WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – At its February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved the best practice recommendations of a six-member Governance Review Task Force that completed a detailed, independent review of the Board’s governance policies and practices. Over its two-day meeting, the board also heard a number of reports, including those on the ongoing implementation of recommendations received in May, the University’s presidential search, SACSCOC reaccreditation, admissions and athletics.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2017) – Michael Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.
First responders with the Waco Fire Department and Baylor Department of Public Safety will participate in an exercise on campus at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, to evaluate the various agencies’ response in the event of a fire at Old Main, Draper and Burleson.
No. 4/4 Baylor women’s basketball (25-2, 14-1) and No. 8/8 Texas (21-5, 14-1) collide at 8 p.m. (CT) on Monday, Feb. 20, inside the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The winner will take a one-game advantage in the Big 12 regular season title race.
Baylor men's golf shot a final round 4-under-par 284 on Sunday to win The All-American Intercollegiate, presented by Coca-Cola, at Golf Club of Houston. The Bears finished at 28-under 836, five strokes in front of No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt.
Sure, parents of college students everywhere send encouraging text messages and the occasional box of cookies to their kids away at college. But Baylor parents take it a step further, truly becoming part of the Baylor family. Whether they live close to campus or thousands of miles away, here are four special ways Baylor parents support Baylor students: […]
At first glance, the images in “Someone to See,” a video by digital photographic and video artist Zach Nader, BFA ’07, appear both familiar and a bit disorienting. There’s a reason for that — Nader takes images from the world of advertising and fashion and digitally manipulates them to help viewers see them in a […]
On June 2, 1967, Barbara Walker, BA ’67, graduated from Baylor with her degree in sociology. When she crossed the Commencement stage and received her diploma that day, Walker earned the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from Baylor. (Just moments before, her classmate, Robert Gilbert, BA ’67, had received his degree in history […]
Her: “He is going to serenade my little for her basket for Basket Week. … The sororities will do this thing where they’ll get a big, who’s like their sorority mom, who’s in the pledge class above them. That big will put together a series of baskets full of all kinds of t-shirts, goodies and […]
Congratulations to staff member Jamie Justice, sponsored programs, and husband James on the birth of their son, James Clayton Justice, on December 16, 2016.
Renee & Andrew Meyer
Congratulations to faculty members Renee Umstaddt Meyer and Andrew Meyer, health, human performance and recreation, on the birth of their daughter Cora Marie on January 4, 2017.
Congratulations to staff member Hannah King, office of the registrar, and spouse Justin, faculty member in Religion and the Honors College, on the birth of their son, Grayson Skinner King, on December 6, 2016.
Congratulations to Amos Barker, student financial aid, and spouse Alisha, on the birth of their daughter Juliana Alexa on November 21,2016.
Feb. 13, 2017 Essay about controlling technology in our lives cites seven tips from James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, about how to take control of your digital life.
Feb. 16, 2017 Colleen Peters, an environmental sciences doctoral student in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, found sunfish in the Brazos River are being negatively affected by the litter in the river. Peters said that 45 percent of the fish she studied had “microplastics” in their guts and 96 percent of the plastics in the sunfish were microfibers. Peters caught hundreds of fish in the Brazos between Lake Whitney and the Falls of the Brazos near Marlin. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the environmental sciences department.)
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Daniel Falk, Ph.D., professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State University, will lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2017) – In recognition of the National Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25, Baylor Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) students joined together to plan ECS Week, their adaptation of the event.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Fifteen soloists and four chamber groups have been selected as winners of this year’s <i>Semper Pro Musica</i> Solo and Chamber Music Competition within Baylor University’s School of Music. To celebrate their accomplishments, the student winners will take to the stage May 25 at renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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…