastation from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast and in Houston and southeast Texas. Many among our Baylor Family -- alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff -- have been personally affected by this catastrophic storm. While in Waco, we have been spared any storm damage, we are ever mindful of the needs of those in the storm's path.
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.
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.
Since 2005, Baylor’s Department of Sociology, along with the university’s Institute for Studies of Religion, has been conducting national surveys of American religious beliefs, values and behaviors. They’ve delved into topics such as American secularism, megachurches, religion’s influence on voters, and whether Americans believe in healing prayer. Their results are often surprising, provocative, even incendiary […]
This past summer, 12 Baylor pre-health students signed up for an internship at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. It’s an area that has seen a spike in the refugee population, primarily from Somalia, due to the proximity of a Tyson Foods plant that provides many immigrants with jobs. Unfortunately, that also makes it an […]
“We are here with Alpha Phi Omega, which is a co-ed service fraternity, and we run the blood drive twice a year. This semester is really special, because all the donations are going towards the victims in Houston. I’m hoping the purpose of this will touch the hearts of a lot more people, and hopefully […]
The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2017! If you haven’t already, it’s time to make your plans for Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 19-21 and schedule your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-West Virginia football […]
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.
Sept. 18, 2017 Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University, is among the guests discussing food insecurity and the role of social services like school lunch programs, on-campus food pantries and SNAP plays for families in need. “The Source” on Texas Public Radio is a daily program that invites newsmakers and experts to give life, context and breadth to the events and issues affecting San Antonio.
Sept. 20, 2017 Southern Living Magazine named Baylor one of the top 21 most beautiful college campuses in the south. The magazine highlighted the architecture of Baylor buildings, as well as Burleson Quadrangle, Armstrong Browning Library and McLane Stadium.
Sept. 18, 2017 The Baylor Songleaders traveled to Shanghai, China, this month to perform in the 28th Annual Shanghai Tourism Festival. “We’ve already been invited to come to several other countries and perform and represent America, so we’re excited to hopefully continue to do things like this and really continue to get the mission of Baylor and the Baylor name not just nationally but internationally known,” said Kristen Hankins, director of spirit and traditions.
Sept. 21, 2017 A documentary short by Gustavo Raskosky, a senior film and digital media major at Baylor University, has been selected for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival on Oct. 23 in Hollywood. Raskosky’s film focuses on the use of technology in a virtual reality music video featuring VirtuOSO, the premier pop/a cappella/vocal jazz ensemble at Baylor. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Art critic Jason Kaufman and twin artists Doug and Mike Starn will be discussing their careers and the influence of art on their lives at the 2017 Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation. The event will take place at 7 p.m., Sept. 18 in Roxy Grove Hall.
In response to this weekend’s protests during many of the NFL games, Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., director of Baylor University’s Sports Sponsorship & Sales program, said he is closely watching the “generations” of fans, particularly the season ticket holders and millennials.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) — Baylor students and the Waco community will have the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medalist Isabel Wilkerson during this year’s Beall-Russell Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in Cashion Room 510.
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…